1972 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1972 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season
Head coach Bob Hollway
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Busch Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 4–9–1
Division place 4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1971 1973

The 1972 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 53rd year with the National Football League. On September 2, William V. Bidwill purchased the stock of his brother Charles "Stormy" Bidwill to become sole owner of the Cardinals.[1]

After starting at 2–2, the Cardinals went winless for two months, then won their final two games to finish at 4–9–1. Second-year head coach Bob Hollway was fired after the season in December, replaced by Don Coryell.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1972 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 4 Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashad) Wide Receiver Oregon

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 at Baltimore Colts W 10–3
53,652
2 September 24, 1972 at Washington Redskins L 24–10
53,039
3 October 1, 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers L 25–19
49,140
4 October 8, 1972 at Minnesota Vikings W 19–17
49,687
5 October 15, 1972 Washington Redskins L 33–3
50,454
6 October 22, 1972 at New York Giants L 27–21
62,756
7 October 29, 1972 Chicago Bears L 27–10
50,464
8 November 5, 1972 at Philadelphia Eagles T 6–6
65,720
9 November 12, 1972 at Dallas Cowboys L 33–24
65,218
10 November 19, 1972 New York Giants L 13–7
48,014
11 November 27, 1972 at Miami Dolphins L 31–10
80,010
12 December 3, 1972 Dallas Cowboys L 27–6
49,787
13 December 10, 1972 Los Angeles Rams W 24–14
36,873
14 December 17, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–23
34,872

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 11 3 0 .786 336 218 L-2
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 319 247 L-1
New York Giants 8 6 0 .571 331 247 W-1
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .321 193 303 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 2 11 1 .179 145 352 L-5

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

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.283