1971 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1971 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coach Bob Hollway
Owner Bidwill brothers
(Charles, Jr. & Bill)
Home field Busch Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 4–9–1
Division place 4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1971 St. Louis Cardinals season was the 52nd season the team was in the National Football League and twelfth in St. Louis. The team failed to improve on their previous year's 8–5–1 record, winning only four games.[1] They failed to reach the playoffs for the 23rd straight season, their previous appearance was in 1948 in the championship game.

This was the last season the team was co-owned by Charles Bidwill, Jr.; he sold his share to his younger brother Bill in September 1972.[2] The adopted sons of Charles and Violet Bidwill,[3][4] the two had co-owned the team since their mother's death in January 1962.[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

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 19 Washington Redskins L 24–17 0–1
46,805
2 September 27 New York Jets W 17–10 1–1
50,358
3 October 3 New York Giants L 21–20 1–2
49,571
4 October 10 at Atlanta Falcons W 26–9 2–2
58,850
5 October 17 at Washington Redskins L 20–0 2–3
53,041
6 October 24 San Francisco 49ers L 26–14 2–4
50,419
7 October 31 at Buffalo Bills W 28–23 3–4
40,040
8 November 7 Dallas Cowboys L 16–13 3–5
50,486
9 November 15 at San Diego Chargers L 20–17 3–6
46,486
10 November 21 Philadelphia Eagles L 37–20 3–7
48,658
11 November 28 at New York Giants W 24–7 4–7
62,878
12 December 5 Green Bay Packers T 16–16 4–7–1
50,443
13 December 12 at Philadelphia Eagles L 19–7 4–8–1
65,358
14 December 18 at Dallas Cowboys L 31–12 4–9–1
66,672

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 11 3 0 .786 7–1 8–3 406 222 W7
Washington Redskins 9 4 1 .692 6–1–1 8–2–1 276 190 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 7 1 .462 4–3–1 5–5–1 221 302 W3
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 1–7 2–8–1 231 279 L2
New York Giants 4 10 0 .286 1–7 3–8 228 362 L5

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1971 St. Louis Cardinals
  2. ^ "Bill Bidwill sole owner of Cards". Southeast Missorian. Cape Girardeau. Associated Press. September 12, 1972. p. 8. 
  3. ^ Howard, Robert (February 2, 1963). "Court rules for Bidwills". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1, part 4. 
  4. ^ "High court rules in favor of sons". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. February 2, 1963. p. 2, part 2. 
  5. ^ "Mrs. Wolfner, Cardinals' owner, dies". Chicago Daily Tribune. Associated Press. January 30, 1962. p. 1, part 3.