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1942 Cleveland Rams

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5-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1942 NFL Season Summary

Scored 150 points (13.6/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 207 points (18.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of -57 points (-5.2/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-7.5.

Coach: Dutch Clark (5-6-0)

Stadium: League Park
 Training Camp: Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio)

Team Info

Principal Owner/General Manager Dan Reeves

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 150 2412 559 4.3 35 8 7 103 109 249 1537 13 27 6.2 60 310 875 5 2.8 36
Team Defense 207 3484 725 4.8 33 10 13 165 125 262 1740 17 23 6.6 60 463 1744 11 3.8 92
Lg Rank Offense 6 7 7 2 10 4 4 4 7 6 10 10 8 8
Lg Rank Defense 6 10 4 5 10 9 10 9 4 7 8 10 4 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 13 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 0 7 11 321 161 160 3 10 249 99 150 1
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-1 Philadelphia Eagles 24 14 12 296 200 96 2 14 235 90 145 2
2 Sun September 27 boxscore W 2-1 @ Detroit Lions 14 0 10 222 106 116 3 9 164 57 107 5
4 Sun October 4 boxscore L 2-2 Chicago Bears 7 21 7 148 128 20 4 12 297 179 118 4
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 2-3 @ Washington Redskins 14 33 5 103 132 -29 3 15 330 143 187 4
4 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-4 @ Green Bay Packers 28 45 15 388 254 134 2 26 539 330 209
7 Sun October 25 boxscore W 3-4 Chicago Cardinals 7 3 9 153 93 60 3 13 214 114 100 4
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 4-4 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 17 0 8 204 159 45 2 14 268 94 174 5
9 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-5 Green Bay Packers 12 30 12 234 96 138 7 21 337 197 140 3
10 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-5 Detroit Lions 27 7 8 285 160 125 2 17 346 114 232 3
10 Sun November 29 boxscore L 5-6 @ Chicago Bears 0 47 6 58 48 10 4 14 506 323 183 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 26 P/PR/TB 10 8 62 140 44.3% 815 7 5.0 19 13.6 59 5.8 0.7 13.1 81.5 40.3 0 0
Jack Jacobs 23 tb 8 3 43 93 46.2% 640 6 6.5 6 6.5 67 6.9 5.3 14.9 80.0 63.9 0 0
Gaylon Smith 26 FB 11 6 2 12 16.7% 49 0 0.0 1 8.3 19 4.1 0.3 24.5 4.5 9.4 0 0
Corby Davis 28 bb 9 2 1 2 50.0% 22 0 0.0 1 50.0 22 11.0 -11.5 22.0 2.4 50.0 0 0
Len Janiak 27 b 9 3 1 1 100.0% 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 11.0 11.0 11.0 1.2 112.5 0 0
Dante Magnani* 25 KR/WB 11 10 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.3 11 109 249 43.8% 1537 13 5.2 27 10.8 67 6.2 2.3 14.1 139.7 42.1 0 0
Opp Total 11 125 262 47.7% 1740 17 6.5 23 8.8 6.6 3.99 13.9 158.2 54.6 0 0 6.6 4.0 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
Gaylon Smith 26 FB 11 6 83 332 2 50 4.0 30.2 7.5 3 61 20.3 0 33 0.3 5.5 393 2 0
Dante Magnani* 25 KR/WB 11 10 59 344 1 71 5.8 31.3 5.4 24 276 11.5 4 67 2.2 25.1 620 5 0
Parker Hall 26 P/PR/TB 10 8 41 -3 1 13 -0.1 -0.3 4.1 -3 1 0
Len Janiak 27 b 9 3 34 109 0 20 3.2 12.1 3.8 6 51 8.5 1 19 0.7 5.7 160 1 0
Jack Jacobs 23 tb 8 3 32 -31 0 13 -1.0 -3.9 4.0 -31 0 0
Corby Davis 28 bb 9 2 28 55 0 12 2.0 6.1 3.1 2 18 9.0 0 14 0.2 2.0 73 0 0
George Morris 23 hb 9 1 22 65 0 28 3.0 7.2 2.4 65 0 0
Bill Lazetich 26 9 0 3 19 1 18 6.3 2.1 0.3 6 65 10.8 1 49 0.7 7.2 84 2 0
Jack Boone 24 2 0 3 -1 0 3 -0.3 -0.5 1.5 2 58 29.0 1 43 1.0 29.0 57 1 0
Bosh Pritchard* 23 1 0 3 -27 0 0 -9.0 -27.0 3.0 -27 0 0
Dutch Elston 24 BB 11 8 1 15 0 15 15.0 1.4 0.1 4 58 14.5 0 18 0.4 5.3 73 0 0
John Petchel 23 bb 7 1 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 2.3 14 0 0
Jim Benton 26 LE 9 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 345 15.0 1 45 2.6 38.3 345 1 0
Ben Hightower 24 e 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 317 16.7 3 59 1.9 31.7 317 3 0
Joe Gibson 23 RE 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 79 13.2 0 19 0.5 7.2 79 0 0
Johnny Wilson 27 e 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 113 18.8 1 45 2.0 37.7 113 1 0
George Platukis 27 e 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 64 12.8 1 22 0.6 7.1 64 1 0
Warren Plunkett 22 bb 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 16 8.0 0 18 0.2 1.6 16 0 0
Team Total 25.3 11 310 875 5 71 2.8 79.5 28.2 109 1537 14.1 13 67 9.9 139.7 2412 18 0
Opp Total 11 463 1744 11 3.8 158.5 42.1 125 1740 13.9 17 11.4 158.2 3484 28 21

