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1974 Los Angeles Rams: 10-4-0
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Home record: 6-1-0 (154 points scored, 81 allowed) Road record: 4-3-0 (109 points scored, 100 allowed) Head Coach: Chuck Knox 263 points scored (13th of 26 teams), 181 points allowed (1st) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 169 338 2,207 (13) 6.15 16 13 566 2,125 ( 7) 3.8 16 4,332 ( 9) 27 Defense: 194 381 2,102 (12) 4.95 16 22 381 1,302 ( 1) 3.4 4 3,404 ( 3) 25


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 10 Dave Chapple P 6 6'0 195 27 4 California-Santa Barbara 11 Mike Burke P 8 5'10 188 24 1 Miami 12 James Harris QB 11 6'3 210 27 5 Grambling 16 Ron Jaworski QB 5 6'2 185 23 1 Youngstown State 19 Lance Rentzel WR 14 6'2 202 31 9 Oklahoma 20 Steve Preece DB 14 6'1 195 27 6 Oregon State 21 John Hadl QB 6 6'2 214 34 13 Kansas 21 Tony Plummer DB 5 5'11 190 27 5 Pacific 22 John Cappelletti RB 14 6'1 217 22 R Penn State 24 Willie McGee WR 14 5'11 178 24 2 Alcorn State 27 David Ray K 13 6'0 195 30 6 Alabama 29 Harold Jackson WR 14 5'10 175 28 7 Jackson State 30 Lawrence McCutcheon RB 14 6'1 205 24 3 Colorado State 32 Cullen Bryant RB 14 6'1 218 23 2 Colorado 33 Rob Scribner RB 11 6'0 200 23 2 UCLA 34 Les Josephson RB 12 6'0 207 32 10 Augustana (SD) 35 Tony Baker RB 14 5'11 215 29 7 Iowa State 36 Ken Geddes LB 14 6'3 235 28 4 Nebraska 37 Bill Drake DB 9 6'1 195 24 2 Oregon 41 Eddie McMillan DB 14 6'0 190 22 2 Florida State 42 Dave Elmendorf DB 14 6'1 195 25 4 Texas A&M 44 Al Clark DB 14 6'0 185 26 4 Eastern Michigan 45 Jim Bertelsen RB 13 5'11 205 24 3 Texas 47 Charlie Stukes DB 14 6'3 212 31 8 Maryland Eastern Shore 48 Bill Simpson DB 14 6'1 180 22 R Michigan State 50 Ken Iman C 14 6'1 240 35 14 Southeast Missouri State 53 Jim Youngblood LB 14 6'3 240 24 2 Tennessee Tech 55 Bill Curry C 10 6'2 235 32 10 Georgia Tech 57 Jim Peterson LB 14 6'5 240 24 1 San Diego State 58 Isiah Robertson LB 14 6'3 225 25 4 Southern 61 Rich Saul C 14 6'3 235 26 5 Michigan State 64 Jack Reynolds LB 14 6'1 232 26 5 Tennessee 65 Tom Mack OG 14 6'3 250 30 9 Michigan 66 Bob Stein LB 14 6'2 235 26 6 Minnesota 67 Bill Nelson DT 14 6'7 270 26 4 Oregon State 71 Joe Scibelli OG 14 6'1 255 35 14 American International 72 Phil Olsen DT 14 6'5 265 26 4 Utah State 73 Charley Cowan OT 14 6'4 265 36 14 New Mexico Highlands 74 Merlin Olsen DT 14 6'5 270 34 13 Utah State 75 John Williams OT 14 6'3 256 29 7 Minnesota 76 Cody Jones DE 12 6'5 240 23 1 San Jose State 78 Tim Stokes OT 6 6'5 252 24 1 Oregon 80 Bob Klein TE 14 6'5 235 27 6 Southern California 83 Terry Nelson TE 10 6'2 230 23 2 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84 Jack Snow WR 14 6'2 190 31 10 Notre Dame 85 Jack Youngblood DE 14 6'4 255 24 4 Florida 88 Pat Curran TE 13 6'3 238 29 6 Lakeland 89 Fred Dryer DE 14 6'6 240 28 6 San Diego State 90 Larry Brooks DT 13 6'3 255 24 3 Virginia State
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating James Harris 198 106 53.5 1,544 7.80 14.6 11 5.6 6 3.0 12 101 85.1 John Hadl 115 53 46.1 680 5.91 12.8 5 4.3 6 5.2 6 36 57.9 Ron Jaworski 24 10 41.7 144 6.00 14.4 0 0.0 1 4.2 3 24 44.4 Mike Burke 1 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 39.6
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Lawrence McCutcheon    39    408   10.5    2
Harold Jackson         30    514   17.1    5
Jack Snow              24    397   16.5    3
Bob Klein              24    336   14.0    4
Jim Bertelsen          20    175    8.8    0
Lance Rentzel          18    396   22.0    1
John Cappelletti        6     35    5.8    0
Tony Baker              4     65   16.2    0
Rob Scribner            2     28   14.0    1
Cullen Bryant           2     14    7.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Lawrence McCutcheon   236  1,109    4.7    3
Jim Bertelsen         127    419    3.3    2
John Cappelletti       55    198    3.6    0
Tony Baker             53    135    2.5    5
James Harris           42    112    2.7    5
Les Josephson          11     35    3.2    0
Ron Jaworski            7     34    4.9    1
John Hadl              11     28    2.5    0
Rob Scribner            9     24    2.7    0
Cullen Bryant          10     24    2.4    0
Jack Snow               1     13   13.0    0
Harold Jackson          1      4    4.0    0
Terry Nelson            1      3    3.0    0
Steve Preece            1     -4   -4.0    0
Lance Rentzel           1     -9   -9.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Cullen Bryant          23    617   26.8    1
Willie McGee           12    288   24.0    0
John Cappelletti        2     17    8.5    0
Pat Curran              1     16   16.0    0
Rob Scribner            1      0    0.0    0
Jim Youngblood          1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Cullen Bryant          17    171   10.1    0    0
Dave Elmendorf         17    134    7.9    0    0
Jim Bertelsen          11    132   12.0    4    0
Rob Scribner            8     70    8.8    1    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Mike Burke 46 1,701 37.0 0 0 0 0 0 37.0 Dave Chapple 29 1,028 35.4 0 0 1 0 0 34.3 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts David Ray 1/1 5/6 2/5 1/4 0/0 9/16 25/31 52 Mike Burke 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/ 0 1/ 3 1 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Dave Elmendorf 7 186 2 Ken Geddes 2 15 0 Steve Preece 3 38 0 Isiah Robertson 2 11 0 Bill Simpson 1 0 0 Charlie Stukes 7 90 0
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 11 RB John Cappelletti 105 Penn State [pick acquired from PHI] 2 50 DB Bill Simpson 108 Michigan State 3 76 OT Al Oliver UCLA 4 99 QB Norris Weese 57 Mississippi [pick acquired from WAS] 4 102 OT Frank Johnson California-Riverside 7 158 RB John Harvey Texas-Arlington [pick acquired from SD] 9 213 WR Don Hutt Boise State [pick acquired from BAL via WAS] 9 221 DB Derek Williams California-Riverside [pick acquired from DET] 11 284 OT Rick Hayes Washington 12 310 OG Roger Freberg UCLA 13 336 OT Pete Solverson Drake 14 362 WR Ananias Carson Langston (Ok.) 15 388 K Bob Thomas 144 Notre Dame 16 414 P Dave Ottmar Stanford 17 440 WR Willie Townsend Notre Dame

