1950 Los Angeles Rams season
Head coachJoe Stydahar
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record9–3
Division place1st NFL National
Playoff finishWon Conference Playoff (vs. Bears) 24–14
Lost NFL Championship (at Browns) 28–30
Uniform

The 1950 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 13th year with the National Football League and the fifth season in Los Angeles.

The 1950 Rams hold the NFL's all-time record for average points per game, scoring 38.8 points per contest.[1] They also hold the record for most points in a three-game span, with 165 points between October 15 and 29.[2] They are the only team in modern NFL history to score 60-or-more points twice in a season. They did so in consecutive games, in Weeks Six (70) and Seven (65).[3]

Los Angeles's 466 points scored in 1950 are the most scored by any team in the 1950s, and more than 70 points more than the next-closest team (which is, incidentally, the 1951 Rams).[4]

Before the season

Draft

Main article: 1950 NFL Draft

1950 Los Angeles Rams draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 9 Ralph Pasquariello  FB Villanova
1 12 Stan West *  G Oklahoma
2 25 Bob Fuchs  C Missouri
3 38 Don Murray  T Penn State
4 51 Ben Procter  E Texas
5 64 Dick McKissack  DB SMU
6 77 Orville Langrell  T Oklahoma City
7 90 Cliff Coggin  E Mississippi Southern
8 103 Woodley Lewis  DB Oregon
9 116 Les Cowan  DT McMurry
10 129 Jay Van Noy  B Utah State
11 137 Jay Roundy  B USC
11 142 Fred Stuveck  G West Virginia
12 155 John Lunny  G Arkansas
13 168 Tom Winbigler  B College of Idaho
14 181 Bill Trautwein  T Ohio State Returned to Ohio State
15 194 Dave Stephenson  G West Virginia
16 207 Jim Maloney  E Fordham
17 220 Harry Neugold  T RPI
18 233 Bobby Collier  T SMU Played for Rams in 1951
19 246 Johnny Smith  E Arizona
20 259 Bill Young  B Hillsdale
21 272 Bill Klein  E Hanover
22 285 Doug Barber  B Dakota Wesleyan
23 298 Jim Bird  T USC
24 311 Joe Joiner  E Austin
25 324 Dan Towler *  FB Washington & Jefferson
26 337 Otto Haldy  T Mankato State
27 350 Hal Kilman  T TCU
28 363 Junior Morgan  E San Jose State
29 376 Bob Heck  B Pacific
30 389 Bill Lange  G Dayton Played with Rams 1951–52
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Regular season

Main article: 1950 NFL season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 17 Chicago Bears L 20–24 0–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 21,000 Recap
2 September 22 New York Yanks W 45–28 1–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 23,768 Recap
3 October 1 at San Francisco 49ers W 35–14 2–1 Kezar Stadium 27,262 Recap
4 October 7 at Philadelphia Eagles L 20–56 2–2 Shibe Park 24,134 Recap
5 October 15 at Detroit Lions W 30–28 3–2 Briggs Stadium 35,589 Recap
6 October 22 Baltimore Colts W 70–27 4–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 16,026 Recap
7 October 29 Detroit Lions W 65–24 5–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 27,475 Recap
8 November 5 San Francisco 49ers W 28–21 6–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 33,234 Recap
9 November 12 at Green Bay Packers W 45–14 7–2 Wisconsin State Fair Park 20,456 Recap
10 November 19 at New York Yanks W 43–35 8–2 Yankee Stadium 42,673 Recap
11 November 26 at Chicago Bears L 14–24 8–3 Wrigley Field 43,678 Recap
12 December 3 Green Bay Packers W 51–14 9–3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 39,323 Recap
13 Bye

Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 9 3 0 .750 9–2 466 309 W1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 8–2 279 207 W1
New York Yanks 7 5 0 .583 7–4 366 367 W1
Detroit Lions 6 6 0 .500 5–6 321 285 L1
San Francisco 49ers 3 9 0 .250 3–8 213 300 W1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 2–9 244 406 L2
Baltimore Colts 1 11 0 .083 1–4 213 462 L5

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

Playoffs

Main article: 1950 NFL playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Recap
Conference December 17 Chicago Bears W 24–14 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 83,501 Recap
NFL Championship December 24 at Cleveland Browns L 28–30 Cleveland Stadium 29,751 Recap

References

  1. ^ 466 points in 12 games
  2. ^ "1950 Los Angeles Rams".
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, requiring Points For >= 60, sorted by most games in season matching criteria.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1950 to 1959, in the regular season, sorted by descending Points For.
  5. ^ "1950 Los Angeles Rams Draftees". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved January 29, 2021.