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1972 Chicago Bears (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Central Division 4-9-1 .321
Head Coach: Abe Gibron
Passers/Pass ReceiversZeke Bratkowski
Defensive LineChuck Cherundolo
Offensive LineWhitey Dovell
Linebackers/Defensive BacksBill George
Offensive BacksPerry Moss
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1972HKansas City Chiefs10-24LSouth Bend, INNotre Dame Stadium32391
Thu8/10/1972AHouston Oilers20-17WHouston, TXAstrodome38343
Sun8/20/1972ANew England Patriots17-27LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium50892
Sun8/27/1972AGreen Bay Packers7-10LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47222
Sun9/3/1972HBuffalo Bills24-24TChicago, ILSoldier Field51324
Sat9/9/1972ASt. Louis Cardinals14-33LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48112
Sun9/17/1972HAtlanta Falcons21-37LChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun9/24/1972HLos Angeles Rams13-13TChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun10/1/1972HDetroit Lions24-38LChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun10/8/1972AGreen Bay Packers17-20LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56263
Sun10/15/1972ACleveland Browns17-0WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72339
Mon10/23/1972HMinnesota Vikings13-10WChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun10/29/1972ASt. Louis Cardinals27-10WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50464
Sun11/5/1972ADetroit Lions0-14LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sun11/12/1972HGreen Bay Packers17-23LChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun11/19/1972HSan Francisco 49ers21-34LChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun11/26/1972HCincinnati Bengals3-13LChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun12/3/1972AMinnesota Vikings10-23LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun12/10/1972APhiladelphia Eagles21-12WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65720
Sun12/17/1972AOakland Raiders21-28LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54711
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
79Lionel AntoineOT6'625522Southern Illinois5
74Bob AsherROT6'525024Vanderbilt14
31Ross BrupbacherRLB6'321524Texas A&M14
55Doug BuffoneLLB6'323028Louisville14
51Dick ButkusMLB6'324430Illinois14
73Rich BuzinOT6'425126Penn State2
72Jim CadileOG6'323932San Jose CC; San Jose State6
25Craig ClemonsDB5'1119523Iowa14
52Rich CoadyC6'324528Memphis14
87Steve DeLongRDE6'325129Tennessee14
10Bobby DouglassQB6'322325Kansas14
43George FarmerWR6'421424UCLA14
32Charlie FordLCB6'318524Houston14
88Bobby Joe GreenP5'1117536Florida140
30Jimmy GunnLB6'122024Southern California14
35Jim HarrisonRB6'423624Missouri14
61Glen HollowayLOG6'225324North Texas14
85Willie HolmanLDE6'425027South Carolina State4
64Larry HortonDE6'424823Centerville JC; Iowa10
7John HuarteQB6'018829Notre Dame2
65Randy JacksonLOT6'524628Florida14
64Ernie JanetOG6'424723Washington3
29Bob JeterCB6'120335Iowa10
33Gary KosinsRB6'121523Dayton14
36Roger LawsonRB6'221523Western Michigan12
67Bill LineRDT6'726024Air Force; Southern Methodist13
44Garry LyleS6'219727George Washington3
46Matt MaslowskiFL6'321023San Diego10
71Tony McGeeLDE-RDT6'324923Wyoming; Bishop1414
54Bill McKinneyLB6'122627West Texas A&M8
18Jerry MooreRS6'320823Arkansas13
78Bob NewtonROG6'526023Cerritos JC; Nebraska14
68Jim OsborneLDT6'325923Southern University1413
86Bob ParsonsTE6'523222Penn State130
83Mac PercivalK6'421932Texas Tech140
58Bob PifferiniLB6'222622UCLA14
22Cyril PinderRB6'222026Illinois13
70Andy RiceLDT-RDT6'326832Texas Southern13
53Larry RowdenLB6'222023Houston2
84Jim SeymourWR6'421026Notre Dame14
24Don ShyRB6'120827Mount San Antonio JC; San Diego State13
48Ron SmithLS-RCB6'119129Wisconsin14
76Bill StaleyDT6'324926Utah State4
20Joe TaylorRCB-RS6'218933North Carolina A&T State14
82Earl ThomasTE6'221524Houston14
21Cecil TurnerWR5'1017028Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)14
