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1945 Cleveland Rams

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9-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 244 points (24.4/g), 3rd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 136 points (13.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 108 points (10.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.0-2.0.

Coach: Adam Walsh (9-1-0)

Stadium: League Park
 Training Camp: Bowling Green State (Bowling Green, 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 244 3481 571 6.1 38 18 9 137 99 199 1767 16 20 8.9 60 372 1714 19 4.6 68
Team Defense 136 2489 602 4.1 44 16 11 129 99 253 1463 9 28 5.8 51 349 1026 10 2.9 67
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 9 10 3 7 3 1 6 1 5 1 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 1 2 7 10 6 2 2 2 4 4 4 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 30 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Cardinals 21 0 14 373 119 254 4 6 95 70 25 5
2 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Bears 17 0 14 289 53 236 4 16 322 227 95 4
3 Sun October 14 boxscore W 3-0 @ Green Bay Packers 27 14 12 289 135 154 4 16 232 151 81 6
4 Sun October 21 boxscore W 4-0 @ Chicago Bears 41 21 19 407 270 137 2 22 343 104 239 3
4 Sun October 28 boxscore L 4-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 28 10 243 171 72 4 6 185 144 41 1
5 Sun November 4 boxscore W 5-1 @ New York Giants 21 17 17 399 174 225 3 9 251 57 194 4
7 Sun November 11 boxscore W 6-1 Green Bay Packers 20 7 6 367 102 265 5 12 285 177 108 8
9 Sun November 18 boxscore W 7-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 35 21 13 389 242 147 3 19 345 294 51 5
9 Thu November 22 boxscore W 8-1 @ Detroit Lions 28 21 15 444 329 115 5 13 259 101 158 6
10 Sun December 2 boxscore W 9-1 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers 20 7 17 353 228 125 4 11 182 146 36 3
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 16 boxscore W 10-1 Washington Redskins 15 14 14 372 192 180 3 8 214 179 35 2

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
Bob Waterfield+ 25 K/P/QB 10 4 89 171 52.0% 1609 14 8.2 17 9.9 84 9.4 6.6 18.1 160.9 72.4
Albie Reisz 28 10 0 8 21 38.1% 146 2 9.5 3 14.3 44 7.0 2.4 18.3 14.6 55.0
Jack Jacobs 26 qb 2 1 3 5 60.0% 12 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 2.4 2.4 4.0 6.0 64.6 0 0
Tom Colella 27 hb 10 1 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Steve Nemeth 23 qb 9 4 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.0 10 100 199 50.3% 1767 16 8.0 20 10.1 84 8.9 6.0 17.7 176.7 68.2 0 0
Opp Total 10 99 253 39.1% 1463 9 3.6 28 11.1 5.8 1.51 14.8 146.3 31.1 0 0 5.8 1.5 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
Don Greenwood 24 FB 9 6 101 376 4 35 3.7 41.8 11.2 3 72 24.0 0 42 0.3 8.0 448 4 6
Fred Gehrke 27 KR/LH/PR 10 7 74 467 7 72 6.3 46.7 7.4 8 90 11.3 1 23 0.8 9.0 557 8 3
Jim Gillette 28 RH 10 7 63 390 1 52 6.2 39.0 6.3 6 48 8.0 0 15 0.6 4.8 438 1 2
Tom Colella 27 hb 10 1 46 224 2 30 4.9 22.4 4.6 7 64 9.1 2 20 0.7 6.4 288 4 4
Pat West 22 fb 10 6 19 45 0 9 2.4 4.5 1.9 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.1 -0.2 43 0 2
Bob Waterfield+ 25 K/P/QB 10 4 18 18 5 16 1.0 1.8 1.8 18 5 9
Albie Reisz 28 10 0 12 -2 0 16 -0.2 -0.2 1.2 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.1 9 0 3
George Koch 26 hb 5 1 12 101 0 32 8.4 20.2 2.4 101 0 0
Ralph Ruthstrom 24 b 6 1 10 74 0 34 7.4 12.3 1.7 74 0 0
Harvey Jones 24 fb 9 2 8 15 0 5 1.9 1.7 0.9 2 36 18.0 1 44 0.2 4.0 51 1 0
Jim Worden 30 5 0 4 3 0 7 0.8 0.6 0.8 3 0 0
Walt Zirinsky 25 5 0 3 3 0 2 1.0 0.6 0.6 3 0 0
Jack Jacobs 26 qb 2 1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 2
Jim Benton+ 29 LE 9 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 1067 23.7 8 84 5.0 118.6 1067 8 2
Steve Pritko 25 RE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 255 13.4 4 35 1.9 25.5 255 4 0
Ray Hamilton 29 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 50 12.5 0 14 0.4 5.6 50 0 0
Red Hickey 28 e 8 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 76 19.0 0 33 0.5 9.5 76 0 0
Team Total 26.0 10 372 1714 19 72 4.6 171.4 37.2 100 1767 17.7 16 84 10.0 176.7 3481 35 34
Opp Total 10 349 1026 10 2.9 102.6 34.9 99 1463 14.8 9 9.9 146.3 2489 19 31

