|1964 St. Louis Cardinals season|
|Head coach||Wally Lemm|
|Home field||Sportsman's Park|
|Division place||2nd NFL Eastern|
|Playoff finish||Won NFL Playoff Bowl (Third place) (vs. Packers) 24-17|
The Cardinals (9–3–2) were the runner-up in the Eastern Conference, finishing a half game behind the Cleveland Browns (10–3–1), who won the NFL championship game on December 27. The Cardinals tied the Browns in Cleveland in September and defeated them in St. Louis in December.
As the conference runner-up, the Cardinals played the Green Bay Packers of the Western Conference in the third place Playoff Bowl in Miami, Florida. Held on January 3 at the Orange Bowl, St. Louis won in an upset, 24–17. It was the Cardinals' only appearance after the regular season between 1948 and 1974.
|1||September 12||at Dallas Cowboys||W 16–6||1–0–0|
|2||September 20||at Cleveland Browns||T 33–33||1–0–1|
|3||September 27||at San Francisco 49ers||W 23–13||2–0–1|
|4||October 4||at Washington Redskins||W 23–17||3–0–1|
|5||October 12||at Baltimore Colts ^||L 47–27||3–1–1|
|6||October 18||Washington Redskins||W 38–24||4–1–1|
|7||October 25||Dallas Cowboys||L 31–13||4–2–1|
|8||November 1||at New York Giants||L 34–17||4–3–1|
|9||November 8||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 34–30||5–3–1|
|10||November 15||New York Giants||T 10–10||5–3–2|
|11||November 22||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 38–13||6–3–2|
|12||November 29||at Pittsburgh Steelers||W 21–20||7–3–2|
|13||December 6||Cleveland Browns||W 28–19||8–3–2|
|14||December 13||Philadelphia Eagles||W 36–34||9–3–2|
Week 2: at Cleveland Browns
- Date: September 20
- Game time: 12:30 p.m. CDT
- Game weather: 67 °F (19 °C), relative humidity 87%, wind 7 mph (11 km/h)
- Game attendance: 76,954
- Referee: Tom Bell
- TV announcers (CBS): Jack Drees (STL) (second half) and Ken Coleman (CLE) (first half) (play-by-play), Bill Fischer (STL) (second half) and Warren Lahr (CLE) (first half) (color commentators)
Week 13: vs. Cleveland Browns
- Date: December 6
- Game time: 1:00 p.m. CST
- Game weather: 18 °F (−8 °C), relative humidity 98%, wind 7.8 mph (13 km/h), wind chill 8 °F (−13 °C)
- Game attendance: 31,585
- TV announcers (CBS): Ken Coleman (CLE) (second half) and Jack Drees (STL) (first half) (play-by-play), Warren Lahr (CLE) (second half) and Bill Fischer (STL) (first half) (color commentators)
|NFL Eastern Conference|
|St. Louis Cardinals||9||3||2||.750||8–2–2||357||331||W4|
|New York Giants||2||10||2||.167||2–8–2||241||399||L4|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
|January 3, 1965||Green Bay Packers||W, 24–17||Orange Bowl||56,218|
- Lea, Bud (January 4, 1965). "Cards blunt Packers' rally, 24-17". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 2, part 2.
- Johnson, Chuck (January 4, 1965). "Packers season ends as it began; Cardinals win in an exhibition". Milwaukee Journal. p. 8, part 2.
- "'Peanuts' leads Cards to victory". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. January 4, 1965. p. 3B.
- NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369