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1952 Los Angeles Rams

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL National Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.7, Offense: 5.4, Defense: 3.3, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 349 points (29.1/g), 1st of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 234 points (19.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of 115 points (9.6/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.6-3.4.

Coach: Joe Stydahar (0-1-0) and Hampton Pool (9-2-0)

 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 349 4103 758 5.4 48 17 11 205 167 329 2292 17 31 6.6 102 411 1811 17 4.4 92
Team Defense 234 3496 847 4.1 56 18 22 212 161 360 1883 18 38 4.6 97 441 1613 10 3.7 93
Lg Rank Offense 1 2 9 6 5 9 3 8 12 1 7 2 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 6 9 2 5 11 10 7 8 1 5 9 8 5 7

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 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-1 @ Cleveland Browns 7 37 11 158 58 100 5 23 419 128 291 2
2 Fri October 3 boxscore L 0-2 Detroit Lions 14 17 12 196 157 39 4 22 361 195 166 4
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 1-2 @ Green Bay Packers 30 28 22 305 147 158 3 20 408 219 189 3
4 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-3 @ Detroit Lions 16 24 16 285 194 91 4 14 273 193 80 5
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 2-3 Chicago Bears 31 7 19 374 173 201 4 12 159 158 1 4
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 3-3 Dallas Texans 42 20 17 432 259 173 5 17 252 106 146 5
7 Sun November 9 boxscore W 4-3 @ Dallas Texans 27 6 10 169 -5 174 3 13 207 33 174 8
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 5-3 @ Chicago Bears 40 24 15 516 351 165 5 22 309 113 196 6
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 6-3 San Francisco 49ers 35 9 18 390 256 134 3 14 200 89 111 3
10 Sun November 30 boxscore W 7-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 34 21 19 388 137 251 3 14 208 141 67 3
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-3 Green Bay Packers 45 27 19 374 207 167 3 23 347 264 83 7
12 Sun December 14 boxscore W 9-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 14 27 516 358 158 6 18 353 244 109 6
Playoffs
Division Sun December 21 boxscore L 9-4 @ Detroit Lions 21 31 15 276 148 128 3 18 360 187 173 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
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 26 QB 12 6 6-0-0 113 205 55.1 1736 14 6.8 17 8.3 84 8.5 6.1 15.4 144.7 71.5
7 Bob Waterfield 32 K/P/qb 12 6 3-3-0 51 109 46.8 655 3 2.8 11 10.1 63 6.0 2.0 12.8 54.6 35.7
10 Don Klosterman 22 2 0 3 10 30.0 47 0 0.0 3 30.0 30 4.7 -8.8 15.7 23.5 7.1 0 0
21 Skeets Quinlan 24 KR/LH 12 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
47 Vitamin Smith 29 RH 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.6 12 9-3-0 167 329 50.8 2438 17 5.2 31 9.4 84 7.4 4.2 14.6 203.2 53.2 0 0
Opp Total 12 161 360 44.7 2252 18 5.0 38 10.6 6.3 2.51 14.0 187.7 42.5 46 369 4.6 1.3 11.3

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*+ 24 FB 12 0 156 894 10 44 5.7 74.5 13.0 11 68 6.2 0 13 0.9 5.7 962 10 4
35 Tank Younger* 24 LLB 12 0 63 331 1 38 5.3 27.6 5.3 12 73 6.1 0 12 1.0 6.1 404 1 3
47 Vitamin Smith 29 RH 12 0 57 133 3 20 2.3 11.1 4.8 16 254 15.9 3 56 1.3 21.2 387 6 3
21 Skeets Quinlan 24 KR/LH 12 0 52 224 1 38 4.3 18.7 4.3 14 265 18.9 2 80 1.2 22.1 489 3 8
31 Jack Myers 28 12 0 27 82 1 14 3.0 6.8 2.3 2 1 0.5 0 3 0.2 0.1 83 1 1
20 Woodley Lewis 27 LS/PR 12 0 19 114 0 51 6.0 9.5 1.6 114 0 2
22 Jerry Williams 29 LDH 12 0 11 65 0 26 5.9 5.4 0.9 65 0 0
7 Bob Waterfield 32 K/P/qb 12 6 9 -14 1 19 -1.6 -1.2 0.8 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 -9 1 4
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 26 QB 12 6 7 -10 0 9 -1.4 -0.8 0.6 -10 0 5
49 Carl Mayes 22 7 0 5 2 0 6 0.4 0.3 0.7 2 0 0
23 Paul Barry 26 6 0 3 -1 0 4 -0.3 -0.2 0.5 2 43 21.5 1 25 0.3 7.2 42 1 0
80 Tom Fears 30 LE 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 48 600 12.5 6 36 4.0 50.0 600 6 0
10 Don Klosterman 22 2 0 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -4.5 0.5 -9 0 1
89 Bob Carey 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 539 15.0 1 61 3.0 44.9 539 1 1
40 Elroy Hirsch* 29 RE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 590 23.6 4 84 2.5 59.0 590 4 0
Team Total 25.6 12 411 1811 17 51 4.4 150.9 34.3 167 2438 14.6 17 84 13.9 203.2 4249 34 32
Opp Total 12 441 1613 10 3.7 134.4 36.8 161 1883 11.7 18 13.4 156.9 3496 28 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
20 Woodley Lewis 27 LS/PR 12 0 19 351 2 82 18.5 16 345 0 47 21.6 810
21 Skeets Quinlan 24 KR/LH 12 0 14 167 0 88 11.9 18 455 0 56 25.3 1111
47 Vitamin Smith 29 RH 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 5 158 0 55 31.6 545
32 Dan Towler*+ 24 FB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 9 0 9 9.0 971
42 Herb Rich 24 RS 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
22 Jerry Williams 29 LDH 12 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 74
Team Total 25.6 12 38 527 2 88 13.9 40 967 0 56 24.2 5743
Opp Total 12 22 1845 0 83.9 48 1149 0 23.9

