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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 league. 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.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 New York Giants W 30-16
54,418
2 September 24, 1972 Minnesota Vikings L 34-10
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 24-23
54,418
6 October 22, 1972 San Diego Chargers W 34-20
54,371
7 October 30, 1972 at Dallas Cowboys L 28-24
65,378
8 November 5, 1972 Chicago Bears W 14-0
54,418
9 November 12, 1972 at Minnesota Vikings L 16-14
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 33-7
56,263
13 December 10, 1972 at Buffalo Bills T 21-21
41,583
14 December 17, 1972 at Los Angeles Rams W 37-17
71,761

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 4 0 .714 304 226 W-3
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .607 339 290 W-1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 301 252 L-2
Chicago Bears 4 9 1 .321 225 275 L-1

References

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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