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1946 Los Angeles Rams

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6-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 277 points (25.2/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 257 points (23.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of 20 points (1.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 6.0-5.0.

Coach: Adam Walsh (6-4-1)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Compton College (Compton, California)

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 277 3763 730 5.2 44 20 21 214 153 326 2080 19 24 6.4 91 404 1683 16 4.2 102
Team Defense 257 3479 667 5.2 38 15 19 170 112 265 2154 21 23 8.1 75 402 1325 13 3.3 76
Lg Rank Offense 2 1 6 7 1 1 1 1 8 7 7 3 4 1
Lg Rank Defense 8 8 6 8 7 9 10 10 6 10 4 6 6 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 14 25 15 233 117 116 4 16 316 175 141 2
2 Sun October 6 boxscore W 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 21 17 22 262 105 157 4 15 405 226 179 3
3 Sun October 13 boxscore T 1-1-1 @ Chicago Bears 28 28 18 396 155 241 4 17 312 248 64 2
4 Sun October 20 boxscore W 2-1-1 Detroit Lions 35 14 20 434 312 122 5 10 111 95 16 3
6 Sun October 27 boxscore L 2-2-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 10 34 19 336 173 163 6 21 359 238 121 3
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 3-2-1 @ Detroit Lions 41 20 19 331 224 107 2 16 293 232 61 5
7 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-3-1 Chicago Bears 21 27 20 314 180 134 4 19 390 243 147 3
8 Sun November 17 boxscore W 4-3-1 Chicago Cardinals 17 14 16 304 162 142 2 12 268 165 103 5
9 Sun November 24 boxscore L 4-4-1 @ Boston Yanks 21 40 20 382 165 217 5 15 404 224 180 2
10 Sun December 1 boxscore W 5-4-1 @ New York Giants 31 21 25 453 312 141 5 15 394 180 214 6
11 Sun December 8 boxscore W 6-4-1 Green Bay Packers 38 17 20 318 175 143 3 14 227 128 99 4

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+ 26 K/P/QB 11 4 127 251 50.6% 1747 17 6.8 17 6.8 57 7.0 5.3 13.8 158.8 67.6 0 0
Jim Hardy 23 9 0 24 64 37.5% 285 2 3.1 7 10.9 60 4.5 0.2 11.9 31.7 22.7 0 0
Kenny Washington 28 6 0 1 8 12.5% 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 2.4 2.4 19.0 3.2 39.6 0 0
Tom Farmer 25 hb 8 1 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Fred Gehrke 28 KR/LH/PR 10 10 1 1 100.0% 29 0 0.0 0 0.0 29 29.0 29.0 29.0 2.9 118.7 0 0
Team Total 27.0 11 153 326 46.9% 2080 19 5.8 24 7.4 60 6.4 4.2 13.6 189.1 56.5 0 0
Opp Total 11 112 265 42.3% 2154 21 7.9 23 8.7 8.1 5.81 19.2 195.8 61.4 0 0 8.1 5.8 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
Fred Gehrke 28 KR/LH/PR 10 10 71 371 3 53 5.2 37.1 7.1 11 83 7.5 2 21 1.1 8.3 454 5 2
Mike Holovak 27 fb 11 2 55 211 3 22 3.8 19.2 5.0 2 6 3.0 0 8 0.2 0.5 217 3 2
Tom Harmon 27 hb 10 3 47 236 2 84 5.0 23.6 4.7 10 199 19.9 2 45 1.0 19.9 435 4 2
Jack Banta 29 RH 10 6 44 209 0 25 4.8 20.9 4.4 8 81 10.1 1 32 0.8 8.1 290 1 4
Bob Hoffman 29 b 10 2 43 162 3 19 3.8 16.2 4.3 162 3 0
Pat West 23 FB 10 7 40 226 1 72 5.7 22.6 4.0 226 1 4
Tom Farmer 25 hb 8 1 28 90 1 17 3.2 11.3 3.5 6 17 2.8 0 13 0.8 2.1 107 1 1
Kenny Washington 28 6 0 23 114 1 19 5.0 19.0 3.8 6 83 13.8 0 20 1.0 13.8 197 1 2
Jack Wilson 29 hb 9 3 19 120 0 35 6.3 13.3 2.1 3 30 10.0 1 15 0.3 3.3 150 1 0
Bob Waterfield+ 26 K/P/QB 11 4 16 -60 1 6 -3.8 -5.5 1.5 -60 1 6
Jim Hardy 23 9 0 10 -10 0 6 -1.0 -1.1 1.1 -10 0 2
Steve Sucic 25 4 0 7 18 0 9 2.6 4.5 1.8 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.3 0.3 19 0 1
Ralph Ruthstrom 25 b 6 4 2 -4 0 1 -2.0 -0.7 0.3 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.2 1.5 5 0 2
Jim Benton+ 30 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 63 981 15.6 6 57 5.7 89.2 981 6 1
Steve Pritko 26 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 185 10.3 2 29 1.6 16.8 185 2 0
Ray Hamilton 30 RE 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 92 11.5 0 16 0.7 8.4 92 0 0
Red Hickey 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 213 26.6 3 60 1.0 26.6 213 3 0
Bob Shaw 25 LE 10 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 63 15.8 2 28 0.4 6.3 63 2 0
Woody Strode 32 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 37 9.3 0 19 0.4 3.7 37 0 0
Team Total 27.0 11 405 1683 15 84 4.2 153.0 36.8 153 2080 13.6 19 60 13.9 189.1 3763 34 30
Opp Total 11 402 1325 13 3.3 120.5 36.5 112 2154 19.2 21 10.2 195.8 3479 34 35

