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1989 Los Angeles Rams season
Head Coach John Robinson
Home Field Anaheim Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Place 2nd NFC West
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card
Won Divisional
Lost Conference
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1988 1990

The 1989 Los Angeles Rams season was the team's 52nd year with the National Football League and the 44th season in Los Angeles.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular seasonEdit

In week 16, Jerry Gray returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown. The victory over the New England Patriots clinched a playoff berth for the Rams.

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Rams points Opponents Rams first downs Record Attendance
1 Sept. 10 at Atlanta Falcons Win 31 21 21 1-0
38,708
2 Sept. 17 Indianapolis Colts Win 31 17 26 2-0
63,995
3 Sept. 24 Green Bay Packers Win 41 38 20 3-0
57,701
4 Oct. 1 at San Francisco 49ers Win 13 12 11 4-0
64,250
5 Oct. 8 Atlanta Falcons Win 26 14 21 5-0
52,182
6 Oct. 16 at Buffalo Bills Loss 20 23 15 5-1
76,231
7 Oct. 22 New Orleans Saints Loss 21 40 22 5-2
57,567
8 Oct. 29 at Chicago Bears Loss 10 20 17 5-3
65,506
9 Nov. 5 at Minnesota Vikings Loss 21 23 14 5-4
59,600
10 Nov. 12 New York Giants Win 31 10 28 6-4
65,127
11 Nov. 19 Phoenix Cardinals Win 37 14 16 7-4
53,176
12 Nov. 26 at New Orleans Saints Win 20 17 23 8-4
64,274
13 Dec. 3 at Dallas Cowboys Win 35 31 20 9-4
46,100
14 Dec. 11 San Francisco 49ers Loss 27 30 24 9-5
67,959
15 Dec. 17 New York Jets Win 38 14 21 10-5
53,063
16 Dec. 24 at New England Patriots Win 24 20 22 11-5
27,940
[1]

StandingsEdit

NFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 14 2 0 .875 442 253 W5
Los Angeles Rams 11 5 0 .688 426 344 W2
New Orleans Saints 9 7 0 .563 386 301 W3
Atlanta Falcons 3 13 0 .188 279 437 L7
[2]

PlayoffsEdit

NFC Wild Card GameEdit

Los Angeles Rams 21, Philadelphia Eagles 7
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 14 0 0 7

21

Eagles 0 0 0 7

7

at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia

NFC Divisional PlayoffEdit

Los Angeles Rams 19, New York Giants 13 (OT)
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 0 6

19

Giants 6 0 7 0

13

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

The Rams upset the Giants with quarterback Jim Everett's 30-yard touchdown pass to Flipper Anderson with 1:06 gone in overtime. New York jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter with two field goals by kicker Raul Allegre. With 17 seconds left in the first half, Anderson caught a 20-yard touchdown reception from Everett to take a 7-6 lead.

In the third quarter, Giants running back Ottis Anderson scored on a 2-yard touchdown. But in the fourth period, Los Angeles kicker Mike Lansford made two field goals to tie the game, the second one coming with 3:01 left in regulation. Rams receiver Henry Ellard had the best postseason performance of his career with 8 receptions for 125 yards.

NFC Championship GameEdit

San Francisco 49ers 30, Los Angeles Rams 3
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 0 0 0

3

49ers 0 21 3 6

30

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

The 49ers crushed the Rams with 442 total yards and held the ball for 39:48.

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Flipper Anderson, NFL Game Record, Most Receiving Yards in One Game, 336 yards (vs. New Orleans Saints on November 26, 1989) [3]
  • Jerry Gray, NFC Pro Bowl Selection
  • Jerry Gray, Pro Bowl MVP

MilestonesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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