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1963 Los Angeles Rams

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5-9-0, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.0, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -3.0, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 210 points (15.0/g), 13th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 350 points (25.0/g), 9th.
 Differential of -140 points (-10.0/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 3.2-10.8.

Coach: Harland Svare (5-9-0)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Chapman College (Orange, California)

Team Info

Principal 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 210 3470 848 4.1 39 17 12 209 186 384 2077 11 22 4.7 117 405 1393 14 3.4 80
Team Defense 350 4538 837 5.4 32 13 18 244 208 379 2753 25 19 6.8 126 431 1785 14 4.1 100
Lg Rank Offense 13 13 9 8 12 7 13 14 10 14 11 13 7 14
Lg Rank Defense 9 8 9 9 8 8 8 9 9 9 8 8 8 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 14 boxscore L 0-1 Detroit Lions 2 23 9 228 138 90 4 13 210 111 99 3
2 Sat September 21 boxscore L 0-2 Washington Redskins 14 37 16 248 173 75 2 21 404 227 177 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cleveland Browns 6 20 12 214 129 85 3 16 283 152 131 4
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 0-4 @ Green Bay Packers 10 42 13 163 61 102 3 20 418 204 214 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-5 Chicago Bears 14 52 14 203 137 66 8 22 286 201 85 3
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 1-5 Minnesota Vikings 27 24 18 279 180 99 3 13 207 100 107 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 2-5 San Francisco 49ers 28 21 24 390 232 158 1 14 282 213 69 1
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 2-6 @ Minnesota Vikings 13 21 16 216 139 77 3 14 241 113 128 1
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 2-7 @ Chicago Bears 0 6 10 88 29 59 18 276 168 108 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 3-7 @ Detroit Lions 28 21 14 343 269 74 1 19 375 288 87 4
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 4-7 Baltimore Colts 17 16 16 290 91 199 3 19 340 228 112 2
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 5-7 @ San Francisco 49ers 21 17 15 297 191 106 1 13 312 244 68 3
13 Sat December 7 boxscore L 5-8 Green Bay Packers 14 31 14 170 76 94 3 19 378 197 181
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 5-9 @ Baltimore Colts 16 19 18 341 232 109 4 23 526 307 219 4

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
18 Roman Gabriel 23 QB 12 9 5-4-0 130 281 46.3% 1947 8 2.8 11 3.9 77 6.9 5.7 15.0 162.3 62.7 3 3
12 Zeke Bratkowski 32 qb 4 4 0-4-0 45 82 54.9% 471 3 3.7 6 7.3 42 5.7 3.2 10.5 117.8 53.5
15 Terry Baker 22 qb 4 1 0-1-0 11 19 57.9% 140 0 0.0 4 21.1 49 7.4 -2.1 12.7 35.0 41.4
26 Jon Arnett 28 9 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
22 Dick Bass* 26 HB 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.2 14 5-9-0 186 384 48.4% 2558 11 2.9 22 5.7 77 6.7 4.7 13.8 182.7 55.9 3 3
Opp Total 14 208 379 54.9% 3025 25 6.6 19 5.0 8.0 7.04 14.5 216.1 82.2 27 272 6.8 5.9 6.7

