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1944 Cleveland Rams

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4-6-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1944 NFL Season Summary

Scored 188 points (18.8/g), 6th of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 224 points (22.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of -36 points (-3.6/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-6.0.

Coach: Aldo Donelli (4-6-0)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Dan Reeves
General Manager Chile Walsh

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 188 2402 566 4.2 41 15 10 104 85 208 1261 13 26 6.1 43 358 1141 13 3.2 51
Team Defense 224 2846 593 4.8 44 17 6 116 87 206 1434 16 27 7.0 41 387 1412 15 3.6 69
Lg Rank Offense 6 6 9 9 8 6 5 5 7 6 7 5 5 6
Lg Rank Defense 8 9 2 1 6 5 8 9 4 9 7 8 8 9

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers 30 28 6 232 136 96 4 11 310 182 128 5
2 Sun October 8 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Bears 19 7 11 222 65 157 5 6 220 143 77 4
3 Sun October 15 boxscore W 3-0 @ Detroit Lions 20 17 6 177 106 71 3 8 237 136 101 6
5 Sun October 22 boxscore L 3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 21 30 14 337 125 212 1 24 452 158 294 4
5 Sun October 29 boxscore L 3-2 @ Chicago Bears 21 28 8 123 94 29 16 388 114 274 2
5 Sun November 5 boxscore L 3-3 @ Washington Redskins 10 14 21 407 87 320 4 7 199 137 62 3
7 Sun November 12 boxscore L 3-4 Green Bay Packers 7 42 10 231 133 98 9 10 310 133 177 3
8 Sun November 19 boxscore W 4-4 @ Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers 33 6 9 331 196 135 2 12 210 120 90 5
9 Sun November 26 boxscore L 4-5 Detroit Lions 14 26 10 166 93 73 6 8 237 176 61 7
10 Sun December 10 boxscore L 4-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13 26 7 216 179 37 7 13 317 140 177 5

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
Albie Reisz 27 KR/tb 10 2 49 113 43.4% 777 8 7.1 10 8.8 70 6.9 4.3 15.9 77.7 53.6 0 0
Tom Colella 26 P/TB 10 8 27 75 36.0% 336 4 5.3 10 13.3 25 4.5 -0.5 12.4 33.6 28.9 0 0
John Karrs 29 BB 10 8 4 10 40.0% 49 0 0.0 4 40.0 23 4.9 -13.1 12.3 4.9 16.2 0 0
Dave Bernard 32 8 0 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 2 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
John Petchel 25 bb 10 2 2 3 66.7% 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 9.0 9.0 13.5 2.7 95.1 0 0
Lou Zontini 27 K 10 0 2 2 100.0% 18 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 9.0 9.0 9.0 1.8 104.2 0 0
Mike Kabealo 29 HB/PR 10 7 1 1 100.0% 54 1 100.0 0 0.0 54 54.0 74.0 54.0 5.4 158.3 0 0
Team Total 26.7 10 85 208 40.9% 1261 13 6.3 26 12.5 70 6.1 1.7 14.8 126.1 42.6 0 0
Opp Total 10 87 206 42.2% 1434 16 7.8 27 13.1 7.0 2.62 16.5 143.4 52.6 0 0 7.0 2.6 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
Albie Reisz 27 KR/tb 10 2 69 134 2 46 1.9 13.4 6.9 134 2 0
Walter West 27 fb 9 3 66 220 1 31 3.3 24.4 7.3 9 64 7.1 0 18 1.0 7.1 284 1 0
Tom Colella 26 P/TB 10 8 53 208 2 75 3.9 20.8 5.3 2 64 32.0 1 54 0.2 6.4 272 3 0
Mike Kabealo 29 HB/PR 10 7 47 152 1 11 3.2 15.2 4.7 2 20 10.0 0 12 0.2 2.0 172 1 0
Harvey Jones 23 FB 10 8 38 133 1 36 3.5 13.3 3.8 6 59 9.8 0 19 0.6 5.9 192 1 0
Lou Zontini 27 K 10 0 33 105 3 16 3.2 10.5 3.3 3 88 29.3 1 53 0.3 8.8 193 4 0
Jim Gillette 27 hb 7 2 26 131 2 58 5.0 18.7 3.7 131 2 0
Roy Huggins 26 5 0 12 41 0 15 3.4 8.2 2.4 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.2 0.0 41 0 0
John Karrs 29 BB 10 8 7 0 0 3 0.0 0.0 0.7 0 0 0
John Petchel 25 bb 10 2 5 11 0 6 2.2 1.1 0.5 1 43 43.0 1 43 0.1 4.3 54 1 0
Dave Bernard 32 8 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.8 0.1 6 0 0
Stan Skoczen 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0
Jim Benton 28 e 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 505 12.9 6 36 3.9 50.5 505 6 0
Steve Pritko 24 RE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 296 16.4 3 53 1.8 29.6 296 3 0
Ray Hamilton 28 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 113 37.7 1 70 0.3 12.6 113 1 0
Jake Fawcett 25 RT 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.9 9 0 0
Team Total 26.7 10 358 1141 12 75 3.2 114.1 35.8 85 1261 14.8 13 70 8.5 126.1 2402 25 0
Opp Total 10 387 1412 15 3.6 141.2 38.7 87 1434 16.5 16 8.7 143.4 2846 31 27

