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1956 Los Angeles Rams

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4-8-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1956 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: 3.1, Defense: -3.7, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 291 points (24.2/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 307 points (25.6/g), 10th.
 Differential of -16 points (-1.3/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-6.4.

Coach: Sid Gillman (4-8-0)

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 291 4397 736 6.0 46 18 13 227 170 329 2419 18 28 6.9 111 384 1978 15 5.2 103
Team Defense 307 4106 790 5.2 26 8 15 224 156 290 2162 17 18 6.8 100 473 1944 21 4.1 109
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 12 11 3 2 1 3 12 3 11 6 6 1
Lg Rank Defense 10 9 11 10 9 8 10 10 5 10 8 8 11 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 30 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 27 7 15 294 60 234 3 12 188 97 91 5
2 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 30 33 21 432 361 71 7 15 219 11 208 1
3 Sun October 14 boxscore L 1-2 @ Detroit Lions 21 24 14 381 253 128 3 23 368 193 175 2
4 Sun October 21 boxscore L 1-3 @ Green Bay Packers 17 42 18 385 232 153 5 27 492 334 158
5 Sun October 28 boxscore L 1-4 Detroit Lions 7 16 18 384 225 159 6 16 293 177 116 2
6 Sun November 4 boxscore L 1-5 Chicago Bears 24 35 17 264 163 101 5 16 370 138 232 1
7 Sun November 11 boxscore W 2-5 San Francisco 49ers 30 6 17 398 139 259 3 14 264 197 67 5
8 Sun November 18 boxscore L 2-6 @ Chicago Bears 21 30 20 326 226 100 2 21 433 267 166 2
8 Sun November 25 boxscore L 2-7 @ Baltimore Colts 21 56 23 423 260 163 7 29 574 316 258 2
10 Sun December 2 boxscore L 2-8 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 30 7 163 63 100 2 16 264 134 130 3
11 Sun December 9 boxscore W 3-8 Baltimore Colts 31 7 24 336 140 196 1 16 286 124 162 1
12 Sun December 16 boxscore W 4-8 Green Bay Packers 49 21 33 611 297 314 2 19 355 174 181 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
9 Billy Wade 26 QB 12 8 2-6-0 91 178 51.1% 1461 10 5.6 13 7.3 76 8.2 6.0 16.1 121.8 67.2 0 0
11 Norm Van Brocklin 30 P/qb 12 4 2-2-0 68 124 54.8% 966 7 5.6 12 9.7 58 7.8 4.6 14.2 80.5 59.5 0 0
10 Rudy Bukich 24 3 0 10 23 43.5% 130 1 4.3 3 13.0 34 5.7 0.7 13.0 43.3 36.8 0 0
27 Ron Waller 23 LH/PR 9 0 1 3 33.3% 44 0 0.0 0 0.0 44 14.7 14.7 44.0 4.9 81.9 0 0
37 Tommy Wilson 24 KR 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 4-8-0 170 329 51.7% 2601 18 5.5 28 8.5 76 7.9 5.2 15.3 216.8 60.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 156 290 53.8% 2374 17 5.9 18 6.2 8.2 6.57 15.2 197.8 74.7 27 212 6.8 5.3 8.5

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
35 Tank Younger 28 FB 12 0 114 518 3 33 4.5 43.2 9.5 18 268 14.9 0 54 1.5 22.3 786 3 8
27 Ron Waller 23 LH/PR 9 0 83 543 1 46 6.5 60.3 9.2 9 76 8.4 0 16 1.0 8.4 619 1 3
34 Joe Marconi 22 12 0 75 298 7 23 4.0 24.8 6.3 12 70 5.8 0 31 1.0 5.8 368 7 4
37 Tommy Wilson 24 KR 12 0 64 470 0 46 7.3 39.2 5.3 6 86 14.3 0 34 0.5 7.2 556 0 2
9 Billy Wade 26 QB 12 8 26 93 3 33 3.6 7.8 2.2 93 3 4
21 Skeets Quinlan 28 2 0 10 21 0 9 2.1 10.5 5.0 3 24 8.0 0 12 1.5 12.0 45 0 3
28 Brad Myers 27 5 0 6 33 0 12 5.5 6.6 1.2 33 0 1
11 Norm Van Brocklin 30 P/qb 12 4 4 1 1 1 0.3 0.1 0.3 1 1 2
82 Bob Boyd 28 12 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.6 0.1 30 586 19.5 7 61 2.5 48.8 579 7 3
10 Rudy Bukich 24 3 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 2.7 0.3 8 0 0
84 Leon Clarke* 23 RH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 650 18.1 4 60 3.0 54.2 650 4 1
40 Elroy Hirsch 33 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 603 17.2 6 76 2.9 50.3 603 6 0
89 Ron Miller 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 129 11.7 0 21 1.6 18.4 129 0 0
88 Bob Carey 26 RE 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 60 12.0 1 18 0.7 8.6 60 1 0
80 Tom Fears 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 49 9.8 0 18 2.5 24.5 49 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 384 1978 15 46 5.2 164.8 32.0 170 2601 15.3 18 76 14.2 216.8 4579 33 32
Opp Total 12 473 1944 21 4.1 162.0 39.4 156 2162 13.9 17 13.0 180.2 4106 38 13

