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1976 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Western Division 10-3-1 .750
Head Coach: Chuck Knox
ReceiversLeeman Bennett
LinebackersTom Catlin
Special AssistantJack Faulkner
Defensive CoordinatorRay Malavasi
Offensive CoordinatorKen Meyer
Offensive Backfield/Special TeamsElijah Pitts
Offensive LineRay Prochaska
Defensive BackfieldJim Wagstaff
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/12/1976AAtlanta Falcons30-14WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53607
Sat7/31/1976HTampa Bay Buccaneers26-3WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54787
Sun9/19/1976AMinnesota Vikings10-10TOTBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47310
Sat8/7/1976HDallas Cowboys26-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum60158
Sun9/26/1976HNew York Giants24-10WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum60698
Sat8/14/1976ASeattle Seahawks16-13WSeattle, WAKingdome62532
Sat8/21/1976AOakland Raiders23-14WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52615
Sun10/3/1976AMiami Dolphins31-28WMiami, FLOrange Bowl60753
Sat8/28/1976HBuffalo Bills31-17WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum50012
Mon10/11/1976HSan Francisco 49ers0-16LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum80532
Sun10/17/1976HChicago Bears20-12WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum71751
Sat9/4/1976HSan Francisco 49ers10-3WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum55256
Sun10/24/1976ANew Orleans Saints16-10WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51984
Sun10/31/1976HSeattle Seahawks45-6WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum52035
Mon11/8/1976ACincinnati Bengals12-20LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium52480
Sun11/14/1976HSt. Louis Cardinals28-30LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum64698
Sun11/21/1976ASan Francisco 49ers23-3WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58573
Sun11/28/1976HNew Orleans Saints33-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54906
Sat12/4/1976HAtlanta Falcons59-0WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57366
Sat12/11/1976ADetroit Lions20-17WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome73155
Sun12/19/1976ADallas Cowboys14-12WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62436NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/26/1976AMinnesota Vikings13-24LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47191NFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
45Jim BertelsenRB5'1120526Texas140
90Larry BrooksRDT6'325526Virginia State1414
32Cullen BryantRB6'123025Colorado140
22John CappellettiRB6'122024Penn State1414
10Tom DempseyK6'127529Palomar JC140
89Fred DryerRDE6'623830El Camino JC; San Diego State1414
55Carl EkernLB6'322222San Jose State140
42Dave ElmendorfLS6'119627Texas A&M1414
79Mike FanningDT6'625523Notre Dame140
77Doug FranceLOT6'526623Ohio State1414
87Tom GeredineWR6'219126Truman State100
11Pat HadenQB5'1118023Southern California107
60Dennis HarrahROG6'526523Miami (Florida)1414
12James HarrisQB6'322129Grambling State75
63Greg HortonOG6'425025Colorado140
29Harold JacksonWR5'1017530Jackson State1414
28Monte JacksonRCB5'1119223San Diego Mesa JC; San Diego State1414
9Rusty JacksonP6'219026Louisiana State140
16Ron JaworskiQB6'120525Youngstown State52
81Ron JessieWR6'018328Imperial Valley JC; Kansas1414
88Freeman JohnsWR6'117523Southern Methodist20
76Cody JonesDT6'524125Trinidad State JC; San Jose State140
52Rick KayLB6'423527Colorado33
80Bob KleinTE6'523529Southern California1414
65Tom MackLOG6'324933Michigan1414
30Lawrence McCutcheonRB6'120526Colorado State1414
50Kevin McLainLB6'222922Fullerton JC; Colorado State140
83Terry NelsonTE6'223025Arkansas-Pine Bluff140
74Merlin OlsenLDT6'527036Utah State1414
49Rod PerryLCB5'918023Fresno CC; Colorado1414
39Rod PhillipsRB6'022124Cincinnati; Jackson State140
20Steve PreeceS6'119529Oregon State140
54Geoff ReeceC6'424724Washington State140
64Jack ReynoldsMLB6'123229Tennessee1414
58Isiah RobertsonRLB6'322527Southern University1414
57Mel RogersLB6'223129Florida A&M110
61Rich SaulC6'324128Michigan State1414
86Dwight ScalesWR6'218223Grambling State140
33Rob ScribnerRB6'020025UCLA140
48Bill SimpsonRS6'118425Michigan State1414
78Jackie SlaterOG6'428122Jackson State140
27Pat ThomasCB5'919022Texas A&M140
