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1947 Los Angeles Rams

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6-6-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 259 points (21.6/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 214 points (17.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 45 points (3.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-4.7.

Coach: Bob Snyder (6-6-0)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Loyola (CA) College (Los Angeles, 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 259 3831 752 5.1 48 20 12 206 123 293 1660 13 28 5.7 82 459 2171 15 4.7 112
Team Defense 214 3603 759 4.7 48 24 17 209 145 306 2059 14 24 6.7 93 453 1544 12 3.4 99
Lg Rank Offense 6 5 8 8 4 5 9 9 8 10 5 1 4 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 3 2 1 8 6 5 1 7 2 7 3 4 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Mon September 29 boxscore W 1-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 48 7 20 455 258 197 1 10 149 74 75 6
2 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 14 17 14 235 105 130 2 17 280 36 244 3
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 2-1 @ Detroit Lions 27 13 19 406 110 296 4 17 383 285 98 4
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 3-1 Chicago Cardinals 27 7 22 366 106 260 2 15 214 134 80 3
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 14 20 283 145 138 4 14 148 98 50 2
6 Sun November 2 boxscore L 3-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 10 17 15 331 109 222 7 22 393 238 155 4
7 Sun November 9 boxscore L 3-4 Boston Yanks 16 27 24 367 118 249 4 10 288 165 123 1
8 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-5 Chicago Bears 21 41 18 296 214 82 6 27 388 193 195 6
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 4-5 Detroit Lions 28 17 9 186 89 97 6 18 292 197 95 6
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 4-6 Green Bay Packers 10 30 12 194 90 104 5 21 326 167 159 2
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 5-6 @ Chicago Bears 17 14 18 330 182 148 2 27 507 296 211 6
12 Sun December 14 boxscore W 6-6 New York Giants 34 10 15 382 134 248 5 11 235 176 59 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
Bob Waterfield 27 K/P/QB 12 8 96 221 43.4% 1210 8 3.6 18 8.1 45 5.5 2.5 12.6 100.8 39.2 0 0
Jim Hardy 24 9 0 23 57 40.4% 388 5 8.8 7 12.3 64 6.8 3.0 16.9 43.1 53.7 0 0
John Ksionzyk 28 3 0 1 7 14.3% 17 0 0.0 2 28.6 17 2.4 -10.4 17.0 5.7 0.0 0 0
Kenny Washington 29 hb 11 2 2 5 40.0% 14 0 0.0 1 20.0 18 2.8 -6.2 7.0 1.3 8.3 0 0
Tom Harmon 28 KR/PR 12 1 1 3 33.3% 31 0 0.0 0 0.0 31 10.3 10.3 31.0 2.6 72.9 0 0
Team Total 27.4 12 123 293 42.0% 1660 13 4.4 28 9.6 64 5.7 2.3 13.5 138.3 35.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 145 306 47.4% 2059 14 4.6 24 7.8 6.7 4.11 14.2 171.6 52.2 0 0 6.7 4.1 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
Tom Harmon 28 KR/PR 12 1 60 306 1 32 5.1 25.5 5.0 5 89 17.8 1 33 0.4 7.4 395 2 3
Kenny Washington 29 hb 11 2 60 444 5 92 7.4 40.4 5.5 3 40 13.3 0 21 0.3 3.6 484 5 4
Fred Gehrke 29 LH 11 8 59 304 0 29 5.2 27.6 5.4 6 19 3.2 0 11 0.5 1.7 323 0 3
Dante Magnani 30 hb 12 3 48 178 0 27 3.7 14.8 4.0 4 57 14.3 1 40 0.3 4.8 235 1 2
Bob Hoffman 30 b 10 4 42 159 3 20 3.8 15.9 4.2 2 22 11.0 0 12 0.2 2.2 181 3 1
Pat West 24 FB 12 5 42 162 2 21 3.9 13.5 3.5 162 2 2
Jack Banta 30 RH 12 8 40 193 1 23 4.8 16.1 3.3 14 198 14.1 0 64 1.2 16.5 391 1 1
Dick Hoerner 25 4 0 30 124 2 23 4.1 31.0 7.5 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.3 5.0 144 2 2
Gerry Cowhig 26 lb 8 4 25 104 0 21 4.2 13.0 3.1 104 0 2
Mel Bleeker 27 hb 11 4 23 111 0 35 4.8 10.1 2.1 111 0 3
Les Horvath 26 hb 10 1 18 68 0 25 3.8 6.8 1.8 3 29 9.7 0 14 0.3 2.9 97 0 3
