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1972 Washington Redskins season
Head Coach George Allen
Home Field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 11-3
Place 1st NFC East
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Packers) 16-3
Won Conference Championship (Cowboys) 26-3
Lost Super Bowl VII (Dolphins) 14-7
Timeline
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1971 1973

The 1972 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 9-4-1 record from 1971.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
8 203 Moses Denson Running Back Maryland-Eastern Shore
9 229 Steve Boekholder Defensive End Drake
10 255 Mike Oldham Wide Receiver
11 281 Jeff Welch Defensive Back
12 307 Don Bunce Quarterback Stanford
13 332 Frank Grant Wide Receiver Southern Colorado
15 365 Mike O'Quinn Guard
15 385 Carl Taibi Defensive End Colorado
16 411 Steve Higginbotham Defensive Back
17 437 Kevin Clemente Linebacker Boston College

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1972 at Minnesota Vikings W 24-21
47,900
2 September 24, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals W 24-10
53,039
3 October 1, 1972 at New England Patriots L 24-23
60,999
4 October 8, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles W 14-0
53,039
5 October 15, 1972 at St. Louis Cardinals W 33-3
50,454
6 October 22, 1972 Dallas Cowboys W 24-20
53,039
7 October 29, 1972 at New York Giants W 23-16
62,878
8 November 5, 1972 at New York Jets W 35-17
63,962
9 November 12, 1972 New York Giants W 27-13
53,039
10 November 20, 1972 Atlanta Falcons W 24-13
53,034
11 November 26, 1972 Green Bay Packers W 21-16
53,039
12 December 3, 1972 at Philadelphia Eagles W 23-7
65,720
13 December 9, 1972 at Dallas Cowboys L 34-24
65,136
14 December 17, 1972 Buffalo Bills L 24-17
53,039

StandingsEdit

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 11 3 0 .786 336 218 L-2
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 319 247 L-1
New York Giants 8 6 0 .571 331 247 W-1
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .321 193 303 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 2 11 1 .179 145 352 L-5

RosterEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 24, 1972 Green Bay Packers W 16-3
53,140
Conference Championship December 31, 1972 Dallas Cowboys W 26-3
53,129
Super Bowl January 14, 1973 N Miami Dolphins L 14-7
90,182

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Larry Brown, NFL MVP [1]
  • Larry Brown, Bert Bell Award[2]
  • Larry Brown, AP Offensive Player of the Year
  • Billy Kilmer, NFL Leader (Tied), Touchdown Passes (19) [3]. NFL Leader in Passer Rating (84.8).

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 400
  2. http://www.maxwellfootballclub.org/content/awards/bell/past_bell.htm
  3. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 451
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
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