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
22 Dick Bass* 26 HB 12 0 143 520 5 51 3.6 43.3 11.9 30 348 11.6 0 53 2.5 29.0 868 5 2
36 Ben Wilson 24 FB 13 0 109 394 1 39 3.6 30.3 8.4 9 173 19.2 1 77 0.7 13.3 567 2 4
26 Jon Arnett 28 9 0 58 208 1 20 3.6 23.1 6.4 15 119 7.9 1 41 1.7 13.2 327 2 1
18 Roman Gabriel 23 QB 12 9 39 132 3 16 3.4 11.0 3.3 132 3 10
37 Art Perkins 23 13 0 37 70 4 8 1.9 5.4 2.8 8 61 7.6 0 17 0.6 4.7 131 4 0
15 Terry Baker 22 qb 4 1 9 46 0 12 5.1 11.5 2.3 46 0 1
27 Pervis Atkins 28 14 0 5 11 0 6 2.2 0.8 0.4 14 174 12.4 1 21 1.0 12.4 185 1 3
12 Zeke Bratkowski 32 qb 4 4 3 -1 0 1 -0.3 -0.3 0.8 -1 0 2
81 Carroll Dale 25 FL 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 1.0 0.1 34 638 18.8 7 66 2.8 53.2 650 7 0
21 Eddie Meador 26 LCB 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
82 Red Phillips 27 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 793 14.7 1 52 3.9 56.6 793 1 0
86 Marlin McKeever 23 LLB 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 152 13.8 0 29 0.8 11.7 152 0 0
87 John Adams 26 TE 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 93 10.3 0 19 0.7 7.2 93 0 0
47 Carver Shannon 25 KR/PR/RS 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 7 3.5 0 6 0.1 0.5 7 0 4
Team Total 26.2 14 405 1393 14 51 3.4 99.5 28.9 186 2558 13.8 11 77 13.3 182.7 3951 25 30
Opp Total 14 431 1785 14 4.1 127.5 30.8 208 2753 13.2 25 14.9 196.6 4538 39 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
47 Carver Shannon 25 KR/PR/RS 14 0 15 132 0 29 8.8 28 823 1 99 29.4 962
27 Pervis Atkins 28 14 0 12 36 0 9 3.0 19 429 0 35 22.6 650
26 Jon Arnett 28 9 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 12 279 0 34 23.3 613
44 Nat Whitmyer 23 7 0 3 80 0 30 26.7 80
73 Charlie Cowan 25 LG 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
86 Marlin McKeever 23 LLB 13 0 2 8 0 8 4.0 160
23 Bobby Smith 25 RCB 14 0 2 20 0 20 10.0 20
22 Dick Bass* 26 HB 12 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 879
46 Alvin Hall 29 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
74 Merlin Olsen* 23 LDT 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
37 Art Perkins 23 13 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 146
36 Ben Wilson 24 FB 13 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 584
Team Total 26.2 14 31 206 0 29 6.6 70 1651 1 99 23.6 5808
Opp Total 14 60 681 0 11.4 44 1076 2 24.5

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
11 Danny Villanueva 26 K/P 14 0 17 9 52.9%% 26 25 96.2%% 81 3678 68 0 45.4
87 John Adams 26 TE 13 0 4 121 42 0 30.3
Team Total 26.2 14 17 9 52.9%% 26 25 96.2%% 85 3799 68 0 44.7
Opp Total 14 35 17 48.6%% 43 39 90.7%% 61 2592 42.5

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
18 Roman Gabriel 23 QB 12 9 0 10 1 0 0
21 Eddie Meador 26 LCB 14 0 6 38 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Carver Shannon 25 KR/PR/RS 14 0 0 4 3 0 0
53 Mike Henry 27 MLB 14 0 5 43 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Pervis Atkins 28 14 0 0 3 2 0 0
44 Nat Whitmyer 23 7 0 1 27 0 27 0 0 1 3 0 0
32 Jack Pardee*+ 27 RLB 14 0 2 5 0 5 0 0 0 2 12 0
23 Bobby Smith 25 RCB 14 0 2 11 0 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
36 Ben Wilson 24 FB 13 0 0 4 0 0 0
22 Dick Bass* 26 HB 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 32 qb 4 4 0 2 1 0 0
89 Cliff Livingston 33 14 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
75 Deacon Jones 25 LDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Marlin McKeever 23 LLB 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
87 John Adams 26 TE 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Jon Arnett 28 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 Terry Baker 22 qb 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
17 Charley Britt 25 10 0 1 45 0 45 0
41 Lindon Crow 30 LS 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
76 Rosey Grier 31 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Art Hunter 30 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Lamar Lundy 28 RDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Merlin Olsen* 23 LDT 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 19 182 0 45 0 0 30 26 12 0 1
Opp Total 14 59 25 12 1

