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1969 Los Angeles Rams

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL Coastal Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.1, Offense: 3.2, Defense: 3.9, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 320 points (22.9/g), 4th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 243 points (17.4/g), 5th.
 Differential of 77 points (5.5/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: George Allen (11-3-0)

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 320 3934 815 4.8 18 11 20 209 222 416 2521 25 7 5.8 114 382 1413 8 3.7 75
Team Defense 243 4001 895 4.5 38 12 33 242 202 430 2526 18 26 5.3 125 415 1475 8 3.6 84
Lg Rank Offense 4 12 1 3 14 8 10 1 1 10 14 16 14 15
Lg Rank Defense 5 6 6 7 6 12 10 6 2 5 5 5 5 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-0 @ Baltimore Colts 27 20 15 339 252 87 19 337 283 54 4
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-0 Atlanta Falcons 17 7 16 269 162 107 2 13 178 22 156 3
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-0 New Orleans Saints 36 17 16 350 228 122 1 17 315 262 53 3
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 21 19 269 177 92 19 317 241 76 3
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-0 Green Bay Packers 34 21 21 312 175 137 15 189 151 38 3
6 Sun October 26 boxscore W 6-0 @ Chicago Bears 9 7 14 236 110 126 2 14 159 5 154 2
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 7-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 38 6 17 430 296 134 2 15 279 172 107 5
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 8-0 San Francisco 49ers 41 30 15 406 310 96 21 399 338 61 2
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 9-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 17 13 237 134 103 2 15 328 175 153 4
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 10-0 Dallas Cowboys 24 23 16 290 202 88 2 20 352 222 130 4
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 11-0 @ Washington Redskins 24 13 18 294 128 166 1 20 226 154 72 2
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 11-1 Minnesota Vikings 13 20 15 247 186 61 1 15 246 69 177
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L 11-2 @ Detroit Lions 0 28 4 96 55 41 3 16 332 183 149 1
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 11-3 Baltimore Colts 7 13 10 159 106 53 2 23 344 249 95 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 27 boxscore L 11-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 20 23 19 255 129 126 1 18 275 178 97 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
18 Roman Gabriel*+ 29 QB 14 14 11-3-0 217 399 54.4% 2549 24 6.0 7 1.8 93 6.4 6.8 11.7 182.1 86.8 14 112 5.90 6.30 3.4 1 1
10 Karl Sweetan 27 5 0 5 13 38.5% 101 1 7.7 0 0.0 67 7.8 9.3 20.2 20.2 92.1 1 4 6.93 8.36 7.1
33 Willie Ellison 24 14 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
21 Eddie Meador+ 32 RS 14 14 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
38 Larry Smith 22 HB 14 14 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 2 13 -4.33 -4.33 66.7
Team Total 27.7 14 11-3-0 222 416 53.4% 2650 25 6.0 7 1.7 93 6.4 6.8 11.9 189.3 86.1 17 129 5.82 6.25 3.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 202 430 47.0% 2919 18 4.2 26 6.0 6.8 4.90 14.5 208.5 58.3 50 393 5.3 3.6 10.4

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
38 Larry Smith 22 HB 14 14 166 599 1 46 3.6 42.8 11.9 46 300 6.5 2 38 3.3 21.4 899 3 1
34 Les Josephson 27 FB 14 14 124 461 0 17 3.7 32.9 8.9 32 295 9.2 2 51 2.3 21.1 756 2 4
18 Roman Gabriel*+ 29 QB 14 14 35 156 5 22 4.5 11.1 2.5 156 5 7
20 Tommy Mason 30 13 0 33 135 1 17 4.1 10.4 2.5 11 185 16.8 1 67 0.8 14.2 320 2 0
33 Willie Ellison 24 14 0 20 56 1 15 2.8 4.0 1.4 4 31 7.8 1 14 0.3 2.2 87 2 0
22 Dick Bass 32 1 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1 0 0
39 Izzy Lang 27 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
21 Eddie Meador+ 32 RS 14 14 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 0 0
10 Karl Sweetan 27 5 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 -1 0 0
84 Jack Snow 26 SE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 734 15.0 6 74 3.5 52.4 734 6 3
14 Wendell Tucker 26 FL 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 629 16.6 7 93 2.7 44.9 629 7 0
87 Billy Truax 26 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 431 11.6 5 49 2.6 30.8 431 5 1
28 Pat Studstill 31 P 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 28 9.3 0 11 0.2 2.0 28 0 0
80 Bob Klein 22 te 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 17 8.5 1 16 0.1 1.2 17 1 0
Team Total 27.7 14 382 1413 8 46 3.7 100.9 27.3 222 2650 11.9 25 93 15.9 189.3 4063 33 23
Opp Total 14 415 1475 8 3.6 105.4 29.6 202 2526 12.5 18 14.4 180.4 4001 26 33

