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1966 St. Louis Cardinals

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8-5-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.3, Offense: -5.7, Defense: 3.4, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 264 points (18.9/g), 11th of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (18.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of -1 points (-0.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-7.0.

Coach: Charley Winner (8-5-1)

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium
 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 264 3541 882 4.0 37 18 16 212 180 386 1940 13 19 4.6 108 458 1601 10 3.5 88
Team Defense 265 3492 872 4.0 31 10 32 209 197 443 2300 15 21 4.6 109 377 1192 11 3.2 68
Lg Rank Offense 11 13 8 13 12 11 13 12 5 15 6 9 12 14
Lg Rank Defense 6 1 11 13 2 13 3 7 8 3 2 2 5 1

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 16 13 20 278 158 120 1 18 254 121 133
2 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-0 Washington Redskins 23 7 21 382 237 145 2 14 217 190 27 3
3 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-0 @ Cleveland Browns 34 28 13 313 206 107 5 25 373 230 143 1
4 Sun October 2 boxscore W 4-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 41 10 8 147 63 84 1 17 230 168 62 5
5 Sun October 9 boxscore W 5-0 New York Giants 24 19 15 268 177 91 2 20 271 145 126 2
6 Sun October 16 boxscore T 5-0-1 Dallas Cowboys 10 10 13 175 130 45 17 326 191 135 4
7 Sun October 23 boxscore L 5-1-1 @ Washington Redskins 20 26 17 251 87 164 5 15 291 235 56 1
8 Mon October 31 boxscore W 6-1-1 Chicago Bears 24 17 11 166 47 119 3 16 282 173 109 4
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 7-1-1 @ New York Giants 20 17 16 264 116 148 2 11 210 168 42 2
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 7-2-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 9 30 14 251 195 56 4 6 150 102 48 3
11 Sun November 27 boxscore W 8-2-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 6 3 15 228 29 199 1 8 78 46 32 2
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 8-3-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 31 21 295 201 94 5 11 190 82 108 1
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 8-4-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 16 16 296 195 101 3 11 192 105 87 2
14 Sat December 17 boxscore L 8-5-1 Cleveland Browns 10 38 12 227 99 128 3 20 428 344 84 1

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 28 QB 9 9 7-1-1 103 205 50.2 1334 10 4.9 11 5.4 69 6.5 5.1 13.0 148.2 65.0 4 4
14 Terry Nofsinger 28 qb 7 5 1-4-0 68 162 42.0 799 2 1.2 8 4.9 49 4.9 3.0 11.8 114.1 41.2
7 Jim Hart 22 1 0 4 11 36.4 29 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 2.6 2.6 7.3 29.0 44.9
23 Johnny Roland* 23 HB/PR 14 0 5 8 62.5 130 1 12.5 0 0.0 45 16.3 18.8 26.0 9.3 145.8
Team Total 26.1 14 8-5-1 180 386 46.6 2292 13 3.4 19 4.9 69 5.9 4.4 12.7 163.7 56.4 4 4
Opp Total 14 197 443 44.5 2733 15 3.4 21 4.7 6.2 4.71 13.9 195.2 56.4 52 433 4.6 3.3 10.5

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
23 Johnny Roland* 23 HB/PR 14 0 192 695 5 50 3.6 49.6 13.7 21 213 10.1 0 37 1.5 15.2 908 5 4
22 Prentice Gautt 28 14 0 110 370 1 23 3.4 26.4 7.9 16 114 7.1 1 22 1.1 8.1 484 2 0
33 Willis Crenshaw 25 FB 14 0 94 360 0 33 3.8 25.7 6.7 15 46 3.1 0 19 1.1 3.3 406 0 5
12 Charley Johnson 28 QB 9 9 20 39 2 9 2.0 4.3 2.2 39 2 3
14 Terry Nofsinger 28 qb 7 5 18 25 2 12 1.4 3.6 2.6 25 2 8
38 Bill Triplett 26 8 0 13 25 0 5 1.9 3.1 1.6 2 6 3.0 0 11 0.3 0.8 31 0 0
30 Charlie Bryant 25 4 0 5 31 0 18 6.2 7.8 1.3 31 0 0
3 Billy Gambrell 25 14 0 3 26 0 24 8.7 1.9 0.2 24 409 17.0 5 49 1.7 29.2 435 5 0
81 Jackie Smith* 26 P/TE 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.6 0.1 45 810 18.0 3 69 3.2 57.9 818 3 1
27 Roy Shivers 25 KR 13 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 81 16.2 0 40 0.4 6.2 86 0 3
21 Jerry Stovall* 25 LS 14 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 1.2 0.1 17 0 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 31 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 388 11.4 2 40 2.4 27.7 388 2 1
88 Sonny Randle 30 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 218 12.8 2 45 1.2 15.6 218 2 0
66 Rick Sortun 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.5 7 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 458 1601 10 50 3.5 114.4 32.7 180 2292 12.7 13 69 12.9 163.7 3893 23 26
Opp Total 14 377 1192 11 3.2 85.1 26.9 197 2300 11.7 15 14.1 164.3 3492 26 20

