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1974 St. Louis Cardinals

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10-4-0, NFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.8, Offense: 2.8, Defense: 3.0, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 285 points (20.4/g), 9th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 218 points (15.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of 67 points (4.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Don Coryell (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ray Willsey

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium
 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 285 4314 873 4.9 17 9 10 247 201 391 2358 20 8 5.8 117 466 1956 12 4.2 120
Team Defense 218 4251 909 4.7 25 9 19 249 230 413 2363 11 16 5.3 122 461 1888 15 4.1 108
Lg Rank Offense 9 10 1 2 11 8 7 4 1 12 16 13 16 5
Lg Rank Defense 8 17 22 24 18 23 19 4 19 12 9 15 12 19

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 7 3 18 318 192 126 3 20 287 174 113 2
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 @ Washington Redskins 17 10 12 224 49 175 21 332 200 132 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 Cleveland Browns 29 7 14 278 107 171 11 248 155 93 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 34 9 21 407 184 223 2 12 306 120 186 3
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-0 Dallas Cowboys 31 28 17 374 236 138 24 370 224 146 1
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 6-0 @ Houston Oilers 31 27 23 345 134 211 2 21 433 348 85 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 7-0 Washington Redskins 23 20 15 305 190 115 19 292 176 116 1
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 7-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 14 17 19 216 82 134 22 278 146 132
9 Mon November 11 boxscore L 7-2 Minnesota Vikings 24 28 23 436 341 95 3 18 304 126 178 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13 3 16 288 100 188 2 13 205 134 71 3
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 9-2 @ New York Giants 23 21 20 341 259 82 20 361 257 104 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 9-3 Kansas City Chiefs 13 17 15 252 170 82 3 13 240 84 156 2
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 9-4 @ New Orleans Saints 0 14 12 214 150 64 1 17 315 87 228 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 10-4 New York Giants 26 14 22 316 164 152 1 18 280 132 148 4
Playoffs
Division Sat December 21 boxscore L 10-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 14 30 17 284 184 100 2 19 365 166 199 2

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* 30 QB 14 14 10-4-0 200 388 51.5 2411 20 5.2 8 2.1 80 6.2 6.3 12.1 172.2 79.5 16 134 5.64 5.74 4.0 1 2
21 Terry Metcalf* 23 KR/PR/RB 14 13 0 2 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
30 Gary Hammond 25 12 0 1 1 100.0 81 0 0.0 0 0.0 81 81.0 81.0 81.0 6.8 118.7 0 0 81.00 81.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 14 10-4-0 201 391 51.4 2492 20 5.1 8 2.0 81 6.4 6.5 12.4 178.0 80.0 16 134 5.79 5.89 3.9 1 2
Opp Total 14 230 413 55.7 2581 11 2.7 16 3.9 6.2 5.04 11.2 184.4 67.3 35 218 5.3 4.2 7.8

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
35 Jim Otis 26 FB 14 11 158 664 1 23 4.2 47.4 11.3 19 109 5.7 0 13 1.4 7.8 773 1 2
21 Terry Metcalf* 23 KR/PR/RB 14 13 152 718 6 75 4.7 51.3 10.9 50 377 7.5 1 22 3.6 26.9 1095 7 14
44 Donny Anderson 31 rb 14 1 90 316 3 16 3.5 22.6 6.4 15 116 7.7 3 25 1.1 8.3 432 6 2
20 Ken Willard 31 rb 7 3 40 175 0 12 4.4 25.0 5.7 4 28 7.0 1 17 0.6 4.0 203 1 0
33 Willie Belton 26 5 0 12 49 0 10 4.1 9.8 2.4 49 0 1
17 Jim Hart* 30 QB 14 14 10 21 2 16 2.1 1.5 0.7 21 2 5
27 Eddie Moss 26 11 0 4 13 0 5 3.3 1.2 0.4 13 0 0
85 Mel Gray* 26 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 770 19.7 6 80 2.8 55.0 770 6 0
82 Earl Thomas 26 WR 14 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 513 15.1 5 52 2.4 36.6 513 5 0
81 Jackie Smith 34 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 413 16.5 3 81 1.8 29.5 413 3 1
88 J.V. Cain 23 te 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 152 11.7 1 40 0.9 10.9 152 1 0
30 Gary Hammond 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 14 7.0 0 9 0.2 1.2 14 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 466 1956 12 75 4.2 139.7 33.3 201 2492 12.4 20 81 14.4 178.0 4448 32 27
Opp Total 14 461 1888 15 4.1 134.9 32.9 230 2363 10.3 11 16.4 168.8 4251 26 24

