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1972 Detroit Lions

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8-5-1, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.4, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 0.0, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (24.2/g), 6th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 290 points (20.7/g), 17th.
 Differential of 49 points (3.5/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-5.7.

Coach: Joe Schmidt (8-5-1)

Stadium: Tiger Stadium
 Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-0 New York Giants 30 16 18 392 200 192 14 245 133 112 2
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-1 Minnesota Vikings 10 34 16 213 124 89 5 13 286 156 130
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-1 @ Chicago Bears 38 24 21 312 115 197 21 327 74 253 3
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 26 23 15 314 134 180 4 15 278 79 199 1
5 Mon October 16 boxscore L 3-2 Green Bay Packers 23 24 18 229 83 146 2 16 265 140 125 2
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 4-2 San Diego Chargers 34 20 24 324 142 182 2 17 225 143 82 3
7 Mon October 30 boxscore L 4-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 24 28 14 283 224 59 19 365 206 159 2
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-3 Chicago Bears 14 0 21 326 135 191 4 9 146 24 122 1
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 5-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 14 16 9 228 126 102 1 17 298 121 177 3
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 6-4 New Orleans Saints 27 14 21 330 207 123 17 319 242 77 3
11 Thu November 23 boxscore W 7-4 New York Jets 37 20 19 385 125 260 19 394 165 229 1
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 7-5 @ Green Bay Packers 7 33 6 189 162 27 6 19 309 76 233 1
13 Sun December 10 boxscore T 7-5-1 @ Buffalo Bills 21 21 14 260 144 116 23 418 231 187 3
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 8-5-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 34 17 24 370 213 157 1 20 333 214 119 2