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1969 St. Louis Cardinals

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4-9-1, Finished 3rd in NFL Century Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.0, Offense: 0.8, Defense: -7.8, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 314 points (22.4/g), 5th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 389 points (27.8/g), 14th.
 Differential of -75 points (-5.4/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-8.7.

Coach: Charley Winner (4-9-1)

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial St
 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 314 4185 833 5.0 35 10 16 224 216 430 2739 19 25 6.1 125 382 1446 17 3.8 83
Team Defense 389 5176 936 5.5 27 12 21 289 260 465 3532 38 15 7.1 185 438 1644 10 3.8 83
Lg Rank Offense 5 9 9 1 12 6 8 12 12 6 14 15 1 12
Lg Rank Defense 14 16 11 7 16 16 16 16 13 15 9 6 7 6

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 3 24 10 257 199 58 3 14 362 210 152 2
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-1 Chicago Bears 20 17 11 170 86 84 2 26 371 242 129 2
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 27 14 17 344 241 103 4 20 345 245 100 5
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-2 @ Washington Redskins 17 33 14 226 127 99 5 23 377 222 155 2
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-3 Minnesota Vikings 10 27 7 169 90 79 1 19 332 216 116 1
6 Sun October 26 boxscore T 2-3-1 @ Cleveland Browns 21 21 19 445 306 139 1 19 336 230 106 1
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 2-4-1 New Orleans Saints 42 51 19 478 374 104 4 26 508 345 163 1
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 3-4-1 New York Giants 42 17 23 403 206 197 21 343 240 103 1
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-5-1 @ Detroit Lions 0 20 16 239 150 89 3 14 297 232 65
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles 30 34 23 414 282 132 2 19 330 254 76 2
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 4-6-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 47 10 25 401 205 196 2 10 187 110 77 4
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 4-7-1 @ New York Giants 6 49 10 181 136 45 4 33 517 327 190 2
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L 4-8-1 Cleveland Browns 21 27 16 219 158 61 2 17 341 237 104 2
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 4-9-1 @ Green Bay Packers 28 45 14 239 179 60 2 28 530 422 108 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 31 QB 12 9 2-6-1 131 260 50.4 1847 13 5.0 13 5.0 84 7.1 5.9 14.1 153.9 69.5 11 101 6.44 5.24 4.1 1 0
17 Jim Hart 25 qb 9 5 2-3-0 84 169 49.7 1086 6 3.6 12 7.1 60 6.4 3.9 12.9 120.7 52.5 10 100 5.51 3.16 5.6 1 1
15 King Hill 33 P 14 0 1 1 100.0 7 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 7.0 7.0 0.5 95.8 0 0 7.00 7.00 0.0
Team Total 26.3 14 4-9-1 216 430 50.2 2940 19 4.4 25 5.8 84 6.8 5.1 13.6 210.0 62.9 21 201 6.07 4.42 4.7 2 1
Opp Total 14 260 465 55.9 3752 38 8.2 15 3.2 8.1 8.25 14.4 268.0 96.1 33 220 7.1 7.3 6.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 26 HB 14 0 138 498 5 21 3.6 35.6 9.9 12 136 11.3 1 23 0.9 9.7 634 6 4
39 Cid Edwards 26 FB 14 0 107 504 3 48 4.7 36.0 7.6 23 309 13.4 0 37 1.6 22.1 813 3 3
33 Willis Crenshaw 28 14 0 55 172 3 26 3.1 12.3 3.9 11 94 8.5 0 31 0.8 6.7 266 3 1
27 Roy Shivers 28 12 0 27 115 2 17 4.3 9.6 2.3 7 61 8.7 1 26 0.6 5.1 176 3 2
36 MacArthur Lane 27 KR 9 0 25 93 1 13 3.7 10.3 2.8 9 61 6.8 0 14 1.0 6.8 154 1 2
12 Charley Johnson 31 QB 12 9 17 51 1 15 3.0 4.3 1.4 51 1 4
17 Jim Hart 25 qb 9 5 7 16 2 10 2.3 1.8 0.8 16 2 1
81 Jackie Smith* 29 TE 14 0 4 0 0 9 0.0 0.0 0.3 43 561 13.0 1 34 3.1 40.1 561 1 1
80 Dave Williams 24 SE 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 56 702 12.5 7 61 4.0 50.1 703 7 1
44 John Gilliam 24 FL 14 0 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 52 997 19.2 9 84 3.7 71.2 993 9 1
31 Jerry Daanen 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 12 6.0 0 7 0.2 1.3 12 0 0
24 Terry Brown 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.5 7 0 2
Team Total 26.3 14 382 1446 17 48 3.8 103.3 27.3 216 2940 13.6 19 84 15.4 210.0 4386 36 24
Opp Total 14 438 1644 10 3.8 117.4 31.3 260 3532 13.6 38 18.6 252.3 5176 48 19