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 26 K/P 14 0 25 9 52
81 Carroll Dale 25 FL 12 0 7 7 42
22 Dick Bass* 26 HB 12 0 5 5 30
37 Art Perkins 23 13 0 4 4 24
18 Roman Gabriel 23 QB 12 9 3 3 18
26 Jon Arnett 28 9 0 1 1 2 12
36 Ben Wilson 24 FB 13 0 1 1 2 12
27 Pervis Atkins 28 14 0 1 1 6
82 Red Phillips 27 SE 14 0 1 1 6
47 Carver Shannon 25 KR/PR/RS 14 0 1 1 6
41 Lindon Crow 30 LS 14 0 1 2
Team Total 26.2 14 14 11 1 26 25 9 1 210
Opp Total 14 14 25 2 2 39 17 1 350

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-21 WAS L, 14-37 1 3 rush Jon Arnett 3 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
2 1963-09-21 WAS L, 14-37 2 6 pass Jon Arnett 6 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
3 1963-10-06 @ GNB L, 10-42 1 3 pass Pervis Atkins 3 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
4 1963-10-13 CHI L, 14-52 2 10 pass Red Phillips 10 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
5 1963-10-13 CHI L, 14-52 4 4 rush Dick Bass 4 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
6 1963-10-20 MIN W, 27-24 1 13 pass Carroll Dale 13 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Danny Villanueva kick)
7 1963-10-20 MIN W, 27-24 2 2 rush Art Perkins 2 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
8 1963-10-20 MIN W, 27-24 3 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
9 1963-10-27 SFO W, 28-21 1 1 rush Ben Wilson 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
10 1963-10-27 SFO W, 28-21 2 6 pass Carroll Dale 6 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Danny Villanueva kick)
11 1963-10-27 SFO W, 28-21 4 51 pass Carroll Dale 51 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Danny Villanueva kick)
12 1963-10-27 SFO W, 28-21 4 12 rush Roman Gabriel 12 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
13 1963-11-03 @ MIN L, 13-21 1 99 kickoff Carver Shannon 99 yard kickoff return (Danny Villanueva kick)
14 1963-11-17 @ DET W, 28-21 1 9 rush Dick Bass 9 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
15 1963-11-17 @ DET W, 28-21 2 66 pass Carroll Dale 66 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Danny Villanueva kick)
16 1963-11-17 @ DET W, 28-21 4 42 pass Carroll Dale 42 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Danny Villanueva kick)
17 1963-11-17 @ DET W, 28-21 4 51 pass Carroll Dale 51 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Danny Villanueva kick)
18 1963-11-24 BAL W, 17-16 1 1 rush Art Perkins 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
19 1963-11-24 BAL W, 17-16 2 1 rush Art Perkins 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
20 1963-12-01 @ SFO W, 21-17 2 10 rush Dick Bass 10 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
21 1963-12-01 @ SFO W, 21-17 2 6 rush Dick Bass 6 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
22 1963-12-01 @ SFO W, 21-17 3 1 rush Art Perkins 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
23 1963-12-07 GNB L, 14-31 2 3 rush Dick Bass 3 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
24 1963-12-07 GNB L, 14-31 2 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
25 1963-12-15 @ BAL L, 16-19 3 11 pass Carroll Dale 11 yard pass from Roman Gabriel
26 1963-12-15 @ BAL L, 16-19 4 77 pass Ben Wilson 77 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Danny Villanueva kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-14 DET W, 23-2 1 2 rush Dan Lewis 2 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
2 1963-09-14 DET W, 23-2 2 70 interception Dick LeBeau 70 yard interception return (Wayne Walker kick)
3 1963-09-21 WAS W, 37-14 1 2 rush Dick James 2 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
4 1963-09-21 WAS W, 37-14 3 1 rush Billy Ray Barnes 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
5 1963-09-21 WAS W, 37-14 4 1 rush Norm Snead 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
