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1955 Los Angeles Rams

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8-3-1, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -0.2, SoS: -3.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 260 points (21.7/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (19.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 29 points (2.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-5.2.

Coach: Sid Gillman (8-3-1)

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 260 4004 813 4.9 28 10 12 233 175 344 2061 9 18 5.7 103 451 1943 17 4.3 118
Team Defense 231 3933 800 4.9 46 15 28 245 193 351 2309 18 31 6.1 122 423 1624 10 3.8 95
Lg Rank Offense 4 2 1 2 2 5 4 12 3 8 5 4 3 3
Lg Rank Defense 4 8 3 8 11 9 11 10 1 10 5 4 2 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 23 14 19 209 95 114 4 22 287 119 168 6
2 Sun October 2 boxscore W 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 26 20 346 190 156 3 16 258 103 155 3
3 Sun October 9 boxscore W 3-0 @ Detroit Lions 17 10 18 284 129 155 3 26 370 280 90 6
4 Sun October 16 boxscore L 3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 28 30 16 260 109 151 3 20 343 231 112 6
5 Sun October 23 boxscore W 4-1 Detroit Lions 24 13 19 436 274 162 3 20 349 219 130 5
6 Sun October 30 boxscore L 4-2 Chicago Bears 20 31 22 346 231 115 3 21 405 248 157 2
7 Sun November 6 boxscore W 5-2 San Francisco 49ers 27 14 23 362 130 232 1 15 223 148 75 3
8 Sun November 13 boxscore L 5-3 @ Chicago Bears 3 24 18 284 146 138 1 23 463 230 233 3
9 Sun November 20 boxscore T 5-3-1 @ Baltimore Colts 17 17 24 419 222 197 2 22 332 202 130 4
10 Sun November 27 boxscore W 6-3-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 21 14 330 233 97 1 19 330 237 93 3
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 7-3-1 Baltimore Colts 20 14 26 418 145 273 1 21 268 148 120 2
12 Sun December 11 boxscore W 8-3-1 Green Bay Packers 31 17 14 310 157 153 3 20 305 144 161 3
Playoffs
Championship Mon December 26 boxscore L 8-4-1 Cleveland Browns 14 38 17 259 143 116 7 17 371 202 169 3

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* 29 P/QB 12 12 8-3-1 144 272 52.9% 1890 8 2.9 15 5.5 74 6.9 5.1 13.1 157.5 62.0
9 Billy Wade 25 7 0 31 71 43.7% 316 1 1.4 3 4.2 25 4.5 2.8 10.2 45.1 44.1
27 Ron Waller* 22 LH 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.4 12 8-3-1 175 344 50.9% 2206 9 2.6 18 5.2 74 6.4 4.6 12.6 183.8 58.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 193 351 55.0% 2518 18 5.1 31 8.8 7.2 4.23 13.0 209.8 58.1 26 209 6.1 3.4 6.9

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
27 Ron Waller* 22 LH 12 0 151 716 7 55 4.7 59.7 12.6 24 228 9.5 1 30 2.0 19.0 944 8 6
35 Tank Younger* 27 FB 8 0 138 644 5 54 4.7 80.5 17.3 6 51 8.5 0 13 0.8 6.4 695 5 3
32 Dan Towler 27 7 0 43 137 3 14 3.2 19.6 6.1 6 25 4.2 0 11 0.9 3.6 162 3 2
56 Larry Morris 22 12 0 40 148 1 22 3.7 12.3 3.3 148 1 0
48 Corky Taylor 22 10 0 26 95 0 13 3.7 9.5 2.6 7 47 6.7 1 17 0.7 4.7 142 1 1
23 Tom McCormick 25 6 0 16 66 1 14 4.1 11.0 2.7 3 -1 -0.3 0 4 0.5 -0.2 65 1 0
21 Skeets Quinlan 27 6 0 15 70 0 12 4.7 11.7 2.5 19 245 12.9 0 46 3.2 40.8 315 0 2
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 29 P/QB 12 12 11 24 0 9 2.2 2.0 0.9 24 0 3
9 Billy Wade 25 7 0 11 43 0 14 3.9 6.1 1.6 43 0 4
80 Tom Fears 33 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 569 12.9 2 31 3.7 47.4 569 2 0
40 Elroy Hirsch 32 RH 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 460 18.4 2 72 2.8 51.1 460 2 0
82 Bob Boyd 27 RE 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 383 17.4 3 74 3.1 54.7 383 3 0
20 Woodley Lewis 30 KR/PR 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 199 10.5 0 19 1.6 16.6 199 0 2
Team Total 26.4 12 451 1943 17 55 4.3 161.9 37.6 175 2206 12.6 9 74 14.6 183.8 4149 26 23
Opp Total 12 423 1624 10 3.8 135.3 35.3 193 2309 12.0 18 16.1 192.4 3933 28 20

