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1968 Los Angeles Rams

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10-3-1, Finished 2nd in NFL Coastal Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.7, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 6.7, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 312 points (22.3/g), 5th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 200 points (14.3/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 112 points (8.0/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.4-3.6.

Coach: George Allen (10-3-1)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Fullerton State (Fullerton, 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 312 4104 915 4.5 29 12 19 245 189 384 2172 20 17 5.3 115 503 1932 14 3.8 111
Team Defense 200 3118 801 3.9 44 19 20 190 158 353 1813 12 25 4.5 104 397 1305 9 3.3 66
Lg Rank Offense 5 8 1 3 6 7 12 9 4 12 1 5 6 12
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 2 3 1 6 2 2 5 2 3 2 4 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 16 boxscore W 1-0 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24 13 15 238 84 154 1 18 244 169 75 3
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 45 10 20 378 291 87 16 258 202 56 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 @ Cleveland Browns 24 6 22 364 176 188 2 6 129 63 66 3
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-0 San Francisco 49ers 24 10 19 275 154 121 2 12 158 96 62 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-0 @ Green Bay Packers 16 14 11 190 97 93 1 15 197 113 84 5
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 6-0 Atlanta Falcons 27 14 24 419 246 173 4 7 133 101 32 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 6-1 @ Baltimore Colts 10 27 12 148 78 70 4 17 364 205 159 4
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 7-1 Detroit Lions 10 7 9 286 185 101 2 15 216 144 72 3
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 8-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 10 18 250 71 179 1 9 232 140 92 3
10 Sun November 17 boxscore T 8-1-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 20 22 399 270 129 3 18 338 171 167 4
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 9-1-1 New York Giants 24 21 19 311 143 168 4 18 273 127 146 3
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 10-1-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 31 3 19 324 123 201 2 9 127 47 80 5
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 10-2-1 Chicago Bears 16 17 16 210 107 103 2 17 248 98 150 2
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 10-3-1 Baltimore Colts 24 28 19 312 147 165 1 13 208 144 64 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
18 Roman Gabriel* 28 QB 14 14 10-3-1 184 366 50.3% 2364 19 5.2 16 4.4 60 6.5 5.5 12.8 168.9 70.0 2 3
16 Milt Plum 33 4 0 5 12 41.7% 49 1 8.3 1 8.3 25 4.1 2.0 9.8 12.3 46.9
43 Mike Dennis 24 14 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
20 Tommy Mason 29 hb 12 7 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
33 Willie Ellison 23 HB 14 8 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
28 Pat Studstill 30 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 27.3 14 10-3-1 189 384 49.2% 2413 20 5.2 17 4.4 60 6.3 5.3 12.8 172.4 68.2 2 3
Opp Total 14 158 353 44.8% 2196 12 3.4 25 7.1 6.2 3.71 13.9 156.9 47.1 51 383 4.5 2.3 12.6

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 Willie Ellison 23 HB 14 8 151 616 5 52 4.1 44.0 10.8 20 248 12.4 2 36 1.4 17.7 864 7 3
22 Dick Bass 31 FB 10 10 121 494 1 20 4.1 49.4 12.1 27 195 7.2 2 28 2.7 19.5 689 3 3
20 Tommy Mason 29 hb 12 7 108 395 3 19 3.7 32.9 9.0 15 144 9.6 0 31 1.3 12.0 539 3 2
35 Henry Dyer 23 8 0 55 136 1 15 2.5 17.0 6.9 8 37 4.6 0 15 1.0 4.6 173 1 1
18 Roman Gabriel* 28 QB 14 14 34 139 4 19 4.1 9.9 2.4 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 0.1 -0.4 134 4 6
43 Mike Dennis 24 14 0 29 136 0 16 4.7 9.7 2.1 8 53 6.6 0 17 0.6 3.8 189 0 0
37 Vilnis Ezerins 24 14 0 2 2 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 2 0 0
16 Milt Plum 33 4 0 2 3 0 2 1.5 0.8 0.5 3 0 0
21 Eddie Meador*+ 31 RS 14 14 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.8 0.1 11 0 3
87 Billy Truax 25 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 417 11.9 3 22 2.5 29.8 417 3 0
25 Bernie Casey 29 FL 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 565 19.5 5 55 2.4 47.1 565 5 0
84 Jack Snow 25 SE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 500 17.2 3 54 2.1 35.7 500 3 1
28 Pat Studstill 30 P 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 108 15.4 1 25 0.5 7.7 108 1 0
14 Wendell Tucker 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 124 17.7 4 60 0.7 12.4 124 4 0
83 Dave Pivec 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 27 9.0 0 12 0.2 1.9 27 0 0
Team Total 27.3 14 503 1932 14 52 3.8 138.0 35.9 189 2413 12.8 20 60 13.5 172.4 4345 34 21
Opp Total 14 397 1305 9 3.3 93.2 28.4 158 1813 11.5 12 11.3 129.5 3118 21 31