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
Fred Gehrke 27 KR/LH/PR 10 7 8 120 0 49 15.0 9 173 0 30 19.2 850
Jim Gillette 28 RH 10 7 7 53 0 20 7.6 4 66 0 20 16.5 557
Albie Reisz 28 10 0 8 78 0 15 9.8 87
Don Greenwood 24 FB 9 6 5 106 0 30 21.2 554
Tom Colella 27 hb 10 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 3 79 0 30 26.3 377
Jim Benton+ 29 LE 9 4 3 16 0 10 5.3 1083
Ralph Ruthstrom 24 b 6 1 3 47 0 23 15.7 121
Bob Waterfield+ 25 K/P/QB 10 4 2 34 0 18 17.0 52
Jack Jacobs 26 qb 2 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
George Koch 26 hb 5 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 108
Riley Matheson+ 31 LG 10 9 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
Bob Shaw 24 5 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Team Total 26.0 10 31 353 0 49 11.4 26 448 0 30 17.2 4282
Opp Total 10 28 1609 0 57.5 45 923 0 20.5

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
Bob Waterfield+ 25 K/P/QB 10 4 3 1 33.3%% 34 31 91.2%% 39 1585 68 1 40.6
Albie Reisz 28 10 0 7 258 51 0 36.9
Jack Jacobs 26 qb 2 1 1 43 43 0 43.0
Team Total 26.0 10 3 1 33.3%% 34 31 91.2%% 47 1886 68 1 40.1
Opp Total 10 4 1 25.0%% 19 19 100.0%% 52 837 16.1

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
Bob Waterfield+ 25 K/P/QB 10 4 6 92 0 29 0 0 9 4 -2 0
Fred Gehrke 27 KR/LH/PR 10 7 4 16 0 14 0 0 3 3 -6 0
Albie Reisz 28 10 0 2 55 0 55 0 0 3 4 22 0
Jim Gillette 28 RH 10 7 4 8 0 4 0 0 2 1 0 0
Don Greenwood 24 FB 9 6 0 6 1 0 0
Pat West 22 fb 10 6 0 2 4 37 0
Tom Colella 27 hb 10 1 0 4 1 0 0
Mike Scarry 25 C 10 10 4 32 0 18 0
Jim Benton+ 29 LE 9 4 0 2 1 0 0
Jack Jacobs 26 qb 2 1 0 2 1 0 0
Harvey Jones 24 fb 9 2 2 73 0 53 0 0 0 1 0 0
Riley Matheson+ 31 LG 10 9 2 49 0 45 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dave Bernard 33 7 0 0 1 1 17 0
Ray Hamilton 29 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
Ralph Ruthstrom 24 b 6 1 1 46 0 46 0 0 0 1 0 0
Gil Bouley 24 RT 6 6 0 0 1 2 0
Roger Eason 27 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Roger Harding 22 6 0 1 16 0 16 0
Red Hickey 28 e 8 2 0 0 1 0 0
Sonny Liles 26 8 0 1 6 0 6 0
Elbie Schultz 28 LT 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
Rudy Sikich 24 t 6 2 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Winkler 23 8 0 1 5 0 5 0
Team Total 26.0 10 28 398 0 55 0 0 34 31 70 0
Opp Total 10 31 15

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
Bob Waterfield+ 25 K/P/QB 10 4 5 5 31 1 64
Jim Benton+ 29 LE 9 4 8 8 48
Fred Gehrke 27 KR/LH/PR 10 7 7 1 8 48
Tom Colella 27 hb 10 1 2 2 4 24
Don Greenwood 24 FB 9 6 4 4 24
Steve Pritko 25 RE 10 10 4 4 24
Jim Gillette 28 RH 10 7 1 1 6
Harvey Jones 24 fb 9 2 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 10 19 16 35 31 1 244
Opp Total 10 10 9 1 19 1 136

