1996 St. Louis Rams season

The 1996 St. Louis Rams season was the franchise’s 59th year with the National Football League (NFL) and the second season in St. Louis. It was marked by a 59–16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in week 11. The Rams’ point tally in that game was the highest by an NFL team since 1989, when the Cincinnati Bengals scored 61 points. Safety Keith Lyle tied first for the league lead in interceptions, with 9. However, the Rams finished the season with a 6–10 record. Head coach Rich Brooks was fired after the season

1996 St. Louis Rams season
Head coachRich Brooks
General managerSteve Ortmayer
OwnerGeorgia Frontiere
Home fieldTrans World Dome
Results
Record6–10
Division place3rd NFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlersnone
Uniform
NFC-Trowback-Uniform-STL 1995-99

Offseason

NFL Draft

1996 St. Louis Rams draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Lawrence Phillips  Running back Nebraska
1 18 Eddie Kennison  Wide Receiver LSU
2 42 Tony Banks  Quarterback Michigan State
2 59 Ernie Conwell  Tight end Washington from Pittsburgh
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

1996 St. Louis Rams staff
Front office
  • Chairman – Georgia Frontiere
  • Vice Chairman – Stan Kroenke
  • President – John Shaw
  • Senior Vice President – Jay Zygmunt
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Steve Ortmayer
  • Director of Player Personnel – John Becker

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Willie Shaw
  • Defensive Line – Deek Pollard
  • Linebackers – Dick Selcer
  • Cornerbacks – Steve Brown

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Chris Clausen

Roster

1996 St. Louis Rams roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance Time(CT) TV TV Announcers
1 September 1, 1996 Cincinnati Bengals W 26–16
62,659
12:00PM NBC Dan Hicks & Bart Oates
2 September 8, 1996 at San Francisco 49ers L 34–0
63,624
3:00PM FOX Kevin Harlan & Jerry Glanville
3 Bye
4 September 22, 1996 Washington Redskins L 17–10
62,303
12:00PM FOX Kenny Albert & Tim Green
5 September 29, 1996 at Arizona Cardinals L 31–28
33,116
3:00PM FOX Eric Clemons & Jim Burt
6 October 6, 1996 San Francisco 49ers L 28–11
61,260
3:00PM FOX Dick Stockton & Matt Millen
7 October 13, 1996 at Carolina Panthers L 45–13
70,535
12:00PM FOX Kenny Albert & Tim Green
8 October 20, 1996 Jacksonville Jaguars W 17–14
60,066
3:00PM NBC Dan Hicks & Bart Oates
9 October 27, 1996 at Baltimore Ravens L 37–31
60,256
12:00PM FOX Kenny Albert & Tim Green
10 November 3, 1996 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 42–6
58,148
12:00PM FOX Joe Buck & Bill Maas
11 November 10, 1996 Atlanta Falcons W 59–16
58,776
12:00PM FOX Joe Buck & Bill Maas
12 November 17, 1996 Carolina Panthers L 20–10
60,652
12:00PM FOX Joe Buck & Bill Maas
13 November 24, 1996 Green Bay Packers L 24–9
61,499
7:00PM ESPN Mike Patrick & Joe Theismann
14 December 1, 1996 at New Orleans Saints W 26–10
26,310
3:00PM FOX Pat Summerall & John Madden
15 December 8, 1996 at Chicago Bears L 35–9
45,075
12:00PM FOX Thom Brennaman & Ron Pitts
16 December 15, 1996 at Atlanta Falcons W 34–27
26,519
12:00PM FOX Kevin Harlan & Jerry Glanville
17 December 21, 1996 New Orleans Saints W 14–13
57,681
3:00PM FOX Kevin Harlan & Jerry Glanville

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Carolina Panthers 12 4 0 .750 367 218 W7
(4) San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 .750 398 257 W2
St. Louis Rams 6 10 0 .375 303 409 W2
Atlanta Falcons 3 13 0 .188 309 461 L2
New Orleans Saints 3 13 0 .188 229 339 L1

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