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1968 St. Louis Cardinals

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9-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFL Century Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.8, Offense: 1.7, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (23.2/g), 4th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 289 points (20.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of 36 points (2.6/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Charley Winner (9-4-1)

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
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 325 4183 871 4.8 31 11 21 245 169 385 2187 16 20 5.4 107 463 1996 22 4.3 117
Team Defense 289 4419 866 5.1 21 8 17 238 210 399 2861 23 13 6.5 131 423 1558 10 3.7 90
Lg Rank Offense 4 7 4 1 6 6 11 12 9 9 6 4 1 5
Lg Rank Defense 8 12 15 15 8 11 14 12 15 11 4 4 5 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 16 boxscore L 0-1 Los Angeles Rams 13 24 18 244 169 75 3 15 238 84 154 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 35 13 228 123 105 4 22 395 263 132 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-2 @ New Orleans Saints 21 20 14 219 97 122 1 18 323 227 96 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-3 Dallas Cowboys 10 27 14 251 173 78 2 22 297 103 194 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-3 @ Cleveland Browns 27 21 20 282 135 147 2 15 333 311 22 2
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-3 Washington Redskins 41 14 24 321 148 173 1 21 313 257 56 2
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 4-3 New Orleans Saints 31 17 18 392 226 166 2 16 301 185 116 1
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 5-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 45 17 21 362 176 186 1 17 342 230 112 1
9 Sun November 10 boxscore T 5-3-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 28 17 425 337 88 2 17 363 280 83
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 5-4-1 @ Baltimore Colts 0 27 16 202 144 58 5 17 426 256 170 3
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 6-4-1 Atlanta Falcons 17 12 17 260 127 133 3 10 162 102 60 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 7-4-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20 10 18 322 137 185 2 13 167 90 77 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 8-4-1 @ New York Giants 28 21 19 351 74 277 3 22 441 284 157 2
14 Sat December 14 boxscore W 9-4-1 Cleveland Browns 27 16 16 324 121 203 13 318 189 129

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
17 Jim Hart 24 QB 13 12 8-3-1 140 316 44.3% 2059 15 4.7 18 5.7 80 6.5 4.9 14.7 158.4 58.2 2 2
12 Charley Johnson 30 7 2 1-1-0 29 67 43.3% 330 1 1.5 1 1.5 30 4.9 4.6 11.4 47.1 57.4 2 2
26 Chuck Latourette 23 KR/P/PR 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
23 Johnny Roland 25 HB 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 26.1 14 9-4-1 169 385 43.9% 2389 16 4.2 20 5.2 80 6.2 4.7 14.1 170.6 56.7 4 4
Opp Total 14 210 399 52.6% 3261 23 5.8 13 3.3 8.2 7.86 15.5 232.9 85.6 44 400 6.5 6.2 9.9

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
33 Willis Crenshaw 27 FB 14 0 203 813 6 66 4.0 58.1 14.5 23 232 10.1 1 42 1.6 16.6 1045 7 8
23 Johnny Roland 25 HB 14 0 121 455 2 45 3.8 32.5 8.6 8 97 12.1 0 40 0.6 6.9 552 2 6
27 Roy Shivers 27 14 0 44 184 4 42 4.2 13.1 3.1 9 103 11.4 3 40 0.6 7.4 287 7 1
39 Cid Edwards 25 14 0 31 214 1 42 6.9 15.3 2.2 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.1 216 1 0
36 MacArthur Lane 26 14 0 23 74 0 11 3.2 5.3 1.6 74 0 0
17 Jim Hart 24 QB 13 12 19 20 6 3 1.1 1.5 1.5 20 6 3
81 Jackie Smith* 28 TE 14 0 12 163 3 37 13.6 11.6 0.9 49 789 16.1 2 65 3.5 56.4 952 5 0
12 Charley Johnson 30 7 2 5 -1 0 3 -0.2 -0.1 0.7 -1 0 0
80 Dave Williams 23 SE 12 0 3 47 0 43 15.7 3.9 0.3 43 682 15.9 6 71 3.6 56.8 729 6 1
26 Chuck Latourette 23 KR/P/PR 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 1.1 0.1 15 0 3
8 Larry Wilson*+ 30 RS 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.9 0.1 12 0 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 33 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 449 14.0 4 80 2.3 32.1 449 4 0
31 Jerry Daanen 24 wr 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 35 8.8 0 15 0.3 2.5 35 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 463 1996 22 66 4.3 142.6 33.1 169 2389 14.1 16 80 12.1 170.6 4385 38 24
Opp Total 14 423 1558 10 3.7 111.3 30.2 210 2861 13.6 23 15.0 204.4 4419 33 19

