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1939 Cleveland Rams

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5-5-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 195 points (17.7/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 164 points (14.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of 31 points (2.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-4.4.

Coach: Dutch Clark (5-5-1)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Baldwin-Wallace College (Berea, Ohio)

Team Info

Head Coach/General Manager Dutch Clark
President Tom Lipscomb

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 195 2675 640 4.2 21 0 131 127 253 1415 12 21 5.6 387 1260 14 3.3 131
Team Defense 164 2748 630 4.4 37 14 78 199 1249 9 23 6.3 431 1499 11 3.5
Lg Rank Offense 4 5 7 1 4 2 5 4 7 7 8 7 2 5
Lg Rank Defense 6 5 3 2 1 3 2 3 5 5 7 7 5 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 15 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 21 30 8 212 157 55 16 411 129 282 1
2 Wed September 20 boxscore L 0-2 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 12 23 18 262 168 94 5 9 222 104 118 1
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 1-2 @ Green Bay Packers 27 24 14 261 208 53 2 12 241 137 104 3
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-3 Chicago Bears 21 35 10 172 141 31 3 14 361 180 181 4
4 Sun October 15 boxscore L 1-4 @ Detroit Lions 7 15 13 209 74 135 3 16 372 130 242 3
7 Sun October 22 boxscore W 2-4 @ Chicago Cardinals 24 0 16 301 104 197 1 4 68 39 29 5
7 Sun October 29 boxscore T 2-4-1 Pittsburgh Pirates 14 14 9 249 18 231 7 8 177 80 97 2
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 3-4-1 Chicago Cardinals 14 0 5 196 107 89 2 10 172 55 117 2
9 Sun November 19 boxscore W 4-4-1 Detroit Lions 14 3 14 265 149 116 2 11 219 103 116 3
10 Sun November 26 boxscore L 4-5-1 Green Bay Packers 6 7 13 202 151 51 2 15 329 117 212 3
11 Sun December 3 boxscore W 5-5-1 Philadelphia Eagles 35 13 102 102 175 175 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Parker Hall*+ 23 P/TB 11 11 106 208 51.0% 1227 9 4.3 13 6.3 0 5.9 4.0 11.6 111.5 57.5 0 0
Marty Slovak 23 10 0 13 27 48.1% 97 2 7.4 5 18.5 0 3.6 -3.3 7.5 9.7 42.3 0 0
Kelly Moan 27 2 0 3 9 33.3% 77 1 11.1 2 22.2 50 8.6 0.8 25.7 38.5 63.0 0 0
Gaylon Smith 23 WB 11 4 4 5 80.0% 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.3 79.2 0 0
Branko Smilanich 24 2 0 1 2 50.0% 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 5.5 5.5 11.0 5.5 66.7 0 0
Mike Rodak 22 6 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Doug Russell 28 tb 7 2 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 23.3 11 127 253 50.2% 1415 12 4.7 21 8.3 50 5.6 2.8 11.1 128.6 48.4 0 0
Opp Total 11 78 199 39.2% 1249 9 4.5 23 11.6 6.3 1.98 16.0 113.5 36.4 0 0 6.3 2.0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Parker Hall*+ 23 P/TB 11 11 120 458 2 0 3.8 41.6 10.9 1 -16 -16.0 0 -16 0.1 -1.5 442 2 0
Johnny Drake* 23 FB 11 11 118 453 9 0 3.8 41.2 10.7 5 53 10.6 0 0 0.5 4.8 506 9 0
Gaylon Smith 23 WB 11 4 58 98 2 0 1.7 8.9 5.3 3 57 19.0 0 0 0.3 5.2 155 2 0
Marty Slovak 23 10 0 42 135 0 0 3.2 13.5 4.2 135 0 0
Corby Davis 25 11 0 13 15 1 0 1.2 1.4 1.2 3 49 16.3 0 0 0.3 4.5 64 1 0
Jim Benton* 23 LE 11 11 7 19 0 0 2.7 1.7 0.6 27 388 14.4 7 0 2.5 35.3 407 7 0
Bill McRaven 21 wb 9 4 7 29 0 0 4.1 3.2 0.8 2 14 7.0 0 0 0.2 1.6 43 0 0
Maury Patt 24 10 0 6 20 0 0 3.3 2.0 0.6 15 165 11.0 0 0 1.5 16.5 185 0 0
Bill Lazetich 23 wb 6 1 6 23 0 0 3.8 3.8 1.0 8 44 5.5 1 0 1.3 7.3 67 1 0
Doug Russell 28 tb 7 2 5 26 0 0 5.2 3.7 0.7 5 67 13.4 1 44 0.7 9.6 93 1 0
Kelly Moan 27 2 0 2 -15 0 0 -7.5 -7.5 1.0 -15 0 0
Joel Hitt 23 3 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.0 0.3 4 51 12.8 0 0 1.3 17.0 54 0 0
Mike Rodak 22 6 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 4 54 13.5 0 0 0.7 9.0 53 0 0
Branko Smilanich 24 2 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -1.5 0.5 -3 0 0
Vic Spadaccini 23 BB/K 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 292 9.1 1 0 2.9 26.5 292 1 0
Paul McDonough 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 73 9.1 1 19 0.8 7.3 73 1 0
Johnny Wilson 24 RE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 108 13.5 1 0 0.7 9.8 108 1 0
Lou Barle 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 16 8.0 0 0 0.7 5.3 16 0 0
Team Total 23.3 11 387 1260 14 3 3.3 114.5 35.2 127 1415 11.1 12 44 11.5 128.6 2675 26 0
Opp Total 11 431 1499 11 3.5 136.3 39.2 78 1249 16.0 9 7.1 113.5 2748 20 0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Parker Hall*+ 23 P/TB 11 11 58 2369 80 0 40.8
Corby Davis 25 11 0 2 1 50.0%% 4 4 100.0%% 10 393 58 0 39.3
Vic Spadaccini 23 BB/K 11 11 16 12 75.0%%
Doug Russell 28 tb 7 2 8 329 56 0 41.1
Chet Adams 24 KR/LT/PR 9 5 5 5 100.0%%
Lew Bostick 23 g 7 2 2 2 100.0%% 1 55 55 0 55.0
Kelly Moan 27 2 0 1 1 100.0%%
Marty Slovak 23 10 0 1 15 15 0 15.0
Team Total 23.3 11 2 1 50.0%% 28 24 85.7%% 78 3161 80 0 40.5
Opp Total 11 4 22 18 81.8%%

