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1973 Los Angeles Rams

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 13.4, Offense: 8.2, Defense: 5.2, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 388 points (27.7/g), 1st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 178 points (12.7/g), 4th.
 Differential of 210 points (15.0/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.1-1.9.

Coach: Chuck Knox (12-2-0)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner Carroll Rosenbloom
General Manager Don Klosterman
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 388 4906 947 5.2 20 9 16 294 144 271 1981 22 11 6.9 101 659 2925 18 4.4 177
Team Defense 178 2951 739 4.0 38 18 15 173 179 328 1681 10 20 4.5 87 366 1270 5 3.5 71
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 1 1 1 23 13 3 2 1 1 2 2 5
Lg Rank Defense 4 1 5 6 1 11 7 4 8 6 1 1 1 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 16 boxscore W 1-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 23 13 22 358 80 278 1 16 270 230 40 2
2 Sun September 23 boxscore W 2-0 Atlanta Falcons 31 0 24 351 142 209 2 70 4 66 1
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 40 20 24 351 128 223 1 17 298 199 99 3
4 Sun October 7 boxscore W 4-0 @ Houston Oilers 31 26 21 348 179 169 1 16 280 204 76 4
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 5-0 Dallas Cowboys 37 31 16 383 279 104 3 17 264 150 114 5
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 6-0 Green Bay Packers 24 7 21 378 134 244 1 6 63 28 35 2
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 6-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 9 10 11 157 68 89 2 19 253 71 182 1
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 6-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 15 14 226 100 126 2 18 261 168 93 2
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W 7-2 New Orleans Saints 29 7 25 424 212 212 1 9 220 96 124 3
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 8-2 San Francisco 49ers 31 13 21 414 229 185 1 12 195 129 66 2
11 Sun November 25 boxscore W 9-2 @ New Orleans Saints 24 13 31 450 110 340 3 15 259 109 150 2
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 10-2 @ Chicago Bears 26 0 24 386 90 296 2 6 100 47 53 2
13 Mon December 10 boxscore W 11-2 New York Giants 40 6 24 365 146 219 2 8 203 141 62 4
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 12-2 Cleveland Browns 30 17 16 315 84 231 12 215 105 110 5
Playoffs
Division Sun December 23 boxscore L 12-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 16 27 11 192 99 93 3 15 298 136 162 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
21 John Hadl*+ 33 QB 14 14 12-2-0 135 258 52.3% 2008 22 8.5 11 4.3 69 7.8 7.6 14.9 143.4 88.8 17 126 6.84 6.64 6.2
12 James Harris 26 8 0 7 11 63.6% 68 0 0.0 0 0.0 27 6.2 6.2 9.7 8.5 80.9 0 0 6.18 6.18 0.0
38 Larry Smith 26 14 2 2 2 100.0% 31 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 15.5 15.5 15.5 2.2 118.7 0 0 15.50 15.50 0.0
Team Total 26.8 14 12-2-0 144 271 53.1% 2107 22 8.1 11 4.1 69 7.8 7.6 14.6 150.5 88.9 17 126 6.88 6.69 5.9 0 0
Opp Total 14 179 328 54.6% 2023 10 3.0 20 6.1 6.2 4.03 11.3 144.5 58.0 45 342 4.5 2.6 12.1

