1972 Detroit Lions season

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1972 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Joe Schmidt
Results
Record 8–5–1
Division 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. Linebacker Wayne Walker establishes a new team record for games played at 200.

Schedule[edit]

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[edit]

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

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