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1983 Los Angeles Rams season
Head Coach John Robinson
Home Field Anaheim Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Place 2nd NFC West
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card
Lost Divisional
Timeline
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1982 1984

The 1983 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 46th year with the National Football League and the 38th season in the city of Los Angeles. The franchise drafted a future Hall of Fame Running Back in Eric Dickerson.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
2Los Angeles RamsEric DickersonRunning BackSouthern Methodist
32Los Angeles RamsHenry EllardWide ReceiverFresno State
36Los Angeles RamsMike WilcherLinebackerNorth Carolina
[1]

Regular seasonEdit

Eric DickersonEdit

While he considered going to the Los Angeles Express in the United States Football League, Dickerson decided to go into the National Football League at the advice of his mother because the NFL had been around longer. He was selected second overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. An immediate pro success, he established rookie records for most rushing attempts (390), most rushing yards gained (1,808) and most touchdowns rushing (18), including another two receiving touchdowns.[2] His efforts earned him All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors.[3]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1983 at New York Giants W 16-6
75,281
2 September 11, 1983 New Orleans Saints W 30-27
45,572
3 September 18, 1983 at Green Bay Packers L 27-24
54,037
4 September 25, 1983 at New York Jets L 27-24
52,070
5 October 2, 1983 Detroit Lions W 21-10
49,403
6 October 9, 1983 at San Francisco 49ers W 10-7
59,118
7 October 16, 1983 Atlanta Falcons W 27-21
50,404
8 October 23, 1983 San Francisco 49ers L 45-35
66,070
9 October 30, 1983 at Miami Dolphins L 30-14
72,175
10 November 6, 1983 Chicago Bears W 21-14
53,010
11 November 14, 1983 at Atlanta Falcons W 36-13
31,202
12 November 20, 1983 Washington Redskins L 42-20
63,031
13 November 27, 1983 Buffalo Bills W 41-17
48,246
14 December 4, 1983 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13-9
32,867
15 December 11, 1983 New England Patriots L 21-7
46,503
16 December 18, 1983 at New Orleans Saints W 26-24
70,148

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard December 26, 1983 at Dallas Cowboys W 24-17
43,521
Divisional January 1, 1984 at Washington Redskins L 51-7
55,363

StandingsEdit

NFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 .625 432 293 W3
Los Angeles Rams 9 7 0 .563 361 344 W1
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 319 337 L1
Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 370 389 W1
[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

See alsoEdit

Other Anaheim–based teams in 1983

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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