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1987 St. Louis Cardinals

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7-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.9, Offense: 2.2, Defense: -3.1, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (24.1/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 368 points (24.5/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -6 points (-0.4/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-7.6.

Coach: Gene Stallings (7-8-0)
 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 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 362 5326 1045 5.1 27 12 21 325 305 529 3453 25 15 5.9 189 462 1873 15 4.1 115
Team Defense 368 5384 1023 5.3 33 19 22 306 276 490 3383 30 14 6.4 168 492 2001 16 4.1 116
Lg Rank Offense 7 6 2 4 4 3 6 8 4 12 20 15 9 11
Lg Rank Defense 23 25 17 8 23 17 25 27 23 24 19 19 20 18

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 Dallas Cowboys 24 13 20 360 252 108 19 322 197 125 1
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-1 @ San Diego Chargers 24 28 24 471 412 59 2 17 282 152 130 2
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 @ Washington Redskins 21 28 27 398 231 167 18 452 334 118 1
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-2 New Orleans Saints 24 19 9 143 4 139 1 30 368 155 213 4
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 28 34 18 324 164 160 3 28 448 327 121 3
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-4 @ New York Giants 7 30 19 308 257 51 4 21 394 232 162 1
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-5 Philadelphia Eagles 23 28 27 409 232 177 3 14 328 266 62 2
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 3-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 28 26 415 278 137 2 26 377 294 83 1
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 3-6 Los Angeles Rams 24 27 19 280 156 124 1 21 383 144 239 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 4-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 31 19 18 324 232 92 3 17 300 240 60 3
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 5-6 @ Atlanta Falcons 34 21 24 476 363 113 2 18 267 147 120 4
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 5-7 Washington Redskins 17 34 21 323 195 128 2 18 411 231 180 3
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 6-7 New York Giants 27 24 23 322 164 158 23 397 335 62 2
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 7-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 14 24 351 217 134 2 19 370 207 163 4
15 Sun December 27 boxscore L 7-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 16 21 26 422 296 126 2 17 285 122 163

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* 28 QB 12 12 6-6-0 275 463 59.4 3387 24 5.2 12 2.6 57 7.3 7.2 12.3 282.3 88.5 48 350 5.94 5.83 9.4 2 2
19 Shawn Halloran 23 qb 3 2 1-1-0 18 42 42.9 263 0 0.0 1 2.4 49 6.3 5.2 14.6 87.7 54.0 5 34 4.87 3.91 10.6
10 Sammy Garza 22 qb 2 1 0-1-0 11 20 55.0 183 1 5.0 2 10.0 38 9.2 5.7 16.6 91.5 63.1 1 13 8.10 4.76 4.8
30 Stump Mitchell 28 RB 12 12 1 3 33.3 17 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 5.7 5.7 17.0 1.4 53.5 0 0 5.67 5.67 0.0
18 Cliff Stoudt 32 12 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 25.1 15 7-8-0 305 529 57.7 3850 25 4.7 15 2.8 57 7.3 6.9 12.6 256.7 84.4 54 397 5.92 5.62 9.3 2 2
Opp Total 15 276 490 56.3 3668 30 6.1 14 2.9 7.5 7.42 13.3 244.5 88.7 41 285 6.4 6.3 7.7

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
30 Stump Mitchell 28 RB 12 12 203 781 3 42 3.8 65.1 16.9 45 397 8.8 2 39 3.8 33.1 1178 5 3
31 Earl Ferrell 29 FB 11 11 113 512 7 35 4.5 46.5 10.3 23 262 11.4 0 36 2.1 23.8 774 7 0
33 Derrick McAdoo 22 rb 15 2 53 230 3 17 4.3 15.3 3.5 2 12 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.8 242 3 2
15 Neil Lomax* 28 QB 12 12 29 107 0 19 3.7 8.9 2.4 107 0 7
24 Ron Wolfley* 25 rb 12 4 26 87 1 8 3.3 7.3 2.2 8 68 8.5 0 16 0.7 5.7 155 1 0
39 Broderick Sargent 25 rb 15 1 18 90 0 16 5.0 6.0 1.2 2 19 9.5 0 10 0.1 1.3 109 0 1
10 Sammy Garza 22 qb 2 1 8 31 1 10 3.9 15.5 4.0 31 1 1
19 Shawn Halloran 23 qb 3 2 3 -9 0 2 -3.0 -3.0 1.0 -9 0 1
81 Roy Green 30 WR 12 12 2 34 0 26 17.0 2.8 0.2 43 731 17.0 4 57 3.6 60.9 765 4 1
80 Robert Awalt 23 TE 12 9 2 -9 0 -1 -4.5 -0.8 0.2 42 526 12.5 6 35 3.5 43.8 517 6 0
14 Greg Cater 30 P 9 0 2 3 0 11 1.5 0.3 0.2 3 0 0
87 Troy Johnson 25 wr 14 2 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.6 0.1 15 308 20.5 2 49 1.1 22.0 317 2 0
82 Ron Brown 24 3 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 3.0 0.3 2 16 8.0 0 9 0.7 5.3 25 0 0
18 Cliff Stoudt 32 12 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 -2 0 0
84 J.T. Smith 32 WR 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 91 1117 12.3 8 38 6.1 74.5 1117 8 2
85 Jay Novacek 25 te 7 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 254 12.7 3 25 2.9 36.3 254 3 1
83 Don Holmes 26 wr 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 132 12.0 0 23 1.0 12.0 132 0 0
89 William Harris 22 te 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.8 8 0 0
Team Total 25.1 15 462 1873 15 42 4.1 124.9 30.8 305 3850 12.6 25 57 20.3 256.7 5723 40 23
Opp Total 15 492 2001 16 4.1 133.4 32.8 276 3383 12.3 30 18.4 225.5 5384 46 34

