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1965 St. Louis Cardinals

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5-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.0, Offense: -4.6, Defense: -2.4, SoS: -6.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 296 points (21.1/g), 9th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 309 points (22.1/g), 7th.
 Differential of -13 points (-0.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-7.4.

Coach: Wally Lemm (5-9-0)

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 296 4562 909 5.0 32 7 18 251 221 448 2943 20 25 6.2 143 431 1619 10 3.8 90
Team Defense 309 4297 852 5.0 32 15 16 238 184 380 2484 24 17 5.9 133 433 1813 11 4.2 89
Lg Rank Offense 9 6 5 1 7 2 4 10 11 7 7 7 10 9
Lg Rank Defense 7 9 9 7 5 6 5 9 10 7 10 10 3 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27 34 19 357 325 32 1 23 358 226 132
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 49 13 23 489 320 169 2 19 290 168 122 6
3 Mon October 4 boxscore W 2-1 Dallas Cowboys 20 13 20 353 156 197 3 9 181 96 85 3
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-1 @ Washington Redskins 37 16 24 403 206 197 2 12 240 175 65 4
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20 7 12 344 275 69 3 9 142 -16 158 4
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 4-2 Washington Redskins 20 24 22 309 188 121 2 15 251 177 74 1
7 Sun October 31 boxscore L 4-3 @ New York Giants 10 14 21 438 229 209 2 19 259 122 137 1
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 17 16 276 171 105 18 339 201 138 1
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 5-4 @ Chicago Bears 13 34 15 295 217 78 1 23 463 274 189 2
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 5-5 New York Giants 15 28 20 336 282 54 5 11 227 140 87 1
11 Sun November 28 boxscore L 5-6 Philadelphia Eagles 24 28 17 297 169 128 5 24 477 248 229 4
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 5-7 Los Angeles Rams 3 27 11 166 104 62 2 22 380 203 177 1
13 Sat December 11 boxscore L 5-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 13 27 17 339 251 88 18 403 324 79 1
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 5-9 Cleveland Browns 24 27 14 160 50 110 4 16 287 146 141 3

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 27 QB 11 11 5-6-0 155 322 48.1% 2439 18 5.6 15 4.7 78 7.6 6.6 15.7 221.7 73.0 1 1
11 Buddy Humphrey 30 qb 7 3 0-3-0 58 105 55.2% 736 1 1.0 9 8.6 53 7.0 3.3 12.7 105.1 44.8
14 Terry Nofsinger 27 1 0 8 20 40.0% 47 1 5.0 1 5.0 12 2.4 1.1 5.9 47.0 43.7
22 Prentice Gautt 27 7 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.3 14 5-9-0 221 448 49.3% 3222 20 4.5 25 5.6 78 7.2 5.6 14.6 230.1 64.8 1 1
Opp Total 14 184 380 48.4% 2826 24 6.3 17 4.5 7.4 6.69 15.4 201.9 75.8 39 342 5.9 5.2 9.3

