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1970 Los Angeles Rams

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9-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.6, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 5.3, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (23.2/g), 4th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 202 points (14.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 123 points (8.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4.

Coach: George Allen (9-4-1)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Fullerton State (Fullerton, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Dan Reeves
General Manager Jack Teele
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 325 4271 879 4.9 30 17 11 224 218 426 2508 17 13 5.6 120 430 1763 12 4.1 93
Team Defense 202 3548 826 4.3 35 16 18 195 196 378 2189 15 19 5.1 113 395 1359 6 3.4 64
Lg Rank Offense 4 6 8 22 16 2 6 11 6 14 18 11 11 10
Lg Rank Defense 2 3 11 5 3 14 11 8 14 6 4 4 2 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 18 boxscore W 1-0 St. Louis Cardinals 34 13 17 342 185 157 1 15 327 228 99 4
2 Sun September 27 boxscore W 2-0 @ Buffalo Bills 19 0 21 364 195 169 3 12 177 125 52 4
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-0 San Diego Chargers 37 10 12 277 122 155 1 12 147 93 54 4
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 3-1 San Francisco 49ers 6 20 11 205 101 104 4 12 243 193 50 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1 @ Green Bay Packers 31 21 18 277 135 142 19 319 182 137 3
6 Mon October 26 boxscore L 4-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 13 5 100 34 66 5 12 172 26 146 2
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-2 @ New Orleans Saints 30 17 21 408 260 148 5 11 212 145 67 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore T 5-2-1 Atlanta Falcons 10 10 20 364 219 145 3 7 194 109 85 1
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-3-1 New York Jets 20 31 12 325 274 51 4 15 386 233 153 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-3-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 7 10 222 99 123 2 14 272 185 87 5
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 7-3-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 30 13 14 220 65 155 1 16 285 160 125 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-3-1 New Orleans Saints 34 16 25 445 336 109 15 255 180 75
13 Mon December 14 boxscore L 8-4-1 Detroit Lions 23 28 20 381 334 47 1 22 343 164 179 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 9-4-1 @ New York Giants 31 3 18 341 149 192 13 216 166 50 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 30 QB 14 14 9-4-1 211 407 51.8% 2552 16 3.9 12 2.9 71 6.3 5.7 12.1 182.3 72.2 20 134 5.66 5.15 4.7 1 1
10 Karl Sweetan 28 6 0 6 13 46.2% 81 1 7.7 0 0.0 22 6.2 7.8 13.5 13.5 92.1 2 15 4.40 5.73 13.3
88 Pat Curran 25 te 14 1 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -22.50 0.0
38 Larry Smith 23 RB 11 9 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
34 Les Josephson 28 FB 12 12 1 1 100.0% 25 0 0.0 0 0.0 25 25.0 25.0 25.0 2.1 118.7 1 1 12.00 12.00 50.0
28 Pat Studstill 32 P 14 0 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
Team Total 28.1 14 9-4-1 218 426 51.2% 2658 17 4.0 13 3.1 71 6.2 5.7 12.2 189.9 71.3 23 150 5.59 5.04 5.1 1 1
Opp Total 14 196 378 51.9% 2615 15 4.0 19 5.0 6.9 5.45 13.3 186.8 66.4 53 426 5.1 3.8 12.3

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
34 Les Josephson 28 FB 12 12 150 640 5 23 4.3 53.3 12.5 44 427 9.7 0 30 3.7 35.6 1067 5 3
33 Willie Ellison 25 14 4 90 381 5 24 4.2 27.2 6.4 10 84 8.4 2 20 0.7 6.0 465 7 4
38 Larry Smith 23 RB 11 9 77 338 1 19 4.4 30.7 7.0 24 164 6.8 1 17 2.2 14.9 502 2 4
20 Tommy Mason 31 6 2 44 123 0 13 2.8 20.5 7.3 12 127 10.6 1 32 2.0 21.2 250 1 1
18 Roman Gabriel 30 QB 14 14 28 104 1 15 3.7 7.4 2.0 104 1 6
88 Pat Curran 25 te 14 1 25 92 0 11 3.7 6.6 1.8 3 25 8.3 0 14 0.2 1.8 117 0 2
31 Jeff Jordan 25 9 0 10 50 0 10 5.0 5.6 1.1 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 0.1 -0.6 45 0 1
22 Elijah Pitts 32 2 0 3 8 0 3 2.7 4.0 1.5 8 0 0
28 Pat Studstill 32 P 14 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 1.6 0.1 18 252 14.0 2 40 1.3 18.0 275 2 0
70 Mitch Johnson 28 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
17 Richie Petitbon 32 SS 14 14 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 0
84 Jack Snow 27 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 859 16.8 7 71 3.6 61.4 859 7 0
87 Billy Truax 27 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 420 11.7 3 34 2.6 30.0 420 3 0
14 Wendell Tucker 27 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 230 19.2 0 51 1.0 19.2 230 0 0
86 Bob Long 28 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 35 11.7 1 15 1.0 11.7 35 1 0
80 Bob Klein 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 20 10.0 0 12 0.3 2.9 20 0 0
27 David Ray 26 K 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 0.8 11 0 0
83 Donnie Williams 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.2 1.8 9 0 0
Team Total 28.1 14 430 1763 12 24 4.1 125.9 30.7 218 2658 12.2 17 71 15.6 189.9 4421 29 27
Opp Total 14 395 1359 6 3.4 97.1 28.2 196 2189 11.2 15 14.0 156.4 3548 21 28