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Parker Hall 26 P/PR/TB 10 8 12 148 0 32 12.3 10 155 0 22 15.5 300
Dante Magnani* 25 KR/WB 11 10 2 27 0 25 13.5 11 250 0 37 22.7 897
Jack Jacobs 23 tb 8 3 8 63 0 16 7.9 4 83 0 25 20.8 115
Gaylon Smith 26 FB 11 6 6 62 0 21 10.3 6 109 0 25 18.2 564
Dutch Elston 24 BB 11 8 2 46 0 24 23.0 119
George Morris 23 hb 9 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 1 15 0 15 15.0 82
John Petchel 23 bb 7 1 2 26 0 14 13.0 40
Jack Boone 24 2 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 62
Bill Lazetich 26 9 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 111
Warren Plunkett 22 bb 10 2 1 4 0 4 4.0 20
Bosh Pritchard* 23 1 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 -3
Team Total 25.3 11 30 307 0 32 10.2 39 739 0 37 18.9 3458
Opp Total 11 40 1359 0 34.0 27 545 0 20.2

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 26 P/PR/TB 10 8 36 1397 67 0 38.8
Jack Jacobs 23 tb 8 3 33 1395 66 0 42.3
Chet Adams* 27 K/LT 11 11 6 3 50.0%% 15 14 93.3%%
Corby Davis 28 bb 9 2 7 275 49 0 39.3
Boyd Clay 27 8 0 4 4 100.0%%
Joe Pasqua 24 RT 11 11 1 1 100.0%%
Bosh Pritchard* 23 1 0 1 34 34 0 34.0
Team Total 25.3 11 6 3 50.0%% 20 19 95.0%% 77 3101 67 0 40.3
Opp Total 11 9 4 44.4%% 28 25 89.3%% 56 2183 39.0

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 Jacobs 23 tb 8 3 4 22 0 22 0
Gaylon Smith 26 FB 11 6 4 20 0 12 0
Parker Hall 26 P/PR/TB 10 8 3 60 0 25 0
Bill Conkright 28 C 11 8 2 10 0 9 0
George Morris 23 hb 9 1 2 7 0 4 0
Jack Boone 24 2 0 1 4 0 4 0
Larry Brahm 26 10 0 1 15 0 15 0
Corby Davis 28 bb 9 2 1 3 0 3 0
Riley Matheson+ 28 LG 10 8 1 13 0 13 0
George Platukis 27 e 9 2 1 12 0 12 0
Hank Rockwell 25 g 8 1 1 58 0 58 0
Roy Stuart 22 RG 10 6 1 25 0 25 0
Wilfred Thorpe 25 rg 11 5 1 5 0 5 0
Team Total 25.3 11 23 254 0 58 0
Opp Total 11 21 11 1

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
Dante Magnani* 25 KR/WB 11 10 1 4 5 30
Chet Adams* 27 K/LT 11 11 14 3 23
Ben Hightower 24 e 10 2 3 3 18
Bill Lazetich 26 9 0 1 1 2 12
George Platukis 27 e 9 2 1 1 2 12
Gaylon Smith 26 FB 11 6 2 2 12
Johnny Wilson 27 e 3 3 1 1 2 12
Jim Benton 26 LE 9 7 1 1 6
Jack Boone 24 2 0 1 1 6
Parker Hall 26 P/PR/TB 10 8 1 1 6
Len Janiak 27 b 9 3 1 1 6
Boyd Clay 27 8 0 4 4
Joe Pasqua 24 RT 11 11 1 1
Team Total 25.3 11 5 13 1 1 20 19 3 1 148
Opp Total 11 11 17 1 25 4 1 207