Bob Waterfield 27 K/P/QB 12 8 3 6 1 4 2.0 0.5 0.3 2 14 7.0 0 18 0.2 1.2 20 1 2
Jack Wilson 30 1 0 3 3 0 4 1.0 3.0 3.0 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 1.0 -5.0 -2 0 0
Steve Bagarus 28 2 0 3 15 0 10 5.0 7.5 1.5 15 0 1
Jim Hardy 24 9 0 3 -6 0 7 -2.0 -0.7 0.3 -6 0 2
Jim Benton 31 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 511 14.6 6 43 3.2 46.5 511 6 1
Ray Hamilton 31 RE 12 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 193 16.1 1 39 1.0 16.1 193 1 0
Red Hickey 30 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 196 16.3 2 42 1.1 17.8 196 2 1
Steve Pritko 27 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 101 10.1 0 20 0.9 9.2 101 0 0
Jack Zilly 26 LE 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 75 10.7 0 19 0.6 6.3 75 0 0
Bill Smyth 25 de 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 26 8.7 0 11 0.3 2.2 26 0 0
Frank Hubbell 25 e 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 60 30.0 2 45 0.2 5.0 60 2 0
Gil Bouley 26 RT 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.3 15 0 0
Team Total 27.4 12 459 2171 15 92 4.7 180.9 38.3 123 1660 13.5 13 64 10.3 138.3 3831 28 33
Opp Total 12 453 1544 12 3.4 128.7 37.8 145 2059 14.2 14 12.1 171.6 3603 26 34

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
Tom Harmon 28 KR/PR 12 1 27 392 1 88 14.5 9 208 0 34 23.1 995
Les Horvath 26 hb 10 1 4 29 0 15 7.3 3 58 0 25 19.3 184
Fred Gehrke 29 LH 11 8 4 112 1 66 28.0 2 29 0 21 14.5 464
Dante Magnani 30 hb 12 3 6 186 0 75 31.0 421
Kenny Washington 29 hb 11 2 3 44 0 23 14.7 2 52 0 27 26.0 580
Jack Banta 30 RH 12 8 2 19 0 15 9.5 2 50 0 31 25.0 460
Steve Bagarus 28 2 0 2 18 0 13 9.0 1 11 0 11 11.0 44
Mel Bleeker 27 hb 11 4 3 50 0 20 16.7 161
Gerry Cowhig 26 lb 8 4 2 29 0 16 14.5 133
Gil Bouley 26 RT 12 10 1 24 0 24 24.0 39
Ray Hamilton 31 RE 12 5 1 10 0 10 10.0 203
Bob Hoffman 30 b 10 4 1 12 0 12 12.0 193
Mike Lazetich 26 g 11 2 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Bob Waterfield 27 K/P/QB 12 8 1 2 0 2 2.0 22
Pat West 24 FB 12 5 1 21 0 21 21.0 183
Jack Zilly 26 LE 12 7 1 10 0 10 10.0 85
Team Total 27.4 12 44 640 2 88 14.5 35 727 0 75 20.8 5198
Opp Total 12 29 1841 0 63.5 47 1002 0 21.3

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 27 K/P/QB 12 8 16 7 43.8%% 30 27 90.0%% 59 2500 86 1 42.4
Jim Hardy 24 9 0 10 263 45 0 26.3
Fred Gehrke 29 LH 11 8 1 1 100.0%% 4 4 100.0%%
Jack Banta 30 RH 12 8 3 125 45 0 41.7
Team Total 27.4 12 17 8 47.1%% 34 31 91.2%% 72 2888 86 1 40.1
Opp Total 12 6 4 66.7%% 29 26 89.7%% 76 3116 41.0

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
Tom Harmon 28 KR/PR 12 1 8 136 1 36 0 0 3 1 0 0
Bob Waterfield 27 K/P/QB 12 8 5 56 0 35 0 0 2 4 -3 0
Mel Bleeker 27 hb 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 37 1
Kenny Washington 29 hb 11 2 0 4 2 0 0
Fred Gehrke 29 LH 11 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
Les Horvath 26 hb 10 1 0 3 2 0 0
Gerry Cowhig 26 lb 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 12 0
Pat West 24 FB 12 5 1 24 0 24 0 0 2 1 0 0
Jack Banta 30 RH 12 8 2 13 0 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
Gil Bouley 26 RT 12 10 0 0 3 26 1
Hal Dean 25 g 12 3 0 0 3 0 0
Ray Hamilton 31 RE 12 5 0 0 3 0 0
Jim Hardy 24 9 0 0 2 1 0 0
Bob Hoffman 30 b 10 4 1 14 0 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
Dante Magnani 30 hb 12 3 0 2 1 0 0
Steve Bagarus 28 2 0 1 31 0 31 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dick Hoerner 25 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
Dick Huffman+ 24 LT 11 11 0 0 2 15 1
Mike Lazetich 26 g 11 2 0 0 2 0 0
Jack Martin 25 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Riley Matheson+ 33 LG 11 9 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
