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1972 Green Bay Packers

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.0, Offense: 2.3, Defense: 4.7, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 304 points (21.7/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 226 points (16.1/g), 4th.
 Differential of 78 points (5.6/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.4-4.6.

Coach: Dan Devine (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Hanner

Stadium: Lambeau Field
 Training Camp: St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Head Coach/General Manager Dan Devine
President Dominic Olejniczak
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 304 3539 798 4.4 19 10 14 195 101 237 1412 7 9 5.6 72 544 2127 17 3.9 109
Team Defense 226 3474 812 4.3 36 19 15 209 174 340 1957 7 17 5.3 109 443 1517 14 3.4 85
Lg Rank Offense 11 22 1 5 23 25 25 26 1 15 2 7 6 19
Lg Rank Defense 4 2 7 3 4 11 8 1 16 11 9 2 15 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# 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 @ Cleveland Browns 26 10 15 290 145 145 1 13 188 126 62 4
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-1 Oakland Raiders 14 20 15 207 64 143 2 21 313 117 196 1
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-1 Dallas Cowboys 16 13 11 168 44 124 16 269 131 138 5
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 Chicago Bears 20 17 17 341 240 101 2 13 258 119 139 1
5 Mon October 16 boxscore W 4-1 @ Detroit Lions 24 23 16 265 140 125 2 18 229 83 146 2
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 4-2 Atlanta Falcons 9 10 10 215 103 112 2 19 244 137 107 1
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 4-3 Minnesota Vikings 13 27 12 232 130 102 4 15 344 192 152 3
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-3 San Francisco 49ers 34 24 13 338 141 197 16 327 306 21 3
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 6-3 @ Chicago Bears 23 17 8 163 40 123 2 19 296 117 179 3
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 7-3 @ Houston Oilers 23 10 14 310 100 210 16 240 126 114
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 7-4 @ Washington Redskins 16 21 12 187 67 120 1 16 281 149 132 1
12 Sun December 3 boxscore W 8-4 Detroit Lions 33 7 19 309 76 233 1 6 189 162 27 6
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 9-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 23 7 18 270 56 214 2 9 144 90 54 4
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 10-4 @ New Orleans Saints 30 20 15 244 66 178 12 152 102 50 2
Playoffs
Division Sun December 24 boxscore L 10-5 @ Washington Redskins 3 16 10 211 133 78 1 13 232 94 138 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
16 Scott Hunter 25 QB 14 14 10-4-0 86 199 43.2% 1252 6 3.0 9 4.5 49 6.3 4.9 14.6 89.4 55.5 13 86 5.50 4.16 6.1 1 3
17 Jerry Tagge 22 4 0 10 29 34.5% 154 0 0.0 0 0.0 31 5.3 5.3 15.4 38.5 52.9 3 27 3.97 3.97 9.4
10 Frank Patrick 25 2 0 1 4 25.0% 9 0 0.0 0 0.0 9 2.3 2.3 9.0 4.5 39.6 1 11 -0.40 -0.40 20.0
36 MacArthur Lane 30 RB 14 14 2 2 100.0% 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 10 9.5 9.5 9.5 1.4 106.2 0 0 9.50 9.50 0.0
20 Ron Widby 27 P 14 0 2 2 100.0% 102 1 50.0 0 0.0 68 51.0 61.0 51.0 7.3 158.3 0 0 51.00 61.00 0.0
22 Jon Staggers 24 11 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.0 14 10-4-0 101 237 42.6% 1536 7 3.0 9 3.8 68 6.5 5.4 15.2 109.7 58.6 17 124 5.56 4.52 6.7 1 3
Opp Total 14 174 340 51.2% 2209 7 2.1 17 5.0 6.5 4.66 12.7 157.8 57.8 29 252 5.3 3.6 7.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
42 John Brockington* 24 FB 14 14 274 1027 8 30 3.7 73.4 19.6 19 243 12.8 1 48 1.4 17.4 1270 9 4
36 MacArthur Lane 30 RB 14 14 177 821 3 41 4.6 58.6 12.6 26 285 11.0 0 49 1.9 20.4 1106 3 6
31 Perry Williams 26 14 0 33 139 0 14 4.2 9.9 2.4 139 0 1
16 Scott Hunter 25 QB 14 14 22 37 5 15 1.7 2.6 1.6 37 5 5
23 Bob Hudson 24 12 0 15 62 0 17 4.1 5.2 1.3 62 0 1
40 Dave Kopay 30 14 0 10 39 0 20 3.9 2.8 0.7 3 19 6.3 0 9 0.2 1.4 58 0 1
17 Jerry Tagge 22 4 0 8 -3 1 2 -0.4 -0.8 2.0 -3 1 0
46 Leland Glass 22 WR 14 14 2 13 0 13 6.5 0.9 0.1 15 261 17.4 1 31 1.1 18.6 274 1 0
47 Dave Davis 24 10 0 2 0 0 7 0.0 0.0 0.2 4 119 29.8 1 68 0.4 11.9 119 1 0
22 Jon Staggers 24 11 0 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.7 0.1 8 123 15.4 1 48 0.7 11.2 115 1 2
84 Carroll Dale 34 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 317 19.8 1 48 1.1 22.6 317 1 0
88 Len Garrett 25 TE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 66 16.5 0 21 0.3 4.7 66 0 0
81 Rich McGeorge 24 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 50 12.5 2 23 2.0 25.0 50 2 0
86 Pete Lammons 29 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.1 1.6 19 0 0
66 Ray Nitschke 36 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 34 34.0 0 34 0.1 3.1 34 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 544 2127 17 41 3.9 151.9 38.9 101 1536 15.2 7 68 7.2 109.7 3663 24 22
Opp Total 14 443 1517 14 3.4 108.4 31.6 174 1957 11.2 7 12.4 139.8 3474 21 35

