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1962 St. Louis Cardinals

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4-9-1, Finished 6th in NFL East Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.3, Offense: -3.7, Defense: -3.6, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 287 points (20.5/g), 10th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 361 points (25.8/g), 10th.
 Differential of -74 points (-5.3/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Wally Lemm (4-9-1)

Stadium: Busch Stadium (Sportsman's Par
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

Team Info

Partial Owner/VP/de facto General Manager Bill Bidwill
Partial Owner/President Charles Bidwill Jr.
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 287 4798 886 5.4 51 21 21 268 220 434 3100 18 30 6.6 138 416 1698 20 4.1 109
Team Defense 361 4711 868 5.4 31 15 17 251 196 377 2987 21 16 7.2 141 452 1724 18 3.8 93
Lg Rank Offense 10 3 13 13 2 1 4 10 12 8 9 8 2 6
Lg Rank Defense 10 9 13 9 7 7 10 8 13 9 9 8 11 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27 21 23 354 179 175 13 285 257 28 2
2 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 0 17 11 131 115 16 5 20 334 163 171 4
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-2 @ Washington Redskins 14 24 23 351 285 66 8 14 294 205 89 3
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-3 New York Giants 14 31 15 224 120 104 2 21 332 231 101 2
5 Sun October 14 boxscore T 1-3-1 Washington Redskins 17 17 16 309 251 58 2 15 321 259 62 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 1-4-1 Cleveland Browns 7 34 16 191 101 90 3 26 487 351 136
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 2-4-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 28 24 14 349 239 110 5 20 379 178 201 4
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 2-5-1 @ New York Giants 28 31 29 494 353 141 5 15 266 181 85 1
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 2-6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 26 17 335 220 115 5 16 253 59 194 1
10 Sun November 18 boxscore L 2-7-1 @ Cleveland Browns 14 38 20 359 149 210 4 22 361 225 136 2
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 2-8-1 San Francisco 49ers 17 24 18 314 150 164 3 15 215 97 118
12 Sun December 2 boxscore L 2-9-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 19 14 271 213 58 4 23 412 174 238 2
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 3-9-1 Dallas Cowboys 52 20 22 527 310 217 3 14 274 188 86 5
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 4-9-1 Philadelphia Eagles 45 35 30 589 415 174 2 17 498 419 79 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Charley Johnson 24 QB 11 10 3-6-1 150 308 48.7% 2440 16 5.2 20 6.5 86 7.9 6.0 16.3 221.8 65.9 1 0
14 Sam Etcheverry 32 P/qb 14 4 1-3-0 58 106 54.7% 707 2 1.9 10 9.4 68 6.7 2.8 12.2 50.5 42.5
44 John David Crow* 27 HB 14 0 12 20 60.0% 241 0 0.0 0 0.0 57 12.1 12.1 20.1 17.2 102.3
Team Total 26.1 14 4-9-1 220 434 50.7% 3388 18 4.1 30 6.9 86 7.8 5.5 15.4 242.0 61.9 1 0
Opp Total 14 196 377 52.0% 3302 21 5.6 16 4.2 8.8 7.96 16.8 235.9 82.8 39 315 7.2 6.5 9.4

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
44 John David Crow* 27 HB 14 0 192 751 14 35 3.9 53.6 13.7 23 246 10.7 3 53 1.6 17.6 997 17 14
22 Prentice Gautt 24 13 0 114 470 2 34 4.1 36.2 8.8 16 240 15.0 0 39 1.2 18.5 710 2 1
31 Mal Hammack 29 FB 14 0 38 160 1 23 4.2 11.4 2.7 4 27 6.8 0 15 0.3 1.9 187 1 2
35 Joe Childress 29 14 0 37 162 0 15 4.4 11.6 2.6 15 207 13.8 1 42 1.1 14.8 369 1 2
12 Charley Johnson 24 QB 11 10 25 138 3 19 5.5 12.5 2.3 138 3 5
14 Sam Etcheverry 32 P/qb 14 4 8 5 0 13 0.6 0.4 0.6 5 0 6
38 Bill Triplett 22 KR 14 0 2 12 0 10 6.0 0.9 0.1 12 0 1
88 Sonny Randle* 26 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 63 1158 18.4 7 86 4.5 82.7 1158 7 1
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 27 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 62 954 15.4 4 72 4.4 68.1 954 4 1
85 Taz Anderson 24 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 535 15.3 3 51 2.5 38.2 535 3 0
81 Jack Elwell 22 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 0.8 11 0 0
86 Hugh McInnis 24 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 1.1 10 0 1
Team Total 26.1 14 416 1698 20 35 4.1 121.3 29.7 220 3388 15.4 18 86 15.7 242.0 5086 38 36
Opp Total 14 452 1724 18 3.8 123.1 32.3 196 2987 15.2 21 14.0 213.4 4711 39 23