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
27 Roy Shivers 25 KR 13 0 16 49 0 31 3.1 27 762 1 94 28.2 897
23 Johnny Roland* 23 HB/PR 14 0 20 221 1 86 11.1 15 347 0 33 23.1 1476
45 Bobby Williams 24 14 0 7 132 0 34 18.9 132
3 Billy Gambrell 25 14 0 4 46 0 46 11.5 1 16 0 16 16.0 497
30 Charlie Bryant 25 4 0 2 70 0 49 35.0 101
68 Frank Roy 24 11 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 10
89 Dave Long 22 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
82 Mike Melinkovich 24 10 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
28 Ray Ogden 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 40 316 1 86 7.9 57 1348 1 94 23.6 5557
Opp Total 14 25 159 0 6.4 50 1021 0 20.4

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 26 K 14 0 8 8 8 7 8 4 12 4 4 40 23 57.5% 28 27 96.4% 29 961 49 0 33.1
81 Jackie Smith* 26 P/TE 14 0 47 1781 56 1 37.9
21 Jerry Stovall* 25 LS 14 0 5 139 35 0 27.8
Team Total 26.1 14 8 8 8 7 8 4 12 4 4 40 23 57.5% 28 27 96.4% 81 2881 56 1 35.6
Opp Total 14 41 23 56.1% 28 28 100.0% 85 3460 40.7

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
8 Larry Wilson*+ 28 RS 14 14 10 180 2 91 0
14 Terry Nofsinger 28 qb 7 5 0 8 1 0 0
33 Willis Crenshaw 25 FB 14 0 0 5 2 16 0
42 Abe Woodson 32 RCB 14 0 4 47 0 26 0 0 1 0 0 0
12 Charley Johnson 28 QB 9 9 0 3 1 0 0
23 Johnny Roland* 23 HB/PR 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
21 Jerry Stovall* 25 LS 14 0 3 43 1 22 0 0 0 1 2 0
27 Roy Shivers 25 KR 13 0 0 3 0 0 0
49 Jimmy Burson 26 LCB 11 0 2 20 0 15 0
37 Pat Fischer 26 7 0 1 40 0 40 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Dave O'Brien 25 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
66 Rick Sortun 24 14 0 0 0 2 2 0
79 Chuck Walker* 25 RDT 14 0 0 0 2 3 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 31 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Prentice Gautt 28 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Ken Gray* 30 RG 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Bill Koman 32 RLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Dale Meinert 33 MLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Joe Robb* 29 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Jackie Smith* 26 P/TE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Larry Stallings 25 LLB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
45 Bobby Williams 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 21 330 3 91 0 0 26 18 23 0
Opp Total 14 38 20 10

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 26 K 14 0 27 23 96
23 Johnny Roland* 23 HB/PR 14 0 5 1 6 36
3 Billy Gambrell 25 14 0 5 5 30
81 Jackie Smith* 26 P/TE 14 0 3 3 18
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 31 FL 14 0 2 2 12
22 Prentice Gautt 28 14 0 1 1 2 12
12 Charley Johnson 28 QB 9 9 2 2 12
14 Terry Nofsinger 28 qb 7 5 2 2 12
88 Sonny Randle 30 SE 14 0 2 2 12
8 Larry Wilson*+ 28 RS 14 14 2 2 12
27 Roy Shivers 25 KR 13 0 1 1 6
21 Jerry Stovall* 25 LS 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 10 13 1 1 3 28 27 23 264
Opp Total 14 11 15 1 28 23 265