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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
Pts 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

Week 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

No. 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 Yds 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

Rushing Receiving
No. 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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

No. 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