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1979 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) 5th place National Football Conference Eastern Division 5-11-0 .313
Head Coach: Bud Wilkinson (3-10); Larry Wilson (2-1)
Defensive CoordinatorTom Bettis
Defensive LineRudy Feldman
Quarterbacks/ReceiversHarry Gilmer
Defensive BacksFreddy Glick
Special AssistantLeon McLaughlin
Offensive LineDuane Putnam
Offensive BacksJim Sweeney
Special TeamsJerry Thompson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/2/1979AHouston Oilers7-9LHouston, TXAstrodome46252
Thu8/9/1979HAtlanta Falcons42-17WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium39705
Sat8/18/1979AKansas City Chiefs3-20LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium43214
Sat8/25/1979HChicago Bears10-7WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium43541
Sun9/2/1979HDallas Cowboys21-22LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50855
Sun9/9/1979ANew York Giants27-14WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium71370
Sun9/16/1979HPittsburgh Steelers21-24LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50416
Sun9/23/1979HWashington Redskins7-17LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50680
Sun9/30/1979ALos Angeles Rams0-21LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum48160
Sun10/7/1979AHouston Oilers24-17WHouston, TXAstrodome53043
Sun10/14/1979HPhiladelphia Eagles20-24LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48367
Sun10/21/1979ADallas Cowboys13-22LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64300
Sun10/28/1979HCleveland Browns20-38LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium47845
Sun11/4/1979HMinnesota Vikings37-7WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium47213
Sun11/11/1979AWashington Redskins28-30LWashington, DCRFK Stadium50868
Sun11/18/1979APhiladelphia Eagles13-16LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70235
Sun11/25/1979ACincinnati Bengals28-34LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium25103
Sun12/2/1979HSan Francisco 49ers13-10WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium41593
Sun12/9/1979HNew York Giants29-20WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium39802
Sun12/16/1979AChicago Bears6-42LChicago, ILSoldier Field42810
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
27Carl AllenLCB6-018624Southern Mississippi1512
50Kurt AllermanLILB6-322224Penn State1611
32Ottis AndersonHB6-222522Miami (Florida)1616
57Mark ArnesonROLB6-222430Arizona119
54Tom BanksC-LOG6-124031Auburn1414
58John BarefieldLILB-LOLB6-222424Texas A&M-Kingsville158
71Joe BosticROT6-326822Clemson1614
51Tom BrahaneyC6-224728Oklahoma164
61Chuck BrownOL6-123522Houston40
33Theotis BrownRB6-222522UCLA161
87Al ChandlerTE6-223329Oklahoma82
86Jimmy ChildsWR6-219423Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)131
52Sean ClancyLB6-321823Amherst100
66George CollinsLOG6-225424Georgia153
76Charlie DavisNT6-227528Texas Christian1616
73Mike DawsonRDE6-326226Arizona1615
72Dan DierdorfROT6-328030Michigan22
59Calvin FavronROLB6-122522Southeastern Louisiana160
60Chris GarlichLB6-122022Missouri90
85Mel GrayWR5-917231Fort Scott CC; Missouri1313
25Roy GreenCB-S6-019522Henderson State160
37Ken GreeneSS6-219623Washington State1616
39Willard HarrellRB5-818227Pacific140
17Jim HartQB6-220235Southern Illinois1411
48Steve HenryCB6-219022Emporia State80
56Tim KearneyLILB6-222629Northern Michigan55
12Steve LittleP-K6-018023Arkansas160
26Thomas LottRB5-1120522Oklahoma100
44Randy LoveRB6-120523Houston40
24Wayne MorrisFB6-021025Southern Methodist1515
80Bill MurrellTE6-322023Winston-Salem State123
53Steve NeilsLOLB6-221828Minnesota99
38Lee NelsonCB5-1018525Pensacola JC; Florida State160
65Brad OatesOT6-627326Duke; Brigham Young110
87Richard OsborneTE6-323026Texas A&M73
89Gary ParrisTE6-222629Florida State97
36Rod PhillipsRB6-022127Cincinnati; Jackson State110
12Steve PisarkiewiczQB6-220526Missouri63
82Bob PollardLDE6-324831Texas Southern; Weber State1616
79Jim RameyDE6-424722Kentucky70
75Bob RozierDE6-324024Grays Harbor JC; California60
70Keith SimonsNT6-325425Minnesota160
45Perry SmithLCB6-019328Colorado Mesa; Colorado State164
84Dave StiefWR6-319523Coffeyville CC; Portland State164
68Terry StieveROG6-226325Wisconsin1414
23Ken StoneFS6-118029Vanderbilt1616
83Pat TilleyWR5-1017826Louisiana Tech1616
22Roger WehrliRCB6-119532Missouri1616
55Eric WilliamsRILB6-22324Southern California1616
19Mike WoodK5-1119925Southeast Missouri State30