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
38 Bill Triplett 25 HB 14 0 174 617 6 59 3.5 44.1 12.4 26 256 9.8 1 37 1.9 18.3 873 7 1
33 Willis Crenshaw 24 FB 14 0 127 437 0 27 3.4 31.2 9.1 23 232 10.1 1 78 1.6 16.6 669 1 2
22 Prentice Gautt 27 7 0 44 175 2 20 4.0 25.0 6.3 9 128 14.2 0 54 1.3 18.3 303 2 2
36 Bill Thornton 26 14 0 31 188 0 38 6.1 13.4 2.2 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 194 0 0
12 Charley Johnson 27 QB 11 11 25 60 1 15 2.4 5.5 2.3 60 1 4
35 Joe Childress 32 5 0 19 94 0 13 4.9 18.8 3.8 3 27 9.0 0 10 0.6 5.4 121 0 0
3 Billy Gambrell 24 10 0 4 15 0 11 3.8 1.5 0.4 9 171 19.0 2 59 0.9 17.1 186 2 1
14 Terry Nofsinger 27 1 0 4 1 1 2 0.3 1.0 4.0 1 1 0
11 Buddy Humphrey 30 qb 7 3 2 4 0 2 2.0 0.6 0.3 4 0 1
25 Jim Bakken* 25 K 14 0 1 28 0 28 28.0 2.0 0.1 28 0 1
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 30 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 58 909 15.7 5 71 4.1 64.9 909 5 0
88 Sonny Randle* 29 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 845 16.6 9 72 3.6 60.4 845 9 0
81 Jackie Smith 25 P/TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 648 15.8 2 70 2.9 46.3 648 2 0
Team Total 26.3 14 431 1619 10 59 3.8 115.6 30.8 221 3222 14.6 20 78 15.8 230.1 4841 30 15
Opp Total 14 433 1813 11 4.2 129.5 30.9 184 2484 13.5 24 13.1 177.4 4297 35 29

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
42 Abe Woodson 31 KR/PR 13 0 18 7 0 13 0.4 27 665 0 65 24.6 672
3 Billy Gambrell 24 10 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 9 216 0 31 24.0 401
45 Carl Silvestri 22 14 0 3 21 0 12 7.0 4 96 0 28 24.0 117
21 Jerry Stovall 24 LS 10 0 7 198 0 66 28.3 198
31 Mal Hammack 32 14 0 3 34 0 20 11.3 34
33 Willis Crenshaw 24 FB 14 0 2 23 0 12 11.5 692
28 Ray Ogden 23 3 0 2 55 0 31 27.5 55
49 Jimmy Burson 25 RCB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
34 Bill Koman 31 RLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 23 27 0 13 1.2 55 1287 0 66 23.4 6155
Opp Total 14 32 267 0 8.3 50 1228 0 24.6

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* 25 K 14 0 31 21 67.7%% 33 33 100.0%% 26 1098 56 0 42.2
81 Jackie Smith 25 P/TE 14 0 39 1532 62 1 39.3
21 Jerry Stovall 24 LS 10 0 2 80 43 0 40.0
Team Total 26.3 14 31 21 67.7%% 33 33 100.0%% 67 2710 62 1 40.4
Opp Total 14 32 17 53.1%% 37 36 97.3%% 65 2814 43.3

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 27 QB 11 11 0 4 3 0 0
8 Larry Wilson* 27 RS 10 0 6 153 1 96 0
49 Jimmy Burson 25 RCB 12 0 5 113 0 42 0
37 Pat Fischer* 25 LCB 14 0 3 30 0 16 0 0 0 1 12 0
86 Don Brumm 24 RDE 14 0 0 0 3 29 1
33 Willis Crenshaw 24 FB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
22 Prentice Gautt 27 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
34 Bill Koman 31 RLB 14 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Ernie McMillan* 27 RT 14 0 0 0 2 4 0
52 Marion Rushing 29 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
45 Carl Silvestri 22 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
67 Larry Stallings 24 LLB 7 0 0 0 2 17 1
21 Jerry Stovall 24 LS 10 0 2 30 0 18 0
79 Chuck Walker 24 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Abe Woodson 31 KR/PR 13 0 0 2 0 0 0
20 Monk Bailey 27 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Jim Bakken* 25 K 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
3 Billy Gambrell 24 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 Buddy Humphrey 30 qb 7 3 0 1 0 0 0
62 Dale Meinert* 32 MLB 14 0 0 0 1 11 0
82 Mike Melinkovich 23 14 0 0 0 1 7 0
78 Luke Owens 32 RDT 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Joe Robb 28 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Bill Triplett 25 HB 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
63 Herschel Turner 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 17 328 1 96 0 0 15 23 80 2
Opp Total 14 30 29 14