Steve Pritko 27 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
Jim Benton 31 e 11 4 0 1 0 0 0
Jack Finlay 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Red Hickey 30 e 11 4 0 1 0 0 0
Fred Naumetz 25 C 12 12 1 9 0 9 0
Team Total 27.4 12 24 288 1 36 0 0 33 37 87 3
Opp Total 12 34 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
Bob Waterfield 27 K/P/QB 12 8 1 1 27 7 54
Jim Benton 31 e 11 4 6 6 36
Kenny Washington 29 hb 11 2 5 5 30
Tom Harmon 28 KR/PR 12 1 1 1 1 1 4 24
Bob Hoffman 30 b 10 4 3 3 18
Fred Gehrke 29 LH 11 8 1 1 4 1 13
Red Hickey 30 e 11 4 2 2 12
Dick Hoerner 25 4 0 2 2 12
Frank Hubbell 25 e 12 2 2 2 12
Pat West 24 FB 12 5 2 2 12
Jack Banta 30 RH 12 8 1 1 6
Mel Bleeker 27 hb 11 4 1 1 6
Gil Bouley 26 RT 12 10 1 1 6
Ray Hamilton 31 RE 12 5 1 1 6
Dick Huffman+ 24 LT 11 11 1 1 6
Dante Magnani 30 hb 12 3 1 1 6
Team Total 27.4 12 15 13 2 3 1 34 31 8 259
Opp Total 12 12 14 1 1 26 4 1 214

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-09-29 @ PIT W, 48-7 2 4 rush Dick Hoerner 4 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
2 1947-09-29 @ PIT W, 48-7 2 11 pass Jim Benton 11 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
3 1947-09-29 @ PIT W, 48-7 3 9 lateral Kenny Washington 9 yard lateral return (Bob Waterfield kick)
4 1947-09-29 @ PIT W, 48-7 4 45 pass Frank Hubbell 45 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
5 1947-09-29 @ PIT W, 48-7 4 15 pass Frank Hubbell 15 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1947-09-29 @ PIT W, 48-7 4 6 rush Kenny Washington 6 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
7 1947-10-05 @ GNB L, 14-17 4 4 rush Pat West 4 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
8 1947-10-05 @ GNB L, 14-17 4 4 rush Bob Waterfield 4 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
9 1947-10-12 @ DET W, 27-13 1 14 pass Tom Harmon 14 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
10 1947-10-12 @ DET W, 27-13 1 26 pass Jim Benton 26 yard pass from Bob Waterfield
11 1947-10-12 @ DET W, 27-13 3 27 pass Red Hickey 27 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
12 1947-10-12 @ DET W, 27-13 4 32 rush Tom Harmon 32 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
13 1947-10-19 CRD W, 27-7 2 31 rush Kenny Washington 31 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
14 1947-10-19 CRD W, 27-7 2 1 rush Dick Hoerner 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
15 1947-10-19 CRD W, 27-7 3 8 rush Jack Banta 8 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
16 1947-10-19 CRD W, 27-7 3 32 fumble Gil Bouley 32 yard fumble return (Bob Waterfield kick)
17 1947-10-26 @ PHI L, 7-14 4 1 rush Bob Hoffman 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
18 1947-11-02 @ CRD L, 10-17 1 92 rush Kenny Washington 92 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
19 1947-11-09 BOS L, 16-27 1 4 rush Bob Hoffman 4 yard rush
20 1947-11-09 BOS L, 16-27 3 4 rush Bob Hoffman 4 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
21 1947-11-16 CHI L, 21-41 1 10 fumble Dick Huffman 10 yard fumble return (Bob Waterfield kick)
22 1947-11-16 CHI L, 21-41 3 32 pass Jim Benton 32 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
23 1947-11-16 CHI L, 21-41 4 11 pass Jim Benton 11 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
24 1947-11-23 DET W, 28-17 1 88 punt Tom Harmon 88 yard punt return (Bob Waterfield kick)
25 1947-11-23 DET W, 28-17 2 26 interception Tom Harmon 26 yard interception return (Bob Waterfield kick)
26 1947-11-23 DET W, 28-17 2 27 pass Jim Benton 27 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
27 1947-11-23 DET W, 28-17 3 23 pass Jim Benton 23 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
