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1981 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) 5th place National Football Conference Eastern Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Jim Hanifan
Defensive BacksBilly Atkins
Special TeamsChuck Banker
Defensive CoordinatorTom Bettis
Defensive LineRudy Feldman
Quarterbacks/ReceiversHarry Gilmer
Offensive BacksDick Jamieson
Offensive LineTom Lovat
Special AssistantLeon McLaughlin
ReceiversEmmitt Thomas
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/6/1981HMiami Dolphins7-20LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50351
Sat8/8/1981ASan Diego Chargers12-10WSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium49284
Sun9/13/1981ADallas Cowboys17-30LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63602
Fri8/14/1981ASeattle Seahawks30-21WSeattle, WAKingdome55520
Sun9/20/1981HWashington Redskins40-30WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium47592
Sat8/22/1981AKansas City Chiefs16-3WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium42550
Sun9/27/1981ATampa Bay Buccaneers10-20LTampa, FLTampa Stadium65850
Sat8/29/1981HChicago Bears27-31LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48793
Sun10/4/1981HDallas Cowboys20-17WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium49477
Sun10/11/1981ANew York Giants14-34LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium67128
Sun10/18/1981AAtlanta Falcons20-41LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium51428
Sun10/25/1981HMinnesota Vikings30-17WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48039
Sun11/1/1981AWashington Redskins21-42LWashington, DCRFK Stadium55045
Sun11/8/1981HPhiladelphia Eagles10-52LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48421
Sun11/15/1981HBuffalo Bills24-0WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium46214
Sun11/22/1981ABaltimore Colts35-24WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium24784
Sun11/29/1981ANew England Patriots27-20WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium39946
Sun12/6/1981HNew Orleans Saints30-3WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium46923
Sun12/13/1981HNew York Giants10-20LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium47358
Sun12/20/1981APhiladelphia Eagles0-38LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium56656
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
67Bill AckerDT6'325525Texas80
58Dave AhrensMLB6'424523Wisconsin1610
27Carl AllenLCB6'018626Southern Mississippi108
32Ottis AndersonRB6'222524Miami (Florida)1616
52Charlie BakerROLB6'223424New Mexico148
81Mark BellWR5'917524Colorado State11
18Carl BirdsongP6'019222Southwestern Oklahoma State160
71Joe BosticROG6'326824Clemson1414
51Tom BrahaneyC6'224730Oklahoma1614
69Rush BrownRDT-RDE6'226027Ball State1613
33Theotis BrownRB6'222524UCLA43
43Steve CarpenterCB6'319523Western Illinois10
64Randy ClarkOG-C6'326224Northern Illinois160
86Ralph ClaytonWR6'322223Michigan70
44Tim CollierDB6'017627Texas A&M-Commerce146
66George CollinsLOT6'225426Georgia1613
80Chris CombsTE6'424523New Mexico162
60Barney CottonOG6'626125Nebraska162
63Kirby CriswellDE6'623224Kansas20
73Mike DawsonLDT-NT6'326228Arizona1616
72Dan DierdorfROT6'328032Michigan1616
59Calvin FavronLOLB6'122524Southeastern Louisiana147
50Doak FieldLB6'222623Baylor70
81Mike FisherWR5'1117223Baylor20
86John FloydWR6'119525Louisiana-Monroe41
57John GillenLB6'322823Illinois160
85Mel GrayWR5'917233Fort Scott CC; Missouri1212
25Roy GreenS-WR6'019524Henderson State162
37Ken GreeneFS6'219625Washington State1515
75Curtis GreerRDE6'425824Michigan1612
35Jeff GriffinCB-S6'018523Utah169
39Willard HarrellRB5'818229Pacific160
17Jim HartQB6'220237Southern Illinois109
46Charles JohnsonCB5'1118125Grambling State50
54E.J. JuniorRLB6'324022Alabama1613
56Tim KearneyLILB6'222631Northern Michigan66
89Greg LaFleurTE6'423723Louisiana State1611
16Rusty LischQB6'421325Notre Dame91
15Neil LomaxQB6'321522Portland State147
40Randy LoveRB6'120525Houston160
62Dale MarkhamOT6'827424North Dakota20
87Doug MarshTE6'323823Michigan43
76Stafford MaysDE6'225123Mount Hood JC; Washington160
30Stump MitchellRB5'918822The Citadel160
24Wayne MorrisRB6'021027Southern Methodist1613
38Lee NelsonSS5'1018527Pensacola JC; Florida State1515
11Neil O'DonoghueK6'621028St. Bernard; Auburn160
70Art PlunkettOT6'726222Nevada-Las Vegas80
