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1986 St. Louis Cardinals

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4-11-1, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.1, Offense: -6.5, Defense: -1.6, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 218 points (13.6/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 351 points (21.9/g), 21st.
 Differential of -133 points (-8.3/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 3.9-12.1.

Coach: Gene Stallings (4-11-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Shofner

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 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 218 4503 994 4.5 29 10 22 273 293 516 2716 17 19 4.7 149 419 1787 8 4.3 102
Team Defense 351 4864 1037 4.7 22 12 30 304 215 436 2637 21 10 5.5 149 560 2227 17 4.0 125
Lg Rank Offense 28 26 5 2 25 16 22 20 10 27 25 14 25 7
Lg Rank Defense 21 4 27 22 16 1 1 11 27 9 27 25 21 20

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 Los Angeles Rams 10 16 14 247 177 70 2 17 269 70 199 2
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 0-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 33 15 265 159 106 1 23 342 152 190
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-3 @ Buffalo Bills 10 17 25 381 259 122 1 10 176 82 94 1
4 Mon September 29 boxscore L 0-4 Dallas Cowboys 7 31 13 225 92 133 4 18 287 180 107 2
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-5 New York Giants 6 13 12 241 158 83 2 8 144 83 61 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 1-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 19 23 431 213 218 1 19 347 257 90
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-6 @ Washington Redskins 21 28 20 242 124 118 1 21 354 232 122 3
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-7 @ Dallas Cowboys 6 37 11 200 152 48 1 30 445 268 177 1
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 2-7 Philadelphia Eagles 13 10 14 190 68 122 1 17 228 133 95
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 2-8 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 43 22 364 269 95 4 23 460 296 164 1
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 2-9 New Orleans Saints 7 16 21 282 168 114 3 15 258 76 182
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 3-9 Kansas City Chiefs 23 14 17 254 162 92 2 20 291 209 82 4
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 3-10 Washington Redskins 17 20 13 271 123 148 23 353 256 97 1
14 Sun December 7 boxscore T OT 3-10-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 10 23 461 356 105 1 25 354 124 230 1
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 3-11-1 @ New York Giants 7 27 15 184 100 84 2 20 313 62 251 2
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 4-11-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 17 15 265 136 129 3 15 243 157 86 3

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
15 Neil Lomax 27 QB 14 14 4-9-1 240 421 57.0% 2583 13 3.1 12 2.9 48 6.1 5.5 10.8 184.5 73.6 52 381 4.66 4.06 11.0 1 0
18 Cliff Stoudt 31 qb 5 2 0-2-0 52 91 57.1% 542 3 3.3 7 7.7 24 6.0 3.2 10.4 108.4 53.5 7 43 5.09 2.49 7.1 1 1
30 Stump Mitchell 27 RB 15 13 1 3 33.3% 15 1 33.3 0 0.0 15 5.0 11.7 15.0 1.0 90.3 0 0 5.00 11.67 0.0
17 Evan Arapostathis 23 p 5 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 25.8 16 4-11-1 293 516 56.8% 3140 17 3.3 19 3.7 48 6.1 5.1 10.7 196.3 70.4 59 424 4.72 3.83 10.3 2 1
Opp Total 16 215 436 49.3% 2992 21 4.8 10 2.3 6.9 6.79 13.9 187.0 78.3 41 355 5.5 5.5 8.6

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
30 Stump Mitchell 27 RB 15 13 174 800 5 44 4.6 53.3 11.6 41 276 6.7 0 24 2.7 18.4 1076 5 4
31 Earl Ferrell 28 FB 16 15 124 548 0 25 4.4 34.3 7.8 56 434 7.8 3 30 3.5 27.1 982 3 6
32 Ottis Anderson 29 rb 4 3 51 156 2 14 3.1 39.0 12.8 10 91 9.1 0 19 2.5 22.8 247 2 2
15 Neil Lomax 27 QB 14 14 35 148 1 18 4.2 10.6 2.5 148 1 7
36 Vai Sikahema* 24 KR/PR 16 0 16 62 0 23 3.9 3.9 1.0 10 99 9.9 1 27 0.6 6.2 161 1 2
24 Ron Wolfley* 24 rb 16 1 8 19 0 8 2.4 1.2 0.5 2 32 16.0 0 28 0.1 2.0 51 0 0
18 Cliff Stoudt 31 qb 5 2 7 53 0 17 7.6 10.6 1.4 53 0 1
81 Roy Green 29 WR 11 10 2 -4 0 1 -2.0 -0.4 0.2 42 517 12.3 6 48 3.8 47.0 513 6 1
82 Doug Marsh 28 TE 16 15 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 25 313 12.5 0 27 1.6 19.6 318 0 0
16 Kent Austin 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
84 J.T. Smith 31 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 80 1014 12.7 6 45 5.0 63.4 1014 6 1
87 Troy Johnson 24 wr 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 203 14.5 0 39 1.1 15.6 203 0 0
86 Chas Fox 23 wr 4 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 59 11.8 1 38 1.3 14.8 59 1 0
29 Scott Holman 24 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 41 13.7 0 18 1.0 13.7 41 0 0
83 Pat Tilley 33 wr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 51 17.0 0 18 3.0 51.0 51 0 0
85 Jay Novacek 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.3 2 0 0
39 Broderick Sargent 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.5 8 0 0
Team Total 25.8 16 419 1787 8 44 4.3 111.7 26.2 293 3140 10.7 17 48 18.3 196.3 4927 25 25
Opp Total 16 560 2227 17 4.0 139.2 35.0 215 2637 12.3 21 13.4 164.8 4864 38 40

