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1949 Los Angeles Rams

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8-2-2, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 360 points (30.0/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 239 points (19.9/g), 4th.
 Differential of 121 points (10.1/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.7-3.3.

Coach: Clark Shaughnessy (8-2-2)

 Training Camp: University of Redlands (Redlands, California)

Team Info

Co-Owner Edwin Pauley
Co-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 360 4406 829 5.3 45 18 17 245 192 366 2674 23 27 7.0 125 445 1732 19 3.9 103
Team Defense 239 3490 841 4.1 48 18 20 213 144 335 1811 16 30 4.9 92 472 1679 14 3.6 101
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 6 7 2 4 2 2 6 2 6 6 4 5
Lg Rank Defense 4 4 3 2 5 7 3 5 3 3 6 4 3 3

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 23 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 27 24 20 331 163 168 3 18 298 233 65 3
2 Sun October 2 boxscore W 2-0 @ Green Bay Packers 48 7 23 420 173 247 16 277 80 197 3
3 Sun October 9 boxscore W 3-0 @ Chicago Bears 31 16 18 336 211 125 4 17 327 251 76 8
4 Sun October 16 boxscore W 4-0 @ Detroit Lions 21 10 15 294 208 86 5 17 294 180 114 5
5 Sun October 23 boxscore W 5-0 Green Bay Packers 35 7 14 248 77 171 5 18 289 106 183 6
6 Sun October 30 boxscore W 6-0 Chicago Bears 27 24 27 385 303 82 4 18 392 225 167 7
7 Sun November 6 boxscore L 6-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 38 13 224 197 27 5 25 439 175 264 1
8 Sun November 13 boxscore T 6-1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 7 23 362 167 195 3 7 138 138
9 Sun November 20 boxscore T 6-1-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 28 28 22 465 278 187 6 19 258 89 169 5
10 Sun November 27 boxscore W 7-1-2 New York Bulldogs 42 20 23 462 354 108 19 363 221 142 2
11 Sun December 4 boxscore L 7-2-2 Chicago Cardinals 27 31 19 379 222 157 6 14 277 171 106 2
12 Sun December 11 boxscore W 8-2-2 Washington Redskins 53 27 28 584 405 179 4 25 378 320 58 6
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 18 boxscore L 8-3-2 Philadelphia Eagles 0 14 7 109 88 21 1 17 342 68 274 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
Bob Waterfield+ 29 K/P/QB 12 11 154 296 52.0 2168 17 5.7 24 8.1 71 7.3 4.8 14.1 180.7 61.3
Norm Van Brocklin 23 8 0 32 58 55.2 601 6 10.3 2 3.4 51 10.4 10.9 18.8 75.1 111.4
Bobby Thomason 21 6 0 6 12 50.0 50 0 0.0 1 8.3 15 4.2 0.4 8.3 8.3 26.4 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 192 366 52.5 2819 23 6.3 27 7.4 71 7.7 5.6 14.7 234.9 68.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 144 335 43.0 2084 16 4.8 30 9.0 6.2 3.15 14.5 173.7 42.4 34 273 4.9 2.1 9.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 27 FB 12 12 155 582 6 37 3.8 48.5 12.9 17 213 12.5 0 29 1.4 17.8 795 6 7
Elroy Hirsch 26 e 12 3 68 287 1 51 4.2 23.9 5.7 22 326 14.8 4 48 1.8 27.2 613 5 4
Fred Gehrke 31 LH 12 7 58 203 2 53 3.5 16.9 4.8 9 140 15.6 2 42 0.8 11.7 343 4 0
Tank Younger 21 RH 12 8 52 191 0 16 3.7 15.9 4.3 7 119 17.0 0 33 0.6 9.9 310 0 4
Vitamin Smith 26 PR 12 4 40 117 2 26 2.9 9.8 3.3 5 63 12.6 1 24 0.4 5.3 180 3 3
Tommy Kalmanir 23 KR 12 2 29 218 1 51 7.5 18.2 2.4 2 36 18.0 0 23 0.2 3.0 254 1 1
Jerry Williams 26 12 0 19 103 3 18 5.4 8.6 1.6 7 102 14.6 0 42 0.6 8.5 205 3 2
Gerry Cowhig 28 lb 11 1 10 32 1 8 3.2 2.9 0.9 32 1 0
Bob Waterfield+ 29 K/P/QB 12 11 5 -4 1 5 -0.8 -0.3 0.4 -4 1 4
Bob Agler 25 8 0 4 7 0 4 1.8 0.9 0.5 7 0 0
Norm Van Brocklin 23 8 0 4 -1 0 2 -0.3 -0.1 0.5 -1 0 2
Tom Fears 27 LE 12 10 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 77 1013 13.2 9 51 6.4 84.4 1010 9 0
Bob Shaw 28 RE 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 535 18.4 6 71 2.6 48.6 535 6 1
Tom Keane 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 70 17.5 0 44 0.4 7.0 70 0 0
Don Currivan 29 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 78 26.0 1 40 0.3 6.5 78 1 0
Frank Hubbell 27 e 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 32 10.7 0 12 0.3 2.7 32 0 0
Jack Zilly 28 de 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 35 11.7 0 14 0.3 2.9 35 0 0
Dick Huffman+ 26 LT 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 36 18.0 0 23 0.2 3.0 36 0 0
Bill Smyth 27 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 21 10.5 0 14 0.2 1.8 21 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 445 1732 17 53 3.9 144.3 37.1 192 2819 14.7 23 71 16.0 234.9 4551 40 29
Opp Total 12 472 1679 14 3.6 139.9 39.3 144 1811 12.6 16 12.0 150.9 3490 30 30

