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1972 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Western Division 7-7-0 .500
Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin
Offensive BacksBilly Ray Barnes
Defensive BacksFred Bruney
DefenseMarion Campbell
ReceiversHarry Gilmer
Defensive LineBob Griffin
Offensive LineDuane Putnam
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1972ASan Diego Chargers7-30LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium41404
Sat8/19/1972HPittsburgh Steelers17-31LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium53288
Fri8/25/1972AMiami Dolphins10-24LMiami, FLOrange Bowl75372
Sat9/2/1972HNew York Jets3-9LAtlanta, GAGrant Field37806
Sat9/9/1972ACincinnati Bengals44-14WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55804
Sun9/17/1972AChicago Bears37-21WChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun9/24/1972ANew England Patriots20-21LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60999
Sun10/1/1972HLos Angeles Rams31-3WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57122
Sun10/8/1972HDetroit Lions23-26LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun10/15/1972ANew Orleans Saints21-14WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium66294
Sun10/22/1972AGreen Bay Packers10-9WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47967
Sun10/29/1972HSan Francisco 49ers14-49LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun11/5/1972ALos Angeles Rams7-20LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum75018
Sun11/12/1972HNew Orleans Saints36-20WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Mon11/20/1972AWashington Redskins13-24LWashington, DCRFK Stadium53039
Sun11/26/1972HDenver Broncos23-20WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun12/3/1972HHouston Oilers20-10WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun12/10/1972ASan Francisco 49ers0-20LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61214
Sun12/17/1972HKansas City Chiefs14-17LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58860
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
54Grady AllenLB6'322626Texas A&M14
37Bill BellK6'119125Kansas140
28Willie BeltonRB5'1120724Maryland-Eastern Shore14
51Duane BensonLB6'221827Hamline14
17Bob BerryQB5'1118530Oregon14
50Greg BrezinaRLB6'122126Houston14
34Ray BrownLS6'220623West Texas A&M14
82Ken BurrowWR6'019124Utah State; San Diego State14
81Wes ChessonWR6'219523Duke13
88Glen CondrenLDT6'224830Oklahoma10
32Ray EasterlingS6'019323Richmond8
29Clarence EllisRS5'1119322Notre Dame13
68Ted FritschC6'223922St. Norbert14
31Willie GermanyS6'019323Morgan State12
65Len GotshalkOT6'425523Santa Rosa JC; Humboldt State14
43Dave HamptonRB6'021025Wyoming13
58Don HansenLLB6'322728Illinois14
56Dennis HavigROG6'225323Colorado14
27Tom HayesRCB6'119926Riverside CC; San Diego State1414
87Claude HumphreyLDE6'525828Tennessee State14
6John JamesP6'319923Florida140
46Ray JarvisWR6'019723Norfolk State4
59Noel JenkeCB6'122026Minnesota1
79George KunzROT6'525125Notre Dame1414
40Ronnie LambRB6'222729South Carolina7
69Mike LewisRDT6'426023Wiley; Arkansas-Pine Bluff14
25Art MaloneRB5'1121124Arizona State14
77Rosie ManningDT6'526022Northeastern State3
64Andy MaurerLOG6'325524Oregon14
83Larry MialikTE6'223022Wisconsin14
55Jim MillerOG6'324023Iowa2
86Jim MitchellTE6'123525Prairie View A&M14
60Tommy NobisMLB6'223529Texas14
35Tony PlummerLS5'1018925San Mateo JC; Pacific14
23Joe ProfitRB6'021023Louisiana-Monroe8
44Eddie RayRB6'123725Louisiana State7
36Ken ReavesLCB6'320628Norfolk State14
61Bill SandemanLOT6'625630Stockton JC; Pacific14
30Larry ShearsCB5'1018523Lincoln (Missouri)1
66John SmallLDT6'426326The Citadel9
80Todd SnyderWR6'218724Ohio University14
7Pat SullivanQB6'020122Auburn14
57Jeff Van NoteC6'224726Kentucky1414
79Chuck WalkerLDT6'224931Duke9
