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1999 St. Louis Rams season

1999 St. Louis Rams season
OwnerGeorgia Frontiere
Head coachDick Vermeil
Home fieldTrans World Dome
Local radioKSD–FM 93.7
Division place1st NFC West
Playoff finishWon Divisional Playoffs (vs. Vikings) 49–37
Won NFC Championship (vs. Buccaneers) 11–6
Won Super Bowl XXXIV (vs. Titans) 23–16
Pro BowlersQB Kurt Warner
RB Marshall Faulk
WR Isaac Bruce
T Orlando Pace
DT D'marco Farr
DE Kevin Carter
CB Todd Lyght
Team MVPMarshall Faulk
Team ROYTorry Holt
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The 1999 St. Louis Rams season was the team's 62nd year with the National Football League and the fifth season in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams finished the regular-season with a record of 13–3, and went on to defeat the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV.

It was the team's first playoff appearance in St. Louis, their first since 1989, and their first division title since 1985.

The Rams were undefeated at home for the first time since 1973.[1] On the road, the Rams were 5–3. In the post-season, they defeated the Minnesota Vikings, who had just posted one of the greatest offenses in NFL history the year before, by a score of 49–37 in the NFC Divisional Playoffs and went on to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11–6 in the NFC Championship Game. These were the first NFL playoff games ever played in St. Louis. The Rams then won their first ever Super Bowl title, defeating the Tennessee Titans by a score of 23–16 in Super Bowl XXXIV. The game was played on January 30, 2000 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. It was also the franchise's first NFL World Championship since 1951, when the Rams played in Los Angeles. The Rams also became the first “dome-field” (indoor home games) team to win a Super Bowl.

It was the first season of the Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf” offense. The 1999 Rams remain one of only five teams in NFL history to score more than 30 points twelve separate times in a single season.[note 1][2] On defense, the Rams recorded seven interceptions returned for touchdowns, third most in NFL history.[3]

The Rams were the third St. Louis-based pro sports team to win a major championship, joining the, then, nine-time World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball and the 1957–58 St. Louis (now Atlanta) Hawks of the NBA. They would be followed by two more World Series championships by the St. Louis Cardinals and a championship by the St. Louis Blues in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals which made St. Louis the eighth city to win a championship in each of the four major U.S. sports.

Quarterback Kurt Warner was the MVP in both the regular season and in Super Bowl XXXIV.

It was the final season the Rams wore their 1973-1999 uniforms that had been synonymous with their time in Los Angeles (they brought them back as their home uniform set beginning in 2018).

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 267
  2. ^ In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, requiring Points For >= 30, sorted by most games in season matching criteria.
  3. ^ "Bears picking on history". Pro Football Hall of Fame. 2012-10-29. Retrieved 2012-12-01.

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