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1971 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Western Division 8-5-1 .615
Head Coach: Tommy Prothro
General AssistantRich Brooks
LinebackersTom Catlin
Offensive BacksEarnel Durden
Defensive LineSid Hall
Offensive LineBobb McKittrick
Offensive LineLeon McLaughlin
QuarterbacksDick Vermeil
Defensive BacksLarrye Weaver
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/31/1971NHouston Oilers17-6WCanton, OHFawcett Stadium19384
Fri8/6/1971HDallas Cowboys21-45LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum87187
Fri8/13/1971HCleveland Browns17-5WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum52503
Sat8/21/1971AOakland Raiders7-20LBerkeley, CAMemorial Stadium67739
Sun8/29/1971ANew England Patriots31-21WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium53271
Sat9/3/1971HSan Diego Chargers14-20LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum56116
Fri9/9/1971HSan Francisco 49ers23-20WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum55607
Sun9/19/1971ANew Orleans Saints20-24LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium70915
Sun9/26/1971HAtlanta Falcons20-20TLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57895
Sun10/3/1971HChicago Bears17-3WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum66957
Sun10/10/1971ASan Francisco 49ers20-13WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park44000
Sun10/17/1971AAtlanta Falcons24-16WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun10/24/1971HGreen Bay Packers30-13WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum75351
Sun10/31/1971HMiami Dolphins14-20LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum72903
Mon11/8/1971ABaltimore Colts17-24LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium57722
Sun11/14/1971ADetroit Lions21-13WDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sun11/21/1971HSan Francisco 49ers17-6WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum80050
Thu11/25/1971ADallas Cowboys21-28LIrving, TXTexas Stadium66595
Sun12/5/1971HNew Orleans Saints45-28WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum73610
Mon12/13/1971HWashington Redskins24-38LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum80402
Sun12/19/1971APittsburgh Steelers23-14WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium45233
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
39Kermit AlexanderLS5'1118530UCLA1414
79Coy BaconRDE6'426928Jackson State1414
77Rich BuzinOT6'425125Penn State5
70Joe CarolloOT6'226231Notre Dame11
73Charlie CowanLOT6'426433New Mexico Highlands1414
88Pat CurranTE6'323826Iowa State; Lakeland140
33Willie EllisonRB6'120426Texas Southern1413
42Dave ElmendorfRS6'119622Texas A&M1414
18Roman GabrielQB6'422531North Carolina State1414
36Ken GeddesLLB6'223024Nebraska14
56Dean HalversonRLB6'222125Washington12
23Alvin HaymondS-CB6'019329Southern University10
21Gene HowardRCB6'019025Langston1414
50Ken ImanC6'123632Southeast Missouri State1414
75Deacon JonesLDE6'525433South Carolina State; Mississippi Valley State1110
34Les JosephsonRB6'020929Augustana (South Dakota)149
80Bob KleinTE6'523524Southern California1414
64Mike LaHoodLOG6'324927Wyoming9
6568Tom MackLOG6'324928Michigan1414
48Matt MaslowskiWR6'321022San Diego14
86Marlin McKeeverMLB6'123331Southern California1414
67Bill NelsonRDT6'727023Oregon State66
19Jim NettlesLCB5'1017729Wisconsin1414
74Merlin OlsenLDT6'527031Utah State1414
72Phil OlsenRDT6'526023Utah State108
57Don ParishLB6'122023Stanford1
52John PergineLMB6'122525Notre Dame12
53Jim PurnellLLB6'222930Wisconsin1414
27David RayK6'019527Alabama14
13Lance RentzelWR6'220328Oklahoma1414
64Jack ReynoldsLB6'123224Tennessee40
17Jerry RhomeQB6'018629Southern Methodist; Tulsa14
58Isiah RobertsonRLB6'322522Southern University1412
61Rich SaulC6'324123Michigan State140
76Harry SchuhROT6'226029Memphis1414
71Joe ScibelliROG6'125632Notre Dame; American International1414
38Larry SmithRB6'322024Florida146
84Jack SnowWR6'219528Notre Dame1414
28Pat StudstillP6'117633Houston14