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
38 Bill Triplett 22 KR 14 0 24 608 0 49 25.3 620
21 Norm Beal 22 LS/PR 7 0 7 46 0 14 6.6 16 394 0 66 24.6 440
37 Pat Fischer 22 12 0 4 37 0 21 9.3 7 187 0 43 26.7 224
24 Billy Stacy 26 LCB 13 0 5 35 0 15 7.0 5 121 0 33 24.2 156
22 Prentice Gautt 24 13 0 6 124 0 35 20.7 834
35 Joe Childress 29 14 0 3 19 0 10 6.3 388
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 27 FL 14 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 964
44 John David Crow* 27 HB 14 0 2 6 0 4 3.0 1003
31 Mal Hammack 29 FB 14 0 2 36 0 19 18.0 223
85 Taz Anderson 24 TE 14 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 541
Team Total 26.1 14 20 134 0 21 6.7 64 1495 0 66 23.4 6715
Opp Total 14 26 122 0 4.7 41 870 0 21.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
14 Sam Etcheverry 32 P/qb 14 4 59 2259 61 1 38.3
79 Gerry Perry 32 K 14 0 12 5 41.7%% 39 38 97.4%%
25 Jim Bakken 22 k 8 0 1 0.0%%
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 27 FL 14 0 1 0.0%%
Team Total 26.1 14 14 5 35.7%% 39 38 97.4%% 59 2259 61 1 38.3
Opp Total 14 33 18 54.5%% 44 43 97.7%% 61 2477 40.6

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
44 John David Crow* 27 HB 14 0 0 14 3 14 0
24 Billy Stacy 26 LCB 13 0 6 72 0 53 0 0 1 3 3 0
14 Sam Etcheverry 32 P/qb 14 4 0 6 2 0 0
12 Charley Johnson 24 QB 11 10 0 5 2 0 0
38 Bill Triplett 22 KR 14 0 1 24 0 24 0 0 1 3 20 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 27 FL 14 0 0 1 3 0 0
37 Pat Fischer 22 12 0 3 41 0 25 0
22 Prentice Gautt 24 13 0 0 1 2 0 0
41 Jimmy Hill* 34 RCB 14 0 2 15 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 Larry Wilson* 24 RS 14 14 2 59 1 57 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Joe Childress 29 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
31 Mal Hammack 29 FB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
34 Bill Koman* 28 RLB 14 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Don Owens 30 LDT 14 0 0 0 2 5 0
84 Joe Robb 25 LDE 14 0 0 0 2 14 0
85 Taz Anderson 24 TE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Norm Beal 22 LS/PR 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 Roland Jackson 22 5 0 0 0 1 2 0
68 Mike McGee 24 LG 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Hugh McInnis 24 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Ernie McMillan 24 RT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Dale Meinert 29 5 0 1 12 0 12 0
88 Sonny Randle* 26 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
52 Marion Rushing 26 LLB 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 16 229 1 57 0 0 36 30 58 0
Opp Total 14 36 23 8

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
44 John David Crow* 27 HB 14 0 14 3 17 102
79 Gerry Perry 32 K 14 0 38 5 53
88 Sonny Randle* 26 SE 14 0 7 7 42
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 27 FL 14 0 4 4 24
85 Taz Anderson 24 TE 14 0 3 3 18
12 Charley Johnson 24 QB 11 10 3 3 18
22 Prentice Gautt 24 13 0 2 2 12
35 Joe Childress 29 14 0 1 1 6
31 Mal Hammack 29 FB 14 0 1 1 6
8 Larry Wilson* 24 RS 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 20 18 1 39 38 5 287
Opp Total 14 18 21 2 1 43 18 361

