1991 Los Angeles Rams season

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1991 Los Angeles Rams season
Head coach John Robinson
Owner Georgia Frontiere
Home field Anaheim Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1991 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 54th year with the National Football League and the 46th season in Los Angeles. The team was looking to improve on its 5-11 record from 1990. However, the Rams finished the 1991 season 3-13, tied for the second worst record in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After splitting their first 6 games, the Rams lost their final 10 games of the season, their longest losing streak to end a season since 1937, when the team was in Cleveland, when the team lost 9 in a row to end that season. The 3-13 record was the worst for the Rams in Los Angeles for a 16-game schedule and they tied the third-fewest posted by the team in its tenure in the city. This was also, at the time, the worst record for the Rams in a 16-game schedule overall (not including the 1982 strike-shortened season).

The 1991 Rams' pass defense surrendered 7.86 yards-per-pass attempt (including quarterback sacks), the fourth-most in the history of the league.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1991 Los Angeles Rams draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 5 Todd Lyght *  Cornerback Notre Dame
2 31 Roman Phifer  Linebacker UCLA
4 107 Robert Bailey  Cornerback Miami (FL)
5 116 Robert Young  Defensive end Mississippi State
6 143 Neal Fort  Offensive tackle BYU
7 170 Tyrone Shelton  Running back William & Mary
8 201 Pat Tyrance  Linebacker Nebraska
9 228 Jeff Fields  Defensive tackle Arkansas State
11 281 Terry Crews  Linebacker Western Michigan
12 311 Jeff Pahukoa  Guard Washington
12 312 Ernie Thompson  Running back Indiana
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1991 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 Math

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Gil Haskell

Strength and conditioning

Roster[edit]

1991 Los Angeles Rams roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

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Regular season[edit]

In a game against the Lions, Lions offensive lineman Mike Utley suffered an injury to his sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae occurred on November 17, 1991. Utley flashed the crowd a "thumbs up" as he was being taken off the field.

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Rams points Opponents Record Streak Attendance
1 September 1 Phoenix Cardinals Loss 14 24 0–1 Lost 1
47,069
2 September 8 at New York Giants Win 19 13 1–1 Won 1
76,541
3 September 15 at New Orleans Saints Loss 7 42 1–2 Lost 1
68,583
4 September 22 at San Francisco 49ers Loss 10 27 1–3 Lost 2
63,871
5 September 29 Green Bay Packers Win 23 21 2–3 Won 1
54,736
6 Bye Week
7 October 13 San Diego Chargers Win 30 24 3–3 Won 2
47,433
8 October 20 at Los Angeles Raiders Loss 17 20 3–4 Lost 1
85,102
9 October 27 at Atlanta Falcons Loss 14 31 3–5 Lost 2
50,187
10 November 3 New Orleans Saints Loss 17 24 3–6 Lost 3
58,713
11 November 10 Kansas City Chiefs Loss 20 27 3–7 Lost 4
52,511
12 November 17 at Detroit Lions Loss 10 21 3–8 Lost 5
60,873
13 November 25 San Francisco 49ers Loss 10 33 3–9 Lost 6
61,881
14 December 1 Washington Redskins Loss 6 27 3–10 Lost 7
55,027
15 December 8 Atlanta Falcons Loss 14 31 3–11 Lost 8
35,315
16 December 15 at Minnesota Vikings Loss 14 20 3–12 Lost 9
61,518
17 December 22 at Seattle Seahawks Loss 9 23 3–13 Lost 10
51,100

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Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) New Orleans Saints 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 341 211 W2
(6) Atlanta Falcons 10 6 0 .625 5–1 7–5 361 338 L1
San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 393 239 W6
Los Angeles Rams 3 13 0 .188 0–6 2–10 234 390 L10

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Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]

Other Anaheim–based teams in 1991

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cold Hard Football Facts: Ryan Kalil ad: Carolina D not up to the task
  2. ^ "1991 Los Angeles Rams draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1991 Los Angeles Rams starters, roster, and players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/ram/1991.htm
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 292

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