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1940 Cleveland Rams

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4-6-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 171 points (15.5/g), 5th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 191 points (17.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of -20 points (-1.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 4.8-6.2.

Coach: Dutch Clark (4-6-1)

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 171 2724 611 4.5 25 0 113 109 247 1582 12 25 6.4 364 1142 11 3.1 113
Team Defense 191 3102 714 4.3 39 14 99 247 1490 13 25 6.0 467 1612 9 3.5
Lg Rank Offense 5 5 6 1 8 3 4 4 6 4 9 8 4 8
Lg Rank Defense 8 10 4 4 1 6 7 8 4 5 10 9 5 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 21 13 9 229 107 122 1 11 239 196 43 4
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 0 6 5 146 106 40 8 13 226 54 172 5
3 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-2 Chicago Bears 14 21 10 233 158 75 3 13 240 53 187 4
4 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-3 @ Green Bay Packers 14 31 16 342 265 77 5 18 413 327 86 5
5 Sun October 20 boxscore W 2-3 Chicago Cardinals 26 14 7 330 177 153 3 12 259 63 196 6
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 2-4 @ Chicago Cardinals 7 17 8 147 54 93 4 14 223 77 146 4
7 Sun November 3 boxscore W 3-4 Detroit Lions 24 0 16 308 131 177 1 12 261 149 112 6
8 Sun November 10 boxscore W 4-4 @ New York Giants 13 0 4 120 36 84 2 15 246 44 202 4
9 Sun November 17 boxscore L 4-5 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 14 29 15 285 145 140 5 9 240 114 126 3
10 Sun November 24 boxscore L 4-6 @ Chicago Bears 25 47 11 282 209 73 4 15 429 295 134 2
11 Sun December 1 boxscore T 4-6-1 Green Bay Packers 13 13 10 228 148 80 4 18 364 156 208 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 24 P/TB 11 7 77 183 42.1% 1108 7 3.8 16 8.7 0 6.1 2.9 14.4 100.7 38.7 0 0
Marty Slovak 24 tb 9 4 17 28 60.7% 234 0 0.0 4 14.3 0 8.4 1.9 13.8 26.0 47.9 0 0
Gaylon Smith 24 BB 11 8 10 18 55.6% 150 2 11.1 2 11.1 38 8.3 5.6 15.0 13.6 80.6 0 0
Ken Heineman 22 3 0 3 8 37.5% 74 1 12.5 1 12.5 0 9.3 6.1 24.7 24.7 71.9 0 0
Johnny Drake*+ 24 FB 11 8 2 4 50.0% 16 2 50.0 0 0.0 9 4.0 14.0 8.0 1.5 100.0 0 0
Jim Gillette 23 4 0 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 2 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
Fred Gehrke 22 3 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Vic Spadaccini* 24 b 9 3 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 24.1 11 109 247 44.1% 1582 12 4.9 25 10.1 38 6.4 2.8 14.5 143.8 42.2 0 0
Opp Total 11 99 247 40.1% 1490 13 5.3 25 10.1 6.0 2.53 15.1 135.5 38.6 0 0 6.0 2.5 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
Johnny Drake*+ 24 FB 11 8 134 480 9 0 3.6 43.6 12.2 8 81 10.1 0 0 0.7 7.4 561 9 0
Parker Hall 24 P/TB 11 7 94 365 1 0 3.9 33.2 8.5 365 1 0
Marty Slovak 24 tb 9 4 53 129 1 0 2.4 14.3 5.9 129 1 0
Olie Cordill* 24 WB 10 7 24 73 0 0 3.0 7.3 2.4 14 158 11.3 2 26 1.4 15.8 231 2 0
Gaylon Smith 24 BB 11 8 19 18 0 0 0.9 1.6 1.7 2 65 32.5 0 0 0.2 5.9 83 0 0
Len Janiak 25 b 11 3 19 44 0 0 2.3 4.0 1.7 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 47 0 0
Dante Magnani 23 hb 11 4 7 19 0 0 2.7 1.7 0.6 11 119 10.8 1 25 1.0 10.8 138 1 0
Ken Heineman 22 3 0 6 -5 0 0 -0.8 -1.7 2.0 -5 0 0
Paul McDonough 24 RE 11 7 2 5 0 0 2.5 0.5 0.2 12 315 26.3 1 65 1.1 28.6 320 1 0
Jim Benton 24 LE 10 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 22 351 16.0 3 0 2.2 35.1 351 3 0
Maury Patt 25 e 10 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 2 52 26.0 1 0 0.2 5.2 52 1 0
Hank Rockwell 23 g 11 2 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.5 0.1 1 5 5.0 1 5 0.1 0.5 10 1 0
Elwyn Dunstan 25 RT 10 6 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 4 0 0
Jim Gillette 23 4 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.3 0.3 1 0 0
Mike Rodak 23 1 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4.0 1.0 4 0 0
Vic Spadaccini* 24 b 9 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 276 12.5 2 0 2.4 30.7 276 2 0
Johnny Wilson 25 e 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 93 13.3 1 0 0.7 9.3 93 1 0
Chet Adams 25 K/KR/le/LT/PR 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 28 9.3 0 0 0.3 2.5 28 0 0
Earl Crowder 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 33 16.5 0 0 0.7 11.0 33 0 0
Fred Gehrke 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.3 -0.7 -2 0 0
Jack Haman 22 C 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.5 5 0 0
Team Total 24.1 11 364 1142 11 5 3.1 103.8 33.1 109 1582 14.5 12 65 9.9 143.8 2724 23 0
Opp Total 11 467 1612 9 3.5 146.5 42.5 99 1490 15.1 13 9.0 135.5 3102 22 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 24 P/TB 11 7 57 2489 75 0 43.7
Chet Adams 25 K/KR/le/LT/PR 11 11 5 1 20.0%% 9 7 77.8%%
Gaylon Smith 24 BB 11 8 11 391 62 0 35.5
Vic Spadaccini* 24 b 9 3 7 5 71.4%%
Johnny Drake*+ 24 FB 11 8 1 0.0%% 5 2 40.0%%
Olie Cordill* 24 WB 10 7 5 224 47 0 44.8
Ken Heineman 22 3 0 1 1 100.0%% 2 63 34 0 31.5
Pete Gudauskas 24 1 0 2 1 50.0%%
Boyd Clay 25 rt 11 5 1 0.0%%
Len Janiak 25 b 11 3 1 30 30 0 30.0
Dante Magnani 23 hb 11 4 1 33 33 0 33.0
Team Total 24.1 11 7 1 14.3%% 24 16 66.7%% 77 3230 75 0 41.9
Opp Total 11 7 25 20 80.0%%

