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1970 St. Louis Cardinals

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8-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.4, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 3.6, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (23.2/g), 4th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 228 points (16.3/g), 5th.
 Differential of 97 points (6.9/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 9.8-4.2.

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
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 4471 845 5.3 33 14 12 226 178 390 2473 16 19 5.9 104 429 1998 18 4.7 110
Team Defense 228 3869 894 4.3 35 14 30 242 183 382 2107 16 21 5.0 116 472 1762 10 3.7 96
Lg Rank Offense 4 3 13 10 14 13 9 13 10 7 19 6 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 5 10 11 17 22 16 7 11 12 5 21 16 9 12

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 18 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 13 34 15 327 228 99 4 17 342 185 157 1
2 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-1 Washington Redskins 27 17 22 297 123 174 3 20 254 107 147 3
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-1 Dallas Cowboys 20 7 15 309 164 145 2 17 269 128 141 2
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 New Orleans Saints 24 17 17 432 236 196 3 19 342 212 130 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 35 20 17 299 101 198 2 17 278 132 146 3
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 4-2 @ New York Giants 17 35 19 329 203 126 2 20 371 268 103 1
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-2 Houston Oilers 44 0 20 454 274 180 9 160 81 79 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 6-2 Boston Patriots 31 0 15 283 132 151 1 19 195 159 36 4
9 Mon November 16 boxscore W 7-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 38 0 19 392 150 242 1 14 243 140 103 6
10 Sun November 22 boxscore T 7-2-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 6 6 17 272 119 153 4 11 212 43 169 3
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 8-2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 23 14 17 337 181 156 1 19 276 170 106 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 8-3-1 @ Detroit Lions 3 16 6 146 108 38 5 18 279 119 160 2
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 8-4-1 New York Giants 17 34 13 344 273 71 2 22 361 217 144
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 8-5-1 @ Washington Redskins 27 28 14 250 181 69 3 20 287 146 141 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
17 Jim Hart 26 QB 14 14 8-5-1 171 373 45.8% 2575 14 3.8 18 4.8 79 6.9 5.5 15.1 183.9 61.5 26 216 5.91 4.58 6.5 1 1
10 Pete Beathard 28 4 0 7 17 41.2% 114 2 11.8 1 5.9 58 6.7 6.4 16.3 28.5 79.0 0 0 6.71 6.41 0.0
Team Total 25.9 14 8-5-1 178 390 45.6% 2689 16 4.1 19 4.9 79 6.9 5.5 15.1 192.1 62.2 26 216 5.94 4.66 6.3 1 1
Opp Total 14 183 382 47.9% 2416 16 4.2 21 5.5 6.3 4.69 13.2 172.6 59.4 40 309 5.0 3.5 9.5

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
36 MacArthur Lane* 28 RB 14 14 206 977 11 75 4.7 69.8 14.7 32 365 11.4 2 78 2.3 26.1 1342 13 2
23 Johnny Roland 27 14 6 94 392 3 20 4.2 28.0 6.7 17 96 5.6 1 20 1.2 6.9 488 4 2
39 Cid Edwards 27 FB 11 8 70 350 1 22 5.0 31.8 6.4 19 150 7.9 1 39 1.7 13.6 500 2 2
27 Roy Shivers 29 12 0 24 98 2 29 4.1 8.2 2.0 3 44 14.7 0 22 0.3 3.7 142 2 0
17 Jim Hart 26 QB 14 14 18 18 0 4 1.0 1.3 1.3 18 0 6
44 John Gilliam 25 WR 14 14 5 68 1 48 13.6 4.9 0.4 45 952 21.2 5 79 3.2 68.0 1020 6 3
81 Jackie Smith* 30 TE 14 14 5 43 0 26 8.6 3.1 0.4 37 687 18.6 4 59 2.6 49.1 730 4 0
10 Pete Beathard 28 4 0 2 2 0 2 1.0 0.5 0.5 2 0 1
26 Chuck Latourette 25 KR/P/PR 14 3 2 38 0 33 19.0 2.7 0.1 38 0 8
28 Charlie Pittman 22 8 0 2 4 0 2 2.0 0.5 0.3 4 0 0
89 Robert Brown 27 14 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.6 0.1 8 0 0
80 Dave Williams 25 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 364 15.8 3 58 1.6 26.0 364 3 0
31 Jerry Daanen 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 31 15.5 0 22 0.1 2.2 31 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 429 1998 18 75 4.7 142.7 30.6 178 2689 15.1 16 79 12.7 192.1 4687 34 24
Opp Total 14 472 1762 10 3.7 125.9 33.7 183 2107 11.5 16 13.1 150.5 3869 26 20