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Johnny Drake* 23 FB 11 11 9 9 54
Jim Benton* 23 LE 11 11 7 1 8 48
Vic Spadaccini 23 BB/K 11 11 1 1 12 18
Corby Davis 25 11 0 1 1 4 1 13
Parker Hall*+ 23 P/TB 11 11 2 2 12
Gaylon Smith 23 WB 11 4 2 2 12
Jerry Dowd 23 9 0 1 1 6
Bill Lazetich 23 wb 6 1 1 1 6
Paul McDonough 23 10 0 1 1 6
Doug Russell 28 tb 7 2 1 1 6
Johnny Wilson 24 RE 11 11 1 1 6
Chet Adams 24 KR/LT/PR 9 5 5 5
Lew Bostick 23 g 7 2 2 2
Kelly Moan 27 2 0 1 1
Team Total 23.3 11 14 12 1 1 28 24 1 195
Opp Total 11 11 9 18 4 1 164

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1939-09-15 @ CHI L, 21-30 1 34 rush Johnny Drake 34 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
2 1939-09-15 @ CHI L, 21-30 3 1 rush Johnny Drake 1 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
3 1939-09-15 @ CHI L, 21-30 4 50 pass Jim Benton 50 yard pass from Kelly Moan (Kelly Moan kick)
4 1939-09-20 @ BKN L, 12-23 1 18 pass Jim Benton 18 yard pass from Parker Hall
5 1939-09-20 @ BKN L, 12-23 4 3 rush Johnny Drake 3 yard rush
6 1939-10-01 @ GNB W, 27-24 2 11 pass Jim Benton 11 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
7 1939-10-01 @ GNB W, 27-24 3 18 rush Parker Hall 18 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
8 1939-10-01 @ GNB W, 27-24 4 5 rush Johnny Drake 5 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
9 1939-10-01 @ GNB W, 27-24 4 5 rush Gaylon Smith 5 yard rush
10 1939-10-08 CHI L, 21-35 1 1 rush Johnny Drake 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
11 1939-10-08 CHI L, 21-35 1 15 pass Jim Benton 15 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
12 1939-10-08 CHI L, 21-35 4 pass Jim Benton unknown yard pass from Marty Slovak (Vic Spadaccini kick)
13 1939-10-15 @ DET L, 7-15 2 1 rush Johnny Drake 1 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
14 1939-10-22 @ CRD W, 24-0 1 1 rush Johnny Drake 1 yard rush (Lew Bostick kick)
15 1939-10-22 @ CRD W, 24-0 2 8 pass Vic Spadaccini 8 yard pass from Parker Hall (Lew Bostick kick)
16 1939-10-22 @ CRD W, 24-0 4 2 rush Gaylon Smith 2 yard rush (Corby Davis kick)
17 1939-10-29 PIT T, 14-14 1 88 rush Parker Hall 88 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
18 1939-10-29 PIT T, 14-14 4 3 rush Johnny Drake 3 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
19 1939-11-05 CRD W, 14-0 1 blocked punt Jim Benton unknown yard blocked punt return (Vic Spadaccini kick)
20 1939-11-05 CRD W, 14-0 1 44 pass Doug Russell 44 yard pass from Parker Hall (Vic Spadaccini kick)
21 1939-11-19 DET W, 14-3 2 8 pass Johnny Wilson 8 yard pass from Parker Hall (Vic Spadaccini kick)
22 1939-11-19 DET W, 14-3 2 35 pass Jim Benton 35 yard pass from Parker Hall (Vic Spadaccini kick)
