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1961 Los Angeles Rams

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4-10-0, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.5, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -0.3, SoS: 3.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 263 points (18.8/g), 12th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 333 points (23.8/g), 11th.
 Differential of -70 points (-5.0/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Bob Waterfield (4-10-0)

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

Team Info

Co-Owner Edwin Pauley
Co-Owner Dan Reeves
General Manager Elroy Hirsch
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 263 4295 848 5.1 32 11 16 236 199 386 2337 13 21 5.4 111 415 1958 17 4.7 109
Team Defense 333 4813 870 5.5 39 16 22 279 184 328 2373 19 23 6.6 121 508 2440 26 4.8 136
Lg Rank Offense 12 10 2 2 10 7 10 13 4 11 11 5 3 2
Lg Rank Defense 11 11 9 8 13 2 5 7 9 10 14 13 13 13

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-1 @ Baltimore Colts 24 27 21 308 123 185 2 19 326 113 213 2
2 Sat September 23 boxscore L 0-2 Chicago Bears 17 21 13 299 219 80 3 15 328 194 134 2
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 1-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 14 17 258 216 42 3 14 218 124 94 8
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 0 35 11 166 83 83 2 29 521 262 259
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 1-4 @ Detroit Lions 13 14 11 244 164 80 3 14 311 159 152 4
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 1-5 @ New York Giants 14 24 15 372 154 218 4 21 375 171 204 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 1-6 Detroit Lions 10 28 18 258 149 109 2 23 409 241 168
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 2-6 Minnesota Vikings 31 17 23 392 97 295 1 21 399 146 253 5
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 3-6 San Francisco 49ers 17 7 20 367 183 184 10 167 57 110 1
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 3-7 @ Green Bay Packers 17 35 19 312 201 111 1 17 249 173 76 1
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 3-8 @ Chicago Bears 24 28 19 357 287 70 4 24 371 199 172 3
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 3-9 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 42 13 348 148 200 5 27 441 231 210 4
13 Sat December 9 boxscore W 4-9 Baltimore Colts 34 17 22 385 203 182 24 414 142 272 2
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 4-10 Green Bay Packers 17 24 14 229 110 119 2 21 284 161 123 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
12 Zeke Bratkowski 30 QB 13 11 2-9-0 124 230 53.9% 1547 8 3.5 13 5.7 84 6.7 4.9 12.5 119.0 63.1 1 1
15 Frank Ryan 25 qb 14 3 2-1-0 72 142 50.7% 1115 5 3.5 7 4.9 96 7.9 6.3 15.5 79.6 68.3 0 2
26 Jon Arnett* 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 3 13 23.1% 47 0 0.0 1 7.7 20 3.6 0.2 15.7 3.4 10.1
11 Danny Villanueva 24 K/P 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.6 14 4-10-0 199 386 51.6% 2709 13 3.4 21 5.4 96 7.0 5.2 13.6 193.5 62.8 1 3
Opp Total 14 184 328 56.1% 2642 19 5.8 23 7.0 8.1 6.06 14.4 188.7 72.5 34 269 6.6 4.7 9.4