28 1947-11-30 GNB L, 10-30 3 10 pass Ray Hamilton 10 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
29 1947-12-07 @ CHI W, 17-14 2 40 pass Dante Magnani 40 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
30 1947-12-07 @ CHI W, 17-14 4 20 pass Red Hickey 20 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
31 1947-12-14 NYG W, 34-10 1 35 fumble Mel Bleeker 35 yard fumble return (Fred Gehrke kick)
32 1947-12-14 NYG W, 34-10 2 66 punt Fred Gehrke 66 yard punt return (Fred Gehrke kick)
33 1947-12-14 NYG W, 34-10 2 1 rush Pat West 1 yard rush (Fred Gehrke kick)
34 1947-12-14 NYG W, 34-10 4 23 rush Kenny Washington 23 yard rush (Fred Gehrke kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1947-09-29 @ PIT L, 7-48 2 4 rush Steve Lach 4 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
2 1947-10-05 @ GNB W, 17-14 3 3 rush Bruce Smith 3 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
3 1947-10-05 @ GNB W, 17-14 3 fumble Ed Neal yard fumble return (Ward Cuff kick)
4 1947-10-12 @ DET L, 13-27 2 33 pass Bill Dudley 33 yard pass from Clyde LeForce
5 1947-10-12 @ DET L, 13-27 4 53 pass Pete Kmetovic 53 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
6 1947-10-19 CRD L, 7-27 3 5 pass Babe Dimancheff 5 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
7 1947-10-26 @ PHI W, 14-7 1 4 rush Steve Van Buren 4 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
8 1947-10-26 @ PHI W, 14-7 3 1 rush Tommy Thompson 1 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
9 1947-11-02 @ CRD W, 17-10 2 1 rush Elmer Angsman 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
10 1947-11-02 @ CRD W, 17-10 4 21 pass Elmer Angsman 21 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
11 1947-11-09 BOS W, 27-16 1 47 pass Don Currivan 47 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz
12 1947-11-09 BOS W, 27-16 2 51 pass Don Currivan 51 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
13 1947-11-09 BOS W, 27-16 4 37 pass Don Currivan 37 yard pass from Boley Dancewicz (Frank Maznicki kick)
14 1947-11-09 BOS W, 27-16 4 11 rush John Poto 11 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
15 1947-11-16 CHI W, 41-21 1 9 pass Jim Keane 9 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
16 1947-11-16 CHI W, 41-21 2 17 pass Jim Keane 17 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
17 1947-11-16 CHI W, 41-21 3 1 rush Hugh Gallarneau 1 yard rush
18 1947-11-16 CHI W, 41-21 4 46 rush George Gulyanics 46 yard rush (Ray McLean kick)
19 1947-11-16 CHI W, 41-21 4 20 interception Ed Cifers 20 yard interception return (Ray McLean kick)
20 1947-11-16 CHI W, 41-21 4 26 pass Ken Kavanaugh 26 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
21 1947-11-23 DET L, 17-28 2 10 pass John Greene 10 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
22 1947-11-23 DET L, 17-28 4 6 pass Bill Dudley 6 yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Roy Zimmerman kick)
23 1947-11-30 GNB W, 30-10 3 2 rush Ted Fritsch 2 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
24 1947-11-30 GNB W, 30-10 3 14 pass Clyde Goodnight 14 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Ward Cuff kick)
25 1947-11-30 GNB W, 30-10 4 1 rush Ted Fritsch 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
26 1947-11-30 GNB W, 30-10 4 14 rush Tony Canadeo 14 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
27 1947-12-07 @ CHI L, 14-17 1 1 rush Don Kindt 1 yard rush (Ray McLean kick)
28 1947-12-07 @ CHI L, 14-17 1 34 pass Ken Kavanaugh 34 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Ray McLean kick)
29 1947-12-14 NYG L, 10-34 2 1 pass Ray Poole 1 yard pass from Paul Governali (Len Younce kick)