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1972 Washington Redskins

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.3, Offense: 2.7, Defense: 3.7, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 336 points (24.0/g), 7th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 218 points (15.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 118 points (8.4/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.3-3.7.

Coach: George Allen (11-3-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: LaVern Torgeson

Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

President/Partial Owner Edward Bennett Williams
Partial Owner Jack Kent Cooke
Head Coach/General Manager George Allen
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 336 4275 808 5.3 26 11 19 235 159 284 2193 21 15 7.4 106 513 2082 17 4.1 110
Team Defense 218 3595 829 4.3 32 15 20 223 186 367 1862 10 17 4.6 108 427 1733 12 4.1 95
Lg Rank Offense 7 11 3 8 14 23 12 3 8 2 6 10 6 14
Lg Rank Defense 3 4 14 10 9 21 6 3 16 4 4 7 10 13

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 18 boxscore W 1-0 @ Minnesota Vikings 24 21 11 203 57 146 1 26 382 200 182 2
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-0 St. Louis Cardinals 24 10 19 272 91 181 16 219 140 79 3
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 2-1 @ New England Patriots 23 24 15 349 213 136 2 23 380 253 127 2
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles 14 0 22 371 224 147 4 12 236 176 60 2
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 33 3 20 390 230 160 3 10 151 85 66 4
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 5-1 Dallas Cowboys 24 20 17 305 172 133 1 18 276 160 116 2
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 6-1 @ New York Giants 23 16 16 337 127 210 2 19 360 248 112 2
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 7-1 @ New York Jets 35 17 7 311 222 89 2 19 222 116 106 4
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 8-1 New York Giants 27 13 21 380 237 143 1 14 235 117 118 2
10 Mon November 20 boxscore W 9-1 Atlanta Falcons 24 13 18 268 109 159 2 14 256 105 151 4
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 10-1 Green Bay Packers 21 16 16 281 149 132 1 12 187 67 120 1
12 Sun December 3 boxscore W 11-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 7 19 325 155 170 9 120 54 66 1
13 Sat December 9 boxscore L 11-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 24 34 19 312 169 143 4 14 307 61 246 1
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 11-3 Buffalo Bills 17 24 15 171 38 133 3 17 264 80 184 2
Playoffs
Division Sun December 24 boxscore W 12-3 Green Bay Packers 16 3 13 232 94 138 1 10 211 133 78 1
ConfChamp Sun December 31 boxscore W 13-3 Dallas Cowboys 26 3 16 316 194 122 1 8 169 73 96 1
SuperBowl Sun January 14 boxscore L 13-4 N Miami Dolphins 7 14 16 228 87 141 3 12 253 69 184 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
17 Billy Kilmer* 33 QB 12 10 7-3-0 120 225 53.3% 1648 19 8.4 11 4.9 89 7.3 6.8 13.7 137.3 84.8 9 67 6.76 6.26 3.8 1 2
9 Sonny Jurgensen 38 qb 7 4 4-0-0 39 59 66.1% 633 2 3.4 4 6.8 36 10.7 8.4 16.2 90.4 84.9 2 21 10.03 7.74 3.3 1 1
Team Total 28.5 14 11-3-0 159 284 56.0% 2281 21 7.4 15 5.3 89 8.0 7.1 14.3 162.9 84.8 11 88 7.43 6.57 3.7 2 3
Opp Total 14 186 367 50.7% 2130 10 2.7 17 4.6 5.8 4.26 11.5 152.1 58.3 35 268 4.6 3.2 8.7

