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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)

Playoffs:
Won Divisional Round 19-10 vs. Washington Redskins
Lost Conference Championship 10-14 vs. Minnesota Vikings

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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 263 4332 925 4.7 27 14 265 169 338 2207 16 13 6.1 112 566 2125 16 3.8 132 58 550 21
Opp. Stats 181 3404 806 4.2 25 3 186 194 381 2102 16 22 4.9 109 381 1302 4 3.4 66 82 772 11
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(+)
Games 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(+)
Games 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 5934
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 15 12 21

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
27 David Ray 30 K 13 0 25 31 9 16 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 3 1
Team Total 27.1 14 16 16 1 2 35 26 34 9 16 263
Opp Total 14 4 16 1 1 19 22 10 14 181

Touchdown Log

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