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1972 NFL Week 1 Leaders and Scores


Week 1 Top Passers

Minimum 10 attempts
Date Tm Opp Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rate
Greg Landry 1972-09-17 DET NYG W, 30-16 9 17 207 3 0 136.5
Scott Hunter 1972-09-17 GNB @ CLE W, 26-10 7 17 150 2 0 112.4
Ken Anderson 1972-09-17 CIN @ NWE W, 31-7 10 15 102 1 0 108.2
Fran Tarkenton 1972-09-18 MIN WAS L, 21-24 18 31 233 2 0 103.3
John Brodie 1972-09-17 SFO SDG W, 34-3 11 19 156 3 1 102.2
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Week 1 Top Receivers

Date Tm Opp Rec Yds TD
Harold Jackson 1972-09-17 PHI @ DAL L, 6-28 9 161 0
Gene Washington 1972-09-17 SFO SDG W, 34-3 8 140 3
John Hilton 1972-09-17 DET NYG W, 30-16 3 120 1
Mike Siani 1972-09-17 OAK @ PIT L, 28-34 4 111 2
Rod Sherman 1972-09-17 DEN HOU W, 30-17 4 110 0
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Week 1 Top Rushers

Date Tm Opp Att Yds TD
Bob Thomas 1972-09-17 RAM NOR W, 34-14 18 144 2
John Riggins 1972-09-17 NYJ @ BUF W, 41-24 26 125 1
Larry Csonka 1972-09-17 MIA @ KAN W, 20-10 21 118 1
Steve Owens 1972-09-17 DET NYG W, 30-16 20 113 0
Jim Harrison 1972-09-17 CHI ATL L, 21-37 20 113 1
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Week 1 Top Defenders

Date Tm Opp Tkl Ast Int Yds TD PD Sk FF
Chuck Beatty 1972-09-17 PIT OAK W, 34-28 0 0 2 16 0 0 0.0 0
Steve Tannen 1972-09-17 NYJ @ BUF W, 41-24 0 0 2 59 0 0 0.0 0
Jimmy Johnson 1972-09-17 SFO SDG W, 34-3 0 0 1 -5 0 0 0.0 0
Ed Beard 1972-09-17 SFO SDG W, 34-3 0 0 1 10 0 0 0.0 0
Cliff Harris 1972-09-17 DAL PHI W, 28-6 0 0 1 23 0 0 0.0 0
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Week 1 Boxscores


Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Bengals 7 3 7 14 31
Patriots 0 7 0 0 7
Bengals
Ken Anderson10/15, 102 yds, 1 TD
Chip Myers3 rec, 42 yds, 0 TD
Essex Johnson15 rush, 82 yds, 1 TD
Patriots
Jim Plunkett9/17, 117 yds, 0 TD
Carl Garrett1 rec, 35 yds, 0 TD
Carl Garrett12 rush, 34 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Eagles 3 3 0 0 6
Cowboys 0 7 14 7 28
Eagles
John Reaves11/19, 143 yds, 0 TD
Harold Jackson9 rec, 161 yds, 0 TD
Po James13 rush, 28 yds, 0 TD
Cowboys
Craig Morton13/26, 235 yds, 2 TDs
Ron Sellers3 rec, 88 yds, 1 TD
Calvin Hill17 rush, 65 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Cardinals 0 3 7 0 10
Colts 0 0 3 0 3
Cardinals
Tim Van Galder10/15, 110 yds, 0 TD
Jackie Smith2 rec, 69 yds, 0 TD
Johnny Roland12 rush, 32 yds, 0 TD
Colts
Johnny Unitas22/36, 257 yds, 0 TD
Tom Matte3 rec, 76 yds, 0 TD
Norm Bulaich17 rush, 80 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Raiders 0 7 0 21 28
Steelers 14 3 10 7 34
Raiders
Ken Stabler5/12, 54 yds, 0 TD
Mike Siani4 rec, 111 yds, 2 TDs
Marv Hubbard15 rush, 58 yds, 0 TD
Steelers
Terry Bradshaw7/17, 124 yds, 1 TD
Ron Shanklin1 rec, 57 yds, 1 TD
Preston Pearson18 rush, 54 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Packers 7 10 3 6 26
Browns 3 7 0 0 10
Packers
Scott Hunter7/17, 150 yds, 2 TDs
MacArthur Lane2 rec, 63 yds, 0 TD
John Brockington23 rush, 83 yds, 0 TD
Browns
Bill Nelsen9/19, 84 yds, 0 TD
Milt Morin3 rec, 48 yds, 0 TD
Bo Scott9 rush, 33 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Chargers 3 0 0 0 3
49ers 7 17 7 3 34
Chargers
John Hadl11/25, 109 yds, 0 TD
Dave Williams3 rec, 83 yds, 0 TD
Mike Garrett19 rush, 80 yds, 0 TD
49ers
John Brodie11/19, 156 yds, 3 TDs
Gene Washington8 rec, 140 yds, 3 TDs
Jimmy Thomas13 rush, 64 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Dolphins 7 10 3 0 20
Chiefs 0 0 3 7 10
Dolphins
Bob Griese8/15, 111 yds, 1 TD
Paul Warfield2 rec, 49 yds, 0 TD
Larry Csonka21 rush, 118 yds, 1 TD
Chiefs
Len Dawson22/33, 237 yds, 1 TD
Otis Taylor4 rec, 69 yds, 0 TD
Ed Podolak13 rush, 81 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Saints 0 7 0 7 14
Rams 13 21 0 0 34
Saints
Archie Manning21/46, 249 yds, 2 TDs
Danny Abramowicz3 rec, 59 yds, 1 TD
Joe Williams8 rush, 26 yds, 0 TD
Rams
Roman Gabriel11/21, 139 yds, 1 TD
Jack Snow2 rec, 56 yds, 1 TD
Bob Thomas18 rush, 144 yds, 2 TDs
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Giants 0 10 0 6 16
Lions 0 13 7 10 30
Giants
Norm Snead16/25, 137 yds, 1 TD
Bob Tucker5 rec, 69 yds, 1 TD
Charlie Evans14 rush, 57 yds, 0 TD
Lions
Greg Landry9/17, 207 yds, 3 TDs
John Hilton3 rec, 120 yds, 1 TD
Steve Owens20 rush, 113 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Jets 14 14 3 10 41
Bills 0 7 7 10 24
Jets
Joe Namath5/14, 113 yds, 1 TD
Eddie Bell2 rec, 43 yds, 0 TD
John Riggins26 rush, 125 yds, 1 TD
Bills
Dennis Shaw14/24, 190 yds, 2 TDs
J.D. Hill6 rec, 95 yds, 2 TDs
O.J. Simpson14 rush, 41 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Falcons 10 21 3 3 37
Bears 7 0 7 7 21
Falcons
Bob Berry6/9, 151 yds, 2 TDs
Art Malone2 rec, 72 yds, 1 TD
Art Malone19 rush, 77 yds, 0 TD
Bears
Bobby Douglass4/12, 73 yds, 2 TDs
Earl Thomas2 rec, 50 yds, 1 TD
Jim Harrison20 rush, 113 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 17, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Oilers 0 10 0 7 17
Broncos 10 7 6 7 30
Oilers
Dan Pastorini14/33, 203 yds, 2 TDs
Ken Burrough4 rec, 92 yds, 1 TD
Willie Rodgers6 rush, 13 yds, 0 TD
Broncos
Steve Ramsey11/24, 261 yds, 1 TD
Rod Sherman4 rec, 110 yds, 0 TD
Floyd Little22 rush, 101 yds, 0 TD
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Mon, Sep 18, 1972
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Redskins 7 3 0 14 24
Vikings 0 7 7 7 21
Redskins
Billy Kilmer7/17, 57 yds, 0 TD
Roy Jefferson4 rec, 38 yds, 0 TD
Larry Brown21 rush, 105 yds, 1 TD
Vikings
Fran Tarkenton18/31, 233 yds, 2 TDs
Gene Washington3 rec, 70 yds, 0 TD
Oscar Reed12 rush, 68 yds, 0 TD
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