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
37 Ike Thomas 25 KR 12 0 21 572 0 89 27.2 572
22 Jon Staggers 24 11 0 9 148 1 85 16.4 11 260 0 39 23.6 523
48 Ken Ellis+ 25 PR/RCB 14 14 14 215 1 80 15.4 1 10 0 10 10.0 225
23 Bob Hudson 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 11 247 0 55 22.5 309
88 Len Garrett 25 TE 14 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 66
46 Leland Glass 22 WR 14 14 1 1 0 1 1.0 275
44 Bob Kroll 22 5 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 23
89 Dave Robinson 31 LLB 14 14 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
31 Perry Williams 26 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 148
65 Keith Wortman 22 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 25 364 2 85 14.6 49 1141 0 89 23.3 5168
Opp Total 14 32 225 0 7.0 46 932 0 20.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
13 Chester Marcol*+ 23 K 14 0 4 3 8 7 17 13 16 8 3 2 48 33 68.8%% 29 29 100.0%%
20 Ron Widby 27 P 14 0 65 2714 64 2 41.8
Team Total 26.0 14 4 3 8 7 17 13 16 8 3 2 48 33 68.8%% 29 29 100.0%% 65 2714 64 2 41.8
Opp Total 14 27 15 55.6%% 26 25 96.2%% 66 2732 41.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
48 Ken Ellis+ 25 PR/RCB 14 14 4 106 1 40 0 0 2 2 0 0
16 Scott Hunter 25 QB 14 14 0 5 3 0 0
28 Willie Buchanon 22 LCB 14 14 4 62 0 26 0 0 0 3 0 0
36 MacArthur Lane 30 RB 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
39 Jim Hill 26 FS 14 14 4 37 0 21 0 0 0 1 15 0
42 John Brockington* 24 FB 14 14 0 4 0 0 0
29 Al Matthews 25 SS 14 14 2 8 0 8 0 0 0 2 -7 0
89 Dave Robinson 31 LLB 14 14 2 10 0 7 0 0 0 1 14 0
53 Fred Carr* 26 RLB 14 14 0 0 2 30 0
50 Jim Carter 24 MLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Dave Kopay 30 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
22 Jon Staggers 24 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
83 Sweeny Williams 26 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 21 1
78 Robert Brown* 33 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 1
88 Len Garrett 25 TE 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
46 Leland Glass 22 WR 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
77 Bill Hayhoe 26 LT 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
72 Dick Himes 26 RT 14 14 0 0 1 1 0
23 Bob Hudson 24 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Bob Kroll 22 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Pete Lammons 29 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Mike McCoy 24 LDT 12 9 0 0 1 0 0
87 Alden Roche 27 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
37 Ike Thomas 25 KR 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Perry Williams 26 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Cal Withrow 27 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 17 223 1 40 0 0 22 30 74 1 1
Opp Total 14 17 35 16

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
13 Chester Marcol*+ 23 K 14 0 29 33 128
42 John Brockington* 24 FB 14 14 8 1 9 54
16 Scott Hunter 25 QB 14 14 5 5 30
36 MacArthur Lane 30 RB 14 14 3 3 18
48 Ken Ellis+ 25 PR/RCB 14 14 1 1 2 12
81 Rich McGeorge 24 2 2 2 2 12
22 Jon Staggers 24 11 0 1 1 2 12
28 Willie Buchanon 22 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
84 Carroll Dale 34 WR 14 14 1 1 6
47 Dave Davis 24 10 0 1 1 6
46 Leland Glass 22 WR 14 14 1 1 6
17 Jerry Tagge 22 4 0 1 1 6
83 Sweeny Williams 26 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
78 Robert Brown* 33 RDT 14 14 1 2
Team Total 26.0 14 17 7 2 1 1 1 29 29 33 1 304
Opp Total 14 14 7 2 2 25 15 226

