1972 Denver Broncos season

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1972 Denver Broncos season
Head coach John Ralston
General manager John Ralston
Owner Gerald Phipps
Home field Mile High Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1971 1973 >

The 1972 Denver Broncos season was the team's 13th season in professional football and third in the National Football League (NFL). The team finished the season with five wins and nine losses. They finished third in the AFC West Division.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1972 Denver Broncos staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – John Ralston

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Backfield – Max Coley
  • Wide Receivers – Dick Coury
  • Offensive Line – Jerry Frei
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


[1]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 17 Houston Oilers W 30–17 Mile High Stadium 1–0
51,656
2 September 24 at San Diego Chargers L 14–37 San Diego Stadium 1–1
49,048
3 October 1 Kansas City Chiefs L 24–45 Mile High Stadium 1–2
51,656
4 October 8 at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–21 Riverfront Stadium 1–3
55,812
5 October 15 Minnesota Vikings L 20–23 Mile High Stadium 1–4
51,656
6 October 22 at Oakland Raiders W 30–23 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 2–4
53,551
7 October 29 Cleveland Browns L 20–27 Mile High Stadium 2–5
51,656
8 November 5 at New York Giants L 17–29 Yankee Stadium 2–6
62,689
9 November 12 at Los Angeles Rams W 16–10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 3–6
65,398
10 November 19 Oakland Raiders L 20–37 Mile High Stadium 3–7
51,656
11 November 26 at Atlanta Falcons L 20–23 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 3–8
58,850
12 December 3 at Kansas City Chiefs L 21–24 Arrowhead Stadium 3–9
66,725
13 December 10 San Diego Chargers W 38–13 Mile High Stadium 4–9
51,478
14 December 17 New England Patriots W 45–21 Mile High Stadium 5–9
51,656

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 10 3 1 .750 3–2–1 7–3–1 365 285 W6
Kansas City Chiefs 8 6 0 .571 4–2 6–5 287 254 W3
Denver Broncos 5 9 0 .357 2–4 4–6 325 350 W2
San Diego Chargers 4 9 1 .321 2–3–1 4–6–1 264 344 L3

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1972 Denver Broncos Press Guide. p. 4. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 

External links[edit]