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
27 Ron Waller 23 LH/PR 9 0 14 65 0 15 4.6 11 276 0 40 25.1 960
37 Tommy Wilson 24 KR 12 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 15 477 1 103 31.8 1033
44 Jesse Whittenton 22 RDH 12 12 10 21 0 10 2.1 4 85 0 27 21.3 106
43 Will Sherman 29 RS 12 0 12 100 1 76 8.3 100
21 Skeets Quinlan 28 2 0 4 41 0 19 10.3 3 37 0 0 12.3 123
82 Bob Boyd 28 12 0 4 62 0 23 15.5 641
28 Brad Myers 27 5 0 1 26 0 26 26.0 3 57 0 21 19.0 116
73 Ken Panfil 26 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
61 Duane Putnam* 28 LG 12 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
48 Les Richter*+ 26 K/MG 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
70 Charlie Toogood 29 RT 7 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
Team Total 26.0 12 43 253 1 76 5.9 44 1011 1 103 23.0 5843
Opp Total 12 31 1741 0 56.2 52 1068 1 20.5

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
48 Les Richter*+ 26 K/MG 12 0 15 8 53.3%% 38 36 94.7%%
11 Norm Van Brocklin 30 P/qb 12 4 48 2070 72 0 43.1
62 Bud McFadin* 28 LDT 12 0 4 1 25.0%%
Team Total 26.0 12 19 9 47.4%% 38 36 94.7%% 48 2070 72 0 43.1
Opp Total 12 20 12 60.0%% 39 37 94.9%% 58 2435 42.0

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
35 Tank Younger 28 FB 12 0 0 8 0 0 0
9 Billy Wade 26 QB 12 8 0 4 3 0 0
82 Bob Boyd 28 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
41 Jim Cason 29 LDH 12 0 4 63 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Joe Marconi 22 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
56 Hugh Pitts 22 RLB 9 0 3 22 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Will Sherman 29 RS 12 0 4 122 1 95 0
27 Ron Waller 23 LH/PR 9 0 0 3 1 0 0
84 Leon Clarke* 23 RH 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
62 Bud McFadin* 28 LDT 12 0 0 1 2 21 1
21 Skeets Quinlan 28 2 0 0 3 0 0 0
11 Norm Van Brocklin 30 P/qb 12 4 0 2 1 0 0
44 Jesse Whittenton 22 RDH 12 12 3 83 1 32 0
37 Tommy Wilson 24 KR 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
25 Don Burroughs 25 LS 12 0 2 9 0 9 0
22 Rex Shiver 24 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Dick Daugherty 27 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
60 Jack Ellena 25 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Sid Fournet 24 12 0 1 29 0 29 0
75 Bob Fry 26 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Art Hauser 27 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Paul Miller* 26 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Brad Myers 27 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Ken Panfil 26 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Duane Putnam* 28 LG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 12 18 328 2 95 0 0 32 22 21 1
Opp Total 12 23 13 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
48 Les Richter*+ 26 K/MG 12 0 36 8 60
82 Bob Boyd 28 12 0 7 7 42
34 Joe Marconi 22 12 0 7 7 42
40 Elroy Hirsch 33 LE 12 0 6 6 36
84 Leon Clarke* 23 RH 12 0 4 4 24
9 Billy Wade 26 QB 12 8 3 3 18
35 Tank Younger 28 FB 12 0 3 3 18
43 Will Sherman 29 RS 12 0 1 1 2 12
62 Bud McFadin* 28 LDT 12 0 1 1 1 9
88 Bob Carey 26 RE 7 0 1 1 6
11 Norm Van Brocklin 30 P/qb 12 4 1 1 6
27 Ron Waller 23 LH/PR 9 0 1 1 6
44 Jesse Whittenton 22 RDH 12 12 1 1 6
37 Tommy Wilson 24 KR 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 12 15 18 1 1 1 2 38 36 9 291
Opp Total 12 21 17 1 37 12 307

