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It was Christmas Eve 1994, the last time a team known as the Los Angeles Rams played a home game. That was 7939 days prior to this Sunday, when the Rams will make their return to the Los Angeles area after 21 seasons in St. Louis. This will be the Rams’ second stint in LA, and their fourth stop overall, and they won exactly one title in each previous stop.
Rams Franchise – All-Time Chronology
Cleveland, 1937-1945 Won NFL Champ., 1945
Los Angeles, 1946-1994 Won NFL Champ., 1951
St. Louis, 1995-2015 Won SB 34 (1999 season)
Los Angeles, 2016
In that game won Christmas Eve, 1994, with the Redskins defeating the Rams, 24-21. The starting QBs were Heath Shuler for Washington and Chris Miller for the Rams. The final – and winning – touchdown was scored by Washington’s James Jenkins in the third quarter.
Of the four NFL franchise moves that have occurred since 1990, three of them have involved Los Angeles.
NFL Franchise Moves, 1990-2016
Raiders, LA to Oakland (following 1994 season)
Rams, LA to St. Louis (following 1994 season)
Titans, Houston to Tennessee (following 1996 season)
Rams, St. Louis to LA (following 2015 season)
Note that the Ravens did not officially “move” from Cleveland to Baltimore; technically, the 1996 Ravens were an expansion team.
Perhaps the move west will revitalize a Rams franchise that has not seen the postseason in over a decade.
Active Droughts – Most Consecutive Non-Playoff Seasons
(entering 2016 season)
Conversely, the Seattle Seahawks are on the short list of teams that have made playoff appearances in each of the last four seasons.
Active Streaks – Most Consecutive Playoff Seasons
(entering 2016 season)
And, since 2012, the Seahawks have some of the best numbers in the NFL.
Seahawks’ Numbers, 2012-2016, With NFL Ranks
(numbers are reg season only unless indicated)
Wins 47 3rd
Playoff Wins 7 1st
Opp Points/Gm 15.6 1st
Opp Total Yds/Gm 283.6 1st
Takeaways 117 4th
For everything the team has done in the last four-plus seasons, the Seahawks are only even money against their newly-transplanted division rivals.
Seahawks’ Record Breakdown, 2012-2016 Regular Seasons
Vs. Rams: 4-4
Vs. Others: 43-14 (.754)
Seattle is an aggregate 11-5 against the 49ers and Cardinals – their other division rivals – since ’12.
And in the two matchups as season ago, the Rams managed quite a few points against the Seahawks.
Seahawks – Points Allowed per Game, 2015 Regular Season
Vs. Rams: 28.5 (57 in 2 games)
Vs. All Others: 15.7
The Seahawks and Rams have been division rivals since 2002, and last year’s total of 57 points was the most ever by the Rams in a season versus Seattle.
Yes, Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary has its share of star power. But it’s worth noting that Seattle has been dominant in the running game since 2012, outgaining its opponents by about 60 yards per game.
Seahawks’ Rushing Yards/Gm, Own & Opponent, 2012-2016
Rush Yards/Gm 152.4 1st
Opp Rush Yds/Gm 91.5 2nd (Den 90.1)
Diff +60.9 1st
The second-best differential in rushing yards per game in that span is plus-32.0 (Carolina).
And beware if the Seahawks get off to a good start in 2016. This team typically does its best work in the latter half of the season, when the defense really gets tough.
Seahawks’ Breakdown, 2014-2016 Regular Season
W-L 8-7 15-3
Points/Gm 22.5 27.3
Opp Pts/Gm 19.2 14.1
Turnover Diff -1 +16
Since 2012, Seattle has been on both ends of quite a few fourth-quarter comebacks, including last week’s victory over Miami.
Most Wins After Trailing Most Losses After Leading
in 4th Qtr, 2012-2016 in 4th Qtr, 2012-2016
(reg & post) (reg & post)
Seahawks 14 Buccaneers 16
5 teams with 13 Seahawks 15
The lists above includes all games in which a team erased a deficit and won after trailing at any point in the fourth quarter (not necessarily at the start of the fourth period).
The only TD allowed by Seattle last week came in the fourth quarter; going back to last season, the Seahawks haven’t been that stingy on defense in the fourth quarter (and OT).
Todd Gurley’s rushing yards improve each quarter (NFL Career Excluding TDs):
- 1st Qr: 2.4 Yds/ Rush | 160 Rush Yards
- 2nd Qtr: 4.7 Yds/Rush | 260
- 3rd Qtr: 5.5 Yds/ Rush | 336 Rush Yards
- 4th Qtr: 6.6 Yds/Rush | 403 Rush Yards
Gurley’s 1,453 Rushing Yards in his first 14 career games ranks 5th among Active Players
C. Keenum – Out of 51 active players who have attempted at least 400 Passing Yards in their career – Case Keenum’s numbers rank near the bottom:
C.Keenum – Career Passing Numbers
(with ranks among 51 active players w/400+ pass att)
Comp Pct 56.1 46th
Yards/Att 6.43 45th
TD Pct 3.1 46th
Rating 76.5 40th
Kenny Britt: the Rams have a real big-play threat.
Active Players – Highest Career Yards/Rec Average
(minimum 200 receptions)
DeSean Jackson 17.7
Torrey Smith 17.2
Vincent Jackson 16.9
Kenny Britt 16.1
Michael Floyd 15.8
Is Richard Sherman still the imposing cover corner has was earlier in his career? According to the numbers, not so much.
R.Sherman – Career Breakdown When Targeted
(regular season only)
Games 64 17
Opp Comp Pct 46.2 46.5
TD Passes Allowed 8 4
Opp Rating 41.5 84.5
Most Sacks by Interior Linemen, 2014-2016
Aaron Donald 20.0
Gerald McCoy 18.0
Ndamukong Suh 15.5
Geno Atkins 15.0
Fletcher Cox 14.5
Kawann Short 14.5
NFL Teams – Youngest Week 1 Starting Lineups
(average age of starters, in years-days)
LA is young on both sides of the ball – fifth-youngest offensive starters (26-79) and fifth-youngest defensive starters (26-202), all based on last week’s lineups.
For the better part of a decade, the Rams’ offensive numbers have been wretched.
Rams’ Offensive Numbers, 2007-2016, With NFL Ranks
Points/Game 16.6 last
Total Yds/Gm 298.8 last
Pass Yds/Gm 193.1 31st (SF 192.2)
TD Passes 144 last
Passer Rating 74.0 31st (Cle 72.4)
They’ve gone through quite a few quarterbacks since ’07.
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