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1963 St. Louis Cardinals

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9-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 2.8, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 341 points (24.4/g), 4th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (20.2/g), 6th.
 Differential of 58 points (4.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-5.5.

Coach: Wally Lemm (9-5-0)

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 341 4870 901 5.4 39 18 15 254 228 438 3031 30 21 6.3 134 423 1839 10 4.3 105
Team Defense 283 3954 872 4.5 37 19 23 235 180 370 2152 13 18 5.2 107 461 1802 19 3.9 105
Lg Rank Offense 4 4 9 10 6 1 4 2 6 7 7 5 12 3
Lg Rank Defense 6 5 6 3 6 4 4 3 10 5 11 10 13 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 14 boxscore W 1-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 34 7 20 339 133 206 1 16 254 143 111 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28 24 27 405 209 196 3 12 219 156 63 1
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 23 13 303 166 137 5 14 217 38 179 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 3-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 56 14 26 520 334 186 1 17 218 145 73 3
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 23 23 525 408 117 3 14 321 215 106 1
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 4-2 Green Bay Packers 7 30 12 248 208 40 5 21 324 99 225 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-2 @ Washington Redskins 21 7 21 404 270 134 4 16 183 89 94 6
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 5-3 New York Giants 21 38 19 314 185 129 7 19 426 310 116 2
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 6-3 Washington Redskins 24 20 18 288 185 103 16 268 224 44 3
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 7-3 @ Cleveland Browns 20 14 17 348 278 70 2 19 302 145 157 4
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 8-3 @ New York Giants 24 17 13 177 57 120 1 21 336 208 128 4
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 8-4 Cleveland Browns 10 24 13 198 19 179 1 23 403 163 240 1
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 9-4 Philadelphia Eagles 38 14 11 358 298 60 2 17 269 109 160 5
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 9-5 Dallas Cowboys 24 28 21 443 281 162 4 10 214 108 106 2

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* 25 QB 14 14 9-5-0 222 423 52.5% 3280 28 6.6 21 5.0 78 7.8 6.8 14.8 234.3 79.5 2 3
11 Buddy Humphrey 28 4 0 4 11 36.4% 96 1 9.1 0 0.0 33 8.7 10.5 24.0 24.0 99.1
44 John David Crow 28 3 0 2 3 66.7% 27 1 33.3 0 0.0 17 9.0 15.7 13.5 9.0 134.7
22 Prentice Gautt 25 1 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.1 14 9-5-0 228 438 52.1% 3403 30 6.8 21 4.8 78 7.8 7.0 14.9 243.1 80.7 2 3
Opp Total 14 180 370 48.6% 2519 13 3.5 18 4.9 6.8 5.32 14.0 179.9 62.4 41 367 5.2 3.9 10.0

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
35 Joe Childress 30 FB 14 0 174 701 2 28 4.0 50.1 12.4 25 354 14.2 2 78 1.8 25.3 1055 4 2
38 Bill Triplett 23 HB 13 0 134 652 5 63 4.9 50.2 10.3 31 396 12.8 3 38 2.4 30.5 1048 8 4
12 Charley Johnson* 25 QB 14 14 41 143 1 16 3.5 10.2 2.9 143 1 12
23 Bob Paremore 24 14 0 36 107 0 14 3.0 7.6 2.6 6 89 14.8 1 32 0.4 6.4 196 1 1
36 Bill Thornton 24 14 0 19 111 1 55 5.8 7.9 1.4 4 10 2.5 0 8 0.3 0.7 121 1 0
44 John David Crow 28 3 0 9 34 0 9 3.8 11.3 3.0 34 0 0
22 Prentice Gautt 25 1 0 3 5 0 2 1.7 5.0 3.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 1.0 3.0 8 0 0
33 Mal Hammack 30 13 0 3 16 0 9 5.3 1.2 0.2 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.2 31 0 2
8 Larry Wilson* 25 RS 14 0 2 38 1 35 19.0 2.7 0.1 38 1 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad+ 28 FL 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 73 967 13.2 10 48 5.2 69.1 967 10 2
21 Jerry Stovall 22 KR/LS/P 14 14 1 32 0 32 32.0 2.3 0.1 32 0 0
88 Sonny Randle 27 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 1014 19.9 12 68 3.6 72.4 1014 12 1
81 Jackie Smith 23 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 445 15.9 2 55 2.0 31.8 445 2 2
85 Taz Anderson 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 47 9.4 0 16 1.0 9.4 47 0 0
3 Billy Gambrell 22 PR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 63 21.0 0 33 0.2 4.5 63 0 2
Team Total 26.1 14 423 1839 10 63 4.3 131.4 30.2 228 3403 14.9 30 78 16.3 243.1 5242 40 29
Opp Total 14 461 1802 19 3.9 128.7 32.9 180 2152 12.0 13 12.9 153.7 3954 32 32