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 30 KR/PR 12 0 29 105 0 22 3.6 20 450 0 32 22.5 754
27 Ron Waller* 22 LH 12 0 14 60 0 21 4.3 17 461 0 39 27.1 1465
65 Art Hauser 26 12 0 2 17 0 17 8.5 17
78 Gene Lipscomb 24 RDT 12 0 2 32 0 17 16.0 32
23 Tom McCormick 25 6 0 2 42 0 23 21.0 107
21 Skeets Quinlan 27 6 0 1 55 1 55 55.0 370
70 Charlie Toogood 28 RT 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
60 Jack Ellena 24 MG 12 0 0 9 0 9 9
Team Total 26.4 12 44 229 1 55 5.2 44 1013 0 39 23.0 5391
Opp Total 12 41 1292 0 31.5 35 690 0 19.7

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
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 29 P/QB 12 12 60 2676 61 0 44.6
67 Les Richter* 25 K/RLB 12 0 24 13 54.2%% 31 30 96.8%%
62 Bud McFadin* 27 LDT 12 0 5 1 20.0%%
80 Tom Fears 33 LE 12 0 3 0.0%%
Team Total 26.4 12 32 14 43.8%% 31 30 96.8%% 60 2676 61 0 44.6
Opp Total 12 17 10 58.8%% 29 27 93.1%% 56 2372 42.4

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*+ 28 RS 12 0 11 101 0 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Don Burroughs 24 LS 12 0 9 103 0 34 0
84 Andy Robustelli*+ 30 RDE 12 0 1 10 1 10 0 0 0 5 18 1
27 Ron Waller* 22 LH 12 0 0 6 0 0 0
41 Jim Cason 28 RDH 12 0 5 41 1 25 0
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 29 P/QB 12 12 0 3 2 0 0
9 Billy Wade 25 7 0 0 4 1 0 0
20 Woodley Lewis 30 KR/PR 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
81 Paul Miller* 25 LDE 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
21 Skeets Quinlan 27 6 0 0 2 1 0 0
48 Corky Taylor 22 10 0 2 55 1 55 0 0 1 0 0 0
35 Tank Younger* 27 FB 8 0 0 3 0 0 0
60 Jack Ellena 24 MG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
79 Glenn Holtzman 25 12 0 0 0 2 11 0
50 Leon McLaughlin 30 C 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
67 Les Richter* 25 K/RLB 12 0 2 23 0 20 0
32 Dan Towler 27 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
57 Bobby Cross 24 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Tom Fears 33 LE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Bob Griffin 26 LLB 12 0 1 20 0 20 0 1
65 Art Hauser 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 John Hock 28 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Ed Hughes 28 LDH 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Bud McFadin* 27 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Larry Morris 22 12 0 0 0 1 6 0
Team Total 26.4 12 31 353 3 55 0 0 23 28 35 1 1
Opp Total 12 18 20 5

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
67 Les Richter* 25 K/RLB 12 0 30 13 69
27 Ron Waller* 22 LH 12 0 7 1 8 48
35 Tank Younger* 27 FB 8 0 5 5 30
82 Bob Boyd 27 RE 7 0 3 3 18
32 Dan Towler 27 7 0 3 3 18
80 Tom Fears 33 LE 12 0 2 2 12
40 Elroy Hirsch 32 RH 9 0 2 2 12
84 Andy Robustelli*+ 30 RDE 12 0 1 1 2 12
48 Corky Taylor 22 10 0 1 1 2 12
41 Jim Cason 28 RDH 12 0 1 1 6
23 Tom McCormick 25 6 0 1 1 6
56 Larry Morris 22 12 0 1 1 6
21 Skeets Quinlan 27 6 0 1 1 6
62 Bud McFadin* 27 LDT 12 0 1 3
58 Bob Griffin 26 LLB 12 0 1 2
Team Total 26.4 12 17 9 1 1 3 31 30 14 1 260
Opp Total 12 10 18 1 27 10 231