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 25 KR/P/PR 14 3 30 171 0 16 5.7 13 254 0 24 19.5 463
23 Johnny Roland 27 14 6 10 140 1 74 14.0 3 40 0 20 13.3 668
28 Charlie Pittman 22 8 0 10 237 0 32 23.7 241
41 Nate Wright 23 14 0 8 156 0 24 19.5 156
44 John Gilliam 25 WR 14 14 5 107 0 26 21.4 1127
30 Paul White 22 5 0 3 65 0 28 21.7 65
24 Terry Brown 23 10 1 2 32 0 18 16.0 32
27 Roy Shivers 29 12 0 2 35 0 19 17.5 177
22 Roger Wehrli* 23 RCB 14 14 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
8 Larry Wilson*+ 32 FS 13 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 41 315 1 74 7.7 47 926 0 32 19.7 5928
Opp Total 14 26 90 0 3.5 54 1262 1 23.4

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 30 K 14 0 4 4 6 3 7 7 11 6 4 32 20 62.5%% 38 37 97.4%%
26 Chuck Latourette 25 KR/P/PR 14 3 65 2659 59 0 40.9
Team Total 25.9 14 4 4 6 3 7 7 11 6 4 32 20 62.5%% 38 37 97.4%% 65 2659 59 0 40.9
Opp Total 14 26 13 50.0%% 27 27 100.0%% 80 3200 40.0

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
26 Chuck Latourette 25 KR/P/PR 14 3 0 8 3 32 1
17 Jim Hart 26 QB 14 14 0 6 2 -2 0
22 Roger Wehrli* 23 RCB 14 14 6 50 0 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 Larry Wilson*+ 32 FS 13 13 5 72 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Miller Farr 27 LCB 14 14 5 38 1 19 0
39 Cid Edwards 27 FB 11 8 0 2 1 0 0
44 John Gilliam 25 WR 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
36 MacArthur Lane* 28 RB 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
23 Johnny Roland 27 14 6 0 2 1 0 0
75 Bob Rowe 25 RDT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
67 Larry Stallings* 29 LLB 14 14 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
10 Pete Beathard 28 4 0 0 1 1 -5 0
31 Jerry Daanen 26 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
57 Don Parish 22 RLB 14 14 1 41 1 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Jerry Stovall 29 SS 11 11 2 45 0 27 0
79 Chuck Walker 29 RDE 11 10 0 0 2 0 0
24 Terry Brown 23 10 1 0 0 1 0 0
53 Jamie Rivers 25 MLB 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
41 Nate Wright 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 21 255 2 41 0 0 24 23 25 1
Opp Total 14 26 20 6

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 30 K 14 0 37 20 97
36 MacArthur Lane* 28 RB 14 14 11 2 13 78
44 John Gilliam 25 WR 14 14 1 5 6 36
23 Johnny Roland 27 14 6 3 1 1 5 30
81 Jackie Smith* 30 TE 14 14 4 4 24
80 Dave Williams 25 WR 14 13 3 3 18
39 Cid Edwards 27 FB 11 8 1 1 2 12
27 Roy Shivers 29 12 0 2 2 12
20 Miller Farr 27 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
26 Chuck Latourette 25 KR/P/PR 14 3 1 1 6
57 Don Parish 22 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 14 18 16 1 1 2 38 37 20 325
Opp Total 14 10 16 1 27 13 228

