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1972 Philadelphia Eagles

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2-11-1, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.6, Offense: -9.2, Defense: -5.3, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 145 points (10.4/g), 26th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 352 points (25.1/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -207 points (-14.8/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 1.5-12.5.

Coach: Ed Khayat (2-11-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Fears

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: Albright College (Reading, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Principal Owner Leonard Tose
General Manager Pete Retzlaff
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 145 3463 826 4.2 38 18 15 203 184 375 2070 10 20 4.8 110 398 1393 2 3.5 78
Team Defense 352 4738 879 5.4 27 8 14 268 175 318 2472 20 19 7.4 117 544 2266 22 4.2 137
Lg Rank Offense 26 24 21 20 22 10 17 21 14 21 22 24 26 25
Lg Rank Defense 22 24 19 25 24 6 23 23 12 25 23 23 23 16

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 L 0-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 6 28 17 315 245 70 4 22 389 235 154 3
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 Cleveland Browns 17 27 20 314 248 66 3 15 297 142 155 1
3 Mon October 2 boxscore L 0-3 New York Giants 12 27 21 394 212 182 4 21 321 164 157 2
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 0-4 @ Washington Redskins 0 14 12 236 176 60 2 22 371 224 147 4
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 0-5 Los Angeles Rams 3 34 14 137 90 47 5 18 313 147 166
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 1-5 @ Kansas City Chiefs 21 20 12 349 196 153 2 17 244 152 92 2
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 1-6 @ New Orleans Saints 3 21 13 209 57 152 3 23 432 284 148 1
8 Sun November 5 boxscore T 1-6-1 St. Louis Cardinals 6 6 17 299 200 99 1 14 228 82 146 2
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 2-6-1 @ Houston Oilers 18 17 12 237 84 153 1 18 348 112 236 3
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 2-7-1 Dallas Cowboys 7 28 12 126 6 120 3 20 321 158 163 3
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 2-8-1 @ New York Giants 10 62 8 222 184 38 5 28 503 257 246
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 2-9-1 Washington Redskins 7 23 9 120 54 66 1 19 325 155 170
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 2-10-1 Chicago Bears 12 21 18 230 147 83 4 13 250 36 214 4
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 2-11-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 23 24 18 275 171 104 18 396 324 72 2

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
6 John Reaves 22 qb 11 7 0-7-0 108 224 48.2% 1508 7 3.1 12 5.4 77 6.7 4.9 14.0 137.1 58.4 38 322 4.53 3.00 14.5
14 Pete Liske 30 QB 14 7 2-4-1 71 138 51.4% 973 3 2.2 7 5.1 67 7.1 5.2 13.7 69.5 60.4 11 107 5.81 4.10 7.4 1 0
11 Rick Arrington 25 1 0 5 13 38.5% 46 0 0.0 1 7.7 16 3.5 0.1 9.2 46.0 16.8 4 28 1.06 -1.59 23.5
Team Total 26.4 14 2-11-1 184 375 49.1% 2527 10 2.7 20 5.3 77 6.7 4.9 13.7 180.5 57.7 53 457 4.84 3.20 12.4 1 0
Opp Total 14 175 318 55.0% 2615 20 6.3 19 6.0 8.2 6.79 14.9 186.8 78.3 17 143 7.4 6.0 5.1

