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1954 Los Angeles Rams

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6-5-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.8, Offense: 6.3, Defense: -1.5, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 314 points (26.2/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 285 points (23.8/g), 10th.
 Differential of 29 points (2.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.7-5.3.

Coach: Hampton Pool (6-5-1)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 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
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 314 5187 770 6.7 41 18 15 255 171 321 3047 15 23 9.0 125 432 2140 24 5.0 115
Team Defense 285 4182 777 5.4 29 6 19 240 219 393 2567 16 23 6.3 129 368 1615 14 4.4 92
Lg Rank Offense 3 1 7 9 1 9 2 5 7 1 3 2 2 2
Lg Rank Defense 10 8 12 12 11 12 9 7 7 7 3 7 8 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-0 @ Baltimore Colts 48 0 26 563 403 160 14 196 177 19 4
2 Sun October 3 boxscore T 1-0-1 San Francisco 49ers 24 24 16 370 222 148 4 22 449 268 181 2
2 Sun October 10 boxscore L 1-1-1 @ Detroit Lions 3 21 20 358 297 61 4 21 374 124 250 3
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 1-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 17 35 15 445 277 168 4 28 448 273 175 1
5 Sun October 24 boxscore W 2-2-1 Chicago Bears 42 38 30 557 243 314 3 28 443 338 105 3
6 Sun October 31 boxscore L 2-3-1 Detroit Lions 24 27 25 455 170 285 2 19 351 188 163 3
7 Sun November 7 boxscore W 3-3-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 42 34 21 454 276 178 1 23 414 193 221 1
8 Sun November 14 boxscore W 4-3-1 Chicago Cardinals 28 17 15 243 54 189 3 23 380 189 191 3
9 Sun November 21 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ New York Giants 17 16 24 485 275 210 2 11 286 220 66 1
10 Sun November 28 boxscore L 5-4-1 @ Chicago Bears 13 24 15 428 292 136 5 16 351 236 115 5
11 Sat December 4 boxscore L 5-5-1 Baltimore Colts 21 22 18 259 104 155 9 16 221 166 55 1
12 Sun December 12 boxscore W 6-5-1 Green Bay Packers 35 27 30 570 434 136 4 19 269 195 74 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 28 P/QB 12 11 6-4-1 139 260 53.5% 2637 13 5.0 21 8.1 80 10.1 7.5 19.0 219.8 71.9 0 0
9 Billy Wade 24 qb 10 1 0-1-0 31 59 52.5% 509 2 3.4 1 1.7 48 8.6 8.5 16.4 50.9 86.1 0 0
21 Skeets Quinlan* 26 LH 11 0 1 2 50.0% 34 0 0.0 1 50.0 34 17.0 -5.5 34.0 3.1 56.2 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 6-5-1 171 321 53.3% 3180 15 4.7 23 7.2 80 9.9 7.6 18.6 265.0 73.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 219 393 55.7% 2697 16 4.1 23 5.9 6.9 5.04 12.3 224.8 66.3 16 130 6.3 4.5 3.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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* 26 FB 12 0 149 599 11 24 4.0 49.9 12.4 10 127 12.7 0 36 0.8 10.6 726 11 5
35 Tank Younger 26 8 0 91 610 8 75 6.7 76.3 11.4 8 76 9.5 0 21 1.0 9.5 686 8 2
21 Skeets Quinlan* 26 LH 11 0 82 490 4 35 6.0 44.5 7.5 18 324 18.0 2 80 1.6 29.5 814 6 4
23 Tom McCormick 24 9 0 48 173 0 16 3.6 19.2 5.3 3 58 19.3 0 31 0.3 6.4 231 0 1
9 Billy Wade 24 qb 10 1 28 190 1 35 6.8 19.0 2.8 190 1 5
20 Woodley Lewis 29 KR/LDH/PR 12 0 26 72 0 18 2.8 6.0 2.2 2 19 9.5 0 12 0.2 1.6 91 0 1
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 28 P/QB 12 11 6 -10 0 5 -1.7 -0.8 0.5 -10 0 3
80 Tom Fears 32 LE 10 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 1.0 0.1 36 546 15.2 3 43 3.6 54.6 556 3 0
40 Elroy Hirsch 31 RH 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.5 0.1 35 720 20.6 3 66 2.9 60.0 726 3 1
82 Bob Boyd*+ 26 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 1212 22.9 6 80 4.4 101.0 1212 6 2
88 Bob Carey 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 49 9.8 0 13 2.5 24.5 49 0 0
84 Andy Robustelli 29 RDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 49 49.0 1 49 0.1 4.1 49 1 0
