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1980 Los Angeles Rams

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.5, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 2.1, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 424 points (26.5/g), 3rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 289 points (18.1/g), 7th.
 Differential of 135 points (8.4/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6.

Coach: Ray Malavasi (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lionel Taylor
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

Stadium: Anaheim Stadium
 Training Camp: Fullerton State (Fullerton, California)

Team Info

Majority Owner/Chairman Georgia Frontiere
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 424 6006 1095 5.5 36 13 15 316 261 451 3207 31 23 6.7 157 615 2799 17 4.6 144
Team Defense 289 4546 1011 4.5 42 17 28 281 245 510 2601 23 25 4.6 141 445 1945 13 4.4 112
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 9 8 11 23 11 1 10 6 1 1 10 2
Lg Rank Defense 7 4 7 6 6 18 3 17 9 1 3 12 10 25

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 7 boxscore L 0-1 Detroit Lions 20 41 16 255 169 86 3 27 494 164 330 1
2 Thu September 11 boxscore L 0-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 10 16 360 191 169 4 12 183 83 100 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-2 Green Bay Packers 51 21 21 381 220 161 1 16 192 132 60 5
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-2 @ New York Giants 28 7 22 368 203 165 2 13 222 160 62 3
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-2 San Francisco 49ers 48 26 24 462 304 158 25 419 344 75 3
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 21 13 24 335 91 244 3 18 234 152 82 1
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 31 17 18 419 281 138 2 22 353 230 123 2
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 13 15 317 199 118 2 15 272 151 121 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-3 New Orleans Saints 45 31 22 486 261 225 3 21 322 243 79 4
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-4 Miami Dolphins 14 35 20 284 176 108 4 27 441 161 280 1
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-4 @ New England Patriots 17 14 13 257 150 107 2 14 202 99 103 5
12 Mon November 24 boxscore W 8-4 @ New Orleans Saints 27 7 21 393 178 215 1 9 96 62 34 3
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 9-4 New York Jets 38 13 26 510 284 226 4 13 224 139 85 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L OT 9-5 @ Buffalo Bills 7 10 14 215 34 181 3 15 272 122 150 2
15 Mon December 15 boxscore W 10-5 Dallas Cowboys 38 14 21 517 275 242 13 271 175 96 3
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W OT 11-5 Atlanta Falcons 20 17 23 447 191 256 2 21 349 184 165 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 28 boxscore L 11-6 @ Dallas Cowboys 13 34 15 260 168 92 3 29 528 190 338 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
15 Vince Ferragamo 26 QB 16 15 11-4-0 240 404 59.4 3199 30 7.4 19 4.7 74 7.9 7.3 13.3 199.9 89.7 23 191 7.04 6.45 5.4 0 0
11 Pat Haden 27 qb 4 1 0-1-0 19 41 46.3 185 0 0.0 4 9.8 24 4.5 0.1 9.7 46.3 19.9 4 30 3.44 -0.56 8.9
8 Jeff Rutledge 23 1 0 1 4 25.0 26 0 0.0 0 0.0 26 6.5 6.5 26.0 26.0 54.2 1 8 3.60 3.60 20.0
21 Nolan Cromwell*+ 25 FS 16 16 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
44 Mike Guman 22 16 0 1 1 100.0 31 1 100.0 0 0.0 31 31.0 51.0 31.0 1.9 158.3 1 5 13.00 23.00 50.0
Team Total 26.2 16 11-5-0 261 451 57.9 3441 31 6.9 23 5.1 74 7.6 6.7 13.2 215.1 83.8 29 234 6.68 5.82 6.0 0 0
Opp Total 16 245 510 48.0 3097 23 4.5 25 4.9 6.1 4.77 12.6 193.6 62.0 56 496 4.6 3.4 9.9

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
32 Cullen Bryant 29 FB 16 16 183 807 3 20 4.4 50.4 11.4 53 386 7.3 3 25 3.3 24.1 1193 6 1
34 Elvis Peacock 24 RB 13 9 164 777 7 36 4.7 59.8 12.6 25 213 8.5 2 59 1.9 16.4 990 9 1
44 Mike Guman 22 16 0 100 410 4 17 4.1 25.6 6.3 14 131 9.4 0 41 0.9 8.2 541 4 4
33 Jewerl Thomas 23 rb 16 2 65 427 2 61 6.6 26.7 4.1 5 30 6.0 0 11 0.3 1.9 457 2 1
24 Eddie Hill 23 rb 7 1 39 120 0 19 3.1 17.1 5.6 4 29 7.3 0 11 0.6 4.1 149 0 2
26 Wendell Tyler 25 rb 4 4 30 157 0 17 5.2 39.3 7.5 2 8 4.0 0 5 0.5 2.0 165 0 1
15 Vince Ferragamo 26 QB 16 15 15 34 1 15 2.3 2.1 0.9 34 1 4
22 Lydell Mitchell 31 2 0 7 16 0 5 2.3 8.0 3.5 2 21 10.5 0 13 1.0 10.5 37 0 0
11 Pat Haden 27 qb 4 1 3 12 0 6 4.0 3.0 0.8 12 0 1
88 Preston Dennard 25 WR 16 16 2 20 0 21 10.0 1.3 0.1 36 596 16.6 6 44 2.3 37.3 616 6 0
21 Nolan Cromwell*+ 25 FS 16 16 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 2
80 Billy Waddy 26 WR 15 15 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 38 670 17.6 5 44 2.5 44.7 669 5 1
81 Victor Hicks 23 TE 16 14 1 19 0 19 19.0 1.2 0.1 23 318 13.8 3 32 1.4 19.9 337 3 0
82 Willie Miller 33 wr 16 1 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 22 358 16.3 8 45 1.4 22.4 356 8 1
87 Drew Hill 24 KR 16 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 19 416 21.9 2 74 1.2 26.0 420 2 2
19 Bob Lee 34 1 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 -1 0 0
86 Jeff Moore 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 168 16.8 1 37 0.7 12.0 168 1 0
84 Walt Arnold 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 75 15.0 1 33 0.3 4.7 75 1 0
83 Terry Nelson 29 te 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 22 7.3 0 12 0.8 5.5 22 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 615 2799 17 61 4.6 174.9 38.4 261 3441 13.2 31 74 16.3 215.1 6240 48 29
Opp Total 16 445 1945 13 4.4 121.6 27.8 245 2601 10.6 23 15.3 162.6 4546 36 30

