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1983 Los Angeles Rams

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 0.9, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 361 points (22.6/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 344 points (21.5/g), 15th.
 Differential of 17 points (1.1/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-7.5.

Coach: John Robinson (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jimmy Raye
 Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur

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

Team Info

Majority Owner/Chairman Georgia Frontiere
General Manager Ray Nagel
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 361 5474 1023 5.4 47 24 18 316 286 489 3221 23 23 6.3 150 511 2253 20 4.4 148
Team Defense 344 5392 1078 5.0 44 20 14 311 319 556 3611 18 24 6.1 179 489 1781 21 3.6 118
Lg Rank Offense 11 12 20 25 10 16 12 14 15 9 14 9 4 6
Lg Rank Defense 15 15 9 6 15 26 22 4 10 16 10 6 24 5

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore W 1-0 @ New York Giants 16 6 20 395 279 116 5 13 259 137 122 5
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 2-0 New Orleans Saints 30 27 21 359 255 104 5 20 341 220 121 3
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 24 27 15 338 245 93 2 23 363 253 110 4
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L OT 2-2 @ New York Jets 24 27 19 425 222 203 4 25 484 403 81 3
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 3-2 Detroit Lions 21 10 23 355 116 239 2 17 265 200 65 1
6 Sun October 9 boxscore W 4-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 10 7 13 307 118 189 2 20 381 303 78 3
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 5-2 Atlanta Falcons 27 21 29 321 218 103 2 15 268 158 110 1
8 Sun October 23 boxscore L 5-3 San Francisco 49ers 35 45 28 441 302 139 3 22 460 358 102 2
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 5-4 @ Miami Dolphins 14 30 19 309 204 105 4 20 452 279 173 1
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 6-4 Chicago Bears 21 14 18 284 123 161 15 284 170 114 2
11 Mon November 14 boxscore W 7-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 36 13 23 442 173 269 17 209 116 93 4
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L 7-5 Washington Redskins 20 42 18 191 108 83 5 28 467 276 191 2
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 8-5 Buffalo Bills 41 17 24 355 202 153 1 22 345 271 74 5
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 8-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 9 13 17 344 232 112 2 21 286 211 75 3
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L 8-7 New England Patriots 7 21 18 370 264 106 7 15 275 145 130 3
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 9-7 @ New Orleans Saints 26 24 11 238 160 78 3 18 253 111 142 2
Playoffs
WildCard Mon December 26 boxscore W 10-7 @ Dallas Cowboys 24 17 19 243 149 94 24 363 300 63 4
Division Sun January 1 boxscore L 10-8 @ Washington Redskins 7 51 12 204 153 51 4 23 445 315 130 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
15 Vince Ferragamo 29 QB 16 16 9-7-0 274 464 59.1 3276 22 4.7 23 5.0 61 7.1 5.8 12.0 204.8 75.9 21 178 6.39 5.16 4.3 3 3
9 Jeff Kemp 24 4 0 12 25 48.0 135 1 4.0 0 0.0 21 5.4 6.2 11.3 33.8 77.9 2 12 4.56 5.30 7.4
Team Total 26.5 16 9-7-0 286 489 58.5 3411 23 4.7 23 4.7 61 7.0 5.8 11.9 213.2 76.0 23 190 6.29 5.17 4.5 3 3
Opp Total 16 319 556 57.4 3869 18 3.2 24 4.3 7.0 5.66 12.1 241.8 71.7 33 258 6.1 4.9 5.6

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
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 23 RB 16 16 390 1808 18 85 4.6 113.0 24.4 51 404 7.9 2 37 3.2 25.3 2212 20 13
30 Barry Redden 23 KR 15 0 75 372 2 40 5.0 24.8 5.0 4 30 7.5 0 9 0.3 2.0 402 2 2
15 Vince Ferragamo 29 QB 16 16 22 17 0 8 0.8 1.1 1.4 17 0 8
44 Mike Guman 25 FB 16 14 7 42 0 11 6.0 2.6 0.4 34 347 10.2 4 60 2.1 21.7 389 4 0
31 Robert Alexander 25 15 0 7 28 0 15 4.0 1.9 0.5 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.7 38 0 2
80 Henry Ellard 22 12 0 3 7 0 12 2.3 0.6 0.3 16 268 16.8 0 44 1.3 22.3 275 0 2
9 Jeff Kemp 24 4 0 3 -2 0 0 -0.7 -0.5 0.8 -2 0 2
82 Otis Grant 22 wr 16 3 2 -10 0 1 -5.0 -0.6 0.1 12 221 18.4 1 57 0.8 13.8 211 1 1
84 George Farmer 25 WR 16 16 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -0.6 0.1 40 556 13.9 5 46 2.5 34.8 547 5 0
21 Nolan Cromwell* 28 SS 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
86 Mike Barber 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 55 657 11.9 3 42 3.4 41.1 657 3 1
88 Preston Dennard 28 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 465 14.1 5 61 2.4 33.2 465 5 0
81 David Hill 29 te 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 280 10.0 2 34 1.8 17.5 280 2 1
25 Gordon Jones 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 172 15.6 0 46 1.0 15.6 172 0 0
83 James McDonald 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
Team Total 26.5 16 511 2253 20 85 4.4 140.8 31.9 286 3411 11.9 23 61 17.9 213.2 5664 43 38
Opp Total 16 489 1781 21 3.6 111.3 30.6 319 3611 11.3 18 19.9 225.7 5392 39 38

