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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
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 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

Week 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

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
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

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
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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

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 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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

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 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