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1985 St. Louis Cardinals

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.1, Offense: -4.5, Defense: -5.6, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 278 points (17.4/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 414 points (25.9/g), 24th.
 Differential of -136 points (-8.5/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 4.5-11.5.

Coach: Jim Hanifan (5-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dick Jamieson
 Defensive Coordinator: 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 278 5086 1016 5.0 34 16 22 301 296 534 3112 19 18 5.2 171 417 1974 14 4.7 108
Team Defense 414 5381 1045 5.1 27 14 30 314 253 461 3003 34 13 6.1 169 552 2378 11 4.3 115
Lg Rank Offense 27 17 6 11 15 9 18 18 7 24 26 15 17 2
Lg Rank Defense 24 15 27 19 16 1 8 28 28 17 25 24 8 21

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 8 boxscore W OT 1-0 @ Cleveland Browns 27 24 15 286 186 100 19 357 181 176 3
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-0 Cincinnati Bengals 41 27 27 447 237 210 2 20 370 254 116 2
3 Sun September 22 boxscore L 2-1 @ New York Giants 17 27 18 289 206 83 3 19 318 163 155 1
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-1 Green Bay Packers 43 28 24 397 233 164 1 24 454 238 216 3
5 Mon October 7 boxscore L 3-2 @ Washington Redskins 10 27 17 310 215 95 6 17 305 67 238 2
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 30 12 268 187 81 2 18 354 243 111
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 23 22 286 160 126 3 15 326 184 142 1
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-5 Houston Oilers 10 20 22 427 240 187 1 13 229 171 58 2
9 Mon November 4 boxscore W 4-5 Dallas Cowboys 21 10 19 286 237 49 18 248 159 89 3
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-6 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 16 17 279 184 95 3 16 306 182 124 2
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 4-7 Philadelphia Eagles 14 24 20 384 147 237 21 283 107 176 1
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 4-8 New York Giants 3 34 13 221 181 40 5 20 313 152 161 2
13 Thu November 28 boxscore L 4-9 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 35 24 365 281 84 3 23 393 277 116 1
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 5-9 New Orleans Saints 28 16 24 383 197 186 21 287 216 71 2
15 Sun December 15 boxscore L 5-10 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 46 14 213 131 82 3 22 425 217 208
16 Sat December 21 boxscore L 5-11 Washington Redskins 16 27 13 245 90 155 2 28 413 192 221 2

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
15 Neil Lomax 26 QB 16 16 5-11-0 265 471 56.3 3214 18 3.8 12 2.5 47 6.8 6.4 12.1 200.9 79.5 61 442 5.21 4.87 11.5 1 1
12 Scott Brunner 28 16 0 30 60 50.0 336 1 1.7 6 10.0 40 5.6 1.4 11.2 21.0 33.1 4 27 4.83 0.92 6.3
30 Stump Mitchell 26 rb 16 8 1 2 50.0 31 0 0.0 0 0.0 31 15.5 15.5 31.0 1.9 95.8 0 0 15.50 15.50 0.0
18 Carl Birdsong 26 P 16 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 26.3 16 5-11-0 296 534 55.4 3581 19 3.6 18 3.4 47 6.7 5.9 12.1 223.8 74.0 65 469 5.20 4.48 10.9 1 1
Opp Total 16 253 461 54.9 3257 34 7.4 13 2.8 7.1 7.27 12.9 203.6 90.1 32 254 6.1 6.3 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
30 Stump Mitchell 26 rb 16 8 183 1006 7 64 5.5 62.9 11.4 47 502 10.7 3 46 2.9 31.4 1508 10 6
32 Ottis Anderson 28 RB 9 8 117 479 4 38 4.1 53.2 13.0 23 225 9.8 0 43 2.6 25.0 704 4 3
31 Earl Ferrell 27 FB 11 9 46 208 2 30 4.5 18.9 4.2 25 277 11.1 2 30 2.3 25.2 485 4 2
15 Neil Lomax 26 QB 16 16 32 125 0 23 3.9 7.8 2.0 125 0 10
24 Ron Wolfley 23 rb 16 1 24 64 0 11 2.7 4.0 1.5 2 18 9.0 0 17 0.1 1.1 82 0 1
36 Perry Harrington 27 11 0 7 42 1 22 6.0 3.8 0.6 42 1 1
84 J.T. Smith 30 PR 14 5 3 36 0 30 12.0 2.6 0.2 43 581 13.5 1 34 3.1 41.5 617 1 3
12 Scott Brunner 28 16 0 3 8 0 8 2.7 0.5 0.2 8 0 3
81 Roy Green 28 WR 13 13 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 50 693 13.9 5 47 3.8 53.3 695 5 2
40 Randy Love 29 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 2 4 2.0 0 3 0.2 0.3 8 0 0
83 Pat Tilley 32 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 726 14.8 6 46 3.1 45.4 726 6 0
82 Doug Marsh 27 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 355 9.6 1 23 2.3 22.2 355 1 0
89 Greg LaFleur 27 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 119 13.2 0 24 0.6 7.4 119 0 0
86 Clyde Duncan 24 KR 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 39 9.8 1 14 0.4 3.5 39 1 3
87 Earnest Gray 28 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 22 7.3 0 12 0.6 4.4 22 0 0
47 Cedric Mack 25 LCB 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.0 16 0 0
84 Jay Novacek 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 4 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 417 1974 14 64 4.7 123.4 26.1 296 3581 12.1 19 47 18.5 223.8 5555 33 38
Opp Total 16 552 2378 11 4.3 148.6 34.5 253 3003 11.9 34 15.8 187.7 5381 45 28