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 28 KR/LH/PR 10 10 8 59 0 20 7.4 8 186 0 28 23.3 699
Tom Harmon 27 hb 10 3 5 57 0 21 11.4 6 134 0 31 22.3 626
Jack Wilson 29 hb 9 3 5 99 0 70 19.8 6 145 0 68 24.2 394
Jack Banta 29 RH 10 6 2 26 0 24 13.0 8 142 0 33 17.8 458
Tom Farmer 25 hb 8 1 4 40 0 13 10.0 4 129 0 92 32.3 276
Pat West 23 FB 10 7 4 49 0 19 12.3 275
Kenny Washington 28 6 0 2 39 0 24 19.5 236
Red Hickey 29 8 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 227
Mike Holovak 27 fb 11 2 1 18 0 18 18.0 235
Ralph Ruthstrom 25 b 6 4 1 2 0 2 2.0 7
Bob Shaw 25 LE 10 7 1 52 1 52 52.0 115
Woody Strode 32 10 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 43
Steve Sucic 25 4 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 39
Bob Waterfield+ 26 K/P/QB 11 4 1 12 0 12 12.0 -48
Team Total 27.0 11 26 295 0 70 11.3 43 934 1 92 21.7 4992
Opp Total 11 27 2037 0 75.4 52 1301 1 25.0

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
Bob Waterfield+ 26 K/P/QB 11 4 9 6 66.7%% 37 37 100.0%% 39 1743 65 0 44.7
Jim Hardy 23 9 0 5 209 47 0 41.8
Bob deLauer 26 C 11 6 2 0.0%%
Jack Banta 29 RH 10 6 1 44 44 0 44.0
Team Total 27.0 11 11 6 54.5%% 37 37 100.0%% 45 1996 65 0 44.4
Opp Total 11 11 5 45.5%% 35 30 85.7%% 51 2047 40.1

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+ 26 K/P/QB 11 4 5 72 0 28 0 0 6 3 0 0
Jack Banta 29 RH 10 6 2 44 0 29 0 0 4 3 6 0
Tom Harmon 27 hb 10 3 3 97 1 85 0 0 2 1 0 0
Fred Gehrke 28 KR/LH/PR 10 10 3 63 0 41 0 0 2 0 0 0
Riley Matheson+ 32 RG 11 7 4 21 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
Pat West 23 FB 10 7 0 4 1 0 0
Jim Hardy 23 9 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 2 1 0 0
Gil Bouley 25 RT 11 11 0 0 3 0 0
Tom Farmer 25 hb 8 1 0 1 2 0 0
Roger Harding 23 c 10 1 1 14 0 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Mike Holovak 27 fb 11 2 0 2 0 0 0
Mike Lazetich 25 g 10 4 0 0 2 0 0
Ralph Ruthstrom 25 b 6 4 0 2 0 0 0
Elbie Schultz 29 LT 11 11 0 0 2 15 0
Bob Shaw 25 LE 10 7 0 0 2 14 0
Steve Sucic 25 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
Kenny Washington 28 6 0 0 2 0 0 0
Jack Wilson 29 hb 9 3 1 32 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
Jim Benton+ 30 e 11 4 0 1 0 0 0
Roger Eason 28 LG 9 8 0 0 1 0 0
Jake Fawcett 27 4 0 1 5 0 5 0
Ray Hamilton 30 RE 11 7 0 0 1 0 0
Les Lear 28 t 11 1 1 0 0 0 0
Fred Naumetz 24 c 11 4 1 1 0 1 0
Joe Pasqua 28 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
Steve Pritko 26 e 11 4 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 11 23 357 1 85 0 0 30 27 35 0
Opp Total 11 35 20 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
Bob Waterfield+ 26 K/P/QB 11 4 1 1 37 6 61
Jim Benton+ 30 e 11 4 6 6 36
Fred Gehrke 28 KR/LH/PR 10 10 3 2 5 30
Tom Harmon 27 hb 10 3 2 2 1 5 30
Red Hickey 29 8 0 3 3 18
Bob Hoffman 29 b 10 2 3 3 18
Mike Holovak 27 fb 11 2 3 3 18
Bob Shaw 25 LE 10 7 2 1 3 18
Steve Pritko 26 e 11 4 2 2 12
Jack Banta 29 RH 10 6 1 1 6
Tom Farmer 25 hb 8 1 1 1 6
Len Levy 25 g 10 2 1 1 6
Kenny Washington 28 6 0 1 1 6
Pat West 23 FB 10 7 1 1 6
Jack Wilson 29 hb 9 3 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 11 15 19 1 1 1 37 37 6 277
Opp Total 11 13 21 1 30 5 1 257

