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was the team's 49th year with the 1986 Los Angeles Rams season National Football League and the 41st season in Los Angeles.
Offseason [ edit ]
NFL Draft [ edit ]
1986 NFL Draft
Regular season [ edit ]
Schedule [ edit ]
September 7, 1986
St. Louis Cardinals W 16–10
Eric Dickerson ran for 193 yards and two TD's, which offset a 5-for-21 passing performance by new Ram QB Steve Bartkowski. The Rams sacked Cardinal QB Neil Lomax five times and intercepted him once.
September 14, 1986
San Francisco 49ers W 16–13
Rams took advantage of the 49ers being without an injured
Joe Montana by winning a close one at home on a late FG by Mike Lansford.
September 21, 1986
Indianapolis Colts W 24–7
Bartkowski had a fine day, passing for a TD, and Dickerson had 121 yards and another TD as Rams dominated. The Colts had only 177 yards of total offense and were sacked seven times.
September 28, 1986
Philadelphia Eagles L 34–20
Rams were blown out by an 0–3 Eagles team.
Ron Jaworski passed for 3 TD's and Keith Byars threw a halfback option pass for another TD. Steve Dils replaced an injured Bartkowski and passed for 3 TD's late after Philadelphia had built a 34–0 lead.
October 5, 1986
Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26–20
Dickerson had 207 yards rushing, including the winning TD in overtime.
October 12, 1986
Atlanta Falcons L 26–14
Bartkowski returned from injury and passed for 196 yards and a TD against his former team, but the Rams couldn't overcome 141 yards rushing and a TD by
Gerald Riggs and four Mick Luckhurst field goals.
October 19, 1986
Detroit Lions W 14–10
Rams built an early 14–0 lead behind an 80-yard interception return TD by
Nolan Cromwell and a rushing TD by Dickerson, who had 130 yards, and held on for the win.
October 26, 1986
Atlanta Falcons W 14–7
Rams held Falcons to 151 yards of offense. Dickerson had 170 yards and got into the passing act with a TD pass to TE
November 3, 1986
Chicago Bears W 20–17
Despite only six pass completions on the day, Dils threw a game-tying TD bomb to
Ron Brown and Lansford kicked a 50-yard FG to win it as the Rams upended the defending Super Bowl champs.
November 9, 1986
New Orleans Saints L 6–0
Rams lost a defensive struggle on the road.
November 16, 1986
New England Patriots L 30–28
John Robinson figured the time was right to start rookie Jim Everett, and the rookie passed for 3 TD's. But, the Rams couldn't overcome a 375-yard passing performance by Tony Eason and two late TD's to Irving Fryar.
November 23, 1986
New Orleans Saints W 26–13
Rookie Everett had only 7 completions for 56 yards, but ran for a TD and Lansford kicked 4 FG's
November 30, 1986
New York Jets W 17–3
Rams upended a suddenly slumping Jets team on the road with a TD pass from Everett and a TD run by Dickerson.
December 7, 1986
Dallas Cowboys W 29–10
Rams dominated the Cowboys at home with 212 yards passing and a TD by Everett, a 41-yard TD run by
Barry Redden, and five sacks, including one for a safety.
December 14, 1986
Miami Dolphins L 37–31
Everett was good in this game (251 yards passing, 2 TD's), but
Dan Marino was better, passing for 403 yards and 5 TD's, including the winning one to Mark Duper in OT.
December 19, 1986
San Francisco 49ers L 24–14
Needing a victory to win the NFC West division, the 49ers outplayed the Rams, holding Everett to 13–35 passing and intercepting him 3 times. 49ers also had four sacks.
Standings [ edit ]
Playoffs [ edit ]
December 28, 1986
Washington Redskins L 19–7
Awards and records [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
Other Anaheim–based teams in 1986
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]