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1980 St. Louis Cardinals

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5-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: -1.7, Defense: -0.7, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 299 points (18.7/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 350 points (21.9/g), 21st.
 Differential of -51 points (-3.2/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5.

Coach: Jim Hanifan (5-11-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Lindenwoods Colleges (St. Charles, Missouri)

Team Info

Principal Owner/de facto General Manager Bill Bidwill
Director of Pro Personnel Larry Wilson
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 299 4859 1039 4.7 37 13 21 281 239 470 2676 16 24 5.1 137 519 2183 19 4.2 123
Team Defense 350 5384 1116 4.8 34 14 20 311 287 531 3325 23 20 5.8 176 547 2059 17 3.8 115
Lg Rank Offense 19 22 12 8 23 17 25 22 13 26 13 9 5 6
Lg Rank Defense 21 19 16 13 17 23 20 17 18 12 19 16 17 9

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-1 New York Giants 35 41 20 419 287 132 5 19 378 274 104 1
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L OT 0-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 21 24 21 342 256 86 4 19 392 260 132 4
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-3 @ Detroit Lions 7 20 20 324 242 82 2 19 320 139 181
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-3 Philadelphia Eagles 24 14 19 303 108 195 1 19 319 210 109 3
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-3 @ New Orleans Saints 40 7 29 433 103 330 3 80 65 15 3
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-4 Los Angeles Rams 13 21 18 234 152 82 1 24 335 91 244 3
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-5 @ Washington Redskins 0 23 17 229 147 82 3 21 453 316 137 2
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 3-5 @ Baltimore Colts 17 10 13 266 171 95 2 21 225 177 48 2
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 3-6 Dallas Cowboys 24 27 18 360 217 143 2 16 310 252 58 2
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L OT 3-7 Atlanta Falcons 27 33 19 415 329 86 5 34 563 354 209 2
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 31 16 329 188 141 1 26 460 276 184 2
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-9 Kansas City Chiefs 13 21 16 319 194 125 2 23 321 192 129 3
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 4-9 @ New York Giants 23 7 19 361 136 225 2 13 189 83 106 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 5-9 Detroit Lions 24 23 14 225 99 126 1 16 304 183 121 1
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 5-10 @ Philadelphia Eagles 3 17 8 126 59 67 2 18 344 236 108 1
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 5-11 Washington Redskins 7 31 14 174 -12 186 4 20 391 217 174 2

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 36 QB 15 15 5-10-0 228 425 53.6% 2946 16 3.8 20 4.7 69 6.9 5.6 12.9 196.4 68.6 39 292 5.72 4.47 8.4 0 0
14 Mike Loyd 24 qb 5 1 0-1-0 5 28 17.9% 49 0 0.0 1 3.6 20 1.8 0.1 9.8 9.8 24.7 7 48 0.03 -1.26 20.0
16 Rusty Lisch 24 2 0 6 17 35.3% 68 0 0.0 3 17.6 23 4.0 -3.9 11.3 34.0 8.6 3 36 1.60 -5.15 15.0
22 Roger Wehrli 33 RCB 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 11 -11.00 -11.00 100.0
Team Total 26.2 16 5-11-0 239 470 50.9% 3063 16 3.4 24 5.1 69 6.5 4.9 12.8 191.4 61.7 50 387 5.15 3.68 9.6 0 0
Opp Total 16 287 531 54.0% 3616 23 4.3 20 3.8 6.8 5.98 12.6 226.0 74.2 38 291 5.8 5.1 6.7

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
32 Ottis Anderson* 23 RB 16 16 301 1352 9 52 4.5 84.5 18.8 36 308 8.6 0 35 2.3 19.3 1660 9 5
24 Wayne Morris 26 FB 16 16 117 456 6 24 3.9 28.5 7.3 15 110 7.3 1 24 0.9 6.9 566 7 0
39 Willard Harrell 28 16 0 42 170 3 26 4.0 10.6 2.6 9 52 5.8 0 14 0.6 3.3 222 3 3
33 Theotis Brown 23 16 0 40 186 1 19 4.7 11.6 2.5 21 290 13.8 1 63 1.3 18.1 476 2 2
17 Jim Hart 36 QB 15 15 9 11 0 12 1.2 0.7 0.6 11 0 4
14 Mike Loyd 24 qb 5 1 6 2 0 3 0.3 0.4 1.2 2 0 1
36 Rod Phillips 28 16 0 2 6 0 4 3.0 0.4 0.1 6 0 0
85 Mel Gray 32 WR 16 16 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 40 709 17.7 3 69 2.5 44.3 706 3 0
40 Randy Love 24 16 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 3
83 Pat Tilley* 27 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 68 966 14.2 6 60 4.9 69.0 966 6 0
87 Doug Marsh 22 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 269 12.2 4 29 1.4 16.8 269 4 1
21 Dave Stief 24 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 165 10.3 0 23 1.0 10.3 165 0 0
81 Mark Bell 23 PR 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 123 15.4 0 34 0.7 11.2 123 0 1
80 Chris Combs 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 52 26.0 1 38 0.1 3.3 52 1 0
46 Jeff Lee 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 19 9.5 0 12 0.5 4.8 19 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 519 2183 19 52 4.2 136.4 32.4 239 3063 12.8 16 69 14.9 191.4 5246 35 24
Opp Total 16 547 2059 17 3.8 128.7 34.2 287 3325 11.6 23 17.9 207.8 5384 40 27

