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1977 Los Angeles Rams

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.4, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 4.6, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (21.6/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 146 points (10.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 156 points (11.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.9-2.1.

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 302 4591 985 4.7 28 17 19 270 182 339 2016 16 11 5.5 112 621 2575 19 4.1 139
Team Defense 146 3575 868 4.1 41 16 19 203 180 370 1877 11 25 4.6 94 462 1698 7 3.7 90
Lg Rank Offense 4 5 7 20 4 17 13 11 2 13 2 3 4 7
Lg Rank Defense 2 4 7 11 2 19 9 7 6 5 5 4 3 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 6 17 9 167 108 59 3 14 264 108 156
2 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-1 Philadelphia Eagles 20 0 21 356 136 220 2 6 112 81 31 4
3 Sun October 2 boxscore W 2-1 San Francisco 49ers 34 14 17 245 95 150 12 231 183 48 2
4 Mon October 10 boxscore L 2-2 @ Chicago Bears 23 24 22 416 239 177 4 14 431 231 200 4
5 Sun October 16 boxscore W 3-2 New Orleans Saints 14 7 24 408 165 243 3 12 232 155 77
6 Mon October 24 boxscore W 4-2 Minnesota Vikings 35 3 21 397 114 283 16 206 108 98 3
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 4-3 @ New Orleans Saints 26 27 19 376 242 134 3 19 343 90 253 2
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 5-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 0 21 330 153 177 1 9 152 43 109 4
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W 6-3 @ Green Bay Packers 24 6 23 336 146 190 2 17 339 246 93 3
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 7-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 23 10 10 216 86 130 19 269 121 148 3
11 Sun November 27 boxscore W 8-3 @ Cleveland Browns 9 0 24 363 147 216 4 11 181 91 90 6
12 Sun December 4 boxscore W 9-3 Oakland Raiders 20 14 19 302 165 137 2 27 351 153 198 6
13 Sun December 11 boxscore W 10-3 Atlanta Falcons 23 7 20 386 121 265 3 10 213 149 64 2
14 Sat December 17 boxscore L 10-4 @ Washington Redskins 14 17 20 293 99 194 1 17 251 118 133 2
Playoffs
Division Mon December 26 boxscore L 10-5 Minnesota Vikings 7 14 14 267 118 149 3 14 189 45 144

Passing

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
11 Pat Haden* 24 QB 12 10 8-2-0 122 216 56.5 1551 11 5.1 6 2.8 58 7.2 6.9 12.7 129.3 84.5 17 151 6.01 5.79 7.3 1 1
12 Joe Namath 34 qb 4 4 2-2-0 50 107 46.7 606 3 2.8 5 4.7 42 5.7 4.1 12.1 151.5 54.5 7 76 4.65 3.20 6.1
15 Vince Ferragamo 23 3 0 9 15 60.0 83 2 13.3 0 0.0 17 5.5 8.2 9.2 27.7 114.7 1 10 4.56 7.06 6.3
19 Glen Walker 25 P 14 0 1 1 100.0 13 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 13.0 13.0 13.0 0.9 118.7 0 0 13.00 13.00 0.0
Team Total 26.2 14 10-4-0 182 339 53.7 2253 16 4.7 11 3.2 58 6.6 6.1 12.4 160.9 76.7 25 237 5.54 5.06 6.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 180 370 48.6 2236 11 3.0 25 6.8 6.0 3.60 12.4 159.7 49.6 36 359 4.6 2.4 8.9

Rushing & Receiving

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* 27 RB 14 14 294 1238 7 48 4.2 88.4 21.0 25 274 11.0 2 30 1.8 19.6 1512 9 6
22 John Cappelletti 25 FB 14 14 178 598 5 15 3.4 42.7 12.7 28 228 8.1 1 25 2.0 16.3 826 6 5
26 Wendell Tyler 22 KR 14 0 61 317 3 44 5.2 22.6 4.4 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 320 3 4
39 Rod Phillips 25 14 0 37 183 1 25 4.9 13.1 2.6 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 188 1 0
11 Pat Haden* 24 QB 12 10 29 106 2 23 3.7 8.8 2.4 106 2 4
32 Cullen Bryant 26 14 0 6 42 0 24 7.0 3.0 0.4 4 28 7.0 0 14 0.3 2.0 70 0 1
43 Jim Jodat 23 14 0 5 15 1 5 3.0 1.1 0.4 1 2 2.0 1 2 0.1 0.1 17 2 0
12 Joe Namath 34 qb 4 4 4 5 0 7 1.3 1.3 1.0 5 0 2
83 Terry Nelson 26 TE 14 14 3 31 0 18 10.3 2.2 0.2 31 401 12.9 3 46 2.2 28.6 432 3 2
80 Billy Waddy 23 PR/WR 14 8 2 34 0 30 17.0 2.4 0.1 23 355 15.4 1 42 1.6 25.4 389 1 8
29 Harold Jackson* 31 WR 14 14 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 48 666 13.9 6 58 3.4 47.6 672 6 0
15 Vince Ferragamo 23 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 0
81 Ron Jessie 29 wr 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 139 15.4 0 21 3.0 46.3 139 0 0
87 Dwight Scales 24 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 104 20.8 1 32 0.4 8.7 104 1 0
86 Charle Young 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 35 7.0 1 17 0.4 2.5 35 1 0
20 Jackie Wallace 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.3 13 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 621 2575 19 48 4.1 183.9 44.4 182 2253 12.4 16 58 13.0 160.9 4828 35 32
Opp Total 14 462 1698 7 3.7 121.3 33.0 180 1877 10.4 11 12.9 134.1 3575 18 26