75John WilliamsROT6'325731Minnesota1414
85Jack YoungbloodLDE6'424226Florida1414
53Jim YoungbloodLLB6'323726Tennessee Tech1411
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Kevin McLain126LBColorado State
Pat Thomas239DBTexas A&Mfrom GB
Ron McCartney253LBTennessee
Jackie Slater386GJackson State
Jerrald Taylor496WRTexas A&M-Kingsvillefrom TB
Carl Ekern5128LBSan Jose Statefrom SD
Ken Bordelon5149DELouisiana State
Dwight Scales5155WRGrambling Statefrom TB
Larry Buie7207DBMississippi State
Geb Church9263DBStanford
Freeman Johns10288WRSouthern Methodist
Brian Nemeth11316TESouth Carolina
Jim Jodat12344RBCarthage
Steve Hamilton13373QBEmporia State
Al Burleson14400DBWashington
Mal Campbell15429WRLos Angeles State
Rick Gage16456WRArkansas Tech
Gary Shaw17485DBBrigham Young
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6281791290
Opponents Totals373881340
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2651431111110022344.883764
Opponents Totals21379118166620432.482747
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Tom Dempsey0364481.8172665.4087
Lawrence McCutcheon110000066
Ron Jessie60000036
Harold Jackson50000030
Pat Haden40000024
Cullen Bryant30000018
Monte Jackson30000018
Jim Bertelsen20000012
John Cappelletti20000012
James Harris20000012
Tom Geredine1000006
Ron Jaworski1000006
Bob Klein1000006
Rod Phillips1000006
Dwight Scales1000006
Rob Scribner1000006
Team Totals44364481.8172665.40351
Opponents Totals22202290.9122060.01190
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Tom Dempsey172665.42/25/84/56/100/1
Team Totals172665.42/25/84/56/100/1
Opponents Totals122060.03/33/32/34/80/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Lawrence McCutcheon29111684.0409
John Cappelletti1776883.9381
Rod Phillips342066.1331
Jim Bertelsen421553.7182
Pat Haden25843.4164
James Harris12766.3202
Cullen Bryant21643.0122
Ron Jessie4379.3220
Harold Jackson11515.0150
Ron Jaworski2157.5141
Rob Scribner2126.0111
Tom Geredine188.080
Steve Preece100.000
Team Totals61325284.14023
Opponents Totals42915643.66011
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
James Harris1589157.66114609.216.080t85.163.814151130989.6
Pat Haden1056057.1418968.514.965t87.643.8138681094.8
Ron Jaworski522038.5272735.313.74211.959.655122222.8
Team Totals31517154.312926298.315.480t175.4154.832288234180.2
Opponents Totals39719950.116624876.312.557112.8328.145395209245.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Harold Jackson3975119.365t5
Ron Jessie3477922.958t6
John Cappelletti3030210.132t1
Lawrence McCutcheon2830510.9422
Bob Klein2022911.5261
Jim Bertelsen6335.5100
Terry Nelson44812.0160
Rod Phillips4235.8150
Dwight Scales310535.080t1
Cullen Bryant22814.0250
Tom Geredine12323.023t1
Dennis Harrah033L0
Team Totals171262915.480t17
Opponents Totals199248712.55711
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Monte Jackson1017317.346t3
Rod Perry8799.9430
Bill Simpson46215.5300
Isiah Robertson4287.0140
Jim Youngblood22814.0260
Dave Elmendorf200.000
Steve Preece166.060
Rick Kay100.000
Team Totals3237611.846t3
Opponents Totals1521114.1420
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Rusty Jackson77300639.0612616281260533.0
Team Totals79300638.1612616281260533.0
Opponents Totals95391841.26801116476322233.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cullen Bryant29232111.1250
Jim Bertelsen100555.5190
Rob Scribner81546.8200
Dwight Scales404611.5210
Freeman Johns1000.000
Team Totals5234769.2250
Opponents Totals39172817.2340
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cullen Bryant1645928.790t1
Tom Geredine918120.1270
Pat Thomas714020.0300
Dwight Scales713619.4270
Rob Scribner35418.0220
Freeman Johns25628.0340
Terry Nelson011L0
Team Totals44102723.390t1
Opponents Totals70138319.8840
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Bertelsen300000
Larry Brooks0001160
Cullen Bryant210100
John Cappelletti300000
Mike Fanning0001130
James Harris500000
Harold Jackson100000
Monte Jackson0010160
Ron Jessie100000
Lawrence McCutcheon1020200
Terry Nelson0001100
Merlin Olsen0001100
Rod Perry00022250
Rod Phillips211220
Jack Reynolds0001100
Isiah Robertson102260
Rich Saul0010100
Dwight Scales100000
Rob Scribner0001100
Bill Simpson0001100
Pat Thomas0002230
John Williams0010100
Jack Youngblood0001110
Jim Youngblood0001120
Team Totals292271623540
Opponents Totals31161321340
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