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1948 Los Angeles Rams

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6-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 327 points (27.2/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 269 points (22.4/g), 5th.
 Differential of 58 points (4.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-4.6.

Coach: Clark Shaughnessy (6-5-1)

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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 327 4491 822 5.5 42 17 16 239 201 395 2748 28 25 7.0 123 427 1743 15 4.1 100
Team Defense 269 3713 750 5.0 43 24 17 204 164 309 2143 20 19 6.9 97 441 1570 13 3.6 90
Lg Rank Offense 4 3 5 2 3 1 2 1 5 5 7 6 5 4
Lg Rank Defense 5 4 5 1 5 5 6 5 7 6 5 4 5 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Wed September 22 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 44 7 23 407 191 216 4 14 276 168 108 7
2 Sun October 3 boxscore T 1-0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 28 28 21 403 295 108 2 12 280 142 138 2
3 Sun October 10 boxscore L 1-1-1 @ Chicago Bears 21 42 19 300 218 82 5 24 413 243 170 2
5 Sun October 17 boxscore L 1-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 0 16 17 328 244 84 9 16 289 132 157 4
5 Sun October 24 boxscore W 2-2-1 @ Detroit Lions 34 27 19 385 264 121 2 16 290 224 66 6
6 Sun October 31 boxscore L 2-3-1 Chicago Cardinals 22 27 19 460 406 54 3 27 477 299 178 3
7 Sun November 7 boxscore L 2-4-1 Chicago Bears 6 21 16 242 125 117 1 16 328 124 204 2
8 Sun November 14 boxscore W 3-4-1 @ New York Giants 52 37 25 390 167 223 5 14 233 141 92 4
9 Sun November 21 boxscore L 3-5-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 24 27 14 415 323 92 3 22 386 216 170 2
10 Sun November 28 boxscore W 4-5-1 Green Bay Packers 24 10 23 445 206 239 5 8 197 100 97 5
11 Sun December 5 boxscore W 5-5-1 @ Washington Redskins 41 13 23 395 196 199 1 19 267 188 79 3
12 Sun December 12 boxscore W 6-5-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 14 20 321 113 208 2 16 277 166 111 3

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Jim Hardy 25 qb 12 3 112 211 53.1 1390 14 6.6 7 3.3 69 6.6 6.4 12.4 115.8 82.1 0 0
Bob Waterfield 28 K/P/QB 11 8 87 180 48.3 1354 14 7.8 18 10.0 80 7.5 4.6 15.6 123.1 60.0 0 0
Paul Rickards 22 3 0 2 2 100.0 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.3 79.2 0 0
Fred Gehrke 30 KR/LH/PR 12 8 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Kenny Washington 30 hb 10 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.8 12 201 395 50.9 2748 28 7.1 25 6.3 80 7.0 5.5 13.7 229.0 70.7 0 0
Opp Total 12 164 309 53.1 2143 20 6.5 19 6.1 6.9 5.46 13.1 178.6 71.2 0 0 6.9 5.5 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
Dick Hoerner 26 FB 12 5 76 354 4 23 4.7 29.5 6.3 18 227 12.6 2 45 1.5 18.9 581 6 3
Kenny Washington 30 hb 10 3 57 301 2 31 5.3 30.1 5.7 6 104 17.3 1 43 0.6 10.4 405 3 4
Fred Gehrke 30 KR/LH/PR 12 8 56 246 1 24 4.4 20.5 4.7 16 173 10.8 1 34 1.3 14.4 419 2 4
Gerry Cowhig 27 lb 12 3 46 206 2 14 4.5 17.2 3.8 3 18 6.0 0 9 0.3 1.5 224 2 0
Dante Magnani 31 hb 8 1 38 144 0 15 3.8 18.0 4.8 3 28 9.3 1 16 0.4 3.5 172 1 2
Jack Banta 31 RH 12 10 32 105 0 14 3.3 8.8 2.7 4 34 8.5 0 14 0.3 2.8 139 0 1
Les Horvath 27 hb 12 2 30 118 0 19 3.9 9.8 2.5 4 42 10.5 0 19 0.3 3.5 160 0 2
Bob Hoffman 31 b 11 4 22 68 4 8 3.1 6.2 2.0 3 28 9.3 1 13 0.3 2.5 96 5 1
Bruce Smith 28 8 0 12 38 0 0 3.2 4.8 1.5 4 29 7.3 0 10 0.5 3.6 67 0 1
Joe Corn 25 9 0 11 27 0 6 2.5 3.0 1.2 27 0 2
Bob Agler 24 8 0 8 41 0 12 5.1 5.1 1.0 41 0 0
Tom Keane 22 11 0 7 16 0 3 2.3 1.5 0.6 11 195 17.7 2 57 1.0 17.7 211 2 1
Jim Mello 28 3 0 7 3 0 4 0.4 1.0 2.3 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.3 5.7 20 0 0
Bob Waterfield 28 K/P/QB 11 8 7 12 0 10 1.7 1.1 0.6 12 0 5
Jim Hardy 25 qb 12 3 5 14 0 9 2.8 1.2 0.4 14 0 2
Pat West 25 4 0 4 24 0 16 6.0 6.0 1.0 3 37 12.3 0 17 0.8 9.3 61 0 0
Bob DeFruiter 30 3 0 3 4 0 4 1.3 1.3 1.0 4 0 0
Tom Fears 26 le 12 1 2 8 0 8 4.0 0.7 0.2 51 698 13.7 4 80 4.3 58.2 706 4 0
Paul Rickards 22 3 0 2 21 0 11 10.5 7.0 0.7 21 0 0
Don Currivan 28 e 10 2 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.4 0.1 10 189 18.9 3 58 1.0 18.9 185 3 0
Larry Brink 25 11 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 4 36 9.0 0 18 0.4 3.3 33 0 0
Red Hickey 31 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 509 17.0 7 69 2.5 42.4 509 7 0
Jack Zilly 27 RE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 169 13.0 4 30 1.1 14.1 169 4 1
Frank Hubbell 26 LE 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 134 13.4 1 48 0.8 11.2 134 1 1
Bill Smyth 26 de 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 66 11.0 1 21 0.5 6.0 66 1 0
Gil Bouley 27 RT 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.3 15 0 1
Team Total 26.8 12 427 1743 13 31 4.1 145.3 35.6 201 2748 13.7 28 80 16.8 229.0 4491 41 32
Opp Total 12 441 1570 13 3.6 130.8 36.8 164 2143 13.1 20 13.7 178.6 3713 33 42

