1972 New Orleans Saints Season
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1972 New Orleans Saints Season
1972 New Orleans Saints season
Head coachJ. D. Roberts
OwnerJohn W. Mecom, Jr.
Home fieldTulane Stadium
Results
Record2-11-1
Division place4th NFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1972 New Orleans Saints season was the team's sixth as a member of the National Football League (NFL). They failed to improve on their previous season's output of 4-8-2, winning only two games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

The Saints suffered through their second 2-11-1 season in three years, tying with the Philadelphia Eagles for the second worst record in the league, only surpassed by the Houston Oilers' 1-13. It would be their worst until they went 2-12 in 1975.

Offseason

NFL draft

1972 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 8 Royce Smith  Guard Georgia
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

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Roster

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 at Los Angeles Rams L 34-14
66,303
2 September 25, 1972 Kansas City Chiefs L 20-17
70,793
3 October 1, 1972 San Francisco 49ers L 37-2
69,840
4 October 8, 1972 at New York Giants L 45-21
62,507
5 October 15, 1972 Atlanta Falcons L 21-14
66,294
6 October 22, 1972 at San Francisco 49ers T 20-20
59,167
7 October 29, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles W 21-3
65,664
8 November 5, 1972 at Minnesota Vikings L 37-6
49,784
9 November 12, 1972 at Atlanta Falcons L 36-20
58,850
10 November 19, 1972 at Detroit Lions L 27-14
53,752
11 November 26, 1972 Los Angeles Rams W 19-16
64,325
12 December 3, 1972 at New York Jets L 18-17
62,496
13 December 10, 1972 New England Patriots L 17-10
64,889
14 December 17, 1972 Green Bay Packers L 30-20
65,881

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

Notable events

References

  1. ^ 1972 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ "1972 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2014.

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