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
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 23 RB 12 12 210 1097 2 37 5.2 91.4 17.5 30 289 9.6 3 31 2.5 24.1 1386 5 4
45 Jim Bertelsen* 23 FB/PR 14 14 206 854 4 49 4.1 61.0 14.7 19 267 14.1 1 44 1.4 19.1 1121 5 4
35 Tony Baker 28 14 0 85 344 7 17 4.0 24.6 6.1 344 7 0
38 Larry Smith 26 14 2 79 291 2 16 3.7 20.8 5.6 10 65 6.5 0 11 0.7 4.6 356 2 0
34 Les Josephson 31 14 0 36 174 2 14 4.8 12.4 2.6 174 2 0
33 Rob Scribner 22 10 0 20 109 0 17 5.5 10.9 2.0 2 19 9.5 0 13 0.2 1.9 128 0 1
21 John Hadl*+ 33 QB 14 14 14 5 0 6 0.4 0.4 1.0 5 0 1
12 James Harris 26 8 0 4 29 0 19 7.3 3.6 0.5 29 0 0
29 Harold Jackson*+ 27 WR 14 14 2 -8 0 -3 -4.0 -0.6 0.1 40 874 21.9 13 69 2.9 62.4 866 13 0
10 Dave Chapple 26 P 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 2
5 Dick Gordon 29 5 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 3.8 0.2 19 0 0
20 Steve Preece 26 FS 14 14 1 11 1 11 11.0 0.8 0.1 11 1 2
80 Bob Klein 26 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 277 13.2 2 23 1.5 19.8 277 2 0
84 Jack Snow 30 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 252 15.8 2 38 1.1 18.0 252 2 0
88 Pat Curran 28 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 56 11.2 1 27 0.4 4.0 56 1 0
86 Rod Sherman 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.3 2.7 8 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 659 2925 18 49 4.4 208.9 47.1 144 2107 14.6 22 69 10.3 150.5 5032 40 21
Opp Total 14 366 1270 5 3.5 90.7 26.1 179 1681 9.4 10 12.8 120.1 2951 15 29

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
45 Jim Bertelsen* 23 FB/PR 14 14 26 259 0 34 10.0 1 15 0 15 15.0 1395
42 Dave Elmendorf 24 SS 14 14 22 187 0 30 8.5 2 23 0 23 11.5 210
33 Rob Scribner 22 10 0 3 32 0 17 10.7 11 314 0 57 28.5 474
32 Cullen Bryant 22 KR 13 0 13 369 1 93 28.4 369
5 Dick Gordon 29 5 0 3 68 0 25 22.7 87
44 Al Clark 25 14 0 2 80 0 58 40.0 80
88 Pat Curran 28 14 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 80
80 Bob Klein 26 TE 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 277
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 23 RB 12 12 1 6 0 6 6.0 1392
38 Larry Smith 26 14 2 1 16 0 16 16.0 372
Team Total 26.8 14 51 478 0 34 9.4 36 915 1 93 25.4 6425
Opp Total 14 24 261 0 10.9 68 1318 0 19.4

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
27 David Ray 29 K 14 0 10 9 9 7 16 9 11 5 1 47 30 63.8%% 42 40 95.2%%
10 Dave Chapple 26 P 14 0 51 2079 65 1 40.8
Team Total 26.8 14 10 9 9 7 16 9 11 5 1 47 30 63.8%% 42 40 95.2%% 51 2079 65 1 40.8
Opp Total 14 27 20 74.1%% 17 16 94.1%% 81 3305 40.8

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
20 Steve Preece 26 FS 14 14 2 25 0 25 0 0 2 6 -16 0
42 Dave Elmendorf 24 SS 14 14 1 16 0 16 0 0 3 2 2 0
64 Jack Reynolds 26 MLB 14 14 2 52 0 49 0 0 0 4 0 0
58 Isiah Robertson*+ 24 RLB 14 14 3 57 1 49 0 0 1 2 0 0
47 Charlie Stukes 30 RCB 14 14 5 104 0 42 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Jim Bertelsen* 23 FB/PR 14 14 0 4 0 0 0
10 Dave Chapple 26 P 14 0 0 2 2 -26 0
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 23 RB 12 12 0 4 0 0 0
41 Eddie McMillan 22 LCB 14 14 4 20 0 15 0
89 Fred Dryer 27 RDE 14 14 0 0 3 0 0 2
44 Al Clark 25 14 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Ken Iman 34 C 14 14 0 2 0 -21 0
33 Rob Scribner 22 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
90 Larry Brooks 23 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
32 Cullen Bryant 22 KR 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Bill Drake 23 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 John Hadl*+ 33 QB 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
80 Bob Klein 26 TE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
27 David Ray 29 K 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Rich Saul 25 14 0 0 1 0 -10 0
66 Bob Stein 25 13 0 1 6 0 6 0
85 Jack Youngblood* 23 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
53 Jim Youngblood 23 14 0 1 15 0 15 0
Team Total 26.8 14 20 300 1 49 0 0 21 28 -71 0 2
Opp Total 14 17 29 11