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 Henry Ellard 22 12 0 16 217 1 72 13.6 15 314 0 44 20.9 806
47 LeRoy Irvin 26 PR/RCB 15 13 25 212 0 20 8.5 1 22 0 22 22.0 234
30 Barry Redden 23 KR 15 0 19 358 0 43 18.8 760
20 Johnnie Johnson 27 FS 16 16 14 109 0 26 7.8 109
31 Robert Alexander 25 15 0 13 222 0 30 17.1 260
44 Mike Guman 25 FB 16 14 2 30 0 21 15.0 419
96 Doug Barnett 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
89 Jeff Simmons 23 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 55 538 1 72 9.8 52 946 0 44 18.2 7148
Opp Total 16 39 251 0 6.4 71 1325 0 18.7

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
6 John Misko 29 P 16 0 82 3301 67 1 40.3
13 Chuck Nelson 23 K 12 0 3 1 4 3 4 1 11 5 45.5% 37 33 89.2%
1 Mike Lansford 25 k 4 0 5 3 1 1 4 2 1 9 6 66.7% 9 9 100.0%
Team Total 26.5 16 8 4 5 4 8 3 1 20 11 55.0% 46 42 91.3% 82 3301 67 1 40.3
Opp Total 16 28 17 60.7% 42 39 92.9% 83 3461 41.7

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
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 23 RB 16 16 0 13 1 0 0
85 Jack Youngblood 33 LDE 16 16 10.5 0 0 2 0 0 1
47 LeRoy Irvin 26 PR/RCB 15 13 1.0 4 42 0 22 0 0 4 2 0 0
15 Vince Ferragamo 29 QB 16 16 0 8 2 0 0
20 Johnnie Johnson 27 FS 16 16 1.0 4 115 2 60 0 0 1 4 2 0
77 Gary Jeter 28 16 0 6.5
71 Reggie Doss 27 RDE 16 16 5.0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Mel Owens 25 LOLB 16 16 4.0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Kirk Collins 25 db 4 4 5 113 0 58 0
21 Nolan Cromwell* 28 SS 16 16 3 76 1 43 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Eric Harris 28 LCB 16 11 4 100 0 45 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Robert Alexander 25 15 0 0 2 2 0 0
52 George Andrews 28 ROLB 16 16 3.0 1 22 0 22 0
50 Jim Collins 25 RILB 16 13 1.0 2 46 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Henry Ellard 22 12 0 0 2 2 0 0
55 Carl Ekern 29 LILB 16 16 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
82 Otis Grant 22 wr 16 3 0 1 1 0 0
81 David Hill 29 te 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
9 Jeff Kemp 24 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
30 Barry Redden 23 KR 15 0 0 2 0 0 0
37 Ivory Sully 26 16 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Mike Barber 30 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
96 Doug Barnett 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Dave Lewis 29 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Chuck Nelson 23 K 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Jackie Slater* 29 RT 16 16 0 0 1 13 0
56 Doug Smith 27 C 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
66 Eric Williams 28 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 33.0 24 515 3 60 0 0 38 32 15 0 1
Opp Total 16 23 38 18 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
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 23 RB 16 16 18 2 20 120
13 Chuck Nelson 23 K 12 0 33 5 48
88 Preston Dennard 28 WR 14 13 5 5 30
84 George Farmer 25 WR 16 16 5 5 30
1 Mike Lansford 25 k 4 0 9 6 27
44 Mike Guman 25 FB 16 14 4 4 24
86 Mike Barber 30 TE 16 16 3 3 18
81 David Hill 29 te 16 2 2 2 12
20 Johnnie Johnson 27 FS 16 16 2 2 12
30 Barry Redden 23 KR 15 0 2 2 12
21 Nolan Cromwell* 28 SS 16 16 1 1 6
80 Henry Ellard 22 12 0 1 1 6
82 Otis Grant 22 wr 16 3 1 1 6
83 James McDonald 22 16 0 1 1 6
85 Jack Youngblood 33 LDE 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.5 16 20 23 1 3 47 42 11 2 359
Opp Total 16 21 18 2 39 17 1 344