1991 Los Angeles Rams season

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

NFL Draft

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

Staff

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

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

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

GameDateOpponentResultRams pointsOpponentsRecordStreakAttendance
1September 1Phoenix CardinalsLoss14240–1Lost 1
47,069
2September 8at New York GiantsWin19131–1Won 1
76,541
3September 15at New Orleans SaintsLoss7421–2Lost 1
68,583
4September 22at San Francisco 49ersLoss10271–3Lost 2
63,871
5September 29Green Bay PackersWin23212–3Won 1
54,736
6Bye Week
7October 13San Diego ChargersWin30243–3Won 2
47,433
8October 20at Los Angeles RaidersLoss17203–4Lost 1
85,102
9October 27at Atlanta FalconsLoss14313–5Lost 2
50,187
10November 3New Orleans SaintsLoss17243–6Lost 3
58,713
11November 10Kansas City ChiefsLoss20273–7Lost 4
52,511
12November 17at Detroit LionsLoss10213–8Lost 5
60,873
13November 25San Francisco 49ersLoss10333–9Lost 6
61,881
14December 1Washington RedskinsLoss6273–10Lost 7
55,027
15December 8Atlanta FalconsLoss14313–11Lost 8
35,315
16December 15at Minnesota VikingsLoss14203–12Lost 9
61,518
17December 22at Seattle SeahawksLoss9233–13Lost 10
51,100

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Standings

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

See also

Other Anaheim–based teams in 1991

References

  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. https://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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