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1942-09-20 PHI W, 24-14 1 fumble Johnny Wilson yard fumble return (Chet Adams kick)
2 1942-09-20 PHI W, 24-14 2 48 pass Jack Boone 48 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Chet Adams kick)
3 1942-09-20 PHI W, 24-14 3 45 pass Johnny Wilson 45 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
4 1942-09-27 @ DET W, 14-0 2 11 pass Jim Benton 11 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Chet Adams kick)
5 1942-09-27 @ DET W, 14-0 4 19 pass Ben Hightower 19 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Chet Adams kick)
6 1942-10-04 CHI L, 7-21 4 14 pass Ben Hightower 14 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Joe Pasqua kick)
7 1942-10-11 @ WAS L, 14-33 4 6 pass Bill Lazetich 6 yard pass from Parker Hall (Boyd Clay kick)
8 1942-10-11 @ WAS L, 14-33 4 15 pass Dante Magnani 15 yard pass from Parker Hall (Boyd Clay kick)
9 1942-10-18 @ GNB L, 28-45 2 67 pass Dante Magnani 67 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Boyd Clay kick)
10 1942-10-18 @ GNB L, 28-45 2 52 rush Dante Magnani 52 yard rush (Boyd Clay kick)
11 1942-10-18 @ GNB L, 28-45 2 4 rush Bill Lazetich 4 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
12 1942-10-18 @ GNB L, 28-45 4 2 rush Gaylon Smith 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
13 1942-10-25 CRD W, 7-3 3 3 pass Dante Magnani 3 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Chet Adams kick)
14 1942-11-01 @ BKN W, 17-0 2 33 fumble George Platukis 33 yard fumble return (Chet Adams kick)
15 1942-11-01 @ BKN W, 17-0 3 9 rush Parker Hall 9 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
16 1942-11-08 GNB L, 12-30 4 14 pass Ben Hightower 14 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
17 1942-11-15 DET W, 27-7 1 15 pass Len Janiak 15 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
18 1942-11-15 DET W, 27-7 3 6 pass George Platukis 6 yard pass from Parker Hall
19 1942-11-15 DET W, 27-7 4 18 pass Dante Magnani 18 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
20 1942-11-15 DET W, 27-7 4 50 rush Gaylon Smith 50 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1942-09-13 @ CRD W, 7-0 1 6 pass Steve Lach 6 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Bill Daddio kick)
2 1942-09-20 PHI L, 14-24 1 33 fumble Vic Sears 33 yard fumble return (Len Barnum kick)
3 1942-09-20 PHI L, 14-24 4 9 pass Ernie Steele 9 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Dick Erdlitz kick)
4 1942-10-04 CHI W, 21-7 1 63 pass Ray McLean 63 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
5 1942-10-04 CHI W, 21-7 3 32 pass Ray McLean 32 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Frank Maznicki kick)
6 1942-10-04 CHI W, 21-7 4 1 rush Harry Clarke 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
7 1942-10-11 @ WAS W, 33-14 1 4 blocked punt Willie Wilkin 4 yard blocked punt return (Bob Masterson kick)
8 1942-10-11 @ WAS W, 33-14 2 15 pass Dick Todd 15 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick)
9 1942-10-11 @ WAS W, 33-14 3 26 pass Wilbur Moore 26 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Andy Farkas kick)
10 1942-10-11 @ WAS W, 33-14 3 13 pass Bob McChesney 13 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Andy Farkas kick)
11 1942-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-28 1 26 pass Don Hutson 26 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
12 1942-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-28 2 1 rush Chuck Sample 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
13 1942-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-28 3 10 rush Cecil Isbell 10 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
14 1942-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-28 3 50 rush Tony Canadeo 50 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
15 1942-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-28 4 1 pass Don Hutson 1 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
16 1942-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-28 4 28 pass Joe Laws 28 yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Lou Brock kick)
17 1942-11-08 GNB W, 30-12 1 11 pass Don Hutson 11 yard pass from Cecil Isbell
18 1942-11-08 GNB W, 30-12 2 15 pass Don Hutson 15 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
19 1942-11-08 GNB W, 30-12 4 10 pass Chuck Sample 10 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
20 1942-11-08 GNB W, 30-12 4 1 pass Don Hutson 1 yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Don Hutson kick)
21 1942-11-15 DET L, 7-27 1 80 rush Lloyd Cardwell 80 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
22 1942-11-29 @ CHI W, 47-0 2 8 pass Ray McLean 8 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Lee Artoe kick)
23 1942-11-29 @ CHI W, 47-0 2 18 rush Gary Famiglietti 18 yard rush (Lee Artoe kick)
24 1942-11-29 @ CHI W, 47-0 2 1 rush Charlie O'Rourke 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
25 1942-11-29 @ CHI W, 47-0 3 2 rush Ray Nolting 2 yard rush
26 1942-11-29 @ CHI W, 47-0 3 24 pass John Siegal 24 yard pass from Sid Luckman
27 1942-11-29 @ CHI W, 47-0 4 64 pass Hampton Pool 64 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Frank Maznicki kick)
28 1942-11-29 @ CHI W, 47-0 4 21 rush Gary Famiglietti 21 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)