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-18 @ RAM L, 13-34 4 59 pass Jackie Smith 59 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1970-09-27 WAS W, 27-17 2 9 rush MacArthur Lane 9 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1970-09-27 WAS W, 27-17 2 6 pass Johnny Roland 6 yard pass from Pete Beathard
4 1970-09-27 WAS W, 27-17 3 19 interception Miller Farr 19 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1970-09-27 WAS W, 27-17 3 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
6 1970-10-04 DAL W, 20-7 3 7 pass Cid Edwards 7 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1970-10-04 DAL W, 20-7 4 59 pass John Gilliam 59 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1970-10-11 NOR W, 24-17 1 74 rush MacArthur Lane 74 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1970-10-11 NOR W, 24-17 4 5 rush Roy Shivers 5 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1970-10-11 NOR W, 24-17 4 49 pass Jackie Smith 49 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
11 1970-10-18 @ PHI W, 35-20 2 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
12 1970-10-18 @ PHI W, 35-20 2 3 rush Cid Edwards 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
13 1970-10-18 @ PHI W, 35-20 2 5 rush MacArthur Lane 5 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
14 1970-10-18 @ PHI W, 35-20 2 26 pass MacArthur Lane 26 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
15 1970-10-18 @ PHI W, 35-20 3 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
16 1970-10-25 @ NYG L, 17-35 2 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1970-10-25 @ NYG L, 17-35 4 34 pass Dave Williams 34 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1970-11-01 HOU W, 44-0 2 2 rush MacArthur Lane 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1970-11-01 HOU W, 44-0 2 46 pass John Gilliam 46 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1970-11-01 HOU W, 44-0 3 2 rush Johnny Roland 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
21 1970-11-01 HOU W, 44-0 4 58 pass Dave Williams 58 yard pass from Pete Beathard (Jim Bakken kick)
22 1970-11-01 HOU W, 44-0 4 41 interception Don Parish 41 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
23 1970-11-08 BOS W, 31-0 1 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
24 1970-11-08 BOS W, 31-0 1 25 rush MacArthur Lane 25 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
25 1970-11-08 BOS W, 31-0 2 26 pass John Gilliam 26 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
26 1970-11-08 BOS W, 31-0 4 1 rush MacArthur Lane 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
27 1970-11-16 @ DAL W, 38-0 1 74 punt Johnny Roland 74 yard punt return (Jim Bakken kick)
28 1970-11-16 @ DAL W, 38-0 2 48 rush John Gilliam 48 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
29 1970-11-16 @ DAL W, 38-0 4 10 rush Johnny Roland 10 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
30 1970-11-16 @ DAL W, 38-0 4 3 rush Johnny Roland 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
31 1970-11-16 @ DAL W, 38-0 4 29 rush Roy Shivers 29 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
32 1970-11-29 PHI W, 23-14 3 23 pass John Gilliam 23 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
33 1970-11-29 PHI W, 23-14 3 44 pass Dave Williams 44 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
34 1970-12-13 NYG L, 17-34 3 78 pass MacArthur Lane 78 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
35 1970-12-13 NYG L, 17-34 4 47 pass Jackie Smith 47 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
36 1970-12-20 @ WAS L, 27-28 1 16 pass Jackie Smith 16 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
37 1970-12-20 @ WAS L, 27-28 4 57 pass John Gilliam 57 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
38 1970-12-20 @ WAS L, 27-28 4 32 fumble Chuck Latourette 32 yard fumble return (Jim Bakken kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-18 @ RAM W, 34-13 2 3 pass Willie Ellison 3 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
2 1970-09-18 @ RAM W, 34-13 2 3 pass Billy Truax 3 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
3 1970-09-18 @ RAM W, 34-13 3 98 kickoff Alvin Haymond 98 yard kickoff return (David Ray kick)
4 1970-09-18 @ RAM W, 34-13 4 15 pass Jack Snow 15 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
5 1970-09-27 WAS L, 17-27 1 5 rush Larry Brown 5 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
6 1970-09-27 WAS L, 17-27 4 2 rush Charlie Harraway 2 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
7 1970-10-04 DAL L, 7-20 4 2 rush Calvin Hill 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
8 1970-10-11 NOR L, 17-24 2 3 rush Tony Baker 3 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
9 1970-10-11 NOR L, 17-24 4 18 pass Dave Parks 18 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Tom Dempsey kick)
10 1970-10-18 @ PHI L, 20-35 1 57 rush Tom Woodeshick 57 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
11 1970-10-18 @ PHI L, 20-35 4 4 pass Lee Bouggess 4 yard pass from Rick Arrington (Mark Moseley kick)
12 1970-10-25 @ NYG W, 35-17 1 3 pass Aaron Thomas 3 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1970-10-25 @ NYG W, 35-17 1 41 pass Bob Tucker 41 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1970-10-25 @ NYG W, 35-17 2 13 pass Clifton McNeil 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1970-10-25 @ NYG W, 35-17 4 17 pass Bob Tucker 17 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1970-10-25 @ NYG W, 35-17 4 6 pass Don Herrmann 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
17 1970-11-29 PHI L, 14-23 2 1 rush Lee Bouggess 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
18 1970-11-29 PHI L, 14-23 3 18 pass Harold Jackson 18 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick)
19 1970-12-06 @ DET W, 16-3 4 28 rush Mel Farr 28 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
20 1970-12-13 NYG W, 34-17 1 14 pass Bob Tucker 14 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1970-12-13 NYG W, 34-17 2 20 pass Don Herrmann 20 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1970-12-13 NYG W, 34-17 2 3 rush Fran Tarkenton 3 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
23 1970-12-13 NYG W, 34-17 4 9 pass Ron Johnson 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1970-12-20 @ WAS W, 28-27 1 10 pass Jerry Smith 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
25 1970-12-20 @ WAS W, 28-27 1 3 rush Charlie Harraway 3 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
26 1970-12-20 @ WAS W, 28-27 2 10 pass Jerry Smith 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
27 1970-12-20 @ WAS W, 28-27 4 1 rush Charlie Harraway 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)