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
87 Drew Hill 24 KR 16 0 43 880 1 98 20.5 1300
47 LeRoy Irvin 23 PR 16 2 42 296 0 26 7.0 1 5 0 5 5.0 301
44 Mike Guman 22 16 0 2 6 0 3 3.0 2 25 0 13 12.5 572
37 Ivory Sully 23 16 0 4 36 0 20 9.0 36
33 Jewerl Thomas 23 rb 16 2 2 21 0 15 10.5 478
80 Billy Waddy 26 WR 15 15 2 10 0 10 5.0 679
20 Johnnie Johnson 24 SS 16 16 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
27 Pat Thomas*+ 26 LCB 14 14 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 26.2 16 47 315 0 26 6.7 53 979 1 98 18.5 7534
Opp Total 16 42 353 0 8.4 78 1553 0 19.9

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
3 Frank Corral 25 K/P 16 0 1 1 12 11 5 2 9 2 3 30 16 53.3% 52 51 98.1% 76 3002 65 1 39.5
21 Nolan Cromwell*+ 25 FS 16 16 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.2 16 1 1 12 11 5 2 9 2 3 30 16 53.3% 53 52 98.1% 76 3002 65 1 39.5
Opp Total 16 20 9 45.0% 38 34 89.5% 90 3780 42.0

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
21 Nolan Cromwell*+ 25 FS 16 16 8 140 1 34 0 0 2 1 -1 0
47 LeRoy Irvin 23 PR 16 2 2 80 0 80 0 0 5 3 0 0
20 Johnnie Johnson 24 SS 16 16 3 102 1 99 0 0 0 5 16 0
15 Vince Ferragamo 26 QB 16 15 0 4 2 0 0
49 Rod Perry* 27 RCB 16 16 5 115 1 83 0
41 Jeff Delaney 24 16 0 2 42 0 27 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Mike Guman 22 16 0 0 4 0 0 0
27 Pat Thomas*+ 26 LCB 14 14 3 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 6 0
87 Drew Hill 24 KR 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
64 Jack Reynolds* 33 MLB 16 16 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Ivory Sully 23 16 0 0 1 2 0 0
3 Frank Corral 25 K/P 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
88 Preston Dennard 25 WR 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
51 Joe Harris 28 lb 16 2 0 0 2 20 0
24 Eddie Hill 23 rb 7 1 0 2 0 0 0
82 Willie Miller 33 wr 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
23 Lucious Smith 23 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
33 Jewerl Thomas 23 rb 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
52 George Andrews 25 rlb 13 7 0 0 1 0 0
32 Cullen Bryant 29 FB 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
71 Reggie Doss 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Mike Fanning 27 dt 15 3 0 0 1 0 0
11 Pat Haden 27 qb 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
34 Elvis Peacock 24 RB 13 9 0 1 0 0 0
61 Rich Saul* 32 C 16 16 0 1 0 -23 0
78 Jackie Slater 26 RT 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
26 Wendell Tyler 25 rb 4 4 0 1 0 0 0
80 Billy Waddy 26 WR 15 15 0 1 0 0 0
53 Jim Youngblood 30 LLB 15 15 1 33 1 33 0
Team Total 26.2 16 25 546 4 99 0 0 29 32 18 0
Opp Total 16 29 30 13

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
3 Frank Corral 25 K/P 16 0 51 16 99
34 Elvis Peacock 24 RB 13 9 7 2 9 54
82 Willie Miller 33 wr 16 1 8 8 48
32 Cullen Bryant 29 FB 16 16 3 3 6 36
88 Preston Dennard 25 WR 16 16 6 6 36
80 Billy Waddy 26 WR 15 15 5 5 30
44 Mike Guman 22 16 0 4 4 24
81 Victor Hicks 23 TE 16 14 3 3 18
87 Drew Hill 24 KR 16 0 2 1 3 18
33 Jewerl Thomas 23 rb 16 2 2 1 3 12
21 Nolan Cromwell*+ 25 FS 16 16 1 1 1 7
84 Walt Arnold 22 16 0 1 1 6
15 Vince Ferragamo 26 QB 16 15 1 1 6
20 Johnnie Johnson 24 SS 16 16 1 1 6
86 Jeff Moore 23 14 0 1 1 6
49 Rod Perry* 27 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
53 Jim Youngblood 30 LLB 15 15 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 16 17 31 1 4 1 54 52 16 418
Opp Total 16 13 23 1 1 34 9 289