The 2014 season was not an easy one for the St.Louis Rams, as the team wasn’t able to build on their 7-9 record in 2013, and actually record-wise went backwards in 2014, going 6-10.
The team suffered injuries at the QB season which seemed to set them back all season. They got an early blow with Sam Bradford again going down, and were forced to use backups like Austin Davis and Shaun Hill.
On a positive note, the defense played lights out at points during the season, recording back-to-back shutouts in weeks 13 and 14. The team demolished the Oakland Raiders 52-0 in week 13 at the Edward Jones Dome, and in week 14 they went to the Nation’s Capital and shutout the Washington Redskins 24-0.
Tre Mason was the teams best running back, going for 764 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Through the air, it was Kenny Britt leading the way with 84 grabs for 748 yards and three scores.
The team though needs to keep building through their defense, and in 2015 they will need another big season from DE Robert Quinn, who in 2014 had 10.5 sacks.
They also need to figure out the future of injured QB Sam Bradford, who was unable to play a down in the regular season due to injury. If the team keeps Bradford, they need to be assured he can stay healthy, which is no easy task.
The Rams also still play in a tough division with the NFC Champion Seahawks (who the Rams beat in 2014), and 49’ers, who will have a new look with a new coach, and the Cardinals, who made the postseason as well as a wild card in 2014.
The offseason should bring some interesting changes to the Rams, as they decide the future of their franchise. Currently Amreican football odds at WilliamHill Canada have the Rams listed at 45/1 to win the Super Bowl next season.
It won’t be easy for this team to overcome those odds, but this offseason should set the course for the Rams as far as if they have it in them to be a true contender for their second Super Bowl title.