From Chicago to St. Louis to Arizona, there have been plenty of high-scoring games in the history of the Arizona Cardinals franchise.
As Kyler Murray and the Cardinals seek to become a Super Bowl favorite in NFL betting odds, here’s a look at those high-scoring games.
Highest-Scoring Arizona Cardinals Games
1. Chicago Cardinals 65, New York Bulldogs 20
Date: November 13, 1949
The highest scoring game in Chicago Cardinals history came in 1949 when they obliterated the New York Bulldogs by 45 points. Pat Harder ran for 117 yards and two scores on the ground, while the Cards’ quarterbacks combined to throw six touchdown passes.
2. Chicago Cardinals 63, New York Giants 35
Date: October 17, 1948
Sticking with a potent ground game and aerial attack, the Cardinals saw Ray Mallouf complete 14 of 18 passes and tally 252 yards and four touchdowns, while their running backs finished with 299 yards and three touchdowns.
3. Chicago Cardinals 60, Rochester Jeffersons 0
Date: October 7, 1923
Things went well for the Cardinals in 1923, and they ultimately finished with an 8-4 record, including a gigantic throttling of the Rochester Jeffersons 60-0. The offense was a strong suit for the team that year, finishing second-best in the league.
4. Chicago Cardinals 58, Milwaukee Badgers 0
Date: December 10, 1925
Offense was undoubtedly not an issue for the Chicago Cardinals in the 1920s, which saw them have another banner year and finish at 9-2-1, the league’s second-best record. In addition, they had the third highest scoring offense, which showed up in their blowout of the Milwaukee Badgers.
5. St. Louis Cardinals 56, Minnesota Vikings 14
Date: October 6, 1963
The defense took center stage for the Cardinals in their thumping over the Minnesota Vikings in 1963. John Symank recorded a 21-yard interception return, while Bob Paremore forced a fumble and ran it in for another score.
6. Chicago Cardinals 56, Detroit Lions 20
Date: November 7, 1948
The Chicago Cardinals have done their fair share of feasting over the Detroit Lions, which was prevalent in their 36-point victory in 1948. Mal Kutner was the star of the game, catching six balls for 143 yards and a touchdown.
7. Chicago Cardinals 55, Baltimore Colts 13
Date: October 2, 1950
Jim Hardy had himself a day at quarterback in 1950 when the Cardinals laid a beating down on the Baltimore Colts. Hardy threw for 281 yards and six touchdowns, while wide receiver Bob Shaw caught five touchdown passes.
8. Chicago Cardinals 53, Chicago Bears 14
Date: November 27, 1955
The Chicago Cardinals were not kind to the Chicago Bears in their massive performance on this date. Dave Mann rushed for 108 yards on 13 attempts while scampering into the endzone twice in the large victory.
9. St. Louis Cardinals 52, Dallas Cowboys 20
Date: December 9, 1962
Charley Johnson had no difficulty finding his wide receivers in this contest, which saw him total five touchdown passes. Bobby Joe Conrad, Sonny Randle, and Taz Anderson combined for 313 receiving yards and five touchdowns in the win.
10. St. Louis Cardinals 49, New Orleans Saints 31
Date: October 23, 1977
The ground game took the St. Louis Cardinals to new heights in their victory over the New Orleans Saints in 1977.
The team scored five rushing touchdowns while also totaling 244 yards in pushing Saints’ head coach Hank Stram further onto the NFL hot seat.