|2004 St. Louis Rams season|
|Head coach||Mike Martz|
|Home field||Edward Jones Dome|
|Division place||2nd NFC West|
|Playoff finish||Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Seahawks) 27–20|
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Falcons) 17–47
|Pro Bowlers||WR Torry Holt|
T Orlando Pace
Although the Rams’ record was good enough to qualify for the postseason, they did so without posting a winning record. Statistics site Football Outsiders calculates that the 2004 Rams were, play-for-play, the second-worst team to make the playoffs in the site's rating history (behind the 2010 Seattle Seahawks. This was also the last time the Rams made the playoffs until 2017, when the franchise returned to Los Angeles; thus, this was the team’s final playoff appearance in St. Louis.
The season is memorable for the Rams drafting running back Steven Jackson with the 24th pick of the 2004 NFL Draft. During the season, the Rams relied less on Marshall Faulk, who was slowed by age and injuries, forcing Jackson to garner a bulk of the carries. He finished the season with 673 rushing yards despite seeing limited action.
For the first time this season, the Rams completed a 2–0 regular season sweep of the rival Seahawks. They would not accomplish this again until 2015.