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 32 K/P/qb 12 6 18 11 61.1% 45 44 97.8% 30 1276 59 0 42.5
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 26 QB 12 6 29 1250 66 0 43.1
89 Bob Carey 22 12 0 1 0.0%
Team Total 25.6 12 19 11 57.9% 45 44 97.8% 59 2526 66 0 42.8
Opp Total 12 16 6 37.5% 30 28 93.3% 66 2835 43.0

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
81 Night Train Lane 23 RDH 12 0 14 298 2 80 0 1
21 Skeets Quinlan 24 KR/LH 12 0 0 8 5 -2 0
42 Herb Rich 24 RS 11 0 8 201 1 97 0
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 26 QB 12 6 0 5 2 0 0
7 Bob Waterfield 32 K/P/qb 12 6 0 4 3 0 0
35 Tank Younger* 24 LLB 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
29 Jack Dwyer 25 9 0 4 48 0 23 0 0 0 2 66 2
22 Jerry Williams 29 LDH 12 0 4 41 0 22 0 0 0 2 0 0
84 Andy Robustelli 27 RDE 12 0 1 14 1 14 0 0 0 4 29 1
57 Don Paul* 27 RLB 12 0 2 40 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0
47 Vitamin Smith 29 RH 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
32 Dan Towler*+ 24 FB 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
20 Woodley Lewis 27 LS/PR 12 0 1 20 0 20 0 0 2 0 0 0
31 Jack Myers 28 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
83 Larry Brink 29 LDE 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Bob Carey 22 12 0 0 1 1 16 1
79 Ken Casner 22 RDT 11 0 0 0 1 2 1
88 Norb Hecker 25 10 0 1 50 0 50 0
10 Don Klosterman 22 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
49 Carl Mayes 22 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Leon McLaughlin 27 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Harry Thompson 26 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Stan West*+ 26 MG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Jim Winkler* 25 LDT 11 0 0 0 1 7 0
Team Total 25.6 12 38 712 4 97 0 0 32 33 118 5 1
Opp Total 12 18 26 8

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
7 Bob Waterfield 32 K/P/qb 12 6 1 1 44 11 83
32 Dan Towler*+ 24 FB 12 0 10 10 60
80 Tom Fears 30 LE 12 0 6 6 36
47 Vitamin Smith 29 RH 12 0 3 3 6 36
40 Elroy Hirsch* 29 RE 10 0 4 4 24
21 Skeets Quinlan 24 KR/LH 12 0 1 2 3 18
81 Night Train Lane 23 RDH 12 0 2 2 1 14
89 Bob Carey 22 12 0 1 1 2 12
29 Jack Dwyer 25 9 0 2 2 12
20 Woodley Lewis 27 LS/PR 12 0 2 2 12
84 Andy Robustelli 27 RDE 12 0 1 1 2 12
23 Paul Barry 26 6 0 1 1 6
79 Ken Casner 22 RDT 11 0 1 1 6
31 Jack Myers 28 12 0 1 1 6
42 Herb Rich 24 RS 11 0 1 1 6
35 Tank Younger* 24 LLB 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 12 17 17 2 5 4 45 44 11 1 349
Opp Total 12 10 18 2 28 6 234