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
26 Chuck Latourette 23 KR/P/PR 14 0 28 345 1 86 12.3 46 1237 0 75 26.9 1597
33 Willis Crenshaw 27 FB 14 0 6 104 0 25 17.3 1149
23 Johnny Roland 25 HB 14 0 3 11 0 8 3.7 563
27 Roy Shivers 27 14 0 3 63 0 23 21.0 350
89 Dave Long 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 31 356 1 86 11.5 56 1404 0 75 25.1 6145
Opp Total 14 35 266 1 7.6 56 1303 1 23.3

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
26 Chuck Latourette 23 KR/P/PR 14 0 65 2701 55 0 41.6
25 Jim Bakken 28 K 14 0 2 2 7 7 6 3 8 3 1 24 15 62.5%% 40 40 100.0%%
Team Total 26.1 14 2 2 7 7 6 3 8 3 1 24 15 62.5%% 40 40 100.0%% 65 2701 55 0 41.6
Opp Total 14 33 15 45.5%% 35 34 97.1%% 70 2667 38.1

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
33 Willis Crenshaw 27 FB 14 0 0 8 5 0 0
23 Johnny Roland 25 HB 14 0 0 6 2 0 0
48 Bob Atkins 22 LCB 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 20 0
17 Jim Hart 24 QB 13 12 0 3 1 -18 0
26 Chuck Latourette 23 KR/P/PR 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
8 Larry Wilson*+ 30 RS 14 0 4 14 0 8 0
42 Lonnie Sanders 27 RCB 13 0 3 6 0 6 0
20 Mike Barnes 24 LS 14 0 0 0 2 18 0
53 Jamie Rivers 23 MLB 9 0 2 22 0 14 0
80 Dave Williams 23 SE 12 0 0 1 1 9 0
86 Don Brumm* 27 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 17 1
59 Ernie Clark 31 14 0 1 15 0 15 0
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 33 FL 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Brady Keys 32 7 0 1 8 0 8 0
36 MacArthur Lane 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Dave Long 24 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Ernie McMillan 30 RT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Bob Rowe* 23 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Roy Shivers 27 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Larry Stallings 27 LLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Mike Strofolino 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Chuck Walker 27 RDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 13 65 0 15 0 0 24 21 46 1
Opp Total 14 23 19 11

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 28 K 14 0 40 15 85
33 Willis Crenshaw 27 FB 14 0 6 1 7 42
27 Roy Shivers 27 14 0 4 3 7 42
17 Jim Hart 24 QB 13 12 6 6 36
80 Dave Williams 23 SE 12 0 6 6 36
81 Jackie Smith* 28 TE 14 0 3 2 5 30
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 33 FL 14 0 4 4 24
23 Johnny Roland 25 HB 14 0 2 2 12
86 Don Brumm* 27 LDE 14 0 1 1 6
39 Cid Edwards 25 14 0 1 1 6
26 Chuck Latourette 23 KR/P/PR 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 22 16 1 1 40 40 15 325
Opp Total 14 10 23 1 1 34 15 289