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
25 Roy Green 23 fs/KR 15 6 16 168 1 57 10.5 32 745 0 37 23.3 913
39 Willard Harrell 28 16 0 11 31 0 15 2.8 19 348 0 33 18.3 601
81 Mark Bell 23 PR 11 0 21 195 0 54 9.3 318
40 Randy Love 24 16 0 3 46 0 27 15.3 49
23 Ken Stone 30 FS 16 9 3 34 0 13 11.3 34
33 Theotis Brown 23 16 0 2 26 0 16 13.0 502
64 Randy Clark 23 8 0 2 14 0 11 7.0 14
38 Lee Nelson 26 SS 16 10 1 5 0 5 5.0 1 29 0 29 29.0 34
36 Rod Phillips 28 16 0 2 28 0 14 14.0 34
27 Carl Allen 25 LCB 16 10 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
66 George Collins 25 LT 16 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
52 Charles Baker 23 lb 16 1 0 27 0 27 27
Team Total 26.2 16 50 399 1 57 8.0 65 1297 0 37 20.0 6942
Opp Total 16 62 645 1 10.4 57 1142 0 20.0

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
10 Larry Swider 25 P 16 0 99 4111 66 1 41.5
11 Neil O'Donoghue 27 K 10 0 3 3 4 3 8 5 15 11 73.3%% 18 18 100.0%%
12 Steve Little 24 k 6 0 2 1 4 2 2 8 3 37.5%% 19 17 89.5%%
Team Total 26.2 16 5 4 8 5 10 5 23 14 60.9%% 37 35 94.6%% 99 4111 66 1 41.5
Opp Total 16 33 17 51.5%% 42 41 97.6%% 89 3569 40.1

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
32 Ottis Anderson* 23 RB 16 16 0 5 4 0 0
23 Ken Stone 30 FS 16 9 5 63 0 20 0 0 0 3 5 0
27 Carl Allen 25 LCB 16 10 3 104 1 70 0 0 1 1 5 0
37 Ken Greene 24 ss 12 8 4 41 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0
39 Willard Harrell 28 16 0 0 3 2 0 0
40 Randy Love 24 16 0 0 3 2 0 0
17 Jim Hart 36 QB 15 15 0 4 0 -5 0
69 Rush Brown 26 NT 16 10 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
25 Roy Green 23 fs/KR 15 6 1 10 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
33 Theotis Brown 23 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
44 Tim Collier 26 db 12 5 2 22 0 22 0
55 Eric Williams 25 LILB 12 12 2 31 0 20 0
67 Bill Acker 24 nt 16 4 0 0 1 0 0
57 Mark Arneson 31 ROLB 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
81 Mark Bell 23 PR 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
66 George Collins 25 LT 16 9 0 1 0 0 0
59 Calvin Favron 23 lilb 16 7 0 0 1 0 0
56 Tim Kearney 30 RILB 13 12 1 22 0 22 0
14 Mike Loyd 24 qb 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
87 Doug Marsh 22 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
53 Steve Neils 29 LOLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
38 Lee Nelson 26 SS 16 10 0 0 1 0 0
36 Rod Phillips 28 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Bob Pollard 32 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
83 Pat Tilley* 27 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
22 Roger Wehrli 33 RCB 16 16 1 25 0 25 0
78 Ron Yankowski 34 RDE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 20 327 1 70 0 0 24 24 5 0
Opp Total 16 50 27 13

