Los Angeles Rams: 1979
The 1979 Rams were about as up and down as you can be as a team throughout a season and still make noise late.
After a 4-2 start, things seemed to be going pretty well for the Rams. They had shown some resilience in close games and put together some impressive victories, including a shutout win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
After starting 4-2, however, the Rams lost three straight games and ended their losing streak with a shutout win over the Seattle Seahawks. They followed that game up with a disappointing loss to the Chicago Bears.
At 5-6, the Rams put together their best streak of the season with four straight wins. Despite a loss to end the regular season, a 9-7 record was good enough to get them in the postseason with a first place division finish.
Two wins to open the postseason on the road against the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers put the Rams in the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that’s where their Cinderella story came to an end.