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1953 Los Angeles Rams

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8-3-1, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.5, Offense: 7.5, Defense: 0.0, SoS: -3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 366 points (30.5/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 236 points (19.7/g), 5th.
 Differential of 130 points (10.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-3.1.

Coach: Hampton Pool (8-3-1)

 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 366 4713 763 6.2 40 22 5 214 173 324 2565 19 18 7.6 104 426 2148 23 5.0 105
Team Defense 236 3452 778 4.4 43 13 11 194 161 366 1882 15 30 4.7 92 375 1570 10 4.2 91
Lg Rank Offense 2 2 4 12 3 7 3 3 2 2 4 2 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 5 4 5 11 4 8 4 5 2 2 4 6 3 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 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-0 New York Giants 21 7 16 334 186 148 3 13 192 88 104 3
2 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 30 31 21 387 272 115 2 21 296 190 106 3
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 38 20 16 412 320 92 2 18 278 172 106 4
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-1 @ Detroit Lions 31 19 18 391 208 183 1 23 426 263 163 4
5 Sun October 25 boxscore W 4-1 Chicago Bears 38 24 19 525 312 213 1 24 376 296 80 6
6 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-1 Detroit Lions 37 24 14 392 170 222 4 19 255 116 139 4
7 Sun November 8 boxscore L 5-2 San Francisco 49ers 27 31 18 333 52 281 3 17 414 301 113 4
8 Sun November 15 boxscore T 5-2-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 24 24 17 291 117 174 3 20 349 149 200 3
9 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-2-1 @ Baltimore Colts 21 13 14 495 192 303 4 12 254 9 245 4
10 Sun November 29 boxscore L 6-3-1 @ Chicago Bears 21 24 19 356 215 141 4 10 303 177 126 1
11 Sat December 5 boxscore W 7-3-1 Baltimore Colts 45 2 19 334 216 118 4 6 70 39 31 3
12 Sat December 12 boxscore W 8-3-1 Green Bay Packers 33 17 23 463 305 158 9 11 239 82 157 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* 27 P/QB 12 12 8-3-1 156 286 54.5 2393 19 6.6 14 4.9 70 8.4 7.5 15.3 199.4 84.1 0 0
10 Rudy Bukich 21 8 0 14 32 43.8 169 0 0.0 3 9.4 30 5.3 1.1 12.1 21.1 21.5 0 0
21 Skeets Quinlan 25 LH 12 0 2 4 50.0 60 0 0.0 1 25.0 40 15.0 3.8 30.0 5.0 56.2 0 0
77 Vitamin Smith 30 11 0 1 2 50.0 50 0 0.0 0 0.0 50 25.0 25.0 50.0 4.5 95.8 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 8-3-1 173 324 53.4 2672 19 5.9 18 5.6 70 8.2 6.9 15.4 222.7 77.3 0 0
Opp Total 12 161 366 44.0 2181 15 4.1 30 8.2 6.0 3.09 13.5 181.8 43.1 37 299 4.7 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
32 Dan Towler* 25 FB 12 0 152 879 7 73 5.8 73.3 12.7 11 125 11.4 1 49 0.9 10.4 1004 8 6
21 Skeets Quinlan 25 LH 12 0 97 705 4 74 7.3 58.8 8.1 17 260 15.3 2 59 1.4 21.7 965 6 3
35 Tank Younger* 25 12 0 84 350 8 39 4.2 29.2 7.0 20 259 13.0 1 48 1.7 21.6 609 9 4
28 Brad Myers 24 12 0 40 124 3 31 3.1 10.3 3.3 4 13 3.3 0 9 0.3 1.1 137 3 1
23 Tom McCormick 23 RH 11 0 20 29 0 8 1.5 2.6 1.8 5 72 14.4 0 20 0.5 6.5 101 0 3
10 Rudy Bukich 21 8 0 14 28 1 17 2.0 3.5 1.8 28 1 4
77 Vitamin Smith 30 11 0 8 26 0 21 3.3 2.4 0.7 6 151 25.2 3 54 0.5 13.7 177 3 1
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 27 P/QB 12 12 8 11 0 6 1.4 0.9 0.7 11 0 3
20 Woodley Lewis 28 KR/PR 12 0 2 2 0 5 1.0 0.2 0.2 2 0 2
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 30 LE 12 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0.1 61 941 15.4 4 70 5.1 78.4 935 4 2
82 Bob Boyd 25 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 548 22.8 4 70 2.0 45.7 548 4 0
80 Tom Fears 31 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 278 12.1 4 31 2.9 34.8 278 4 1
88 Norb Hecker 26 LS 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 16 0.2 2.1 25 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 426 2148 23 74 5.0 179.0 35.5 173 2672 15.4 19 70 14.4 222.7 4820 42 32
Opp Total 12 375 1570 10 4.2 130.8 31.3 161 1882 11.7 15 13.4 156.8 3452 25 22

