THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay didn't hold back Monday, harshly criticizing the Rams' offensive play-caller for a series of bad selections in the red zone during Los Angeles' 27-9 win...
Rams’ McVay pleased by new faces up front, familiar result
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — For an offense that values continuity, the Los Angeles Rams had no problems bringing two inexperienced linemen into the fold.
Rams agree with QB Jared Goff on 4-year contract extension
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Goff has been a prolific NFL quarterback ever since Sean McVay joined him with the Los Angeles Rams. The quarterback and his coach will get the chance to chase more Super...
Rams starters jump into game prep after taking preseason off
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Eric Weddle is one of the most durable safeties of his generation, and he never sat out an entire preseason in the first 12 years of his NFL career.
NFL 2019: Rams take their turn atop roller-coaster NFC West
While the pecking order in some divisions appears set in stone year after year, the NFC West has been a more egalitarian foursome with each of the four franchises spending time on top in recent...
Wolford throws 2 TD passes in Rams’ 22-10 win over Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said he was talking this week with his father about how much he enjoys watching backup quarterback John Wolford play.
Wolford hits Greene for TD in Rams’ 10-6 win over Broncos
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Butt only played 11 snaps for Denver, and he made only two catches. The tight end's return from his latest major knee surgery still thrilled his teammates on an otherwise...
NFL 2019: Rams wary of pitfalls on road to title redemption
LOS ANGELES (AP) — That 13-3 loss in the Super Bowl looms large over the Los Angeles Rams. Their high-scoring ascent to the NFL's elite over two thrilling seasons somehow culminated in one of the...
Rams Preview Capsule
LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-4)
New faces: S Eric Weddle, LB Clay Matthews, QB Blake Bortles, S Taylor Rapp, DT Greg Gaines.
Key losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, C John Sullivan, OG Rodger Saffold, S...
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff hoped the Los Angeles Rams would be much crisper in their first joint practice with the Oakland Raiders than they were last week against the Chargers.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Most of the Los Angeles Rams had never been to the Super Bowl before last February, so they relished every day of the experience in Atlanta.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and Les Snead have received their rewards for their two-year transformation of the Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams' 33-year-old head coach and his general manager...
Rams Training Camp Capsule
LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-4)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, UC Irvine, Irvine, California.
LAST YEAR: Reached first Super Bowl in 17 years to cap incredible two-year transformation under coach Sean...
Raiders to host Rams for 2 joint practices
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will host the Los Angeles Rams for two joint practice sessions before the teams play in their exhibition opener.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Arthur Smith has never called plays in the NFL. Not even in a preseason game, experience at least his predecessor had a year ago.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen started to build a rapport with quarterback Jared Goff last season as a rookie when starter John Sullivan would be held out of...
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams used their first pick Saturday to grab a potential starter up front on their defense, and they used their last pick on a guy from Last Chance...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams still haven't made a first-round draft pick in the Sean McVay era.
The NFC champions traded the 31st overall pick to Atlanta on Thursday...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have locked down Jared Goff through the 2020 season, and they intend to keep their franchise quarterback around for a whole lot longer.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay led the Los Angeles Rams from the NFL's depths to the Super Bowl in just two seasons, and he did it without a first-round pick in the first two draft...
Rams Draft Preview Capsule
31. LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-4)
LAST SEASON: Earned first Super Bowl trip in 17 years to cap coach Sean McVay's second season in charge. Matched NFL's best regular-season record despite December...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When Clay Matthews knew he was leaving the Green Bay Packers, he immediately told his agent he wanted to play for the Los Angeles Rams.
LA Rams’ “get-back coach” on leave after arrest, charges
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ted Rath, the Los Angeles Rams' director of strength training and performance, is on a leave of absence after being arrested in January and charged with three misdemeanor counts...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran safety Eric Weddle agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Friday, returning to his native Southern California to join the defending NFC champions'...
Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth to return for 2019 season
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Left tackle Andrew Whitworth will return for another season with the Los Angeles Rams.
The 37-year-old Whitworth and the Rams both announced the decision on...
Rams announce changes to coaching staff
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have added three coaches to their staff, including the son of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
McVay, Goff begin shaking off Rams’ loss, focusing on future
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have plenty of offseason work to do. Thanks to their run to the Super Bowl, they have a relatively short amount of time to do it.
Sean McVay professes to love few things more than his next challenge, and the coach is already hitting the Rams' offseason tasks with extra motivation from the humbling experience of Los Angeles' 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Atlanta.
McVay looks to future after Rams’ ride derails in Super Bowl
ATLANTA (AP) — Sean McVay has had very few bad days during his two seasons in charge of the Los Angeles Rams. His coaching tenure had been a rocket ride all the way to the Super Bowl.
Until Bill Belichick sent this bright football mind and his exciting team plummeting back to Earth.
What McVay does about it will determine whether the Rams are still an ascending powerhouse or another NFL contender broken by the New England Patriots.
Goff, Rams’ electric offense shorts out in Super Bowl defeat
ATLANTA (AP) — Jared Goff trudged to the Los Angeles Rams' bench, his face betraying confusion and despair while the Patriots celebrated their interception behind him.
Sean McVay left the sideline and leaned into his ear. The coach didn't say much, but he encouraged his quarterback to learn from a disastrous night in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl a homecoming for McVay, who grew up in the ATL
ATLANTA (AP) — They still talk about that play at the Marist School.
If there was ever any doubt that Sean McVay was a coach-in-the-making, it should've ended that night back in 2003.
"He was special," said Alan Chadwick, who was McVay's high school coach at Marist. "He had a lot of insight at a young age."
‘We Not Me’ epitomizes Rams’ team-first culture under McVay
ATLANTA (AP) — The tenets of Sean McVay's coaching philosophy are never far from sight at the Los Angeles Rams' training complex.