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Jack Haman 22 C 11 9 5 80 1 35 0
Dante Magnani 23 hb 11 4 3 59 0 0 0
Hank Rockwell 23 g 11 2 3 7 0 0 0
Gaylon Smith 24 BB 11 8 3 48 0 0 0
Vic Spadaccini* 24 b 9 3 3 83 1 60 0
Parker Hall 24 P/TB 11 7 2 0 0 0 0
Marty Slovak 24 tb 9 4 2 20 0 0 0
Bill Conkright 26 c 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
Olie Cordill* 24 WB 10 7 1 2 0 2 0
Johnny Drake*+ 24 FB 11 8 1 2 0 2 0
Ken Heineman 22 3 0 1 5 0 5 0
Team Total 24.1 11 25 306 2 60 0
Opp Total 11 0 -14

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*+ 24 FB 11 8 9 9 2 56
Vic Spadaccini* 24 b 9 3 2 1 3 5 23
Jim Benton 24 LE 10 5 3 3 18
Olie Cordill* 24 WB 10 7 2 2 12
Chet Adams 25 K/KR/le/LT/PR 11 11 7 1 10
Parker Hall 24 P/TB 11 7 1 1 6
Jack Haman 22 C 11 9 1 1 6
Dante Magnani 23 hb 11 4 1 1 6
Paul McDonough 24 RE 11 7 1 1 6
Maury Patt 25 e 10 1 1 1 6
Hank Rockwell 23 g 11 2 1 1 6
Marty Slovak 24 tb 9 4 1 1 6
Johnny Wilson 25 e 10 4 1 1 6
Pete Gudauskas 24 1 0 1 1
Ken Heineman 22 3 0 1 1
Team Total 24.1 11 11 12 2 25 16 1 1 171
Opp Total 11 9 13 1 2 20 7 191