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1956-09-30 PHI W, 27-7 1 36 pass Leon Clarke 36 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
2 1956-09-30 PHI W, 27-7 3 2 rush Ron Waller 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
3 1956-09-30 PHI W, 27-7 4 3 rush Joe Marconi 3 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
4 1956-10-07 @ SFO L, 30-33 1 8 rush Billy Wade 8 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
5 1956-10-07 @ SFO L, 30-33 3 24 pass Bob Boyd 24 yard pass from Billy Wade
6 1956-10-07 @ SFO L, 30-33 3 57 pass Elroy Hirsch 57 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
7 1956-10-07 @ SFO L, 30-33 4 3 pass Elroy Hirsch 3 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
8 1956-10-14 @ DET L, 21-24 3 60 pass Leon Clarke 60 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
9 1956-10-14 @ DET L, 21-24 4 29 pass Elroy Hirsch 29 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
10 1956-10-14 @ DET L, 21-24 4 76 pass Elroy Hirsch 76 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
11 1956-10-21 @ GNB L, 17-42 1 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
12 1956-10-21 @ GNB L, 17-42 3 26 pass Leon Clarke 26 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Les Richter kick)
13 1956-10-28 DET L, 7-16 4 37 pass Elroy Hirsch 37 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
14 1956-11-04 CHI L, 24-35 1 30 interception Jesse Whittenton 30 yard interception return (Les Richter kick)
15 1956-11-04 CHI L, 24-35 1 16 rush Tank Younger 16 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
16 1956-11-04 CHI L, 24-35 2 76 punt Will Sherman 76 yard punt return (Les Richter kick)
17 1956-11-11 SFO W, 30-6 2 4 pass Bob Boyd 4 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
18 1956-11-11 SFO W, 30-6 3 38 pass Elroy Hirsch 38 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
19 1956-11-11 SFO W, 30-6 4 2 rush Joe Marconi 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
20 1956-11-18 @ CHI L, 21-30 3 2 rush Billy Wade 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
21 1956-11-18 @ CHI L, 21-30 3 2 rush Tank Younger 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
22 1956-11-18 @ CHI L, 21-30 4 15 pass Bob Carey 15 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
23 1956-11-25 @ BAL L, 21-56 1 103 kickoff Tommy Wilson 103 yard kickoff return (Les Richter kick)
24 1956-11-25 @ BAL L, 21-56 3 58 pass Bob Boyd 58 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
25 1956-11-25 @ BAL L, 21-56 4 9 pass Bob Boyd 9 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
26 1956-12-02 @ PIT L, 13-30 1 21 fumble Bud McFadin 21 yard fumble return
27 1956-12-02 @ PIT L, 13-30 3 61 pass Bob Boyd 61 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
28 1956-12-09 BAL W, 31-7 1 8 rush Joe Marconi 8 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
29 1956-12-09 BAL W, 31-7 1 2 rush Billy Wade 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
30 1956-12-09 BAL W, 31-7 4 4 rush Joe Marconi 4 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
31 1956-12-09 BAL W, 31-7 4 1 rush Norm Van Brocklin 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
32 1956-12-16 GNB W, 49-21 1 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
33 1956-12-16 GNB W, 49-21 1 95 interception Will Sherman 95 yard interception return (Les Richter kick)
34 1956-12-16 GNB W, 49-21 2 3 rush Joe Marconi 3 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
35 1956-12-16 GNB W, 49-21 2 56 pass Bob Boyd 56 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
36 1956-12-16 GNB W, 49-21 2 2 rush Joe Marconi 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
37 1956-12-16 GNB W, 49-21 3 9 pass Leon Clarke 9 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