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
26 Jon Arnett* 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 158 609 4 26 3.9 43.5 11.3 28 194 6.9 0 29 2.0 13.9 803 4 3
22 Dick Bass 24 FB 14 9 98 608 4 73 6.2 43.4 7.0 16 145 9.1 0 37 1.1 10.4 753 4 6
24 Tommy Wilson 29 11 0 44 220 1 34 5.0 20.0 4.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.1 232 1 2
15 Frank Ryan 25 qb 14 3 38 139 0 28 3.7 9.9 2.7 139 0 3
34 Joe Marconi 27 13 0 36 146 3 14 4.1 11.2 2.8 4 20 5.0 1 8 0.3 1.5 166 4 0
33 Ollie Matson 31 FL 14 0 24 181 2 69 7.5 12.9 1.7 29 537 18.5 3 96 2.1 38.4 718 5 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 30 QB 13 11 12 36 3 16 3.0 2.8 0.9 36 3 4
27 Pervis Atkins 26 14 0 5 19 0 13 3.8 1.4 0.4 5 67 13.4 0 28 0.4 4.8 86 0 1
82 Red Phillips*+ 25 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 78 1092 14.0 5 69 5.6 78.0 1092 5 1
81 Carroll Dale 23 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 561 16.0 2 68 2.5 40.1 561 2 1
25 Duane Allen 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 80 40.0 2 48 0.2 8.0 80 2 0
71 Joe Scibelli 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 415 1958 17 73 4.7 139.9 29.6 199 2709 13.6 13 96 14.2 193.5 4667 30 21
Opp Total 14 508 2440 26 4.8 174.3 36.3 184 2373 12.9 19 13.1 169.5 4813 45 27

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* 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 10 75 0 17 7.5 25 653 1 105 26.1 1531
22 Dick Bass 24 FB 14 9 4 109 1 90 27.3 23 698 0 64 30.3 1560
27 Pervis Atkins 26 14 0 4 77 0 20 19.3 163
70 Frank Varrichione 29 RT 14 0 3 23 0 11 7.7 23
75 Deacon Jones 23 LDE 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 25.6 14 14 184 1 90 13.1 56 1463 1 105 26.1 6314
Opp Total 14 35 377 0 10.8 53 1380 0 26.0

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
11 Danny Villanueva 24 K/P 14 0 27 13 48.1%% 32 32 100.0%% 46 1845 53 0 40.1
12 Zeke Bratkowski 30 QB 13 11 12 458 51 0 38.2
34 Joe Marconi 27 13 0 6 265 50 0 44.2
Team Total 25.6 14 27 13 48.1%% 32 32 100.0%% 64 2568 53 0 40.1
Opp Total 14 21 6 28.6%% 45 45 100.0%% 51 2208 43.3

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
22 Dick Bass 24 FB 14 9 0 6 2 0 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 30 QB 13 11 0 4 4 0 0
41 Lindon Crow 28 LS 14 0 6 117 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Eddie Meador 24 LCB 14 0 1 34 0 34 0 0 0 5 0 0
17 Charley Britt 23 11 0 5 29 0 13 0
48 Les Richter* 31 MLB 14 0 4 44 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Jon Arnett* 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
35 Clendon Thomas 26 RS 13 0 3 11 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Deacon Jones 23 LDE 14 0 0 0 3 10 0
15 Frank Ryan 25 qb 14 3 0 3 0 0 0
81 Carroll Dale 23 TE 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
32 Jack Pardee 25 LLB 13 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Red Phillips*+ 25 SE 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
77 George Strugar 27 14 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Tommy Wilson 29 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
27 Pervis Atkins 26 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
46 Alvin Hall 27 RCB 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
67 Urban Henry 26 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Bill Jobko 26 RLB 11 0 1 16 0 16 0
84 Bob Long 27 13 0 1 10 0 10 0
34 Joe Marconi 27 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Joe Scibelli 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.6 14 23 277 0 34 0 0 21 26 10 0
Opp Total 14 47 27 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
11 Danny Villanueva 24 K/P 14 0 32 13 71
26 Jon Arnett* 26 HB/KR/PR 14 0 4 1 5 30
22 Dick Bass 24 FB 14 9 4 1 5 30
33 Ollie Matson 31 FL 14 0 2 3 5 30
82 Red Phillips*+ 25 SE 14 0 5 5 30
34 Joe Marconi 27 13 0 3 1 4 24
12 Zeke Bratkowski 30 QB 13 11 3 3 18
25 Duane Allen 24 10 0 2 2 12
81 Carroll Dale 23 TE 14 0 2 2 12
24 Tommy Wilson 29 11 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.6 14 17 13 1 1 32 32 13 263
Opp Total 14 26 19 45 6 333