71John ZookRDE6'524025Kansas14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Clarence Ellis115DBNotre Dame
Pat Sullivan240QBAuburnfrom PHI/DET
Steve Okoniewski241TMontanafrom DET
Rosie Manning242DTNortheastern State
Les Goodman367RBYankton
Andy Howard494DTGrambling State
Billy Taylor5109RBMichiganfrom HOU/DEN/BUF
Ralph Cindrich5119LBPittsburgh
Mike Perfetti6140DBMinnesotafrom NE/NYG
Fred Riley6146WRIdaho
Lance Moon7171RBWisconsin
Henry Brandon8198RBSouthern University
Ray Easterling9223DBRichmond
Jack Phillips11275WRGrambling State
Larry Mialik12302TEWisconsin
Henry Sovio13327TEHawaii
Tom Chandler14354LBMinnesota
Oscar Jenkins15379DBVirginia Union
Larry Butler16406LBStanford
Bill Holland17431RBSouthern California
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals641006243
Opponents Totals67467982
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals231113101179420845.23560.073650
Opponents Totals34:1722112283168420541.02540.061555
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill Bell03131100.0163053.3079
Art Malone100000060
Dave Hampton70000042
Ken Burrow50000030
Jim Mitchell40000024
Bob Berry20000012
Wes Chesson1000006
Tommy Nobis1000006
John Zook1000006
Claude Humphrey0000012
Mike Lewis0000012
Team Totals313131100.0163053.32269
Opponents Totals32313296.9173154.80274
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bill Bell163053.33/55/67/101/90/0
Team Totals163053.33/55/67/101/90/0
Opponents Totals173154.84/43/38/112/100/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Hampton2309954.356t6
Art Malone1807984.4278
Joe Profit401323.3140
Bob Berry24863.6162
Eddie Ray8344.390
Willie Belton10202.080
Jim Mitchell2199.5180
Pat Sullivan284.0100
Ken Burrow331.080
Bill Bell1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals50020924.256t16
Opponents Totals50420634.14216
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Berry27715455.611121587.814.057t134.7124.339255190378.5
Pat Sullivan19315.813442.314.71800.0315.8228160.0
Team Totals29615753.012422027.414.057t134.4155.141283191970.8
Opponents Totals30113745.514619116.313.982t134.3186.024207170455.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Art Malone5058511.757t2
Ken Burrow2949217.0405
Jim Mitchell2847016.840t4
Dave Hampton2324410.6431
Wes Chesson1833818.8461
Joe Profit3227.3140
Todd Snyder11919.0190
Ray Jarvis11818.0180
Eddie Ray11414.0140
Ronnie Lamb11010.0100
Willie Belton1-1-1.0-10
Bob Berry1-9-9.0-90
Team Totals157220214.057t13
Opponents Totals137191113.982t13
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Hayes5102.080
Tommy Nobis37424.7371
Ken Reaves35919.7280
Clarence Ellis3134.3130
Ray Brown24623.0460
Mike Lewis133.030
Don Hansen100.000
Team Totals1820511.4461
Opponents Totals1520513.737t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John James61260942.85903239231037.9
Team Totals61260942.85903239231037.9
Opponents Totals56233941.85702194210537.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Belton1761106.5340
Ray Brown810718.9290
Clarence Ellis101313.0130
John Small1000.000
Team Totals27161947.2340
Opponents Totals30102398.0390
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Hampton2553521.4520
Willie Belton2144121.0410
Art Malone23718.5200
Willie Germany252.550
Tony Plummer12121.0210
Wes Chesson100.000
Team Totals52103920.0520
Opponents Totals48107622.498t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Willie Belton540400
Bob Berry7202-70
Greg Brezina0001100
Ray Brown101100
Ken Burrow120200
Ray Easterling0001100
Willie Germany210100
Dave Hampton930360
Don Hansen0002200
Dennis Havig0010100
Tom Hayes0002200
Claude Humphrey0002200
Mike Lewis0001100
Art Malone1020200
Larry Mialik0001100
Jim Mitchell0010100
Tommy Nobis111230
Joe Profit200000
Eddie Ray110100
Ken Reaves0010100
John Small0001100
Pat Sullivan210100
Jeff Van Note0010100
John Zook1022371
Team Totals4221211536391
Opponents Totals2315519241
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