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-29 PHI L, 14-25 1 2 rush Pat West 2 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
2 1946-09-29 PHI L, 14-25 2 8 rush Mike Holovak 8 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
3 1946-10-06 @ GNB W, 21-17 1 12 rush Tom Farmer 12 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
4 1946-10-06 @ GNB W, 21-17 3 85 interception Tom Harmon 85 yard interception return (Bob Waterfield kick)
5 1946-10-06 @ GNB W, 21-17 4 1 rush Mike Holovak 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1946-10-13 @ CHI T, 28-28 1 23 pass Jim Benton 23 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
7 1946-10-13 @ CHI T, 28-28 2 29 pass Tom Harmon 29 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
8 1946-10-13 @ CHI T, 28-28 3 1 rush Bob Hoffman 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
9 1946-10-13 @ CHI T, 28-28 3 84 rush Tom Harmon 84 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
10 1946-10-20 DET W, 35-14 1 11 rush Fred Gehrke 11 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
11 1946-10-20 DET W, 35-14 2 45 pass Tom Harmon 45 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
12 1946-10-20 DET W, 35-14 2 3 pass Bob Shaw 3 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
13 1946-10-20 DET W, 35-14 3 34 pass Jim Benton 34 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
14 1946-10-20 DET W, 35-14 4 3 rush Kenny Washington 3 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
15 1946-10-27 @ CRD L, 10-34 2 21 pass Fred Gehrke 21 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
16 1946-11-03 @ DET W, 41-20 2 29 rush Fred Gehrke 29 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
17 1946-11-03 @ DET W, 41-20 2 fumble Len Levy yard fumble return (Bob Waterfield kick)
18 1946-11-03 @ DET W, 41-20 3 28 pass Bob Shaw 28 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
19 1946-11-03 @ DET W, 41-20 4 27 pass Jim Benton 27 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
20 1946-11-03 @ DET W, 41-20 4 1 rush Bob Waterfield 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
21 1946-11-10 CHI L, 21-27 1 3 rush Bob Hoffman 3 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
22 1946-11-10 CHI L, 21-27 3 13 pass Jim Benton 13 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
23 1946-11-10 CHI L, 21-27 4 1 pass Steve Pritko 1 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
24 1946-11-17 CRD W, 17-14 2 9 rush Fred Gehrke 9 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
25 1946-11-17 CRD W, 17-14 4 28 pass Steve Pritko 28 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
26 1946-11-24 @ BOS L, 21-40 1 1 rush Mike Holovak 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
27 1946-11-24 @ BOS L, 21-40 3 6 pass Jack Banta 6 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
28 1946-11-24 @ BOS L, 21-40 4 37 pass Red Hickey 37 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
29 1946-12-01 @ NYG W, 31-21 1 3 pass Fred Gehrke 3 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
30 1946-12-01 @ NYG W, 31-21 1 16 pass Jim Benton 16 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
31 1946-12-01 @ NYG W, 31-21 2 10 pass Jim Benton 10 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
32 1946-12-01 @ NYG W, 31-21 4 51 kickoff Bob Shaw 51 yard kickoff return (Bob Waterfield kick)
33 1946-12-08 GNB W, 38-17 1 13 pass Jack Wilson 13 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
34 1946-12-08 GNB W, 38-17 2 5 rush Tom Harmon 5 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
35 1946-12-08 GNB W, 38-17 3 45 pass Red Hickey 45 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
