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1965 Los Angeles Rams

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4-10-0, Finished 7th in NFL West Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: -1.1, Defense: 4.0, SoS: 7.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 269 points (19.2/g), 11th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 328 points (23.4/g), 9th.
 Differential of -59 points (-4.2/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-8.6.

Coach: Harland Svare (4-10-0)

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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 269 4179 868 4.8 41 22 22 251 230 445 2715 22 19 5.5 153 378 1464 8 3.9 76
Team Defense 328 4023 798 5.0 26 15 13 208 205 349 2614 22 11 6.9 113 417 1409 16 3.4 82
Lg Rank Offense 11 8 11 12 7 3 6 6 8 11 13 12 12 7
Lg Rank Defense 9 4 14 7 1 3 8 7 14 14 7 1 9 1

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-1 @ Detroit Lions 0 20 9 119 54 65 4 14 324 228 96 2
2 Sat September 25 boxscore W 1-1 Chicago Bears 30 28 24 389 266 123 2 10 224 173 51 2
3 Sun October 3 boxscore L 1-2 Minnesota Vikings 35 38 20 361 240 121 3 18 392 241 151 1
4 Sun October 10 boxscore L 1-3 @ Chicago Bears 6 31 17 284 211 73 5 17 390 301 89 2
5 Sun October 17 boxscore L 1-4 San Francisco 49ers 21 45 17 221 129 92 2 21 386 280 106 5
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 1-5 @ Baltimore Colts 20 35 13 226 162 64 3 26 356 223 133 2
7 Sun October 31 boxscore L 1-6 Detroit Lions 7 31 18 303 223 80 9 16 343 227 116 2
8 Sun November 7 boxscore L 1-7 @ Minnesota Vikings 13 24 26 320 200 120 1 18 359 187 172 2
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 1-8 @ Green Bay Packers 3 6 9 142 26 116 4 10 177 75 102 1
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 1-9 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 30 20 354 249 105 2 19 269 214 55 3
11 Sun November 28 boxscore W 2-9 Green Bay Packers 21 10 19 344 242 102 2 12 254 232 22 1
12 Sun December 5 boxscore W 3-9 @ St. Louis Cardinals 27 3 22 380 203 177 1 11 166 104 62 2
13 Sun December 12 boxscore W 4-9 Cleveland Browns 42 7 23 469 300 169 1 6 119 79 40 1
14 Sat December 18 boxscore L 4-10 Baltimore Colts 17 20 14 267 210 57 2 10 264 50 214

