1970 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1970 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coachCharley Winner
Home fieldBusch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Results
Record8–5–1
Division place3rd NFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersT Ernie McMillan
TE Jackie Smith
RB MacArthur Lane
LB Larry Stallings
CB Roger Wehrli
FS Larry Wilson

The 1970 St. Louis Cardinals season was the 51st season the team was in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 4–9–1, winning eight games.[1] Despite them shutting out three consecutive opponents (and holding a fourth, the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, without a touchdown in a 6–6 draw), they failed to reach the playoffs for the 22nd straight season, thanks to three consecutive losses in December.

Prior to the season-ending skid, the Cardinals swept the Dallas Cowboys, with the second victory a 38–0 destruction on Monday Night Football at the Cotton Bowl. Dallas did not lose again until it fell to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 8 Larry Stegent Running Back Texas A&M
2 33 Jim Corringall Linebacker Kent State
2 38 Chuck Hutchison Guard Ohio State
3 58 Charlie Pittman Running Back Penn State

Roster[edit]

1970 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1970 at Los Angeles Rams L 34–13
63,130
2 September 27, 1970 Washington Redskins W 27–17
44,246
3 October 4, 1970 Dallas Cowboys W 20–7
50,780
4 October 11, 1970 New Orleans Saints W 24–17
45,294
5 October 18, 1970 at Philadelphia Eagles W 35–20
59,002
6 October 25, 1970 at New York Giants L 35–17
62,984
7 November 1, 1970 Houston Oilers W 44–0
47,911
8 November 8, 1970 Boston Patriots W 31–0
46,446
9 November 16, 1970 at Dallas Cowboys W 38–0
69,323
10 November 22, 1970 at Kansas City Chiefs T 6–6
50,711
11 November 29, 1970 Philadelphia Eagles W 23–14
46,581
12 December 6, 1970 at Detroit Lions L 16–3
56,362
13 December 13, 1970 New York Giants L 34–17
50,845
14 December 20, 1970 at Washington Redskins L 28–27
50,415

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 5–3 7–4 299 221 W5
New York Giants 9 5 0 .643 6–2 6–5 301 270 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 8 5 1 .615 5–3 6–5 325 228 L3
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 3–5 4–7 297 314 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 1–7 1–9–1 241 332 W1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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