1964 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1964 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coach Wally Lemm
Home field Sportsman's Park
Results
Record 9–3–2
Division place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff finish Won NFL Playoff Bowl (Third place) (vs. Packers) 24-17

The 1964 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 45th year with the National Football League (NFL) and the fifth season in St. Louis.

The Cardinals (9–3–2) were the runner-up in the Eastern Conference, finishing a half game behind the Cleveland Browns (10–3–1), who won the NFL championship game on December 27. The Cardinals tied the Browns in Cleveland in September and defeated them in St. Louis in December.

As the conference runner-up, the Cardinals played the Green Bay Packers of the Western Conference in the third place Playoff Bowl in Miami, Florida. Held on January 3 at the Orange Bowl, St. Louis won in an upset, 24–17.[1][2][3] It was the Cardinals' only appearance after the regular season between 1948 and 1974.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1964 NFL draft

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 12 at Dallas Cowboys W 16–6 1–0–0
36,605
2 September 20 at Cleveland Browns T 33–33 1–0–1
76,954
3 September 27 at San Francisco 49ers W 23–13 2–0–1
30,969
4 October 4 at Washington Redskins W 23–17 3–0–1
49,219
5 October 12 at Baltimore Colts ^ L 47–27 3–1–1
60,213
6 October 18 Washington Redskins W 38–24 4–1–1
23,748
7 October 25 Dallas Cowboys L 31–13 4–2–1
28,253
8 November 1 at New York Giants L 34–17 4–3–1
63,072
9 November 8 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–30 5–3–1
28,245
10 November 15 New York Giants T 10–10 5–3–2
29,608
11 November 22 at Philadelphia Eagles W 38–13 6–3–2
60,671
12 November 29 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–20 7–3–2
27,807
13 December 6 Cleveland Browns W 28–19 8–3–2
31,585
14 December 13 Philadelphia Eagles W 36–34 9–3–2
24,636

^ The game with the Baltimore Colts on October 12 was originally scheduled for St. Louis,
  but was moved to Baltimore due to the baseball Cardinals' participation in the World Series.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals 33, Cleveland Browns 33
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 10 3 10 10 33
Browns 6 10 7 10 33

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

Week 13: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

St. Louis Cardinals 28, Cleveland Browns 19
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 3 3 10 19
Cardinals 0 21 7 0 28

at Busch Stadium I, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: December 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 18 °F (−8 °C), relative humidity 98%, wind 7.8 mph (13 km/h), wind chill 8 °F (−13 °C)
  • Game attendance: 31,585
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ken Coleman (CLE) (second half) and Jack Drees (STL) (first half) (play-by-play), Warren Lahr (CLE) (second half) and Bill Fischer (STL) (first half) (color commentators)
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com
Game information

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 .769 9–2–1 415 293 W1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 3 2 .750 8–2–2 357 331 W4
Philadelphia Eagles 6 8 0 .429 6–6 312 313 L1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 5–7 307 305 L2
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 4–7–1 250 289 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 9 0 .357 5–7 253 315 L1
New York Giants 2 10 2 .167 2–8–2 241 399 L4

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

Postseason[edit]

Playoff Bowl[edit]

Main article: Playoff Bowl
Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
January 3, 1965 Green Bay Packers W, 24–17 Orange Bowl 56,218

Source:[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lea, Bud (January 4, 1965). "Cards blunt Packers' rally, 24-17". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 2, part 2. 
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Chuck (January 4, 1965). "Packers season ends as it began; Cardinals win in an exhibition". Milwaukee Journal. p. 8, part 2. 
  3. ^ a b "'Peanuts' leads Cards to victory". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. January 4, 1965. p. 3B. 
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369

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