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1983 St. Louis Cardinals

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8-7-1, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.1, Offense: 2.5, Defense: -3.6, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 374 points (23.4/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 428 points (26.8/g), 25th.
 Differential of -54 points (-3.4/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.7-9.3.

Coach: Jim Hanifan (8-7-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis and Floyd Peters

Stadium: Busch Stadium
 Training Camp: Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, Illinois)

Team Info

Principal Owner/de facto General Manager Bill Bidwill
Director of Pro Personnel Larry Wilson
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 374 5145 1044 4.9 48 27 26 296 267 460 2868 29 21 5.5 147 525 2277 15 4.3 123
Team Defense 428 5005 1021 4.9 48 20 18 286 290 519 3167 24 28 5.5 161 443 1838 23 4.1 107
Lg Rank Offense 9 17 24 27 20 20 24 5 10 19 11 7 17 8
Lg Rank Defense 25 6 4 6 4 20 14 20 3 4 5 8 25 14

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 @ New Orleans Saints 17 28 20 340 225 115 1 15 383 111 272 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 0-2 Dallas Cowboys 17 34 16 313 260 53 6 19 329 214 115 2
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-3 San Francisco 49ers 27 42 22 385 172 213 2 24 527 336 191 2
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 11 17 284 89 195 3 15 258 180 78 4
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 14 38 10 194 71 123 9 17 289 183 106 6
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-5 Washington Redskins 14 38 18 310 228 82 4 22 320 138 182
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 2-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 27 17 279 143 136 2 17 270 196 74 3
8 Mon October 24 boxscore T OT 2-5-1 New York Giants 20 20 23 384 184 200 3 18 274 162 112 3
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 3-5-1 Minnesota Vikings 41 31 24 420 238 182 2 23 348 289 59 3
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 3-6-1 @ Washington Redskins 7 45 15 267 188 79 5 23 374 165 209 2
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 4-6-1 Seattle Seahawks 33 28 22 408 231 177 2 15 249 165 84 2
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 5-6-1 San Diego Chargers 44 14 18 378 205 173 2 16 315 281 34 6
13 Thu November 24 boxscore L 5-7-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 35 14 278 189 89 3 17 362 230 132
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 6-7-1 @ New York Giants 10 6 10 161 81 80 2 9 142 81 61 5
15 Sun December 11 boxscore W 7-7-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 34 24 26 366 217 149 23 327 212 115 4
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 8-7-1 Philadelphia Eagles 31 7 24 378 147 231 2 13 238 224 14 4

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
15 Neil Lomax 24 QB 13 13 7-5-1 209 354 59.0 2636 24 6.8 11 3.1 71 7.4 7.4 12.6 202.8 92.0 43 315 5.85 5.81 10.8 1 1
17 Jim Hart 39 qb 5 3 1-2-0 50 91 54.9 592 4 4.4 8 8.8 39 6.5 3.4 11.8 118.4 53.0 13 99 4.74 2.05 12.5 1 1
16 Rusty Lisch 27 4 0 6 13 46.2 66 1 7.7 2 15.4 26 5.1 -0.3 11.0 16.5 47.8 3 27 2.44 -1.94 18.8
18 Carl Birdsong* 24 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 11.0 11.0 11.0 0.7 112.5 0 0 11.00 11.00 0.0
23 Benny Perrin 24 FS 16 16 1 1 100.0 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.3 83.3 0 0 4.00 4.00 0.0
Team Total 25.8 16 8-7-1 267 460 58.0 3309 29 6.3 21 4.6 71 7.2 6.4 12.4 206.8 82.4 59 441 5.53 4.82 11.4 2 2
Opp Total 16 290 519 55.9 3635 24 4.6 28 5.4 7.0 5.50 12.5 227.2 70.8 59 468 5.5 4.1 10.2

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
32 Ottis Anderson 26 RB 15 15 296 1270 5 43 4.3 84.7 19.7 54 459 8.5 1 40 3.6 30.6 1729 6 10
24 Wayne Morris 29 FB 15 11 75 257 2 17 3.4 17.1 5.0 14 55 3.9 0 11 0.9 3.7 312 2 2
30 Stump Mitchell 24 KR/PR 15 1 68 373 3 46 5.5 24.9 4.5 7 54 7.7 0 17 0.5 3.6 427 3 5
40 Randy Love 27 rb 16 1 35 103 2 16 2.9 6.4 2.2 6 58 9.7 1 16 0.4 3.6 161 3 4
15 Neil Lomax 24 QB 13 13 27 127 2 35 4.7 9.8 2.1 127 2 9
31 Earl Ferrell 25 16 0 7 53 1 21 7.6 3.3 0.4 53 1 2
17 Jim Hart 39 qb 5 3 5 12 0 13 2.4 2.4 1.0 12 0 5
81 Roy Green*+ 26 WR 16 15 4 49 0 25 12.3 3.1 0.3 78 1227 15.7 14 71 4.9 76.7 1276 14 3
39 Willard Harrell 31 14 0 4 13 0 8 3.3 0.9 0.3 3 25 8.3 0 13 0.2 1.8 38 0 1
16 Rusty Lisch 27 4 0 2 9 0 5 4.5 2.3 0.5 9 0 1
23 Benny Perrin 24 FS 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
67 Luis Sharpe 23 LT 16 16 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.7 0.1 11 0 0
83 Pat Tilley 30 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 690 15.7 5 71 2.8 43.1 690 5 1
80 Doug Marsh 25 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 421 13.2 8 38 2.0 26.3 421 8 1
89 Greg LaFleur 25 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 99 8.3 0 21 0.8 6.2 99 0 3
84 Mike Shumann 28 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 154 14.0 0 33 0.7 9.6 154 0 0
85 Danny Pittman 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 21 10.5 0 11 0.5 5.3 21 0 0
86 Ken Thompson 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 31 15.5 0 22 0.4 6.2 31 0 0
58 Dave Ahrens 25 mlb 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 4 0 0
87 Eddie McGill 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.5 5.5 11 0 0
Team Total 25.8 16 525 2277 15 46 4.3 142.3 32.8 267 3309 12.4 29 71 16.7 206.8 5586 44 50
Opp Total 16 443 1838 23 4.1 114.9 27.7 290 3167 10.9 24 18.1 197.9 5005 47 32

