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1972 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Joe Schmidt
Home Field
Results
Record 8–5–1
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1971 1973

The 1972 Detroit Lions season was their 43rd in the National Football League (NFL). The team improved on their previous season's output of 7–6–1, winning eight games.[1] The team missed the playoffs for the second straight season. Linebacker Wayne Walker established a new team record for games played at 200. It was also the final season for longtime defensive back Dick LeBeau.

RosterEdit

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 New York Giants W 30–16
54,418
2 September 24, 1972 Minnesota Vikings L 10-34
54,418
3 October 1, 1972 at Chicago Bears W 38–24
55,701
4 October 8, 1972 at Atlanta Falcons W 26–23
58,850
5 October 16, 1972 Green Bay Packers L 23-24
54,418
6 October 22, 1972 San Diego Chargers W 34–20
54,371
7 October 30, 1972 at Dallas Cowboys L 24-28
65,378
8 November 5, 1972 Chicago Bears W 14–0
54,418
9 November 12, 1972 at Minnesota Vikings L 14-16
49,784
10 November 19, 1972 New Orleans Saints W 27–14
53,752
11 November 23, 1972 New York Jets W 37–20
54,418
12 December 3, 1972 at Green Bay Packers L 7-33
56,263
13 December 10, 1972 at Buffalo Bills T 21–21
41,583
14 December 17, 1972 at Los Angeles Rams W 34–17
71,761

StandingsEdit

Template:1972 NFC Central standings

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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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