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1978 Los Angeles Rams

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.2, Offense: 1.3, Defense: 1.9, SoS: -1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 316 points (19.8/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 245 points (15.3/g), 4th.
 Differential of 71 points (4.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.3-5.7.

Coach: Ray Malavasi (12-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

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 316 5182 1109 4.7 44 22 25 301 236 466 2874 13 22 5.7 148 609 2308 12 3.8 128
Team Defense 245 3893 951 4.1 43 15 27 229 188 399 2048 15 28 4.6 113 505 1845 11 3.7 89
Lg Rank Offense 9 6 21 24 8 7 7 21 15 13 6 12 22 19
Lg Rank Defense 4 1 8 22 1 6 2 9 4 1 2 3 2 8

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore W 1-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 16 14 15 220 117 103 1 10 208 80 128 2
2 Sun September 10 boxscore W 2-0 Atlanta Falcons 10 0 23 358 216 142 4 7 73 3 70 3
3 Sun September 17 boxscore W 3-0 Dallas Cowboys 27 14 16 317 219 98 2 21 319 223 96 5
4 Sun September 24 boxscore W 4-0 @ Houston Oilers 10 6 26 388 213 175 3 10 232 120 112 2
5 Sun October 1 boxscore W 5-0 @ New Orleans Saints 26 20 15 281 157 124 1 19 315 172 143 1
6 Sun October 8 boxscore W 6-0 San Francisco 49ers 27 10 23 404 177 227 4 13 215 83 132 2
7 Sun October 15 boxscore W 7-0 @ Minnesota Vikings 34 17 23 326 146 180 3 13 167 125 42 2
8 Sun October 22 boxscore L 7-1 New Orleans Saints 3 10 20 342 184 158 6 12 118 78 40 1
9 Mon October 30 boxscore L 7-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 7 15 14 234 140 94 5 9 185 87 98 2
10 Sun November 5 boxscore W 8-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 23 15 344 220 124 1 18 341 132 209 5
11 Sun November 12 boxscore W 9-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 7 14 313 121 192 2 12 174 115 59 3
12 Sun November 19 boxscore W 10-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 31 28 21 386 255 131 3 16 248 83 165 1
13 Sun November 26 boxscore L 10-3 @ Cleveland Browns 19 30 24 363 215 148 5 16 357 227 130 3
14 Sun December 3 boxscore W 11-3 @ New York Giants 20 17 13 192 94 98 18 333 148 185 5
15 Mon December 11 boxscore L 11-4 Cincinnati Bengals 19 20 21 415 279 136 3 18 367 206 161 2
16 Sun December 17 boxscore W 12-4 Green Bay Packers 31 14 18 299 121 178 1 17 241 166 75 4
Playoffs
Division Sun December 31 boxscore W 13-4 Minnesota Vikings 34 10 25 409 209 200 1 12 244 208 36 2
ConfChamp Sun January 7 boxscore L 13-5 Dallas Cowboys 0 28 15 277 196 81 7 16 235 109 126 3

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 25 QB 16 16 12-4-0 229 444 51.6 2995 13 2.9 19 4.3 68 6.7 5.4 13.1 187.2 65.1 32 216 5.84 4.59 6.7 3 6
15 Vince Ferragamo 24 9 0 7 20 35.0 114 0 0.0 2 10.0 28 5.7 1.2 16.3 12.7 15.4 2 19 4.32 0.23 9.1
30 Lawrence McCutcheon 28 rb 8 7 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
19 Glen Walker 26 P 16 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 26.3 16 12-4-0 236 466 50.6 3109 13 2.8 22 4.7 68 6.7 5.1 13.2 194.3 61.7 34 235 5.75 4.29 6.8 3 6
Opp Total 16 188 399 47.1 2449 15 3.8 28 7.0 6.1 3.73 13.0 153.1 50.2 47 401 4.6 2.4 10.5

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
32 Cullen Bryant 27 RB 16 9 178 658 7 26 3.7 41.1 11.1 8 76 9.5 0 37 0.5 4.8 734 7 0
22 John Cappelletti 26 FB 14 14 174 604 3 26 3.5 43.1 12.4 41 382 9.3 1 37 2.9 27.3 986 4 4
30 Lawrence McCutcheon 28 rb 8 7 118 420 0 18 3.6 52.5 14.8 12 76 6.3 2 33 1.5 9.5 496 2 4
11 Pat Haden 25 QB 16 16 33 206 0 24 6.2 12.9 2.1 206 0 7
39 Rod Phillips 26 rb 15 2 28 81 0 11 2.9 5.4 1.9 7 48 6.9 0 16 0.5 3.2 129 0 0
43 Jim Jodat 24 16 0 26 100 0 18 3.8 6.3 1.6 3 21 7.0 0 10 0.2 1.3 121 0 5
24 Jerry Latin 25 KR 14 0 18 64 0 11 3.6 4.6 1.3 64 0 4
26 Wendell Tyler 23 2 0 14 45 0 18 3.2 22.5 7.0 2 17 8.5 0 16 1.0 8.5 62 0 2
83 Terry Nelson 27 TE 13 13 6 67 1 17 11.2 5.2 0.5 23 344 15.0 0 52 1.8 26.5 411 1 2
80 Billy Waddy 24 wr 11 2 5 31 0 11 6.2 2.8 0.5 14 258 18.4 1 68 1.3 23.5 289 1 3
28 Anthony Davis 26 2 0 3 7 0 4 2.3 3.5 1.5 7 0 0
86 Charle Young 27 16 3 2 6 0 5 3.0 0.4 0.1 18 213 11.8 0 19 1.1 13.3 219 0 1
15 Vince Ferragamo 24 9 0 2 10 0 12 5.0 1.1 0.2 10 0 0
82 Willie Miller 31 WR 16 14 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.4 0.1 50 767 15.3 5 52 3.1 47.9 760 5 1
21 Nolan Cromwell 23 16 0 1 16 1 16 16.0 1.0 0.1 16 1 0
81 Ron Jessie 30 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 752 15.3 4 49 3.1 47.0 752 4 0
87 Dwight Scales 25 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 105 21.0 0 38 0.4 8.1 105 0 0
88 Preston Dennard 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 35 11.7 0 15 0.3 3.2 35 0 0
84 Ron Smith 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 0.9 15 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 609 2308 12 26 3.8 144.3 38.1 236 3109 13.2 13 68 14.8 194.3 5417 25 39
Opp Total 16 505 1845 11 3.7 115.3 31.6 188 2048 10.9 15 11.8 128.0 3893 26 33