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-16 @ PHI W, 27-21 2 2 pass John David Crow 2 yard pass from Sam Etcheverry
2 1962-09-16 @ PHI W, 27-21 2 68 pass Sonny Randle 68 yard pass from Sam Etcheverry (Gerry Perry kick)
3 1962-09-16 @ PHI W, 27-21 3 26 rush John David Crow 26 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
4 1962-09-16 @ PHI W, 27-21 4 2 rush John David Crow 2 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
5 1962-09-30 @ WAS L, 14-24 3 6 rush John David Crow 6 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
6 1962-09-30 @ WAS L, 14-24 4 1 rush John David Crow 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
7 1962-10-07 NYG L, 14-31 1 7 rush John David Crow 7 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
8 1962-10-07 NYG L, 14-31 2 1 rush John David Crow 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
9 1962-10-14 WAS T, 17-17 4 27 pass Joe Childress 27 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
10 1962-10-14 WAS T, 17-17 4 1 rush John David Crow 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
11 1962-10-21 CLE L, 7-34 3 5 pass John David Crow 5 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
12 1962-10-28 @ DAL W, 28-24 1 86 pass Sonny Randle 86 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
13 1962-10-28 @ DAL W, 28-24 2 10 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 10 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
14 1962-10-28 @ DAL W, 28-24 3 57 interception Larry Wilson 57 yard interception return (Gerry Perry kick)
15 1962-10-28 @ DAL W, 28-24 4 8 pass Sonny Randle 8 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
16 1962-11-04 @ NYG L, 28-31 2 8 pass Taz Anderson 8 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
17 1962-11-04 @ NYG L, 28-31 2 4 rush John David Crow 4 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
18 1962-11-04 @ NYG L, 28-31 4 55 pass Sonny Randle 55 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
19 1962-11-04 @ NYG L, 28-31 4 1 rush Charley Johnson 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
20 1962-11-11 PIT L, 17-26 1 22 rush John David Crow 22 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
21 1962-11-11 PIT L, 17-26 3 1 rush Prentice Gautt 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
22 1962-11-18 @ CLE L, 14-38 4 1 rush Prentice Gautt 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
23 1962-11-18 @ CLE L, 14-38 4 23 rush Mal Hammack 23 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
24 1962-11-25 SFO L, 17-24 2 1 rush John David Crow 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
25 1962-11-25 SFO L, 17-24 4 14 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 14 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
26 1962-12-02 @ PIT L, 7-19 4 12 pass Sonny Randle 12 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
27 1962-12-09 DAL W, 52-20 2 43 pass Taz Anderson 43 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
28 1962-12-09 DAL W, 52-20 2 5 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 5 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
29 1962-12-09 DAL W, 52-20 3 74 pass Sonny Randle 74 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
30 1962-12-09 DAL W, 52-20 3 27 pass Taz Anderson 27 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
31 1962-12-09 DAL W, 52-20 4 16 rush John David Crow 16 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
32 1962-12-09 DAL W, 52-20 4 72 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 72 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
33 1962-12-09 DAL W, 52-20 4 2 rush Charley Johnson 2 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
34 1962-12-16 PHI W, 45-35 1 5 rush John David Crow 5 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
35 1962-12-16 PHI W, 45-35 1 77 pass Sonny Randle 77 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
36 1962-12-16 PHI W, 45-35 2 16 pass John David Crow 16 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Gerry Perry kick)
37 1962-12-16 PHI W, 45-35 2 6 rush Charley Johnson 6 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
38 1962-12-16 PHI W, 45-35 3 1 rush John David Crow 1 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
39 1962-12-16 PHI W, 45-35 4 2 rush John David Crow 2 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-16 @ PHI L, 21-27 1 99 field goal Timmy Brown 99 yard field goal return (Bobby Walston kick)
