1972 San Francisco 49ers Season
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1972 San Francisco 49ers Season
1972 San Francisco 49ers season
OwnerJosephine Morabito
Jane Morabito
Head coachDick Nolan
Home fieldCandlestick Park
Results
Record8-5-1
Division place1st NFC West
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (vs. Cowboys) 28-30

The 1972 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Football League and their 27th overall.. The 49ers appeared in the playoffs for the third consecutive year. After an early-season injury to Quarterback John Brodie, Steve Spurrier stepped in and turned things around with brilliant performances to get the 49ers back in the playoff picture by going 5-2-1 over eight games. In the last game of the season, Brodie returned in the 4th Quarter and threw two touchdown passes to lead the 49ers to a 20-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, as the 49ers won the third straight Division Title with an 8-5-1 record. In the Divisional Playoffs at Candlestick, the 49ers looked poised for a return to the NFC Championship, leading the Dallas Cowboys 28-13 entering the 4th Quarter. However, the Cowboys would score 17 points to break the hearts of San Francisco again. This would mark the last playoff appearance for the 49ers until 1981.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1972 San Francisco 49ers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Note
1 19 Terry Beasley WR Auburn

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 San Diego Chargers W 34-3
59,438
2 September 24, 1972 at Buffalo Bills L 27-20
45,845
3 October 1, 1972 at New Orleans Saints W 37-2
69,840
4 October 8, 1972 at Los Angeles Rams L 31-7
77,382
5 October 15, 1972 New York Giants L 23-17
58,606
6 October 22, 1972 New Orleans Saints T 20-20
59,167
7 October 29, 1972 at Atlanta Falcons W 49-14
58,850
8 November 5, 1972 at Green Bay Packers L 34-24
47,897
9 November 12, 1972 Baltimore Colts W 24-21
61,214
10 November 19, 1972 at Chicago Bears W 34-21
55,701
11 November 23, 1972 at Dallas Cowboys W 31-10
65,124
12 December 4, 1972 Los Angeles Rams L 26-16
61,214
13 December 10, 1972 Atlanta Falcons W 20-0
61,214
14 December 16, 1972 Minnesota Vikings W 20-17
61,214

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

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 23, 1972 Dallas Cowboys L 30-28
61,214

Awards and records

Milestones

References


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