1983 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

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1983 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coach Jim Hanifan
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Busch Stadium
Results
Record 8–7–1
Division place 3rd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1983 St. Louis Cardinals season was the 64th season the team was in the National Football League. The Cardinals won eight games, including victories over both participants in the AFC championship game, the Raiders and Seahawks.[1] However, the team also lost in meetings over both participants in the NFC Championship Game, the 49ers and the Redskins. Despite their winning record, the team failed to reach the playoffs.

The Cardinals' had a winning record, despite being outscored by a total of 54 points during the regular season. In fact, St. Louis's 428 points surrendered was, to that point, the most points given up by a team with a winning record in NFL history; it is still second-most all time.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1983 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

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1983 at New Orleans Saints L 28–17
60,430
2 September 11, 1983 Dallas Cowboys L 34–17
48,532
3 September 18, 1983 San Francisco 49ers L 42–27
38,132
4 September 25, 1983 at Philadelphia Eagles W 14–11
64,465
5 October 2, 1983 at Kansas City Chiefs L 38–14
58,975
6 October 9, 1983 Washington Redskins L 38–14
42,698
7 October 16, 1983 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 34–27
48,224
8 October 24, 1983 New York Giants T 20–20
45,630
9 October 30, 1983 Minnesota Vikings W 41–31
42,575
10 November 6, 1983 at Washington Redskins L 45–7
51,380
11 November 13, 1983 Seattle Seahawks W 33–28
33,280
12 November 20, 1983 San Diego Chargers W 44–14
40,644
13 November 24, 1983 at Dallas Cowboys L 35–17
60,974
14 December 4, 1983 at New York Giants W 10–6
25,156
15 December 11, 1983 at Los Angeles Raiders W 34–24
32,111
16 December 18, 1983 Philadelphia Eagles W 31–7
21,902

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(1) 14 2 0 .875 7–1 10–2 541 332 W9
Dallas Cowboys(4) 12 4 0 .750 7–1 10–2 479 360 L2
St. Louis Cardinals 8 7 1 .531 3–4–1 5–6–1 374 428 W3
Philadelphia Eagles 5 11 0 .313 1–7 4–10 233 322 L2
New York Giants 3 12 1 .219 1–6–1 3–8–1 267 347 L4

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