1992 Los Angeles Rams season
OwnerGeorgia Frontiere
Head coachChuck Knox
Home fieldAnaheim Stadium
Results
Record6–10
Division place4th NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Uniform
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The 1992 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 55th year with the National Football League and the 47th season in Los Angeles. In a scheduling quirk, the Rams' first four opponents were all AFC East teams. The Rams' final twelve games were against only NFC teams.

According to Football Outsiders, the 1992 Rams had the second-worst run-defense they had ever tracked.[1] The Rams allowed 383 points, the second most in the league in 1992.[2] The Rams were also second-worst in the league in total allowed yards (5,523), allowed rushing yards (2,230), and yards per rushing attempt (4.8).[3]

The Rams' first four games were vs. the AFC East, the first time a team played four inter-conference games to begin a season since the AFL-NFL merger. This was repeated two years later by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1992 NFL Draft

1992 Los Angeles Rams draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Sean Gilbert *  Defensive tackle Pittsburgh
2 30 Steve Israel  Defensive back Pittsburgh
3 57 Marc Boutte  Defensive tackle LSU
3 60 Todd Kinchen  Wide receiver LSU
4 87 Shawn Harper  Offensive tackle Indiana
5 114 Chris Crooms  Defensive back Texas A&M
6 144 Joe Campbell  Running back Middle Tennessee
7 171 Darryl Ashmore  Offensive tackle Northwestern
8 198 Ricky Jones  Quarterback Alabama State
9 228 T. J. Rubley  Quarterback Tulsa
10 255 Tim Lester  Running back Eastern Kentucky
11 281 Brian Townsend  Linebacker Michigan
11 282 Brian Thomas  Wide receiver Southern
12 312 Kelvin Harris  Center Miami (FL)
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

1992 Los Angeles Rams staff
Front office
  • Owner/President – Georgia Frontiere
  • Executive Vice President – John Shaw
  • Senior Vice President – Jay Zygmunt
  • Administrator of Football Operations – Jack Faulkner
  • Director of Player Personnel – John Becker

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ernie Zampese
  • Quarterbacks – Ted Tollner
  • Running Backs – Chick Harris
  • Wide Receivers – Milt Jackson
  • Tight Ends – Howard Tippett
  • Offensive Line – Jim Erkenbeck
  • Offensive Assistant – Mike Martz
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line – George Dyer
  • Linebackers – Dick Selcer
  • Defensive Backs – Rod Perry

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Howard Tippett

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Chris Clausen

Roster

1992 Los Angeles Rams roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 6 at Buffalo Bills L 7–40 0–1 Rich Stadium 79,001
2 September 13 New England Patriots W 14–0 1–1 Anaheim Stadium 40,402
3 September 20 at Miami Dolphins L 10–26 1–2 Joe Robbie Stadium 55,945
4 September 27 New York Jets W 18–10 2–2 Anaheim Stadium 42,005
5 October 4 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–27 2–3 Candlestick Park 63,071
6 October 11 at New Orleans Saints L 10–13 2–4 Louisiana Superdome 68,591
7 October 18 New York Giants W 38–17 3–4 Anaheim Stadium 53,541
8 Bye
9 November 1 at Atlanta Falcons L 28–30 3–5 Georgia Dome 62,168
10 November 8 Phoenix Cardinals L 14–20 3–6 Anaheim Stadium 40,788
11 November 15 at Dallas Cowboys W 27–23 4–6 Texas Stadium 63,690
12 November 22 San Francisco 49ers L 10–27 4–7 Anaheim Stadium 65,858
13 November 29 Minnesota Vikings L 17–31 4–8 Anaheim Stadium 54,831
14 December 6 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–27 5–8 Tampa Stadium 38,387
15 December 13 New Orleans Saints L 14–37 5–9 Anaheim Stadium 47,355
16 December 20 at Green Bay Packers L 13–28 5–10 Lambeau Field 57,796
17 December 27 Atlanta Falcons W 38–27 6–10 Anaheim Stadium 37,706
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) San Francisco 49ers 14 2 0 .875 6–0 11–1 431 236 W8
(4) New Orleans Saints 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 330 202 W1
Atlanta Falcons 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 327 414 L2
Los Angeles Rams 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 313 383 W1

See also

Other Anaheim–based teams in 1992

References

  1. ^ Football Outsiders – DVOA 7.0: Worst Teams Ever, from 1991–2011, second only to the 1996 Redskins
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: 1992 Los Angeles Rams
  3. ^ 1992 NFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics, second in 1992 to the Atlanta Falcons.
  4. ^ "1992 Los Angeles Rams draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.