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1959 Los Angeles Rams

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2-10-0, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.0, Offense: 0.7, Defense: -3.8, SoS: 3.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 242 points (20.2/g), 9th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 315 points (26.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -73 points (-6.1/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-7.8.

Coach: Sid Gillman (2-10-0)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: University of Redlands (Redlands, California)

Team Info

Co-Owner Edwin Pauley
Co-Owner/President of Football Operations Dan Reeves
General Manager Pete Rozelle
Offensive Scheme Vertical
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 242 4260 757 5.6 41 19 15 232 196 356 2482 14 22 6.4 116 371 1778 15 4.8 101
Team Defense 315 3794 742 5.1 21 14 20 216 151 287 2090 17 7 6.6 100 427 1704 15 4.0 96
Lg Rank Offense 9 2 10 9 3 2 4 7 8 5 11 6 3 1
Lg Rank Defense 10 7 12 8 9 3 7 7 12 9 7 6 7 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 26 boxscore L 0-1 New York Giants 21 23 20 358 234 124 2 17 407 321 86 1
2 Sun October 4 boxscore L 0-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 0 34 12 177 90 87 5 19 296 61 235 1
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 1-2 @ Chicago Bears 28 21 22 420 175 245 1 16 306 285 21 4
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 2-2 @ Green Bay Packers 45 6 23 456 198 258 16 262 145 117 4
5 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-3 Detroit Lions 7 17 23 345 219 126 5 18 259 87 172 2
6 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-4 Chicago Bears 21 26 17 403 237 166 3 20 339 196 143 1
7 Sun November 8 boxscore L 2-5 San Francisco 49ers 16 24 28 436 261 175 5 16 300 131 169 2
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-6 @ Detroit Lions 17 23 14 302 220 82 3 10 222 87 135 1
9 Sun November 22 boxscore L 2-7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20 23 14 270 93 177 3 21 390 278 112 2
10 Sun November 29 boxscore L 2-8 @ Baltimore Colts 21 35 16 374 282 92 4 23 396 208 188 1
11 Sun December 6 boxscore L 2-9 Green Bay Packers 20 38 22 286 187 99 5 21 335 192 143 1
12 Sat December 12 boxscore L 2-10 Baltimore Colts 26 45 21 433 286 147 5 19 282 99 183 1

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 29 QB 12 9 2-7-0 153 261 58.6% 2001 12 4.6 17 6.5 72 7.7 5.7 13.1 166.8 71.1 0 0
15 Frank Ryan 23 qb 10 3 0-3-0 42 89 47.2% 709 2 2.2 4 4.5 67 8.0 6.4 16.9 70.9 63.4 0 0
26 Jon Arnett* 24 LH/PR 12 0 1 5 20.0% 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 2.6 2.6 13.0 1.1 39.6 0 0
33 Ollie Matson 29 FB/KR 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 2-10-0 196 356 55.1% 2723 14 3.9 22 6.2 72 7.6 5.7 13.9 226.9 67.2 0 0
Opp Total 12 151 287 52.6% 2315 17 5.9 7 2.4 8.1 8.15 15.3 192.9 89.1 28 225 6.6 6.7 8.9

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
33 Ollie Matson 29 FB/KR 12 0 161 863 6 50 5.4 71.9 13.4 18 130 7.2 0 49 1.5 10.8 993 6 9
26 Jon Arnett* 24 LH/PR 12 0 73 371 2 80 5.1 30.9 6.1 38 419 11.0 1 38 3.2 34.9 790 3 5
34 Joe Marconi 25 12 0 52 176 4 21 3.4 14.7 4.3 10 81 8.1 1 30 0.8 6.8 257 5 2
24 Tommy Wilson 27 12 0 40 210 0 60 5.3 17.5 3.3 12 83 6.9 1 20 1.0 6.9 293 1 1
9 Billy Wade 29 QB 12 9 25 95 2 17 3.8 7.9 2.1 95 2 6
15 Frank Ryan 23 qb 10 3 19 57 1 13 3.0 5.7 1.9 57 1 5
29 Del Shofner*+ 25 LE/P 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.5 0.1 47 936 19.9 7 72 3.9 78.0 942 7 0
82 Red Phillips 23 RH 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 541 14.6 4 64 4.1 60.1 541 4 0
84 Leon Clarke 26 RE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 453 15.6 0 60 2.6 41.2 453 0 2
85 Lamar Lundy* 24 LDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 74 18.5 0 26 0.3 6.2 74 0 0
46 Clendon Thomas 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.6 6 0 1
Team Total 25.7 12 371 1778 15 80 4.8 148.2 30.9 196 2723 13.9 14 72 16.3 226.9 4501 29 34
Opp Total 12 427 1704 15 4.0 142.0 35.6 151 2090 13.8 17 12.6 174.2 3794 32 25