6 1963-09-21 WAS W, 37-14 4 15 pass Fred Dugan 15 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
7 1963-09-29 @ CLE W, 20-6 2 17 rush Jim Brown 17 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1963-09-29 @ CLE W, 20-6 3 14 pass Rich Kreitling 14 yard pass from Frank Ryan
9 1963-09-29 @ CLE W, 20-6 4 39 pass Ray Renfro 39 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
10 1963-10-06 @ GNB W, 42-10 1 98 kickoff Herb Adderley 98 yard kickoff return (Jerry Kramer kick)
11 1963-10-06 @ GNB W, 42-10 2 27 pass Jim Taylor 27 yard pass from Bart Starr
12 1963-10-06 @ GNB W, 42-10 3 53 pass Max McGee 53 yard pass from Bart Starr (Jerry Kramer kick)
13 1963-10-06 @ GNB W, 42-10 3 19 pass Ron Kramer 19 yard pass from Bart Starr (Jerry Kramer kick)
14 1963-10-06 @ GNB W, 42-10 3 7 rush Jim Taylor 7 yard rush
15 1963-10-06 @ GNB W, 42-10 4 19 rush Earl Gros 19 yard rush (Jerry Kramer kick)
16 1963-10-13 CHI W, 52-14 1 13 pass Mike Ditka 13 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
17 1963-10-13 CHI W, 52-14 2 35 interception Bennie McRae 35 yard interception return (Bob Jencks kick)
18 1963-10-13 CHI W, 52-14 2 25 pass Mike Ditka 25 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
19 1963-10-13 CHI W, 52-14 2 2 pass Mike Ditka 2 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
20 1963-10-13 CHI W, 52-14 4 14 pass Mike Ditka 14 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Bob Jencks kick)
21 1963-10-13 CHI W, 52-14 4 2 rush Willie Galimore 2 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
22 1963-10-13 CHI W, 52-14 4 17 pass Bo Farrington 17 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Bob Jencks kick)
23 1963-10-20 MIN L, 24-27 2 57 pass Jerry Reichow 57 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
24 1963-10-20 MIN L, 24-27 3 78 kickoff Bill Brown 78 yard kickoff return (Fred Cox kick)
25 1963-10-20 MIN L, 24-27 3 7 pass Bill Brown 7 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
26 1963-10-27 SFO L, 21-28 2 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
27 1963-10-27 SFO L, 21-28 3 45 pass Gary Knafelc 45 yard pass from Don Lisbon (Tommy Davis kick)
28 1963-10-27 SFO L, 21-28 3 2 rush Jim Vollenweider 2 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
29 1963-11-03 @ MIN W, 21-13 1 4 rush Fran Tarkenton 4 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
30 1963-11-03 @ MIN W, 21-13 3 10 pass Jerry Reichow 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
31 1963-11-03 @ MIN W, 21-13 3 27 pass Paul Flatley 27 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
32 1963-11-17 @ DET L, 21-28 2 18 pass Terry Barr 18 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
33 1963-11-17 @ DET L, 21-28 3 32 pass Jim Gibbons 32 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
34 1963-11-17 @ DET L, 21-28 4 20 pass Terry Barr 20 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
35 1963-11-24 BAL L, 16-17 2 20 rush Jerry Hill 20 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
36 1963-12-01 @ SFO L, 17-21 2 48 pass Bernie Casey 48 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Tommy Davis kick)
37 1963-12-01 @ SFO L, 17-21 4 14 pass J.D. Smith 14 yard pass from Bob Waters (Tommy Davis kick)
38 1963-12-07 GNB W, 31-14 1 25 pass Max McGee 25 yard pass from Bart Starr (Jerry Kramer kick)
39 1963-12-07 GNB W, 31-14 3 40 rush Jim Taylor 40 yard rush (Jerry Kramer kick)
40 1963-12-07 GNB W, 31-14 3 16 pass Max McGee 16 yard pass from Bart Starr (Jerry Kramer kick)
41 1963-12-07 GNB W, 31-14 4 13 pass Max McGee 13 yard pass from Bart Starr (Jerry Kramer kick)
42 1963-12-15 @ BAL W, 19-16 1 31 rush Tom Matte 31 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
43 1963-12-15 @ BAL W, 19-16 4 14 pass Tom Matte 14 yard pass from Johnny Unitas