2015 Rams season in review


Once again, the St. Louis Rams ended the regular season with a record below .500, finishing 7-9. The Rams haven’t had a winning season since 2003 and to make matters worse, they are moving to Los Angeles to bring California a fourth professional football team. Despite all the mediocrity over the past 12 years, the Rams had some proud moments during their final season in St. Louis.


Todd Gurley:

The Rams had the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and picked Gurley, a star running back from the University of Georgia. At the time, this pick seemed risky due to speculation surrounding Gurley’s ability to make big plays as a result of him tearing his ACL in 2014. Also, the success of running backs selected in the first round has been disappointing with players like Trent Richardson, Darren McFadden and Reggie Bush. Gurley however, proved his doubters wrong, as he rushed for 10 touchdowns and was third in the NFL in rushing yards with 1,106. He also has the best chance at winning Offensive Rookie of the Year at the NFL Honors presentation.


Aaron Donald

After being selected to the Pro Bowl last season and being named the 2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year, Donald had another great season in 2015, proving himself to be a centerpiece in the Rams’ stacked defensive line. He ended up placing eighth in the league in sacks and fifth among defensive lineman for combined tackles (69) as he paved his way to another roster spot in the Pro Bowl and a selection for All-Pro first team.


Johnny Hekker:

Punter isn’t the flashiest position in the world, but Johnny Hekker has proven himself to be one of the best in the league. Hekker earned a spot in the Pro Bowl and was named a member of the All-Pro team with an average punt distance of 47.9 yards.


The 4-2 division record:

Although the Rams had trouble beating some of the worst teams in the league this season, they did not have nearly as much trouble when playing teams within their NFC West Division. They finished the season with a 4-2 record within the division as they beat the Seahawks twice, the Cardinals once and the 49ers once.