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1974 Los Angeles Rams

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 4.0, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 263 points (18.8/g), 13th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 181 points (12.9/g), 1st.
 Differential of 82 points (5.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-4.1.

Coach: Chuck Knox (10-4-0)

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 263 4332 925 4.7 27 14 21 265 169 338 2207 16 13 6.1 112 566 2125 16 3.8 132
Team Defense 181 3404 806 4.2 25 3 11 186 194 381 2102 16 22 4.9 109 381 1302 4 3.4 66
Lg Rank Offense 13 9 5 14 4 22 13 10 4 10 2 7 7 16
Lg Rank Defense 1 3 22 26 1 16 12 18 8 7 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 15 boxscore W 1-0 @ Denver Broncos 17 10 14 272 127 145 2 11 156 104 52
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 New Orleans Saints 24 0 20 307 150 157 1 14 239 130 109 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-1 @ New England Patriots 14 20 20 305 196 109 5 13 249 151 98 2
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 3-1 Detroit Lions 16 13 26 334 127 207 1 17 291 226 65 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-2 @ Green Bay Packers 6 17 16 251 94 157 5 10 142 -1 143 1
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 4-2 San Francisco 49ers 37 14 19 398 276 122 1 12 179 112 67 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-2 @ New York Jets 20 13 17 305 41 264 1 18 291 155 136 2
8 Mon November 4 boxscore W 6-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 15 13 18 303 145 158 2 11 266 201 65 2
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-2 Atlanta Falcons 21 0 19 312 123 189 1 11 164 45 119
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 7-3 @ New Orleans Saints 7 20 18 261 200 61 4 13 321 175 146 1
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 8-3 Minnesota Vikings 20 17 25 380 268 112 1 18 301 214 87 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 9-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 30 7 14 309 159 150 11 237 218 19 5
13 Mon December 9 boxscore L 9-4 Washington Redskins 17 23 18 274 157 117 2 19 350 263 87 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 10-4 Buffalo Bills 19 14 21 321 144 177 1 8 218 109 109 3
Playoffs
Division Sun December 22 boxscore W 11-4 Washington Redskins 19 10 14 226 95 131 2 13 218 169 49 6
ConfChamp Sun December 29 boxscore L 11-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 14 15 340 219 121 5 18 269 105 164 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
12 James Harris* 27 QB 11 9 7-2-0 106 198 53.5% 1544 11 5.6 6 3.0 50 7.8 7.5 14.6 140.4 85.1 12 101 6.87 6.63 5.7 2 3
21 John Hadl 34 qb 6 5 3-2-0 53 115 46.1% 680 5 4.3 6 5.2 38 5.9 4.4 12.8 113.3 57.9 6 36 5.32 3.92 5.0
16 Ron Jaworski 23 5 0 10 24 41.7% 144 0 0.0 1 4.2 22 6.0 4.1 14.4 28.8 44.4 3 24 4.44 2.78 11.1
11 Mike Burke 24 P 8 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 27.1 14 10-4-0 169 338 50.0% 2368 16 4.7 13 3.8 50 7.0 6.2 14.0 169.1 72.7 21 161 6.15 5.41 5.8 2 3
Opp Total 14 194 381 50.9% 2465 16 4.2 22 5.8 6.5 4.71 12.7 176.1 61.4 44 363 4.9 3.4 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
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 24 RB 14 14 236 1109 3 23 4.7 79.2 16.9 39 408 10.5 2 50 2.8 29.1 1517 5 7
45 Jim Bertelsen 24 FB 13 13 127 419 2 20 3.3 32.2 9.8 20 175 8.8 0 19 1.5 13.5 594 2 4
22 John Cappelletti 22 rb 14 1 55 198 0 20 3.6 14.1 3.9 6 35 5.8 0 9 0.4 2.5 233 0 2
35 Tony Baker 29 14 0 53 135 5 13 2.5 9.6 3.8 4 65 16.3 0 42 0.3 4.6 200 5 0
12 James Harris* 27 QB 11 9 42 112 5 15 2.7 10.2 3.8 112 5 7
21 John Hadl 34 qb 6 5 11 28 0 9 2.5 4.7 1.8 28 0 2
34 Les Josephson 32 12 0 11 35 0 8 3.2 2.9 0.9 35 0 0
32 Cullen Bryant 23 KR/PR 14 0 10 24 0 7 2.4 1.7 0.7 2 14 7.0 0 8 0.1 1.0 38 0 0
33 Rob Scribner 23 11 0 9 24 0 5 2.7 2.2 0.8 2 28 14.0 1 14 0.2 2.5 52 1 1
16 Ron Jaworski 23 5 0 7 34 1 17 4.9 6.8 1.4 34 1 1
29 Harold Jackson 28 WR 14 14 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 30 514 17.1 5 44 2.1 36.7 518 5 0
84 Jack Snow 31 WR 14 14 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.9 0.1 24 397 16.5 3 44 1.7 28.4 410 3 0
19 Lance Rentzel 31 14 0 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -0.6 0.1 18 396 22.0 1 38 1.3 28.3 387 1 0
83 Terry Nelson 23 10 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 3 0 0
20 Steve Preece 27 FS 14 10 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 -4 0 1
80 Bob Klein 27 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 336 14.0 4 32 1.7 24.0 336 4 1
Team Total 27.1 14 566 2125 16 23 3.8 151.8 40.4 169 2368 14.0 16 50 12.1 169.1 4493 32 29
Opp Total 14 381 1302 4 3.4 93.0 27.2 194 2102 10.8 16 13.9 150.1 3404 20 15

