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1981 Los Angeles Rams

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6-10-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: -1.4, Defense: -1.0, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 303 points (18.9/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 351 points (21.9/g), 17th.
 Differential of -48 points (-3.0/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-9.4.

Coach: Ray Malavasi (6-10-0)
 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 303 4793 1086 4.4 47 15 29 305 235 477 2557 15 32 4.9 134 559 2236 17 4.0 142
Team Defense 351 5124 1067 4.8 33 16 32 285 204 439 2727 17 17 5.7 128 585 2397 19 4.1 125
Lg Rank Offense 21 24 23 6 19 19 26 24 27 26 7 8 10 18
Lg Rank Defense 17 8 23 19 5 1 2 8 21 8 25 23 21 18

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore L 0-1 Houston Oilers 20 27 17 385 248 137 4 13 309 169 140 3
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-2 @ New Orleans Saints 17 23 17 255 167 88 4 19 304 78 226 3
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-2 Green Bay Packers 35 23 19 203 26 177 3 19 200 78 122 4
4 Mon September 28 boxscore W 2-2 @ Chicago Bears 24 7 20 329 195 134 2 17 223 135 88 3
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-2 Cleveland Browns 27 16 29 410 197 213 1 16 318 240 78 1
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 37 35 14 252 165 87 2 19 349 197 152 3
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 4-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 29 22 374 203 171 3 24 496 275 221 3
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 4-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 20 25 401 256 145 1 14 325 265 60
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-4 Detroit Lions 20 13 17 321 143 178 3 13 293 168 125 2
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 5-5 New Orleans Saints 13 21 16 304 191 113 4 26 462 155 307 2
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-6 @ Cincinnati Bengals 10 24 21 296 189 107 4 17 233 87 146 1
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 5-7 San Francisco 49ers 31 33 27 411 208 203 2 19 330 259 71 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore L 5-8 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 0 24 12 174 103 71 4 18 381 170 211 3
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 5-9 @ New York Giants 7 10 16 240 68 172 3 10 147 60 87
15 Mon December 14 boxscore W 6-9 Atlanta Falcons 21 16 19 273 111 162 5 16 252 130 122 2
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 6-10 Washington Redskins 7 30 14 165 87 78 2 25 502 261 241 1

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 28 QB 13 11 5-6-0 138 267 51.7 1815 9 3.4 13 4.9 67 6.8 5.3 13.2 139.6 64.4 28 227 5.38 4.01 9.5
10 Dan Pastorini 32 qb 7 5 1-4-0 64 152 42.1 719 2 1.3 14 9.2 46 4.7 0.8 11.2 102.7 22.9 14 149 3.43 -0.12 8.4 1 1
8 Jeff Rutledge 24 4 0 30 50 60.0 442 3 6.0 4 8.0 64 8.8 6.4 14.7 110.5 75.6 6 62 6.79 4.64 10.7 2 2
9 Jeff Kemp 22 1 0 2 6 33.3 25 0 0.0 1 16.7 19 4.2 -3.3 12.5 25.0 7.6 2 13 1.50 -4.13 25.0
3 Frank Corral 26 K/P 16 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
44 Mike Guman 23 rb 16 4 1 1 100.0 7 1 100.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 27.0 7.0 0.4 135.4 0 0 7.00 27.00 0.0
Team Total 26.4 16 6-10-0 235 477 49.3 3008 15 3.1 32 6.7 67 6.3 3.9 12.8 188.0 51.9 50 451 4.85 2.69 9.5 3 3
Opp Total 16 204 439 46.5 3057 17 3.9 17 3.9 7.0 6.00 15.0 191.1 66.6 43 330 5.7 4.8 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
26 Wendell Tyler 26 RB 15 15 260 1074 12 69 4.1 71.6 17.3 45 436 9.7 5 67 3.0 29.1 1510 17 11
44 Mike Guman 23 rb 16 4 115 433 4 18 3.8 27.1 7.2 18 130 7.2 0 14 1.1 8.1 563 4 2
32 Cullen Bryant 30 FB 13 12 109 436 1 20 4.0 33.5 8.4 22 160 7.3 0 39 1.7 12.3 596 1 1
33 Jewerl Thomas 24 rb 15 1 34 118 0 40 3.5 7.9 2.3 5 37 7.4 0 13 0.3 2.5 155 0 1
11 Pat Haden 28 QB 13 11 18 104 0 16 5.8 8.0 1.4 104 0 5
10 Dan Pastorini 32 qb 7 5 7 5 0 13 0.7 0.7 1.0 5 0 4
88 Preston Dennard 26 WR 15 15 6 29 0 21 4.8 1.9 0.4 49 821 16.8 4 64 3.3 54.7 850 4 1
8 Jeff Rutledge 24 4 0 5 -3 0 4 -0.6 -0.8 1.3 -3 0 0
9 Jeff Kemp 22 1 0 2 9 0 7 4.5 9.0 2.0 9 0 0
87 Drew Hill 25 KR 16 2 1 14 0 14 14.0 0.9 0.1 16 355 22.2 3 45 1.0 22.2 369 3 1
83 Henry Childs 30 te 7 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 12 145 12.1 1 39 1.7 20.7 145 1 1
21 Nolan Cromwell*+ 26 FS 16 16 1 17 0 17 17.0 1.1 0.1 17 0 0
80 Billy Waddy 27 WR 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 460 14.8 0 46 2.1 30.7 460 0 2
84 Walt Arnold 23 TE 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 212 10.6 2 24 1.3 13.3 212 2 0
82 Willie Miller 34 wr 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 147 14.7 0 20 0.8 11.3 147 0 0
86 Jeff Moore 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 105 15.0 0 35 0.7 10.5 105 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 559 2236 17 69 4.0 139.8 34.9 235 3008 12.8 15 67 14.7 188.0 5244 32 34
Opp Total 16 585 2397 19 4.1 149.8 36.6 204 2727 13.4 17 12.8 170.4 5124 36 37