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
23 Bob Paremore 24 14 0 4 23 0 10 5.8 12 292 0 39 24.3 511
21 Jerry Stovall 22 KR/LS/P 14 14 15 419 0 55 27.9 451
38 Bill Triplett 23 HB 13 0 14 229 0 27 16.4 1277
3 Billy Gambrell 22 PR 14 0 11 111 0 49 10.1 174
37 Pat Fischer 23 LCB 14 0 9 25 0 9 2.8 25
33 Mal Hammack 30 13 0 4 60 0 21 15.0 91
36 Bill Thornton 24 14 0 4 70 0 25 17.5 191
40 Bobby Joe Conrad+ 28 FL 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 968
55 Irv Goode 23 LT 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
64 Ken Gray* 27 RG 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
65 Tom Redmond 26 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
24 Billy Stacy 27 9 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 26.1 14 26 166 0 49 6.4 52 1070 0 55 20.6 6478
Opp Total 14 25 294 0 11.8 51 1279 1 25.1

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
25 Jim Bakken 23 K 14 0 21 11 52.4%% 44 44 100.0%%
21 Jerry Stovall 22 KR/LS/P 14 14 65 2647 69 0 40.7
Team Total 26.1 14 21 11 52.4%% 44 44 100.0%% 65 2647 69 0 40.7
Opp Total 14 26 15 57.7%% 34 34 100.0%% 74 2967 40.1

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
12 Charley Johnson* 25 QB 14 14 0 12 2 0 0
37 Pat Fischer 23 LCB 14 0 8 169 0 53 0 0 1 2 0 0
8 Larry Wilson* 25 RS 14 0 4 67 0 36 0 0 0 2 42 1
38 Bill Triplett 23 HB 13 0 0 4 1 0 0
35 Joe Childress 30 FB 14 0 0 2 2 0 0
3 Billy Gambrell 22 PR 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
33 Mal Hammack 30 13 0 0 2 1 0 0
41 Jimmy Hill 35 RCB 12 0 3 126 1 58 0
23 Bob Paremore 24 14 0 0 1 2 1 1
21 Jerry Stovall 22 KR/LS/P 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad+ 28 FL 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
61 Bob DeMarco* 25 C 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
34 Bill Koman 29 RLB 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
62 Dale Meinert* 30 MLB 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
81 Jackie Smith 23 TE 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
50 Garland Boyette 23 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Don Brumm 22 RDE 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Ed Cook 31 LG 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 John David Crow 28 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Ken Gray* 27 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Luke Owens 30 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Sonny Randle 27 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
52 Marion Rushing 27 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Billy Stacy 27 9 0 1 0 0 0 0
67 Larry Stallings 22 LLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 John Symank 28 13 0 1 21 1 21 0
36 Bill Thornton 24 14 0 0 0 1 9 0
Team Total 26.1 14 18 383 2 58 0 0 29 30 52 2
Opp Total 14 40 32 13