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
32 Cullen Bryant 23 KR/PR 14 0 17 171 0 23 10.1 23 617 1 84 26.8 826
42 Dave Elmendorf 25 SS 14 14 17 134 0 18 7.9 134
24 Willie McGee 24 14 0 12 288 0 30 24.0 288
45 Jim Bertelsen 24 FB 13 13 11 132 0 19 12.0 726
33 Rob Scribner 23 11 0 8 70 0 23 8.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 122
22 John Cappelletti 22 rb 14 1 2 17 0 12 8.5 250
88 Pat Curran 29 13 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
53 Jim Youngblood 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.1 14 53 507 0 23 9.6 40 938 1 84 23.5 5938
Opp Total 14 40 453 1 11.3 58 1232 0 21.2

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
11 Mike Burke 24 P 8 0 3 1 33.3%% 46 1701 51 0 37.0
27 David Ray 30 K 13 0 1 1 6 5 5 2 4 1 16 9 56.3%% 31 25 80.6%%
10 Dave Chapple 27 p 6 0 29 1028 51 1 35.4
Team Total 27.1 14 1 1 6 5 5 2 4 1 16 9 56.3%% 34 26 76.5%% 75 2729 51 1 36.4
Opp Total 14 14 10 71.4%% 22 19 86.4%% 95 3914 41.2

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
42 Dave Elmendorf 25 SS 14 14 7 186 2 57 0 0 1 1 0 0
12 James Harris* 27 QB 11 9 0 7 2 -7 0
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 24 RB 14 14 0 7 2 0 0
47 Charlie Stukes 31 RCB 14 13 7 90 0 41 0 0 1 1 0 0
45 Jim Bertelsen 24 FB 13 13 0 4 1 0 0
20 Steve Preece 27 FS 14 10 3 38 0 17 0 0 1 1 -12 0
65 Tom Mack* 31 LG 14 14 0 0 4 0 0
22 John Cappelletti 22 rb 14 1 0 2 1 0 0
36 Ken Geddes 28 LLB 14 14 2 15 0 15 0 0 0 1 4 0
21 John Hadl 34 qb 6 5 0 2 1 0 0
58 Isiah Robertson* 25 RLB 14 14 2 11 0 6 0 0 0 1 13 0
48 Bill Simpson 23 db 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 Ron Jaworski 23 5 0 0 1 0 -2 0
80 Bob Klein 27 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
64 Jack Reynolds 27 MLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
33 Rob Scribner 23 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Jack Snow 31 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.1 14 22 340 2 57 0 0 29 18 -4 0
Opp Total 14 21 15 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 30 K 13 0 25 9 52
35 Tony Baker 29 14 0 5 5 30
12 James Harris* 27 QB 11 9 5 5 30
29 Harold Jackson 28 WR 14 14 5 5 30
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 24 RB 14 14 3 2 5 30
80 Bob Klein 27 TE 14 14 4 4 24
84 Jack Snow 31 WR 14 14 3 3 18
45 Jim Bertelsen 24 FB 13 13 2 2 12
42 Dave Elmendorf 25 SS 14 14 2 2 12
32 Cullen Bryant 23 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
16 Ron Jaworski 23 5 0 1 1 6
19 Lance Rentzel 31 14 0 1 1 6
33 Rob Scribner 23 11 0 1 1 6
11 Mike Burke 24 P 8 0 1 1
Team Total 27.1 14 16 16 1 2 35 26 9 263
Opp Total 14 4 16 1 1 19 10 181