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
26 Jon Arnett* 24 LH/PR 12 0 17 184 1 71 10.8 14 320 0 42 22.9 1294
33 Ollie Matson 29 FB/KR 12 0 14 61 0 20 4.4 16 367 0 48 22.9 1421
24 Tommy Wilson 27 12 0 7 243 0 85 34.7 536
46 Clendon Thomas 24 10 0 3 6 0 6 2.0 3 95 0 48 31.7 107
35 Roy Wilkins 26 RLB 12 0 2 29 0 17 14.5 29
25 Don Burroughs 28 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
71 Paul Dickson 22 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
21 Eddie Meador 22 RDH 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 36 251 1 71 7.0 43 1054 0 85 24.5 5806
Opp Total 12 30 1490 1 49.7 42 980 1 23.3

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
29 Del Shofner*+ 25 LE/P 12 0 48 2004 66 1 41.8
83 Lou Michaels 24 K/RDE 12 0 17 8 47.1%% 14 12 85.7%%
40 Jack Morris 28 LS 12 0 8 3 37.5%% 15 15 100.0%%
34 Joe Marconi 25 12 0 2 81 44 0 40.5
48 Les Richter* 29 MLB 12 0 1 0.0%%
Team Total 25.7 12 26 11 42.3%% 29 27 93.1%% 50 2085 66 1 41.7
Opp Total 12 31 17 54.8%% 38 36 94.7%% 60 2648 44.1

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
33 Ollie Matson 29 FB/KR 12 0 0 9 0 0 0
15 Frank Ryan 23 qb 10 3 0 5 3 0 0
26 Jon Arnett* 24 LH/PR 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
57 Bill Jobko 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
9 Billy Wade 29 QB 12 9 0 6 0 0 0
21 Eddie Meador 22 RDH 12 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
81 Tom Franckhauser 22 LDH 12 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Joe Marconi 25 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
79 Charlie Bradshaw 23 RT 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
84 Leon Clarke 26 RE 11 0 0 2 1 0 0
76 John LoVetere 23 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
32 Jack Pardee 23 LLB 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
48 Les Richter* 29 MLB 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Tommy Wilson 27 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
25 Don Burroughs 28 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Lamar Lundy* 24 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Lou Michaels 24 K/RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Jack Morris 28 LS 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Duane Putnam 31 LG 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Gene Selawski 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 George Strugar 25 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Clendon Thomas 24 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.7 12 7 5 0 3 0 0 34 29 0 0 1
Opp Total 12 30 25 11

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
29 Del Shofner*+ 25 LE/P 12 0 7 7 42
33 Ollie Matson 29 FB/KR 12 0 6 6 36
83 Lou Michaels 24 K/RDE 12 0 12 8 36
34 Joe Marconi 25 12 0 4 1 5 30
26 Jon Arnett* 24 LH/PR 12 0 2 1 1 4 24
40 Jack Morris 28 LS 12 0 15 3 24
82 Red Phillips 23 RH 9 9 4 4 24
9 Billy Wade 29 QB 12 9 2 2 12
15 Frank Ryan 23 qb 10 3 1 1 6
24 Tommy Wilson 27 12 0 1 1 6
88 Sam Williams 28 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.7 12 15 14 1 30 27 11 1 242
Opp Total 12 15 17 1 1 2 1 36 17 315