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
36 Vai Sikahema* 24 KR/PR 16 0 43 522 2 71 12.1 37 847 0 44 22.9 1530
86 Eric Swanson 23 9 0 10 206 0 40 20.6 206
86 Chas Fox 23 wr 4 3 6 161 0 38 26.8 220
30 Stump Mitchell 27 RB 15 13 6 203 0 53 33.8 1279
41 Carl Carter 22 db 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 21 0 14 10.5 21
31 Earl Ferrell 28 FB 16 15 3 41 0 27 13.7 1023
87 Troy Johnson 24 wr 13 2 3 46 0 25 15.3 249
39 Broderick Sargent 24 16 0 2 27 0 14 13.5 35
83 Don Holmes 25 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
84 J.T. Smith 31 WR 16 16 1 6 0 6 6.0 1020
24 Ron Wolfley* 24 rb 16 1 0 -6 0 -6 45
Team Total 25.8 16 45 528 2 71 11.7 70 1548 0 53 22.1 7003
Opp Total 16 44 296 0 6.7 50 886 0 17.7

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
14 Greg Cater 29 P 11 0 61 2271 52 1 37.2
17 Evan Arapostathis 23 p 5 0 30 1140 50 0 38.0
10 John Lee 22 K 11 0 3 2 6 5 4 1 13 8 61.5%% 17 14 82.4%%
11 Eric Schubert 24 k 5 0 2 2 4 5 1 11 3 27.3%% 9 9 100.0%%
Team Total 25.8 16 5 4 10 5 9 2 24 11 45.8%% 26 23 88.5%% 91 3411 52 1 37.5
Opp Total 16 32 24 75.0%% 40 37 92.5%% 83 3511 42.3

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
43 Lonnie Young 23 FS 13 13 1.5 72 0
50 Freddie Joe Nunn 24 LOLB 16 16 7.0 0 0 1 0 0 48 0
15 Neil Lomax 27 QB 14 14 0 7 6 0 0
60 Al Baker 30 RDE 16 13 10.5
65 David Galloway 27 NT 14 13 4.5 0 0 2 0 0
31 Earl Ferrell 28 FB 16 15 0 6 0 0 0
45 Leonard Smith 26 SS 16 16 5.0 1 13 0 13 0
47 Cedric Mack 26 RCB 15 9 4 42 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Stump Mitchell 27 RB 15 13 0 4 1 0 0
52 Charles Baker 29 ROLB 16 16 3.5 0 0 1 0 0
55 Anthony Bell 22 lb 16 1 4.0
41 Carl Carter 22 db 14 4 2 12 0 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
79 Bob Clasby 26 LDE 16 10 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Niko Noga 24 RILB 16 16 2.0 0 0 2 0 0
84 J.T. Smith 31 WR 16 16 0 1 3 0 0
48 Lionel Washington 26 LCB 16 12 2 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
32 Ottis Anderson 29 rb 4 3 0 2 0 0 0
36 Vai Sikahema* 24 KR/PR 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
44 Wayne Smith 29 rcb 16 7 1 35 0 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Gene Chilton 22 c 16 7 0 0 1 0 0
81 Roy Green 29 WR 11 10 0 1 0 0 0
54 E.J. Junior 27 LILB 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
91 Ron Monaco 23 lb 15 2 0 0 1 0 0
18 Cliff Stoudt 31 qb 5 2 0 1 0 0 0
23 Dennis Thurman 30 db 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 16 41.0 10 121 0 35 0 0 25 25 0 0 120 0
Opp Total 16 59 40 28 1