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* 25 K 14 0 33 21 96
88 Sonny Randle* 29 SE 14 0 9 9 54
38 Bill Triplett 25 HB 14 0 6 1 7 42
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 30 FL 14 0 5 5 30
3 Billy Gambrell 24 10 0 2 2 12
22 Prentice Gautt 27 7 0 2 2 12
81 Jackie Smith 25 P/TE 14 0 2 2 12
86 Don Brumm 24 RDE 14 0 1 1 6
33 Willis Crenshaw 24 FB 14 0 1 1 6
12 Charley Johnson 27 QB 11 11 1 1 6
14 Terry Nofsinger 27 1 0 1 1 6
67 Larry Stallings 24 LLB 7 0 1 1 6
8 Larry Wilson* 27 RS 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 14 10 20 2 1 33 33 21 1 294
Opp Total 14 11 24 1 1 36 17 309

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-19 @ PHI L, 27-34 1 70 pass Jackie Smith 70 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1965-09-19 @ PHI L, 27-34 1 20 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 20 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1965-09-19 @ PHI L, 27-34 4 18 pass Sonny Randle 18 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1965-09-26 @ CLE W, 49-13 1 78 pass Willis Crenshaw 78 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1965-09-26 @ CLE W, 49-13 2 32 pass Sonny Randle 32 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
6 1965-09-26 @ CLE W, 49-13 2 4 rush Bill Triplett 4 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1965-09-26 @ CLE W, 49-13 2 7 pass Sonny Randle 7 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1965-09-26 @ CLE W, 49-13 2 9 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 9 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1965-09-26 @ CLE W, 49-13 3 56 pass Sonny Randle 56 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1965-09-26 @ CLE W, 49-13 3 3 pass Billy Gambrell 3 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
11 1965-10-04 DAL W, 20-13 1 4 pass Sonny Randle 4 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
12 1965-10-04 DAL W, 20-13 1 10 rush Bill Triplett 10 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
13 1965-10-10 @ WAS W, 37-16 1 36 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 36 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
14 1965-10-10 @ WAS W, 37-16 3 10 fumble Don Brumm 10 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)
15 1965-10-10 @ WAS W, 37-16 4 3 rush Bill Triplett 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
16 1965-10-10 @ WAS W, 37-16 4 7 rush Prentice Gautt 7 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1965-10-17 @ PIT W, 20-7 1 8 pass Sonny Randle 8 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1965-10-17 @ PIT W, 20-7 4 71 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 71 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1965-10-24 WAS L, 20-24 2 3 rush Prentice Gautt 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1965-10-24 WAS L, 20-24 4 2 rush Bill Triplett 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
21 1965-10-31 @ NYG L, 10-14 2 59 rush Bill Triplett 59 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
22 1965-11-07 PIT W, 21-17 2 3 rush Bill Triplett 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
23 1965-11-07 PIT W, 21-17 3 15 pass Sonny Randle 15 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
24 1965-11-07 PIT W, 21-17 4 59 pass Billy Gambrell 59 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
25 1965-11-14 @ CHI L, 13-34 1 37 pass Sonny Randle 37 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
26 1965-11-21 NYG L, 15-28 4 53 pass Jackie Smith 53 yard pass from Buddy Humphrey (Jim Bakken kick)
27 1965-11-28 PHI L, 24-28 1 17 fumble Larry Stallings 17 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)
28 1965-11-28 PHI L, 24-28 3 2 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 2 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
29 1965-11-28 PHI L, 24-28 4 1 rush Charley Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
30 1965-12-11 @ DAL L, 13-27 1 7 pass Sonny Randle 7 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
31 1965-12-19 CLE L, 24-27 2 96 interception Larry Wilson 96 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
32 1965-12-19 CLE L, 24-27 3 1 rush Terry Nofsinger 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
