The Rams won their seventh-consecutive NFC West title in 1979, and went to the Super Bowl for the first time. It was the team's only Super Bowl appearance while based in Los Angeles, and their first appearance in a league championship game since 1955. It would be the Rams' last division title for six seasons.
The 1979 Rams were the first team in NFL history to have a less than a +50 point differential and make it to the Super Bowl. (The Rams scored only 14 points more than their opponents in 1979.) 32 years later, the New York Giants, also with a 9–7 record, became the first time to reach the Super Bowl with a negative point differential (−6); unlike the 1979 Rams, the 2011 Giants won the Super Bowl.