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
27 Po James 23 RB 14 14 182 565 0 22 3.1 40.4 13.0 20 156 7.8 1 35 1.4 11.1 721 1 6
38 Tony Baker 27 13 6 90 322 0 14 3.6 24.8 6.9 16 114 7.1 0 14 1.2 8.8 436 0 2
34 Larry Watkins 26 FB 14 8 67 262 1 28 3.9 18.7 4.8 6 -2 -0.3 0 4 0.4 -0.1 260 1 8
6 John Reaves 22 qb 11 7 18 109 1 16 6.1 9.9 1.6 109 1 5
25 Tom Sullivan 22 12 0 13 13 0 5 1.0 1.1 1.1 4 17 4.3 0 7 0.3 1.4 30 0 1
29 Harold Jackson* 26 WR 14 14 9 76 0 34 8.4 5.4 0.6 62 1048 16.9 4 77 4.4 74.9 1124 4 2
31 Tom Bailey 23 14 0 7 22 0 5 3.1 1.6 0.5 5 32 6.4 0 9 0.4 2.3 54 0 1
14 Pete Liske 30 QB 14 7 7 20 0 9 2.9 1.4 0.5 20 0 3
18 Ben Hawkins 28 WR 14 14 3 0 0 12 0.0 0.0 0.2 30 512 17.1 1 67 2.1 36.6 512 1 0
11 Rick Arrington 25 1 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2.0 1.0 2 0 1
47 Larry Crowe 22 1 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2.0 1.0 2 0 0
17 Harold Carmichael 23 wr 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 276 13.8 2 54 1.5 21.2 276 2 1
87 Kent Kramer 28 TE 14 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 176 16.0 1 29 0.8 12.6 176 1 1
85 Gary Ballman 32 te 8 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 183 20.3 0 43 1.1 22.9 183 0 0
9 Billy Walik 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 1 15 0.1 1.5 15 1 0
Team Total 26.4 14 398 1393 2 34 3.5 99.5 28.4 184 2527 13.7 10 77 13.1 180.5 3920 12 37
Opp Total 14 544 2266 22 4.2 161.9 38.9 175 2472 14.1 20 12.5 176.6 4738 42 30

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
26 Al Nelson 29 KR/LCB 14 14 25 728 0 78 29.1 728
28 Bill Bradley*+ 25 FS/P/PR 14 14 22 155 0 60 7.0 2 22 0 20 11.0 177
9 Billy Walik 25 10 0 3 4 0 10 1.3 21 466 0 35 22.2 485
45 Pat Gibbs 22 2 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 3 61 0 23 20.3 69
67 Vernon Winfield 23 9 2 1 12 0 12 12.0 3 9 0 9 3.0 21
25 Tom Sullivan 22 12 0 3 72 0 34 24.0 102
56 Bill Overmyer 23 6 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
88 Gary Pettigrew 28 13 2 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
Team Total 26.4 14 27 179 0 60 6.6 59 1375 0 78 23.3 5474
Opp Total 14 26 137 0 5.3 41 886 0 21.6

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
28 Bill Bradley*+ 25 FS/P/PR 14 14 56 2250 60 0 40.2
19 Tom Dempsey 25 K 14 0 6 6 6 3 10 7 9 2 4 2 35 20 57.1%% 12 11 91.7%%
36 Tom McNeill 30 p 2 0 7 290 51 0 41.4
Team Total 26.4 14 6 6 6 3 10 7 9 2 4 2 35 20 57.1%% 12 11 91.7%% 63 2540 60 0 40.3
Opp Total 14 25 16 64.0%% 43 42 97.7%% 54 2187 40.5

