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2013 St. Louis Rams season

 

2013 St. Louis Rams season

2013 St. Louis Rams season
Head coach Jeff Fisher
General manager Les Snead
Owner Stan Kroenke
Home field Edward Jones Dome
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Robert Quinn DE, Johnny Hekker P
Uniform
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2012 2014 >

The 2013 St. Louis Rams season was the franchise's 76th season in the National Football League, the 19th overall in St. Louis and the second under head coach Jeff Fisher. The Rams equaled their win total from 2012, but missed the playoffs for a ninth consecutive season.

Contents

  • 2013 draft class 1
  • Staff 2
  • Final roster 3
  • Schedule 4
    • Preseason 4.1
    • Regular season 4.2
    • Game summaries 4.3
      • Week 1: vs. Arizona Cardinals 4.3.1
      • Week 2: at Atlanta Falcons 4.3.2
      • Week 3: at Dallas Cowboys 4.3.3
      • Week 4: vs. San Francisco 49ers 4.3.4
      • Week 5: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 4.3.5
      • Week 6: at Houston Texans 4.3.6
      • Week 7: at Carolina Panthers 4.3.7
      • Week 8: vs. Seattle Seahawks 4.3.8
      • Week 9: vs. Tennessee Titans 4.3.9
      • Week 10: at Indianapolis Colts 4.3.10
      • Week 12: vs. Chicago Bears 4.3.11
      • Week 13: at San Francisco 49ers 4.3.12
      • Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals 4.3.13
      • Week 15: vs. New Orleans Saints 4.3.14
      • Week 16: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4.3.15
      • Week 17: at Seattle Seahawks 4.3.16
  • Standings 5
    • Division 5.1
    • Conference 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Week 7 was Sam Bradford's last game in a Rams uniform as he tore his ACL in a game against Carolina. That same injury would not allow him to dress for next year and did not play another down again in a Rams uniform as he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2014 season.

2013 draft class

{ class="wikitable" style="font-size: 95%;"|- ! Round !! Selection !! Player !! Position !! College |- ! rowspan="2"| T. J. McDonald || Safety || USC |- ! 92} | Stedman Bailey || Wide receiver || West Virginia |- ! 4 || 113 | Barrett Jones || Guard || Alabama |- ! rowspan="2"| 5 || 149 | Brandon McGee || Cornerback || Miami (FL) |- ! 160} | Zac Stacy || Running back || Vanderbilt |}

Notes
} The Rams traded their first- (No. 16 overall), second- (No. 46 overall), original third- (No. 78 overall) and seventh- (No. 222 overall) round selections to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the Bills' first- (No. 8) and third- (No. 71 overall) round selections.
} The Rams acquired an additional first-round selection — No. 22 overall — as part of a trade that sent their 2012 first-round selection to the Washington Redskins. The Rams later traded the No. 22 selection and a 2015 seventh-round selection (previously acquired in a 2012 trade that sent wide receiver Greg Salas to the New England Patriots) to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for the Falcons' 2013 first-, third- and sixth- round selections — Nos. 30, 92 and 198 overall, respectively. The No. 198 selection, along with the Rams' original sixth-round selection (No. 184 overall), was traded to the Houston Texans in exchange for the Texans' fifth-round selection (No. 160 overall).

Staff

Final roster

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Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 at Cleveland Browns L 19–27 0–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
2 August 17 Green Bay Packers L 7–19 0–2 Edward Jones Dome Recap
3 August 24 at Denver Broncos L 26–27 0–3 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
4 August 29 Baltimore Ravens W 24–21 1–3 Edward Jones Dome Recap

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 Arizona Cardinals W 27–24 1–0 Edward Jones Dome Recap
2 September 15 at Atlanta Falcons L 24–31 1–1 Georgia Dome Recap
3 September 22 at Dallas Cowboys L 7–31 1–2 AT&T Stadium Recap
4 September 26|Thursday}} San Francisco 49ers L 11–35 1–3 Edward Jones Dome Recap
5 October 6 Jacksonville Jaguars W 34–20 2–3 Edward Jones Dome Recap
6 October 13 at Houston Texans W 38–13 3–3 Reliant Stadium Recap
7 October 20 at Carolina Panthers L 15–30 3–4 Bank of America Stadium Recap
8 October 28|Monday}} Seattle Seahawks L 9–14 3–5 Edward Jones Dome Recap
9 November 3 Tennessee Titans L 21–28 3–6 Edward Jones Dome Recap
10 November 10 at Indianapolis Colts W 38–8 4–6 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
11 Bye
12 November 24 Chicago Bears W 42–21 5–6 Edward Jones Dome Recap
13 December 1 at San Francisco 49ers L 13–23 5–7 Candlestick Park Recap
14 December 8 at Arizona Cardinals L 10–30 5–8 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
15 December 15 New Orleans Saints W 27–16 6–8 Edward Jones Dome Recap
16 December 22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–13 7–8 Edward Jones Dome Recap
17 December 29 at Seattle Seahawks L 9–27 7–9 CenturyLink Field Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Arizona Cardinals