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 29 K 14 0 40 30 130
29 Harold Jackson*+ 27 WR 14 14 13 13 78
35 Tony Baker 28 14 0 7 7 42
45 Jim Bertelsen* 23 FB/PR 14 14 4 1 5 30
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 23 RB 12 12 2 3 5 30
34 Les Josephson 31 14 0 2 2 12
80 Bob Klein 26 TE 14 14 2 2 12
38 Larry Smith 26 14 2 2 2 12
84 Jack Snow 30 WR 14 14 2 2 12
32 Cullen Bryant 22 KR 13 0 1 1 6
88 Pat Curran 28 14 0 1 1 6
20 Steve Preece 26 FS 14 14 1 1 6
58 Isiah Robertson*+ 24 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
89 Fred Dryer 27 RDE 14 14 2 4
Team Total 26.8 14 18 22 1 1 42 40 30 3 386
Opp Total 14 5 10 1 16 20 178

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-16 @ KAN W, 23-13 1 2 pass Pat Curran 2 yard pass from John Hadl
2 1973-09-16 @ KAN W, 23-13 2 31 pass Lawrence McCutcheon 31 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
3 1973-09-16 @ KAN W, 23-13 2 11 rush Steve Preece 11 yard rush (David Ray kick)
4 1973-09-23 ATL W, 31-0 2 7 pass Harold Jackson 7 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
5 1973-09-23 ATL W, 31-0 2 4 rush Jim Bertelsen 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)
6 1973-09-23 ATL W, 31-0 4 29 pass Jack Snow 29 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
7 1973-09-23 ATL W, 31-0 4 2 rush Larry Smith 2 yard rush (David Ray kick)
8 1973-09-30 @ SFO W, 40-20 1 93 kickoff Cullen Bryant 93 yard kickoff return (David Ray kick)
9 1973-09-30 @ SFO W, 40-20 2 11 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 11 yard rush (David Ray kick)
10 1973-09-30 @ SFO W, 40-20 2 39 pass Harold Jackson 39 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
11 1973-09-30 @ SFO W, 40-20 4 1 rush Tony Baker 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
12 1973-10-07 @ HOU W, 31-26 1 38 pass Jack Snow 38 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
13 1973-10-07 @ HOU W, 31-26 2 5 rush Tony Baker 5 yard rush (David Ray kick)
14 1973-10-07 @ HOU W, 31-26 2 15 pass Harold Jackson 15 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
15 1973-10-07 @ HOU W, 31-26 3 69 pass Harold Jackson 69 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
16 1973-10-14 DAL W, 37-31 1 63 pass Harold Jackson 63 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
17 1973-10-14 DAL W, 37-31 1 16 pass Harold Jackson 16 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
18 1973-10-14 DAL W, 37-31 2 67 pass Harold Jackson 67 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
19 1973-10-14 DAL W, 37-31 2 36 pass Harold Jackson 36 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
20 1973-10-21 GNB W, 24-7 2 46 pass Harold Jackson 46 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
21 1973-10-21 GNB W, 24-7 4 1 rush Larry Smith 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
22 1973-11-04 @ ATL L, 13-15 1 2 rush Tony Baker 2 yard rush (David Ray kick)
23 1973-11-11 NOR W, 29-7 2 2 rush Jim Bertelsen 2 yard rush (David Ray kick)
24 1973-11-11 NOR W, 29-7 2 18 pass Lawrence McCutcheon 18 yard pass from John Hadl
25 1973-11-11 NOR W, 29-7 3 1 rush Tony Baker 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
26 1973-11-18 SFO W, 31-13 2 25 pass Harold Jackson 25 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