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 28 KR/PR 12 0 35 267 1 78 7.6 32 830 0 69 25.9 1099
77 Vitamin Smith 30 11 0 12 30 0 21 2.5 2 44 0 26 22.0 251
82 Bob Boyd 25 RE 12 0 5 26 0 13 5.2 3 42 0 21 14.0 616
23 Tom McCormick 23 RH 11 0 2 2 0 2 1.0 5 134 0 44 26.8 237
21 Skeets Quinlan 25 LH 12 0 2 38 0 22 19.0 1003
62 Bud McFadin 25 7 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
28 Brad Myers 24 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 138
66 Harry Thompson 27 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
70 Charlie Toogood 26 LDT 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
35 Tank Younger* 25 12 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 633
Team Total 26.0 12 55 326 1 78 5.9 48 1136 0 69 23.7 6282
Opp Total 12 45 2329 0 51.8 59 1600 0 27.1

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
3 Ben Agajanian 34 K 10 0 24 10 41.7% 37 36 97.3%
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 27 P/QB 12 12 60 2529 57 0 42.2
80 Tom Fears 31 8 0 1 1 100.0% 6 5 83.3%
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 30 LE 12 0 5 4 80.0%
Team Total 26.0 12 25 11 44.0% 48 45 93.8% 60 2529 57 0 42.2
Opp Total 12 23 11 47.8% 29 27 93.1% 75 3022 40.3

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
20 Woodley Lewis 28 KR/PR 12 0 7 87 1 45 0 0 2 0 0 0
32 Dan Towler* 25 FB 12 0 0 6 2 0 0
88 Norb Hecker 26 LS 12 0 7 91 0 24 0
81 Night Train Lane 24 RDH 11 0 3 9 0 8 0 0 0 3 26 1
10 Rudy Bukich 21 8 0 0 4 1 0 0
42 Herb Rich 25 RS 7 0 3 95 1 53 0 0 1 1 0 0
35 Tank Younger* 25 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
57 Don Paul*+ 28 RLB 10 0 3 50 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Skeets Quinlan 25 LH 12 0 0 3 1 0 0
70 Charlie Toogood 26 LDT 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 21 0
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 27 P/QB 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 30 LE 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
23 Tom McCormick 23 RH 11 0 0 3 0 0 0
82 Bob Boyd 25 RE 12 0 1 35 0 35 0 0 0 1 8 0
29 Jack Dwyer 26 LDH 12 0 2 31 1 31 0
62 Bud McFadin 25 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Andy Robustelli*+ 28 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
66 Harry Thompson 27 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
83 Larry Brink 30 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Tom Dahms 26 RT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Tom Fears 31 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Gene Lipscomb 22 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Brad Myers 24 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
77 Vitamin Smith 30 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Harland Svare 23 LLB 10 0 1 9 0 9 0
64 Stan West 27 MG 12 0 1 10 0 10 0
Team Total 26.0 12 30 417 3 53 0 0 32 23 55 1
Opp Total 12 13 22 9 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
3 Ben Agajanian 34 K 10 0 36 10 66
35 Tank Younger* 25 12 0 8 1 9 54
32 Dan Towler* 25 FB 12 0 7 1 8 48
21 Skeets Quinlan 25 LH 12 0 4 2 6 36
80 Tom Fears 31 8 0 4 4 5 1 32
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 30 LE 12 0 4 4 4 28
82 Bob Boyd 25 RE 12 0 4 4 24
28 Brad Myers 24 12 0 3 3 18
77 Vitamin Smith 30 11 0 3 3 18
20 Woodley Lewis 28 KR/PR 12 0 1 1 2 12
10 Rudy Bukich 21 8 0 1 1 6
29 Jack Dwyer 26 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
81 Night Train Lane 24 RDH 11 0 1 1 2 6
42 Herb Rich 25 RS 7 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 12 23 19 1 1 3 1 48 45 11 360
Opp Total 12 10 15 2 2 27 11 1 236