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
24 Terry Brown 22 14 0 6 39 0 35 6.5 15 320 0 28 21.3 366
36 MacArthur Lane 27 KR 9 0 20 523 0 69 26.2 677
27 Roy Shivers 28 12 0 9 44 0 9 4.9 10 205 0 35 20.5 425
22 Roger Wehrli 22 LCB/PR 13 0 13 65 0 25 5.0 1 18 0 18 18.0 83
44 John Gilliam 24 FL 14 0 11 339 1 100 30.8 1332
23 Johnny Roland 26 HB 14 0 10 53 0 8 5.3 687
33 Willis Crenshaw 28 14 0 4 34 0 18 8.5 300
37 Mike Wilson 23 3 0 4 66 0 24 16.5 66
51 Dave Olerich 25 14 0 2 2 0 2 1.0 2
63 Clyde Williams 29 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 38 201 0 35 5.3 68 1507 1 100 22.2 6094
Opp Total 14 35 158 0 4.5 49 1007 0 20.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
15 King Hill 33 P 14 0 73 2746 57 1 37.6
25 Jim Bakken 29 K 14 0 2 2 8 4 4 3 7 3 3 24 12 50.0% 40 38 95.0%
Team Total 26.3 14 2 2 8 4 4 3 7 3 3 24 12 50.0% 40 38 95.0% 73 2746 57 1 37.6
Opp Total 14 31 18 58.1% 48 47 97.9% 67 2707 40.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
23 Johnny Roland 26 HB 14 0 0 4 4 0 0
39 Cid Edwards 26 FB 14 0 0 3 3 0 0
24 Terry Brown 22 14 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 2 2 0 0
12 Charley Johnson 31 QB 12 9 0 4 1 -5 0
36 MacArthur Lane 27 KR 9 0 0 2 3 2 0
79 Chuck Walker+ 28 RDE 14 0 0 0 5 0 0
48 Bob Atkins 23 13 0 3 74 0 42 0
75 Bob Rowe 24 RDT 13 0 2 19 1 18 0 0 0 1 4 0
27 Roy Shivers 28 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
22 Roger Wehrli 22 LCB/PR 13 0 3 44 0 44 0
8 Larry Wilson*+ 31 RS 14 0 2 15 0 15 0 0 0 1 88 1
55 Irv Goode 29 LG 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Mike Wilson 23 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
41 Nate Wright 22 RCB 10 0 2 41 0 21 0
33 Willis Crenshaw 28 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 John Gilliam 24 FL 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 Jim Hart 25 qb 9 5 0 1 0 0 0
51 Dave Olerich 25 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Jamie Rivers 24 MLB 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Rocky Rosema 23 RLB 14 0 1 3 0 3 0
81 Jackie Smith* 29 TE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Larry Stallings 28 LLB 14 0 0 0 1 62 1
21 Jerry Stovall* 28 LS 10 0 1 28 0 28 0
80 Dave Williams 24 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 15 245 1 44 0 0 24 26 151 2
Opp Total 14 21 19 7

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 29 K 14 0 38 12 74
44 John Gilliam 24 FL 14 0 9 1 10 60
80 Dave Williams 24 SE 14 0 7 7 42
23 Johnny Roland 26 HB 14 0 5 1 6 36
33 Willis Crenshaw 28 14 0 3 3 18
39 Cid Edwards 26 FB 14 0 3 3 18
27 Roy Shivers 28 12 0 2 1 3 18
17 Jim Hart 25 qb 9 5 2 2 12
12 Charley Johnson 31 QB 12 9 1 1 6
36 MacArthur Lane 27 KR 9 0 1 1 6
75 Bob Rowe 24 RDT 13 0 1 1 6
81 Jackie Smith* 29 TE 14 0 1 1 6
67 Larry Stallings 28 LLB 14 0 1 1 6
8 Larry Wilson*+ 31 RS 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 14 17 19 1 2 1 40 38 12 314
Opp Total 14 10 38 47 18 389