By John Turney
We posted on this in late November when the Rams defense was showing it was going to sustain its excellence through the season.
Here is the final update. We listed the categories listed by NFLGSIS by rankings and added in defensive passer rating . . . and then added up the rankings to get a total "score"—the lower the better.
We picked the best Rams defenses ever, the ones that featured the Fearsome Foursome and the defenses of the 1970s plus the best of the solid "vanilla defenses" of the 1980s and the two Super Bowl defenses in St. Louis—1999 and 2001 and then added in 2020.
Here are the results with the categories used highlighted—
|Peter Guinta in his time with the Giants|