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
41 Ron Smith 25 KR/LS/PR 14 14 27 171 0 24 6.3 26 718 1 94 27.6 889
21 Eddie Meador*+ 31 RS 14 14 17 136 0 40 8.0 1 20 0 20 20.0 167
33 Willie Ellison 23 HB 14 8 12 268 0 40 22.3 1132
43 Mike Dennis 24 14 0 2 2 0 2 1.0 191
83 Dave Pivec 25 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 27
37 Vilnis Ezerins 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 2
24 Clancy Williams 26 LCB 14 14 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Team Total 27.3 14 44 307 0 40 7.0 45 1024 1 94 22.8 5676
Opp Total 14 32 206 1 6.4 62 1262 1 20.4

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
28 Pat Studstill 30 P 14 0 81 3207 58 0 39.6
30 Bruce Gossett* 27 K 14 0 6 5 10 8 7 4 7 1 31 17 54.8%% 37 37 100.0%%
Team Total 27.3 14 6 5 10 8 7 4 7 1 31 17 54.8%% 37 37 100.0%% 81 3207 58 0 39.6
Opp Total 14 17 9 52.9%% 25 23 92.0%% 88 3520 40.0

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
21 Eddie Meador*+ 31 RS 14 14 6 37 0 20 0 0 3 4 3 0
18 Roman Gabriel* 28 QB 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
24 Clancy Williams 26 LCB 14 14 7 51 0 36 0
41 Ron Smith 25 KR/LS/PR 14 14 3 28 0 19 0 0 2 1 0 0
55 Maxie Baughan* 30 RLB 14 14 4 29 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Dick Bass 31 FB 10 10 0 3 1 0 0
33 Willie Ellison 23 HB 14 8 0 3 1 0 0
66 Myron Pottios 29 MLB 14 14 0 0 4 0 0
78 Roger Brown 31 RDT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
27 Irv Cross 29 RCB 14 14 3 0 0 0 0
25 Bernie Casey 29 FL 12 11 0 0 2 0 0
50 Ken Iman 29 C 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
20 Tommy Mason 29 hb 12 7 0 2 0 0 0
32 Jack Pardee 32 LLB 14 14 2 75 2 46 0
35 Henry Dyer 23 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
88 Tony Guillory 26 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Merlin Olsen*+ 28 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
83 Dave Pivec 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
81 Gregg Schumacher 26 RDE 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
84 Jack Snow 25 SE 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
28 Pat Studstill 30 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Diron Talbert 24 14 0 0 0 1 4 0
14 Wendell Tucker 25 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Kelton Winston 29 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.3 14 25 220 2 46 0 0 21 28 7 0 1
Opp Total 14 28 31 12

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
30 Bruce Gossett* 27 K 14 0 37 17 88
33 Willie Ellison 23 HB 14 8 5 2 7 42
25 Bernie Casey 29 FL 12 11 5 5 30
18 Roman Gabriel* 28 QB 14 14 4 4 24
14 Wendell Tucker 25 10 0 4 4 24
22 Dick Bass 31 FB 10 10 1 2 3 18
20 Tommy Mason 29 hb 12 7 3 3 18
84 Jack Snow 25 SE 14 13 3 3 18
87 Billy Truax 25 TE 14 13 3 3 18
32 Jack Pardee 32 LLB 14 14 2 2 12
35 Henry Dyer 23 8 0 1 1 6
41 Ron Smith 25 KR/LS/PR 14 14 1 1 6
28 Pat Studstill 30 P 14 0 1 1 6
83 Dave Pivec 25 14 0 1 2
Team Total 27.3 14 14 20 1 2 37 37 17 1 312
Opp Total 14 9 12 1 1 2 23 9 200