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 26 KR/RCB 14 11 23 122 0 21 5.3 27 585 0 37 21.7 707
23 Alvin Haymond 27 PR 14 0 33 435 0 52 13.2 16 375 0 36 23.4 810
39 Izzy Lang 27 12 0 4 70 0 25 17.5 71
88 Pat Curran 24 1 0 2 28 0 22 14.0 28
33 Willie Ellison 24 14 0 2 38 0 22 19.0 125
51 George Burman 27 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
80 Bob Klein 22 te 14 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 17
21 Eddie Meador+ 32 RS 14 14 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 4
52 John Pergine 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.7 14 58 556 0 52 9.6 53 1107 0 37 20.9 5726
Opp Total 14 36 181 0 5.0 56 1208 0 21.6

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 31 P 14 0 80 3259 60 0 40.7
30 Bruce Gossett 28 K 14 0 7 7 8 8 7 6 11 1 1 34 22 64.7%% 36 36 100.0%%
Team Total 27.7 14 7 7 8 8 7 6 11 1 1 34 22 64.7%% 36 36 100.0%% 80 3259 60 0 40.7
Opp Total 14 26 20 76.9%% 26 25 96.2%% 77 3157 41.0

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
18 Roman Gabriel*+ 29 QB 14 14 0 7 5 -4 0
34 Les Josephson 27 FB 14 14 0 4 2 0 0
21 Eddie Meador+ 32 RS 14 14 5 97 2 38 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 Richie Petitbon 31 LS 12 12 5 46 0 25 0 0 0 1 4 0
41 Ron Smith 26 KR/RCB 14 11 3 70 1 24 0 0 3 0 0 0
24 Clancy Williams 27 LCB 14 14 4 97 0 40 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Alvin Haymond 27 PR 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
84 Jack Snow 26 SE 14 14 0 3 1 0 0
57 Doug Woodlief 26 MLB 14 11 4 29 0 10 0
55 Maxie Baughan*+ 31 RLB 13 13 0 0 2 0 0
46 Willie Daniel 32 10 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Bob Klein 22 te 14 1 0 0 2 0 0
19 Jim Nettles 27 rcb 13 5 2 37 0 25 0
53 Jim Purnell 28 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
38 Larry Smith 22 HB 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
50 Ken Iman 30 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
75 Deacon Jones*+ 31 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
32 Jack Pardee 33 LLB 14 14 1 19 0 19 0
52 John Pergine 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
66 Myron Pottios 30 5 0 1 16 0 16 0
72 Diron Talbert 25 RDE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
87 Billy Truax 26 TE 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.7 14 26 424 3 40 0 0 23 23 0 0
Opp Total 14 17 33 21 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
30 Bruce Gossett 28 K 14 0 36 22 102
14 Wendell Tucker 26 FL 14 14 7 7 42
84 Jack Snow 26 SE 14 14 6 6 36
18 Roman Gabriel*+ 29 QB 14 14 5 5 30
87 Billy Truax 26 TE 14 13 5 5 30
38 Larry Smith 22 HB 14 14 1 2 3 18
33 Willie Ellison 24 14 0 1 1 2 12
34 Les Josephson 27 FB 14 14 2 2 12
20 Tommy Mason 30 13 0 1 1 2 12
21 Eddie Meador+ 32 RS 14 14 2 2 12
80 Bob Klein 22 te 14 1 1 1 6
41 Ron Smith 26 KR/RCB 14 11 1 1 6
Team Total 27.7 14 8 25 3 36 36 22 1 318
Opp Total 14 8 18 25 20 1 243

