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1973 St. Louis Cardinals

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4-9-1, NFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.3, Offense: 1.8, Defense: -5.1, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 286 points (20.4/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 365 points (26.1/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -79 points (-5.6/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 5.0-9.0.

Coach: Don Coryell (4-9-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ray Willsey

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial St
 Training Camp: Illinois State (Normal, Illinois)

Team Info

Principal Owner/de facto General Manager Bill Bidwill
Director of Operations Joe Sullivan
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
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 286 4054 837 4.8 29 14 31 238 210 394 2383 16 15 5.7 111 416 1671 13 4.0 96
Team Defense 365 5149 950 5.4 27 17 15 307 252 417 3029 23 10 6.8 157 504 2120 16 4.2 135
Lg Rank Offense 11 12 8 8 11 5 5 9 10 12 25 22 12 13
Lg Rank Defense 23 26 24 13 26 26 26 25 26 26 14 17 19 18

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 16 boxscore W 1-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 34 23 20 392 195 197 3 18 252 143 109 3
2 Sun September 23 boxscore W 2-0 Washington Redskins 34 27 20 343 278 65 22 360 291 69 1
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 2-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 45 17 290 246 44 4 31 578 328 250 2
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 2-2 Oakland Raiders 10 17 17 208 88 120 32 446 199 247 2
5 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-3 Philadelphia Eagles 24 27 14 343 278 65 1 20 453 351 102 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 2-4 @ Washington Redskins 13 31 12 248 202 46 5 23 428 286 142 7
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-4 New York Giants 35 27 19 380 220 160 29 427 332 95 1
8 Sun November 4 boxscore T 3-4-1 Denver Broncos 17 17 18 261 168 93 2 15 294 190 104 1
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-5-1 @ Green Bay Packers 21 25 19 258 187 71 1 21 305 62 243 1
10 Sun November 18 boxscore L 3-6-1 @ New York Giants 13 24 14 282 214 68 3 21 358 186 172 1
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 3-7-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 24 42 24 355 160 195 3 25 366 167 199 1
12 Sun December 2 boxscore L 3-8-1 Detroit Lions 16 20 19 301 132 169 1 17 303 211 92
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 4-8-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 32 10 15 252 9 243 2 9 120 31 89 5
14 Sun December 16 boxscore L 4-9-1 Dallas Cowboys 3 30 10 141 6 135 4 24 459 252 207 1

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
17 Jim Hart 29 QB 12 12 3-8-1 178 320 55.6 2223 15 4.7 10 3.1 69 6.9 6.5 12.5 185.3 80.0 22 168 6.01 5.57 6.4 1 0
12 Gary Keithley 22 P 14 2 1-1-0 32 73 43.8 369 1 1.4 5 6.8 80 5.1 2.2 11.5 26.4 35.7 5 41 4.21 1.58 6.4
30 Gary Hammond 24 PR 9 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 14 4-9-1 210 394 53.3 2592 16 4.1 15 3.8 80 6.6 5.7 12.3 185.1 71.6 27 209 5.66 4.82 6.4 1 0
Opp Total 14 252 417 60.4 3226 23 5.5 10 2.4 7.7 7.76 12.8 230.4 93.1 29 197 6.8 6.8 6.5

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
44 Donny Anderson 30 RB 14 13 167 679 10 54 4.1 48.5 11.9 41 409 10.0 3 44 2.9 29.2 1088 13 7
21 Terry Metcalf 22 12 10 148 628 2 50 4.2 52.3 12.3 37 316 8.5 0 35 3.1 26.3 944 2 9
35 Jim Otis 25 FB 10 2 55 234 1 19 4.3 23.4 5.5 2 19 9.5 0 14 0.2 1.9 253 1 3
31 Don Shy 28 KR 11 3 16 66 0 18 4.1 6.0 1.5 3 15 5.0 1 6 0.3 1.4 81 1 1
27 Eddie Moss 25 5 0 14 41 0 13 2.9 8.2 2.8 41 0 2
12 Gary Keithley 22 P 14 2 8 29 0 18 3.6 2.1 0.6 29 0 5
30 Gary Hammond 24 PR 9 0 4 11 0 7 2.8 1.2 0.4 4 39 9.8 0 23 0.4 4.3 50 0 3
17 Jim Hart 29 QB 12 12 3 -3 0 0 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -3 0 2
81 Jackie Smith 33 TE 14 14 1 -14 0 -14 -14.0 -1.0 0.1 41 600 14.6 1 42 2.9 42.9 586 1 1
28 Ahmad Rashad 24 WR 13 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 409 13.6 3 65 2.3 31.5 409 3 0
85 Mel Gray 25 WR 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 513 17.7 7 80 2.4 42.8 513 7 0
84 Walker Gillette 26 14 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 244 12.2 1 48 1.4 17.4 244 1 2
80 Jim McFarland 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 10 5.0 0 7 0.1 0.7 10 0 0
13 Don Maynard 38 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.5 9.0 18 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 416 1671 13 54 4.0 119.4 29.7 210 2592 12.3 16 80 15.0 185.1 4263 29 37
Opp Total 14 504 2120 16 4.2 151.4 36.0 252 3029 12.0 23 18.0 216.4 5149 39 31

