1972 NFL season

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1972 National Football League season
Preseason July 29-September 10, 1972
Regular Season September 17-December 17, 1972
Postseason December 23, 1972-January 14, 1973
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The 1972 NFL season was the 53rd regular season of the National Football League. The Miami Dolphins became the first (and to date the only) NFL team to finish a championship season undefeated and untied when they beat the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII. The Dolphins not only led the NFL in points scored, while their defense led the league in fewest points allowed, the roster also featured two running backs who gained 1,000 rushing yards in the same season.

Publications

Programs
Week Date Teams Venue
Preseason July 28, 1972 College All-Stars vs. Dallas Cowboys Soldier Field
August 4, 1972 Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland Browns Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
August 4, 1972 Buffalo Bills vs. St. Louis Cardinals War Memorial Stadium
August 5, 1972 Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Oilers Texas Stadium
August 5, 1972 Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
August 11, 1972 Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos RFK Stadium
August 12, 1972 Miami Dolphins vs. Green Bay Packers Orange Bowl]]
August 12, 1972 Kansas City Chiefs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Arrowhead Stadium
August 18, 1972 Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings War Memorial Stadium
August 20, 1972 New York Giants vs. New York Jets Yale Bowl
August 27, 1972 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Milwaukee County Stadium
August 27, 1972 New England Patriots vs. New York Giants Schaefer Stadium
August 31, 1972 Washington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins RFK Stadium
September 9, 1972 Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Milwaukee County Stadium
September 9, 1972 Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders Texas Stadium
September 10, 1972 New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions Schaefer Stadium
Week 1 September 17, 1972 Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Texas Stadium
September 17, 1972 San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers Candlestick Park
September 17, 1972 Baltimore Colts vs. St. Louis Cardinals Memorial Stadium
Week 2 September 24, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cleveland Browns Veterans Stadium
September 24, 1972 San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos San Diego Stadium
Week 3 October 1, 1972 Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Stadium
October 1, 1972 Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys Milwaukee County Stadium
October 1, 1972 Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Soldier Field
October 1, 1972 Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
October 2, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Veterans Stadium
Week 4 October 8, 1972 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Denver Broncos Riverfront Stadium
October 8, 1972 New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Shea Stadium
October 8, 1972 New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints Yankee Stadium
October 8, 1972 Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles RFK Stadium
Week 5 October 15, 1972 Oakland Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
October 15, 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Houston Oilers Three Rivers Stadium
October 15, 1972 New England Patriots vs. New York Jets Schaefer Stadium
Week 6 October 22, 1972 Detroit Lions vs. San Diego Chargers Tiger Stadium
October 22, 1972 Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons Milwaukee County Stadium
October 22, 1972 Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
October 22, 1972 Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Week 7 October 29, 1972 Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
October 29, 1972 Baltimore Colts vs. Miami Dolphins Memorial Stadium
October 29, 1972 Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers War Memorial Stadium
October 29, 1972 New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins Yankee Stadium
October 29, 1972 New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Shea Stadium
October 30, 1972 Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions Texas Stadium
Week 8 November 5, 1972 Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins War Memorial Stadium
November 5, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles vs. St. Louis Cardinals Veterans Stadium
Week 9 November 12, 1972 Los Angeles Rams vs. Denver Broncos Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
November 12, 1972 Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers Soldier Field
November 12, 1972 Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots Orange Bowl]]
November 12, 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Three Rivers Stadium
November 12, 1972 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Oakland Raiders Riverfront Stadium
Week 10 November 19, 1972 Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers Soldier Field
November 19, 1972 Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets Orange Bowl
November 19, 1972 New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills Schaefer Stadium
November 19, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Veterans Stadium
November 19, 1972 Los Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
November 19, 1972 Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Stadium
November 23, 1972 Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets Tiger Stadium
Week 11 November 26, 1972 Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos Atlanta Stadium
November 26, 1972 Baltimore Colts vs. New England Patriots Memorial Stadium
Week 12 December 3, 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Three Rivers Stadium
December 3, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys Busch Memorial Stadium
December 3, 1972 Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Lambeau Field
December 3, 1972 New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Schaefer Stadium
December 3, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Veterans Stadium
Week 13 December 10, 1972 Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers Metropolitan Stadium
December 10, 1972 St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams Busch Memorial Stadium
December 10, 1972 Houston Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Astrodome
December 11, 1972 Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Week 14 December 17, 1972 New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns Shea Stadium
Postseason December 23, 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders Three Rivers Stadium
December 23, 1972 San Francisco 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys Candlestick Park
December 24, 1972 Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns Orange Bowl
December 24, 1972 Washington Redskins vs. Green Bay Packers RFK Stadium
December 31, 1972 Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys RFK Stadium
December 31, 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins Three Rivers Stadium
January 14, 1973 Washington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
January 21, 1973 1973 Pro Bowl Texas Stadium
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