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
80 Billy Waddy 23 PR/WR 14 8 31 219 0 48 7.1 608
26 Wendell Tyler 22 KR 14 0 24 523 0 37 21.8 843
32 Cullen Bryant 26 14 0 20 141 0 26 7.1 2 35 0 26 17.5 246
43 Jim Jodat 23 14 0 5 129 0 38 25.8 146
55 Carl Ekern 23 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
39 Rod Phillips 25 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 198
Team Total 26.2 14 51 360 0 48 7.1 33 705 0 38 21.4 5893
Opp Total 14 29 116 0 4.0 53 1156 0 21.8

Kicking & Punting

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
19 Glen Walker 25 P 14 0 73 2568 56 0 35.2
1 Rafael Septien 24 K 14 0 1 1 11 10 6 5 10 2 2 30 18 60.0% 35 32 91.4%
Team Total 26.2 14 1 1 11 10 6 5 10 2 2 30 18 60.0% 35 32 91.4% 73 2568 56 0 35.2
Opp Total 14 18 7 38.9% 18 17 94.4% 89 3444 38.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
80 Billy Waddy 23 PR/WR 14 8 0 8 1 0 0
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 27 RB 14 14 0 6 2 0 0
48 Bill Simpson 26 FS 14 14 6 157 0 42 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 John Cappelletti 25 FB 14 14 0 5 2 1 0
26 Wendell Tyler 22 KR 14 0 0 4 3 0 0
27 Pat Thomas 23 LCB 14 12 5 97 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Pat Haden* 24 QB 12 10 0 4 1 -17 0
28 Monte Jackson* 24 RCB 14 14 5 73 0 33 0
42 Dave Elmendorf 28 SS 14 14 2 51 0 27 0 0 0 2 5 0
32 Cullen Bryant 26 14 0 0 1 2 0 0
89 Fred Dryer 31 RDE 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
12 Joe Namath 34 qb 4 4 0 2 1 -2 0
59 Bob Brudzinski 22 LLB 14 7 2 24 0 23 0
21 Nolan Cromwell 22 14 0 0 0 2 3 0
83 Terry Nelson 26 TE 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
58 Isiah Robertson* 28 RLB 14 14 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Rich Saul* 29 C 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
53 Jim Youngblood 27 llb/MLB 14 14 2 27 1 25 0
90 Larry Brooks* 27 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
70 Al Cowlings 30 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Greg Horton 26 rg 14 6 0 0 1 0 0
76 Cody Jones 26 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
49 Rod Perry 24 db 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
64 Jack Reynolds 30 mlb 9 6 0 0 1 0 0
20 Jackie Wallace 26 10 0 1 23 0 23 0
85 Jack Youngblood* 27 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 14 25 472 1 42 0 0 32 31 -10 0
Opp Total 14 25 26 10

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Rafael Septien 24 K 14 0 32 18 86
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 27 RB 14 14 7 2 9 54
22 John Cappelletti 25 FB 14 14 5 1 6 36
29 Harold Jackson* 31 WR 14 14 6 6 36
83 Terry Nelson 26 TE 14 14 3 3 18
26 Wendell Tyler 22 KR 14 0 3 3 18
11 Pat Haden* 24 QB 12 10 2 2 12
43 Jim Jodat 23 14 0 1 1 2 12
39 Rod Phillips 25 14 0 1 1 6
87 Dwight Scales 24 12 3 1 1 6
80 Billy Waddy 23 PR/WR 14 8 1 1 6
86 Charle Young 26 14 0 1 1 6
53 Jim Youngblood 27 llb/MLB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 14 19 16 1 36 32 18 302
Opp Total 14 7 11 17 7 146