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

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team


Regular season

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Rams points Opponents Rams first downs Record
1 Sept. 10 at Atlanta Falcons Win 31 21 21 1-0
2 Sept. 17 Indianapolis Colts Win 31 17 26 2-0
3 Sept. 24 Green Bay Packers Win 41 38 20 3-0
4 Oct. 1 at San Francisco 49ers Win 13 12 11 4-0
5 Oct. 8 Atlanta Falcons Win 26 14 21 5-0
6 Oct. 16 at Buffalo Bills Loss 20 23 15 5-1
7 Oct. 22 New Orleans Saints Loss 21 40 22 5-2
8 Oct. 29 at Chicago Bears Loss 10 20 17 5-3
9 Nov. 5 at Minnesota Vikings Loss 21 23 14 5-4
10 Nov. 12 New York Giants Win 31 10 28 6-4
11 Nov. 19 Phoenix Cardinals Win 37 14 16 7-4
12 Nov. 26 at New Orleans Saints Win 20 17 23 8-4
13 Dec. 3 at Dallas Cowboys Win 35 31 20 9-4
14 Dec. 11 San Francisco 49ers Loss 27 30 24 9-5
15 Dec. 17 New York Jets Win 38 14 21 10-5
16 Dec. 24 at New England Patriots Win 24 20 22 11-5


Standings

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Francisco 49ers 14 2 0 .875 442 253
Los Angeles Rams 11 5 0 .688 426 344
New Orleans Saints 9 7 0 .563 386 301
Atlanta Falcons 3 13 0 .188 279 437


Roster

Postseason

NFC Divisional Playoff

  • Los Angeles Rams 19, New York Giants 13 (OT)


at Giants Stadiummarker, East Rutherford, New Jerseymarker



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 Game

  • San Francisco 49ers 30, Los Angeles Rams 3


at Candlestick Parkmarker, San Franciscomarker



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

Awards and records

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


Milestones

References

  1. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/ram/1989.htm
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 98


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