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1951 Los Angeles Rams

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8-4-0, NFL National Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.1, Offense: 9.2, Defense: -0.1, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 392 points (32.7/g), 1st of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 261 points (21.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of 131 points (10.9/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.7-3.3.

Coach: Joe Stydahar (8-4-0)

 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 392 5409 811 6.7 37 15 28 272 189 373 3199 26 22 8.3 130 426 2210 22 5.2 114
Team Defense 261 3879 847 4.6 29 10 22 231 140 329 1673 13 19 4.5 84 478 2206 17 4.6 125
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 5 4 1 3 1 2 4 1 7 3 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 6 8 12 11 8 6 4 4 9 2 10 11 9 10

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 28 boxscore W 1-0 New York Yanks 54 14 34 722 541 181 5 13 111 8 103
2 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-1 Cleveland Browns 23 38 18 312 224 88 4 26 450 157 293 3
3 Sun October 14 boxscore W 2-1 @ Detroit Lions 27 21 20 422 272 150 3 14 197 70 127 4
4 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 28 0 21 496 173 323 2 15 307 230 77 1
5 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 44 23 371 240 131 6 19 321 127 194
6 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-2 San Francisco 49ers 23 16 16 357 202 155 3 15 253 19 234 5
7 Sun November 11 boxscore W 5-2 Chicago Cardinals 45 21 23 518 281 237 2 16 342 214 128 4
8 Sun November 18 boxscore W 6-2 New York Yanks 48 21 24 574 203 371 1 24 479 255 224 3
9 Sun November 25 boxscore L 6-3 @ Washington Redskins 21 31 23 376 315 61 5 26 469 117 352 3
10 Sun December 2 boxscore W 7-3 @ Chicago Bears 42 17 25 496 290 206 3 24 351 85 266
11 Sun December 9 boxscore L 7-4 Detroit Lions 22 24 27 403 247 156 19 254 91 163 2
12 Sun December 16 boxscore W 8-4 Green Bay Packers 42 14 18 396 245 151 3 20 403 358 45 4
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 23 boxscore W 9-4 Cleveland Browns 24 17 20 334 253 81 3 22 325 233 92 4

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
25 Norm Van Brocklin* 25 P/qb 12 2 1-1-0 100 194 51.5 1725 13 6.7 11 5.7 81 8.9 7.7 17.3 143.8 80.8 0 1
7 Bob Waterfield* 31 K/QB 11 10 7-3-0 88 176 50.0 1566 13 7.4 10 5.7 91 8.9 7.8 17.8 142.4 81.8
41 Glenn Davis 27 PR 11 0 1 2 50.0 5 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 2.5 2.5 5.0 0.5 56.2
10 Tom Keane 25 10 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 25.5 12 8-4-0 189 373 50.7 3296 26 7.0 22 5.9 91 8.8 7.6 17.4 274.7 79.8 0 1
Opp Total 12 140 329 42.6 1992 13 4.0 19 5.8 6.1 4.25 14.2 166.0 51.9 40 319 4.5 2.9 10.8

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
32 Dan Towler* 23 12 0 126 854 6 79 6.8 71.2 10.5 16 257 16.1 0 46 1.3 21.4 1111 6 7
31 Dick Hoerner 29 FB 12 0 94 569 6 43 6.1 47.4 7.8 8 102 12.8 1 21 0.7 8.5 671 7 5
41 Glenn Davis 27 PR 11 0 64 200 1 23 3.1 18.2 5.8 8 90 11.3 1 21 0.7 8.2 290 2 3
77 Vitamin Smith 28 KR/RH 12 0 52 143 1 31 2.8 11.9 4.3 16 278 17.4 1 67 1.3 23.2 421 2 2
13 Tank Younger*+ 23 RLB 12 0 36 223 1 24 6.2 18.6 3.0 5 72 14.4 0 52 0.4 6.0 295 1 0
33 Jerry Williams 28 LDH/LH 10 0 21 106 2 32 5.0 10.6 2.1 5 49 9.8 0 13 0.5 4.9 155 2 0
24 Tommy Kalmanir 25 12 0 16 61 0 23 3.8 5.1 1.3 6 91 15.2 1 38 0.5 7.6 152 1 0
7 Bob Waterfield* 31 K/QB 11 10 9 49 3 25 5.4 4.5 0.8 49 3 2
25 Norm Van Brocklin* 25 P/qb 12 2 7 2 2 4 0.3 0.2 0.6 2 2 3
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 28 RE 12 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 66 1495 22.7 17 91 5.5 124.6 1498 17 0
55 Tom Fears 29 LE 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 528 16.5 3 54 4.6 75.4 528 3 0
10 Tom Keane 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 133 11.1 0 21 1.2 13.3 133 0 0
80 Bob Boyd 23 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 128 14.2 1 28 0.8 10.7 128 1 0
88 Norb Hecker 24 LS 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 35 8.8 1 20 0.4 3.5 35 1 0
27 Marvin Johnson 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 38 19.0 0 28 0.2 4.2 38 0 0
Team Total 25.5 12 426 2210 22 79 5.2 184.2 35.5 189 3296 17.4 26 91 15.8 274.7 5506 48 22
Opp Total 12 478 2206 17 4.6 183.8 39.8 140 1673 12.0 13 11.7 139.4 3879 30 26