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
10 John Lee 22 K 11 0 14 8 38
81 Roy Green 29 WR 11 10 6 6 36
84 J.T. Smith 31 WR 16 16 6 6 36
30 Stump Mitchell 27 RB 15 13 5 5 30
31 Earl Ferrell 28 FB 16 15 3 3 18
11 Eric Schubert 24 k 5 0 9 3 18
36 Vai Sikahema* 24 KR/PR 16 0 1 2 3 18
32 Ottis Anderson 29 rb 4 3 2 2 12
86 Chas Fox 23 wr 4 3 1 1 6
15 Neil Lomax 27 QB 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 16 8 17 2 27 23 11 218
Opp Total 16 17 21 2 37 24 1 351

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1986-09-07 RAM L, 10-16 4 4 rush Ottis Anderson 4 yard rush (John Lee kick)
2 1986-09-14 @ ATL L, 13-33 2 1 rush Stump Mitchell 1 yard rush (John Lee kick)
3 1986-09-14 @ ATL L, 13-33 2 45 pass Roy Green 45 yard pass from Neil Lomax
4 1986-09-21 @ BUF L, 10-17 4 19 pass Vai Sikahema 19 yard pass from Neil Lomax (John Lee kick)
5 1986-09-29 DAL L, 7-31 3 10 rush Ottis Anderson 10 yard rush (John Lee kick)
6 1986-10-12 @ TAM W, 30-19 2 3 rush Stump Mitchell 3 yard rush
7 1986-10-12 @ TAM W, 30-19 3 30 pass Earl Ferrell 30 yard pass from Neil Lomax (John Lee kick)
8 1986-10-12 @ TAM W, 30-19 4 38 pass Chas Fox 38 yard pass from Neil Lomax (John Lee kick)
9 1986-10-12 @ TAM W, 30-19 4 31 rush Stump Mitchell 31 yard rush (John Lee kick)
10 1986-10-19 @ WAS L, 21-28 2 8 pass Earl Ferrell 8 yard pass from Neil Lomax (John Lee kick)
11 1986-10-19 @ WAS L, 21-28 3 7 pass J.T. Smith 7 yard pass from Neil Lomax (John Lee kick)
12 1986-10-19 @ WAS L, 21-28 4 15 pass Earl Ferrell 15 yard pass from Neil Lomax (John Lee kick)
13 1986-11-02 PHI W, 13-10 4 14 pass Roy Green 14 yard pass from Cliff Stoudt (John Lee kick)
14 1986-11-02 PHI W, 13-10 4 1 rush Stump Mitchell 1 yard rush
15 1986-11-09 @ SFO L, 17-43 2 24 pass J.T. Smith 24 yard pass from Cliff Stoudt (John Lee kick)
16 1986-11-09 @ SFO L, 17-43 4 24 pass J.T. Smith 24 yard pass from Cliff Stoudt (John Lee kick)
17 1986-11-16 NOR L, 7-16 3 1 rush Stump Mitchell 1 yard rush (John Lee kick)
18 1986-11-23 KAN W, 23-14 1 5 pass Roy Green 5 yard pass from Neil Lomax
19 1986-11-23 KAN W, 23-14 3 25 pass J.T. Smith 25 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Eric Schubert kick)
20 1986-11-23 KAN W, 23-14 4 4 pass J.T. Smith 4 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Eric Schubert kick)
21 1986-11-30 WAS L, 17-20 2 4 pass J.T. Smith 4 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Eric Schubert kick)
22 1986-11-30 WAS L, 17-20 4 35 pass Roy Green 35 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Eric Schubert kick)
23 1986-12-07 @ PHI T, 10-10 4 48 pass Roy Green 48 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Eric Schubert kick)
24 1986-12-14 @ NYG L, 7-27 4 15 pass Roy Green 15 yard pass from Stump Mitchell (Eric Schubert kick)
25 1986-12-21 TAM W, 21-17 2 71 punt Vai Sikahema 71 yard punt return (Eric Schubert kick)
26 1986-12-21 TAM W, 21-17 2 60 punt Vai Sikahema 60 yard punt return (Eric Schubert kick)
27 1986-12-21 TAM W, 21-17 2 2 rush Neil Lomax 2 yard rush (Eric Schubert kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1986-09-07 RAM W, 16-10 2 1 rush Eric Dickerson 1 yard rush
2 1986-09-07 RAM W, 16-10 3 16 rush Eric Dickerson 16 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
3 1986-09-14 @ ATL W, 33-13 1 1 rush Gerald Riggs 1 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
4 1986-09-14 @ ATL W, 33-13 1 17 pass Charlie Brown 17 yard pass from David Archer (Mick Luckhurst kick)
5 1986-09-14 @ ATL W, 33-13 4 22 pass Anthony Allen 22 yard pass from David Archer (Mick Luckhurst kick)