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-16 @ STL W, 24-13 1 2 rush Roman Gabriel 2 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
2 1968-09-16 @ STL W, 24-13 3 94 kickoff Ron Smith 94 yard kickoff return (Bruce Gossett kick)
3 1968-09-16 @ STL W, 24-13 3 6 pass Jack Snow 6 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
4 1968-09-22 PIT W, 45-10 1 5 pass Bernie Casey 5 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
5 1968-09-22 PIT W, 45-10 2 55 pass Bernie Casey 55 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
6 1968-09-22 PIT W, 45-10 2 28 pass Dick Bass 28 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
7 1968-09-22 PIT W, 45-10 2 10 rush Dick Bass 10 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
8 1968-09-22 PIT W, 45-10 3 1 pass Dick Bass 1 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
9 1968-09-22 PIT W, 45-10 4 4 pass Willie Ellison 4 yard pass from Milt Plum (Bruce Gossett kick)
10 1968-09-29 @ CLE W, 24-6 1 6 rush Tommy Mason 6 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
11 1968-09-29 @ CLE W, 24-6 4 26 pass Bernie Casey 26 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
12 1968-09-29 @ CLE W, 24-6 4 4 rush Tommy Mason 4 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
13 1968-10-06 SFO W, 24-10 1 41 pass Bernie Casey 41 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
14 1968-10-06 SFO W, 24-10 2 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
15 1968-10-06 SFO W, 24-10 3 1 rush Henry Dyer 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
16 1968-10-13 @ GNB W, 16-14 3 1 rush Willie Ellison 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
17 1968-10-20 ATL W, 27-14 2 16 pass Billy Truax 16 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
18 1968-10-20 ATL W, 27-14 2 6 pass Pat Studstill 6 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
19 1968-10-20 ATL W, 27-14 4 46 interception Jack Pardee 46 yard interception return (Bruce Gossett kick)
20 1968-10-27 @ BAL L, 10-27 3 1 pass Bernie Casey 1 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
21 1968-11-03 DET W, 10-7 1 36 pass Willie Ellison 36 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
22 1968-11-10 @ ATL W, 17-10 2 29 interception Jack Pardee 29 yard interception return (Bruce Gossett kick)
23 1968-11-10 @ ATL W, 17-10 4 10 pass Jack Snow 10 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
24 1968-11-17 @ SFO T, 20-20 1 6 pass Billy Truax 6 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
25 1968-11-17 @ SFO T, 20-20 4 10 pass Billy Truax 10 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
26 1968-11-24 NYG W, 24-21 3 60 pass Wendell Tucker 60 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
27 1968-11-24 NYG W, 24-21 3 19 rush Roman Gabriel 19 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
28 1968-11-24 NYG W, 24-21 4 2 rush Tommy Mason 2 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
29 1968-12-01 @ MIN W, 31-3 1 2 rush Willie Ellison 2 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
30 1968-12-01 @ MIN W, 31-3 2 10 pass Wendell Tucker 10 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
31 1968-12-01 @ MIN W, 31-3 4 25 pass Wendell Tucker 25 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
32 1968-12-01 @ MIN W, 31-3 4 9 pass Wendell Tucker 9 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
33 1968-12-08 CHI L, 16-17 2 1 rush Willie Ellison 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
34 1968-12-08 CHI L, 16-17 4 3 rush Roman Gabriel 3 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
35 1968-12-15 BAL L, 24-28 1 19 pass Jack Snow 19 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
36 1968-12-15 BAL L, 24-28 2 2 rush Willie Ellison 2 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
37 1968-12-15 BAL L, 24-28 4 52 rush Willie Ellison 52 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-16 @ STL L, 13-24 4 17 pass Roy Shivers 17 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1968-09-22 PIT L, 10-45 2 1 rush Earl Gros 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
3 1968-09-29 @ CLE L, 6-24 2 57 pass Paul Warfield 57 yard pass from Frank Ryan
4 1968-10-06 SFO L, 10-24 2 6 pass Clifton McNeil 6 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
5 1968-10-13 @ GNB L, 14-16 2 4 rush Donny Anderson 4 yard rush (Jerry Kramer kick)
6 1968-10-13 @ GNB L, 14-16 4 52 punt Tom Brown 52 yard punt return (Jerry Kramer kick)
7 1968-10-20 ATL L, 14-27 1 90 interception Ken Reaves 90 yard interception return (Bob Etter kick)
8 1968-10-20 ATL L, 14-27 2 19 pass Bob Long 19 yard pass from Bob Berry (Bob Etter kick)
9 1968-10-27 @ BAL W, 27-10 1 1 rush Jerry Hill 1 yard rush
10 1968-10-27 @ BAL W, 27-10 1 1 rush Earl Morrall 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
11 1968-10-27 @ BAL W, 27-10 2 44 pass Jimmy Orr 44 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
12 1968-10-27 @ BAL W, 27-10 3 41 pass Tom Mitchell 41 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
13 1968-11-03 DET L, 7-10 1 98 kickoff Lem Barney 98 yard kickoff return (Jerry DePoyster kick)
14 1968-11-10 @ ATL L, 10-17 3 15 pass Ray Ogden 15 yard pass from Bob Berry (Bob Etter kick)
15 1968-11-17 @ SFO T, 20-20 1 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
16 1968-11-17 @ SFO T, 20-20 4 5 rush Bill Tucker 5 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
17 1968-11-24 NYG L, 21-24 2 3 pass Tucker Frederickson 3 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
18 1968-11-24 NYG L, 21-24 2 22 pass Aaron Thomas 22 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1968-11-24 NYG L, 21-24 4 11 pass Aaron Thomas 11 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
20 1968-12-08 CHI W, 17-16 2 2 rush Brian Piccolo 2 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
21 1968-12-08 CHI W, 17-16 3 4 rush Jack Concannon 4 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
22 1968-12-15 BAL W, 28-24 1 38 interception Mike Curtis 38 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
23 1968-12-15 BAL W, 28-24 1 61 pass Preston Pearson 61 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
24 1968-12-15 BAL W, 28-24 4 9 pass Preston Pearson 9 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
25 1968-12-15 BAL W, 28-24 4 4 rush Tom Matte 4 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)