1975 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1975 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coachDon Coryell
OwnerBill Bidwill
Home fieldBusch Memorial Stadium
Results
Record11–3
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishLost NFC Divisional Playoff (Rams) 35-23
Pro BowlersC Tom Banks
G Conrad Dobler
T Dan Dierdorf
QB Jim Hart
RB Terry Metcalf
RB Jim Otis
RB Mel Gray
CB Roger Wehrli
K Jim Bakken

The 1975 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 56th year with the National Football League and the 16th season in St. Louis. The club scored 356 points while the defense gave up 276 points.[1] The club appeared in the playoffs for the second consecutive year, by winning the NFC East with a record of eleven wins and three losses. They were not again to appear in the playoffs during a full NFL season until 1998, by which time they moved from St. Louis to Arizona.

The team was nicknamed the “Cardiac Cards”, because eight of their games were decided in the final minute of play; the Cardinals went 7–1 in these games.[2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 Atlanta Falcons W 23–20
42,172
2 September 28, 1975 at Dallas Cowboys L 37–31 (OT)
52,417
3 October 5, 1975 New York Giants W 26–14
44,919
4 October 13, 1975 at Washington Redskins L 27–17
54,693
5 October 19, 1975 Philadelphia Eagles W 31–20
45,242
6 October 25, 1975 at New York Giants W 20–13
49,598
7 November 2, 1975 New England Patriots W 24–17
45,907
8 November 9, 1975 at Philadelphia Eagles W 24–23
60,277
9 November 16, 1975 Washington Redskins W 20–17 (OT)
49,919
10 November 23, 1975 at New York Jets W 37–6
53,169
11 November 27, 1975 Buffalo Bills L 32–14
41,899
12 December 7, 1975 Dallas Cowboys W 31–17
49,701
13 December 14, 1975 at Chicago Bears W 34–20
35,052
14 December 21, 1975 at Detroit Lions W 24–13
64,656

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
St. Louis Cardinals(3) 11 3 0 .786 6–2 9–2 356 276 W3
Dallas Cowboys(4) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 350 268 W2
Washington Redskins 8 6 0 .571 4–4 7–4 325 276 L2
New York Giants 5 9 0 .357 1–7 3–8 216 306 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 4 10 0 .286 3–5 4–7 225 302 W1

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

1 2 34Total
Falcons 7 6 7020
Cardinals 7 6 01023

at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: Sunday, September 21
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12.2 °C), wind 10 miles per hour (16 km/h; 8.7 kn)
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com
Game information

Postseason[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 9 7723
Rams 14 14 0735

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Game attendance: 72,650
  • TV: CBS

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • Terry Metcalf, Second Consecutive 2000 Combined Net Yards Season (816 Rush Yards, 378 Pass Receiving Yards, 285 Punt Return Yards, 960 Kick Return Yards, 23 fumble return yards) [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 298
  2. ^ "Hulu.com: 1975 St. Louis Cardinals NFL team highlights". Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  3. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 443

Sources