Team Total 26.4 12 432 2140 24 75 5.0 178.3 36.0 171 3180 18.6 15 80 14.3 265.0 5320 39 27
Opp Total 12 368 1615 14 4.4 134.6 30.7 219 2567 11.7 16 18.3 213.9 4182 30 18

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
20 Woodley Lewis 29 KR/LDH/PR 12 0 22 82 0 16 3.7 34 836 1 88 24.6 1009
43 Will Sherman 27 LS 12 0 6 89 0 50 14.8 6 130 0 38 21.7 219
23 Tom McCormick 24 9 0 7 8 0 6 1.1 3 49 0 22 16.3 288
29 Jack Dwyer 27 RS 11 0 6 18 0 7 3.0 3 65 0 33 21.7 83
21 Skeets Quinlan* 26 LH 11 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4 69 0 23 17.3 887
71 Tom Dahms 27 12 0 2 23 0 15 11.5 23
48 Don Doll 28 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
49 Ed Hughes 27 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
78 Gene Lipscomb 23 RDT 11 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
61 Duane Putnam* 26 LG 11 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
84 Andy Robustelli 29 RDE 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 49
70 Charlie Toogood 27 RT 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
Team Total 26.4 12 44 201 0 50 4.6 56 1202 1 88 21.5 6723
Opp Total 12 32 1724 0 53.9 46 1058 0 23.0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
67 Les Richter* 24 K 12 0 15 8 53.3%% 38 38 100.0%%
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 28 P/QB 12 11 44 1874 61 0 42.6
88 Bob Carey 24 2 0 1 1 100.0%% 2 2 100.0%%
80 Tom Fears 32 LE 10 0 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 26.4 12 16 9 56.3%% 41 41 100.0%% 44 1874 61 0 42.6
Opp Total 12 26 16 61.5%% 34 33 97.1%% 58 2495 43.0

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
43 Will Sherman 27 LS 12 0 6 70 0 28 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 Dan Towler* 26 FB 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
48 Don Doll 28 12 0 5 51 0 26 0
29 Jack Dwyer 27 RS 11 0 4 90 1 76 0 0 1 0 0 0
9 Billy Wade 24 qb 10 1 0 5 0 0 0
21 Skeets Quinlan* 26 LH 11 0 0 4 0 0 0
49 Ed Hughes 27 11 0 2 24 0 24 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 28 P/QB 12 11 0 3 0 0 0
82 Bob Boyd*+ 26 RE 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
40 Elroy Hirsch 31 RH 12 0 1 12 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Woodley Lewis 29 KR/LDH/PR 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
23 Tom McCormick 24 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
57 Don Paul 29 RLB 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
67 Les Richter* 24 K 12 0 1 24 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Charlie Toogood 27 RT 12 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Tank Younger 26 8 0 0 2 0 0 0
42 Bill Bowers 26 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Bobby Cross 23 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Bob Griffin 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Hall Haynes 26 RDH 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
78 Gene Lipscomb 23 RDT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Leon McLaughlin* 29 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Paul Miller 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
61 Duane Putnam* 26 LG 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Andy Robustelli 29 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Harry Thompson 28 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Stan West 28 MG 9 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 23 274 1 76 0 0 27 15 0 0
Opp Total 12 17 18 12

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
32 Dan Towler* 26 FB 12 0 11 11 66
67 Les Richter* 24 K 12 0 38 8 62
35 Tank Younger 26 8 0 8 8 48
82 Bob Boyd*+ 26 RE 12 0 6 6 36
21 Skeets Quinlan* 26 LH 11 0 4 2 6 36
80 Tom Fears 32 LE 10 0 3 3 1 19
40 Elroy Hirsch 31 RH 12 0 3 3 18
29 Jack Dwyer 27 RS 11 0 1 1 6
20 Woodley Lewis 29 KR/LDH/PR 12 0 1 1 6
84 Andy Robustelli 29 RDE 12 0 1 1 6
9 Billy Wade 24 qb 10 1 1 1 6
