1965 Los Angeles Rams season

The 1965 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 28th year with the National Football League and the 20th season in Los Angeles. This season saw the Rams attempting to improve on their 5-7-2 record from 1964 and snap a streak of 6 straight losing seasons. The Rams opened the season against the Detroit Lions and lost 20-0 in Detroit. However, the Rams were able to bounce back and beat the Chicago Bears in their home opener by a score of 30-28. But after the Bears win, the Rams began to choke, as they lost their next 8 games and fell out of tournament contention. After 3 straight wins against the Packers, Cardinals and Browns, the Rams lost to the Colts by a score of 20-17 at home and finished 4-10.

1965 Los Angeles Rams season
Head coachHarland Svare
OwnerDan Reeves
Home fieldLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record4–10
Division place7th NFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 19 at Detroit Lions L 20–0 0–1 46,941
2 September 25 Chicago Bears W 30–28 1–1 36,359
3 October 3 Minnesota Vikings L 38–35 1–2 36,755
4 October 10 at Chicago Bears L 31–6 1–3 45,760
5 October 17 San Francisco 49ers L 45–21 1–4 38,615
6 October 24 at Baltimore Colts L 35–20 1–5 60,238
7 October 31 Detroit Lions L 31–7 1–6 35,187
8 November 7 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–13 1–7 47,426
9 November 14 at Green Bay Packers L 6–3 1–8 48,485
10 November 21 at San Francisco 49ers L 30–27 1–9 39,253
11 November 28 Green Bay Packers W 21–10 2–9 39,733
12 December 5 at St. Louis Cardinals W 27–3 3–9 27,943
13 December 12 Cleveland Browns W 42–7 4–9 49,048
14 December 18 Baltimore Colts L 20–17 4–10 46,636

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 3 1 .769 8–3–1 316 224 T1
Baltimore Colts 10 3 1 .769 8–3–1 389 284 W1
Chicago Bears 9 5 0 .643 7–5 409 275 L1
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 6–5–1 421 402 T1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 5–7 383 403 W2
Detroit Lions 6 7 1 .462 4–7–1 257 295 W1
Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 .286 2–10 269 328 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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