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1972 Atlanta Falcons season

Season information
TeamAtlanta Falcons
Season Year1972
Head coachNorm Van Brocklin
Results
Record7-7
Place2nd NFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
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The 1972 Atlanta Falcons season was their 7th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 7-6-1, finishing 7-7 and failing to reach the playoffs.

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Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 17, 1972 at Chicago Bears W 37-21
2 September 24, 1972 at New England Patriots L 21-20
3 October 1, 1972 Los Angeles Rams W 31-3
4 October 8, 1972 Detroit Lions L 26-23
5 October 15, 1972 at New Orleans Saints W 21-14
6 October 22, 1972 at Green Bay Packers W 10-9
7 October 29, 1972 San Francisco 49ers L 49-14
8 November 5, 1972 at Los Angeles Rams L 20-7
9 November 12, 1972 New Orleans Saints W 36-20
10 November 20, 1972 at Washington Redskins L 24-13
11 November 26, 1972 Denver Broncos W 23-20
12 December 3, 1972 Houston Oilers W 20-10
13 December 10, 1972 at San Francisco 49ers L 20-0
14 December 17, 1972 Kansas City Chiefs L 17-14

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

Atlanta Falcons

The franchiseFranchise * Seasons * History * Players * Expansion draft * Draft history * First-round draft picks
StadiumsAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium * Georgia Dome
CultureRankin M. Smith, Sr. * Arthur Blank * Fight Song * Freddie Falcon * Michael Vick dog fighting investigation
RivalryCarolina Panthers * New Orleans Saints
Starting quarterbacksJohnson * Berry * Lee * Bartkowski * Archer * Campbell * Miller * Hebert * George * Chandler * Vick * Harrington * Redman * Ryan
Head coachesHecker * Van Brocklin * Campbell * Peppler * Bennett * Henning * Campbell * Hanifan * Glanville * Jones * Reeves * W. Phillips * J.L. Mora * Petrino * Thomas * Smith
Division championships (3)1980 * 1998 * 2004
Super Bowl appearances (1)XXXIII
Retired numbers10 * 31 * 57 * 58 * 60 * 78 * 87
Seasons1966 * 1967 * 1968 * 1969 * 1970 * 1971 * 1972 * 1973 * 1974 * 1975 * 1976 * 1977 * 1978 * 1979 * 1980 * 1981 * 1982 * 1983 * 1984 * 1985 * 1986 * 1987 * 1988 * 1989 * 1990 * 1991 * 1992 * 1993 * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010
Current league affiliationsLeague: National Football League * Conference: National Football Conference * Division: South Division

Atlanta Falcons seasons

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