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
20 Jackie Wallace 27 PR 14 0 52 618 0 58 11.9 618
43 Jim Jodat 24 16 0 22 447 0 35 20.3 568
24 Jerry Latin 25 KR 14 0 22 467 0 41 21.2 531
80 Billy Waddy 24 wr 11 2 10 45 0 12 4.5 334
32 Cullen Bryant 27 RB 16 9 3 27 0 21 9.0 761
39 Rod Phillips 26 rb 15 2 3 52 0 24 17.3 181
44 Larry Marshall 28 3 0 2 50 0 38 25.0 50
26 Wendell Tyler 23 2 0 2 31 0 21 15.5 93
25 Eddie Brown 26 1 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
21 Nolan Cromwell 23 16 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 24
56 Doug Smith 22 c 16 2 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 26.3 16 67 711 0 58 10.6 52 1055 0 41 20.3 7183
Opp Total 16 38 223 1 5.9 64 1335 1 20.9

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 26 P 16 0 83 3069 61 2 37.0
3 Frank Corral* 23 K 16 0 2 2 15 13 12 8 13 6 1 43 29 67.4% 33 31 93.9%
Team Total 26.3 16 2 2 15 13 12 8 13 6 1 43 29 67.4% 33 31 93.9% 83 3069 61 2 37.0
Opp Total 16 26 17 65.4% 28 26 92.9% 104 3952 38.0

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
27 Pat Thomas* 24 LCB 16 16 8 96 1 33 0 0 0 2 0 0
49 Rod Perry* 25 RCB 16 16 8 117 3 44 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Pat Haden 25 QB 16 16 0 7 0 -24 0
30 Lawrence McCutcheon 28 rb 8 7 0 4 3 0 0
20 Jackie Wallace 27 PR 14 0 0 6 1 0 0
43 Jim Jodat 24 16 0 0 5 1 0 0
22 John Cappelletti 26 FB 14 14 0 4 1 0 0
42 Dave Elmendorf 29 SS 16 16 3 20 0 12 0 0 0 2 39 0
24 Jerry Latin 25 KR 14 0 0 4 1 0 0
48 Bill Simpson 27 FS 16 16 5 82 0 28 0
53 Jim Youngblood 28 LLB 16 16 2 50 0 36 0 0 0 3 2 0
80 Billy Waddy 24 wr 11 2 0 3 1 0 0
89 Fred Dryer 32 RDE 16 16 0 0 3 5 0
26 Wendell Tyler 23 2 0 0 2 1 0 0
21 Nolan Cromwell 23 16 0 1 31 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Terry Nelson 27 TE 13 13 0 2 0 0 0
58 Isiah Robertson 29 rlb 13 6 0 0 2 16 1
54 Dan Ryczek 29 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
59 Bob Brudzinski 23 RLB 16 10 1 31 1 31 0
32 Cullen Bryant 27 RB 16 9 0 0 1 0 0
82 Willie Miller 31 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
78 Jackie Slater 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Doug Smith 22 c 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
86 Charle Young 27 16 3 0 1 0 0 0
85 Jack Youngblood*+ 28 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 28 427 5 44 0 0 39 29 38 1
Opp Total 16 34 33 18

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Frank Corral* 23 K 16 0 31 29 118
32 Cullen Bryant 27 RB 16 9 7 7 42
82 Willie Miller 31 WR 16 14 5 5 30
22 John Cappelletti 26 FB 14 14 3 1 4 24
81 Ron Jessie 30 WR 16 16 4 4 24
49 Rod Perry* 25 RCB 16 16 3 3 18
21 Nolan Cromwell 23 16 0 1 1 2 12
30 Lawrence McCutcheon 28 rb 8 7 2 2 12
59 Bob Brudzinski 23 RLB 16 10 1 1 6
83 Terry Nelson 27 TE 13 13 1 1 6
58 Isiah Robertson 29 rlb 13 6 1 1 6
87 Dwight Scales 25 13 0 1 1 6
27 Pat Thomas* 24 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
80 Billy Waddy 24 wr 11 2 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 12 13 1 5 2 33 31 29 316
Opp Total 16 11 15 1 1 26 17 245