1972 New Orleans Saints season

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1972 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach J. D. Roberts
Owner John W. Mecom, Jr.
Home field Tulane Stadium
Results
Record 2–11–1
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1971 1973 >

The 1972 New Orleans Saints season was the team's sixth as a member of the National Football League (NFL). They failed to improve on their previous season's output of 4–8–2, winning only two games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1972 NFL draft
1972 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 8 Royce Smith  Guard Georgia
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1972 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Ken Shipp
  • Offensive Line – Jim Royer
Defensive coaches



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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 at Los Angeles Rams L 34–14
66,303
2 September 25, 1972 Kansas City Chiefs L 20–17
70,793
3 October 1, 1972 San Francisco 49ers L 37–2
69,840
4 October 8, 1972 at New York Giants L 45–21
62,507
5 October 15, 1972 Atlanta Falcons L 21–14
66,294
6 October 22, 1972 at San Francisco 49ers T 20–20
59,167
7 October 29, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles W 21–3
65,664
8 November 5, 1972 at Minnesota Vikings L 37–6
49,784
9 November 12, 1972 at Atlanta Falcons L 36–20
58,850
10 November 19, 1972 at Detroit Lions L 27–14
53,752
11 November 26, 1972 Los Angeles Rams W 19–16
64,325
12 December 3, 1972 at New York Jets L 18–17
62,496
13 December 10, 1972 New England Patriots L 17–10
64,889
14 December 17, 1972 Green Bay Packers L 30–20
65,881

Standings[edit]

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

Notable events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1972 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ "1972 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014.