Traded draft picks: #1 to BAL (Roger Carr), #5 to ATL via MIN, PHI (Monroe Eley), #6 to HOU (Booker Brown), #7 to WAS (Mike Varty), #8 to SD (Bon Boatwright), #9 to WAS (Jimmie Kennedy), #10 to BAL (Glenn Ellis)


Transactions:
01-29-1974traded Los Angeles' #1 pick in the 1974 draft to Colts for John Williams
01-30-1974traded Joe Sweet to Redskins for Baltimore's #9 pick in the 1974 draft
04-02-1974traded Los Angeles' #3 and #10 picks in the 1975 draft to Bears for Greg Horton
05-14-1974traded a #9 pick in the 1975 draft to Lions for Jim Teal
05-14-1974traded Larry Smith to Redskins for undisclosed draft considerations
07-1974traded Jim Nicholson to Chiefs for Kansas City's #5 pick in the 1975 draft
08-06-1974traded Jon Knoble to Chargers for $100 cash
08-28-1974traded Harry Schuh to Packers for Green Bay's #6 pick in the 1975 draft
09-06-1974traded Los Angeles' #6 pick in the 1975 draft to Chargers for Willie McGee
10-22-1974traded John Hadl to Packers for Green Bay's #1 and #3 picks and Baltimore's #2 pick in the 1975 draft, and Green Bay's #1 and #2 picks in the 1976 draft


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result
12/22/74    vs Washington Redskins     W 19-10
12/29/74    at Minnesota Vikings       L 10-14


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    at Denver Broncos          W 17-10     1-0-0
09/22/74    vs New Orleans Saints      W 24-0      2-0-0
09/29/74    at New England Patriots    L 14-20     2-1-0
10/06/74    vs Detroit Lions           W 16-13     3-1-0
10/13/74    at Green Bay Packers       L 6-17      3-2-0
10/20/74    vs San Francisco 49ers     W 37-14     4-2-0
10/27/74    at New York Jets           W 20-13     5-2-0
11/04/74    at San Francisco 49ers     W 15-13     6-2-0
11/10/74    vs Atlanta Falcons         W 21-0      7-2-0
11/17/74    at New Orleans Saints      L 7-20      7-3-0
11/24/74    vs Minnesota Vikings       W 20-17     8-3-0
12/01/74    at Atlanta Falcons         W 30-7      9-3-0
12/09/74    vs Washington Redskins     L 17-23     9-4-0
12/15/74    vs Buffalo Bills           W 19-14     10-4-0

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