1975 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1975 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coach Don Coryell
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Busch Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 11–3
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Lost NFC Divisional Playoff
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1974 1976

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 defence 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 had left St. Louis.

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]

Main article: 1975 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

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
St. Louis Cardinals(3) 11 3 0 .786 6–2 9–2 356 276
Dallas Cowboys(4) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 350 268
Washington Redskins 8 6 0 .571 4–4 7–4 325 276
New York Giants 5 9 0 .357 1–7 3–8 216 306
Philadelphia Eagles 4 10 0 .286 3–5 4–7 225 302

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 6 7 0 20
Cardinals 7 6 0 10 23

at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • STL – Jim Bakken 22-yard field goal – Cardinals 10–7
  • ATL – Dave Hampton 6-yard run (kick failed) – Falcons 13–10
  • STL – Jim Bakken 39-yard field goal – Tied 13–13
Third Quarter
  • ATL – Dave Hampton 1-yard run (Nick Mike-Mayer kick) – Falcons 20–13
Fourth Quarter
  • STL – Earl Thomas 8-yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick) – Tied 20–20
  • STL – Jim Bakken 25-yard field goal – Cardinals 23–20
Falcons
  • Steve Bartkowski
    8/16, 81 Yds, INT
  • Dave Hampton
    23 Rush, 135 Yds, 2 TD
  • Woody Thompson
    3 Rec, 29 Yds
Cardinals
  • Jim Hart
    12/23, 150 Yds, TD, 2 INT
  • Terry Metcalf
    20 Rush, 99 Yds, TD
  • Mel Gray
    3 Rec, 65 Yds

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

Postseason[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 9 7 7 23
Rams 14 14 0 7 35

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) [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 2012-02-18. 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