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1981 St. Louis Cardinals

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7-9-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.7, Offense: 0.1, Defense: -4.8, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 315 points (19.7/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 408 points (25.5/g), 27th.
 Differential of -93 points (-5.8/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-10.4.

Coach: Jim Hanifan (7-9-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis

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

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore L 0-1 Miami Dolphins 7 20 14 203 142 61 2 14 292 141 151 3
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 30 18 404 262 142 2 24 391 210 181 2
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-2 Washington Redskins 40 30 18 315 208 107 24 521 388 133 2
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-3 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 20 18 255 79 176 2 18 321 154 167 1
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-3 Dallas Cowboys 20 17 18 299 184 115 3 17 306 166 140 2
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 2-4 @ New York Giants 14 34 19 285 184 101 4 27 377 179 198 1
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 20 41 22 383 263 120 4 17 394 280 114 2
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W 3-5 Minnesota Vikings 30 17 18 320 182 138 2 22 387 318 69 3
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 3-6 @ Washington Redskins 21 42 29 449 319 130 4 25 361 201 160 1
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 3-7 Philadelphia Eagles 10 52 13 239 158 81 5 30 452 255 197 1
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 4-7 Buffalo Bills 24 0 22 338 80 258 1 17 311 226 85 6
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 5-7 @ Baltimore Colts 35 24 24 452 211 241 3 22 385 230 155 2
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 6-7 @ New England Patriots 27 20 25 412 255 157 2 19 353 226 127 2
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 7-7 New Orleans Saints 30 3 19 290 135 155 1 11 176 59 117 3
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 7-8 New York Giants 10 20 12 222 130 92 3 16 252 77 175 2
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 7-9 @ Philadelphia Eagles 0 38 11 211 72 139 6 25 444 185 259 5