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
32 Ottis Anderson* 23 RB 16 16 9 9 54
11 Neil O'Donoghue 27 K 10 0 18 11 51
24 Wayne Morris 26 FB 16 16 6 1 7 42
83 Pat Tilley* 27 WR 14 14 6 6 36
12 Steve Little 24 k 6 0 17 3 26
87 Doug Marsh 22 TE 16 16 4 4 24
85 Mel Gray 32 WR 16 16 3 3 18
39 Willard Harrell 28 16 0 3 3 18
33 Theotis Brown 23 16 0 1 1 2 12
27 Carl Allen 25 LCB 16 10 1 1 6
80 Chris Combs 22 16 0 1 1 6
25 Roy Green 23 fs/KR 15 6 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 16 19 16 1 1 37 35 14 299
Opp Total 16 17 23 1 1 41 17 350

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 NYG L, 35-41 1 5 rush Wayne Morris 5 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
2 1980-09-07 NYG L, 35-41 2 9 rush Wayne Morris 9 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
3 1980-09-07 NYG L, 35-41 3 24 rush Ottis Anderson 24 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
4 1980-09-07 NYG L, 35-41 3 7 pass Doug Marsh 7 yard pass from Jim Hart (Steve Little kick)
5 1980-09-07 NYG L, 35-41 4 42 pass Pat Tilley 42 yard pass from Jim Hart (Steve Little kick)
6 1980-09-14 @ SFO L, 21-24 3 13 pass Theotis Brown 13 yard pass from Jim Hart (Steve Little kick)
7 1980-09-14 @ SFO L, 21-24 3 5 pass Doug Marsh 5 yard pass from Jim Hart (Steve Little kick)
8 1980-09-14 @ SFO L, 21-24 4 5 rush Willard Harrell 5 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
9 1980-09-21 @ DET L, 7-20 2 63 pass Mel Gray 63 yard pass from Jim Hart (Steve Little kick)
10 1980-09-28 PHI W, 24-14 1 70 interception Carl Allen 70 yard interception return (Steve Little kick)
11 1980-09-28 PHI W, 24-14 3 14 rush Ottis Anderson 14 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
12 1980-09-28 PHI W, 24-14 4 37 rush Ottis Anderson 37 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
13 1980-10-05 @ NOR W, 40-7 1 2 rush Wayne Morris 2 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
14 1980-10-05 @ NOR W, 40-7 2 2 rush Wayne Morris 2 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
15 1980-10-05 @ NOR W, 40-7 2 7 pass Pat Tilley 7 yard pass from Jim Hart
16 1980-10-05 @ NOR W, 40-7 2 1 rush Wayne Morris 1 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
17 1980-10-05 @ NOR W, 40-7 4 11 rush Willard Harrell 11 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
18 1980-10-12 RAM L, 13-21 3 2 rush Willard Harrell 2 yard rush (Steve Little kick)
19 1980-10-12 RAM L, 13-21 4 22 pass Doug Marsh 22 yard pass from Jim Hart
20 1980-10-26 @ BAL W, 17-10 1 4 rush Ottis Anderson 4 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
21 1980-10-26 @ BAL W, 17-10 3 10 pass Pat Tilley 10 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
22 1980-11-02 DAL L, 24-27 1 1 rush Wayne Morris 1 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
23 1980-11-02 DAL L, 24-27 3 42 pass Pat Tilley 42 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
24 1980-11-02 DAL L, 24-27 4 34 pass Mel Gray 34 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
25 1980-11-09 ATL L, 27-33 1 38 pass Chris Combs 38 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
26 1980-11-09 ATL L, 27-33 1 50 pass Pat Tilley 50 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
27 1980-11-09 ATL L, 27-33 2 8 rush Ottis Anderson 8 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
28 1980-11-16 @ DAL L, 21-31 1 51 rush Ottis Anderson 51 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
29 1980-11-16 @ DAL L, 21-31 1 69 pass Mel Gray 69 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
30 1980-11-16 @ DAL L, 21-31 2 60 pass Pat Tilley 60 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
31 1980-11-23 KAN L, 13-21 1 2 rush Ottis Anderson 2 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
32 1980-11-30 @ NYG W, 23-7 1 6 rush Ottis Anderson 6 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
33 1980-11-30 @ NYG W, 23-7 4 18 rush Ottis Anderson 18 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
34 1980-12-07 DET W, 24-23 1 6 pass Doug Marsh 6 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
35 1980-12-07 DET W, 24-23 2 3 pass Wayne Morris 3 yard pass from Jim Hart (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
36 1980-12-07 DET W, 24-23 4 57 punt Roy Green 57 yard punt return (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
37 1980-12-21 WAS L, 7-31 4 4 rush Theotis Brown 4 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1980-09-07 NYG W, 41-35 1 10 pass Earnest Gray 10 yard pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick)
