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1997 St. Louis Rams season

The 1997 St. Louis Rams season was the team's 60th year with the National Football League (NFL) and the third season in St. Louis. Still struggling to find answers, the Rams looked to improve on their 6–10 record from 1996 and make the playoffs for the first time since 1989, when the team was still based in Anaheim. The Rams started out the season mediocre, splitting their first four games. However, after beating the Giants at home, things began to unravel, as the Rams lost their next eight games before winning three of their last four to end the season 5–11. This was Dick Vermeil’s first season as head coach of the Rams.

1997 St. Louis Rams season
Head coachDick Vermeil
OwnerGeorgia Frontiere
Home fieldTrans World Dome
Results
Record5–11
Division place5th NFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersDE Kevin Carter

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1997 St. Louis Rams draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 1 Orlando Pace *  Offensive tackle Ohio State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

RosterEdit

1997 St. Louis Rams roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Practice squad {{{practice_squad}}}


Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance Record
1 August 31, 1997 New Orleans Saints W 38–24
64,575
1-0
2 September 7, 1997 San Francisco 49ers L 15–12
64,630
1-1
3 September 14, 1997 at Denver Broncos L 35–14
74,338
1-2
4 September 21, 1997 New York Giants W 13–3
64,642
2-2
5 September 28, 1997 at Oakland Raiders L 35–17
42,506
2-3
6 Bye
7 October 12, 1997 at San Francisco 49ers L 30–10
63,825
2-4
8 October 19, 1997 Seattle Seahawks L 17–9
64,819
2-5
9 October 26, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs L 28–20
64,864
2-6
10 November 2, 1997 at Atlanta Falcons L 34–31
36,583
2-7
11 November 9, 1997 at Green Bay Packers L 17–7
60,093
2-8
12 November 16, 1997 Atlanta Falcons L 27–21
64,299
2-9
13 November 23, 1997 Carolina Panthers L 16–10
64,609
2-10
14 November 30, 1997 at Washington Redskins W 23–20
74,772
3-10
15 December 7, 1997 at New Orleans Saints W 34–27
54,803
4-10
16 December 14, 1997 Chicago Bears L 13–10
66,030
4-11
17 December 20, 1997 at Carolina Panthers W 30–18
58,101
5-11

StandingsEdit

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) San Francisco 49ers 13 3 0 .813 375 265 L1
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 265 314 L2
Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 320 361 L1
New Orleans Saints 6 10 0 .375 237 327 L1
St. Louis Rams 5 11 0 .313 299 359 W1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1997 St. Louis Rams draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 3, 2014.

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