December 5, 1994 |
Although John Shaw, team president, said no announcement about a possible move to St. Louis is imminent, the Rams have packed it in. The Rams not only fell flat in losing to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, 31-15, but suffered the embarrassment of being beaten again by Jim Everett, their former quarterback, who was traded for a seventh-round pick in the 1995 draft. "Damn right it's (humiliating)," said Ram cornerback Darryl Henley. "The guy kicked our butt. Twice!"
December 27, 1992 |
The two worst teams in the NFC West, the Rams and Atlanta Falcons, will play in a half-empty Anaheim Stadium today. Does the game have any meaning at all? "I don't know whether it's important or not," Ram Coach Chuck Knox said. "I mean, it's important to win the football game. But what that one game is going to do with what you do next year, I don't know. "High notes, low notes, I can't put my hand on those."
October 22, 1995 |
He called for a reverse on third and one, stunned Green Bay, gained a first down and sealed the victory. He had his team fake a punt, shocking New Orleans and allowing the Rams to run out the clock for a victory. He shunned a field-goal try on fourth down, went for it and scored a touchdown against the Bears. He ordered his team to lateral the ball across the field on a punt return--not once, but two weeks in a row.
November 8, 2011 |
The New York Giants still have 14 players left from their Super Bowl title season of 2007, and their powerful home crowd makes for a mighty home-field advantage in the biting cold of January playoffs. On the heels of Sunday's impressive victory in New England that marked the first loss by the Patriots with Tom Brady at quarterback in 31 regular-season home games, the NFC East-leading Giants (6-2) look to entrench their playoff position when they travel to NFC West-leading San Francisco (7-1)
March 28, 2001 |
A group of NFL realignment models discussed Tuesday at the league meetings included a few likely to stir fans' emotions, but a consensus is building behind a plan that preserves the league's most traditional rivalries. Most proposals call for the Seattle Seahawks to move from the AFC to the NFC West, and for such rivals as the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins to remain in the same division when the NFL realigns into eight four-team divisions in 2002.
June 14, 2013 |
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin was handed a four-game suspension last month for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He was the sixth Seahawks player to test positive since 2011, with only cornerback Richard Sherman having his suspension overturned. San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about that rash of suspensions this week, and didn't miss an opportunity to jab his NFC West rival, beginning another chapter in the barely-civil relationship he has with Seattle Coach Pete Carroll.
December 22, 1986
Home and away match-ups for the Raiders and Rams for the 1987 season have been set in accordance with the NFL's schedule formula instituted eight years ago. The complete schedules, including dates, will be announced next Spring. In addition to playing AFC West division rivals Denver, Seattle, San Diego and Kansas City home and away, the Raiders will meet Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit and Green Bay at the Coliseum.
September 15, 2008 |
SEATTLE -- Times appear to be changing in the NFC West. Joe Nedney shook off a missed field-goal attempt as time expired in regulation and kicked a 40-yarder 4:40 into overtime, sending the San Francisco 49ers past the Seattle Seahawks, 33-30. The loss left the four-time defending division champions 0-2 for the first time since 2002. San Francisco (1-1) overcame eight sacks of J.T. O'Sullivan to beat the Seahawks for just the third time in 11 games, in the first overtime game between the two teams.
January 4, 1992
I can't believe the Rams are considering hiring Chuck Knox as head coach. He has been a head coach in the NFL for more than 15 years and hasn't taken one team to the Super Bowl. Coaches such as Knox, John Robinson and Jim Mora are good enough to take their teams to the playoffs, but then they end up choking. The coach this team needs is Buddy Ryan. Although he is not one of my favorite people, he would change the Rams from lambs to the bullies on the block. Right now, that's what this team needs to survive in the NFC West.