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There are a few NFL teams based in the state of California – and one is the Los Angeles Rams. They are a professional American Football team (gridiron) situated in the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. The team currently competes in the NFC West Division in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League. Since 2020, the Rams have played their home games at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium, a venue that they share with the other Los Angeles NFL team, the Los Angeles Chargers. The Rams have their headquarters in Agoura Hills, California. 

The team is one of the more historic franchises in the NFL. It was first established in 1936, at the time based in Cleveland, Ohio. They were accordingly named the Cleveland Rams. Homer Marshman owned the Rams, a franchise that included top players like William ‘Bud’ Cooper, Stan Pincura, Harry ‘The Horse’ Mattos, and Mike Sebastian. Damon Wetzel was the General Manager. 

After winning the NFL Championship game in 1945, which was before the Super Bowl era, the team moved over to Los Angeles the following season. The franchise was swiftly replaced in Cleveland by the All-America Football Conference’s Cleveland Browns. The relocated LA Rams then started playing their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – moving to the Anaheim Stadium, Orange County in 1980. The team made its first Super Bowl appearance in 1979 but lost out to the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

After the 1994 NFL season, the Rams relocated to St Louis, Missouri. Five years later, they reached Super Bowl XXXIV and won, after defeating the Tennessee Titans in what was the 1999/2000 Super Bowl. The game included a stand-out performance from Rams quarterback, Kurt Warner. He threw for 414 yards and two touchdowns. This game came to be known as the one-yard Super Bowl, due to the fact that the Titans reached the one-yard line on the final play of the game -- barely failing in their efforts to tie the score. The Rams also reached Super Bowl XXXVI but lost out to the New England Patriots. 

When the 2015 season came to an end, the St. Louis Rams, as they were then known, filed notice with the NFL to move back over to Los Angeles and they returned in 2016. Following this, they reached Super Bowl LIII and once again got beaten by the New England Patriots. 

More recently, the Rams won the Super Bowl after the 2021/22 season, a game where they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20. Their follow-up season, which was the 2022/23 season, saw them fail to make the playoffs.

All About The Los Angeles Rams

During its time in the league, the LA Rams won three NFL Championships and it is the only club in history to win a championship representing three different cities: Cleveland in 1945, LA in 1951 and St Louis in 1999.

The Los Angeles Rams Player Personnel

  • Owner: Stan Kroenke
  • Chairman: Stan Kroenke
  • CEO: Stan Kroenke
  • President: Kevin Demoff
  • Head coach: Sean McVay
  • General manager: Les Snead

In 2015, the Los Angeles Rams were valued to be worth approximately $1.45 billion - which, at that time, made them the 28th most valuable team in the NFL and the 44th most valuable sports team across the globe. However, in 2016 when they relocated back to California, CBS Sports reported that its value doubled to $2.9 billion, which made them this most valuable team behind the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys.

The Los Angeles Rams Main Rivalries

The Los Angeles Rams main rivals are:

The San Francisco 49ers

The rivalry between these two teams goes back to the 1950s – with both teams being original members of the NFC West division. It was in the 1970s that the intensity of the rivalry grew and they were regularly in contention for control of the division. The 1980s were full of noteworthy matches between the 49ers and Rams – but they generally favoured the 49ers. 

In the postseason, they have met three times. In 1995, when the Rams moved to St Louis, there wasn’t as much geographical rivalry between them, but there was still tension between the teams, with the Rams being more successful at the start of the 2000s. The rivalry has intensified again after the Rams relocated back to LA again in 2016. To date, the teams have met over 145 times, with the all- timerecord being 77-68-3 in favor of the 49ers. This record was aided by San Francisco's 17-game winning streak between 1990 to 1998. 

The two teams are scheduled to play in the 2023/24 NFL season. The Rams will face the 49ers on September 17th, 2023, and again on the final week of the season, January 24th, 2024.

Seattle Seahawks

This rivalry has been around since 2002 after the Seahawks switched to the NFC West division. Their first notable matchup was in the 2004 NFC Wild Card round, where the Rams beat the Seahawks 27-20. 

Recently there has been more animosity between the clubs, including taunting and fighting and 2 postseason matches. There has been even more tension between the clubs after a very close battle between the two teams to win the 2020 division title. The all-time series results are 27-24 in favor of the Seahawks. The two franchises will meet in the first week of the season, on September 10th, and then against on November 19th, 2023.

