1966 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1966 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coach Charley Winner
Home field Busch Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 8–5–1
Division place 4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1966 St. Louis Cardinals season was the 47th season the team was in the National Football League (NFL), and the seventh in St. Louis. The team moved its home games from the old Busch Stadium to the new Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, and bettered their 1965 record of 5–9, winning eight games.[1] Despite the improvement, they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 18th consecutive season.

Roster[edit]

1966 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

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 11 Philadelphia Eagles W 16–13 1–0–0
39,065
2 September 18 Washington Redskins W 23–7 2–0–0
40,198
3 September 25 at Cleveland Browns W 34–28 3–0–0
74,814
4 October 2 at Philadelphia Eagles W 41–10 4–0–0
59,305
5 October 9 New York Giants W 24–19 5–0–0
43,893
6 October 16 Dallas Cowboys T 10–10 5–0–1
50,673
7 October 23 at Washington Redskins L 26–20 5–1–1
50,154
8 October 31 Chicago Bears W 24–17 6–1–1
49,516
9 November 6 at New York Giants W 20–17 7–1–1
62,967
10 November 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 30–9 7–2–1
28,552
11 November 20 Bye
12 November 27 Pittsburgh Steelers W 6–3 8–2–1
46,099
13 December 4 at Dallas Cowboys L 31–17 8–3–1
76,965
14 December 11 at Atlanta Falcons L 16–10 8–4–1
57,169
15 December 17 Cleveland Browns L 38–10 8–5–1
47,721
  • A bye week was necessary in 1966, as the league expanded to an odd-number (15) of teams (Atlanta); one team was idle each week.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 7 0 3 13
• Cardinals 0 3 3 10 16

[2]

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 3 1 .769 9–3–1 445 239 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 9 5 0 .643 8–5 326 340 W4
Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 .643 9–4 403 259 W1
St. Louis Cardinals 8 5 1 .615 7–5–1 264 265 L3
Washington Redskins 7 7 0 .500 7–6 351 355 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 8 1 .385 4–8–1 316 347 W2
Atlanta Falcons 3 11 0 .214 2–5 204 437 L1
New York Giants 1 12 1 .077 1–11–1 263 501 L8

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

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