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-25 @ SFO W, 23-14 1 1 rush Tom McCormick 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
2 1955-09-25 @ SFO W, 23-14 2 17 pass Corky Taylor 17 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
3 1955-09-25 @ SFO W, 23-14 4 3 rush Dan Towler 3 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
4 1955-10-02 PIT W, 27-26 2 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
5 1955-10-02 PIT W, 27-26 2 74 pass Bob Boyd 74 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
6 1955-10-02 PIT W, 27-26 4 17 pass Tom Fears 17 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
7 1955-10-09 @ DET W, 17-10 1 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
8 1955-10-09 @ DET W, 17-10 3 12 pass Bob Boyd 12 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
9 1955-10-16 @ GNB L, 28-30 1 18 fumble Andy Robustelli 18 yard fumble return (Les Richter kick)
10 1955-10-16 @ GNB L, 28-30 3 15 pass Ron Waller 15 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
11 1955-10-16 @ GNB L, 28-30 4 5 rush Ron Waller 5 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
12 1955-10-16 @ GNB L, 28-30 4 25 interception Jim Cason 25 yard interception return (Les Richter kick)
13 1955-10-23 DET W, 24-13 1 67 pass Bob Boyd 67 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
14 1955-10-23 DET W, 24-13 4 46 pass Elroy Hirsch 46 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
15 1955-10-23 DET W, 24-13 4 21 rush Ron Waller 21 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
16 1955-10-30 CHI L, 20-31 1 3 rush Larry Morris 3 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
17 1955-10-30 CHI L, 20-31 3 1 rush Ron Waller 1 yard rush
18 1955-10-30 CHI L, 20-31 4 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
19 1955-11-06 SFO W, 27-14 3 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
20 1955-11-06 SFO W, 27-14 4 10 interception Andy Robustelli 10 yard interception return (Les Richter kick)
21 1955-11-06 SFO W, 27-14 4 55 interception Corky Taylor 55 yard interception return (Les Richter kick)
22 1955-11-20 @ BAL T, 17-17 3 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
23 1955-11-20 @ BAL T, 17-17 4 1 rush Ron Waller 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
24 1955-11-27 @ PHI W, 23-21 1 72 pass Elroy Hirsch 72 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
25 1955-11-27 @ PHI W, 23-21 1 23 pass Tom Fears 23 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
26 1955-12-04 BAL W, 20-14 1 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
27 1955-12-04 BAL W, 20-14 4 11 rush Tank Younger 11 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
28 1955-12-11 GNB W, 31-17 1 55 rush Ron Waller 55 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
29 1955-12-11 GNB W, 31-17 2 1 rush Ron Waller 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
30 1955-12-11 GNB W, 31-17 3 2 rush Ron Waller 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
31 1955-12-11 GNB W, 31-17 3 55 punt Skeets Quinlan 55 yard punt return (Les Richter kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-25 @ SFO L, 14-23 3 3 rush John Henry Johnson 3 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
2 1955-09-25 @ SFO L, 14-23 4 42 pass Hugh McElhenny 42 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
3 1955-10-02 PIT L, 26-27 3 8 rush Lynn Chandnois 8 yard rush (Art Michalik kick)
4 1955-10-02 PIT L, 26-27 3 1 rush Jim Finks 1 yard rush
5 1955-10-02 PIT L, 26-27 4 2 rush Lynn Chandnois 2 yard rush
6 1955-10-02 PIT L, 26-27 4 50 fumble Richie McCabe 50 yard fumble return (Art Michalik kick)
7 1955-10-09 @ DET L, 10-17 4 17 pass Doak Walker 17 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Doak Walker kick)
8 1955-10-16 @ GNB W, 30-28 1 7 pass Veryl Switzer 7 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
9 1955-10-16 @ GNB W, 30-28 2 16 pass Gary Knafelc 16 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
10 1955-10-16 @ GNB W, 30-28 3 57 pass Billy Howton 57 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
11 1955-10-23 DET L, 13-24 3 27 rush Lew Carpenter 27 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
12 1955-10-30 CHI W, 31-20 1 2 rush Bobby Watkins 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
13 1955-10-30 CHI W, 31-20 2 5 pass Harlon Hill 5 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
14 1955-10-30 CHI W, 31-20 3 86 pass Harlon Hill 86 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
15 1955-10-30 CHI W, 31-20 4 4 pass Harlon Hill 4 yard pass from Rick Casares (George Blanda kick)
16 1955-11-06 SFO L, 14-27 1 14 pass Carroll Hardy 14 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
17 1955-11-06 SFO L, 14-27 2 55 pass Hugh McElhenny 55 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
18 1955-11-13 @ CHI W, 24-3 1 1 rush Chick Jagade 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
19 1955-11-13 @ CHI W, 24-3 2 35 pass Gene Schroeder 35 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
20 1955-11-13 @ CHI W, 24-3 2 84 pass Harlon Hill 84 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
21 1955-11-20 @ BAL T, 17-17 3 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
22 1955-11-20 @ BAL T, 17-17 4 43 pass Jim Mutscheller 43 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
23 1955-11-27 @ PHI L, 21-23 2 40 pass Pete Pihos 40 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Dick Bielski kick)
24 1955-11-27 @ PHI L, 21-23 4 63 pass Bobby Walston 63 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Dick Bielski kick)
25 1955-11-27 @ PHI L, 21-23 4 13 pass Bobby Walston 13 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Dick Bielski kick)
26 1955-12-04 BAL L, 14-20 4 4 rush Alan Ameche 4 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
27 1955-12-04 BAL L, 14-20 4 8 rush George Shaw 8 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
28 1955-12-11 GNB L, 17-31 2 9 pass Gary Knafelc 9 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
29 1955-12-11 GNB L, 17-31 4 5 pass Gary Knafelc 5 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)