82Bob PollardLDE6'324833Texas Southern; Weber State1515
79Bruce RadfordDE6'525726Grambling State91
48Don SchwartzS6'119125Washington State51
84Dave StiefWR6'319525Coffeyville CC; Portland State120
68Terry StieveLOG6'226327Wisconsin1616
83Pat TilleyWR5'1017828Louisiana Tech1616
74Ken TimesDT6'224825Southern University20
22Roger WehrliRCB6'119534Missouri169
55Eric WilliamsLLB-RILB6'22326Southern California1511
42Herb WilliamsDB6'019823Southern University30
62Keith WortmanLOT6'225931Rio Hondo JC; Nebraska43
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
E.J. Junior15LBAlabama
Neil Lomax233QBPortland State
Jeff Griffin361DBUtah
Steve Rhodes488WROklahoma
John Gillen5116LBIllinois
Dave Ahrens6143LBWisconsin
Kevin Donnalley7171DBNorth Dakota State
Mike Fisher8198WRBaylor
Stump Mitchell9226RBThe Citadel
James Mallard10253WRAlabama
Jim Joiner10263WRMiami (Florida)from DEN
Mike Sherrod11281TEIllinois
Joe Adams12309GNebraska
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals837141120
Opponents Totals9211792107
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:39300135141248421838.5106877
Opponents Totals29:21328134171238020139.898845
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Neil O'Donoghue0363797.3193259.4093
Ottis Anderson90000054
Roy Green50000030
Wayne Morris50000030
Pat Tilley30000018
Theotis Brown20000012
Mel Gray20000012
Willard Harrell20000012
Greg LaFleur20000012
Neil Lomax20000012
Stump Mitchell20000012
Dave Ahrens1000006
Doug Marsh1000006
Dave Stief1000006
Team Totals37363797.3193259.40315
Opponents Totals50485096.0202676.90408
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Neil O'Donoghue193259.42/28/84/65/110/5
Team Totals193259.42/28/84/65/110/5
Opponents Totals202676.90/00/08/86/86/10
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ottis Anderson32813764.2289
Wayne Morris1094173.8145
Stump Mitchell311755.6430
Neil Lomax191045.522t2
Roy Green36020.044t1
Theotis Brown15523.511t2
Randy Love3113.740
Dave Stief188.080
Willard Harrell561.241
Mel Gray144.040
Jim Hart320.740
Carl Birdsong1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals51922134.344t20
Opponents Totals50924284.84620
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Hart24113455.69316947.012.658t114.6145.816119157568.7
Neil Lomax23611950.410715756.713.27541.7104.232286128959.9
Team Totals47725353.020032696.912.975153.1245.048405286464.4
Opponents Totals49528257.019235477.212.679t295.9214.232252329581.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Pat Tilley66104015.8753
Ottis Anderson513877.6270
Roy Green3370821.5604
Mel Gray2731011.541t2
Wayne Morris191658.7210
Greg LaFleur1419013.627t2
Willard Harrell141319.462t1
Doug Marsh68013.3201
Stump Mitchell6355.8161
Dave Stief57715.4291
Chris Combs55410.8130
Theotis Brown46015.0280
John Floyd33210.7160
Team Totals253326912.97515
Opponents Totals282354712.679t29
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Greene711115.9470
Roger Wehrli482.060
Roy Green34414.7290
Calvin Favron14242.0420
Charles Johnson11919.0190
Tim Collier11717.0170
Eric Williams11717.0170
Dave Ahrens11414.014t1
E.J. Junior155.050
Jeff Griffin144.040
Team Totals2128113.4471
Opponents Totals2431213.0540
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Carl Birdsong69288341.8750818276244735.5
Team Totals69288341.8750818276244735.5
Opponents Totals69285241.3520612453227933.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Stump Mitchell42044510.650t1
Willard Harrell1188.080
Ken Greene0100
Team Totals43245310.550t1
Opponents Totals37102767.5400
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Stump Mitchell550129223.5670
Roy Green8013516.9280
Willard Harrell7011816.9290
Randy Love304615.3250
Jeff Griffin203417.0260
Team Totals750162521.7670
Opponents Totals55116321.1840
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ottis Anderson1330300
Charlie Baker0010100
Tom Brahaney0010100
Theotis Brown210100
George Collins0010100
Mike Dawson0002200
Dan Dierdorf0010100
Calvin Favron0001150
Roy Green200000
Ken Greene0001100
Curtis Greer0004420
Willard Harrell0010120
Jim Hart4000-90
Charles Johnson100000
Neil Lomax600000
Randy Love0011200
Doug Marsh100000
Stafford Mays0001100
Stump Mitchell300000
Lee Nelson0002200
Neil O'Donoghue0001100
Bob Pollard0001100
Bruce Radford0001100
Pat Tilley100000
Eric Williams0002200
Team Totals332310172700
Opponents Totals35171520351
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