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. 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