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
43 Larry Brown*+ 25 RB 12 12 285 1216 8 38 4.3 101.3 23.8 32 473 14.8 4 89 2.7 39.4 1689 12 9
31 Charlie Harraway 28 FB 14 14 148 567 6 24 3.8 40.5 10.6 15 105 7.0 0 24 1.1 7.5 672 6 2
28 Herb Mul-Key 23 rb 2 1 33 155 1 35 4.7 77.5 16.5 4 66 16.5 0 28 2.0 33.0 221 1 1
26 Bob Brunet 26 rb 14 1 30 82 2 18 2.7 5.9 2.1 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.6 90 2 1
40 George Nock 26 7 0 6 22 0 6 3.7 3.1 0.9 22 0 1
9 Sonny Jurgensen 38 qb 7 4 4 -5 0 0 -1.3 -0.7 0.6 -5 0 4
42 Charley Taylor* 31 WR 14 14 3 39 0 17 13.0 2.8 0.2 49 673 13.7 7 70 3.5 48.1 712 7 1
17 Billy Kilmer* 33 QB 12 10 3 -3 0 1 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -3 0 1
87 Jerry Smith 29 TE 14 14 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.6 0.1 21 353 16.8 7 34 1.5 25.2 362 7 0
80 Roy Jefferson 29 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 550 15.7 3 45 2.5 39.3 550 3 1
81 Mack Alston 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 53 26.5 0 36 0.1 3.8 53 0 0
Team Total 28.5 14 513 2082 17 38 4.1 148.7 36.6 159 2281 14.3 21 89 11.4 162.9 4363 38 27
Opp Total 14 427 1733 12 4.1 123.8 30.5 186 1862 10.0 10 13.3 133.0 3595 22 28

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
45 Speedy Duncan 30 KR 8 0 11 70 0 18 6.4 15 364 0 41 24.3 434
29 Ted Vactor 28 PR 14 0 17 88 0 28 5.2 1 21 0 21 21.0 109
13 Alvin Haymond 30 4 0 6 1 0 6 0.2 10 291 0 41 29.1 292
26 Bob Brunet 26 rb 14 1 8 190 0 45 23.8 280
28 Herb Mul-Key 23 rb 2 1 8 209 0 44 26.1 430
41 Mike Bass 27 RCB 14 14 2 22 0 21 11.0 22
67 Rusty Tillman 26 14 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 6
68 Mike Fanucci 23 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
53 Harold McLinton 25 MLB 13 8 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Team Total 28.5 14 34 159 0 28 4.7 48 1133 0 45 23.6 5655
Opp Total 14 19 39 0 2.1 53 1191 0 22.5

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
5 Curt Knight 29 K 14 0 4 4 3 11 6 8 4 4 30 14 46.7%% 41 40 97.6%%
4 Mike Bragg 26 P 14 0 59 2273 62 0 38.5
Team Total 28.5 14 4 4 3 11 6 8 4 4 30 14 46.7%% 41 40 97.6%% 59 2273 62 0 38.5
Opp Total 14 33 19 57.6%% 23 23 100.0%% 69 2767 40.1

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
43 Larry Brown*+ 25 RB 12 12 0 9 3 0 0
29 Ted Vactor 28 PR 14 0 1 28 0 28 0 0 4 2 0 0
55 Chris Hanburger*+ 31 RLB 14 14 4 98 1 41 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Pat Fischer 32 LCB 14 14 4 61 0 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Speedy Duncan 30 KR 8 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 2 1 0 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 38 qb 7 4 0 4 0 -9 0
41 Mike Bass 27 RCB 14 14 3 53 0 29 0
53 Harold McLinton 25 MLB 13 8 2 22 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Verlon Biggs 29 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 16 1
31 Charlie Harraway 28 FB 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
80 Roy Jefferson 29 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
73 Paul Laaveg 24 LG 14 14 0 0 2 2 0
40 George Nock 26 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
23 Brig Owens 29 SS 14 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
32 Jack Pardee 36 LLB 13 13 0 0 2 0 0
66 Myron Pottios 33 mlb 12 7 0 0 2 0 0
76 Walt Rock 31 RT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
42 Charley Taylor* 31 WR 14 14 0 1 1 9 0
81 Mack Alston 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Bob Brunet 26 rb 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
75 Terry Hermeling 26 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
17 Billy Kilmer* 33 QB 12 10 0 1 0 0 0
24 Bill Malinchak 28 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
28 Herb Mul-Key 23 rb 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
16 Richie Petitbon 34 db 3 3 0 0 1 5 0
62 Ray Schoenke 31 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Diron Talbert 28 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
22 Rosey Taylor 35 FS 14 14 1 17 0 17 0
Team Total 28.5 14 17 287 1 41 0 0 27 30 28 1 1
Opp Total 14 11 28 13