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
25 Jim Bakken 23 K 14 0 44 11 77
88 Sonny Randle 27 SE 14 0 12 12 72
40 Bobby Joe Conrad+ 28 FL 14 0 10 10 60
38 Bill Triplett 23 HB 13 0 5 3 8 48
35 Joe Childress 30 FB 14 0 2 2 4 24
23 Bob Paremore 24 14 0 1 1 2 12
81 Jackie Smith 23 TE 14 0 2 2 12
8 Larry Wilson* 25 RS 14 0 1 1 2 12
41 Jimmy Hill 35 RCB 12 0 1 1 6
12 Charley Johnson* 25 QB 14 14 1 1 6
31 John Symank 28 13 0 1 1 6
36 Bill Thornton 24 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 10 30 2 2 44 44 11 341
Opp Total 14 19 13 1 1 34 15 283

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-14 @ DAL W, 34-7 2 1 rush Joe Childress 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1963-09-14 @ DAL W, 34-7 2 58 interception Jimmy Hill 58 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1963-09-14 @ DAL W, 34-7 3 4 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 4 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1963-09-14 @ DAL W, 34-7 4 1 rush Charley Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1963-09-22 @ PHI W, 28-24 2 1 rush Bill Triplett 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
6 1963-09-22 @ PHI W, 28-24 2 29 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 29 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1963-09-22 @ PHI W, 28-24 3 15 pass Sonny Randle 15 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1963-09-22 @ PHI W, 28-24 4 16 pass Sonny Randle 16 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1963-09-29 @ PIT L, 10-23 1 63 rush Bill Triplett 63 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1963-10-06 @ MIN W, 56-14 1 8 rush Bill Triplett 8 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
11 1963-10-06 @ MIN W, 56-14 2 5 pass Bill Triplett 5 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
12 1963-10-06 @ MIN W, 56-14 2 1 fumble Bob Paremore 1 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)
13 1963-10-06 @ MIN W, 56-14 3 21 pass Sonny Randle 21 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
14 1963-10-06 @ MIN W, 56-14 4 68 pass Sonny Randle 68 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
15 1963-10-06 @ MIN W, 56-14 4 55 rush Bill Thornton 55 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
16 1963-10-06 @ MIN W, 56-14 4 21 interception John Symank 21 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1963-10-06 @ MIN W, 56-14 4 15 pass Sonny Randle 15 yard pass from Buddy Humphrey (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1963-10-13 PIT W, 24-23 3 10 pass Jackie Smith 10 yard pass from John David Crow (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1963-10-13 PIT W, 24-23 4 55 pass Jackie Smith 55 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1963-10-13 PIT W, 24-23 4 28 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 28 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
21 1963-10-20 GNB L, 7-30 3 27 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 27 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
22 1963-10-27 @ WAS W, 21-7 2 14 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 14 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
23 1963-10-27 @ WAS W, 21-7 3 28 pass Sonny Randle 28 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
24 1963-10-27 @ WAS W, 21-7 4 54 pass Sonny Randle 54 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
25 1963-11-03 NYG L, 21-38 2 13 pass Joe Childress 13 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
26 1963-11-03 NYG L, 21-38 3 13 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 13 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
27 1963-11-03 NYG L, 21-38 4 2 rush Bill Triplett 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
28 1963-11-10 WAS W, 24-20 1 30 pass Bob Paremore 30 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
29 1963-11-10 WAS W, 24-20 3 20 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 20 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
30 1963-11-10 WAS W, 24-20 4 14 pass Sonny Randle 14 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
31 1963-11-17 @ CLE W, 20-14 2 41 pass Sonny Randle 41 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
32 1963-11-17 @ CLE W, 20-14 4 19 pass Bill Triplett 19 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
33 1963-11-24 @ NYG W, 24-17 3 11 pass Sonny Randle 11 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
34 1963-11-24 @ NYG W, 24-17 3 14 rush Bill Triplett 14 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
