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1972 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Dan Devine
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 10-4
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost Divisional Playoffs
Timeline
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1971 1973

The 1972 Green Bay Packers season was their 52nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 10-4 record under coach Dan Devine, earning them a first-place finish in the NFC Central division. This marked the return of the Packers to the playoffs after a four-year drought. The Packers lost in the Divisional Playoffs to the Washington Redskins, 16-3. Chester Marcol set an NFL rookie record (since broken) for most Field Goals in one year with 32.[1]

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
17Willie BuchanonDefensive Back San Diego State
111 (From San Diego Chargers)Jerry TaggeQuarterback Nebraska
234Chester MarcolPlacekicker Hillsdale
486Eric PattonLinebacker Notre Dame
6138Nathaniel RossDefensive Back Bethune-Cookman
6147Bob HudsonRunning Back Northeastern State
7163Bill BushongDefensive Tackle Kentucky
8190Leland GlassWide Receiver Oregon
10242Keith WortmanGuard Nebraska
11266David BaileyWide Receiver Alabama
12294Mike RichRunning Back Florida
13319Jesse LakesRunning Back Central Michigan
14246Larry HefnerLinebacker Clemson
15371Rick ThoneWide Receiver Arkansas Tech
16398Charles BurrellDefensive Tackle Arkansas AM&N
  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 17 at Cleveland Browns W 26-10 Cleveland Stadium
75,771
2 September 24 Oakland Raiders L 20-14 Lambeau Field
56,263
3 October 1 Dallas Cowboys W 16-13 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,103
4 October 8 Chicago Bears W 20-17 Lambeau Field
56,263
5 October 16 at Detroit Lions W 24-23 Tiger Stadium
54,418
6 October 22 Atlanta Falcons L 10-9 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,967
7 October 29 Minnesota Vikings L 27-13 Lambeau Field
56,263
8 November 5 San Francisco 49ers W 34-24 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,897
9 November 12 at Chicago Bears W 23-17 Soldier Field
55,701
10 November 19 at Houston Oilers W 23-10 Astrodome
41,752
11 November 26 at Washington Redskins L 21-16 RFK Stadium
53,039
12 December 3 Detroit Lions W 33-7 Lambeau Field
56,263
13 December 10 at Minnesota Vikings W 23-7 Metropolitan Stadium
49,784
14 December 17 at New Orleans Saints W 30-20 Tulane Stadium
65,881

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Divisional December 24 at Washington Redskins L 16-3 RFK Stadium
53,140

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 4 0 .714 304 226 W-3
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .607 339 290 W-1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 301 252 L-2
Chicago Bears 4 9 1 .321 225 275 L-1

RosterEdit

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks


Running Backs


Wide Receivers


Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen


Defensive Linemen

Linebackers


Defensive Backs


Special Teams


Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records, and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 409


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