1972 Detroit Lions Schedule & Results

1972 Detroit Lions schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Regular Season

Sun 9/17 1234FINAL
NY Giants (0-1) 0100616
Detroit (1-0) 01371030
Pass
N. Snead (NYG), 25-16-137, 1 INT, 1 TD
G. Landry (DET), 17-9-207, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
C. Evans (NYG), 14-57
S. Owens (DET), 20-113
Rec
C. Evans (NYG), 5-38
J. Hilton (DET), 3-120, 1 TD
Sun 9/24 1234FINAL
Minnesota (1-1) 31417034
Detroit (1-1) 300710
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 15-8-158, 0 INT, 2 TD
B. Munson (DET), 25-14-89, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
D. Osborn (MIN), 10-48, 2 TD
S. Owens (DET), 16-53
Rec
J. Gilliam (MIN), 4-109, 1 TD
A. Taylor (DET), 6-27
Sun 10/1 1234FINAL
Detroit (2-1) 71471038
Chicago (0-2-1) 01001424
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 12-8-131, 0 INT, 1 TD
B. Douglass (CHI), 16-8-89, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
G. Landry (DET), 9-87, 3 TD
B. Douglass (CHI), 12-97, 1 TD
Rec
C. Cotton (DET), 4-67, 1 TD
J. Harrison (CHI), 3-27
Sun 10/8 1234FINAL
Detroit (3-1) 3107626
Atlanta (2-2) 3071323
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 17-5-142, 3 INT, 1 TD
B. Berry (ATL), 17-10-105, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
A. Taylor (DET), 13-80
D. Hampton (ATL), 16-85
Rec
R. Jessie (DET), 3-102, 1 TD
A. Malone (ATL), 3-26, 1 TD
Mon 10/16 1234FINAL
Green Bay (4-1) 0710724
Detroit (3-2) 7103323
Pass
S. Hunter (GB), 18-11-149, 1 INT, 1 TD
G. Landry (DET), 19-9-105, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
M. Lane (GB), 21-89
A. Taylor (DET), 20-90, 1 TD
Rec
J. Staggers (GB), 4-41
A. Taylor (DET), 3-25
Sun 10/22 1234FINAL
San Diego (2-3-1) 6001420
Detroit (4-2) 6714734
Pass
J. Hadl (SD), 27-12-161, 2 INT, 2 TD
G. Landry (DET), 24-12-151, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Edwards (SD), 9-42, 1 TD
M. Farr (DET), 22-96, 2 TD
Rec
G. Garrison (SD), 7-119, 2 TD
L. Walton (DET), 7-101, 1 TD
Mon 10/30 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-3) 0143724
Dallas (5-2) 1470728
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 20-11-217, 0 INT, 2 TD
C. Morton (DAL), 19-11-206, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
G. Landry (DET), 9-46, 1 TD
C. Hill (DAL), 20-81
Rec
C. Sanders (DET), 3-82
W. Garrison (DAL), 3-42
Sun 11/5 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-4-1) 00000
Detroit (5-3) 770014
Pass
B. Douglass (CHI), 12-4-55, 0 INT, 0 TD
G. Landry (DET), 22-12-142, 4 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Douglass (CHI), 7-52
G. Landry (DET), 8-71, 1 TD
Rec
E. Thomas (CHI), 1-11
C. Sanders (DET), 6-76
Sun 11/12 1234FINAL
Detroit (5-4) 0014014
Minnesota (5-4) 307616
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 18-11-132, 0 INT, 2 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 27-15-121, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
A. Taylor (DET), 13-54
O. Reed (MIN), 23-124, 1 TD
Rec
L. Walton (DET), 4-97, 2 TD
E. Marinaro (MIN), 4-25
Sun 11/19 1234FINAL
New Orleans (1-8-1) 0001414
Detroit (6-4) 7731027
Pass
A. Manning (NO), 30-20-250, 2 INT, 2 TD
G. Landry (DET), 26-17-207, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
B. Gresham (NO), 9-25
A. Taylor (DET), 14-53
Rec
B. Gresham (NO), 6-28
A. Taylor (DET), 6-51, 1 TD
Thu 11/23 1234FINAL
NY Jets (6-5) 01010020
Detroit (7-4) 31701737
Pass
J. Namath (NYJ), 22-9-165, 1 INT, 1 TD
G. Landry (DET), 18-6-125, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. McClain (NYJ), 10-121
A. Taylor (DET), 15-123, 1 TD
Rec
E. Bell (NYJ), 3-19
L. Walton (DET), 3-72, 1 TD
Sun 12/3 1234FINAL
Detroit (7-5) 00077
Green Bay (8-4) 9147333
Pass
B. Munson (DET), 10-6-105, 0 INT, 1 TD
S. Hunter (GB), 13-6-67, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
A. Taylor (DET), 4-12
J. Brockington (GB), 25-86, 2 TD
Rec
A. Taylor (DET), 2-21
D. Kopay (GB), 2-10
Sun 12/10 1234FINAL
Detroit (7-5-1) 077721
Buffalo (3-9-1) 077721
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 25-8-150, 0 INT, 3 TD
D. Shaw (BUF), 32-18-239, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
G. Landry (DET), 9-46
O. Simpson (BUF), 27-116
Rec
M. Farr (DET), 4-54
J. Hill (BUF), 8-129, 1 TD
Sun 12/17 1234FINAL
Detroit (8-5-1) 31471034
Los Angeles (6-7-1) 377017
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 24-18-250, 1 INT, 2 TD
R. Gabriel (LA), 35-21-221, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
G. Landry (DET), 6-56
L. Smith (LA), 5-37
Rec
R. Jessie (DET), 6-84
J. Bertelsen (LA), 7-79

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