1979 St. Louis Cardinals schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
5-11-0 0-0 5184 2602 2582 45 305 5077 2873 2204 37 302
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The St. Louis Cardinals' fifty-ninth season was in 1979, and it was the second season Bud Wilkinson served as the head coach of the team. The Cardinals played their home games at Busch Stadium (II). They finished the season 5-11-0, 3-5-0 at home and 2-6-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Ottis Anderson was awarded with the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Dallas Cowboys 21-22
Week 2 @ New York Giants 27-14
Week 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 21-24
Week 4 Washington Redskins 7-17
Week 5 @ Los Angeles Rams 0-21
Week 6 @ Houston Oilers 24-17
Week 7 Philadelphia Eagles 20-24
Week 8 @ Dallas Cowboys 13-22
Week 9 Cleveland Browns 20-38
Week 10 Minnesota Vikings 37-7
Week 11 @ Washington Redskins 28-30
Week 12 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13-16
Week 13 @ Cincinnati Bengals 28-34
Week 14 San Francisco 49ers 13-10
Week 15 New York Giants 29-20
Week 16 @ Chicago Bears 6-42

Coaches

Head Coach: Bud Wilkinson Interim Head Coach: Larry Wilson Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis Quarterbacks Coach: Harry Gilmer Wide Receivers Coach: Harry Gilmer Offensive Line Coach: Duane Putnam Offensive Backfield Coach: Jim Sweeney Defensive Line Coach: Rudy Feldman Defensive Secondary Coach: Fred Glick Special Teams Coach: Jerry Thompson Special Assistant Coach: Leon McLaughlin Flexibility and Strength Coach: Don Brown