1972 San Diego Chargers season

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1972 San Diego Chargers season
Head coach Harland Svare
Home field San Diego Stadium
Results
Record 4–9–1
Division place 4th AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1971 1973 >

The 1972 San Diego Chargers season began with the team trying to improve on their 6–8 record in 1971.

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1972 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 at San Francisco 49ers L 34–3
59,438
2 September 24, 1972 Denver Broncos W 37–14
49,048
3 October 1, 1972 at Oakland Raiders T 17–17
53,455
4 October 8, 1972 at Baltimore Colts W 23–20
55,459
5 October 15, 1972 at Miami Dolphins L 24–10
80,010
6 October 22, 1972 at Detroit Lions L 34–20
54,371
7 October 29, 1972 Kansas City Chiefs L 26–14
54,533
8 November 5, 1972 Dallas Cowboys L 34–28
54,476
9 November 13, 1972 Cleveland Browns L 21–17
54,205
10 November 19, 1972 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–17
79,011
11 November 26, 1972 Houston Oilers W 34–20
46,289
12 December 3, 1972 Oakland Raiders L 21–19
54,611
13 December 10, 1972 at Denver Broncos L 38–13
51,478
14 December 17, 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–2
52,873

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 10 3 1 .750 365 248 W-6
Kansas City Chiefs 8 6 0 .571 287 254 W-3
Denver Broncos 5 9 0 .357 325 350 W-2
San Diego Chargers 4 9 1 .321 264 344 L-3

Notable events[edit]

In their last game for the year, the Chargers became the thirty-third team in the NFL or leagues that merged with the NFL to score only a safety in a full game. This unusual occurrence has been repeated only three times since: by the 1980 Buffalo Bills, the 1983 Minnesota Vikings and most recently the 1993 Cincinnati Bengals.

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