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1959-09-26 NYG L, 21-23 2 2 rush Ollie Matson 2 yard rush (Jack Morris kick)
2 1959-09-26 NYG L, 21-23 3 8 pass Joe Marconi 8 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
3 1959-09-26 NYG L, 21-23 3 43 pass Del Shofner 43 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
4 1959-10-11 @ CHI W, 28-21 1 27 pass Red Phillips 27 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
5 1959-10-11 @ CHI W, 28-21 2 39 pass Red Phillips 39 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
6 1959-10-11 @ CHI W, 28-21 3 45 pass Del Shofner 45 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
7 1959-10-11 @ CHI W, 28-21 4 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Jack Morris kick)
8 1959-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-6 1 26 pass Del Shofner 26 yard pass from Billy Wade
9 1959-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-6 3 49 rush Ollie Matson 49 yard rush (Jack Morris kick)
10 1959-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-6 4 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Jack Morris kick)
11 1959-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-6 4 53 pass Red Phillips 53 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
12 1959-10-18 @ GNB W, 45-6 4 25 pass Del Shofner 25 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
13 1959-10-25 DET L, 7-17 2 1 rush Ollie Matson 1 yard rush (Jack Morris kick)
14 1959-11-01 CHI L, 21-26 1 50 pass Del Shofner 50 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
15 1959-11-01 CHI L, 21-26 3 19 rush Ollie Matson 19 yard rush (Jack Morris kick)
16 1959-11-01 CHI L, 21-26 4 38 pass Jon Arnett 38 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Jack Morris kick)
17 1959-11-08 SFO L, 16-24 3 1 rush Ollie Matson 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
18 1959-11-08 SFO L, 16-24 4 8 rush Frank Ryan 8 yard rush
19 1959-11-15 @ DET L, 17-23 2 8 rush Ollie Matson 8 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
20 1959-11-15 @ DET L, 17-23 4 67 pass Del Shofner 67 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Michaels kick)
21 1959-11-22 @ PHI L, 20-23 2 80 rush Jon Arnett 80 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
22 1959-11-22 @ PHI L, 20-23 4 26 pass Red Phillips 26 yard pass from Billy Wade (Lou Michaels kick)
23 1959-11-29 @ BAL L, 21-35 2 72 pass Del Shofner 72 yard pass from Billy Wade (Lou Michaels kick)
24 1959-11-29 @ BAL L, 21-35 2 2 rush Billy Wade 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
25 1959-11-29 @ BAL L, 21-35 3 7 pass Tommy Wilson 7 yard pass from Billy Wade (Lou Michaels kick)
26 1959-12-06 GNB L, 20-38 1 8 rush Billy Wade 8 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
27 1959-12-06 GNB L, 20-38 3 5 rush Joe Marconi 5 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
28 1959-12-06 GNB L, 20-38 3 71 punt Jon Arnett 71 yard punt return
29 1959-12-12 BAL L, 26-45 1 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
30 1959-12-12 BAL L, 26-45 3 27 rush Jon Arnett 27 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1959-09-26 NYG W, 23-21 2 66 pass Bob Schnelker 66 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
2 1959-09-26 NYG W, 23-21 2 1 rush Frank Gifford 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
3 1959-10-04 @ SFO W, 34-0 1 20 rush J.D. Smith 20 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
4 1959-10-04 @ SFO W, 34-0 2 32 rush Joe Perry 32 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
5 1959-10-04 @ SFO W, 34-0 2 13 pass Billy Wilson 13 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Tommy Davis kick)
6 1959-10-04 @ SFO W, 34-0 4 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
7 1959-10-11 @ CHI L, 21-28 2 78 punt Johnny Morris 78 yard punt return (John Aveni kick)
8 1959-10-11 @ CHI L, 21-28 2 88 pass Harlon Hill 88 yard pass from Ed Brown (John Aveni kick)
9 1959-10-11 @ CHI L, 21-28 2 43 pass Willard Dewveall 43 yard pass from Ed Brown (John Aveni kick)
10 1959-10-25 DET W, 17-7 2 1 rush Ken Webb 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
11 1959-10-25 DET W, 17-7 4 4 rush Dan Lewis 4 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
12 1959-11-01 CHI W, 26-21 1 29 pass Johnny Morris 29 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (John Aveni kick)
13 1959-11-01 CHI W, 26-21 3 1 rush Rick Casares 1 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
14 1959-11-01 CHI W, 26-21 3 19 fumble Larry Morris 19 yard fumble return
15 1959-11-01 CHI W, 26-21 3 30 pass Rick Casares 30 yard pass from Ed Brown
16 1959-11-08 SFO W, 24-16 1 57 pass Billy Wilson 57 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Tommy Davis kick)
17 1959-11-08 SFO W, 24-16 2 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
18 1959-11-08 SFO W, 24-16 3 105 kickoff Abe Woodson 105 yard kickoff return (Tommy Davis kick)
19 1959-11-15 @ DET W, 23-17 1 79 pass Dave Middleton 79 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Gerry Perry kick)
20 1959-11-15 @ DET W, 23-17 3 11 pass John Henry Johnson 11 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Gerry Perry kick)
21 1959-11-22 @ PHI W, 23-20 2 3 rush Clarence Peaks 3 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
22 1959-11-22 @ PHI W, 23-20 3 fumble Jerry Huth yard fumble return (Bobby Walston kick)
23 1959-11-29 @ BAL W, 35-21 1 7 rush Alan Ameche 7 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
24 1959-11-29 @ BAL W, 35-21 1 3 rush Mike Sommer 3 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
25 1959-11-29 @ BAL W, 35-21 2 55 pass Raymond Berry 55 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
26 1959-11-29 @ BAL W, 35-21 2 12 rush Alan Ameche 12 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
27 1959-11-29 @ BAL W, 35-21 3 17 pass Lenny Moore 17 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
28 1959-12-06 GNB W, 38-20 1 13 pass Jim Taylor 13 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
29 1959-12-06 GNB W, 38-20 1 26 pass Boyd Dowler 26 yard pass from Paul Hornung (Paul Hornung kick)
30 1959-12-06 GNB W, 38-20 2 6 rush Jim Taylor 6 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
31 1959-12-06 GNB W, 38-20 2 30 pass Boyd Dowler 30 yard pass from Paul Hornung (Paul Hornung kick)
32 1959-12-06 GNB W, 38-20 4 7 rush Don McIlhenny 7 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
33 1959-12-12 BAL W, 45-26 1 53 rush Mike Sommer 53 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
34 1959-12-12 BAL W, 45-26 2 7 pass Raymond Berry 7 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
35 1959-12-12 BAL W, 45-26 3 11 pass Raymond Berry 11 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
36 1959-12-12 BAL W, 45-26 4 9 pass Jerry Richardson 9 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
37 1959-12-12 BAL W, 45-26 4 15 interception Dick Szymanski 15 yard interception return (Steve Myhra kick)
38 1959-12-12 BAL W, 45-26 4 99 field goal Carl Taseff 99 yard field goal return (Steve Myhra kick)