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
21 Terry Metcalf* 23 KR/PR/RB 14 13 26 340 0 43 13.1 20 623 1 94 31.2 2058
30 Gary Hammond 25 12 0 17 125 0 21 7.4 11 268 0 34 24.4 407
33 Willie Belton 26 5 0 4 8 0 6 2.0 5 111 0 30 22.2 168
27 Eddie Moss 26 11 0 8 133 0 21 16.6 146
22 Roger Wehrli* 27 RCB 14 14 4 39 0 32 9.8 39
52 Jack LeVeck 24 13 0 2 32 0 20 16.0 32
88 J.V. Cain 23 te 14 3 1 5 0 5 5.0 157
65 Bob Crum 23 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
60 Roger Finnie 29 lg 14 7 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
36 Ken Reaves 30 ss 6 6 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
45 Jim Tolbert 30 SS 14 10 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 52 512 0 43 9.8 50 1203 1 94 24.1 6163
Opp Total 14 56 518 1 9.3 54 1203 0 22.3

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
14 Hal Roberts 22 P 14 0 81 3131 57 0 38.7
25 Jim Bakken 34 K 14 0 3 2 9 5 10 6 22 13 59.1% 36 30 83.3%
Team Total 26.5 14 3 2 9 5 10 6 22 13 59.1% 36 30 83.3% 81 3131 57 0 38.7
Opp Total 14 14 10 71.4% 27 26 96.3% 85 3332 39.2

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
21 Terry Metcalf* 23 KR/PR/RB 14 13 0 14 7 0 0
43 Norm Thompson 29 LCB 12 12 6 190 1 56 0 0 1 2 0 0
17 Jim Hart* 30 QB 14 14 0 5 1 -3 0
22 Roger Wehrli* 27 RCB 14 14 2 54 1 53 0 0 1 1 7 0
51 Tom Brahaney 23 C 14 13 0 0 3 0 0
41 Clarence Duren 24 FS 14 14 2 29 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Donny Anderson 31 rb 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
66 Conrad Dobler 24 RG 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
35 Jim Otis 26 FB 14 11 0 2 0 0 0
67 Larry Stallings 33 LLB 14 14 2 13 0 13 0
45 Jim Tolbert 30 SS 14 10 2 22 0 22 0
59 Pete Barnes 29 RLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
33 Willie Belton 26 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Bob Crum 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Dwayne Crump 24 14 0 1 10 0 10 0
60 Roger Finnie 29 lg 14 7 0 0 1 0 0
63 Steve George 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Greg Hartle 23 lb 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
52 Jack LeVeck 24 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Ernie McMillan 36 LT 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
36 Ken Reaves 30 ss 6 6 1 54 0 54 0
75 Bob Rowe 29 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
74 Council Rudolph 24 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
81 Jackie Smith 34 TE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
78 Ron Yankowski 28 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 71 1
Team Total 26.5 14 16 372 2 56 0 0 27 27 75 1
Opp Total 14 16 24 15

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 34 K 14 0 30 13 69
21 Terry Metcalf* 23 KR/PR/RB 14 13 6 1 1 8 48
44 Donny Anderson 31 rb 14 1 3 3 6 36
85 Mel Gray* 26 WR 14 14 6 6 36
82 Earl Thomas 26 WR 14 11 5 5 30
81 Jackie Smith 34 TE 14 14 3 3 18
17 Jim Hart* 30 QB 14 14 2 2 12
88 J.V. Cain 23 te 14 3 1 1 6
35 Jim Otis 26 FB 14 11 1 1 6
43 Norm Thompson 29 LCB 12 12 1 1 6
22 Roger Wehrli* 27 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
20 Ken Willard 31 rb 7 3 1 1 6
78 Ron Yankowski 28 RDE 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 14 12 20 1 1 2 36 30 13 285
Opp Total 14 15 11 1 26 10 218