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
19 Bill Munson 24 qb 10 10 1-9-0 144 267 53.9 1701 10 3.7 14 5.2 47 6.4 4.8 11.8 170.1 64.2 1 1
18 Roman Gabriel 25 QB 7 4 3-1-0 83 173 48.0 1321 11 6.4 5 2.9 60 7.6 7.6 15.9 188.7 83.0
34 Les Josephson 23 HB 13 0 1 2 50.0 15 1 50.0 0 0.0 15 7.5 17.5 15.0 1.2 114.6
11 Terry Baker 24 9 0 1 1 100.0 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 14.0 14.0 14.0 1.6 118.7
21 Eddie Meador* 28 RS 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
36 Ben Wilson 26 14 0 1 1 100.0 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 8.0 8.0 8.0 0.6 100.0
Team Total 25.1 14 4-10-0 230 445 51.7 3059 22 4.9 19 4.3 60 6.9 5.9 13.3 218.5 72.5 1 1
Opp Total 14 205 349 58.7 2884 22 6.3 11 3.2 8.3 8.11 14.1 206.0 93.3 32 270 6.9 6.7 8.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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 28 FB 12 0 121 549 2 49 4.5 45.8 10.1 21 230 11.0 2 36 1.8 19.2 779 4 7
34 Les Josephson 23 HB 13 0 71 225 0 18 3.2 17.3 5.5 18 169 9.4 0 30 1.4 13.0 394 0 1
36 Ben Wilson 26 14 0 60 189 1 20 3.2 13.5 4.3 9 110 12.2 0 38 0.6 7.9 299 1 2
26 Willie Brown 23 KR 14 0 44 133 0 19 3.0 9.5 3.1 4 91 22.8 1 37 0.3 6.5 224 1 3
19 Bill Munson 24 qb 10 10 26 157 1 38 6.0 15.7 2.6 157 1 9
11 Terry Baker 24 9 0 25 82 1 10 3.3 9.1 2.8 22 210 9.5 2 38 2.4 23.3 292 3 3
18 Roman Gabriel 25 QB 7 4 23 79 2 17 3.4 11.3 3.3 79 2 5
26 Jim Stiger 24 PR 6 0 3 12 0 4 4.0 2.0 0.5 12 0 1
24 Clancy Williams 23 LCB 12 0 3 3 0 2 1.0 0.3 0.3 3 0 0
21 Eddie Meador* 28 RS 14 0 2 35 1 24 17.5 2.5 0.1 35 1 0
29 Tommy McDonald* 31 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 67 1036 15.5 9 51 4.8 74.0 1036 9 2
86 Marlin McKeever 25 TE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 542 12.3 4 47 3.7 45.2 542 4 4
84 Jack Snow 22 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 559 14.7 3 60 2.7 39.9 559 3 0
87 Billy Truax 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 108 18.0 1 59 0.4 7.7 108 1 0
20 Steve Heckard 22 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 4 0 0
Team Total 25.1 14 378 1464 8 49 3.9 104.6 27.0 230 3059 13.3 22 60 16.4 218.5 4523 30 40
Opp Total 14 417 1409 16 3.4 100.6 29.8 205 2614 12.8 22 14.6 186.7 4023 38 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
26 Willie Brown 23 KR 14 0 9 63 0 15 7.0 24 615 0 52 25.6 902
23 Bobby Smith 27 7 0 9 56 0 19 6.2 17 457 0 56 26.9 513
26 Jim Stiger 24 PR 6 0 13 106 0 35 8.2 118
24 Clancy Williams 23 LCB 12 0 9 213 0 31 23.7 216
36 Ben Wilson 26 14 0 3 66 0 29 22.0 365
22 Dick Bass 28 FB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 779
Team Total 25.1 14 32 225 0 35 7.0 53 1351 0 56 25.5 6099
Opp Total 14 25 176 1 7.0 54 1364 0 25.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
30 Bruce Gossett 24 K 14 0 7 6 3 2 6 3 9 4 1 26 15 57.7% 32 30 93.8%
10 Billy Lothridge 23 P 9 0 42 1619 55 1 38.5
13 Jon Kilgore 22 p 5 0 24 999 56 0 41.6
Team Total 25.1 14 7 6 3 2 6 3 9 4 1 26 15 57.7% 32 30 93.8% 66 2618 56 1 39.7
Opp Total 14 32 16 50.0% 40 40 100.0% 66 2996 45.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
19 Bill Munson 24 qb 10 10 0 9 2 0 0
22 Dick Bass 28 FB 12 0 0 7 2 0 0
18 Roman Gabriel 25 QB 7 4 0 5 2 0 0
26 Willie Brown 23 KR 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
17 Danny McIlhany 22 RCB 10 0 2 7 0 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
86 Marlin McKeever 25 TE 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
21 Eddie Meador* 28 RS 14 0 2 57 0 29 0 0 0 2 34 0
11 Terry Baker 24 9 0 0 3 0 0 0
34 Les Josephson 23 HB 13 0 0 1 2 0 0
44 Chuck Lamson 26 LS 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Tommy McDonald* 31 FL 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
36 Ben Wilson 26 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
57 Doug Woodlief 22 MLB 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
73 Charlie Cowan 27 RT 13 0 0 0 2 10 0
85 Lamar Lundy 30 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Aaron Martin 23 db 4 4 2 60 1 37 0
78 Frank Molden 23 11 0 1 59 0 59 0 0 0 1 2 1
71 Joe Scibelli 26 RG 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
23 Bobby Smith 27 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
26 Jim Stiger 24 PR 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
63 Joe Carollo 25 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Dan Currie 30 RLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Steve Heckard 22 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Cliff Livingston 35 10 0 1 8 0 8 0
74 Merlin Olsen* 25 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 59 0
43 Jerry Richardson 24 14 0 1 33 0 33 0
84 Jack Snow 22 SE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Billy Truax 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Clancy Williams 23 LCB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.1 14 11 224 1 59 0 0 40 33 105 1 1
Opp Total 14 45 27 12

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
30 Bruce Gossett 24 K 14 0 30 15 75
29 Tommy McDonald* 31 FL 14 0 9 9 54
22 Dick Bass 28 FB 12 0 2 2 4 24
86 Marlin McKeever 25 TE 12 0 4 4 24
11 Terry Baker 24 9 0 1 2 3 18
84 Jack Snow 22 SE 14 0 3 3 18
18 Roman Gabriel 25 QB 7 4 2 2 12
26 Willie Brown 23 KR 14 0 1 1 6
42 Aaron Martin 23 db 4 4 1 1 6
21 Eddie Meador* 28 RS 14 0 1 1 6
78 Frank Molden 23 11 0 1 1 6
19 Bill Munson 24 qb 10 10 1 1 6
87 Billy Truax 22 14 0 1 1 6
36 Ben Wilson 26 14 0 1 1 6
75 Deacon Jones*+ 27 LDE 14 0 1 2
Team Total 25.1 14 8 22 1 1 32 30 15 1 269
Opp Total 14 16 22 1 40 16 328