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
28 Bill Bradley*+ 25 FS/P/PR 14 14 9 73 0 21 0 0 1 2 0 0
27 Po James 23 RB 14 14 0 6 3 0 0
34 Larry Watkins 26 FB 14 8 0 8 0 0 0
6 John Reaves 22 qb 11 7 0 5 0 0 0
38 Tony Baker 27 13 6 0 2 2 2 0
59 Mike Evans 26 C 12 12 0 0 4 0 0
50 Ron Porter 27 LLB 14 14 2 10 0 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
31 Tom Bailey 23 14 0 0 1 2 0 0
84 Richard Harris 24 LDE 14 13 0 0 3 0 0
29 Harold Jackson* 26 WR 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
14 Pete Liske 30 QB 14 7 0 3 0 0 0
24 Nate Ramsey 31 RCB 14 14 3 14 0 10 0
54 Chuck Allen 33 MLB 12 8 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 1 4 0
95 John Bunting 22 lb 14 3 1 45 0 45 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Leroy Keyes 25 SS 14 14 2 0 0 0 0
74 Steve Smith 28 RT 14 14 0 2 0 -50 0
25 Tom Sullivan 22 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
53 Dick Absher 28 8 0 1 7 0 7 0
11 Rick Arrington 25 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Gary Ballman 32 te 8 4 0 0 1 0 0
17 Harold Carmichael 23 wr 13 2 0 1 0 0 0
45 Pat Gibbs 22 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Wade Key 26 LT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
87 Kent Kramer 28 TE 14 8 0 1 0 0 0
26 Al Nelson 29 KR/LCB 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
9 Billy Walik 25 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.4 14 19 164 0 45 0 0 37 24 -44 0 1
Opp Total 14 53 30 22 2

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
19 Tom Dempsey 25 K 14 0 11 20 71
29 Harold Jackson* 26 WR 14 14 4 4 24
17 Harold Carmichael 23 wr 13 2 2 2 12
18 Ben Hawkins 28 WR 14 14 1 1 6
27 Po James 23 RB 14 14 1 1 6
87 Kent Kramer 28 TE 14 8 1 1 6
6 John Reaves 22 qb 11 7 1 1 6
9 Billy Walik 25 10 0 1 1 6
34 Larry Watkins 26 FB 14 8 1 1 6
8 Al Coleman 28 12 0 1 2
Team Total 26.4 14 2 10 12 11 20 1 145
Opp Total 14 22 20 1 42 16 2 352