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
87 Drew Hill 25 KR 16 2 2 22 0 12 11.0 60 1170 0 50 19.5 1561
47 LeRoy Irvin+ 24 lcb/PR 16 7 46 615 3 84 13.4 615
37 Ivory Sully 24 16 0 3 31 0 22 10.3 31
44 Mike Guman 23 rb 16 4 1 10 0 10 10.0 573
20 Johnnie Johnson 25 SS 16 16 1 39 0 39 39.0 39
69 Greg Meisner 22 9 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
75 Irv Pankey 23 LT 13 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
22 Jairo Penaranda 23 16 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
33 Jewerl Thomas 24 rb 15 1 1 15 0 15 15.0 170
Team Total 26.4 16 49 676 3 84 13.8 68 1244 0 50 18.3 7164
Opp Total 16 52 481 0 9.3 60 1443 2 24.1

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
3 Frank Corral 26 K/P 16 0 9 6 6 5 11 6 26 17 65.4% 36 36 100.0% 89 3735 67 0 42.0
Team Total 26.4 16 9 6 6 5 11 6 26 17 65.4% 36 36 100.0% 89 3735 67 0 42.0
Opp Total 16 33 26 78.8% 39 37 94.9% 94 3854 41.0

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
26 Wendell Tyler 26 RB 15 15 0 11 4 1 0
47 LeRoy Irvin+ 24 lcb/PR 16 7 3 18 0 18 0 0 3 3 14 0
21 Nolan Cromwell*+ 26 FS 16 16 5 94 0 94 0 0 0 3 4 0
11 Pat Haden 28 QB 13 11 0 5 1 -5 0
20 Johnnie Johnson 25 SS 16 16 0 0 5 5 0
10 Dan Pastorini 32 qb 7 5 0 4 1 -2 0
27 Pat Thomas 27 LCB 12 9 4 80 0 64 0
51 Joe Harris 29 lb 16 1 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 2 21 1
49 Rod Perry 28 RCB 16 16 3 18 0 10 0
37 Ivory Sully 24 16 0 0 1 2 0 0
88 Preston Dennard 26 WR 15 15 0 1 1 0 0
44 Mike Guman 23 rb 16 4 0 2 0 0 0
87 Drew Hill 25 KR 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
75 Irv Pankey 23 LT 13 12 0 0 2 0 0
33 Jewerl Thomas 24 rb 15 1 0 1 1 0 0
80 Billy Waddy 27 WR 15 14 0 2 0 0 0
32 Cullen Bryant 30 FB 13 12 0 1 0 0 0
83 Henry Childs 30 te 7 7 0 1 0 0 0
71 Reggie Doss 25 rdt 16 8 0 0 1 0 0
79 Mike Fanning 28 LDT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
76 Cody Jones 30 RDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
95 Phil Murphy 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Rich Saul* 33 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
56 Doug Smith 25 rg/RT 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
23 Lucious Smith 24 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Jim Youngblood 31 LLB 16 16 1 20 0 20 0
Team Total 26.4 16 17 237 0 94 0 0 34 32 38 1
Opp Total 16 50 37 21 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
26 Wendell Tyler 26 RB 15 15 12 5 17 102
3 Frank Corral 26 K/P 16 0 36 17 87
88 Preston Dennard 26 WR 15 15 4 4 24
44 Mike Guman 23 rb 16 4 4 4 24
87 Drew Hill 25 KR 16 2 3 3 18
47 LeRoy Irvin+ 24 lcb/PR 16 7 3 3 18
84 Walt Arnold 23 TE 16 9 2 2 12
32 Cullen Bryant 30 FB 13 12 1 1 6
83 Henry Childs 30 te 7 7 1 1 6
51 Joe Harris 29 lb 16 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 16 17 15 3 1 36 36 17 303
Opp Total 16 19 17 2 1 37 26 1 351