In this season’s Week 4 match up the Rams take on the (hated-by-Packers-fans) Seattle Seahawks at the Edward Jones Dome. Rewind 20 years to NFL’s week four of the 1992 season. New head coach Chuck Knox is trying to turn around a club that had gone 3-13 in the previous season under legendary head coach John Robinson. The 1-2 Rams face the NY Jets at home at Anaheim Stadium. In the first half of the game the Rams offense looked pretty anemic. The only points the Rams were able to put on the board was a 49 yard Tony Zendejas field goal and a safety against Jets quarterback Browning Nagle. At halftime the score was Jets 10 (from a 1 yard TD run by Brad Baxter) Rams 5.
The Rams weren’t able to make it into the end zone until the 3rd quarter. The drive was culminated by a beautiful 31 yard pass to Rams WR Flipper Anderson via Jim Everett. This gave the Rams the lead for the first time in the game (Jets 10 – Rams 12). The 4th quarter wasn’t pretty. The Jets had been plagued by penalties and turnovers* all day and were incapable of putting together another scoring drive. The Rams were unable to reach the end zone again, but were did tack on 2 short Zendejas field goals. The final score of the contest was NY Jets 10 – LA Rams 18.
In a situation very similar to our week 4 match up against the Seahawks (excepts the Jets were 0-3 coming into the game), the rebuilding Rams were able to pull off a week 4 victory almost exactly 20 years ago.
* Jets had 4 turnovers vs the Rams 3