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1974 St. Louis Cardinals: 10-4-0
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Home record: 5-2-0 (153 points scored, 117 allowed) Road record: 5-2-0 (132 points scored, 101 allowed) Head Coach: Don Coryell 285 points scored (9th of 26 teams), 218 points allowed (8th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 201 391 2,358 ( 7) 5.79 20 8 466 1,956 (13) 4.2 12 4,314 (10) 17 Defense: 230 413 2,363 (19) 5.27 11 16 461 1,888 (15) 4.1 15 4,251 (17) 25


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 11 Dennis Shaw QB 2 6'2 210 27 5 San Diego State 14 Hal Roberts P 14 6'1 180 22 R Houston 17 Jim Hart QB 14 6'2 210 30 9 Southern Illinois 18 Sergio Albert K 12 6'3 195 23 R U.S. International 20 Ken Willard RB 7 6'2 215 31 10 North Carolina 21 Terry Metcalf RB 14 5'10 185 23 2 Long Beach State 22 Roger Wehrli DB 14 6'1 190 26 6 Missouri 25 Jim Bakken K 14 6'0 200 33 13 Wisconsin 26 Dwayne Crump DB 14 5'11 180 24 2 Fresno State 27 Eddie Moss RB 11 6'0 215 26 2 Southeast Missouri State 28 Scott Stringer DB 5 5'11 180 23 R California 30 Gary Hammond WR 12 5'11 185 25 2 Southern Methodist 32 Reggie Harrison RB 1 5'11 215 23 R Cincinnati 33 Willie Belton RB 5 5'11 195 25 4 Maryland Eastern Shore 34 Steve Jones RB 7 6'0 200 23 2 Duke 35 Jim Otis RB 14 6'0 225 26 5 Ohio State 36 Ken Reaves DB 6 6'3 210 30 9 Norfolk State 38 Hurles Scales DB 7 6'1 200 23 1 North Texas State 41 Clarence Duren DB 14 6'1 190 23 2 California 43 Norm Thompson DB 12 6'1 180 29 4 Utah 44 Donny Anderson RB 14 6'3 215 31 9 Texas Tech 45 Jim Tolbert DB 14 6'3 210 30 9 Lincoln (Mo.) 46 Mo Spencer DB 7 6'0 175 22 R North Carolina Central 50 Greg Hartle LB 14 6'2 225 23 R Newberry 51 Tom Brahaney C 14 6'2 250 23 2 Oklahoma 52 Jack LeVeck LB 13 6'0 220 24 2 Ohio 53 Steve Neils LB 14 6'2 215 23 R Minnesota 54 Tom Banks C 1 6'1 240 26 4 Auburn 56 Cal Withrow C 12 6'0 240 29 5 Kentucky 57 Mark Arneson LB 14 6'2 220 25 3 Arizona 58 Terry Miller LB 5 6'2 220 28 5 Illinois 59 Pete Barnes LB 14 6'3 235 29 8 Southern 60 Roger Finnie OT 14 6'3 250 28 6 Florida A&M 62 Dave Butz DT 1 6'7 290 24 2 Purdue 63 Steve George DT 13 6'5 265 23 R Houston 64 Bob Young OG 9 6'2 270 32 9 Howard Payne 65 Bob Crum DE 14 6'5 240 23 1 Arizona 66 Conrad Dobler OG 14 6'3 255 24 3 Wyoming 67 Larry Stallings LB 14 6'2 230 32 12 Georgia Tech 69 Greg Kindle OT 10 6'4 265 24 R Tennessee State 70 Lee Brooks DT 14 6'5 240 26 5 Texas 72 Dan Dierdorf OT 14 6'4 280 25 4 Michigan 73 Ernie McMillan OT 11 6'6 265 36 14 Illinois 74 Council Rudolph DE 14 6'3 245 24 3 Kentucky State 75 Bob Rowe DT 14 6'4 245 29 8 Western Michigan 78 Ron Yankowski DE 14 6'5 235 28 4 Kansas State 79 Bob Bell DT 9 6'4 250 26 4 Cincinnati 80 Jim McFarland TE 14 6'5 225 27 5 Nebraska 81 Jackie Smith TE 14 6'4 230 34 12 Northwestern State-Louisiana 82 Earl Thomas WR 14 6'3 215 26 4 Houston 85 Mel Gray WR 14 5'9 170 26 4 Missouri 88 J.V. Cain WR 14 6'4 225 23 R Colorado
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Jim Hart 388 200 51.5 2,411 6.21 12.1 20 5.2 8 2.1 16 134 79.5 Terry Metcalf 2 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 39.6 Gary Hammond 1 1 100.0 81 81.00 81.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 118.8
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Terry Metcalf          50    377    7.5    1
Mel Gray               39    770   19.7    6
Earl Thomas            34    513   15.1    5
Jackie Smith           25    413   16.5    3
Jim Otis               19    109    5.7    0
Donny Anderson         15    116    7.7    3
J.V. Cain              13    152   11.7    1
Ken Willard             4     28    7.0    1
Gary Hammond            2     14    7.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Terry Metcalf         152    718    4.7    6
Jim Otis              158    664    4.2    1
Donny Anderson         90    316    3.5    3
Ken Willard            40    175    4.4    0
Willie Belton          12     49    4.1    0
Jim Hart               10     21    2.1    2
Eddie Moss              4     13    3.2    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Terry Metcalf          20    623   31.1    1
Gary Hammond           11    268   24.4    0
Eddie Moss              8    133   16.6    0
Willie Belton           5    111   22.2    0
Jack LeVeck             2     32   16.0    0
Ken Reaves              1     22   22.0    0
Roger Finnie            1      8    8.0    0
J.V. Cain               1      5    5.0    0
Bob Crum                1      1    1.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Terry Metcalf          26    340   13.1    3    0
Gary Hammond           17    125    7.4    1    0
Roger Wehrli            4     39    9.8    1    0
Willie Belton           4      8    2.0    0    0
Jim Tolbert             1      0    0.0    0    0
Clarence Duren          0      0      ?    3    0
Scott Stringer          0      0      ?    1    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Hal Roberts 81 3,131 38.7 0 0 0 0 0 38.7 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Jim Bakken 0/0 2/3 5/9 6/10 0/0 13/22 30/36 69 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Dwayne Crump 1 10 0 Clarence Duren 2 29 0 Ken Reaves 1 54 0 Larry Stallings 2 13 0 Norm Thompson 6 190 1 Jim Tolbert 2 22 0 Roger Wehrli 2 54 1
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 7 TE J.V. Cain 55 Colorado 2 33 OT Greg Kindle 35 Tennessee State 3 60 DT Steve George 14 Houston [pick acquired from SF] 4 85 DB Durwood Keeton 12 Oklahoma 4 91 WR Ike Harris 88 Iowa State [pick acquired from DET] 5 111 LB Steve Neils 88 Minnesota 8 189 K Sergio Albert 12 U.S. International 9 215 RB Reggie Harrison 45 Cincinnati 10 251 LB Greg Hartle 28 Newberry [pick acquired from BUF via DEN] 12 293 WR Roger Wallace 3 Bowling Green 13 319 RB Jim Poulos Georgia 14 345 RB Charles Smith Yankton 15 371 DB Vince Ancell Arkansas State 16 397 RB Alonzo Emery Arizona State 17 423 DB John Moseley Missouri

