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2000 St. Louis Rams season

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Head coach  Mike Martz
Home field  Trans World Dome
Division place  2nd NFC West
Owner  Georgia Frontiere
Record  10–6
Playoff finish  Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Saints) 31–28

The 2000 St. Louis Rams season was the team's 63rd year with the National Football League and the sixth season in St. Louis. The Rams finished the regular-season with a record of 10–6 but would go on to lose to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. They led the NFL in scoring for a second straight year with 540 points. The Rams became the first team in NFL history to score more than 500 points on offense, while allowing more than 450 points on defense.

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Running back Marshall Faulk was named the MVP of the regular season. It was the second straight time a Rams player was named MVP.

After the resignation of Dick Vermeil, who had been the Rams' head coach through St. Louis' 1999 championship season, Mike Martz took over as head coach, and attempted to defend the Rams' Super Bowl XXXIV title. The Rams' "Greatest Show on Turf" continued its offensive dominance, scoring 33.7 points per game.

Statistically, Football Outsiders calculates that the 2000 Rams had the most efficient rushing attack of any single-season NFL team from 1993–2010. The 2000 Rams are one of only three teams in NFL history to score 35 points or more nine times in a single season. The Rams' offense offset the team's defensive struggles: St. Louis' 471 points allowed in 2000 is the most ever surrendered by an NFL team with a winning record.

The season saw the Rams change their logo and add a new color scheme of navy and gold, replacing blue and yellow. They also donned new uniforms. Although the Rams, as of now, moved back to Los Angeles, the logo is still in use.

Best performances

  • Marshall Faulk, October 15, 208 rushing yards vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • Marshall Faulk, December 24, 220 rushing yards vs. New Orleans Saints
  • Trent Green, 431 passing yards vs. the Carolina Panthers, (achieved on November 5)
  • Kurt Warner, 441 passing yards vs. the Denver Broncos, (achieved on September 4)
  • Statistics

  • Led NFL, Average Yards per play (7.0 yards)
  • NFL record, Combined Net Yards Gained (7,075 Yards)
  • NFL record, Passing Yards, (5,232)
  • Led NFL, First Downs, Passing (247 First Downs)
  • Led NFL, Passes Completed (380 Passes)
  • Led NFL, Passing Offense
  • Led NFL, Passing Touchdowns (37)
  • Led NFL, Percentage of Passes Completed (64.7%)
  • Led NFL, Rushing Touchdowns (26)
  • Led NFL, Third Down Efficiency (47.5% of third downs converted)
  • Led NFL, Total Offense
  • Led NFL, Total Touchdowns (67)
  • Led NFL, Two-Point Conversions (tied), 4
  • Led NFL, Yards Gained per Completed Pass (14.5 yards)
  • NFC Wildcard Game

    The Saints won their first playoff game in their 34-year history with quarterback Aaron Brooks' 266 passing yards and four touchdowns, and by holding off the defending champion Rams, who scored three touchdowns in the final quarter. Rams quarterback Kurt Warner lost four turnovers (three interceptions and a fumble), while running back Marshall Faulk, who shredded the Saints with 220 rushing yards when they played against them in the regular season, was held to a season low of 24 yards on the ground.

    Awards and records

  • Marshall Faulk, NFL MVP
  • Marshall Faulk, Associated Press MVP
  • Marshall Faulk, Associated Press All-Pro
  • Marshall Faulk, All-NFL Team (as selected by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly, and the Pro Football Writers of America)
  • Marshall Faulk, Associated Press Most Valuable Player
  • Marshall Faulk, Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year
  • Marshall Faulk, Daniel F. Reeves Memorial Award
  • Marshall Faulk, Football Digest Player of the Year
  • Marshall Faulk, College and Pro Football Newsweekly Offensive Player of the Year
  • Marshall Faulk, Miller Lite Player of the Year
  • Marshall Faulk, NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 3
  • Marshall Faulk, NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 7
  • Marshall Faulk, NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 17
  • Marshall Faulk, NFC Offensive Player of the Month, October
  • Marshall Faulk, NFC Offensive Player of the Month, December
  • Marshall Faulk, Pro Football Writers of America Most Valuable Player
  • Marshall Faulk, Sporting News Player of the Year
  • Marshall Faulk, Sports Illustrated Player of the Year
  • London Fletcher, NFC Defensive Player of the Week, Week 15
  • Trent Green, NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 11
  • Trent Green, NFC Passer Rating Leader, (101.8 rating)
  • Az-Zahir Hakim, All-NFL Team (as selected by the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly, and the Pro Football Writers of America)
  • Az-Zahir Hakim, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 9
  • Az-Zahir Hakim, PFW/PFWA All-Pro Team
  • Kurt Warner, NFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 5
  • Kurt Warner, NFC Offensive Player of the Month, September
  • References

    2000 St. Louis Rams season Wikipedia


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