36 1946-12-08 GNB W, 38-17 4 2 rush Bob Hoffman 2 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
37 1946-12-08 GNB W, 38-17 4 28 pass Red Hickey 28 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-29 PHI W, 25-14 3 38 pass Larry Cabrelli 38 yard pass from Allie Sherman (Augie Lio kick)
2 1946-09-29 PHI W, 25-14 4 28 pass Jack Ferrante 28 yard pass from Allie Sherman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
3 1946-10-06 @ GNB L, 17-21 2 32 pass Nolan Luhn 32 yard pass from Herm Rohrig (Ted Fritsch kick)
4 1946-10-06 @ GNB L, 17-21 3 11 rush Ted Fritsch 11 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
5 1946-10-13 @ CHI T, 28-28 1 39 pass Ray McLean 39 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
6 1946-10-13 @ CHI T, 28-28 1 40 pass Jim Keane 40 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
7 1946-10-13 @ CHI T, 28-28 2 48 pass Ray McLean 48 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
8 1946-10-13 @ CHI T, 28-28 4 3 rush Bill Osmanski 3 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
9 1946-10-20 DET L, 14-35 3 1 rush Camp Wilson 1 yard rush (Chuck DeShane kick)
10 1946-10-20 DET L, 14-35 3 56 pass Billy deCorrevont 56 yard pass from Jim Callahan (Chuck DeShane kick)
11 1946-10-27 @ CRD W, 34-10 1 32 pass Billy Dewell 32 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
12 1946-10-27 @ CRD W, 34-10 1 1 rush Paul Christman 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
13 1946-10-27 @ CRD W, 34-10 2 3 rush Pat Harder 3 yard rush
14 1946-10-27 @ CRD W, 34-10 3 2 rush Elmer Angsman 2 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
15 1946-10-27 @ CRD W, 34-10 4 4 pass Mal Kutner 4 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
16 1946-11-03 @ DET L, 20-41 1 1 rush Camp Wilson 1 yard rush
17 1946-11-03 @ DET L, 20-41 4 3 rush Jim Callahan 3 yard rush (Chuck DeShane kick)
18 1946-11-03 @ DET L, 20-41 4 70 pass Bob Cifers 70 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Chuck DeShane kick)
19 1946-11-10 CHI W, 27-21 1 52 rush Hugh Gallarneau 52 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
20 1946-11-10 CHI W, 27-21 1 38 pass Ken Kavanaugh 38 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
21 1946-11-10 CHI W, 27-21 2 34 pass Ken Kavanaugh 34 yard pass from Sid Luckman
22 1946-11-10 CHI W, 27-21 3 28 pass Ken Kavanaugh 28 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
23 1946-11-17 CRD L, 14-17 2 51 pass Billy Dewell 51 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
24 1946-11-17 CRD L, 14-17 2 29 pass Mal Kutner 29 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Ward Cuff kick)
25 1946-11-24 @ BOS W, 40-21 1 97 kickoff Abe Karnofsky 97 yard kickoff return (Nick Scollard kick)
26 1946-11-24 @ BOS W, 40-21 2 46 rush Jim Gillette 46 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
27 1946-11-24 @ BOS W, 40-21 2 44 pass John Grigas 44 yard pass from Paul Governali (Nick Scollard kick)
28 1946-11-24 @ BOS W, 40-21 3 60 pass Jim Gillette 60 yard pass from Paul Governali
29 1946-11-24 @ BOS W, 40-21 4 59 rush John Grigas 59 yard rush
30 1946-11-24 @ BOS W, 40-21 4 43 pass Don Currivan 43 yard pass from Howard Maley (Nick Scollard kick)
31 1946-12-01 @ NYG L, 21-31 1 16 pass Frank Liebel 16 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Ken Strong kick)
32 1946-12-01 @ NYG L, 21-31 3 52 rush Frank Reagan 52 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
33 1946-12-01 @ NYG L, 21-31 4 24 pass Howie Livingston 24 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Ken Strong kick)
34 1946-12-08 GNB L, 17-38 1 5 rush Ted Fritsch 5 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
35 1946-12-08 GNB L, 17-38 3 51 pass Clyde Goodnight 51 yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Ted Fritsch kick)