62Keith WortmanLOT6-225929Rio Hondo JC; Nebraska1313
78Ron YankowskiDE6-526033Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Kansas State160
64Bob YoungLOG6-226937Texas; Texas State; Howard Payne1313
63John ZookDE6-524032Kansas51
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ottis Anderson18RBMiami (Florida)
Theotis Brown235RBUCLA
Calvin Favron246LBSoutheastern Louisianafrom OAK
Joe Bostic364TClemson
Roy Green489DBHenderson State
Steve Henry5118DBEmporia State
Mark Bell5130WRColorado Statefrom OAK
Thomas Lott6144RBOklahoma
Kirk Gibson7173WRMichigan State
Larry Miller8199LBBrigham Young
Bob Rozier9228DECalifornia
Jerry Holloway10255TEWestern Illinois
Nate Henderson11283TFlorida State
Ricky McBride12309LBGeorgia
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals43749892
Opponents Totals8910044125
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals305145136249624639.0107954
Opponents Totals302125149289023738.092744
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Ottis Anderson100000060
Steve Little0243275.0101952.6054
Wayne Morris90000054
Theotis Brown70000042
Pat Tilley60000036
Al Chandler20000012
Mike Wood06785.72728.6012
Mark Arneson1000006
Mel Gray1000006
Roy Green1000006
Steve Neils1000006
Rod Phillips1000006
Roger Wehrli1000006
Gary Parris011100.00001
Team Totals40314077.5122646.20307
Opponents Totals43414395.3193161.31358
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Steve Little101952.60/05/51/33/101/1
Mike Wood2728.60/02/20/20/20/1
Team Totals122646.20/07/71/53/121/2
Opponents Totals193161.30/07/95/835/48/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ottis Anderson33116054.876t8
Wayne Morris1063873.7168
Theotis Brown733184.430t7
Willard Harrell191005.3190
Rod Phillips35016.7171
Thomas Lott11504.5130
Mel Gray44110.3380
Steve Pisarkiewicz11201.8120
Jim Hart6111.8120
Steve Little200.000
Team Totals56625824.676t24
Opponents Totals56722043.952t18
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Hart37819451.316422185.911.451t92.4205.325183203555.2
Steve Pisarkiewicz1095247.7536215.711.978t32.843.7148553659.5
Steve Little3266.713110.315.51600.000.00031100.7
Ottis Anderson100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Willard Harrell100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals49224850.422028705.811.678t122.4244.939268260256.2
Opponents Totals47825854.020230676.411.946224.6183.828194287373.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Pat Tilley5793816.551t6
Ottis Anderson413087.5282
Wayne Morris352376.8201
Mel Gray2544717.978t1
Theotis Brown251917.6190
Dave Stief2232414.7320
Gary Parris1417412.4390
Jimmy Childs89311.6220
Richard Osborne7375.3100
Al Chandler5499.828t2
Willard Harrell33311.0150
Bill Murrell22010.0140
Thomas Lott284.050
Roy Green11515.0150
Jim Hart1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals248287011.678t12
Opponents Totals258306711.94622
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Stone67011.7300
Carl Allen512625.2780
Ken Greene33712.3210
Roger Wehrli284.09t1
Eric Williams12525.0250
Perry Smith12222.0220
Team Totals1828816.0781
Opponents Totals2430112.5381
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Steve Little79306038.7632617378256231.6
Team Totals81306037.8632617378256231.6
Opponents Totals90353039.2590821368300233.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Willard Harrell32122056.4680
Roy Green83425.3140
Lee Nelson408822.0770
Thomas Lott43338.3130
Team Totals48183687.7770
Opponents Totals4573788.4420
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Roy Green41100524.5106t1
Willard Harrell2249722.6530
John Barefield36220.7230
Kurt Allerman2168.0100
Thomas Lott11919.0190
Calvin Favron11010.0100
Chris Garlich100.000
Team Totals71160922.7106t1
Opponents Totals57133223.483t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Carl Allen0010100
Kurt Allerman0002200
Ottis Anderson1010100
Mark Arneson00022291
Tom Banks1000-340
Tom Brahaney1000-400
Theotis Brown311200
Sean Clancy0010100
George Collins0010100
Charlie Davis0002200
Mel Gray100000
Roy Green420200
Willard Harrell530300
Jim Hart5101-70
Tim Kearney0001100
Steve Little0010100
Thomas Lott210100
Wayne Morris210100
Steve Neils00022721
Lee Nelson0001100
Steve Pisarkiewicz5202-10
Dave Stief200000
Ken Stone00033200
Roger Wehrli1022210
Eric Williams0002200
Keith Wortman0020200
Ron Yankowski0001100
Bob Young0010100
Team Totals4223191938602
Opponents Totals40191921401
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