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1978 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Western Division 12-4-0 .750
Head Coach: Ray Malavasi
Defensive BacksBud Carson
Offensive BacksMax Coley
Special AssistantJack Faulkner
Administrative AssistantBill Hickman
Special TeamsPaul Lanham
LinebackersFrank Lauterbur
ReceiversLionel Taylor
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive LineLaVern Torgeson
QuarterbacksCharlie Waller
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1978HNew England Patriots7-14LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum60134
Sun9/3/1978APhiladelphia Eagles16-14WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium64721
Sun9/10/1978HAtlanta Falcons10-0WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum46201
Sat8/12/1978HSan Diego Chargers0-17LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum45497
Sun9/17/1978HDallas Cowboys27-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum65749
Thu8/17/1978ASeattle Seahawks26-7WSeattle, WAKingdome63235
Sun9/24/1978AHouston Oilers10-6WHouston, TXAstrodome45749
Sat8/26/1978AOakland Raiders28-3WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53776
Sun10/1/1978ANew Orleans Saints26-20WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome61654
Sun10/8/1978HSan Francisco 49ers27-10WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum59337
Sun10/15/1978AMinnesota Vikings34-17WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46551
Sun10/22/1978HNew Orleans Saints3-10LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum47574
Mon10/30/1978AAtlanta Falcons7-15LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57250
Sun11/5/1978HTampa Bay Buccaneers26-23WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum55182
Sun11/12/1978HPittsburgh Steelers10-7WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum63089
Sun11/19/1978ASan Francisco 49ers31-28WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45022
Sun11/26/1978ACleveland Browns19-30LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium55158
Sun12/3/1978ANew York Giants20-17WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium62629
Mon12/11/1978HCincinnati Bengals19-20LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum47471
Sun12/17/1978HGreen Bay Packers31-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum42500
Sun12/31/1978HMinnesota Vikings34-10WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum69631NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/7/1979HDallas Cowboys0-28LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum67470NFC 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
90Larry BrooksRDT6'325528Virginia State1414
25Eddie BrownS5'1119026Tennessee10
59Bob BrudzinskiRLB6'422523Ohio State1610
32Cullen BryantRB6'123027Colorado169
22John CappellettiFB6'122026Penn State1414
3Frank CorralK-P6'223323Riverside CC; UCLA160
21Nolan CromwellFS6'119923Kansas160
28Anthony DavisRB5'918726Southern California20
88Preston DennardWR6'118323New Mexico110
71Reggie DossDE6'426722Hampton160
89Fred DryerRDE6'623832El Camino JC; San Diego State1616
55Carl EkernLB6'322224San Jose State160
42Dave ElmendorfSS6'119629Texas A&M1616
79Mike FanningDT6'625525Notre Dame162
15Vince FerragamoQB6'320924California; Nebraska90
77Doug FranceLOT6'526625Ohio State1616
68Ed FultonOG6'325023Maryland40
11Pat HadenQB5'1118025Southern California1616
60Dennis HarrahROG6'526525Miami (Florida)1515
63Greg HortonOG6'425027Colorado20
81Ron JessieWR6'018330Imperial Valley JC; Kansas1616
43Jim JodatRB5'1121324Carthage160
76Cody JonesLDT6'524127Trinidad State JC; San Jose State1616
24Jerry LatinRB5'1018625Northern Illinois140
65Tom MackLOG6'324935Michigan1616
44Larry MarshallWR5'1019528Maryland30
30Lawrence McCutcheonRB6'120528Colorado State87
50Kevin McLainLB6'222924Fullerton JC; Colorado State160
82Willie MillerWR5'917231Colorado State1614
83Terry NelsonTE6'223027Arkansas-Pine Bluff1313
33Dwayne O'SteenCB6'119424California; San Jose State130
49Rod PerryRCB5'918025Fresno CC; Colorado1616
39Rod PhillipsFB6'022126Cincinnati; Jackson State152
64Jack ReynoldsMLB6'123231Tennessee1616
58Isiah RobertsonRLB6'322529Southern University136
54Dan RyczekC6'325029Virginia160
61Rich SaulC6'324130Michigan State1615
87Dwight ScalesWR6'218225Grambling State130
48Bill SimpsonFS6'118427Michigan State1616
78Jackie SlaterOT6'428124Jackson State160
56Doug SmithC6'326622Bowling Green State162
84Ronnie SmithWR6'018522Fullerton JC; San Diego State160
