1972 New England Patriots season

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1972 New England Patriots season
Head coach John Mazur (fired)
Phil Bengtson (interim)
General manager Upton Bell (fired)
Peter Hadhazy (interim)
Owner Billy Sullivan
Home field Schaeffer Stadium
Results
Record 3–11
Division place 5th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers none
AP All-Pros none
Uniform
AFC-1972-Uniform-NE.PNG
Timeline
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< 1971 1973 >

The New England Patriots finished the National Football League’s 1972 season with a record of three wins and eleven losses, and finished last in the AFC East division.

Although they managed to win three games, the 1972 Patriots had the second-worst point differential of any team in a 14-game NFL season, ahead of only the expansion 1976 Buccaners.[1] They lost eight of their fourteen games by three touchdowns or more, and their first two wins were by a single point.

Staff[edit]

New England Patriots 1972 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 Cincinnati Bengals L 31–7
60,999
2 September 24, 1972 Atlanta Falcons W 21–20
60,999
3 October 1, 1972 Washington Redskins W 24–23
60,999
4 October 8, 1972 at Buffalo Bills L 38–14
41,749
5 October 15, 1972 New York Jets L 41–13
60,999
6 October 22, 1972 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 33–3
46,081
7 October 29, 1972 at New York Jets L 34–10
62,867
8 November 6, 1972 Baltimore Colts L 24–17
60,999
9 November 12, 1972 at Miami Dolphins L 52–0
80,010
10 November 19, 1972 Buffalo Bills L 27–24
60,999
11 November 26, 1972 at Baltimore Colts L 31–0
54,907
12 December 3, 1972 Miami Dolphins L 37–21
60,999
13 December 10, 1972 at New Orleans Saints W 17–10
64,889
14 December 17, 1972 at Denver Broncos L 45–21
51,656

Game summaries[edit]

Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 14 0 9 23
• Patriots 0 7 10 7 24

[2]


Standings[edit]

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 14 0 0 1.000 385 171
New York Jets 7 7 0 .500 367 324
Baltimore Colts 5 9 0 .357 235 252
Buffalo Bills 4 9 1 .321 257 377
New England Patriots 3 11 0 .214 192 446

References[edit]