1998 St. Louis Rams season

1998 St. Louis Rams season
Head coach Dick Vermeil
Owner Georgia Frontiere
Home field Trans World Dome
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 5th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers DE Kevin Carter

The 1998 St. Louis Rams season was the team’s 61st year with the National Football League (NFL) and the fourth season in St. Louis. It was the second year for head coach Dick Vermeil. The team failed to improve on its 5–11 record from 1997, and instead finished the season 4–12 and missed the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season, during which they had compiled a league-worst 45–99 record. Despite all of this, the Rams showed many signs of life during the season when they beat playoff teams such as the New York Jets (who would make the AFC Championship game during the season) and the New England Patriots (who would make a wild card). Some skeptics claim that those 2 wins helped them build signs of strong life into next season, when they won Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1998 St. Louis Rams draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Grant Wistrom  Defensive end Nebraska
      Made roster  

[1]

Roster

1998 St. Louis Rams roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

WeekOpponentResultRecordAttendance
1New Orleans SaintsL 17–240–1
56,943
2Minnesota VikingsL 31–380–2
56,234
3at Buffalo BillsW 34–331–2
65,199
4Arizona CardinalsL 17–201–3
55,832
5Bye
6New York JetsW 30–102–3
55,938
7at Miami DolphinsL 0–142–4
65,418
8San Francisco 49ersL 10–282–5
58,563
9at Atlanta FalconsL 15–372–6
37,996
10at Chicago BearsW 20–123–6
50,263
11at New Orleans SaintsL 3–243–7
46,430
12Carolina PanthersL 20–243–8
50,716
13Atlanta FalconsL 10–213–9
47,971
14at Philadelphia EaglesL 14–173–10
66,155
15New England PatriotsW 32–184–10
48,946
16at Carolina PanthersL 13–204–11
50,047
17at San Francisco 49ersL 19–384–12
68,386

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Atlanta Falcons 14 2 0 .875 442 289 W9
(4) San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 .750 479 328 W1
New Orleans Saints 6 10 0 .375 305 359 L3
Carolina Panthers 4 12 0 .250 336 413 W2
St. Louis Rams 4 12 0 .250 285 378 L2

References

  1. "1998 St. Louis Rams draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 3, 2014.


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