27Pat ThomasLCB5'919024Texas A&M1616
26Wendell TylerRB5'1020723UCLA20
80Billy WaddyWR5'1119024Colorado112
19Glen WalkerP6'121026Los Angeles Harbor JC; Southern California160
20Jackie WallaceS-CB6'319727Arizona140
75John WilliamsROT6'325733Minnesota1616
86Charle YoungTE6'423427Southern California163
85Jack YoungbloodLDE6'424228Florida1616
53Jim YoungbloodLLB6'323728Tennessee Tech1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Elvis Peacock120RBOklahomafrom CHIB/CLE
Stan Johnson246DTTennessee Statefrom WAS
Ronnie Smith253WRSan Diego State
Frank Corral378PUCLAfrom WAS
Leon White380CColorado
Mark Manges4105QBMaryland
Reggie Doss7189DEHampton
Andre Anderson9246DENew Mexico State
Charles Peal10273TIndiana
Ron Hostetler11303LBPenn State
Gus Coppens12330TUCLA
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6610037113
Opponents Totals20705798
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals301128148259224537.61331169
Opponents Totals22989113278023633.9100755
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Frank Corral0313393.9294367.40118
Cullen Bryant70000042
Willie Miller50000030
John Cappelletti40000024
Ron Jessie40000024
Rod Perry30000018
Nolan Cromwell20000012
Lawrence McCutcheon20000012
Bob Brudzinski1000006
Terry Nelson1000006
Isiah Robertson1000006
Dwight Scales1000006
Pat Thomas1000006
Billy Waddy1000006
Team Totals33313393.9294367.40316
Opponents Totals28262892.9172665.40245
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Frank Corral294367.42/213/158/126/130/1
Team Totals294367.42/213/158/126/130/1
Opponents Totals172665.40/07/87/133/40/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Cullen Bryant1786583.7267
John Cappelletti1746043.5263
Lawrence McCutcheon1184203.6180
Pat Haden332066.2240
Jim Jodat261003.8180
Rod Phillips28812.9110
Terry Nelson66711.2171
Jerry Latin18643.6110
Wendell Tyler14453.2180
Billy Waddy5316.2110
Nolan Cromwell11616.016t1
Vince Ferragamo2105.0120
Anthony Davis372.340
Charle Young263.050
Willie Miller1-7-7.0-70
Team Totals60923083.82612
Opponents Totals50518453.757t11
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Pat Haden44422951.619629956.713.168t132.9194.332216277965.1
Vince Ferragamo20735.0111145.716.32800.0210.02199515.4
Lawrence McCutcheon100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Glen Walker100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals46623650.620831096.713.268t132.8224.734235287461.7
Opponents Totals39918847.118324496.113.066153.8287.047401204850.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Miller5076715.3525
Ron Jessie4975215.3494
John Cappelletti413829.3371
Terry Nelson2334415.0520
Charle Young1821311.8190
Billy Waddy1425818.468t1
Lawrence McCutcheon12766.3332
Cullen Bryant8769.5370
Rod Phillips7486.9160
Dwight Scales510521.0380
Preston Dennard33511.7150
Jim Jodat3217.0100
Wendell Tyler2178.5160
Ronnie Smith11515.0150
Team Totals236310913.268t13
Opponents Totals188244913.06615
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Rod Perry811714.644t3
Pat Thomas89612.033t1
Bill Simpson58216.4280
Dave Elmendorf3206.7120
Jim Youngblood25025.0360
Bob Brudzinski13131.031t1
Nolan Cromwell13131.0310
Team Totals2842715.344t5
Opponents Totals2226912.2440
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Glen Walker83306937.0612526223274632.3
Team Totals85306936.1612526223274632.3
Opponents Totals104395638.0582515711314530.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jackie Wallace52561811.9580
Billy Waddy100454.5120
Cullen Bryant30279.0210
Eddie Brown101313.0130
Nolan Cromwell1288.080
Team Totals67771110.6580
Opponents Totals38192235.957t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Latin2246721.2410
Jim Jodat2244720.3350
Rod Phillips35217.3240
Larry Marshall25025.0380
Wendell Tyler23115.5210
Doug Smith188.080
Team Totals52105520.3410
Opponents Totals64133520.989t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Cullen Bryant0010100
John Cappelletti410100
Nolan Cromwell0010100
Fred Dryer0003350
Dave Elmendorf00022390
Pat Haden7000-240
Jim Jodat510100
Jerry Latin410100
Lawrence McCutcheon430300
Willie Miller100000
Terry Nelson200000
Rod Perry0001100
Isiah Robertson00022161
Dan Ryczek0011200
Jackie Slater0010100
Doug Smith0010100
Pat Thomas0002200
Wendell Tyler210100
Billy Waddy310100
Jackie Wallace610100
Charle Young100000
Jack Youngblood0001100
Jim Youngblood0003320
Team Totals3925141529381
Opponents Totals33151622380
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