1972 Atlanta Falcons Season
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1972 Atlanta Falcons Season
1972 Atlanta Falcons season
OwnerRankin M. Smith Sr.
Head coachNorm Van Brocklin
General managerNorm Van Brocklin
Home fieldAtlanta Stadium
Results
Record7-7
Division place2nd NFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersT George Kunz
TE Jim R. Mitchell
DE Claude Humphrey
LB Tommy Nobis

The 1972 Atlanta Falcons season was the franchise's seventh year in the National Football League (NFL). The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 7-6-1, finishing 7-7 and failing to reach the playoffs.[1] Standing at 7-5 the Falcons traveled to San Francisco with the NFC West division title on the line. However, the Falcons were never in the game and saw their playoff hopes dim with a 20-0 shutout loss. Facing the Kansas City Chiefs in their final game of the season, Running Back Dave Hampton surpassed the 1,000-yard mark. However, a play later he was thrown for a six-yard loss to end the season with 995 yards, as the Falcons lost and finished 7-7.

Offseason

=== NFL Draft ===advantage in time of possession did not score any offensive points

1972 Atlanta Falcons draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 15 Clarence Ellis  Safety Notre Dame
2 40 Pat Sullivan  Quarterback Auburn
2 41 Steve Okoniewski  Defensive Tackle Montana
2 42 Rosie Manning  Defensive Tackle Northeastern State
3 67 Les Goodman  Running Back Yankton
      Made roster  

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17 at Chicago Bears W 37-21
55,701
2 September 24 at New England Patriots L 21-20
60,999
3 October 1 Los Angeles Rams W 31-3
57,122
4 October 8 Detroit Lions L 26-23
58,850
5 October 15 at New Orleans Saints W 21-14
66,294
6 October 22 at Green Bay Packers W 10-9
47,967
7 October 29 San Francisco 49ers L 49-14
58,850
8 November 5 at Los Angeles Rams L 20-7
75,018
9 November 12 New Orleans Saints W 36-20
58,850
10 November 20 at Washington Redskins L 24-13
53,034
11 November 26 Denver Broncos W 23-20
58,850
12 December 3 Houston Oilers W 20-10
58,850
13 December 10 at San Francisco 49ers L 20-0
61,214
14 December 17 Kansas City Chiefs L 17-14
58,850

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 8 5 1 .607 3-2-1 6-4-1 353 249 W2
Atlanta Falcons 7 7 0 .500 3-3 5-5 269 274 L2
Los Angeles Rams 6 7 1 .464 4-2 5-5-1 291 286 L2
New Orleans Saints 2 11 1 .179 1-4-1 2-8-1 215 361 L3

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