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First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • STL –

}}

Week 2: at Atlanta Falcons

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First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • STL –
  • ATL –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • ATL –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • ATL –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • ATL –

}}

Week 3: at Dallas Cowboys

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Three: St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary |date=September 22 |time=12:00 p.m. CDT |road=Rams |R1=0|R2=0|R3=7|R4=0 |home=Cowboys |H1=10|H2=7|H3=7|H4=7 |stadium=AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas |attendance=80,848 |weather=Played indoors (retractable roof closed) |referee=Carl Cheffers |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • STL –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • DAL –

}}

Week 4: vs. San Francisco 49ers

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Four: San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams – Game summary |date=September 26 |time=7:25 p.m. CDT |road=49ers |R1=0|R2=14|R3=7|R4=14 |home=Rams |H1=3|H2=0|H3=0|H4=8 |stadium=Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri |attendance=56,640 |weather=Played indoors (dome stadium) |referee=Jeff Triplette |TV=NFLN |TVAnnouncers=Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • SF –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • SF –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • SF –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • SF –
  • STL –

}}

Week 5: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Five: Jacksonville Jaguars at St. Louis Rams – Game summary |date=October 6 |time=12:00 p.m. CDT |road=Jaguars |R1=10|R2=0|R3=3|R4=7 |home=Rams |H1=7|H2=17|H3=0|H4=10 |stadium=Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri |attendance=54,266 |weather=Played indoors (dome stadium) |referee=Tony Corrente |TV=CBS |TVAnnouncers=Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • JAC –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • JAC –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • JAC –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • JAC –
  • STL –

}}

Week 6: at Houston Texans

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Six: St. Louis Rams at Houston Texans – Game summary |date=October 13 |time=12:00 p.m. CDT |road=Rams |R1=7|R2=10|R3=21|R4=0 |home=Texans |H1=0|H2=6|H3=0|H4=7 |stadium=Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas |attendance=71,104 |weather=Played indoors (retractable roof closed) |referee=Bill Leavy |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • STL –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • HOU –

}}

Week 7: at Carolina Panthers

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Seven: St. Louis Rams at Carolina Panthers – Game summary |date=October 20 |time=1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT |road=Rams |R1=2|R2=3|R3=7|R4=3 |home=Panthers |H1=7|H2=10|H3=10|H4=3 |stadium=Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina |attendance=72,686 |weather=, sunny |referee=Bill Vinovich |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Dick Stockton, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • STL –
  • CAR –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • CAR –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • CAR –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • CAR –

}} Tempers flared all game long. Not only did the Rams lose the game 15-30, but they lost two starters; defensive end Chris Long was ejected after throwing a punch and quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury after running out of bounds.

Week 8: vs. Seattle Seahawks

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Eight: Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams – Game summary |date=October 28 |time=7:40 p.m. CDT |road=Seahawks |R1=0|R2=7|R3=7|R4=0 |home=Rams |H1=3|H2=0|H3=3|H4=3 |stadium=Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri |attendance=55,966 |weather=Played indoors (dome stadium) |referee=Gene Steratore |TV=ESPN |TVAnnouncers=Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • STL –

}} With Kellen Clemens taking over for the rest of season, the Rams defense did their best, sacking Russell Wilson seven times. However, despite that, the Seahawks would go on to stun the Rams 14-9.

Week 9: vs. Tennessee Titans

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Nine: Tennessee Titans at St. Louis Rams – Game summary |date=November 3 |time=12:00 p.m. CST |road=Titans |R1=7|R2=0|R3=7|R4=14 |home=Rams |H1=0|H2=7|H3=7|H4=7 |stadium=Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri |attendance=54,617 |weather=Played indoors (dome stadium) |referee=Pete Morelli |TV=CBS |TVAnnouncers=Marv Albert and Rich Gannon |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • STL –

}}

Week 10: at Indianapolis Colts

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Ten: St. Louis Rams at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary |date=November 10 |time=1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST |road=Rams |R1=7|R2=21|R3=10|R4=0 |home=Colts |H1=0|H2=0|H3=8|H4=0 |stadium=Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana |attendance=66,004 |weather=Played indoors (retractable roof closed) |referee=Terry McAulay |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • STL –
  • IND –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • IND –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • IND –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • IND –

}} The Rams harassed Andrew Luck and the Colts all game long, stunning Indy with a 38-8 blowout. The game's highlights included Chris Long returning a fumble for a 45 yards to give the Rams the game's first points. Tayvon Austin broke the hearts of Colts' fans with three touchdowns, one returned for 98 yards and two receptions.