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
36 Vai Sikahema*+ 25 KR/PR 15 0 44 550 1 76 12.5 34 761 0 50 22.4 1311
33 Derrick McAdoo 22 rb 15 2 23 444 0 30 19.3 686
39 Broderick Sargent 25 rb 15 1 3 37 0 27 12.3 146
82 Ron Brown 24 3 0 1 40 0 40 40.0 65
31 Earl Ferrell 29 FB 11 11 1 10 0 10 10.0 784
83 Don Holmes 26 wr 11 1 1 25 0 25 25.0 157
Team Total 25.1 15 44 550 1 76 12.5 63 1317 0 50 20.9 7590
Opp Total 15 36 489 1 13.6 59 1063 0 18.0

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
13 Jim Gallery 26 K 13 0 5 4 7 2 7 3 19 9 47.4% 31 30 96.8%
14 Greg Cater 30 P 9 0 39 1470 68 1 37.7
11 Greg Horne 23 p 5 0 24 971 51 0 40.5
17 Al Del Greco 25 k 3 0 3 2 2 2 5 4 80.0% 9 8 88.9%
17 Jason Staurovsky 24 k 2 0 2 1 1 3 1 33.3% 6 6 100.0%
14 Mark Royals 22 p 1 0 6 222 46 0 37.0
Team Total 25.1 15 10 7 9 4 8 3 27 14 51.9% 46 44 95.7% 69 2663 68 1 38.6
Opp Total 15 18 11 61.1% 48 45 93.8% 74 3049 41.2

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
43 Lonnie Young 24 FS 12 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 87 0
78 Freddie Joe Nunn 25 LDE 12 12 11.0 46 0
46 Tim McDonald 22 3 0 7 0
15 Neil Lomax* 28 QB 12 12 0 7 3 -3 0
75 Curtis Greer 30 RDE 10 9 6.0
54 E.J. Junior 28 RLB 13 13 2.0 1 25 0 25 0 0 1 2 5 0
79 Bob Clasby 27 LDT 12 12 4.5 0 0 1 0 0
20 Travis Curtis 22 db 13 1 5 65 0 31 0
47 Cedric Mack 27 RCB 10 10 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
33 Derrick McAdoo 22 rb 15 2 0 2 3 0 1
30 Stump Mitchell 28 RB 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
57 Niko Noga 25 MLB 12 12 3.0 0 0 1 23 1
72 Rod Saddler 22 dt 12 3 3.0 1 0 0 0 0
76 Mark Garalczyk 23 dt 11 3 2.5 0 0 1 0 0
55 Anthony Bell 23 LLB 12 12 1.0 1 13 0 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
45 Leonard Smith 27 SS 15 15 2.0 0 0 1 29 1
41 Carl Carter 23 LCB 12 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Gregg Johnson 29 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
70 Derek Kennard 25 C 12 11 0 2 0 -4 0
69 Colin Scotts 24 dt 7 3 2.0
84 J.T. Smith 32 WR 15 14 0 2 0 0 0
60 Steve Alvord 23 RDT 12 6 1.5
80 Robert Awalt 23 TE 12 9 0 0 1 0 0
31 Earl Ferrell 29 FB 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
65 David Galloway 28 dt 4 3 1.0
10 Sammy Garza 22 qb 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
81 Roy Green 30 WR 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
19 Shawn Halloran 23 qb 3 2 0 1 0 0 0
29 Johnny Holloway 24 db 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
21 Mark Jackson 25 db 11 4 0 0 1 77 1
38 Mark Mathis 22 db 2 1 1 4 0 4 0
27 Tony Mayes 23 db 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
57 Pete Noga 23 lb 3 3 1 60 1 60 0
85 Jay Novacek 25 te 7 4 0 1 0 0 0
39 Broderick Sargent 25 rb 15 1 0 1 0 0 0
67 Luis Sharpe* 27 LT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
79 Gary Dulin 30 de 3 3 0.5
Team Total 25.1 15 41.0 14 167 1 60 0 0 23 27 127 4 140 0
Opp Total 15 54 34 15 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
13 Jim Gallery 26 K 13 0 30 9 57
84 J.T. Smith 32 WR 15 14 8 8 48
31 Earl Ferrell 29 FB 11 11 7 7 42
80 Robert Awalt 23 TE 12 9 6 6 36
30 Stump Mitchell 28 RB 12 12 3 2 5 30
81 Roy Green 30 WR 12 12 4 4 24
33 Derrick McAdoo 22 rb 15 2 3 1 4 24
17 Al Del Greco 25 k 3 0 8 4 20
85 Jay Novacek 25 te 7 4 3 3 18
87 Troy Johnson 25 wr 14 2 2 2 12
17 Jason Staurovsky 24 k 2 0 6 1 9
10 Sammy Garza 22 qb 2 1 1 1 6
21 Mark Jackson 25 db 11 4 1 1 6
57 Niko Noga 25 MLB 12 12 1 1 6
57 Pete Noga 23 lb 3 3 1 1 6
36 Vai Sikahema*+ 25 KR/PR 15 0 1 1 6
45 Leonard Smith 27 SS 15 15 1 1 6
24 Ron Wolfley* 25 rb 12 4 1 1 6
Team Total 25.1 15 15 25 1 4 1 46 44 14 362
Opp Total 15 16 30 1 1 45 11 1 368