Saturday Night: Rams Set for First Game in L.A. Since ’94

The Rams’ franchise spent the last 21 seasons in St. Louis, going to the postseason five times, making two Super Bowl trips and winning Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans, 23-16.

The city of St. Louis saw a plethora of great players come and go, such as: Kurt Warner, Marc Bulger, Marshall Faulk (Hall of Fame), Steven Jackson, Jerome Bettis, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, Orlando Pace (just inducted to Hall of Fame last week), Aaron Donald, Robert Quinn, Lenoard Little, Aeneas Williams (Hall of Fame) and Jeff Wilkins, to name a few.

Over the off-season, the franchise made its return to Los Angeles, the city the Rams called home for 49 years (1946-1994). And with tonight’s preseason Week 1 kick-off against the Dallas Cowboys, the city of Los Angeles will once again get to cheer its team on. Maybe they’ll even witness the team’s first L.A. victory since November 6, 1994.

Here’s to hoping Jeff Fisher can somehow turn this team around, as they haven’t made the playoffs since 2004 and haven’t had a winning season since 2003. Under Fisher for four seasons, St. Louis has yet to finish above 7-8-1. Will a bit of 1990s L.A. nostalgia be enough to turn their fortune around?

Probably not.

But maybe a 1,500-yard, 12 TD season from Todd Gurley will?

Tonight’s kick-off is set for 8 P.M. ET (5 P.M. local time) against the Dallas Cowboys, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN.

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