Week 12: vs. Chicago Bears

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Twelve: Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams – Game summary |date=November 24 |time=12:00 p.m. CST |road=Bears |R1=7|R2=7|R3=0|R4=7 |home=Rams |H1=21|H2=3|H3=3|H4=15 |stadium=Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri |attendance=66,024 |weather=Played indoors (dome stadium) |referee=Jerome Boger |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • CHI –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • CHI –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • CHI –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • CHI –
  • STL –

}}

Week 13: at San Francisco 49ers

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Thirteen: St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary |date=December 1 |time=3:05 p.m. CST/1:05 p.m. PST |road=Rams |R1=0|R2=3|R3=3|R4=7 |home=49ers |H1=3|H2=10|H3=3|H4=7 |stadium=Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California |attendance=69,732 |weather=, sunny |referee=Bill Vinovich |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Molly McGrath |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • STL –
  • SF –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • SF –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • SF –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • SF –

}}

Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Fourteen: St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary |date=December 8 |time=3:25 p.m. CST/2:25 p.m. MST |road=Rams |R1=3|R2=0|R3=0|R4=7 |home=Cardinals |H1=7|H2=7|H3=9|H4=7 |stadium=University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona |attendance=60,643 |weather=Played indoors (retractable roof closed) |referee=Walt Coleman |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Dick Stockton, Ronde Barber and Kris Budden |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
  • ARI – TD (10:32) Rashard Mendenhall 3 yard run (Jay Feely XP)
  • STL – FG (6:12) Greg Zuerlein 44 yard FG
Second quarter
  • ARI – TD (0:50) Larry Fitzgerald 7 yard pass from Carson Palmer (Jay Feely XP)
Third quarter
  • ARI – TD (14:42) Karlos Dansby 23 yard interception return (Jay Feely XP)
  • ARI – S (9:10) John Abraham sacked Kellen Clemens in end zone
Fourth quarter
  • STL – TD (14:57) Zac Stacy 1 yard run (Greg Zuerlein XP)
  • ARI – TD (1:55) Andre Ellington 6 yard run (Jay Feely XP)
|stats=
Top passers
  • STL – Kellen Clemens 16/27, 181 yards, 2 INT
  • ARI – Carson Palmer 27/32, 269 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
  • STL – Tavon Austin 1 rush, 56 yards
  • ARI – Andre Ellington 11 rushes, 46 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • STL – Jared Cook 3 rec, 49 yards
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 12 rec, 96 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • STL – Alec Ogletree 8 tackles, 1 assist, 1 sack
  • ARI – Karlos Dansby 8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT for TD

}} With the loss, the Rams clinched their 10th consecutive non-winning season, and were officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Week 15: vs. New Orleans Saints

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Fifteen: New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams – Game summary |date=December 15 |time=3:25 p.m. CST |road=Saints |R1=0|R2=3|R3=0|R4=13 |home=Rams |H1=14|H2=10|H3=3|H4=0 |stadium=Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri |attendance=58,442 |weather=Played indoors (dome stadium) |referee=Mike Carey |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • NO –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • NO –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • NO –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • NO –
  • STL –

}}

Week 16: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Sixteen: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at St. Louis Rams – Game summary |date=December 22 |time=12:00 p.m. CST |road=Buccaneers |R1=7|R2=3|R3=3|R4=0 |home=Rams |H1=0|H2=14|H3=3|H4=6 |stadium=Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri |attendance= 54,423 |weather=Played indoors (dome stadium) |referee=John Parry |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Laura Okmin |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • TB –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • TB –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • TB –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • TB –
  • STL –

}} The Rams defense took care of the Bucs all day long. But Jake Long tore his ACL, ending his season. Nevertheless the Rams would go on to win 13-27.

Week 17: at Seattle Seahawks

;text-align:center; |state=autocollapse |title=Week Seventeen: St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary |date=December 29 |time=3:25 p.m. CST/1:25 p.m. PST |road=Rams |R1=0|R2=0|R3=3|R4=6 |home=Seahawks |H1=7|H2=6|H3=7|H4=7 |stadium=CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington |attendance=68,264 |weather=, cloudy |referee=Jeff Triplette |TV=Fox |TVAnnouncers=Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale |reference=Recap, Game book |scoring=

First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
|stats=
Top passers
  • STL –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • SEA –

}} Traveling to Seattle for the second time in a row this season, the Rams once again could not respond as they would go on to lose their season finale, 27-9.

Standings

Division

Conference

References

External links

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