2 1980-09-07 NYG W, 41-35 2 37 pass Earnest Gray 37 yard pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick)
3 1980-09-07 NYG W, 41-35 3 58 pass Johnny Perkins 58 yard pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick)
4 1980-09-07 NYG W, 41-35 3 42 pass Earnest Gray 42 yard pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick)
5 1980-09-07 NYG W, 41-35 4 20 pass Earnest Gray 20 yard pass from Phil Simms (Joe Danelo kick)
6 1980-09-14 @ SFO W, 24-21 2 19 pass Paul Hofer 19 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Ray Wersching kick)
7 1980-09-14 @ SFO W, 24-21 4 9 pass Earl Cooper 9 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Ray Wersching kick)
8 1980-09-14 @ SFO W, 24-21 4 26 rush Paul Hofer 26 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
9 1980-09-21 @ DET W, 20-7 2 13 pass Horace King 13 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
10 1980-09-21 @ DET W, 20-7 4 13 rush Billy Sims 13 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
11 1980-09-28 PHI L, 14-24 2 1 rush Ron Jaworski 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
12 1980-09-28 PHI L, 14-24 4 9 pass Keith Krepfle 9 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Tony Franklin kick)
13 1980-10-05 @ NOR L, 7-40 3 19 blocked punt Elex Price 19 yard blocked punt return (Benny Ricardo kick)
14 1980-10-12 RAM W, 21-13 2 9 pass Willie Miller 9 yard pass from Vince Ferragamo (Frank Corral kick)
15 1980-10-12 RAM W, 21-13 2 4 rush Vince Ferragamo 4 yard rush (Frank Corral kick)
16 1980-10-12 RAM W, 21-13 4 6 rush Mike Guman 6 yard rush (Frank Corral kick)
17 1980-10-19 @ WAS W, 23-0 1 5 pass Clarence Harmon 5 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
18 1980-10-19 @ WAS W, 23-0 2 36 pass Ricky Thompson 36 yard pass from Joe Theismann
19 1980-10-19 @ WAS W, 23-0 2 20 rush Clarence Harmon 20 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
20 1980-10-26 @ BAL L, 10-17 4 9 pass Roger Carr 9 yard pass from Bert Jones (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
21 1980-11-02 DAL W, 27-24 2 4 rush Tony Dorsett 4 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
22 1980-11-02 DAL W, 27-24 4 78 interception Dennis Thurman 78 yard interception return (Rafael Septien kick)
23 1980-11-02 DAL W, 27-24 4 28 pass Tony Hill 28 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
24 1980-11-09 ATL W, 33-27 3 5 rush Lynn Cain 5 yard rush (Tim Mazzetti kick)
25 1980-11-09 ATL W, 33-27 3 27 pass Wallace Francis 27 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Tim Mazzetti kick)
26 1980-11-09 ATL W, 33-27 4 10 rush Lynn Cain 10 yard rush (Tim Mazzetti kick)
27 1980-11-09 ATL W, 33-27 5 21 rush Ray Strong 21 yard rush
28 1980-11-16 @ DAL W, 31-21 1 18 pass Preston Pearson 18 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
29 1980-11-16 @ DAL W, 31-21 2 58 pass Tony Hill 58 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
30 1980-11-16 @ DAL W, 31-21 3 14 pass Drew Pearson 14 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
31 1980-11-16 @ DAL W, 31-21 4 11 rush Tony Dorsett 11 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
32 1980-11-23 KAN W, 21-13 3 1 rush Arnold Morgado 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
33 1980-11-23 KAN W, 21-13 4 2 pass Arnold Morgado 2 yard pass from Steve Fuller (Nick Lowery kick)
34 1980-11-23 KAN W, 21-13 4 75 punt J.T. Smith 75 yard punt return (Nick Lowery kick)
35 1980-11-30 @ NYG L, 7-23 4 10 rush Larry Heater 10 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
36 1980-12-07 DET L, 23-24 2 1 rush Billy Sims 1 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
37 1980-12-07 DET L, 23-24 3 37 pass Leonard Thompson 37 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
38 1980-12-14 @ PHI W, 17-3 3 9 rush Wilbert Montgomery 9 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
39 1980-12-14 @ PHI W, 17-3 4 1 rush Louie Giammona 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
40 1980-12-21 WAS W, 31-7 2 1 rush Clarence Harmon 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
41 1980-12-21 WAS W, 31-7 2 54 pass Art Monk 54 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
42 1980-12-21 WAS W, 31-7 2 15 pass Clarence Harmon 15 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
43 1980-12-21 WAS W, 31-7 4 2 pass Art Monk 2 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)