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 @ DEN W, 17-10 2 19 pass Bob Klein 19 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
2 1974-09-15 @ DEN W, 17-10 3 84 kickoff Cullen Bryant 84 yard kickoff return (David Ray kick)
3 1974-09-22 NOR W, 24-0 1 1 rush Tony Baker 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
4 1974-09-22 NOR W, 24-0 2 30 pass Jack Snow 30 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
5 1974-09-22 NOR W, 24-0 4 5 pass Harold Jackson 5 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
6 1974-09-29 @ NWE L, 14-20 1 1 rush Tony Baker 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
7 1974-09-29 @ NWE L, 14-20 4 36 pass Lance Rentzel 36 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
8 1974-10-06 DET W, 16-13 2 4 pass Bob Klein 4 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
9 1974-10-06 DET W, 16-13 3 2 rush Tony Baker 2 yard rush
10 1974-10-20 SFO W, 37-14 1 52 interception Dave Elmendorf 52 yard interception return (David Ray kick)
11 1974-10-20 SFO W, 37-14 1 50 pass Lawrence McCutcheon 50 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
12 1974-10-20 SFO W, 37-14 2 13 pass Lawrence McCutcheon 13 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
13 1974-10-20 SFO W, 37-14 2 4 rush James Harris 4 yard rush
14 1974-10-20 SFO W, 37-14 4 44 pass Harold Jackson 44 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
15 1974-10-27 @ NYJ W, 20-13 1 12 rush James Harris 12 yard rush
16 1974-10-27 @ NYJ W, 20-13 4 23 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 23 yard rush (David Ray kick)
17 1974-10-27 @ NYJ W, 20-13 4 1 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
18 1974-11-04 @ SFO W, 15-13 1 1 rush Tony Baker 1 yard rush
19 1974-11-04 @ SFO W, 15-13 2 23 pass Bob Klein 23 yard pass from James Harris
20 1974-11-10 ATL W, 21-0 1 40 pass Harold Jackson 40 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
21 1974-11-10 ATL W, 21-0 3 1 rush Tony Baker 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
22 1974-11-10 ATL W, 21-0 4 25 pass Harold Jackson 25 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
23 1974-11-17 @ NOR L, 7-20 4 15 pass Bob Klein 15 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
24 1974-11-24 MIN W, 20-17 2 1 rush James Harris 1 yard rush
25 1974-11-24 MIN W, 20-17 4 1 rush James Harris 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
26 1974-11-24 MIN W, 20-17 4 8 pass Jack Snow 8 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
27 1974-12-01 @ ATL W, 30-7 1 3 rush Jim Bertelsen 3 yard rush
28 1974-12-01 @ ATL W, 30-7 2 44 pass Jack Snow 44 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
29 1974-12-01 @ ATL W, 30-7 3 57 interception Dave Elmendorf 57 yard interception return (David Ray kick)
30 1974-12-01 @ ATL W, 30-7 3 4 rush Jim Bertelsen 4 yard rush (David Ray kick)
31 1974-12-09 WAS L, 17-23 1 20 pass Harold Jackson 20 yard pass from James Harris (David Ray kick)
32 1974-12-09 WAS L, 17-23 3 9 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 9 yard rush (David Ray kick)
33 1974-12-15 BUF W, 19-14 3 14 pass Rob Scribner 14 yard pass from James Harris (Mike Burke kick)
34 1974-12-15 BUF W, 19-14 3 1 rush James Harris 1 yard rush
35 1974-12-15 BUF W, 19-14 4 1 rush Ron Jaworski 1 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 @ DEN L, 10-17 4 30 pass Billy Van Heusen 30 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
2 1974-09-29 @ NWE W, 20-14 2 20 pass Darryl Stingley 20 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (John Smith kick)
3 1974-09-29 @ NWE W, 20-14 4 21 pass Randy Vataha 21 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (John Smith kick)
4 1974-10-06 DET L, 13-16 4 34 pass Ron Jessie 34 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
5 1974-10-06 DET L, 13-16 4 1 pass Charlie Sanders 1 yard pass from Bill Munson
6 1974-10-13 @ GNB W, 17-6 2 68 punt Jon Staggers 68 yard punt return (Chester Marcol kick)
7 1974-10-13 @ GNB W, 17-6 4 5 rush John Brockington 5 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
8 1974-10-20 SFO L, 14-37 3 13 pass Terry Beasley 13 yard pass from Tom Owen (Bruce Gossett kick)
9 1974-10-20 SFO L, 14-37 3 24 pass Wilbur Jackson 24 yard pass from Tom Owen (Bruce Gossett kick)
10 1974-10-27 @ NYJ L, 13-20 2 2 rush Mike Adamle 2 yard rush (Greg Gantt kick)
11 1974-10-27 @ NYJ L, 13-20 3 14 rush Emerson Boozer 14 yard rush
12 1974-11-04 @ SFO L, 13-15 4 39 pass Gene Washington 39 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bruce Gossett kick)
13 1974-11-17 @ NOR W, 20-7 2 79 pass Bob Newland 79 yard pass from Archie Manning (Bill McClard kick)
14 1974-11-17 @ NOR W, 20-7 3 17 pass Joel Parker 17 yard pass from Archie Manning (Bill McClard kick)
15 1974-11-24 MIN L, 17-20 2 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
16 1974-11-24 MIN L, 17-20 2 12 pass Chuck Foreman 12 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
17 1974-12-01 @ ATL L, 7-30 2 2 pass Vince Kendrick 2 yard pass from Pat Sullivan (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
18 1974-12-09 WAS W, 23-17 2 27 pass Roy Jefferson 27 yard pass from Billy Kilmer
19 1974-12-09 WAS W, 23-17 2 2 pass Larry Brown 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mike Bragg kick)
20 1974-12-09 WAS W, 23-17 2 3 pass Jerry Smith 3 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mike Bragg kick)
21 1974-12-15 BUF L, 14-19 2 0 fumble Ahmad Rashad 0 yard fumble return (John Leypoldt kick)
22 1974-12-15 BUF L, 14-19 4 55 pass J.D. Hill 55 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (John Leypoldt kick)