33 1965-12-19 CLE L, 24-27 4 5 pass Bill Triplett 5 yard pass from Terry Nofsinger (Jim Bakken kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-19 @ PHI W, 34-27 1 1 rush Earl Gros 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
2 1965-09-19 @ PHI W, 34-27 2 18 pass Timmy Brown 18 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
3 1965-09-19 @ PHI W, 34-27 3 3 rush Timmy Brown 3 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
4 1965-09-19 @ PHI W, 34-27 4 38 pass Ray Poage 38 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
5 1965-09-26 @ CLE L, 13-49 2 13 pass Gary Collins 13 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
6 1965-10-04 DAL L, 13-20 2 90 interception Mel Renfro 90 yard interception return (Danny Villanueva kick)
7 1965-10-10 @ WAS L, 16-37 3 80 pass Bobby Mitchell 80 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Bob Jencks kick)
8 1965-10-10 @ WAS L, 16-37 4 29 pass Billy Hunter 29 yard pass from Dick Shiner
9 1965-10-17 @ PIT L, 7-20 1 5 rush Gary Ballman 5 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
10 1965-10-24 WAS W, 24-20 2 53 pass Bobby Mitchell 53 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
11 1965-10-24 WAS W, 24-20 3 14 pass Charley Taylor 14 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
12 1965-10-24 WAS W, 24-20 4 1 pass Jerry Smith 1 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bob Jencks kick)
13 1965-10-31 @ NYG W, 14-10 3 21 pass Aaron Thomas 21 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Bob Timberlake kick)
14 1965-10-31 @ NYG W, 14-10 4 4 rush Tucker Frederickson 4 yard rush (Bob Timberlake kick)
15 1965-11-07 PIT L, 17-21 4 50 pass Roy Jefferson 50 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
16 1965-11-07 PIT L, 17-21 4 2 rush Mike Lind 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
17 1965-11-14 @ CHI W, 34-13 1 11 rush Jon Arnett 11 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
18 1965-11-14 @ CHI W, 34-13 3 11 rush Rudy Bukich 11 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
19 1965-11-14 @ CHI W, 34-13 4 7 rush Gale Sayers 7 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
20 1965-11-14 @ CHI W, 34-13 4 33 pass Dick Gordon 33 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Roger LeClerc kick)
21 1965-11-21 NYG W, 28-15 2 7 pass Homer Jones 7 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Bob Timberlake kick)
22 1965-11-21 NYG W, 28-15 3 20 pass Joe Morrison 20 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Bob Timberlake kick)
23 1965-11-21 NYG W, 28-15 4 60 fumble Dick Lynch 60 yard fumble return (Bob Timberlake kick)
24 1965-11-21 NYG W, 28-15 4 46 pass Joe Morrison 46 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Bob Timberlake kick)
25 1965-11-28 PHI W, 28-24 1 23 pass Pete Retzlaff 23 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
26 1965-11-28 PHI W, 28-24 2 42 rush Timmy Brown 42 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
27 1965-11-28 PHI W, 28-24 2 5 pass Pete Retzlaff 5 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
28 1965-11-28 PHI W, 28-24 4 11 pass Pete Retzlaff 11 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
29 1965-12-05 RAM W, 27-3 1 59 pass Billy Truax 59 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
30 1965-12-05 RAM W, 27-3 2 16 pass Dick Bass 16 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
31 1965-12-05 RAM W, 27-3 4 11 rush Eddie Meador 11 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
32 1965-12-11 @ DAL W, 27-13 2 46 pass Bob Hayes 46 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
33 1965-12-11 @ DAL W, 27-13 4 23 pass Dan Reeves 23 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
34 1965-12-11 @ DAL W, 27-13 4 3 pass Pettis Norman 3 yard pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick)
35 1965-12-19 CLE W, 27-24 1 13 pass Gary Collins 13 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
36 1965-12-19 CLE W, 27-24 2 3 rush Jim Brown 3 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
37 1965-12-19 CLE W, 27-24 4 24 pass Tom Hutchinson 24 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)