1981 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1981 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coach Jim Hanifan
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Busch Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 5th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1981 St. Louis Cardinals season was the 62nd season the team was in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 5–11, winning seven games.[1] Despite the improvement the team failed – for the sixth consecutive season – to reach the playoffs.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1981 St. Louis Cardinals staff
Front office
  • President – Bill Bidwill
  • Vice President of Operations – Joe Sullivan
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Larry Wilson
  • Director of Player Personnel – George Boone

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Chuck Banker

Strength and conditioning

  • Flexibility and Strength – Don Brown

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1981 Miami Dolphins L 20–7
50,351
2 September 13, 1981 at Dallas Cowboys L 30–17
63,602
3 September 20, 1981 Washington Redskins W 40–30
47,592
4 September 27, 1981 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20–10
65,850
5 October 4, 1981 Dallas Cowboys W 20–17
49,477
6 October 11, 1981 at New York Giants L 34–14
67,128
7 October 18, 1981 at Atlanta Falcons L 41–20
51,458
8 October 25, 1981 Minnesota Vikings W 30–17
48,039
9 November 1, 1981 at Washington Redskins L 42–21
50,643
10 November 8, 1981 Philadelphia Eagles L 52–10
48,421
11 November 15, 1981 Buffalo Bills W 24–0
46,214
12 November 22, 1981 at Baltimore Colts W 35–24
24,784
13 November 29, 1981 at New England Patriots W 27–20
39,946
14 December 6, 1981 New Orleans Saints W 30–3
46,923
15 December 13, 1981 New York Giants L 20–10
47,358
16 December 20, 1981 at Philadelphia Eagles L 38–0
56,656

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys(2) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 8–4 367 277 L1
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 10 6 0 .625 4–4 7–5 368 221 W1
New York Giants(5) 9 7 0 .563 5–3 8–6 295 257 W3
Washington Redskins 8 8 0 .500 3–5 6–6 347 349 W3
St. Louis Cardinals 7 9 0 .438 2–6 4–8 315 408 L2

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