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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
Pts 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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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 Yds 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(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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. 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