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 Stump Mitchell 26 rb 16 8 11 97 0 21 8.8 19 345 0 35 18.2 1950
84 J.T. Smith 30 PR 14 5 26 283 0 31 10.9 4 59 0 33 14.8 959
86 Clyde Duncan 24 KR 11 0 28 550 0 34 19.6 589
24 Ron Wolfley 23 rb 16 1 13 234 0 28 18.0 316
38 Lee Nelson 31 13 0 2 14 0 8 7.0 3 49 0 26 16.3 63
45 Leonard Smith 25 SS 16 16 5 68 0 26 13.6 68
36 Perry Harrington 27 11 0 4 77 0 35 19.3 119
34 Tony Mumford 22 2 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
84 Jay Novacek 23 16 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 24
83 Pat Tilley 32 WR 16 16 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 725
Team Total 26.3 16 40 393 0 31 9.8 78 1421 0 35 18.2 7369
Opp Total 16 51 456 0 8.9 56 1150 0 20.5

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
18 Carl Birdsong 26 P 16 0 85 3545 67 2 41.7
11 Neil O'Donoghue 32 K 8 0 1 1 5 3 6 4 4 2 2 18 10 55.6% 19 19 100.0%
11 Novo Bojovic 26 k 6 0 2 1 3 2 2 7 3 42.9% 12 11 91.7%
10 Jess Atkinson 24 k 2 0 3 3 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
Team Total 26.3 16 1 1 5 3 8 5 10 4 4 28 13 46.4% 34 33 97.1% 85 3545 67 2 41.7
Opp Total 16 38 28 73.7% 47 46 97.9% 75 3068 40.9

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
43 Lonnie Young 22 FS 16 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 92 0
58 Freddie Joe Nunn 23 RLB 16 16 3.0 0 0 2 0 0 84 0
15 Neil Lomax 26 QB 16 16 0 10 4 -1 0
45 Leonard Smith 25 SS 16 16 3.0 2 73 0 67 0 0 1 3 0 0
75 Curtis Greer 28 RDE 16 15 7.0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Stump Mitchell 26 rb 16 8 0 6 2 0 0
54 E.J. Junior* 26 MLB 16 16 2.0 5 109 0 53 0
73 Mark Duda 24 RDT 16 16 5.5 0 0 1 0 0
60 Al Baker 29 LDE 16 16 4.0 0 0 1 0 0
65 David Galloway 26 LDT 16 16 3.5 0 0 1 0 0
32 Ottis Anderson 28 RB 9 8 0 3 1 0 0
86 Clyde Duncan 24 KR 11 0 0 3 1 0 0
47 Cedric Mack 25 LCB 16 14 2 10 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
12 Scott Brunner 28 16 0 0 3 0 0 0
31 Earl Ferrell 27 FB 11 9 0 2 1 0 0
57 Niko Noga 23 LLB 16 11 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
84 J.T. Smith 30 PR 14 5 0 3 0 0 0
81 Roy Green 28 WR 13 13 0 2 0 0 0
76 Stafford Mays 27 de 16 1 2.0
18 Carl Birdsong 26 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Doug Dawson 24 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
35 Jeff Griffin 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Elois Grooms 32 5 0 1.0
36 Perry Harrington 27 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Bobby Johnson 25 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Tony Mumford 22 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 Lee Nelson 31 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 Benny Perrin 26 fs 7 6 0 0 1 0 0
63 Tootie Robbins 27 RT 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
56 Carlos Scott 25 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Lance Smith 22 rt 14 5 0 0 1 0 0
44 Wayne Smith 28 RCB 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
48 Lionel Washington 25 db 5 2 1 48 1 48 0
24 Ron Wolfley 23 rb 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 32.0 13 240 1 67 0 0 38 31 -1 0 176 0
Opp Total 16 65 28 14 1

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
30 Stump Mitchell 26 rb 16 8 7 3 10 60
11 Neil O'Donoghue 32 K 8 0 19 10 49
83 Pat Tilley 32 WR 16 16 6 6 36
81 Roy Green 28 WR 13 13 5 5 30
32 Ottis Anderson 28 RB 9 8 4 4 24
31 Earl Ferrell 27 FB 11 9 2 2 4 24
11 Novo Bojovic 26 k 6 0 11 3 20
86 Clyde Duncan 24 KR 11 0 1 1 6
36 Perry Harrington 27 11 0 1 1 6
82 Doug Marsh 27 TE 16 16 1 1 6
84 J.T. Smith 30 PR 14 5 1 1 6
48 Lionel Washington 25 db 5 2 1 1 6
10 Jess Atkinson 24 k 2 0 3 3
Team Total 26.3 16 14 19 1 34 33 13 276
Opp Total 16 11 34 1 46 28 1 414