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
Albie Reisz 27 KR/tb 10 2 5 68 0 21 13.6 12 285 0 44 23.8 487
Tom Colella 26 P/TB 10 8 4 65 0 29 16.3 10 241 0 41 24.1 578
Mike Kabealo 29 HB/PR 10 7 7 64 0 16 9.1 4 126 0 51 31.5 362
Harvey Jones 23 FB 10 8 6 66 0 18 11.0 1 33 0 33 33.0 291
Lou Zontini 27 K 10 0 4 47 0 14 11.8 3 66 0 34 22.0 306
Jim Gillette 27 hb 7 2 1 16 0 16 16.0 4 115 0 38 28.8 262
Jim Benton 28 e 10 4 2 4 0 3 2.0 509
Jake Fawcett 25 RT 10 10 2 2 0 2 1.0 11
Walter West 27 fb 9 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 15 0 15 15.0 299
Norm Olsen 23 10 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
John Petchel 25 bb 10 2 1 17 0 17 17.0 71
Team Total 26.7 10 28 326 0 29 11.6 41 923 0 51 22.5 3651
Opp Total 10 24 1451 0 60.5 36 872 1 24.2

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
Tom Colella 26 P/TB 10 8 1 1 100.0%% 33 1247 63 0 37.8
Albie Reisz 27 KR/tb 10 2 24 959 66 0 40.0
Lou Zontini 27 K 10 0 6 3 50.0%% 16 14 87.5%%
Walter West 27 fb 9 3 8 6 75.0%%
Team Total 26.7 10 7 4 57.1%% 24 20 83.3%% 57 2206 66 0 38.7
Opp Total 10 3 1 33.3%% 32 27 84.4%% 55 1503 27.3