88 Bob Carey 24 2 0 2 1 5
Team Total 26.4 12 24 15 1 1 41 41 9 314
Opp Total 12 14 16 3 1 33 16 285

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-09-26 @ BAL W, 48-0 1 80 pass Skeets Quinlan 80 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
2 1954-09-26 @ BAL W, 48-0 2 2 rush Dan Towler 2 yard rush (Bob Carey kick)
3 1954-09-26 @ BAL W, 48-0 2 4 rush Billy Wade 4 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
4 1954-09-26 @ BAL W, 48-0 3 40 pass Elroy Hirsch 40 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
5 1954-09-26 @ BAL W, 48-0 4 4 rush Tank Younger 4 yard rush (Bob Carey kick)
6 1954-09-26 @ BAL W, 48-0 4 26 rush Skeets Quinlan 26 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
7 1954-10-03 SFO T, 24-24 2 71 pass Bob Boyd 71 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
8 1954-10-03 SFO T, 24-24 3 16 pass Skeets Quinlan 16 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
9 1954-10-03 SFO T, 24-24 4 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
10 1954-10-17 @ GNB L, 17-35 2 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
11 1954-10-17 @ GNB L, 17-35 4 71 pass Bob Boyd 71 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
12 1954-10-24 CHI W, 42-38 1 2 rush Tank Younger 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
13 1954-10-24 CHI W, 42-38 2 7 rush Dan Towler 7 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
14 1954-10-24 CHI W, 42-38 2 10 pass Tom Fears 10 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
15 1954-10-24 CHI W, 42-38 3 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
16 1954-10-24 CHI W, 42-38 3 15 rush Dan Towler 15 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
17 1954-10-24 CHI W, 42-38 4 2 rush Dan Towler 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
18 1954-10-31 DET L, 24-27 1 28 rush Tank Younger 28 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
19 1954-10-31 DET L, 24-27 1 3 rush Tank Younger 3 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
20 1954-10-31 DET L, 24-27 3 2 rush Dan Towler 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
21 1954-11-07 @ SFO W, 42-34 1 14 rush Skeets Quinlan 14 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
22 1954-11-07 @ SFO W, 42-34 2 11 rush Skeets Quinlan 11 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
23 1954-11-07 @ SFO W, 42-34 2 28 pass Elroy Hirsch 28 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
24 1954-11-07 @ SFO W, 42-34 3 14 pass Bob Boyd 14 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
25 1954-11-07 @ SFO W, 42-34 3 46 pass Elroy Hirsch 46 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
26 1954-11-07 @ SFO W, 42-34 4 5 rush Tank Younger 5 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
27 1954-11-14 CRD W, 28-17 1 88 kickoff Woodley Lewis 88 yard kickoff return (Les Richter kick)
28 1954-11-14 CRD W, 28-17 1 76 interception Jack Dwyer 76 yard interception return (Les Richter kick)
29 1954-11-14 CRD W, 28-17 2 75 rush Tank Younger 75 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
30 1954-11-14 CRD W, 28-17 4 43 pass Bob Boyd 43 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
31 1954-11-21 @ NYG W, 17-16 2 21 rush Dan Towler 21 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
32 1954-11-21 @ NYG W, 17-16 3 27 pass Tom Fears 27 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
33 1954-11-28 @ CHI L, 13-24 1 80 pass Bob Boyd 80 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
34 1954-12-04 BAL L, 21-22 2 29 rush Skeets Quinlan 29 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
35 1954-12-04 BAL L, 21-22 4 26 pass Bob Boyd 26 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Tom Fears kick)
36 1954-12-04 BAL L, 21-22 4 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
37 1954-12-12 GNB W, 35-27 1 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