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-09-30 CRD W, 21-0 2 8 rush Bob Waterfield 8 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
2 1945-09-30 CRD W, 21-0 3 4 pass Steve Pritko 4 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
3 1945-09-30 CRD W, 21-0 3 25 rush Jim Gillette 25 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
4 1945-10-07 CHI W, 17-0 1 8 rush Bob Waterfield 8 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
5 1945-10-07 CHI W, 17-0 1 25 pass Steve Pritko 25 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1945-10-14 @ GNB W, 27-14 1 17 pass Jim Benton 17 yard pass from Bob Waterfield
7 1945-10-14 @ GNB W, 27-14 4 9 pass Tom Colella 9 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
8 1945-10-14 @ GNB W, 27-14 4 1 rush Don Greenwood 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
9 1945-10-14 @ GNB W, 27-14 4 5 rush Tom Colella 5 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
10 1945-10-21 @ CHI W, 41-21 1 11 rush Don Greenwood 11 yard rush
11 1945-10-21 @ CHI W, 41-21 2 3 rush Tom Colella 3 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
12 1945-10-21 @ CHI W, 41-21 2 10 rush Fred Gehrke 10 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
13 1945-10-21 @ CHI W, 41-21 3 8 rush Don Greenwood 8 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
14 1945-10-21 @ CHI W, 41-21 4 21 pass Jim Benton 21 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
15 1945-10-21 @ CHI W, 41-21 4 18 pass Tom Colella 18 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Bob Waterfield kick)
16 1945-10-28 @ PHI L, 14-28 2 27 pass Jim Benton 27 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
17 1945-10-28 @ PHI L, 14-28 4 44 pass Harvey Jones 44 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
18 1945-11-04 @ NYG W, 21-17 1 2 rush Bob Waterfield 2 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
19 1945-11-04 @ NYG W, 21-17 3 10 rush Fred Gehrke 10 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
20 1945-11-04 @ NYG W, 21-17 4 35 rush Fred Gehrke 35 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
21 1945-11-11 GNB W, 20-7 1 72 rush Fred Gehrke 72 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
22 1945-11-11 GNB W, 20-7 1 42 rush Fred Gehrke 42 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
23 1945-11-11 GNB W, 20-7 1 84 pass Jim Benton 84 yard pass from Bob Waterfield
24 1945-11-18 @ CRD W, 35-21 1 10 pass Steve Pritko 10 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
25 1945-11-18 @ CRD W, 35-21 1 21 rush Fred Gehrke 21 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
26 1945-11-18 @ CRD W, 35-21 2 21 pass Jim Benton 21 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
27 1945-11-18 @ CRD W, 35-21 3 36 pass Jim Benton 36 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
28 1945-11-18 @ CRD W, 35-21 4 2 rush Don Greenwood 2 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
29 1945-11-22 @ DET W, 28-21 1 23 rush Fred Gehrke 23 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
30 1945-11-22 @ DET W, 28-21 2 70 pass Jim Benton 70 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
31 1945-11-22 @ DET W, 28-21 2 1 rush Bob Waterfield 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
32 1945-11-22 @ DET W, 28-21 3 17 pass Steve Pritko 17 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
33 1945-12-02 BOS W, 20-7 1 23 pass Fred Gehrke 23 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
34 1945-12-02 BOS W, 20-7 2 1 rush Bob Waterfield 1 yard rush
35 1945-12-02 BOS W, 20-7 3 35 pass Jim Benton 35 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-10-14 @ GNB L, 14-27 3 1 rush Irv Comp 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
2 1945-10-14 @ GNB L, 14-27 4 3 rush Ted Fritsch 3 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
3 1945-10-21 @ CHI L, 21-41 2 1 rush Bob Margarita 1 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
4 1945-10-21 @ CHI L, 21-41 3 42 pass Bob Margarita 42 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
5 1945-10-21 @ CHI L, 21-41 3 2 rush Hugh Gallarneau 2 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
6 1945-10-28 @ PHI W, 28-14 2 74 pass Jack Ferrante 74 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
7 1945-10-28 @ PHI W, 28-14 3 1 rush Roy Zimmerman 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
8 1945-10-28 @ PHI W, 28-14 4 1 rush Mel Bleeker 1 yard rush (Roy Zimmerman kick)
9 1945-10-28 @ PHI W, 28-14 4 21 pass Flip McDonald 21 yard pass from Allie Sherman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
10 1945-11-04 @ NYG L, 17-21 1 77 rush Bill Paschal 77 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
11 1945-11-04 @ NYG L, 17-21 2 15 pass Frank Liebel 15 yard pass from Marion Pugh (Ken Strong kick)
12 1945-11-11 GNB L, 7-20 1 75 pass Clyde Goodnight 75 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
13 1945-11-18 @ CRD L, 21-35 2 9 fumble Chet Bulger 9 yard fumble return (Joe Kuharich kick)
14 1945-11-18 @ CRD L, 21-35 2 21 pass Jim Poole 21 yard pass from Paul Christman (Joe Kuharich kick)
15 1945-11-18 @ CRD L, 21-35 4 5 pass Ed Rucinski 5 yard pass from Paul Christman (Joe Kuharich kick)
16 1945-11-22 @ DET L, 21-28 1 rush Bob Westfall yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
17 1945-11-22 @ DET L, 21-28 4 54 pass Dick Booth 54 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Bill Callihan kick)
18 1945-11-22 @ DET L, 21-28 4 3 pass Ed Frutig 3 yard pass from Chuck Fenenbock (Bill Callihan kick)
19 1945-12-02 BOS L, 7-20 3 rush Pug Manders yard rush (Augie Lio kick)