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
Tom Colella 26 P/TB 10 8 4 53 0 19 0
Jim Gillette 27 hb 7 2 3 29 0 15 0
Harvey Jones 23 FB 10 8 3 71 0 32 0
Riley Matheson+ 30 LG 9 8 3 12 0 6 0
Albie Reisz 27 KR/tb 10 2 3 72 0 25 0
Mike Kabealo 29 HB/PR 10 7 2 9 0 9 0
Walter West 27 fb 9 3 2 5 0 3 0
Lou Zontini 27 K 10 0 2 14 0 10 0
Tom Corbo 26 RG 10 6 1 0 0 0 0
John Petchel 25 bb 10 2 1 25 0 25 0
Steve Pritko 24 RE 10 10 1 3 0 3 0
Bill Rieth 28 g 9 3 1 12 0 12 0
Mike Scarry 24 C 10 10 1 5 0 5 0
Team Total 26.7 10 27 310 0 32 0
Opp Total 10 27 10 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
Lou Zontini 27 K 10 0 3 1 4 14 3 47
Jim Benton 28 e 10 4 6 1 7 42
Tom Colella 26 P/TB 10 8 2 1 3 1 21
Steve Pritko 24 RE 10 10 3 3 18
Jim Gillette 27 hb 7 2 2 2 12
Albie Reisz 27 KR/tb 10 2 2 2 12
Walter West 27 fb 9 3 1 1 6 12
Ray Hamilton 28 9 0 1 1 6
Harvey Jones 23 FB 10 8 1 1 6
Mike Kabealo 29 HB/PR 10 7 1 1 6
John Petchel 25 bb 10 2 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 10 12 13 1 26 20 4 188
Opp Total 10 15 16 1 27 1 1 224

