1974 Los Angeles Rams season

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1974 Los Angeles Rams season
Head coachChuck Knox
OwnerCarroll Rosenbloom
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record10–4
Division place1st NFC West
Playoff finishWon Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 19–10
Lost NFC Championship (Vikings) 10–14

The 1974 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 37th year with the National Football League and the 29th season in Los Angeles. The Rams looked to improve on its 12-2 season from 1973 and win the NFC West for the 2nd straight season. While not improving on their record, they did win their division for the 2nd straight season with a 10-4 record, which was good enough for the 2nd best record in the NFC. In the playoffs, Los Angeles defeated the Washington Redskins in a rematch of week 13's game, which Washington won 23-17, which turned out to be the Rams only loss at home during the entire season. They won this game 19-10 to advance to the NFC Championship Game for the first time ever. However, they lost to the Minnesota Vikings 14-10 to end their season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 11 John Cappelletti RB Penn State
2 50 Bill Simpson S Michigan State
3 76 Al Oliver OT UCLA
4 99 Norris Weese QB Mississippi

Roster[edit]

1974 Los Angeles Rams roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1974 at Denver Broncos W 17–10
51,121
2 September 22, 1974 New Orleans Saints W 24–0
64,178
3 September 29, 1974 at New England Patriots L 20–14
61,279
4 October 6, 1974 Detroit Lions W 16–13
64,987
5 October 13, 1974 at Green Bay Packers L 17–6
47,499
6 October 20, 1974 San Francisco 49ers W 37–14
67,319
7 October 27, 1974 at New York Jets W 20–13
56,110
8 November 4, 1974 at San Francisco 49ers W 15–13
57,502
9 November 10, 1974 Atlanta Falcons W 21–0
70,056
10 November 17, 1974 at New Orleans Saints L 20–7
57,287
11 November 24, 1974 Minnesota Vikings W 20–17
90,266
12 December 1, 1974 at Atlanta Falcons W 30–7
18,648
13 December 9, 1974 Washington Redskins L 23–17
87,313
14 December 15, 1974 Buffalo Bills W 19–14
84,324

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 22, 1974 Washington Redskins W 19–10
80,118
Conference Championship December 29, 1974 at Minnesota Vikings L 14–10
47,404

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 10 4 0 .714 5–1 7–3 263 181 W1
San Francisco 49ers 6 8 0 .429 4–2 6–5 226 236 W2
New Orleans Saints 5 9 0 .357 3–3 5–6 166 263 L1
Atlanta Falcons 3 11 0 .214 0–6 3–8 111 271 W1

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

john capelletti

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2010-06-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)