Los Angeles Raiders/Los Angeles Chargers

This derby was originally dubbed ‘Battle of Los Angeles’ when the Raiders were based in LA between 1982 to 1994 – but the Rams moved to St Louis that same year. The rivalry was only revived when the LA Rams relocated back to LA in 2016 – the same city as the AFC Los Angeles Chargers. There was a lot of hostility between the two teams in the 2017 Rams’ training camp in Irvine, California. Both teams experienced success, with the Rams offense winning back to back division titles in 2017-18 and the Chargers managing a 2018 record in 12-4. In terms of regular-season matchups, the Rams have been most successful to date.

Los Angeles Rams Facts

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The Los Angeles Rams Nicknames

  • Fearsome Foursome between 1965 and 1969
  • The Greatest Show on Turf between 1999 and 2001
  • Mob Squad between 2015 and 2018

Championships Wins:

National Football League championships

The Los Angeles Rams have won the NFL Championships pre-1970 merger twice:

  • 1945
  • 1951

They have beat the other NFL Clubs for Super Bowl Championships wins once:

  • 1999 Super Bowl XXXIV
  • 2021 Super Bowl LVI

NFL/NFC Conference Championships

In NFL History, the Los Angeles Rams won the Conference 7 times:

2 NFL National Conferences:

  • 1950-1951

1 NFL Western Conference:

  • 1955

5 NFC Conference Wins:

  • 1979
  • 1999
  • 2001
  • 2018
  • 2021

Division Championships

The Los Angeles Rams have won 18 division championships - 2 NFL Western Division titles:

  • 1950-1951

They have won 2 NFL Coastal Divisions:

  • 1967
  • 1969

The NFL team has won 14 NFC West Division titles:

  • 1973-1979
  • 1985
  • 1999
  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2017-2019
  • 2021

Playoff Berth Appearances

The Los Angeles Rams have been in the NFC playoffs with 31 appearances as part of the NFL...

1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2017, 2018, 2020,  2021

Los Angeles Rams Home Fields

The Los Angeles Rams have had eight home ground stadiums

  • Cleveland Stadium between 1936–1937 and 1939–1941
  • League Park in 1937, 1942, then between 1944–1945
  • Shaw Stadium in 1938
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum between 1946–1979 and 2016–2019
  • Anaheim Stadium between 1980and 1994
  • Busch Memorial Stadium in 1995
  • Edward Jones Dome between 1995 and 2015
  • SoFi Stadium from 2020 to present

Los Angeles Rams Pro Football Hall of Famers

Players

  • No. Player Position Dates Induction
  • 36 Jerome Bettis RB 1993–1995 2015
  • 76 Orlando Pace OT 1997–2008 2016
  • 91 Kevin Greene LB 1985–1992 2016
  • 76 Bob Brown OT 1969–1970 2004
  • 80 Isaac Bruce WR 1994–2007 2020
  • 29 Eric Dickerson RB 1983–1987 1999
  • 28 Marshall Faulk RB 1999–2006 2011
  • 55 Tom Fears End 1948–1956 1970
  • 40 Elroy Hirsch RB, WR 1949–1957 1968
  • 75 Deacon Jones DE 1961–1971 1980
  • 65 Tom Mack G 1966–1978 1999
  • 74 Merlin Olsen DT 1962–1976 1982
  • 67, 48 Les Richter LB, K 1954–1962 2011
  • 78 Jackie Slater OT 1976–1995 2001
  • 11 Norm Van Brocklin QB, P 1949–1957 1971
  • 10, 13 Kurt Warner QB 1998–2003 2017
  • 7 Bob Waterfield QB, DB, K, P 1945–1952 1965
  • 33 Ollie Matson RB 1959–1962 1972
  • 85 Jack Youngblood DE 1971–1984 2001

Coaches and Contributors

  • Name Position Seasons Inducted
  • George Allen Coach 1966–1970 2002
  • Dan Reeves Owner 1941–1971 1967

Los Angeles Rams Most Valuable Player Awards

Here are all the Most Valuable Player Awards (MVP) received by Los Angeles Rams players:

  • Season Player Position
  • 1969 Roman Gabriel QB
  • 1999 Kurt Warner QB
  • 2000 Marshall Faulk QB
  • 2001 Kurt Warner QB

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