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1944-09-24 @ CRD W, 30-28 2 6 rush Mike Kabealo 6 yard rush (Walter West kick)
2 1944-09-24 @ CRD W, 30-28 2 10 pass Jim Benton 10 yard pass from Tom Colella
3 1944-09-24 @ CRD W, 30-28 4 18 pass Jim Benton 18 yard pass from Tom Colella (Walter West kick)
4 1944-09-24 @ CRD W, 30-28 4 5 pass Jim Benton 5 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Walter West kick)
5 1944-10-08 CHI W, 19-7 2 6 rush Lou Zontini 6 yard rush (Walter West kick)
6 1944-10-08 CHI W, 19-7 3 23 fumble Jim Benton 23 yard fumble return
7 1944-10-15 @ DET W, 20-17 2 27 rush Albie Reisz 27 yard rush
8 1944-10-15 @ DET W, 20-17 3 9 pass Steve Pritko 9 yard pass from Tom Colella (Walter West kick)
9 1944-10-15 @ DET W, 20-17 4 48 pass Steve Pritko 48 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Walter West kick)
10 1944-10-22 @ GNB L, 21-30 1 75 rush Tom Colella 75 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
11 1944-10-22 @ GNB L, 21-30 2 25 rush Tom Colella 25 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
12 1944-10-22 @ GNB L, 21-30 4 23 pass Jim Benton 23 yard pass from Tom Colella (Lou Zontini kick)
13 1944-10-29 @ CHI L, 21-28 2 16 pass Jim Benton 16 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Lou Zontini kick)
14 1944-10-29 @ CHI L, 21-28 3 5 rush Walter West 5 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
15 1944-10-29 @ CHI L, 21-28 3 13 pass Jim Benton 13 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Lou Zontini kick)
16 1944-11-05 @ WAS L, 10-14 4 36 rush Harvey Jones 36 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
17 1944-11-12 GNB L, 7-42 3 46 rush Albie Reisz 46 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
18 1944-11-19 @ CRD W, 33-6 1 54 pass Tom Colella 54 yard pass from Mike Kabealo
19 1944-11-19 @ CRD W, 33-6 2 1 rush Lou Zontini 1 yard rush
20 1944-11-19 @ CRD W, 33-6 3 35 pass Steve Pritko 35 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Lou Zontini kick)
21 1944-11-19 @ CRD W, 33-6 4 58 rush Jim Gillette 58 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
22 1944-11-19 @ CRD W, 33-6 4 43 pass John Petchel 43 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Lou Zontini kick)
23 1944-11-26 DET L, 14-26 1 1 rush Lou Zontini 1 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
24 1944-11-26 DET L, 14-26 2 1 rush Jim Gillette 1 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
25 1944-12-10 @ PHI L, 13-26 2 53 pass Lou Zontini 53 yard pass from Albie Reisz
26 1944-12-10 @ PHI L, 13-26 4 70 pass Ray Hamilton 70 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Lou Zontini kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1944-09-24 @ CRD L, 28-30 2 18 kickoff Elbie Schultz 18 yard kickoff return (Conway Baker kick)
2 1944-09-24 @ CRD L, 28-30 3 40 pass Ed Rucinski 40 yard pass from Coley McDonough (Conway Baker kick)
3 1944-09-24 @ CRD L, 28-30 3 3 rush John Grigas 3 yard rush (Conway Baker kick)
4 1944-09-24 @ CRD L, 28-30 4 67 pass Johnny Butler 67 yard pass from Coley McDonough (Conway Baker kick)
5 1944-10-08 CHI L, 7-19 2 67 pass Abe Croft 67 yard pass from Gene Ronzani (Pete Gudauskas kick)
6 1944-10-15 @ DET L, 17-20 1 39 pass Art Van Tone 39 yard pass from Frankie Sinkwich (Frankie Sinkwich kick)
7 1944-10-15 @ DET L, 17-20 1 5 rush Frankie Sinkwich 5 yard rush (Frankie Sinkwich kick)
8 1944-10-22 @ GNB W, 30-21 1 1 rush Ben Starret 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
9 1944-10-22 @ GNB W, 30-21 2 9 rush Joe Laws 9 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
10 1944-10-22 @ GNB W, 30-21 2 8 pass Lou Brock 8 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
11 1944-10-22 @ GNB W, 30-21 3 2 rush Ted Fritsch 2 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
12 1944-10-29 @ CHI W, 28-21 1 11 rush Bob Margarita 11 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
13 1944-10-29 @ CHI W, 28-21 2 2 rush Gary Famiglietti 2 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
14 1944-10-29 @ CHI W, 28-21 2 15 pass Connie Mack Berry 15 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
15 1944-10-29 @ CHI W, 28-21 4 66 rush Al Grygo 66 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
16 1944-11-05 @ WAS W, 14-10 2 61 pass Les Dye 61 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Joe Aguirre kick)
17 1944-11-05 @ WAS W, 14-10 2 19 pass Joe Aguirre 19 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Joe Aguirre kick)
18 1944-11-12 GNB W, 42-7 1 33 pass Don Hutson 33 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
19 1944-11-12 GNB W, 42-7 2 14 rush Irv Comp 14 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
20 1944-11-12 GNB W, 42-7 2 2 rush Joe Laws 2 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
21 1944-11-12 GNB W, 42-7 3 4 rush Joe Laws 4 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
22 1944-11-12 GNB W, 42-7 4 15 pass Don Hutson 15 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
23 1944-11-12 GNB W, 42-7 4 26 pass Paul Duhart 26 yard pass from Roy McKay (Don Hutson kick)
24 1944-11-19 @ CRD L, 6-33 3 46 pass Tony Bova 46 yard pass from John Grigas
25 1944-11-26 DET W, 26-14 2 57 pass Dave Diehl 57 yard pass from Frankie Sinkwich
26 1944-11-26 DET W, 26-14 3 33 pass Dave Diehl 33 yard pass from Frankie Sinkwich
27 1944-11-26 DET W, 26-14 4 5 rush Elmer Hackney 5 yard rush (Frankie Sinkwich kick)
28 1944-11-26 DET W, 26-14 4 5 pass Dave Diehl 5 yard pass from Frankie Sinkwich (Frankie Sinkwich kick)
29 1944-12-10 @ PHI W, 26-13 1 10 rush Steve Van Buren 10 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
30 1944-12-10 @ PHI W, 26-13 2 4 rush Jack Hinkle 4 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
31 1944-12-10 @ PHI W, 26-13 2 45 pass Ben Kish 45 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman
32 1944-12-10 @ PHI W, 26-13 4 10 rush Ernie Steele 10 yard rush