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
30 Gary Hammond 24 PR 9 0 11 80 0 51 7.3 12 314 0 47 26.2 444
31 Don Shy 28 KR 11 3 16 445 1 97 27.8 526
22 Roger Wehrli 26 RCB 11 11 9 92 0 33 10.2 2 0 0 0 0.0 92
43 Norm Thompson 28 11 10 6 18 0 8 3.0 18
32 Leo Hayden 25 2 0 5 98 0 28 19.6 98
33 Willie Belton 25 3 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 3 83 0 31 27.7 85
85 Mel Gray 25 WR 12 9 4 73 0 21 18.3 586
21 Terry Metcalf 22 12 10 4 124 0 48 31.0 1068
27 Eddie Moss 25 5 0 4 78 0 21 19.5 119
42 Chuck Detwiler 26 10 6 3 55 0 20 18.3 55
80 Jim McFarland 26 14 0 3 57 0 19 19.0 67
62 Dave Butz 23 LDE 12 10 1 23 0 23 23.0 23
37 Marv Owens 23 8 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
Team Total 26.5 14 27 192 0 51 7.1 58 1369 1 97 23.6 5824
Opp Total 14 23 186 0 8.1 57 1350 1 23.7

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
12 Gary Keithley 22 P 14 2 66 2478 55 1 37.5
25 Jim Bakken 33 K 14 0 4 4 7 6 12 10 8 3 1 32 23 71.9% 31 31 100.0%
Team Total 26.5 14 4 4 7 6 12 10 8 3 1 32 23 71.9% 31 31 100.0% 66 2478 55 1 37.5
Opp Total 14 34 24 70.6% 42 41 97.6% 54 2236 41.4

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
21 Terry Metcalf 22 12 10 0 9 2 0 0
44 Donny Anderson 30 RB 14 13 0 7 1 0 0
12 Gary Keithley 22 P 14 2 0 5 2 -1 0
45 Jim Tolbert 29 SS 13 13 2 34 0 26 0 0 1 3 19 0
30 Gary Hammond 24 PR 9 0 0 3 2 0 0
35 Jim Otis 25 FB 10 2 0 3 2 0 0
57 Mark Arneson 24 MLB 14 4 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 3 0 0
22 Roger Wehrli 26 RCB 11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 17 0
41 Clarence Duren 23 FS 11 9 2 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Eddie Moss 25 5 0 0 2 1 0 0
50 Wayne Mulligan 26 C 13 13 0 0 3 0 0
70 Lee Brooks 26 ldt 13 5 0 0 2 0 0
42 Chuck Detwiler 26 10 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Walker Gillette 26 14 9 0 2 0 0 0
17 Jim Hart 29 QB 12 12 0 2 0 -1 0
81 Jackie Smith 33 TE 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
54 Tom Banks 25 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
59 Pete Barnes 28 RLB 12 12 1 0 0 0 0
33 Willie Belton 25 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Tom Brahaney 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Dave Butz 23 LDE 12 10 0 0 1 0 0
26 Dwayne Crump 23 LCB 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
72 Dan Dierdorf 24 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
66 Conrad Dobler 23 RG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
69 Andy Dorris 22 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Mel Gray 25 WR 12 9 0 0 1 3 0
80 Jim McFarland 26 14 0 0 0 1 32 1
53 Jamie Rivers 28 10 10 1 11 0 11 0
75 Bob Rowe 28 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
31 Don Shy 28 KR 11 3 0 1 0 0 0
87 Jeff Staggs 29 13 1 0 0 1 0 0
67 Larry Stallings 32 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0
78 Ron Yankowski 27 RDE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 10 71 0 26 0 0 37 39 69 1
Opp Total 14 27 31 14

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 33 K 14 0 31 23 100
44 Donny Anderson 30 RB 14 13 10 3 13 78
85 Mel Gray 25 WR 12 9 7 7 42
28 Ahmad Rashad 24 WR 13 10 3 3 18
21 Terry Metcalf 22 12 10 2 2 12
31 Don Shy 28 KR 11 3 1 1 2 12
84 Walker Gillette 26 14 9 1 1 6
80 Jim McFarland 26 14 0 1 1 6
35 Jim Otis 25 FB 10 2 1 1 6
81 Jackie Smith 33 TE 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 14 13 16 1 1 31 31 23 286
Opp Total 14 16 23 1 2 41 24 365