1949 Los Angeles Rams season
Head coachClark Shaughnessy
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Local radioKFI
Results
Record8–2–2
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishLost NFL Championship (vs. Eagles) 0–14

The 1949 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 12th year with the National Football League and the fourth in Los Angeles. The Rams were 8–2–2 and won the Western Division title,[1] then lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Championship Game.[2][3][4]

Regular season

Main article: 1949 NFL season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
recap
1 September 23 Detroit Lions W 27–24 1–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 17,878 Recap
2 October 2 at Green Bay Packers W 48–7 2–0 City Stadium 24,308 Recap
3 October 9 at Chicago Bears W 31–16 3–0 Wrigley Field 42,124 Recap
4 October 16 at Detroit Lions W 21–10 4–0 Briggs Stadium 19,839 Recap
5 October 23 Green Bay Packers W 35–7 5–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 37,546 Recap
6 October 30 Chicago Bears W 27–24 6–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 86,080 Recap
7 November 6 at Philadelphia Eagles L 14–38 6–1 Shibe Park 38,230 Recap
8 November 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers T 7–7 6–1–1 Forbes Field 20,510 Recap
9 November 20 at Chicago Cardinals T 28–28 6–1–2 Comiskey Park 34,100 Recap
10 November 27 New York Bulldogs W 42–20 7–1–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 38,052 Recap
11 December 4 Chicago Cardinals L 27–31 7–2–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 74,673 Recap
12 December 11 Washington Redskins W 53–27 8–2–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 44,899 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 8 2 2 .800 6–1–1 360 239 W1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 6–2 332 218 W6
Chicago Cardinals 6 5 1 .545 4–3–1 360 301 L1
Detroit Lions 4 8 0 .333 2–6 237 259 W2
Green Bay Packers 2 10 0 .167 1–7 114 329 L6

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Playoffs

Main article: 1949 NFL Championship Game

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Recap
Championship December 18 Philadelphia Eagles L 0–14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 27,980 Recap

References

  1. ^ "Rams tip Skins for grid title". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 12, 1949. p. 5, part 2.
  2. ^ Warren, Harry (December 19, 1949). "Eagles keep title in Los Angeles rain". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 3.
  3. ^ "Small payoff irks Eagles and Rams". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. December 19, 1949. p. 22.
  4. ^ "Eagles submerge Rams for title, 14-0". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. December 19, 1949. p. 20.
  5. ^ "Van Brocklin stars in pro grid debut". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. September 24, 1949. p. 8.