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-21 @ BAL W, 27-20 2 4 pass Billy Truax 4 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
2 1969-09-21 @ BAL W, 27-20 3 14 pass Willie Ellison 14 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
3 1969-09-21 @ BAL W, 27-20 4 16 pass Wendell Tucker 16 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
4 1969-09-28 ATL W, 17-7 1 1 rush Larry Smith 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
5 1969-09-28 ATL W, 17-7 2 4 pass Wendell Tucker 4 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
6 1969-10-05 NOR W, 36-17 1 35 pass Jack Snow 35 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
7 1969-10-05 NOR W, 36-17 2 24 pass Jack Snow 24 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
8 1969-10-05 NOR W, 36-17 3 1 pass Billy Truax 1 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
9 1969-10-05 NOR W, 36-17 3 74 pass Jack Snow 74 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
10 1969-10-12 @ SFO W, 27-21 2 22 pass Billy Truax 22 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
11 1969-10-12 @ SFO W, 27-21 4 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
12 1969-10-12 @ SFO W, 27-21 4 1 rush Tommy Mason 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
13 1969-10-19 GNB W, 34-21 1 51 pass Les Josephson 51 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
14 1969-10-19 GNB W, 34-21 2 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
15 1969-10-19 GNB W, 34-21 2 11 pass Wendell Tucker 11 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
16 1969-10-19 GNB W, 34-21 3 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
17 1969-11-02 @ ATL W, 38-6 1 24 interception Ron Smith 24 yard interception return (Bruce Gossett kick)
18 1969-11-02 @ ATL W, 38-6 2 22 pass Wendell Tucker 22 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
19 1969-11-02 @ ATL W, 38-6 3 21 pass Jack Snow 21 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
20 1969-11-02 @ ATL W, 38-6 4 33 pass Larry Smith 33 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
21 1969-11-02 @ ATL W, 38-6 4 67 pass Tommy Mason 67 yard pass from Karl Sweetan (Bruce Gossett kick)
22 1969-11-09 SFO W, 41-30 1 93 pass Wendell Tucker 93 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
23 1969-11-09 SFO W, 41-30 1 35 pass Les Josephson 35 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
24 1969-11-09 SFO W, 41-30 3 38 interception Eddie Meador 38 yard interception return (Bruce Gossett kick)
25 1969-11-09 SFO W, 41-30 4 8 pass Jack Snow 8 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
26 1969-11-09 SFO W, 41-30 4 9 rush Roman Gabriel 9 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
27 1969-11-16 @ PHI W, 23-17 3 3 pass Billy Truax 3 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
28 1969-11-16 @ PHI W, 23-17 3 34 interception Eddie Meador 34 yard interception return (Bruce Gossett kick)
29 1969-11-23 DAL W, 24-23 1 35 pass Wendell Tucker 35 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
30 1969-11-23 DAL W, 24-23 3 58 pass Wendell Tucker 58 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
31 1969-11-23 DAL W, 24-23 4 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
32 1969-11-30 @ WAS W, 24-13 2 1 pass Bob Klein 1 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
33 1969-11-30 @ WAS W, 24-13 4 3 pass Billy Truax 3 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
34 1969-11-30 @ WAS W, 24-13 4 6 rush Willie Ellison 6 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
35 1969-12-07 MIN L, 13-20 4 4 pass Larry Smith 4 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
36 1969-12-21 BAL L, 7-13 2 8 pass Jack Snow 8 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1969-09-21 @ BAL L, 20-27 2 13 pass Tom Mitchell 13 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
2 1969-09-21 @ BAL L, 20-27 3 41 pass Jimmy Orr 41 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
3 1969-09-28 ATL L, 7-17 4 25 pass Gail Cogdill 25 yard pass from Bob Berry (Bob Etter kick)
4 1969-10-05 NOR L, 17-36 1 12 pass Danny Abramowicz 12 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
5 1969-10-05 NOR L, 17-36 2 16 pass Andy Livingston 16 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
6 1969-10-12 @ SFO L, 21-27 1 20 pass Gene Washington 20 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
7 1969-10-12 @ SFO L, 21-27 3 33 pass Gene Washington 33 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
8 1969-10-12 @ SFO L, 21-27 4 39 pass Clifton McNeil 39 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
9 1969-10-19 GNB L, 21-34 2 5 pass Boyd Dowler 5 yard pass from Bart Starr (Mike Mercer kick)
10 1969-10-19 GNB L, 21-34 2 21 pass Elijah Pitts 21 yard pass from Bart Starr (Mike Mercer kick)
11 1969-10-19 GNB L, 21-34 4 3 rush Dave Hampton 3 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
12 1969-10-26 @ CHI L, 7-9 1 1 rush Gale Sayers 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
13 1969-11-09 SFO L, 30-41 1 20 pass Ken Willard 20 yard pass from John Brodie
14 1969-11-09 SFO L, 30-41 3 3 rush Ken Willard 3 yard rush (Momcilo Gavric kick)
15 1969-11-09 SFO L, 30-41 4 2 pass Bob Windsor 2 yard pass from John Brodie (Momcilo Gavric kick)
16 1969-11-09 SFO L, 30-41 4 3 pass Bill Tucker 3 yard pass from John Brodie (Momcilo Gavric kick)
17 1969-11-16 @ PHI L, 17-23 2 38 pass Harold Jackson 38 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
18 1969-11-16 @ PHI L, 17-23 4 1 rush Tom Woodeshick 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
19 1969-11-23 DAL L, 23-24 2 1 pass Mike Ditka 1 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
20 1969-11-23 DAL L, 23-24 4 8 pass Lance Rentzel 8 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
21 1969-11-30 @ WAS L, 13-24 4 1 rush Charlie Harraway 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
22 1969-12-07 MIN W, 20-13 1 4 rush Dave Osborn 4 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
23 1969-12-07 MIN W, 20-13 2 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
24 1969-12-14 @ DET W, 28-0 1 32 pass Earl McCullouch 32 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
25 1969-12-14 @ DET W, 28-0 2 62 pass Bill Triplett 62 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
26 1969-12-21 BAL W, 13-7 3 2 rush Tom Matte 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)