38 1954-12-12 GNB W, 35-27 1 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
39 1954-12-12 GNB W, 35-27 2 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
40 1954-12-12 GNB W, 35-27 3 49 pass Andy Robustelli 49 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
41 1954-12-12 GNB W, 35-27 4 12 pass Tom Fears 12 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-10-03 SFO T, 24-24 1 5 rush Joe Perry 5 yard rush (Joe Perry kick)
2 1954-10-03 SFO T, 24-24 3 24 rush John Henry Johnson 24 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
3 1954-10-03 SFO T, 24-24 4 29 rush Hugh McElhenny 29 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
4 1954-10-10 @ DET W, 21-3 1 1 rush Tom Dublinski 1 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
5 1954-10-10 @ DET W, 21-3 3 30 interception Carl Karilivacz 30 yard interception return (Doak Walker kick)
6 1954-10-10 @ DET W, 21-3 4 60 rush Lew Carpenter 60 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
7 1954-10-17 @ GNB W, 35-17 2 14 pass Max McGee 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
8 1954-10-17 @ GNB W, 35-17 3 14 pass Veryl Switzer 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
9 1954-10-17 @ GNB W, 35-17 4 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
10 1954-10-17 @ GNB W, 35-17 4 28 pass Billy Howton 28 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
11 1954-10-17 @ GNB W, 35-17 4 2 rush Breezy Reid 2 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
12 1954-10-24 CHI L, 38-42 1 6 rush Chick Jagade 6 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
13 1954-10-24 CHI L, 38-42 2 9 pass Harlon Hill 9 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
14 1954-10-24 CHI L, 38-42 2 3 pass Bill McColl 3 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
15 1954-10-24 CHI L, 38-42 4 14 pass Billy Stone 14 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
16 1954-10-24 CHI L, 38-42 4 17 pass Jim Dooley 17 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
17 1954-10-31 DET W, 27-24 2 16 pass Dorne Dibble 16 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
18 1954-10-31 DET W, 27-24 2 22 fumble Leon Hart 22 yard fumble return (Doak Walker kick)
19 1954-10-31 DET W, 27-24 4 3 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 3 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
20 1954-11-07 @ SFO L, 34-42 1 56 rush Joe Perry 56 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
21 1954-11-07 @ SFO L, 34-42 1 37 rush John Henry Johnson 37 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
22 1954-11-07 @ SFO L, 34-42 4 2 rush John Henry Johnson 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
23 1954-11-07 @ SFO L, 34-42 4 10 pass Gordie Soltau 10 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
24 1954-11-14 CRD L, 17-28 1 57 rush Charlie Trippi 57 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
25 1954-11-14 CRD L, 17-28 4 13 pass Don Stonesifer 13 yard pass from Steve Romanik (Pat Summerall kick)
26 1954-11-21 @ NYG L, 16-17 1 68 pass Bob Schnelker 68 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
27 1954-11-28 @ CHI W, 24-13 1 71 pass Gene Schroeder 71 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Bill George kick)
28 1954-11-28 @ CHI W, 24-13 1 84 fumble Larry Brink 84 yard fumble return (Bill George kick)
29 1954-11-28 @ CHI W, 24-13 3 7 pass Harlon Hill 7 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Bill George kick)
30 1954-12-04 BAL W, 22-21 2 14 pass Carl Taseff 14 yard pass from Gary Kerkorian (Gary Kerkorian kick)
31 1954-12-12 GNB L, 27-35 1 16 rush Tobin Rote 16 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
32 1954-12-12 GNB L, 27-35 2 22 pass Max McGee 22 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
33 1954-12-12 GNB L, 27-35 2 8 pass Joe Johnson 8 yard pass from Tobin Rote
34 1954-12-12 GNB L, 27-35 4 fumble Veryl Switzer yard fumble return (Fred Cone kick)