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1972-09-17 @ CLE W, 26-10 1 23 pass Rich McGeorge 23 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)
2 1972-09-17 @ CLE W, 26-10 2 2 pass Rich McGeorge 2 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)
3 1972-09-24 OAK L, 14-20 1 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
4 1972-09-24 OAK L, 14-20 2 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
5 1972-10-01 DAL W, 16-13 2 2 rush John Brockington 2 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
6 1972-10-08 CHI W, 20-17 1 21 fumble Sweeny Williams 21 yard fumble return (Chester Marcol kick)
7 1972-10-08 CHI W, 20-17 2 48 pass Jon Staggers 48 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)
8 1972-10-16 @ DET W, 24-23 2 1 rush Scott Hunter 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
9 1972-10-16 @ DET W, 24-23 3 80 punt Ken Ellis 80 yard punt return (Chester Marcol kick)
10 1972-10-16 @ DET W, 24-23 4 15 pass Leland Glass 15 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)
11 1972-10-29 MIN L, 13-27 1 6 pass Carroll Dale 6 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)
12 1972-11-05 SFO W, 34-24 1 48 pass John Brockington 48 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)
13 1972-11-05 SFO W, 34-24 2 30 rush John Brockington 30 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
14 1972-11-05 SFO W, 34-24 3 14 rush John Brockington 14 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
15 1972-11-05 SFO W, 34-24 4 35 interception Ken Ellis 35 yard interception return (Chester Marcol kick)
16 1972-11-12 @ CHI W, 23-17 1 12 rush John Brockington 12 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
17 1972-11-12 @ CHI W, 23-17 1 1 rush Scott Hunter 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
18 1972-11-19 @ HOU W, 23-10 2 85 punt Jon Staggers 85 yard punt return (Chester Marcol kick)
19 1972-11-19 @ HOU W, 23-10 2 68 pass Dave Davis 68 yard pass from Ron Widby (Chester Marcol kick)
20 1972-11-19 @ HOU W, 23-10 4 36 rush MacArthur Lane 36 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
21 1972-11-26 @ WAS L, 16-21 4 6 rush MacArthur Lane 6 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
22 1972-12-03 DET W, 33-7 2 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
23 1972-12-03 DET W, 33-7 2 9 rush Scott Hunter 9 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
24 1972-12-03 DET W, 33-7 3 8 rush John Brockington 8 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
25 1972-12-10 @ MIN W, 23-7 3 1 rush Scott Hunter 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
26 1972-12-10 @ MIN W, 23-7 3 3 rush MacArthur Lane 3 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
27 1972-12-17 @ NOR W, 30-20 1 1 rush Scott Hunter 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
28 1972-12-17 @ NOR W, 30-20 2 57 blocked field goal Willie Buchanon 57 yard blocked field goal return (Chester Marcol kick)
29 1972-12-17 @ NOR W, 30-20 3 1 rush Jerry Tagge 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1972-09-17 @ CLE L, 10-26 2 55 blocked field goal Clarence Scott 55 yard blocked field goal return (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1972-09-24 OAK W, 20-14 1 104 fumble Jack Tatum 104 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
3 1972-09-24 OAK W, 20-14 3 1 rush Charlie Smith 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
4 1972-10-01 DAL L, 13-16 3 10 rush Walt Garrison 10 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
5 1972-10-08 CHI L, 17-20 3 2 rush Cyril Pinder 2 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
6 1972-10-08 CHI L, 17-20 4 2 rush Bobby Douglass 2 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
7 1972-10-16 @ DET L, 23-24 1 2 rush Greg Landry 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
8 1972-10-16 @ DET L, 23-24 2 1 rush Altie Taylor 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
9 1972-10-22 ATL W, 10-9 2 1 rush Art Malone 1 yard rush (Bill Bell kick)
10 1972-10-29 MIN W, 27-13 3 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
11 1972-10-29 MIN W, 27-13 4 32 interception Paul Krause 32 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
12 1972-10-29 MIN W, 27-13 4 14 interception Wally Hilgenberg 14 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
13 1972-11-05 SFO L, 24-34 1 2 rush Vic Washington 2 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
14 1972-11-05 SFO L, 24-34 4 62 pass Gene Washington 62 yard pass from Steve Spurrier (Bruce Gossett kick)
15 1972-11-05 SFO L, 24-34 4 34 pass Gene Washington 34 yard pass from Steve Spurrier (Bruce Gossett kick)
16 1972-11-12 @ CHI L, 17-23 1 4 rush Cyril Pinder 4 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
17 1972-11-12 @ CHI L, 17-23 4 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
18 1972-11-19 @ HOU L, 10-23 2 1 rush Paul Robinson 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
19 1972-11-26 @ WAS W, 21-16 2 2 rush Larry Brown 2 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
20 1972-11-26 @ WAS W, 21-16 2 25 pass Jerry Smith 25 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
21 1972-11-26 @ WAS W, 21-16 4 5 pass Charley Taylor 5 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
22 1972-12-03 DET L, 7-33 4 29 pass Ron Jessie 29 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
23 1972-12-10 @ MIN L, 7-23 2 1 rush Stu Voigt 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
24 1972-12-17 @ NOR L, 20-30 2 0 fumble Richard Neal 0 yard fumble return (Happy Feller kick)
25 1972-12-17 @ NOR L, 20-30 3 9 pass Bill Butler 9 yard pass from Archie Manning (pass failed)
26 1972-12-17 @ NOR L, 20-30 4 10 pass Dave Parks 10 yard pass from Archie Manning (Happy Feller kick)