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  Posted: Tuesday January 29, 2002 6:29 PM

The Rams played in the following Super Bowls:
XIV: Rams-Steelers XXXIV: Rams-Titans

SUPER BOWL XIV
Jan. 20, 1980 at Pasadena, Calif. | Attendance: 103,985
1 2 3 4 F
Los Angeles
Rams
7 6 6 0 19
Pittsburgh
Steelers
3 7 7 14 31
  Terry Bradshaw connected on three second-half touchdown passes to push the Steelers past the Rams. Scott Cunningham/Allsport
Despite three interceptions by the Rams, Terry Bradshaw brought the Steelers from behind twice in the second half. Trailing 13-10 at halftime, Pittsburgh went ahead 17-13 when Bradshaw connected with Lynn Swann for a 47-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter.

On the Rams' next possession Vince Ferragamo, who completed 15 of 25 passes for 212 yards, responded with a 50-yard pass to Billy Waddy that moved Los Angeles to the Steelers' 24. On the following play, Lawrence McCutcheon connected with Ron Smith on a halfback option pass that gave the Rams a 19-17 lead.

On Pittsburgh's initial possession of the fourth quarter, Bradshaw lofted a 73-yard scoring pass to John Stallworth to put the Steelers in front to stay 24-19. A 45-yard pass from Bradshaw to Stallworth was the key play in Pittsburgh's final scoring drive which was culminated by Franco Harris' second 1-yard TD of the game.

Bradshaw, the game's MVP for the second consecutive year, set Super Bowl records for most touchdown passes (nine) and most passing yards (932).

SUPER BOWL XXXIV
Jan. 26, 1997 at Atlanta | Attendance: 72,625
1 2 3 4 F
St. Louis
Rams
3 6 7 7 23
Tennessee
Titans
0 0 6 10 16
  Kurt Warner and the Rams jumped out to a 16-0 lead before a furious charge by the Titans. Brian Bahr/Allsport
St. Louis rediscovered its offensive firepower just in time, and Tennessee came up just 1 yard short. Kurt Warner's 73-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Bruce with 1 minute and 54 seconds left, gave the Rams their first Super Bowl with a 23-16 victory.

The Rams drove inside the Titans' 20 with each of their first six possessions, but only manage three field goals and a touchdown for a 16-0 lead.

Tennessee tied the score with two scores by Eddie George and a 43-yard field goal by Al Del Greco with 2:12 left in the game.

On the game's final play with six seconds left, Steve McNair's pass was caught by Kevin Dyson at the Rams' 5. He scrambled for the end zone only to be stopped just short by Mike Jones, as Dyson's outstretched arm held the ball toward the goal line in vain.

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