After taking over for franchise hero Kurt Warner, quarterback Marc Bulger orchestrated the St. Louis Rams’ “Greatest Show On Turf” offense to a 12-4 record in 2003; however, the team was one-and-done in the playoffs, losing to the Carolina Panthers. Bulger had a brutal performance, tossing three interceptions without putting a touchdown on the scoreboard. Bulger’s turnover issue wasn’t a new thing, as he threw 22 interceptions that regular season.
In 2004, Bulger and the Rams finished with an 8-8 record, which was good enough to earn a Wild Card spot. In their opening playoff game, the Rams upset the division-rival Seattle Seahawks, before getting shellacked by the Atlanta Falcons the following week. Bulger never again played in the postseason after the 2004 season. He was a far cry from the man he replaced in St. Louis, former MVP Kurt Warner.