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1972 New Orleans Saints season
Head Coach J. D. Roberts
Home Field Tulane Stadium
Results
Record 2–11–1
Place 4th NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1972 New Orleans Saints season was the team's sixth as a member of the National Football League (NFL). They failed to improve on their previous season’s output of 4–8–2, winning only two games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

The Saints suffered through their second 2–11–1 season in three years, tying with the Philadelphia Eagles for the second worst record in the league, only surpassed by the Houston Oilers’ 1–13. It would be their worst until they went 2–12 in 1975.

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

1972 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 8 Royce Smith  Guard Georgia
2 31 Willie Hall  Linebacker USC
3 60 Bob Kuziel  Center Pittsburgh
3 74 Tom Myers *  Safety Syracuse
4 85 Mike Crangle  Defensive end Tennessee-Martin
4 99 Joe Federspiel  Linebacker Kentucky
4 101 Mike Coleman  Defensive end Knoxville College
5 111 Bill Butler  Running back Kansas State
5 112 Carl Johnson  Guard Nebraska Played offensive tackle in college
5 126 Bob Davies  Defensive back South Carolina
6 137 Wayne Dorton  Guard Arkansas State
6 150 Curt Watson  Running back Tennessee
7 164 Ernie Jackson  Defensive back Duke
8 189 Ron Vinson  Wide receiver Abilene Christian
9 216 Kent Branstetter  Defensive tackle Houston
10 241 Andy Kupp  Guard Idaho
11 267 Paul Dongieux  Linebacker Mississippi
12 293 Steve Lockhart  Tight end Arkansas State
13 320 Cephus Weatherspoon  Wide receiver Fort Lewis
14 345 Steve Barrios  Wide receiver Tulane
15 372 Rusty Lachaussee  Quarterback Tulane
16 397 Joe Balthrop  Guard Tennessee
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1972 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ken Shipp
  • Offensive Line – Jim Royer
Defensive coaches



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RosterEdit

1972 New Orleans Saints roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 at Los Angeles Rams L 34–14
66,303
2 September 25, 1972 Kansas City Chiefs L 20–17
70,793
3 October 1, 1972 San Francisco 49ers L 37–2
69,840
4 October 8, 1972 at New York Giants L 45–21
62,507
5 October 15, 1972 Atlanta Falcons L 21–14
66,294
6 October 22, 1972 at San Francisco 49ers T 20–20
59,167
7 October 29, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles W 21–3
65,664
8 November 5, 1972 at Minnesota Vikings L 37–6
49,784
9 November 12, 1972 at Atlanta Falcons L 36–20
58,850
10 November 19, 1972 at Detroit Lions L 27–14
53,752
11 November 26, 1972 Los Angeles Rams W 19–16
64,325
12 December 3, 1972 at New York Jets L 18–17
62,496
13 December 10, 1972 New England Patriots L 17–10
64,889
14 December 17, 1972 Green Bay Packers L 30–20
65,881

StandingsEdit

Template:1972 NFC West standings

Notable eventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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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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