1982 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1982 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coach Jim Hanifan
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Busch Stadium
Results
Record 5–4
Division place 6th NFC East
Playoff finish Lost First Round (at Packers) 16–41

The 1982 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 63rd year with the National Football League and the 23rd season in St. Louis. It was the Cardinals first postseason appearance since 1975, and their last before the team's 1988 move to Arizona, as well as the last NFL postseason appearance for any St. Louis franchise until the Rams' Super Bowl championship season of 1999. The '82 Football Cardinals were 5–4 during the regular-season.

This season would be the last season the Cardinals won a playoff game until 1998.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1982 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1982 St. Louis Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Chuck Banker

Strength and conditioning

  • Flexibility and Strength – Don Brown

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 at New Orleans Saints W 21–7
58,673
2 September 19, 1982 Dallas Cowboys L 24–7
50,705
3 November 21, 1982 San Francisco 49ers L 31–20
38,064
4 November 28, 1982 at Atlanta Falcons W 23–20
33,411
5 December 5, 1982 at Philadelphia Eagles W 23–20
63,622
6 December 12, 1982 Washington Redskins L 12–7
35,308
7 December 19, 1982 at Chicago Bears W 10–7
43,270
8 December 26, 1982 New York Giants W 24–21
39,824
9 January 2, 1983 at Washington Redskins L 28–0
55,045

Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• 49ers 3 7 7 14 31
Cardinals 0 7 6 7 20
  • Date: November 21
  • Location: Busch Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 38,064
  • Game weather: 53°F; wind 10
  • Referee: Tom Dooley

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard January 8, 1983 at Green Bay Packers L 41–16
54,282

NFC: Green Bay Packers 41, St. Louis Cardinals 16[edit]

Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 6 0 7 16
Packers 7 21 10 3 41

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(1) 8 1 0 .889 6–1 8–1 190 128 W4
Dallas Cowboys(2) 6 3 0 .667 2–1 4–2 226 145 L2
St. Louis Cardinals(6) 5 4 0 .556 3–1 5–4 135 170 L1
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 2–3 3–5 164 160 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 1–4 1–5 191 195 L1
National Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(1) 8 1 0 .889 190 128 W4
Dallas Cowboys(2) 6 3 0 .667 226 145 L2
Green Bay Packers(3) 5 3 1 .611 226 169 L1
Minnesota Vikings(4) 5 4 0 .556 187 198 W1
Atlanta Falcons(5) 5 4 0 .556 183 199 L2
St. Louis Cardinals(6) 5 4 0 .556 135 170 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(7) 5 4 0 .556 158 178 W3
Detroit Lions(8) 4 5 0 .444 181 176 W1
New Orleans Saints 4 5 0 .444 129 160 W1
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160 W1
San Francisco 49ers 3 6 0 .333 209 206 L1
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195 L1
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250 W1

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-May-22.