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
77 Vitamin Smith 28 KR/RH 12 0 12 139 0 37 11.6 15 274 0 36 18.3 834
41 Glenn Davis 27 PR 11 0 15 85 0 31 5.7 9 179 0 33 19.9 554
24 Tommy Kalmanir 25 12 0 5 86 1 67 17.2 6 120 0 32 20.0 358
33 Jerry Williams 28 LDH/LH 10 0 4 22 0 11 5.5 6 133 0 28 22.2 310
30 Woodley Lewis 26 RDH 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 4 67 0 24 16.8 79
72 Bobby Collier 22 11 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
31 Dick Hoerner 29 FB 12 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 693
76 Don Simensen 25 LT 12 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
32 Dan Towler* 23 12 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 1121
Team Total 25.5 12 37 344 1 67 9.3 44 826 0 36 18.8 6676
Opp Total 12 33 2156 3 65.3 54 1478 0 27.4

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
7 Bob Waterfield* 31 K/QB 11 10 23 13 56.5% 43 41 95.3% 4 166 52 0 41.5
25 Norm Van Brocklin* 25 P/qb 12 2 48 1992 62 1 41.5
55 Tom Fears 29 LE 7 0 7 6 85.7%
88 Norb Hecker 24 LS 10 0 1 0.0%
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 28 RE 12 0 1 0.0%
Team Total 25.5 12 24 13 54.2% 51 47 92.2% 52 2158 62 1 41.5
Opp Total 12 12 6 50.0% 35 33 94.3% 75 3053 40.7

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
32 Dan Towler* 23 12 0 0 7 0 0 0
41 Glenn Davis 27 PR 11 0 0 3 2 12 0
31 Dick Hoerner 29 FB 12 0 0 5 0 0 0
67 Dick Daugherty 22 LG 12 0 0 0 4 0 0
30 Woodley Lewis 26 RDH 12 0 3 34 0 20 0 0 0 1 6 0
42 Herb Rich 23 RS 7 0 3 11 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Norb Hecker 24 LS 10 0 3 74 0 36 0
25 Norm Van Brocklin* 25 P/qb 12 2 0 3 0 0 0
7 Bob Waterfield* 31 K/QB 11 10 0 2 1 0 0
33 Jerry Williams 28 LDH/LH 10 0 3 53 1 21 0
80 Bob Boyd 23 12 0 2 3 0 3 0
10 Tom Keane 25 10 0 2 2 0 2 0
77 Vitamin Smith 28 KR/RH 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
63 Larry Brink*+ 28 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Bobby Collier 22 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 28 RE 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
27 Marvin Johnson 24 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Tommy Kalmanir 25 12 0 0 0 1 10 0
57 Don Paul* 26 LLB 12 0 1 16 0 16 0
52 Joe Reid 22 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Andy Robustelli 26 RDE 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Charlie Toogood 24 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
78 Jim Winkler 24 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Tank Younger*+ 23 RLB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.5 12 19 193 1 36 0 0 22 17 31 0
Opp Total 12 12 26 16

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
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 28 RE 12 0 17 17 102
7 Bob Waterfield* 31 K/QB 11 10 3 3 41 13 98
31 Dick Hoerner 29 FB 12 0 6 1 7 42
32 Dan Towler* 23 12 0 6 6 36
55 Tom Fears 29 LE 7 0 3 3 6 24
33 Jerry Williams 28 LDH/LH 10 0 2 1 1 4 24
41 Glenn Davis 27 PR 11 0 1 1 2 12
24 Tommy Kalmanir 25 12 0 1 1 2 12
77 Vitamin Smith 28 KR/RH 12 0 1 1 2 12
25 Norm Van Brocklin* 25 P/qb 12 2 2 2 12
80 Bob Boyd 23 12 0 1 1 6
88 Norb Hecker 24 LS 10 0 1 1 6
13 Tank Younger*+ 23 RLB 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.5 12 22 26 1 1 1 51 47 13 392
Opp Total 12 17 13 3 1 1 33 6 261