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Vitamin Smith 26 PR 12 4 27 427 1 85 15.8 13 235 0 31 18.1 842
Tommy Kalmanir 23 KR 12 2 14 164 1 62 11.7 18 403 0 57 22.4 821
Gerry Cowhig 28 lb 11 1 2 20 0 10 10.0 52
Don Paul 24 12 0 2 32 0 20 16.0 32
Jerry Williams 26 12 0 2 33 0 30 16.5 238
Hal Dean 27 LG 12 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Jack Zilly 28 de 12 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 35
Team Total 26.2 12 43 624 2 85 14.5 37 690 0 57 18.6 5865
Opp Total 12 26 1588 0 61.1 55 1144 0 20.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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+ 29 K/P/QB 12 11 16 9 56.3% 45 43 95.6% 49 2177 61 1 44.4
Fred Gehrke 31 LH 12 7 1 0.0% 3 2 66.7%
Norm Van Brocklin 23 8 0 2 91 46 0 45.5
Dick Hoerner 27 FB 12 12 1 43 43 0 43.0
Team Total 26.2 12 17 9 52.9% 48 45 93.8% 52 2311 61 1 44.4
Opp Total 12 13 5 38.5% 32 30 93.8% 68 2990 44.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
George Sims 22 12 0 9 78 1 27 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jerry Williams 26 12 0 5 42 1 25 0 0 2 2 0 0
Dick Hoerner 27 FB 12 12 0 7 1 0 0
Bob Waterfield+ 29 K/P/QB 12 11 0 4 3 0 0
Elroy Hirsch 26 e 12 3 2 55 0 32 0 0 4 0 0 0
Tank Younger 21 RH 12 8 0 4 2 0 0
Don Currivan 29 12 0 5 31 0 16 0
Gil Bouley 28 rt 12 6 0 0 4 19 0
Gerry Cowhig 28 lb 11 1 4 62 1 26 0
Vitamin Smith 26 PR 12 4 0 3 1 0 0
Mike Lazetich 28 g 7 4 2 47 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
Don Paul 24 12 0 2 23 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
Norm Van Brocklin 23 8 0 0 2 1 0 0
Larry Brink 26 de 11 1 0 0 2 0 0
Frank Hubbell 27 e 12 1 1 21 1 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dick Huffman+ 26 LT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
Bill Smyth 27 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
Jack Zilly 28 de 12 2 0 0 2 0 0
Bob Agler 25 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
Tommy Kalmanir 23 KR 12 2 0 1 0 0 0
Jack Martin 27 C 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Bob Shaw 28 RE 11 10 0 1 0 0 0
Al Sparkman 23 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ray Yagiello 26 RG 12 7 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 12 30 359 4 32 0 0 29 29 19 0
Opp Total 12 18 30 12 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Bob Waterfield+ 29 K/P/QB 12 11 1 1 43 9 76
Tom Fears 27 LE 12 10 9 9 54
Dick Hoerner 27 FB 12 12 6 6 36
Bob Shaw 28 RE 11 10 6 6 36
Elroy Hirsch 26 e 12 3 1 4 1 6 30
Fred Gehrke 31 LH 12 7 2 2 1 5 2 26
Vitamin Smith 26 PR 12 4 2 1 1 4 24
Jerry Williams 26 12 0 3 1 4 24
Gerry Cowhig 28 lb 11 1 1 1 2 12
Tommy Kalmanir 23 KR 12 2 1 1 2 12
Don Currivan 29 12 0 1 1 6
Frank Hubbell 27 e 12 1 1 1 6
George Sims 22 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 12 17 23 2 4 2 48 45 9 348
Opp Total 12 14 16 1 1 30 5 1 239