35Bob ThomasRB5'1020123Mesa CC; Arizona State6
44Lee WhiteRB6'423725Arizona Western JC; Weber State7
24Clancy WilliamsLCB6'219729Washington State6
4627Roger WilliamsRS5'1018025Grambling State4
25Travis WilliamsRB6'121025Contra Costa JC; Arizona State14
78Greg WojcikLDT-RDT6'626825Orange Coast JC; Southern California10
85Jack YoungbloodLDE6'424221Florida143
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Isiah Robertson110LBSouthern Universityfrom WAS
Jack Youngblood120DEFlorida
Dave Elmendorf363DBTexas A&Mfrom WAS
Steve Worster490RBTexasfrom GB
Tony Garay8202DEHofstra
Joe Schmidt9228WRMiami (Florida)
Don Popplewell10254CColorado
Charlie Richards11280QBRichmond
Kirk Behrendt12306TWisconsin-Whitewater
Russell Harrison13331RBKansas State
Lionel Coleman14358DBOregon
Gary Kos15384GNotre Dame
Ross Boice16409LBPacific Lutheran
Randy Vataha17418WRStanfordfrom NO
Joe Sweet17435WRTennessee State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals857748103
Opponents Totals40767569
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2341051111879642
Opponents Totals239911291962665
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
David Ray03737100.0182962.1091
Lance Rentzel60000036
Les Josephson50000030
Larry Smith50000030
Jack Snow50000030
Willie Ellison40000024
Bob Klein40000024
Roman Gabriel20000012
Kermit Alexander1000006
Pat Curran1000006
Gene Howard1000006
Matt Maslowski1000006
Jim Nettles1000006
Travis Williams1000006
Team Totals373737100.0182962.10313
Opponents Totals30293096.7173253.10260
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
David Ray182962.16/76/82/34/100/1
Team Totals182962.16/76/82/34/100/1
Opponents Totals173253.12/5/8/1/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Ellison21110004.780t4
Les Josephson994494.5573
Larry Smith914044.464t5
Lance Rentzel141138.150t1
Travis Williams181035.7360
Roman Gabriel18482.7102
Bob Klein3217.0130
Lee White2115.560
Jerry Rhome300.000
Jack Snow1-10-10.0100
Team Totals46021394.780t15
Opponents Totals45516583.62511
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Roman Gabriel35218051.116222386.412.468174.8102.825200203875.4
Jerry Rhome18527.812663.713.24315.615.61105637.7
Team Totals37018550.017423046.212.568184.9113.026210209473.5
Opponents Totals38720051.716026937.013.574153.9277.037314237958.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Lance Rentzel3853414.1415
Jack Snow3766618.0685
Willie Ellison322387.4490
Larry Smith3132410.5340
Les Josephson262308.829t2
Bob Klein1416011.433t4
Matt Maslowski38227.336t1
Travis Williams36822.7430
Pat Curran122.02t1
Team Totals185230412.56818
Opponents Totals200269313.57415
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Howard69916.5350
Jim Nettles59719.4441
Marlin McKeever4389.5150
Isiah Robertson4328.0200
Kermit Alexander312240.782t1
Dave Elmendorf23216.0320
Jim Purnell23216.0170
Coy Bacon100.000
Team Totals2745216.782t2
Opponents Totals11837.5461
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Pat Studstill70289641.4600667270938.7
Team Totals70289641.4600667270938.7
Opponents Totals66260039.4640172
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Haymond24111235.1280
Lance Rentzel95404.4240
Kermit Alexander1355.050
Travis Williams1044.040
Gene Howard0100
Team Totals35201724.9280
Opponents Totals2720672.5210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Travis Williams2574329.7105t1
Alvin Haymond920723.0340
Gene Howard716423.4340
Roger Williams410025.0570
Pat Curran33511.7150
Jack Youngblood23618.0220
Mike LaHood12525.0250
Bob Thomas11212.0120
Les Josephson100.000
Rich Saul100.000
Team Totals54132224.5105t1
Opponents Totals57117620.689t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Coy Bacon0001100
Willie Ellison830300
Dave Elmendorf0001100
Roman Gabriel9303-230
Alvin Haymond4303-130
Gene Howard0002261
Les Josephson300000
Bob Klein0001100
Matt Maslowski0001100
Phil Olsen0001100
Lance Rentzel200000
Larry Smith220200
Roger Williams100000
Travis Williams310100
Team Totals322012719-301
Opponents Totals2271418322
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