1984 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1984 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coach Jim Hanifan
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Busch Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1983 1985

The 1984 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 65th year with the National Football League and the 25th season in St. Louis. Despite finishing with the same 9–7 record as their division rivals Dallas and New York, the Giants made the playoffs based having the head-to-head record among the three teams.[1]

The Cardinals' 6,345 offensive yards in 1984 was third in the NFL, and the most in team history.[2] Their 423 points were fourth-best in the league.[3]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1984 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1984 at Green Bay Packers L 24–23
53,738
2 September 9, 1984 Buffalo Bills W 37–7
35,785
3 September 16, 1984 at Indianapolis Colts W 34–33
60,274
4 September 23, 1984 at New Orleans Saints L 34–24
58,723
5 September 30, 1984 Miami Dolphins L 36–28
46,991
6 October 7, 1984 at Dallas Cowboys W 31–20
61,438
7 October 14, 1984 Chicago Bears W 38–21
49,554
8 October 21, 1984 Washington Redskins W 26–24
50,262
9 October 28, 1984 at Philadelphia Eagles W 34–14
54,310
10 November 4, 1984 Los Angeles Rams L 16–13
51,010
11 November 11, 1984 Dallas Cowboys L 24–17
48,721
12 November 18, 1984 at New York Giants L 16–10
73,428
13 November 25, 1984 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–16
39,858
14 December 2, 1984 at New England Patriots W 33–10
53,558
15 December 9, 1984 New York Giants W 31–21
49,973
16 December 16, 1984 at Washington Redskins L 29–27
54,299

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Washington Redskins(2) 11 5 0 .688 5–3 8–4 426 310
New York Giants(5) 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–7 299 301
St. Louis Cardinals 9 7 0 .563 5–3 6–6 423 345
Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 .313 3–5 7–5 308 308
Philadelphia Eagles 6 9 1 .406 2–6 3–8–1 278 320

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]

  • Franchise led NFC in passing yards, 4,257 yards passing [5]
  • Ottis Anderson, 5th Season, 1,000 Rushing Yards in One Season, 1,174 yards [6]
  • Neil Lomax, Franchise Record, Most Passing Yards in One Season, 4,614 yards [7]
  • Neil Lomax, Tied Franchise Record, Most Touchdown Passes in One Season, 28 Passes[7]
  • Neil O’Donoghue, Tied Franchise Record, Most Points Scored in One Season, 117 Points[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Giants: 3–1; Cardinals 2–2; Cowboys 1–3).
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2012, playing for the Ari (StL/Chi) Cardinals, in the regular season, sorted by descending Total Yds.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: 1984 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 450
  5. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 457
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 437
  7. ^ a b c NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 94