89Bob WallaceTE6'321127Texas-El Paso14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Lionel Antoine13TSouthern Illinoisfrom NYG
Craig Clemons112DBIowa
Johnny Musso362RBAlabama
Bob Parsons5117TEPenn State
Bob Pifferini6133LBUCLAfrom CIN
Jim Fassel7167QBLong Beach State
Jim Osborne7182DTSouthern Universityfrom DAL
Ralph Wirtz8192WRNorth Dakota State
Larry Horton9219DEIowa
Jack Turnbull10247COregon State
Ed Wimberly11272DBJackson State
Doug Neill12297RBTexas A&M
Jay Rood13322TSouth Dakota-Springfield
Bob Brown14347WRRice
Roger Lawson15377RBWestern Michigan
Bill McKinney16402LBWest Texas A&M
LaVerne Dickinson17427DBSouthern University
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals35435493
Opponents Totals761005346
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals19012454126218134.374574
Opponents Totals22496108207619239.669644
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mac Percival02626100.0122450.0062
Bobby Douglass80000048
Earl Thomas40000024
Jim Harrison30000018
Cyril Pinder30000018
George Farmer20000012
Ross Brupbacher1000006
Gary Kosins1000006
Roger Lawson1000006
Bob Parsons1000006
Jim Seymour1000006
Don Shy1000006
Ron Smith1000006
Dick Butkus011100.00001
Team Totals272727100.0122450.00225
Opponents Totals31303196.8192770.41275
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Mac Percival122450.06/63/42/41/90/1
Team Totals122450.06/63/42/41/90/1
Opponents Totals192770.44/47/86/81/31/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bobby Douglass1419686.957t8
Jim Harrison1676223.7192
Don Shy913423.8221
Cyril Pinder873003.4193
Roger Lawson331063.2141
Dick Butkus12828.0280
Earl Thomas5132.680
Gary Kosins351.730
Bob Parsons100.000
Cecil Turner300.0110
John Huarte1-2-2.0-20
Jim Seymour1-9-9.0-90
George Farmer2-13-6.5-20
Team Totals53623604.457t15
Opponents Totals47617513.745t11
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bobby Douglass1987537.911112466.316.685t94.5126.132175107149.8
John Huarte5240.03142.87.0800.000.0001447.9
Bobby Joe Green2150.002311.523.02300.0150.0002352.1
Team Totals2057838.011412836.316.485t94.4136.332175110848.1
Opponents Totals34218052.614123456.913.064t164.7216.123173217264.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Earl Thomas2036518.3443
George Farmer1438027.185t2
Jim Seymour1016516.535t1
Don Shy1010910.9280
Roger Lawson812015.0400
Jim Harrison8303.8201
Cecil Turner37123.7360
Gary Kosins2157.581
Cyril Pinder11313.0130
Bob Wallace199.090
Bob Parsons166.06t1
Team Totals78128316.485t9
Opponents Totals180234513.064t16
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie Ford710414.9430
Joe Taylor400.000
Garry Lyle25226.0350
Dick Butkus2199.5140
Bob Jeter200.000
Ross Brupbacher11111.0110
Jerry Moore155.050
Ron Smith122.020
Doug Buffone100.000
Team Totals211939.2430
Opponents Totals131048.0251
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Joe Green67275841.2580126
Team Totals67275841.2580126
Opponents Totals62266843.0641178
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Smith2631636.3290
Craig Clemons23157.5100
Team Totals2861786.4290
Opponents Totals24261265.3320
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Smith3092430.894t1
Cecil Turner1640925.6570
Craig Clemons25326.5270
Glen Holloway12828.0280
Dick Butkus11515.0150
Cyril Pinder11414.0140
Larry Horton133.030
Earl Thomas08282tL1
Team Totals52152829.494t2
Opponents Totals42102524.4890
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ross Brupbacher0001100
Dick Butkus00044110
Craig Clemons100000
Rich Coady2202-210
Bobby Douglass950500
Charlie Ford0001100
Bobby Joe Green1202-130
Jim Harrison720200
Glen Holloway0010100
John Huarte110100
Randy Jackson0010150
Gary Kosins101100
Roger Lawson200000
Bill Line0001100
Jerry Moore0002210
Jim Osborne0002200
Bob Parsons1000-90
Bob Pifferini0010100
Cyril Pinder401100
Andy Rice0001100
Larry Rowden0010100
Don Shy500000
Ron Smith300000
Earl Thomas100000
Cecil Turner200000
Team Totals4024161430-260
Opponents Totals37142022423
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