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
23 Alvin Haymond 28 KR/PR 14 1 53 376 0 30 7.1 35 1022 1 98 29.2 1398
39 Kermit Alexander 29 RCB 14 14 7 38 0 49 5.4 7 126 0 30 18.0 164
88 Pat Curran 25 te 14 1 3 51 0 21 17.0 168
19 Jim Nettles 28 14 2 2 4 0 4 2.0 4
33 Willie Ellison 25 14 4 1 20 0 20 20.0 485
70 Mitch Johnson 28 14 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 18
Team Total 28.1 14 62 418 0 49 6.7 47 1236 1 98 26.3 6075
Opp Total 14 32 181 0 5.7 71 1278 0 18.0

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
27 David Ray 26 K 14 0 11 10 14 11 11 5 9 3 45 29 64.4%% 34 34 100.0%%
28 Pat Studstill 32 P 14 0 67 2618 53 0 39.1
Team Total 28.1 14 11 10 14 11 11 5 9 3 45 29 64.4%% 34 34 100.0%% 67 2618 53 0 39.1
Opp Total 14 25 16 64.0%% 22 22 100.0%% 88 3326 37.8

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
23 Alvin Haymond 28 KR/PR 14 1 0 5 3 0 0
39 Kermit Alexander 29 RCB 14 14 4 47 1 25 0 0 1 2 0 0
18 Roman Gabriel 30 QB 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
24 Clancy Williams 28 LCB 14 12 5 108 1 65 0 0 0 2 7 0
33 Willie Ellison 25 14 4 0 4 1 0 0
88 Pat Curran 25 te 14 1 0 2 2 0 0
19 Jim Nettles 28 14 2 3 54 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Myron Pottios 31 MLB 14 14 2 27 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
38 Larry Smith 23 RB 11 9 0 4 0 0 0
34 Les Josephson 28 FB 12 12 0 3 0 0 0
32 Jack Pardee 34 LLB 14 14 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 5 0
73 Charlie Cowan* 32 LT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
21 Eddie Meador 33 FS 13 13 2 22 0 12 0
17 Richie Petitbon 32 SS 14 14 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Coy Bacon 28 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 14 1
55 Maxie Baughan 32 RLB 10 8 1 3 0 3 0
50 Ken Iman 31 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
75 Deacon Jones* 32 LDE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
31 Jeff Jordan 25 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Tommy Mason 31 6 2 0 1 0 0 0
52 John Pergine 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Jim Purnell 29 rlb 14 6 0 0 1 0 0
61 Rich Saul 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Pat Studstill 32 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 28.1 14 19 280 2 65 0 0 27 26 26 1
Opp Total 14 23 28 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
27 David Ray 26 K 14 0 34 29 121
33 Willie Ellison 25 14 4 5 2 7 42
84 Jack Snow 27 WR 14 14 7 7 42
34 Les Josephson 28 FB 12 12 5 5 30
87 Billy Truax 27 TE 14 14 3 3 18
38 Larry Smith 23 RB 11 9 1 1 2 12
28 Pat Studstill 32 P 14 0 2 2 12
39 Kermit Alexander 29 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
79 Coy Bacon 28 RDE 14 14 1 1 6
88 Pat Curran 25 te 14 1 1 1 6
18 Roman Gabriel 30 QB 14 14 1 1 6
23 Alvin Haymond 28 KR/PR 14 1 1 1 6
86 Bob Long 28 3 2 1 1 6
20 Tommy Mason 31 6 2 1 1 6
24 Clancy Williams 28 LCB 14 12 1 1 6
Team Total 28.1 14 12 17 1 1 2 1 34 34 29 325
Opp Total 14 6 15 1 22 16 202