35 1963-11-24 @ NYG W, 24-17 4 3 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 3 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
36 1963-12-01 CLE L, 10-24 3 8 rush Joe Childress 8 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
37 1963-12-08 PHI W, 38-14 2 78 pass Joe Childress 78 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
38 1963-12-08 PHI W, 38-14 2 58 pass Sonny Randle 58 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
39 1963-12-08 PHI W, 38-14 3 43 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 43 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
40 1963-12-08 PHI W, 38-14 3 42 fumble Larry Wilson 42 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)
41 1963-12-08 PHI W, 38-14 4 17 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 17 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
42 1963-12-15 DAL L, 24-28 2 62 pass Sonny Randle 62 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
43 1963-12-15 DAL L, 24-28 2 16 pass Bill Triplett 16 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
44 1963-12-15 DAL L, 24-28 3 35 rush Larry Wilson 35 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-14 @ DAL L, 7-34 2 15 pass Pettis Norman 15 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
2 1963-09-22 @ PHI L, 24-28 2 1 rush Sonny Jurgensen 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
3 1963-09-22 @ PHI L, 24-28 2 7 rush Timmy Brown 7 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
4 1963-09-22 @ PHI L, 24-28 3 100 kickoff Timmy Brown 100 yard kickoff return (Mike Clark kick)
5 1963-09-29 @ PIT W, 23-10 4 1 rush Dick Hoak 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
6 1963-09-29 @ PIT W, 23-10 4 4 rush Bob Ferguson 4 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
7 1963-10-06 @ MIN L, 14-56 2 7 rush Tommy Mason 7 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
8 1963-10-06 @ MIN L, 14-56 4 1 rush Tommy Mason 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
9 1963-10-13 PIT L, 23-24 2 83 pass Red Mack 83 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
10 1963-10-13 PIT L, 23-24 2 1 rush Ed Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
11 1963-10-20 GNB W, 30-7 1 1 rush Tom Moore 1 yard rush (Jerry Kramer kick)
12 1963-10-20 GNB W, 30-7 2 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Jerry Kramer kick)
13 1963-10-20 GNB W, 30-7 4 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Jerry Kramer kick)
14 1963-10-27 @ WAS L, 7-21 4 28 pass Pat Richter 28 yard pass from George Izo (Bob Khayat kick)
15 1963-11-03 NYG W, 38-21 2 41 pass Frank Gifford 41 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
16 1963-11-03 NYG W, 38-21 2 28 pass Aaron Thomas 28 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
17 1963-11-03 NYG W, 38-21 2 1 pass Aaron Thomas 1 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
18 1963-11-03 NYG W, 38-21 3 40 pass Del Shofner 40 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
19 1963-11-03 NYG W, 38-21 4 1 rush Phil King 1 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
20 1963-11-10 WAS L, 20-24 4 2 rush Billy Ray Barnes 2 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
21 1963-11-10 WAS L, 20-24 4 4 rush Billy Ray Barnes 4 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
22 1963-11-17 @ CLE L, 14-20 1 59 rush Jim Brown 59 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
23 1963-11-17 @ CLE L, 14-20 4 15 pass Ernie Green 15 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Lou Groza kick)
24 1963-11-24 @ NYG L, 17-24 2 35 pass Aaron Thomas 35 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
25 1963-11-24 @ NYG L, 17-24 4 4 pass Joe Walton 4 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
26 1963-12-01 CLE W, 24-10 1 23 pass Rich Kreitling 23 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
27 1963-12-01 CLE W, 24-10 2 1 rush Jim Brown 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
28 1963-12-01 CLE W, 24-10 2 3 rush Jim Brown 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
29 1963-12-08 PHI L, 14-38 2 1 rush Timmy Brown 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
30 1963-12-08 PHI L, 14-38 3 5 rush Timmy Brown 5 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
31 1963-12-15 DAL W, 28-24 2 1 rush Don Meredith 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
32 1963-12-15 DAL W, 28-24 2 42 fumble Bob Lilly 42 yard fumble return (Sam Baker kick)
33 1963-12-15 DAL W, 28-24 4 12 pass Pettis Norman 12 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
34 1963-12-15 DAL W, 28-24 4 25 pass Frank Clarke 25 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)