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
5 Curt Knight 29 K 14 0 40 14 82
43 Larry Brown*+ 25 RB 12 12 8 4 12 72
87 Jerry Smith 29 TE 14 14 7 7 42
42 Charley Taylor* 31 WR 14 14 7 7 42
31 Charlie Harraway 28 FB 14 14 6 6 36
80 Roy Jefferson 29 WR 14 14 3 3 18
26 Bob Brunet 26 rb 14 1 2 2 12
24 Bill Malinchak 28 6 0 1 1 1 8
41 Mike Bass 27 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
89 Verlon Biggs 29 RDE 14 14 1 1 6
55 Chris Hanburger*+ 31 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
28 Herb Mul-Key 23 rb 2 1 1 1 6
Team Total 28.5 14 17 21 1 1 2 42 40 14 1 336
Opp Total 14 12 10 1 23 19 218

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1972-09-18 @ MIN W, 24-21 1 16 blocked punt Bill Malinchak 16 yard blocked punt return (Curt Knight kick)
2 1972-09-18 @ MIN W, 24-21 4 3 rush Larry Brown 3 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
3 1972-09-18 @ MIN W, 24-21 4 9 rush Charlie Harraway 9 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
4 1972-09-24 STL W, 24-10 1 6 pass Jerry Smith 6 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
5 1972-09-24 STL W, 24-10 2 32 blocked field goal Mike Bass 32 yard blocked field goal return (Curt Knight kick)
6 1972-09-24 STL W, 24-10 3 5 pass Jerry Smith 5 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
7 1972-10-01 @ NWE L, 23-24 2 30 pass Charley Taylor 30 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
8 1972-10-01 @ NWE L, 23-24 2 4 pass Charley Taylor 4 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
9 1972-10-01 @ NWE L, 23-24 4 9 pass Jerry Smith 9 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
10 1972-10-08 PHI W, 14-0 3 2 rush Larry Brown 2 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
11 1972-10-08 PHI W, 14-0 3 36 pass Roy Jefferson 36 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
12 1972-10-15 @ STL W, 33-3 2 1 rush Charlie Harraway 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
13 1972-10-15 @ STL W, 33-3 4 4 rush Charlie Harraway 4 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
14 1972-10-15 @ STL W, 33-3 4 2 rush Bob Brunet 2 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
15 1972-10-22 DAL W, 24-20 2 19 pass Larry Brown 19 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
16 1972-10-22 DAL W, 24-20 3 34 rush Larry Brown 34 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
17 1972-10-22 DAL W, 24-20 4 13 rush Charlie Harraway 13 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
18 1972-10-29 @ NYG W, 23-16 2 7 pass Larry Brown 7 yard pass from Billy Kilmer
19 1972-10-29 @ NYG W, 23-16 3 38 rush Larry Brown 38 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
20 1972-10-29 @ NYG W, 23-16 4 5 pass Jerry Smith 5 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
21 1972-11-05 @ NYJ W, 35-17 1 45 pass Roy Jefferson 45 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
22 1972-11-05 @ NYJ W, 35-17 2 70 pass Charley Taylor 70 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
23 1972-11-05 @ NYJ W, 35-17 2 41 interception Chris Hanburger 41 yard interception return (Curt Knight kick)
24 1972-11-05 @ NYJ W, 35-17 3 89 pass Larry Brown 89 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
25 1972-11-05 @ NYJ W, 35-17 4 16 fumble Verlon Biggs 16 yard fumble return (Curt Knight kick)
26 1972-11-12 NYG W, 27-13 2 18 pass Jerry Smith 18 yard pass from Billy Kilmer
27 1972-11-12 NYG W, 27-13 3 1 rush Charlie Harraway 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
28 1972-11-12 NYG W, 27-13 4 5 rush Larry Brown 5 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
29 1972-11-12 NYG W, 27-13 4 4 rush Larry Brown 4 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