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
30 Stump Mitchell 24 KR/PR 15 1 38 337 0 34 8.9 36 778 0 66 21.6 1542
82 Steve Bird 23 14 0 14 76 0 16 5.4 9 194 0 33 21.6 270
31 Earl Ferrell 25 16 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 13 257 0 28 19.8 327
39 Willard Harrell 31 14 0 5 31 0 11 6.2 3 62 0 26 20.7 131
26 George Schmitt 22 16 0 4 41 0 19 10.3 41
40 Randy Love 27 rb 16 1 3 71 0 23 23.7 232
51 Kurt Allerman 28 mlb 16 8 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
73 Mark Duda 22 ldt 14 6 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
81 Roy Green*+ 26 WR 16 15 1 14 0 14 14.0 1290
45 Leonard Smith 23 16 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
Team Total 25.8 16 58 461 0 34 7.9 72 1459 0 66 20.3 7506
Opp Total 16 47 307 0 6.5 66 1300 1 19.7

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
18 Carl Birdsong* 24 P 16 0 85 3529 59 0 41.5
11 Neil O'Donoghue 30 K 16 0 1 6 4 8 3 10 6 3 2 28 15 53.6% 47 45 95.7%
Team Total 25.8 16 1 6 4 8 3 10 6 3 2 28 15 53.6% 47 45 95.7% 85 3529 59 0 41.5
Opp Total 16 15 12 80.0% 56 54 96.4% 88 3546 40.3

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
48 Lionel Washington 23 LCB 16 8 8 92 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 67 0
60 Al Baker 27 LDE 16 16 13.0 2 24 0 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
75 Curtis Greer 26 RDE 16 16 16.0 0 0 1 5 0
65 David Galloway 24 RDT 16 13 12.0 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
32 Ottis Anderson 26 RB 15 15 0 10 3 0 0
15 Neil Lomax 24 QB 13 13 0 9 3 0 0
54 E.J. Junior 24 llb/MLB 12 11 7.5 3 27 0 19 0 0 0 1 1 0
17 Jim Hart 39 qb 5 3 0 5 2 0 0
38 Lee Nelson 29 SS 16 16 2.0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 4 36 1
23 Benny Perrin 24 FS 16 16 1.0 4 50 0 30 0 0 0 2 32 1
30 Stump Mitchell 24 KR/PR 15 1 0 5 1 0 0
40 Randy Love 27 rb 16 1 0 4 1 0 0
76 Stafford Mays 25 de 16 1 2.5 0 0 2 0 0
81 Roy Green*+ 26 WR 16 15 0 3 1 0 0
50 Bob Harris 23 LLB 8 8 1.0 3 10 0 10 0
73 Mark Duda 22 ldt 14 6 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
78 Elois Grooms 30 LDT 11 11 1.0 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 40 1
89 Greg LaFleur 25 te 16 5 0 3 0 0 0
47 Cedric Mack 23 lcb 16 5 3 25 0 13 0
44 Wayne Smith 26 RCB 16 16 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Steve Bird 23 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
69 Rush Brown 29 dt 6 1 1.0 0 0 1 8 0
31 Earl Ferrell 25 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
24 Wayne Morris 29 FB 15 11 0 2 0 0 0
26 George Schmitt 22 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
67 Luis Sharpe 23 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
83 Pat Tilley 30 WR 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
71 Joe Bostic 26 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
64 Randy Clark 26 C 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
39 Willard Harrell 31 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 Rusty Lisch 27 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Doug Marsh 25 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
11 Neil O'Donoghue 30 K 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Tootie Robbins 25 RT 13 11 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 16 58.0 28 266 0 30 0 0 50 38 122 3 67 0 1
Opp Total 16 59 32 12 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
11 Neil O'Donoghue 30 K 16 0 45 15 90
81 Roy Green*+ 26 WR 16 15 14 14 84
80 Doug Marsh 25 TE 16 16 8 8 48
32 Ottis Anderson 26 RB 15 15 5 1 6 36
83 Pat Tilley 30 WR 16 16 5 5 30
40 Randy Love 27 rb 16 1 2 1 3 18
30 Stump Mitchell 24 KR/PR 15 1 3 3 18
15 Neil Lomax 24 QB 13 13 2 2 12
24 Wayne Morris 29 FB 15 11 2 2 12
31 Earl Ferrell 25 16 0 1 1 6
78 Elois Grooms 30 LDT 11 11 1 1 6
38 Lee Nelson 29 SS 16 16 1 1 6
23 Benny Perrin 24 FS 16 16 1 1 6
65 David Galloway 24 RDT 16 13 1 2
Team Total 25.8 16 15 29 3 47 45 15 1 374
Opp Total 16 23 24 1 3 5 54 12 1 428