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Encyclopedia > 1972 NFL season

The 1972 NFL season was the 53rd regular season of the National Football League. The league decided to change the formula of computing the winning percentage of each team in the standings: Tie games, previously not counted, were made equal to a half-game won and a half-game loss. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... Locations of teams in the NFL States with AFC team (red), NFC team (blue) The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...


The Miami Dolphins completed the first (and currently only) undefeated regular season and postseason record in NFL history when they beat the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII. City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) The... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Date January 14, 1973 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles, California MVP Jake Scott, Safety Favorite Dolphins by 1 National anthem Andy Williams Little Angels of Holy Angels Church, Chicago, Illinois Coin toss Game referee Referee Tom Bell Halftime show Woody Herman and the University of Michigan Band...

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Major rule changes

  • The inbounds lines or hashmarks were moved closer to the center of the field, 23 yards, 1 foot, 9 inches from the sidelines. The hashmarks were now 18 feet, 6 inches apart (the same width as the goalposts), cutting down on severe angles for short field goal attempts.
  • If a legal receiver goes out of bounds, either accidentally or forced out, and returns to touch or catch the pass in bounds, the penalty is a loss of down (but no penalty yardage will be assessed).
  • If a punt or missed field goal crosses the receivers' goal line, a member of the receiving team may advance the ball into the field of play.
  • All fouls committed by the offensive team behind the line of scrimmage will be assessed from the previous spot.

Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Qualified for playoffs
AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 14 0 0 1.000 385 171
New York Jets 7 7 0 .500 367 324
Baltimore Colts 5 9 0 .357 235 252
Buffalo Bills 4 9 1 .321 257 377
New England Patriots 3 11 0 .214 192 446
AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 3 0 .786 343 175
Cleveland Browns 10 4 0 .714 268 249
Cincinnati Bengals 8 6 0 .571 299 229
Houston Oilers 1 13 0 .071 164 380
AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Oakland Raiders 10 3 1 .750 365 248
Kansas City Chiefs 8 6 0 .571 287 254
Denver Broncos 5 9 0 .357 325 350
San Diego Chargers 4 9 1 .321 264 344
NFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Washington Redskins 11 3 0 .786 336 218
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 319 240
New York Giants 8 6 0 .571 331 247
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .321 193 303
Philadelphia Eagles 2 11 1 .179 145 352
NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 10 4 0 .714 304 226
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .607 339 290
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 301 252
Chicago Bears 4 9 1 .321 225 275
NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Francisco 49ers 8 5 1 .607 353 249
Atlanta Falcons 7 7 0 .500 269 274
Los Angeles Rams 6 7 1 .464 291 286
New Orleans Saints 2 11 1 .179 215 361


The AFC East refers to the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) The... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... The AFC Central was a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference from 1970 to 2001. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970... The AFC West is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... The NFC East refers to the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team, Team of the 90s Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi League/Conference affiliations National Football League... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green Owner Bidwill Family General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The NFC Central refers to the Central Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC... City St. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West...


Playoffs

Main article: NFL playoffs, 1972-73
Home team in capitals

The NFL playoffs for the 1972-73 season led up to Super Bowl VII. // Divisional playoff round December 23, 1972 AFC: Pittsburgh Steelers 13, Oakland Raiders 7 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Steelers Running back Franco Harris scored the winning touchdown on what became known as the Immaculate Reception. ...

AFC

The Honus Wagner Statue outside Gate C Three Rivers Stadium was a multipurpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The stadiums name was derived from the junction of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, where they formed the Ohio River, the Golden Triangle. The stadium was... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

NFC

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium, is a sports stadium that opened in 1961. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Super Bowl

Date January 14, 1973 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles, California MVP Jake Scott, Safety Favorite Dolphins by 1 National anthem Andy Williams Little Angels of Holy Angels Church, Chicago, Illinois Coin toss Game referee Referee Tom Bell Halftime show Woody Herman and the University of Michigan Band... For other uses, see Memorial Coliseum (disambiguation) and Coliseum. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...

References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
  • NFL History 1971-1980 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • 1972 season in details
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)

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