1972 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Lou Saban
Home Field War Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 4–9–1
Place 4th AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1971 1973

The 1972 Buffalo Bills season was the 13th season for the club and its 3rd in the National Football League. It was also their last season at War Memorial Stadium which has been their home field since 1960.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 1 Walt Patulski Defensive End Notre Dame
2 27 Reggie McKenzie Offensive Guard Michigan
4 79 Randy Jackson Running Back Wichita State
5 105 Leon Garror Defensive Back Alcorn State
5 108 Bob Penchion Offensive Guard Alcorn State
8 183 Paul Gibson Wide Receiver Texas El-Paso
10 235 Maurice Tyler Defensive Back Morgan State
13 313 Eddie Moss Running Back Southeast Missouri State

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Regular season[edit | edit source]

O.J. Simpson would have the first 1,000 rushing yard season of his career.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Stadium Result Record Streak Attendance
1 Sept. 17 New York Jets War Memorial Stadium L 41–24 0–1 L1 46,206
2 Sept. 24 San Francisco 49ers War Memorial Stadium W 27–20 1–1 W1 45,845
3 Oct. 1 Baltimore Colts War Memorial Stadium L 17–0 1–2 L1 46,206
4 Oct. 8 New England Patriots War Memorial Stadium W 38–14 2–2 W1 41,749
5 Oct. 15 at Oakland Raiders Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum L 28–16 2–3 L1 53,501
6 Oct. 22 at Miami Dolphins Miami Orange Bowl L 24–23 2–4 L2 80,010
7 Oct. 29 Pittsburgh Steelers War Memorial Stadium L 38–21 2–5 L3 45,882
8 Nov. 5 Miami Dolphins War Memorial Stadium L 30–16 2–6 L4 46,206
9 Nov. 12 at New York Jets Shea Stadium L 41–3 2–7 L5 62,853
10 Nov. 19 at New England Patriots Schaefer Stadium W 27–24 3–7 W1 60,999
11 Nov. 26 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Stadium L 27–10 3–8 L1 70,104
12 Dec. 3 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium L 35–7 3–9 L2 55,390
13 Dec. 10 Detroit Lions War Memorial Stadium T 21–21 3–9–1 T1 41,583
14 Dec. 17 at Washington Redskins Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium W 24–17 4–9–1 W1 53,039

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Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 14 0 0 1.000 385 171
New York Jets 7 7 0 .500 367 324
Baltimore Colts 5 9 0 .357 235 252
Buffalo Bills 4 9 1 .321 257 377
New England Patriots 3 11 0 .214 192 446

Roster[edit | edit source]

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Washington
1972 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl VII


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