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1972-09-24 CLE L, 17-27 3 20 pass Harold Jackson 20 yard pass from John Reaves (Tom Dempsey kick)
2 1972-09-24 CLE L, 17-27 4 1 rush John Reaves 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
3 1972-10-02 NYG L, 12-27 3 5 pass Po James 5 yard pass from John Reaves
4 1972-10-22 @ KAN W, 21-20 1 67 pass Ben Hawkins 67 yard pass from Pete Liske (Tom Dempsey kick)
5 1972-10-22 @ KAN W, 21-20 1 36 pass Harold Jackson 36 yard pass from Pete Liske (Tom Dempsey kick)
6 1972-10-22 @ KAN W, 21-20 2 41 pass Harold Jackson 41 yard pass from Pete Liske (Tom Dempsey kick)
7 1972-11-19 DAL L, 7-28 1 15 rush Larry Watkins 15 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
8 1972-11-26 @ NYG L, 10-62 2 77 pass Harold Jackson 77 yard pass from John Reaves (Tom Dempsey kick)
9 1972-12-03 WAS L, 7-23 1 10 pass Harold Carmichael 10 yard pass from John Reaves (Tom Dempsey kick)
10 1972-12-10 CHI L, 12-21 2 16 pass Kent Kramer 16 yard pass from John Reaves (Tom Dempsey kick)
11 1972-12-17 @ STL L, 23-24 4 5 pass Harold Carmichael 5 yard pass from John Reaves (Tom Dempsey kick)
12 1972-12-17 @ STL L, 23-24 4 15 pass Billy Walik 15 yard pass from John Reaves (Tom Dempsey kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1972-09-17 @ DAL W, 28-6 2 37 pass Ron Sellers 37 yard pass from Craig Morton (Toni Fritsch kick)
2 1972-09-17 @ DAL W, 28-6 3 13 pass Lance Alworth 13 yard pass from Craig Morton (Toni Fritsch kick)
3 1972-09-17 @ DAL W, 28-6 3 3 rush Calvin Hill 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
4 1972-09-17 @ DAL W, 28-6 4 1 rush Robert Newhouse 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
5 1972-09-24 CLE W, 27-17 2 1 rush Bo Scott 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
6 1972-09-24 CLE W, 27-17 2 22 pass Frank Pitts 22 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
7 1972-09-24 CLE W, 27-17 3 4 rush Mike Phipps 4 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
8 1972-10-02 NYG W, 27-12 1 16 pass Ron Johnson 16 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
9 1972-10-02 NYG W, 27-12 2 5 rush Ron Johnson 5 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1972-10-02 NYG W, 27-12 2 9 pass Ron Johnson 9 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1972-10-02 NYG W, 27-12 4 15 pass Ron Johnson 15 yard pass from Norm Snead
12 1972-10-08 @ WAS W, 14-0 3 2 rush Larry Brown 2 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
13 1972-10-08 @ WAS W, 14-0 3 36 pass Roy Jefferson 36 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
14 1972-10-15 RAM W, 34-3 2 1 rush Willie Ellison 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
15 1972-10-15 RAM W, 34-3 2 2 rush Bob Thomas 2 yard rush (David Ray kick)
16 1972-10-15 RAM W, 34-3 3 19 pass John Love 19 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
17 1972-10-15 RAM W, 34-3 4 6 rush Jim Bertelsen 6 yard rush (David Ray kick)
18 1972-10-22 @ KAN L, 20-21 3 11 rush Ed Podolak 11 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1972-10-22 @ KAN L, 20-21 4 20 pass Willie Frazier 20 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1972-10-29 @ NOR W, 21-3 1 27 pass Danny Abramowicz 27 yard pass from Archie Manning (Toni Linhart kick)
21 1972-10-29 @ NOR W, 21-3 3 10 pass Danny Abramowicz 10 yard pass from Archie Manning (Toni Linhart kick)
22 1972-10-29 @ NOR W, 21-3 4 1 rush Bob Gresham 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
23 1972-11-12 @ HOU L, 17-18 3 1 rush Dan Pastorini 1 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
24 1972-11-12 @ HOU L, 17-18 4 30 rush Paul Robinson 30 yard rush (Skip Butler kick)
25 1972-11-19 DAL W, 28-7 2 3 pass Walt Garrison 3 yard pass from Craig Morton (Toni Fritsch kick)
26 1972-11-19 DAL W, 28-7 3 0 fumble John Niland 0 yard fumble return (Toni Fritsch kick)
27 1972-11-19 DAL W, 28-7 4 6 rush Calvin Hill 6 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
28 1972-11-26 @ NYG W, 62-10 1 15 pass Bob Tucker 15 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
29 1972-11-26 @ NYG W, 62-10 1 35 rush Ron Johnson 35 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
30 1972-11-26 @ NYG W, 62-10 2 5 pass Joe Orduna 5 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
31 1972-11-26 @ NYG W, 62-10 2 29 pass Bob Tucker 29 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
32 1972-11-26 @ NYG W, 62-10 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
33 1972-11-26 @ NYG W, 62-10 3 32 pass Don Herrmann 32 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
34 1972-11-26 @ NYG W, 62-10 4 63 pass Don Herrmann 63 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
35 1972-11-26 @ NYG W, 62-10 4 2 rush Randy Johnson 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
36 1972-12-03 WAS W, 23-7 2 1 rush Charlie Harraway 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
37 1972-12-03 WAS W, 23-7 4 2 pass Charley Taylor 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
38 1972-12-10 CHI W, 21-12 1 19 rush Bobby Douglass 19 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
39 1972-12-10 CHI W, 21-12 3 1 rush Roger Lawson 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
40 1972-12-10 CHI W, 21-12 4 32 rush Bobby Douglass 32 yard rush (Dick Butkus pass from Bobby Douglass)
41 1972-12-17 @ STL W, 24-23 1 1 rush Donny Anderson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
42 1972-12-17 @ STL W, 24-23 1 41 pass Ahmad Rashad 41 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
43 1972-12-17 @ STL W, 24-23 3 65 pass Walker Gillette 65 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)