23 1939-11-26 GNB L, 6-7 3 18 pass Jim Benton 18 yard pass from Parker Hall
24 1939-12-03 PHI W, 35-13 1 5 pass Bill Lazetich 5 yard pass from Parker Hall (Vic Spadaccini kick)
25 1939-12-03 PHI W, 35-13 2 19 pass Paul McDonough 19 yard pass from Marty Slovak (Vic Spadaccini kick)
26 1939-12-03 PHI W, 35-13 3 rush Johnny Drake unknown yard rush (Corby Davis kick)
27 1939-12-03 PHI W, 35-13 4 24 interception Jerry Dowd 24 yard interception return (Corby Davis kick)
28 1939-12-03 PHI W, 35-13 4 5 rush Corby Davis 5 yard rush (Corby Davis kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1939-09-15 @ CHI W, 30-21 2 7 rush Bob Swisher 7 yard rush (Joe Maniaci kick)
2 1939-09-15 @ CHI W, 30-21 2 21 pass Les McDonald 21 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Joe Maniaci kick)
3 1939-09-15 @ CHI W, 30-21 2 1 rush Joe Maniaci 1 yard rush
4 1939-09-15 @ CHI W, 30-21 4 26 pass Dick Plasman 26 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
5 1939-09-20 @ BKN W, 23-12 1 22 rush Ace Parker 22 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
6 1939-09-20 @ BKN W, 23-12 1 66 pass Perry Schwartz 66 yard pass from Ace Parker (Ralph Kercheval kick)
7 1939-09-20 @ BKN W, 23-12 4 16 interception Herman Hodges 16 yard interception return
8 1939-10-01 @ GNB L, 24-27 2 1 rush Joe Laws 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
9 1939-10-01 @ GNB L, 24-27 3 6 rush Ed Jankowski 6 yard rush (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
10 1939-10-01 @ GNB L, 24-27 3 rush Arnie Herber unknown yard rush (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
11 1939-10-08 CHI W, 35-21 2 21 pass Bob MacLeod 21 yard pass from Billy Patterson (Dick Plasman kick)
12 1939-10-08 CHI W, 35-21 2 rush Bill Osmanski unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
13 1939-10-08 CHI W, 35-21 2 41 interception Bob MacLeod 41 yard interception return (Jack Manders kick)
14 1939-10-08 CHI W, 35-21 3 rush Jack Manders unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
15 1939-10-08 CHI W, 35-21 3 rush Jack Manders unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
16 1939-10-15 @ DET W, 15-7 2 3 rush Darrell Tully 3 yard rush
17 1939-10-15 @ DET W, 15-7 4 10 pass Bill Moore 10 yard pass from Darrell Tully (Monk Moscrip kick)
18 1939-10-29 PIT T, 14-14 2 9 rush Hugh McCullough 9 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
19 1939-10-29 PIT T, 14-14 3 27 pass Sam Boyd 27 yard pass from Hugh McCullough (Armand Niccolai kick)
20 1939-11-26 GNB W, 7-6 4 18 pass Joe Laws 18 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
21 1939-12-03 PHI L, 13-35 4 45 pass Fran Murray 45 yard pass from Davey O'Brien (Fran Murray kick)
22 1939-12-03 PHI L, 13-35 4 36 pass Jay Arnold 36 yard pass from Davey O'Brien