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Fred Gehrke 30 KR/LH/PR 12 8 19 217 0 48 11.4 17 464 1 92 27.3 1100
Les Horvath 27 hb 12 2 13 203 0 27 15.6 2 31 0 16 15.5 394
Joe Corn 25 9 0 4 49 0 22 12.3 5 112 0 22 22.4 188
Jack Banta 31 RH 12 10 1 14 0 14 14.0 6 119 0 28 19.8 272
Dick Hoerner 26 FB 12 5 1 6 0 6 6.0 2 35 0 20 17.5 622
Dante Magnani 31 hb 8 1 3 49 0 22 16.3 221
Kenny Washington 30 hb 10 3 1 12 0 12 12.0 2 54 0 33 27.0 471
Gerry Cowhig 27 lb 12 3 1 3 0 3 3.0 1 3 0 3 3.0 230
Bob Hoffman 31 b 11 4 2 19 0 10 9.5 115
Gil Bouley 27 RT 12 12 1 8 0 8 8.0 23
Bruce Smith 28 8 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 77
Al Sparkman 22 t 12 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.8 12 41 514 0 48 12.5 42 894 1 92 21.3 5899
Opp Total 12 32 1933 1 60.4 53 1177 1 22.2

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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 28 K/P/QB 11 8 11 6 54.5% 44 38 86.4% 43 1833 88 0 42.6
Jack Banta 31 RH 12 10 17 639 55 0 37.6
Jim Hardy 25 qb 12 3 3 151 77 0 50.3
Fred Gehrke 30 KR/LH/PR 12 8 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.8 12 11 6 54.5% 45 39 86.7% 63 2623 88 0 41.6
Opp Total 12 11 6 54.5% 36 33 91.7% 77 3136 40.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Bob Waterfield 28 K/P/QB 11 8 4 8 0 5 0 0 5 4 0 0
Kenny Washington 30 hb 10 3 2 45 0 40 0 0 4 4 17 0
Les Horvath 27 hb 12 2 2 14 0 9 0 0 2 3 4 0
Fred Gehrke 30 KR/LH/PR 12 8 2 29 0 21 0 0 4 0 0 0
Dick Hoerner 26 FB 12 5 1 6 0 6 0 0 3 2 8 0
Fred Naumetz 26 C 11 7 4 75 0 68 0 0 0 2 0 0
Frank Hubbell 26 LE 12 11 0 1 3 0 0
Mike Lazetich 27 RG 12 6 0 0 4 0 0
Jack Banta 31 RH 12 10 0 1 2 0 0
Joe Corn 25 9 0 0 2 1 0 0
Jim Hardy 25 qb 12 3 0 2 1 0 0
Tom Keane 22 11 0 0 1 2 0 0
Gil Bouley 27 RT 12 12 0 1 1 0 0
Ed Champagne 26 12 0 0 0 2 2 0
Hal Dean 26 LG 11 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tom Fears 26 le 12 1 2 37 1 35 0
Dante Magnani 31 hb 8 1 0 2 0 0 0
Bruce Smith 28 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
Jack Zilly 27 RE 12 6 0 1 1 4 0
Larry Brink 25 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Gerry Cowhig 27 lb 12 3 1 9 0 9 0
Bob David 27 g 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
Roger Eason 30 rg 10 6 0 0 1 0 0
Bob Hoffman 31 b 11 4 0 1 0 0 0
Jack Martin 26 c 12 5 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Smyth 26 de 11 4 0 0 1 0 0
Al Sparkman 22 t 12 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.8 12 19 223 1 68 0 0 32 39 35 0
Opp Total 12 42 18 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Bob Waterfield 28 K/P/QB 11 8 38 6 56
Red Hickey 31 12 0 7 7 42
Dick Hoerner 26 FB 12 5 4 2 6 36
Tom Fears 26 le 12 1 4 1 5 30
Bob Hoffman 31 b 11 4 4 1 5 30
Don Currivan 28 e 10 2 3 1 4 24
Jack Zilly 27 RE 12 6 4 4 24
Fred Gehrke 30 KR/LH/PR 12 8 1 1 1 3 1 19
Kenny Washington 30 hb 10 3 2 1 3 18
Gerry Cowhig 27 lb 12 3 2 2 12
Tom Keane 22 11 0 2 2 12
Les Horvath 27 hb 12 2 1 1 6
Frank Hubbell 26 LE 12 11 1 1 6
Dante Magnani 31 hb 8 1 1 1 6
Bill Smyth 26 de 11 4 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 12 13 28 1 1 2 45 39 6 327
Opp Total 12 13 20 1 1 1 1 33 6 1 269