6 1986-09-14 @ ATL W, 33-13 4 1 rush William Andrews 1 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
7 1986-09-21 @ BUF W, 17-10 2 2 rush Ricky Moore 2 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
8 1986-09-21 @ BUF W, 17-10 4 6 rush Greg Bell 6 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
9 1986-09-29 DAL W, 31-7 1 39 pass Mike Sherrard 39 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
10 1986-09-29 DAL W, 31-7 3 13 pass Tony Hill 13 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
11 1986-09-29 DAL W, 31-7 4 8 pass Herschel Walker 8 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
12 1986-09-29 DAL W, 31-7 4 34 interception Ron Fellows 34 yard interception return (Rafael Septien kick)
13 1986-10-05 NYG W, 13-6 3 1 rush Joe Morris 1 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
14 1986-10-12 @ TAM L, 19-30 1 15 pass Calvin Magee 15 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Donald Igwebuike kick)
15 1986-10-12 @ TAM L, 19-30 4 30 pass Phil Freeman 30 yard pass from Steve Young
16 1986-10-19 @ WAS W, 28-21 1 2 rush George Rogers 2 yard rush (Max Zendejas kick)
17 1986-10-19 @ WAS W, 28-21 2 16 pass Art Monk 16 yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Max Zendejas kick)
18 1986-10-19 @ WAS W, 28-21 2 21 pass Clint Didier 21 yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Max Zendejas kick)
19 1986-10-19 @ WAS W, 28-21 3 16 pass Gary Clark 16 yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Max Zendejas kick)
20 1986-10-26 @ DAL W, 37-6 2 36 pass Mike Sherrard 36 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
21 1986-10-26 @ DAL W, 37-6 2 19 rush Herschel Walker 19 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
22 1986-10-26 @ DAL W, 37-6 2 20 pass Tony Hill 20 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
23 1986-10-26 @ DAL W, 37-6 3 4 rush Herschel Walker 4 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
24 1986-11-02 PHI L, 10-13 1 1 rush Charles Crawford 1 yard rush (Paul McFadden kick)
25 1986-11-09 @ SFO W, 43-17 1 45 pass Jerry Rice 45 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
26 1986-11-09 @ SFO W, 43-17 2 40 pass Jerry Rice 40 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
27 1986-11-09 @ SFO W, 43-17 3 44 pass Jerry Rice 44 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
28 1986-11-09 @ SFO W, 43-17 4 3 rush Joe Cribbs 3 yard rush
29 1986-11-09 @ SFO W, 43-17 4 78 interception Tom Holmoe 78 yard interception return (Ray Wersching kick)
30 1986-11-16 NOR W, 16-7 2 10 pass Mike Jones 10 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
31 1986-11-23 KAN L, 14-23 4 6 pass Stephone Paige 6 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
32 1986-11-23 KAN L, 14-23 4 13 pass Stephone Paige 13 yard pass from Bill Kenney (Nick Lowery kick)
33 1986-11-30 WAS W, 20-17 1 2 pass Gary Clark 2 yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Max Zendejas kick)
34 1986-11-30 WAS W, 20-17 2 22 pass Terry Orr 22 yard pass from Jay Schroeder (Max Zendejas kick)
35 1986-12-07 @ PHI T, 10-10 4 2 rush Randall Cunningham 2 yard rush (Paul McFadden kick)
36 1986-12-14 @ NYG W, 27-7 1 2 rush Joe Morris 2 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
37 1986-12-14 @ NYG W, 27-7 2 3 rush Joe Morris 3 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
38 1986-12-14 @ NYG W, 27-7 4 1 rush Joe Morris 1 yard rush (Raul Allegre kick)
39 1986-12-21 TAM L, 17-21 1 1 rush Bobby Howard 1 yard rush (Donald Igwebuike kick)
40 1986-12-21 TAM L, 17-21 3 33 pass Phil Freeman 33 yard pass from Steve Young (Donald Igwebuike kick)