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-16 RAM L, 13-24 4 17 pass Roy Shivers 17 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1968-09-22 @ SFO L, 17-35 1 16 pass Roy Shivers 16 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1968-09-22 @ SFO L, 17-35 4 17 fumble Don Brumm 17 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1968-09-29 @ NOR W, 21-20 4 86 punt Chuck Latourette 86 yard punt return (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1968-09-29 @ NOR W, 21-20 4 9 pass Dave Williams 9 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
6 1968-09-29 @ NOR W, 21-20 4 1 rush Willis Crenshaw 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1968-10-06 DAL L, 10-27 3 2 pass Jackie Smith 2 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1968-10-13 @ CLE W, 27-21 2 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1968-10-13 @ CLE W, 27-21 2 2 rush Roy Shivers 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1968-10-13 @ CLE W, 27-21 3 33 pass Dave Williams 33 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
11 1968-10-20 WAS W, 41-14 2 42 rush Roy Shivers 42 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
12 1968-10-20 WAS W, 41-14 2 1 rush Johnny Roland 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
13 1968-10-20 WAS W, 41-14 2 32 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 32 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
14 1968-10-20 WAS W, 41-14 3 2 pass Dave Williams 2 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
15 1968-10-20 WAS W, 41-14 4 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
16 1968-10-27 NOR W, 31-17 3 65 pass Jackie Smith 65 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1968-10-27 NOR W, 31-17 4 1 rush Willis Crenshaw 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1968-10-27 NOR W, 31-17 4 53 pass Dave Williams 53 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1968-10-27 NOR W, 31-17 4 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1968-11-03 @ PHI W, 45-17 1 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
21 1968-11-03 @ PHI W, 45-17 2 14 rush Willis Crenshaw 14 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
22 1968-11-03 @ PHI W, 45-17 3 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
23 1968-11-03 @ PHI W, 45-17 3 40 pass Roy Shivers 40 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
24 1968-11-03 @ PHI W, 45-17 4 1 rush Roy Shivers 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
25 1968-11-03 @ PHI W, 45-17 4 4 rush Roy Shivers 4 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
26 1968-11-10 PIT T, 28-28 3 71 pass Dave Williams 71 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
27 1968-11-10 PIT T, 28-28 3 11 pass Dave Williams 11 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
28 1968-11-10 PIT T, 28-28 3 80 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 80 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
29 1968-11-10 PIT T, 28-28 4 1 rush Johnny Roland 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
30 1968-11-24 ATL W, 17-12 2 30 pass Willis Crenshaw 30 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
31 1968-11-24 ATL W, 17-12 3 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
32 1968-12-01 @ PIT W, 20-10 4 34 rush Jackie Smith 34 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
33 1968-12-01 @ PIT W, 20-10 4 1 rush Cid Edwards 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
34 1968-12-08 @ NYG W, 28-21 1 2 rush Willis Crenshaw 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
35 1968-12-08 @ NYG W, 28-21 1 11 rush Jackie Smith 11 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
36 1968-12-08 @ NYG W, 28-21 2 66 rush Willis Crenshaw 66 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
37 1968-12-08 @ NYG W, 28-21 4 2 rush Willis Crenshaw 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
38 1968-12-14 CLE W, 27-16 1 28 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 28 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
39 1968-12-14 CLE W, 27-16 3 20 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 20 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
40 1968-12-14 CLE W, 27-16 4 36 rush Jackie Smith 36 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-16 RAM W, 24-13 1 2 rush Roman Gabriel 2 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
2 1968-09-16 RAM W, 24-13 3 94 kickoff Ron Smith 94 yard kickoff return (Bruce Gossett kick)
3 1968-09-16 RAM W, 24-13 3 6 pass Jack Snow 6 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
4 1968-09-22 @ SFO W, 35-17 1 29 pass Sonny Randle 29 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
5 1968-09-22 @ SFO W, 35-17 2 50 pass John David Crow 50 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
6 1968-09-22 @ SFO W, 35-17 3 11 pass Clifton McNeil 11 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
7 1968-09-22 @ SFO W, 35-17 4 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
8 1968-09-22 @ SFO W, 35-17 4 43 pass Kay McFarland 43 yard pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick)
9 1968-09-29 @ NOR L, 20-21 2 29 pass Danny Abramowicz 29 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
10 1968-09-29 @ NOR L, 20-21 3 10 pass Danny Abramowicz 10 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
11 1968-10-06 DAL W, 27-10 1 7 pass Don Perkins 7 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
12 1968-10-06 DAL W, 27-10 4 17 rush Les Shy 17 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
13 1968-10-06 DAL W, 27-10 4 2 rush Don Meredith 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
14 1968-10-13 @ CLE L, 21-27 2 22 pass Milt Morin 22 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
15 1968-10-13 @ CLE L, 21-27 3 65 pass Paul Warfield 65 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
16 1968-10-13 @ CLE L, 21-27 4 1 rush Bill Nelsen 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
17 1968-10-20 WAS L, 14-41 1 29 pass Pat Richter 29 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
18 1968-10-20 WAS L, 14-41 3 4 rush Gerry Allen 4 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
19 1968-10-27 NOR L, 17-31 1 9 pass Tony Lorick 9 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
20 1968-10-27 NOR L, 17-31 3 19 pass Danny Abramowicz 19 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
21 1968-11-03 @ PHI L, 17-45 2 31 pass Fred Hill 31 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
22 1968-11-03 @ PHI L, 17-45 3 12 rush Tom Woodeshick 12 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
23 1968-11-10 PIT T, 28-28 1 30 pass Dick Hoak 30 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
24 1968-11-10 PIT T, 28-28 1 80 punt Roy Jefferson 80 yard punt return (Booth Lusteg kick)
25 1968-11-10 PIT T, 28-28 2 21 pass Earl Gros 21 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
26 1968-11-10 PIT T, 28-28 3 52 pass Roy Jefferson 52 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
27 1968-11-17 @ BAL W, 27-0 1 79 pass Willie Richardson 79 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
28 1968-11-17 @ BAL W, 27-0 3 29 pass Willie Richardson 29 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
29 1968-11-17 @ BAL W, 27-0 4 1 pass Tom Matte 1 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
30 1968-11-24 ATL L, 12-17 3 55 pass Harmon Wages 55 yard pass from Bob Berry
31 1968-12-01 @ PIT L, 10-20 1 1 rush Dick Hoak 1 yard rush (Booth Lusteg kick)
32 1968-12-08 @ NYG L, 21-28 1 73 pass Homer Jones 73 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
33 1968-12-08 @ NYG L, 21-28 2 1 rush Ernie Koy 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
34 1968-12-08 @ NYG L, 21-28 3 68 pass Joe Morrison 68 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
35 1968-12-14 CLE L, 16-27 3 45 rush Leroy Kelly 45 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)