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-22 PHI W, 21-13 1 2 rush Johnny Drake 2 yard rush
2 1940-09-22 PHI W, 21-13 1 rush Johnny Drake unknown yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
3 1940-09-22 PHI W, 21-13 2 8 rush Johnny Drake 8 yard rush
4 1940-10-06 CHI L, 14-21 3 12 rush Parker Hall 12 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
5 1940-10-06 CHI L, 14-21 3 25 pass Dante Magnani 25 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
6 1940-10-13 @ GNB L, 14-31 2 5 pass Hank Rockwell 5 yard pass from Ken Heineman (Ken Heineman kick)
7 1940-10-13 @ GNB L, 14-31 4 5 pass Vic Spadaccini 5 yard pass from Gaylon Smith (Vic Spadaccini kick)
8 1940-10-20 CRD W, 26-14 1 62 pass Jim Benton 62 yard pass from Parker Hall
9 1940-10-20 CRD W, 26-14 1 65 pass Paul McDonough 65 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
10 1940-10-20 CRD W, 26-14 4 35 interception Jack Haman 35 yard interception return
11 1940-10-20 CRD W, 26-14 4 38 pass Maury Patt 38 yard pass from Gaylon Smith (Johnny Drake kick)
12 1940-10-27 @ CRD L, 7-17 1 7 rush Johnny Drake 7 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
13 1940-11-03 DET W, 24-0 2 2 rush Johnny Drake 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
14 1940-11-03 DET W, 24-0 2 9 pass Jim Benton 9 yard pass from Johnny Drake (Vic Spadaccini kick)
15 1940-11-03 DET W, 24-0 4 3 rush Marty Slovak 3 yard rush (Johnny Drake kick)
16 1940-11-10 @ NYG W, 13-0 2 60 interception Vic Spadaccini 60 yard interception return
17 1940-11-10 @ NYG W, 13-0 4 1 rush Johnny Drake 1 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
18 1940-11-17 @ BKN L, 14-29 1 4 rush Johnny Drake 4 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
19 1940-11-17 @ BKN L, 14-29 2 6 pass Vic Spadaccini 6 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
20 1940-11-24 @ CHI L, 25-47 1 14 rush Johnny Drake 14 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
21 1940-11-24 @ CHI L, 25-47 3 26 pass Olie Cordill 26 yard pass from Parker Hall
22 1940-11-24 @ CHI L, 25-47 4 7 pass Jim Benton 7 yard pass from Johnny Drake
23 1940-11-24 @ CHI L, 25-47 4 14 pass Johnny Wilson 14 yard pass from Parker Hall
24 1940-12-01 GNB T, 13-13 2 5 rush Johnny Drake 5 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
25 1940-12-01 GNB T, 13-13 3 6 pass Olie Cordill 6 yard pass from Parker Hall

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-22 PHI L, 13-21 2 10 pass Don Looney 10 yard pass from Davey O'Brien (John Cole kick)
2 1940-09-22 PHI L, 13-21 4 23 pass Don Looney 23 yard pass from Foster Watkins
3 1940-09-29 @ DET W, 6-0 3 20 rush Whizzer White 20 yard rush
4 1940-10-06 CHI W, 21-14 2 14 rush George McAfee 14 yard rush (Bob Snyder kick)
5 1940-10-06 CHI W, 21-14 2 1 rush Bernie Masterson 1 yard rush (Dick Plasman kick)
6 1940-10-06 CHI W, 21-14 3 rush Gary Famiglietti unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
7 1940-10-13 @ GNB W, 31-14 2 19 pass Don Hutson 19 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
8 1940-10-13 @ GNB W, 31-14 2 47 pass Carl Mulleneaux 47 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
9 1940-10-13 @ GNB W, 31-14 3 pass Andy Uram unknown yard pass from Arnie Herber (Don Hutson kick)
10 1940-10-13 @ GNB W, 31-14 4 19 pass Carl Mulleneaux 19 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Clarke Hinkle kick)
11 1940-10-20 CRD L, 14-26 2 29 rush Lloyd Madden 29 yard rush (Beryl Clark kick)
12 1940-10-20 CRD L, 14-26 4 10 rush Johnny Hall 10 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
13 1940-10-27 @ CRD W, 17-7 1 1 rush Lloyd Madden 1 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
14 1940-10-27 @ CRD W, 17-7 2 50 interception Johnny Hall 50 yard interception return (Lou Zontini kick)
15 1940-11-17 @ BKN W, 29-14 2 68 interception Ace Parker 68 yard interception return
16 1940-11-17 @ BKN W, 29-14 3 38 pass Pug Manders 38 yard pass from Ace Parker (Ace Parker kick)
17 1940-11-17 @ BKN W, 29-14 3 22 pass Dick Cassiano 22 yard pass from Ace Parker
18 1940-11-17 @ BKN W, 29-14 4 1 rush Pug Manders 1 yard rush (Ace Parker kick)
19 1940-11-24 @ CHI W, 47-25 1 2 rush Bill Osmanski 2 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
20 1940-11-24 @ CHI W, 47-25 1 58 pass Dick Plasman 58 yard pass from Bernie Masterson
21 1940-11-24 @ CHI W, 47-25 2 74 pass Ken Kavanaugh 74 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Jack Manders kick)
22 1940-11-24 @ CHI W, 47-25 3 12 pass Bob Nowaskey 12 yard pass from George McAfee (Jack Manders kick)
23 1940-11-24 @ CHI W, 47-25 3 20 pass Bob Nowaskey 20 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
24 1940-11-24 @ CHI W, 47-25 4 2 fumble John Siegal 2 yard fumble return (Bob Snyder kick)
25 1940-12-01 GNB T, 13-13 4 11 pass Don Hutson 11 yard pass from Hal Van Every (Don Hutson kick)