1972 Green Bay Packers season

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1972 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Dan Devine
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Division place 1st NFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1971 1973 >

The 1972 Green Bay Packers season was their 52nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 10–4 record under coach Dan Devine, earning them a first-place finish in the NFC Central division. This marked the return of the Packers to the playoffs after a four-year drought. The Packers lost in the Divisional Playoffs to the Washington Redskins, 16–3. Chester Marcol set an NFL rookie record (since broken) for most Field Goals in one year with 33.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1972 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 7 Willie Buchanon Cornerback San Diego State
1 11 (From San Diego Chargers) Jerry Tagge Quarterback Nebraska
2 34 Chester Marcol Placekicker Hillsdale
4 86 Eric Patton Linebacker Notre Dame
6 138 Nathaniel Ross Defensive Back Bethune-Cookman
6 147 Bob Hudson Running Back Northeastern State
7 163 Bill Bushong Defensive Tackle Kentucky
8 190 Leland Glass Wide Receiver Oregon
10 242 Keith Wortman Guard Nebraska
11 266 David Bailey Wide Receiver Alabama
12 294 Mike Rich Running Back Florida
13 319 Jesse Lakes Running Back Central Michigan
14 246 Larry Hefner Linebacker Clemson
15 371 Rick Thone Wide Receiver Arkansas Tech
16 398 Charles Burrell Defensive Tackle Arkansas AM&N
  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 at Cleveland Browns W 26–10 Cleveland Stadium
75,771
2 September 24, 1972 Oakland Raiders L 20–14 Lambeau Field
56,263
3 October 1, 1972 Dallas Cowboys W 16–13 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,103
4 October 8, 1972 Chicago Bears W 20–17 Lambeau Field
56,263
5 October 16, 1972 at Detroit Lions W 24–23 Tiger Stadium
54,418
6 October 22, 1972 Atlanta Falcons L 10–9 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,967
7 October 29, 1972 Minnesota Vikings L 27–13 Lambeau Field
56,263
8 November 5, 1972 San Francisco 49ers W 34–24 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,897
9 November 12, 1972 at Chicago Bears W 23–17 Soldier Field
55,701
10 November 19, 1972 at Houston Oilers W 23–10 Astrodome
41,752
11 November 26, 1972 at Washington Redskins L 21–16 RFK Stadium
53,039
12 December 3, 1972 Detroit Lions W 33–7 Lambeau Field
56,263
13 December 10, 1972 at Minnesota Vikings W 23–7 Metropolitan Stadium
49,784
14 December 17, 1972 at New Orleans Saints W 30–20 Tulane Stadium
65,881

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Divisional December 24, 1972 at Washington Redskins L 16–3 RFK Stadium
53,140

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

Roster[edit]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 409