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-17 @ BAL L, 24-27 1 5 rush Zeke Bratkowski 5 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
2 1961-09-17 @ BAL L, 24-27 2 52 pass Carroll Dale 52 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
3 1961-09-17 @ BAL L, 24-27 2 32 pass Duane Allen 32 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
4 1961-09-23 CHI L, 17-21 2 1 rush Jon Arnett 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
5 1961-09-23 CHI L, 17-21 4 1 rush Jon Arnett 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
6 1961-10-01 PIT W, 24-14 1 2 rush Zeke Bratkowski 2 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
7 1961-10-01 PIT W, 24-14 2 15 pass Red Phillips 15 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
8 1961-10-01 PIT W, 24-14 4 96 pass Ollie Matson 96 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
9 1961-10-15 @ DET L, 13-14 3 69 pass Red Phillips 69 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
10 1961-10-22 @ NYG L, 14-24 3 33 pass Red Phillips 33 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
11 1961-10-22 @ NYG L, 14-24 3 53 rush Dick Bass 53 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
12 1961-10-29 DET L, 10-28 1 105 kickoff Jon Arnett 105 yard kickoff return (Danny Villanueva kick)
13 1961-11-05 MIN W, 31-17 1 3 rush Jon Arnett 3 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
14 1961-11-05 MIN W, 31-17 1 15 rush Ollie Matson 15 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
15 1961-11-05 MIN W, 31-17 4 14 rush Tommy Wilson 14 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
16 1961-11-05 MIN W, 31-17 4 7 rush Joe Marconi 7 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
17 1961-11-12 SFO W, 17-7 4 1 rush Zeke Bratkowski 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
18 1961-11-12 SFO W, 17-7 4 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
19 1961-11-19 @ GNB L, 17-35 1 14 rush Jon Arnett 14 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
20 1961-11-19 @ GNB L, 17-35 4 41 pass Ollie Matson 41 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
21 1961-11-26 @ CHI L, 24-28 1 11 pass Red Phillips 11 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
22 1961-11-26 @ CHI L, 24-28 4 84 pass Ollie Matson 84 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
23 1961-11-26 @ CHI L, 24-28 4 48 pass Duane Allen 48 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
24 1961-12-03 @ MIN L, 21-42 2 69 rush Ollie Matson 69 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
25 1961-12-03 @ MIN L, 21-42 2 10 pass Red Phillips 10 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
26 1961-12-03 @ MIN L, 21-42 3 73 rush Dick Bass 73 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
27 1961-12-09 BAL W, 34-17 1 3 rush Dick Bass 3 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
28 1961-12-09 BAL W, 34-17 3 68 pass Carroll Dale 68 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
29 1961-12-09 BAL W, 34-17 4 8 pass Joe Marconi 8 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
30 1961-12-09 BAL W, 34-17 4 6 rush Joe Marconi 6 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
31 1961-12-17 GNB L, 17-24 3 55 rush Dick Bass 55 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
32 1961-12-17 GNB L, 17-24 4 90 punt Dick Bass 90 yard punt return (Danny Villanueva kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-17 @ BAL W, 27-24 1 38 rush Lenny Moore 38 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
2 1961-09-17 @ BAL W, 27-24 2 2 pass Lenny Moore 2 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
3 1961-09-17 @ BAL W, 27-24 3 8 rush Johnny Unitas 8 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
4 1961-09-23 CHI W, 21-17 1 47 pass Mike Ditka 47 yard pass from Ed Brown (Roger LeClerc kick)
5 1961-09-23 CHI W, 21-17 3 3 rush Billy Wade 3 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
6 1961-09-23 CHI W, 21-17 4 34 pass Bo Farrington 34 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
