1972 Detroit Lions schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
8-5-1 0-0 4155 2134 2021 25 240 4208 2004 2204 27 239
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The Detroit Lions' forty-third season was in 1972, and it was the sixth season Joe Schmidt served as the head coach of the team. They finished the season 8-5-1, 5-2-0 at home and 3-3-1 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 New York Giants 30-16
Week 2 Minnesota Vikings 10-34
Week 3 @ Chicago Bears 38-24
Week 4 @ Atlanta Falcons 26-23
Week 5 Green Bay Packers 23-24
Week 6 San Diego Chargers 34-20
Week 7 @ Dallas Cowboys 24-28
Week 8 Chicago Bears 14-0
Week 9 @ Minnesota Vikings 14-16
Week 10 New Orleans Saints 27-14
Week 11 New York Jets 37-20
Week 12 @ Green Bay Packers 7-33
Week 13 @ Buffalo Bills 21-21
Week 14 @ Los Angeles Rams 34-17

Coaches

Head Coach: Joe Schmidt Offensive Coordinator: Bill McPeak Overall Defensive Coach: Jim David Wide Receivers Coach: John North Offensive Line Coach: Chuck Knox Offensive Backfield Coach: Leeman Bennett Defensive Line Coach: Dick Voris Special Teams Coach: Jim Richard "Jungle Jim" Martin Kickers Coach: Jim Richard "Jungle Jim" Martin General Manager: Russ Thomas Head Trainer: Kent Falb