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1979 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head Coach Bud Wilkinson (13 games)
Larry Wilson (3 games)
Home Field Busch Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Place 5th NFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 60th year with the National Football League and the 20th season in St. Louis.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1979 St. Louis Cardinals staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Tom Bettis
  • Defensive Line – Rudy Feldman
  • Defensive Secondary – Fred Glick

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Jerry Thompson

Strength and conditioning

  • Flexibility and Strength – Don Brown

Regular seasonEdit

In his NFL debut, Ottis Anderson had 193 rushing yards.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 Dallas Cowboys L 22-21
50,855
2 September 9, 1979 at New York Giants W 27-14
71,370
3 September 16, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24-21
50,416
4 September 23, 1979 Washington Redskins L 17-7
50,680
5 September 30, 1979 at Los Angeles Rams L 21-0
48,160
6 October 7, 1979 at Houston Oilers W 24-17
53,043
7 October 14, 1979 Philadelphia Eagles L 24-20
48,367
8 October 21, 1979 at Dallas Cowboys L 22-13
64,300
9 October 28, 1979 Cleveland Browns L 38-20
47,845
10 November 4, 1979 Minnesota Vikings W 37-7
47,213
11 November 11, 1979 at Washington Redskins L 30-28
50,868
12 November 18, 1979 at Philadelphia Eagles L 16-13
70,235
13 November 25, 1979 at Cincinnati Bengals L 34-28
25,103
14 December 2, 1979 San Francisco 49ers W 13-10
41,593
15 December 9, 1979 New York Giants W 29-20
39,802
16 December 16, 1979 at Chicago Bears L 42-6
42,810

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 11 5 0 .688 371 313 W-3
Philadelphia Eagles 11 5 0 .688 339 282 W-1
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 348 295 L-1
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 237 323 L-3
St. Louis Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 307 358 L-1

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Ottis Anderson, Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year[1]

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sports Illustrated, Oct. 27, 2008, p.24, Vol. 109, No. 16
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Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1979 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIV

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