1972 Atlanta Falcons season

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1972 Atlanta Falcons season
Head coach Norm Van Brocklin
General manager Norm Van Brocklin
Owner Rankin M. Smith, Sr.
Home field Atlanta Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Division place 2nd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1971 1973 >

The 1972 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's seventh year in the National Football League (NFL). The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 7–6–1, finishing 7–7 and failing to reach the playoffs.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1972 Atlanta Falcons staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Norm Van Brocklin

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 at Chicago Bears W 37–21
55,701
2 September 24, 1972 at New England Patriots L 21–20
60,999
3 October 1, 1972 Los Angeles Rams W 31–3
57,122
4 October 8, 1972 Detroit Lions L 26–23
58,850
5 October 15, 1972 at New Orleans Saints W 21–14
66,294
6 October 22, 1972 at Green Bay Packers W 10–9
47,967
7 October 29, 1972 San Francisco 49ers L 49–14
58,850
8 November 5, 1972 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–7
75,018
9 November 12, 1972 New Orleans Saints W 36–20
58,850
10 November 20, 1972 at Washington Redskins L 24–13
53,034
11 November 26, 1972 Denver Broncos W 23–20
58,850
12 December 3, 1972 Houston Oilers W 20–10
58,850
13 December 10, 1972 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–0
61,214
14 December 17, 1972 Kansas City Chiefs L 17–14
58,850

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 8 5 1 .607 3–2–1 6–4–1 353 249 W2
Atlanta Falcons 7 7 0 .500 3–3 5–5 269 274 L2
Los Angeles Rams 6 7 1 .464 4–2 5–5–1 291 286 L2
New Orleans Saints 2 11 1 .179 1–4–1 2–8–1 215 361 L3

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