27 1973-11-18 SFO W, 31-13 2 22 pass Harold Jackson 22 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
28 1973-11-18 SFO W, 31-13 3 5 rush Jim Bertelsen 5 yard rush (David Ray kick)
29 1973-11-18 SFO W, 31-13 4 57 pass Harold Jackson 57 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
30 1973-11-25 @ NOR W, 24-13 2 17 pass Jim Bertelsen 17 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
31 1973-11-25 @ NOR W, 24-13 3 4 pass Bob Klein 4 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
32 1973-11-25 @ NOR W, 24-13 4 5 rush Tony Baker 5 yard rush (David Ray kick)
33 1973-12-02 @ CHI W, 26-0 1 3 rush Jim Bertelsen 3 yard rush (David Ray kick)
34 1973-12-02 @ CHI W, 26-0 4 9 rush Les Josephson 9 yard rush (David Ray kick)
35 1973-12-10 NYG W, 40-6 2 4 rush Tony Baker 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)
36 1973-12-10 NYG W, 40-6 2 19 pass Lawrence McCutcheon 19 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
37 1973-12-10 NYG W, 40-6 3 11 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 11 yard rush (David Ray kick)
38 1973-12-10 NYG W, 40-6 3 49 interception Isiah Robertson 49 yard interception return (David Ray kick)
39 1973-12-10 NYG W, 40-6 4 13 rush Les Josephson 13 yard rush (David Ray kick)
40 1973-12-16 CLE W, 30-17 1 23 pass Bob Klein 23 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
41 1973-12-16 CLE W, 30-17 2 8 pass Harold Jackson 8 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
42 1973-12-16 CLE W, 30-17 2 4 rush Tony Baker 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-16 @ KAN L, 13-23 4 16 pass Elmo Wright 16 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1973-09-16 @ KAN L, 13-23 4 6 pass Gary Butler 6 yard pass from Pete Beathard
3 1973-09-30 @ SFO L, 20-40 1 1 rush Vic Washington 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
4 1973-09-30 @ SFO L, 20-40 4 20 pass Ted Kwalick 20 yard pass from Steve Spurrier (Bruce Gossett kick)
5 1973-10-07 @ HOU L, 26-31 4 4 rush Bob Gresham 4 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
6 1973-10-07 @ HOU L, 26-31 4 14 blocked punt Larry Eaglin 14 yard blocked punt return (Skip Butler kick)
7 1973-10-14 DAL L, 31-37 1 30 interception Mel Renfro 30 yard interception return (Toni Fritsch kick)
8 1973-10-14 DAL L, 31-37 2 8 rush Calvin Hill 8 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
9 1973-10-14 DAL L, 31-37 3 6 pass Otto Stowe 6 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
10 1973-10-14 DAL L, 31-37 4 10 pass Otto Stowe 10 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
11 1973-10-21 GNB L, 7-24 3 23 pass Barry Smith 23 yard pass from MacArthur Lane (Chester Marcol kick)
12 1973-10-28 @ MIN W, 10-9 2 9 pass Chuck Foreman 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
13 1973-11-11 NOR L, 7-29 2 65 pass Jubilee Dunbar 65 yard pass from Archie Manning (Bill McClard kick)
14 1973-11-18 SFO L, 13-31 4 1 rush Vic Washington 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
15 1973-11-25 @ NOR L, 13-24 2 27 pass Bob Newland 27 yard pass from Archie Manning (Bill McClard kick)
16 1973-12-16 CLE L, 17-30 1 25 rush Mike Phipps 25 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1973-12-16 CLE L, 17-30 4 14 pass Frank Pitts 14 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)