38 1956-12-16 GNB W, 49-21 3 56 pass Bob Boyd 56 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1956-09-30 PHI L, 7-27 1 11 rush Ted Wegert 11 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1956-10-07 @ SFO W, 33-30 3 28 rush Joe Perry 28 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
3 1956-10-07 @ SFO W, 33-30 4 2 rush Hugh McElhenny 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
4 1956-10-07 @ SFO W, 33-30 4 2 rush Hugh McElhenny 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
5 1956-10-14 @ DET W, 24-21 1 1 rush Gene Gedman 1 yard rush (Bobby Layne kick)
6 1956-10-14 @ DET W, 24-21 2 2 pass Don McIlhenny 2 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
7 1956-10-14 @ DET W, 24-21 4 3 rush Don McIlhenny 3 yard rush (Bobby Layne kick)
8 1956-10-21 @ GNB W, 42-17 1 36 pass Billy Howton 36 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
9 1956-10-21 @ GNB W, 42-17 2 14 pass Gary Knafelc 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
10 1956-10-21 @ GNB W, 42-17 2 63 pass Billy Howton 63 yard pass from Jack Losch (Fred Cone kick)
11 1956-10-21 @ GNB W, 42-17 3 14 pass Gary Knafelc 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
12 1956-10-21 @ GNB W, 42-17 4 2 rush Tobin Rote 2 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
13 1956-10-21 @ GNB W, 42-17 4 2 rush Fred Cone 2 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
14 1956-10-28 DET W, 16-7 3 2 rush Bobby Layne 2 yard rush (Bobby Layne kick)
15 1956-11-04 CHI W, 35-24 1 57 pass Harlon Hill 57 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
16 1956-11-04 CHI W, 35-24 2 35 rush John Hoffman 35 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
17 1956-11-04 CHI W, 35-24 2 13 pass Harlon Hill 13 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
18 1956-11-04 CHI W, 35-24 3 9 rush Perry Jeter 9 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
19 1956-11-04 CHI W, 35-24 4 7 rush Perry Jeter 7 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
20 1956-11-18 @ CHI W, 30-21 2 68 pass Harlon Hill 68 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
21 1956-11-18 @ CHI W, 30-21 3 100 kickoff Don Bingham 100 yard kickoff return (George Blanda kick)
22 1956-11-18 @ CHI W, 30-21 3 1 rush Rick Casares 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
23 1956-11-18 @ CHI W, 30-21 4 2 rush Rick Casares 2 yard rush
24 1956-11-25 @ BAL W, 56-21 1 4 rush Billy Vessels 4 yard rush (Tom Feamster kick)
25 1956-11-25 @ BAL W, 56-21 1 1 rush Johnny Unitas 1 yard rush (Tom Feamster kick)
26 1956-11-25 @ BAL W, 56-21 2 43 pass Royce Womble 43 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Tom Feamster kick)
27 1956-11-25 @ BAL W, 56-21 2 1 rush Alan Ameche 1 yard rush (Tom Feamster kick)
28 1956-11-25 @ BAL W, 56-21 2 13 pass Jim Mutscheller 13 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Tom Feamster kick)
29 1956-11-25 @ BAL W, 56-21 2 43 pass Jim Mutscheller 43 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Tom Feamster kick)
30 1956-11-25 @ BAL W, 56-21 4 4 rush Billy Vessels 4 yard rush (Tom Feamster kick)
31 1956-11-25 @ BAL W, 56-21 4 19 pass Billy Vessels 19 yard pass from Gary Kerkorian (Tom Feamster kick)
32 1956-12-02 @ PIT W, 30-13 2 22 pass Elbie Nickel 22 yard pass from Jack Scarbath (Sid Watson kick)
33 1956-12-02 @ PIT W, 30-13 3 6 pass Ray Mathews 6 yard pass from Ted Marchibroda (Sid Watson kick)
34 1956-12-02 @ PIT W, 30-13 4 1 rush Fran Rogel 1 yard rush (Sid Watson kick)
35 1956-12-02 @ PIT W, 30-13 4 47 pass Elbie Nickel 47 yard pass from Jack Scarbath
36 1956-12-09 BAL L, 7-31 2 3 pass Jim Mutscheller 3 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Tom Feamster kick)
37 1956-12-16 GNB L, 21-49 1 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
38 1956-12-16 GNB L, 21-49 3 13 pass Al Carmichael 13 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
39 1956-12-16 GNB L, 21-49 4 5 rush Fred Cone 5 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)