"We Not Me" is emblazoned everywhere from the Rams' playbooks to huge wall signs in the locker room. "The Standard Is the Standard" adorns T-shirts.
"Trust the Process" isn't a sarcastic joke in Thousand Oaks, as it became among basketball lovers in Philadelphia. It earnestly greets every player in large letters when they cross the Rams' facility for team meetings.
The Latest: Zuerlein, Gurley, Countess ready for Super Bowl
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST):
Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein and defensive back Blake Countess returned to full participation when Los Angeles held its final practice before the Super Bowl.
Coach Sean McVay also said running back Todd Gurley is fully healthy before Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
The Rams wrapped up their on-field work for the week outdoors at the Atlanta Falcons' training complex in nearby Flowery Branch.
The Latest: Rams hold practice outside at Falcons’ facility
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST):
The Los Angeles Rams opted to practice outside on the grass fields at the Falcons' training facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The weather cooperated and coach Sean McVay was happy with the decision.
Past and Future: Wade Phillips back at Super Bowl with Rams
ATLANTA (AP) — Wade Phillips doesn't understand why everybody is so impressed by his ability to bridge generations of people and football knowledge with equal aplomb.
The Latest: Rams have a practice at Falcons’ facility
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST):
The Rams held a one-hour, 33-minute practice at the Falcons' facility in Flowery Branch.
AP analysis: Few minority NFL coaches in top offensive jobs
After all the points were piled up in the second-highest scoring season in NFL history, the popular prototype for a head coach became predictably clear.
Teams on the annual coaching carousel this winter searched for their own version of prodigy Sean McVay, the creative play caller and quarterback whisperer who took the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl in his second season at the helm.
LA’s Cooks grabs 2nd shot at Super Bowl after Patriots trade
ATLANTA (AP) — In the past three NFL seasons alone, Brandin Cooks has caught passes from Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Jared Goff while playing for Sean Payton, Bill Belichick and Sean McVay.
"I guess I know how to pick 'em, right?" Cooks asked Tuesday with a laugh.
Cooks has racked up 3,786 yards receiving and 21 total touchdowns in that three-season span, which will include six playoff games and two consecutive Super Bowls.
LA Rams coach ‘feeling good’ ahead of Super Bowl
Media night more like a mosh pit and Mardi Gras
ATLANTA (AP) — Super Bowl Media Night is the NFL's version of a rock concert, with player interviews rather than music.
It's a Mardi Gras party, complete with the costumes.
It's a slow-motion stampede conducted mostly by quasi-media members or outright impostors.
Offensive lines key in Super Bowl for both Rams and Patriots
ATLANTA (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots are bringing two of the top scoring offenses in the NFL to the Super Bowl.
The reason they've both played so well has a lot to do with the big guys playing up front.
Los Angeles had the same offensive line starters for all 16 games and both playoff contests. Their consistency has been key to everything Rams coach Sean McVay does with a team that averaged 32.9 points per game, ranked second in the league.
McVay says Rams K Greg Zuerlein’s foot injury isn’t serious
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein strained his non-kicking foot at halftime of the NFC championship game by slipping on a turf-covered metal plate during warmups on the Superdome field.
Zuerlein's injury doesn't appear to be serious, and the Rams expect him to kick in the Super Bowl next week, coach Sean McVay said Thursday.
Snead’s big bets on Rams’ future pay off in Super Bowl trip
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — One year ago, general manager Les Snead and the Los Angeles Rams' front office decided they had to jump through the championship window that had suddenly, shockingly appeared before them.
Now that they've landed on their feet in Atlanta, Snead has zero regrets about writing the checks and making the commitments necessary for his Super Bowl-bound team to make that leap.
Rams kicker Zuerlein listed on injury report with foot issue
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kicker Greg Zuerlein appears on the Los Angeles Rams' first injury report before the Super Bowl.
Zuerlein is listed with a foot injury on the report distributed Wednesday by the Rams, who had the day off.
The right-footed Zuerlein was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot Monday after the Rams returned from New Orleans, but coach Sean McVay said the Rams didn't pick up any serious injuries while winning the NFC championship game.
Rams’ McVay knows PI call missed, but also saw Goff facemask
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles Rams' team bus rolled into their suburban training complex after a boisterous flight from New Orleans, the players and coaches were greeted by rowdy fans welcoming home the new NFC champions in the middle of the night.
Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future
It began in 2002, back when the Rams were in St. Louis and the Patriots were a plucky underdog standing in the way of a potential dynasty.
So much has changed.
This hasn't: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
The duo, every bit as formidable now as when they won that first title, face the Rams, now back in Los Angeles, in a Super Bowl rematch of sorts that pits the NFL's past against its future.
At 32, Sean McVay is the youngest Super Bowl coach. At 66, Bill Belichick has an NFL-record 30 playoff wins.
Rams star Todd Gurley a non-factor in NFC championship game
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are headed to the Super Bowl despite one of the worst games of Todd Gurley's career.
The star running back carried the ball just four times for 10 yards Sunday, caught one pass for 3 yards and let a couple of passes slip through his hands — one of which led to an interception that set up a New Orleans Saints' field goal.
Saints-Rams NFC title game a clash of like-minded coaches
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL.
The ties between the Saints' Sean Payton and the Rams' Sean McVay go well beyond a shared name.
Soup’s off: Peters, Payton downplay gumbo beef in big game
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Peters stood at a podium Wednesday and spoke about his respect for Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints. He insisted his feisty comments about the coach two months ago had been misinterpreted and blown out of proportion by controversy-hungry fans and media.
And then his coach popped up in the back of the room.
"Let me get some of that soup!" Sean McVay yelled.
One way or another, gumbo will be served at the NFC championship game.