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-18 STL W, 34-13 2 3 pass Willie Ellison 3 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
2 1970-09-18 STL W, 34-13 2 3 pass Billy Truax 3 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
3 1970-09-18 STL W, 34-13 3 98 kickoff Alvin Haymond 98 yard kickoff return (David Ray kick)
4 1970-09-18 STL W, 34-13 4 15 pass Jack Snow 15 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
5 1970-09-27 @ BUF W, 19-0 2 4 rush Willie Ellison 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)
6 1970-10-04 SDG W, 37-10 1 17 pass Jack Snow 17 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
7 1970-10-04 SDG W, 37-10 2 12 rush Les Josephson 12 yard rush (David Ray kick)
8 1970-10-04 SDG W, 37-10 2 0 fumble Pat Curran 0 yard fumble return (David Ray kick)
9 1970-10-04 SDG W, 37-10 4 20 pass Jack Snow 20 yard pass from Karl Sweetan (David Ray kick)
10 1970-10-18 @ GNB W, 31-21 1 25 pass Jack Snow 25 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
11 1970-10-18 @ GNB W, 31-21 1 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
12 1970-10-18 @ GNB W, 31-21 4 6 rush Larry Smith 6 yard rush (David Ray kick)
13 1970-10-18 @ GNB W, 31-21 4 65 interception Clancy Williams 65 yard interception return (David Ray kick)
14 1970-11-01 @ NOR W, 30-17 1 22 pass Jack Snow 22 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
15 1970-11-01 @ NOR W, 30-17 2 15 pass Bob Long 15 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
16 1970-11-01 @ NOR W, 30-17 4 9 rush Les Josephson 9 yard rush (David Ray kick)
17 1970-11-08 ATL T, 10-10 4 4 pass Willie Ellison 4 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
18 1970-11-15 NYJ L, 20-31 2 10 pass Jack Snow 10 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
19 1970-11-15 NYJ L, 20-31 4 28 pass Tommy Mason 28 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
20 1970-11-22 @ ATL W, 17-7 3 14 fumble Coy Bacon 14 yard fumble return (David Ray kick)
21 1970-11-22 @ ATL W, 17-7 3 25 interception Kermit Alexander 25 yard interception return (David Ray kick)
22 1970-11-29 @ SFO W, 30-13 3 1 rush Willie Ellison 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
23 1970-11-29 @ SFO W, 30-13 4 2 rush Willie Ellison 2 yard rush (David Ray kick)
24 1970-11-29 @ SFO W, 30-13 4 8 rush Willie Ellison 8 yard rush (David Ray kick)
25 1970-12-06 NOR W, 34-16 1 6 rush Les Josephson 6 yard rush (David Ray kick)
26 1970-12-06 NOR W, 34-16 2 37 pass Jack Snow 37 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
27 1970-12-06 NOR W, 34-16 2 2 rush Les Josephson 2 yard rush (David Ray kick)
28 1970-12-06 NOR W, 34-16 4 11 pass Billy Truax 11 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
29 1970-12-14 DET L, 23-28 4 17 pass Larry Smith 17 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
30 1970-12-14 DET L, 23-28 4 5 pass Billy Truax 5 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
31 1970-12-20 @ NYG W, 31-3 1 5 pass Pat Studstill 5 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
32 1970-12-20 @ NYG W, 31-3 2 40 pass Pat Studstill 40 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
33 1970-12-20 @ NYG W, 31-3 2 4 rush Willie Ellison 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)
34 1970-12-20 @ NYG W, 31-3 3 1 rush Les Josephson 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-18 STL L, 13-34 4 59 pass Jackie Smith 59 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1970-10-04 SDG L, 10-37 3 6 pass Willie Frazier 6 yard pass from Marty Domres (Mike Mercer kick)
3 1970-10-11 SFO W, 20-6 2 12 rush John Brodie 12 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
4 1970-10-11 SFO W, 20-6 3 59 pass Gene Washington 59 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
5 1970-10-18 @ GNB L, 21-31 2 55 pass Travis Williams 55 yard pass from Bart Starr (Dale Livingston kick)
6 1970-10-18 @ GNB L, 21-31 4 18 pass John Hilton 18 yard pass from Bart Starr (Dale Livingston kick)
7 1970-10-18 @ GNB L, 21-31 4 1 rush Travis Williams 1 yard rush (Dale Livingston kick)
8 1970-10-26 @ MIN W, 13-3 1 17 pass Bill Brown 17 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
9 1970-11-01 @ NOR L, 17-30 1 36 pass Ray Poage 36 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Tom Dempsey kick)
10 1970-11-01 @ NOR L, 17-30 1 28 fumble Mike Morgan 28 yard fumble return (Tom Dempsey kick)
11 1970-11-08 ATL T, 10-10 3 40 pass Jim Mitchell 40 yard pass from Bob Berry (Ken Vinyard kick)
12 1970-11-15 NYJ W, 31-20 2 29 pass Rich Caster 29 yard pass from Al Woodall (Jim Turner kick)
13 1970-11-15 NYJ W, 31-20 2 3 rush George Nock 3 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
14 1970-11-15 NYJ W, 31-20 3 11 pass Lee White 11 yard pass from Al Woodall (Jim Turner kick)
15 1970-11-15 NYJ W, 31-20 4 11 pass George Sauer 11 yard pass from Al Woodall (Jim Turner kick)
16 1970-11-22 @ ATL L, 7-17 2 51 pass Paul Gipson 51 yard pass from Bob Berry (Ken Vinyard kick)
17 1970-11-29 @ SFO L, 13-30 2 9 pass Gene Washington 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
18 1970-12-06 NOR L, 16-34 4 4 pass Danny Abramowicz 4 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Tom Dempsey kick)
19 1970-12-14 DET W, 28-23 1 2 rush Altie Taylor 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
20 1970-12-14 DET W, 28-23 2 6 rush Steve Owens 6 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
21 1970-12-14 DET W, 28-23 3 26 pass Earl McCullouch 26 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
22 1970-12-14 DET W, 28-23 4 4 rush Steve Owens 4 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)