2 1962-09-16 @ PHI L, 21-27 2 11 pass Tommy McDonald 11 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
3 1962-09-16 @ PHI L, 21-27 4 1 rush Timmy Brown 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
4 1962-09-23 @ GNB W, 17-0 3 3 rush Paul Hornung 3 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
5 1962-09-23 @ GNB W, 17-0 4 19 pass Max McGee 19 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
6 1962-09-30 @ WAS W, 24-14 1 41 pass Bobby Mitchell 41 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
7 1962-09-30 @ WAS W, 24-14 2 23 pass Bobby Mitchell 23 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
8 1962-09-30 @ WAS W, 24-14 4 1 rush Jim Cunningham 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
9 1962-10-07 NYG W, 31-14 1 6 pass Del Shofner 6 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
10 1962-10-07 NYG W, 31-14 2 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
11 1962-10-07 NYG W, 31-14 2 0 fumble Dick Lynch 0 yard fumble return (Don Chandler kick)
12 1962-10-07 NYG W, 31-14 3 21 rush Y.A. Tittle 21 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
13 1962-10-14 WAS T, 17-17 1 38 pass Bobby Mitchell 38 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
14 1962-10-14 WAS T, 17-17 3 1 rush Billy Ray Barnes 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
15 1962-10-21 CLE W, 34-7 2 5 rush Charlie Scales 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
16 1962-10-21 CLE W, 34-7 2 37 pass Johnny Brewer 37 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
17 1962-10-21 CLE W, 34-7 4 4 pass Jim Brown 4 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
18 1962-10-21 CLE W, 34-7 4 38 pass Ray Renfro 38 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
19 1962-10-28 @ DAL L, 24-28 2 33 rush Don Perkins 33 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
20 1962-10-28 @ DAL L, 24-28 3 84 fumble Don Bishop 84 yard fumble return (Sam Baker kick)
21 1962-10-28 @ DAL L, 24-28 4 1 pass Lee Folkins 1 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
22 1962-11-04 @ NYG W, 31-28 1 39 pass Frank Gifford 39 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
23 1962-11-04 @ NYG W, 31-28 4 32 pass Frank Gifford 32 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
24 1962-11-04 @ NYG W, 31-28 4 3 rush Alex Webster 3 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
25 1962-11-04 @ NYG W, 31-28 4 20 pass Alex Webster 20 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
26 1962-11-11 PIT W, 26-17 2 9 pass Preston Carpenter 9 yard pass from Bobby Layne
27 1962-11-11 PIT W, 26-17 4 5 rush Dick Hoak 5 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
28 1962-11-11 PIT W, 26-17 4 5 rush John Henry Johnson 5 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
29 1962-11-18 @ CLE W, 38-14 2 12 pass Gary Collins 12 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
30 1962-11-18 @ CLE W, 38-14 3 3 rush Jim Brown 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
31 1962-11-18 @ CLE W, 38-14 3 4 rush Jim Brown 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
32 1962-11-18 @ CLE W, 38-14 4 16 rush Jim Brown 16 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
33 1962-11-18 @ CLE W, 38-14 4 7 rush Jim Brown 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
34 1962-11-25 SFO W, 24-17 1 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
35 1962-11-25 SFO W, 24-17 2 2 rush John Brodie 2 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
36 1962-11-25 SFO W, 24-17 4 3 rush John Brodie 3 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
37 1962-12-02 @ PIT W, 19-7 1 49 interception Willie Daniel 49 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
38 1962-12-09 DAL L, 20-52 1 94 field goal Jerry Norton 94 yard field goal return (Sam Baker kick)
39 1962-12-09 DAL L, 20-52 2 20 pass Lee Folkins 20 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
40 1962-12-16 PHI L, 35-45 1 56 pass Tommy McDonald 56 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
41 1962-12-16 PHI L, 35-45 2 60 pass Tommy McDonald 60 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
42 1962-12-16 PHI L, 35-45 2 60 pass Timmy Brown 60 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
43 1962-12-16 PHI L, 35-45 2 40 pass Tommy McDonald 40 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)
44 1962-12-16 PHI L, 35-45 3 82 pass Timmy Brown 82 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bobby Walston kick)