30 1972-11-20 ATL W, 24-13 2 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
31 1972-11-20 ATL W, 24-13 3 18 pass Larry Brown 18 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
32 1972-11-20 ATL W, 24-13 3 12 pass Jerry Smith 12 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
33 1972-11-26 GNB W, 21-16 2 2 rush Larry Brown 2 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
34 1972-11-26 GNB W, 21-16 2 25 pass Jerry Smith 25 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
35 1972-11-26 GNB W, 21-16 4 5 pass Charley Taylor 5 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
36 1972-12-03 @ PHI W, 23-7 2 1 rush Charlie Harraway 1 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
37 1972-12-03 @ PHI W, 23-7 4 2 pass Charley Taylor 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
38 1972-12-09 @ DAL L, 24-34 3 10 pass Charley Taylor 10 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
39 1972-12-09 @ DAL L, 24-34 4 10 pass Roy Jefferson 10 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
40 1972-12-09 @ DAL L, 24-34 4 6 pass Charley Taylor 6 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Curt Knight kick)
41 1972-12-17 BUF L, 17-24 2 8 rush Herb Mul-Key 8 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
42 1972-12-17 BUF L, 17-24 3 2 rush Bob Brunet 2 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1972-09-18 @ MIN L, 21-24 2 1 rush Clint Jones 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
2 1972-09-18 @ MIN L, 21-24 3 11 pass John Gilliam 11 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
3 1972-09-18 @ MIN L, 21-24 4 4 pass Bill Brown 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
4 1972-09-24 STL L, 10-24 3 1 rush Leon Burns 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1972-10-01 @ NWE W, 24-23 2 2 rush Josh Ashton 2 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
6 1972-10-01 @ NWE W, 24-23 3 11 pass Reggie Rucker 11 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Charlie Gogolak kick)
7 1972-10-01 @ NWE W, 24-23 4 24 pass Josh Ashton 24 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Charlie Gogolak kick)
8 1972-10-22 DAL L, 20-24 1 39 pass Ron Sellers 39 yard pass from Craig Morton (Toni Fritsch kick)
9 1972-10-22 DAL L, 20-24 3 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
10 1972-10-29 @ NYG L, 16-23 4 10 pass Bob Tucker 10 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1972-11-05 @ NYJ L, 17-35 1 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
12 1972-11-05 @ NYJ L, 17-35 4 15 pass Don Maynard 15 yard pass from Joe Namath (Bobby Howfield kick)
13 1972-11-12 NYG L, 13-27 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1972-11-20 ATL L, 13-24 1 36 pass Jim Mitchell 36 yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick)
15 1972-11-26 GNB L, 16-21 4 6 rush MacArthur Lane 6 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
16 1972-12-03 @ PHI L, 7-23 1 10 pass Harold Carmichael 10 yard pass from John Reaves (Tom Dempsey kick)
17 1972-12-09 @ DAL W, 34-24 1 10 rush Calvin Hill 10 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
18 1972-12-09 @ DAL W, 34-24 1 26 pass Calvin Hill 26 yard pass from Craig Morton (Toni Fritsch kick)
19 1972-12-09 @ DAL W, 34-24 2 25 rush Walt Garrison 25 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
20 1972-12-09 @ DAL W, 34-24 2 12 rush Craig Morton 12 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
21 1972-12-17 BUF W, 24-17 1 49 interception Alvin Wyatt 49 yard interception return (John Leypoldt kick)
22 1972-12-17 BUF W, 24-17 4 21 rush O.J. Simpson 21 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
23 1972-12-17 BUF W, 24-17 4 4 rush Jim Braxton 4 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)