1966 St. Louis Cardinals season
Head coachCharley Winner
Home fieldBusch Memorial Stadium
Local radioKMOX
Results
Record8–5–1
Division place4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1966 St. Louis Cardinals season was the 47th season the team was in the National Football League (NFL), and the seventh in St. Louis. The team moved its home games from the old Busch Stadium to the new Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, and bettered their 1965 record of 5–9, winning eight games.[1] Despite the improvement, they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 18th consecutive season.

NFL draft

1966 St. Louis Cardinals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 8 Carl McAdams  DT Oklahoma
2 23 Harold Lucas  T Michigan State
3 43 Dave Long  DE Iowa
4 58 Gary Snook  QB Iowa
5 73 Jack Clancy *  SE Michigan
6 88 Tim Van Galder  QB Iowa State later played for the Cardinals from 1967, 1971–72
7 102 Charley Arkwright  T Georgia
8 121 Dan Goich  DT California
9 135 Charlie Bryant  RB Allen
10 149 Mike Ringer  HB Oklahoma
11 163 Bobby Williams  DB Central State (OK)
12 177 Rickey Johnson  T Clemson
13 196 Jim Brown  G Nebraska
14 210 LaVerle Pratt  LB Idaho
15 224 Darryl Alleman  E Wyoming
16 238 Dick Kasperek  C Iowa State
17 252 Benny Russell  QB Louisville
18 271 Willie Jones  DT Kansas State
19 285 Tony Golmont  DB NC State
20 299 Tom Gallagher  DE Indiana
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Roster

1966 St. Louis Cardinals roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 11 Philadelphia Eagles W 16–13 1–0 Busch Memorial Stadium 39,065 Recap
2 September 18 Washington Redskins W 23–7 2–0 Busch Memorial Stadium 40,198 Recap
3 September 25 at Cleveland Browns W 34–28 3–0 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 74,814 Recap
4 October 2 at Philadelphia Eagles W 41–10 4–0 Franklin Field 59,305 Recap
5 October 9 New York Giants W 24–19 5–0 Busch Memorial Stadium 43,893 Recap
6 October 16 Dallas Cowboys T 10–10 5–0–1 Busch Memorial Stadium 50,673 Recap
7 October 23 at Washington Redskins L 20–26 5–1–1 D.C. Stadium 50,154 Recap
8 October 31 Chicago Bears W 24–17 6–1–1 Busch Memorial Stadium 49,516 Recap
9 November 6 at New York Giants W 20–17 7–1–1 Yankee Stadium 62,967 Recap
10 November 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 9–30 7–2–1 Pitt Stadium 28,552 Recap
11 Bye
12 November 27 Pittsburgh Steelers W 6–3 8–2–1 Busch Memorial Stadium 46,099 Recap
13 December 4 at Dallas Cowboys L 31–34 8–3–1 Cotton Bowl 76,965 Recap
14 December 11 at Atlanta Falcons L 10–16 8–4–1 Atlanta Stadium 57,169 Recap
15 December 17 Cleveland Browns L 10–38 8–5–1 Busch Memorial Stadium 47,721 Recap

Notes: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Eagles 3 703 13
• Cardinals 0 3310 16

[2]

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 3 1 .769 9–3–1 445 239 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 9 5 0 .643 8–5 326 340 W4
Cleveland Browns 9 5 0 .643 9–4 403 259 W1
St. Louis Cardinals 8 5 1 .615 7–5–1 264 265 L3
Washington Redskins 7 7 0 .500 7–6 351 355 L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 8 1 .385 4–8–1 316 347 W2
Atlanta Falcons 3 11 0 .214 2–5 204 437 L1
New York Giants 1 12 1 .077 1–11–1 263 501 L8

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References