Traded draft picks: #3 to SD (Bill Rudder), #6 to NYJ (Wayne Jones), #7 to CLE (Bob Herrick), #10 to BUF (Art Cameron), #11 to NYJ (Bill Buckley)


Transactions:
01-1974traded St. Louis' #7 pick in the 1974 draft to Browns for Andy Dorris
01-26-1974traded Ahmad Rashad to Bills for Dennis Shaw
03-06-1974traded an undisclosed draft pick to Saints for Ray Hester
03-08-1974traded Fred Sturt to Redskins for Jimmie Jones, Washington's #7 pick in the 1975 draft and their #5 pick in the 1976 draft
05-06-1974traded St. Louis' #3 and #9 picks in the 1975 draft and their #6 pick in the 1976 draft to 49ers for Ken Willard
05-22-1974traded a draft pick to Steelers for Don Wunderly
08-07-1974traded Charlie Potts to Lions for $200 cash
08-23-1974traded Wayne Mulligan, Cliff McClain and Washington's #7 pick in the 1975 draft to Bears for Earl Thomas
09-04-1974claimed Tom Gooden on waivers from Browns
09-10-1974placed Eddie Moss on injured reserve
09-12-1974Giants claimed Walker Gillette on waivers
10-17-1974traded St. Louis' #4 pick in the 1975 draft to Saints for Ken Reaves
10-27-1974placed Willie Belton on injured reserve
10-27-1974claimed Steve Jones on waivers from Bills


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result
12/21/74    at Minnesota Vikings       L 14-30


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    vs Philadelphia Eagles     W 7-3       1-0-0
09/22/74    at Washington Redskins     W 17-10     2-0-0
09/29/74    vs Cleveland Browns        W 29-7      3-0-0
10/06/74    at San Francisco 49ers     W 34-9      4-0-0
10/13/74    vs Dallas Cowboys          W 31-28     5-0-0
10/20/74    at Houston Oilers          W 31-27     6-0-0
10/27/74    vs Washington Redskins     W 23-20     7-0-0
11/03/74    at Dallas Cowboys          L 14-17     7-1-0
11/11/74    vs Minnesota Vikings       L 24-28     7-2-0
11/17/74    at Philadelphia Eagles     W 13-3      8-2-0
11/24/74    at New York Giants         W 23-21     9-2-0
12/01/74    vs Kansas City Chiefs      L 13-17     9-3-0
12/08/74    at New Orleans Saints      L 0-14      9-4-0
12/15/74    vs New York Giants         W 26-14     10-4-0

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