Fan Favorite Moments in Rams History

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There are many NFL franchises that have moved across the country and reinvented themselves, but few
have been more high-profile than the Rams.

One of the big hitters in the NFC, the Rams have often been a dynamic football force that has grabbed
the attention of the league, and every year, NFL fans taking up sportsbook betting offers and promos
have had to consider the Rams as they weigh up their NFL bets.

This storied franchise has been in the headlines for eight decades, and from their days in Cleveland to
their time in Los Angeles and St. Louis – the Rams have provided fans with countless unforgettable
moments. Here are some of the biggest fan-favorite moments in Rams history.

The Fearsome Foursome

No list of fan-favorites from Rams history would be complete without a mention of the Fearsome
Foursome. This defensive line, made up of Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy, and Rosey Grier,
terrorized opposing offenses in the 1960s, providing countless moments of joy for Rams fans.

They were the cornerstone of the Rams front four defense and helped lead the team to five
consecutive division titles from 1967 to 1971. The Fearsome Foursome is still celebrated by Rams fans to
this day, and many consider them to be the best defensive line in NFL history.

The Greatest Show on Turf

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the St Louis Rams put together one of the most electrifying offenses in
NFL history. Dubbed “The Greatest Show on Turf”  this team was led by quarterback Kurt Warner and
featured a talented group of receivers, including Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt.

This high-flying Rams offense took the franchise to its first Super Bowl victory, and in 2000, registered an
NFL record of 7,335 offensive yards. Of the many fan-favorite moments for this all-time great team, the
73-yard touchdown pass thrown by Warner to Bruce in Super Bowl XXXIV will always be remembered.

“The Tackle”

In that 2000 Super Bowl, the Rams were trailing the Tennessee Titans by a score of 23-16, with just six
seconds left in the game. The Titans had the ball on the Rams’ 10-yard line and were poised to tie the
game. That’s when Rams linebacker Mike Jones made what would become known as “The Tackle”.

Jones tackled Titans receiver Kevin Dyson at the one-yard line, just short of the goal line, preserving the
Rams’ victory and securing their first Super Bowl championship. “The Tackle” is still considered one of the most iconic plays in Super Bowl history and is a favorite among Rams fans.

“The Catch”

If there is a moment from that Super Bowl-winning season that can rival “The Tackle” as a fan favorite, it
came in the NFC Championship game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With only four minutes to go, the Rams were trailing 6-5 when Warner launched a high pass toward the
endzone where veteran Ricky Proehl made a memorable catch, the most important of his career, to register a touchdown and send the Rams to the Super Bowl.

Marshall Faulk’s Record-breaking Day

In 2000, Rams running back Marshall Faulk put together one of the most dominant performances in NFL
history. In a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Faulk rushed for 143 yards, caught nine passes for 204
yards, and scored four touchdowns.

His 47 fantasy football points that day still stand as the second-highest total in fantasy football history, and
his performance helped cement his place as one of the greatest running backs of all time. Rams fans still
look back on that game with awe and admiration for Faulk’s incredible talent.

Sam Bradford’s Rookie Season

In 2010, the Rams selected quarterback Sam Bradford with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. Bradford
had an immediate impact, leading the Rams to a 7-9 record and their first winning season since 2003. He
set rookie records for completions and attempts and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Although Bradford’s career with the Rams didn’t pan out the way many had hoped, his rookie season
remains a favorite among Rams fans and produced many great moments.

The highlight of Bradford’s season came on December 26th. In a game against the San Francisco 49ers,
which the Rams won 25-17, he passed the record of most completed passes by a rookie quarterback,
which had been set by Peyton Manning, writing his name into Rams history.

Aaron Donald’s Hits

In recent years, Rams fans have been treated to the dominant play of defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Since being drafted in 2014, Donald has been a force on the Rams’defensive line, earning seven Pro
Bowl selections and five First-Team All-Pro honors.

As the three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Donald has provided many great moments for Rams fans,
and he has often produced his best form in big matchups.

During the Rams’ run to their second-ever Super Bowl, in the 2021 season, Donald was a major presence
and against the Bengals in the championship game, it was his quarterback hit on fourth-and-one that
produced an incompletion and helped the Rams to clinch the game.

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