7 1961-10-01 PIT L, 14-24 2 20 pass Buddy Dial 20 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Bobby Layne kick)
8 1961-10-01 PIT L, 14-24 2 5 rush John Henry Johnson 5 yard rush (Bobby Layne kick)
9 1961-10-08 @ SFO W, 35-0 1 4 rush J.D. Smith 4 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
10 1961-10-08 @ SFO W, 35-0 1 26 pass R.C. Owens 26 yard pass from Bob Waters (Tommy Davis kick)
11 1961-10-08 @ SFO W, 35-0 2 1 rush Billy Kilmer 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
12 1961-10-08 @ SFO W, 35-0 3 9 rush Billy Kilmer 9 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
13 1961-10-08 @ SFO W, 35-0 4 4 rush Bob Waters 4 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
14 1961-10-15 @ DET W, 14-13 2 43 pass Gail Cogdill 43 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Wayne Walker kick)
15 1961-10-15 @ DET W, 14-13 3 4 rush Nick Pietrosante 4 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
16 1961-10-22 @ NYG W, 24-14 2 59 pass Alex Webster 59 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Pat Summerall kick)
17 1961-10-22 @ NYG W, 24-14 4 10 pass Kyle Rote 10 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
18 1961-10-22 @ NYG W, 24-14 4 37 pass Del Shofner 37 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick)
19 1961-10-29 DET W, 28-10 1 6 rush Dan Lewis 6 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
20 1961-10-29 DET W, 28-10 3 4 rush Jim Ninowski 4 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
21 1961-10-29 DET W, 28-10 3 7 rush Dan Lewis 7 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
22 1961-10-29 DET W, 28-10 4 1 rush Ken Webb 1 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
23 1961-11-05 MIN L, 17-31 1 29 pass Gordie Smith 29 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1961-11-05 MIN L, 17-31 3 52 rush Fran Tarkenton 52 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
25 1961-11-12 SFO L, 7-17 3 7 rush Billy Kilmer 7 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
26 1961-11-19 @ GNB W, 35-17 2 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
27 1961-11-19 @ GNB W, 35-17 2 20 pass Max McGee 20 yard pass from Bart Starr (Ben Agajanian kick)
28 1961-11-19 @ GNB W, 35-17 2 13 pass Max McGee 13 yard pass from Bart Starr (Ben Agajanian kick)
29 1961-11-19 @ GNB W, 35-17 2 17 pass Boyd Dowler 17 yard pass from Bart Starr (Ben Agajanian kick)
30 1961-11-19 @ GNB W, 35-17 4 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
31 1961-11-26 @ CHI W, 28-24 1 1 rush Rick Casares 1 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
32 1961-11-26 @ CHI W, 28-24 2 1 rush Rick Casares 1 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
33 1961-11-26 @ CHI W, 28-24 2 5 rush Rick Casares 5 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
34 1961-11-26 @ CHI W, 28-24 4 52 pass Willie Galimore 52 yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick)
35 1961-12-03 @ MIN W, 42-21 1 17 pass Hugh McElhenny 17 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Mike Mercer kick)
36 1961-12-03 @ MIN W, 42-21 2 1 rush Tommy Mason 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
37 1961-12-03 @ MIN W, 42-21 2 51 pass Jerry Reichow 51 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Mike Mercer kick)
38 1961-12-03 @ MIN W, 42-21 3 9 pass Jerry Reichow 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Mike Mercer kick)
39 1961-12-03 @ MIN W, 42-21 3 2 rush Ray Hayes 2 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
40 1961-12-03 @ MIN W, 42-21 4 12 pass Gordie Smith 12 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Mike Mercer kick)
41 1961-12-09 BAL L, 17-34 1 2 rush Joe Perry 2 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
42 1961-12-09 BAL L, 17-34 3 60 rush Jim Welch 60 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
43 1961-12-17 GNB W, 24-17 1 1 rush Tom Moore 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
44 1961-12-17 GNB W, 24-17 2 8 pass Tom Moore 8 yard pass from Bart Starr (Ben Agajanian kick)
45 1961-12-17 GNB W, 24-17 4 17 rush Elijah Pitts 17 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)