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1972 Oakland Raiders (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Western Division 10-3-1 .750
Head Coach: John Madden
Defensive LineTom Dahms
ReceiversTom Flores
LinebackersRay Malavasi
Offensive BacksPaul Roach
Offensive LineOllie Spencer
Defensive BacksBob Zeman
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1972HNew England Patriots31-24WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53661
Mon8/14/1972HBaltimore Colts16-0WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53627
Sat8/19/1972ALos Angeles Rams34-9WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum60762
Sat8/26/1972HBuffalo Bills31-13WBerkeley, CAMemorial Stadium60046
Sun9/3/1972ASan Francisco 49ers21-34LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61237
Sat9/9/1972ADallas Cowboys10-16LIrving, TXTexas Stadium62607
Sun9/17/1972APittsburgh Steelers28-34LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50141
Sun9/24/1972AGreen Bay Packers20-14WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56263
Sun10/1/1972HSan Diego Chargers17-17TOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53455
Mon10/9/1972AHouston Oilers34-0WHouston, TXAstrodome51378
Sun10/15/1972HBuffalo Bills28-16WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53501
Sun10/22/1972HDenver Broncos23-30LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53551
Sun10/29/1972HLos Angeles Rams45-17WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54660
Sun11/5/1972AKansas City Chiefs14-27LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium82094
Sun11/12/1972ACincinnati Bengals20-14WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium59485
Sun11/19/1972ADenver Broncos37-20WDenver, COMile High Stadium51656
Sun11/26/1972HKansas City Chiefs26-3WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54801
Sun12/3/1972ASan Diego Chargers21-19WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54611
Mon12/11/1972HNew York Jets24-16WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54843
Sun12/17/1972HChicago Bears28-21WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54711
Sat12/23/1972APittsburgh Steelers7-13LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium50350AFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
43George AtkinsonLS6'018125Morris Brown1414
40Pete BanaszakRB5'1120628Miami (Florida)140
25Fred BiletnikoffWR6'119029Florida State1414
16George BlandaK-QB6'121045Kentucky140
21Cliff BranchWR5'1117024Wharton County JC; Colorado141
76Bob BrownROT6'428431Nebraska1414
24Willie BrownRCB6'119432Grambling State1414
64George BuehlerROG6'226025Stanford1414
51Joe CarrollLB6'122022Pittsburgh130
87Raymond ChesterTE6'323024Morgan State1310
84Tony ClineLDE6'223724Miami (Florida)1414
55Dan ConnersMLB6'123131Miami (Florida)149
50Dave DalbyC6'325022UCLA140
28Clarence DavisRB5'1019123East Los Angeles JC; Southern California110
4Jerry DePoysterP-K6'120226Wyoming140
32Don HighsmithRB6'020524Michigan State81
44Marv HubbardRB6'122426Colgate1414
86Gerald IronsRLB6'223025Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
82Horace JonesRDE6'426023Louisville1414
74Tom KeatingRDT6'324630Michigan80
3Daryle LamonicaQB6'221531Notre Dame1413
42Tommy MaxwellRS6'219525Texas A&M70
54Terry MendenhallLLB6'121023El Camino JC; San Diego State30
88Bob MooreTE6'322523Stanford143
85Carleton OatsLDT6'225230Florida A&M140
34Gus OttoRLB6'222029Missouri115
00Jim OttoC6'224434Miami (Florida)1414
47Jeff QueenTE6'122126Morgan State140
65Paul SeilerLOT6'425827Notre Dame140
78Art ShellLOT6'526726Maryland-Eastern Shore1414
49Mike SianiWR6'219522Villanova1413
60Otis SistrunkLDT6'426525none1414
45Greg SloughLB6'323024San Diego CC; Southern California90
23Charlie SmithRB6'120526Bakersfield CC; Utah1413
12Ken StablerQB6'321027Alabama141
31Jack TatumRS5'1020324Ohio State1414
26Skip ThomasS6'120522Arizona Western JC; Southern California140
80Art ThomsRDT6'525026Syracuse1414
63Gene UpshawLOG6'525527Texas A&M-Kingsville1414
75John VellaOG6'426022Southern California140
41Phil VillapianoLLB6'222523Bowling Green State1414
20Jimmy WarrenCB5'1017833Illinois70
48Nemiah WilsonLCB6'018629Grambling State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mike Siani121WRVillanova
Kelvin Korver233TNorthwestern (Iowa)from NO
John Vella243TSouthern Californiafrom LARM
Mel Lunsford372DTCentral State (Ohio)
Cliff Branch498WRColorado
Dave Dalby4100CUCLAfrom BAL
Dan Medlin6131DTNorth Carolina Statefrom BUF
Ray Jamieson7173RBMemphisfrom LARM
Skip Thomas7176DBSouthern California
Dennis Pete7178DBSan Francisco Statefrom BAL
Jackie Brown8202RBStanford
Dave Bigler9228RBMorningside
Phil Price10254DBIdaho State
Joe Carroll11277LBPittsburghfrom LARM
Kent Gaydos12306TEFlorida State
Ted Covington13333WRNorthridge State
Dennis Cambal14358RBWilliam & Mary
Charles Hester15364RBCentral State (Ohio)from BUF
Dave Snesrud15384LBHamline
Willie Wright16410TENorth Carolina A&T State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals896761148
Opponents Totals55933367
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals297145122308018543.284757
Opponents Totals22797104267118937.683801
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
George Blanda04444100.0172665.4095
Charlie Smith100000060
Raymond Chester80000048
Fred Biletnikoff70000042
Clarence Davis60000036
Mike Siani50000030
Marv Hubbard40000024
Pete Banaszak1000006
Don Highsmith1000006
Bob Moore1000006
Jack Tatum1000006
Phil Villapiano1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals45444597.8172665.40365
Opponents Totals27262796.3203754.10248
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
George Blanda172665.41/15/65/76/120/0
Team Totals172665.41/15/65/76/120/0
Opponents Totals203754.14/4/4/8/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Marv Hubbard21911005.0394
Charlie Smith1706864.0288
Clarence Davis713635.145t6
Pete Banaszak301384.6151
Daryle Lamonica10333.3140
Ken Stabler6274.5150
Don Highsmith9111.2121
Jeff Queen4102.5100
Cliff Branch155.050
Raymond Chester133.030
Team Totals52123764.645t20
Opponents Totals46917643.8439
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Daryle Lamonica28114953.012019987.113.470t186.4124.314136186279.5
Ken Stabler744459.5275247.111.92245.434.187544982.3
George Blanda15533.310775.115.426t16.700.02195873.5
Team Totals37019853.515725997.013.170t236.2154.124230236979.8
Opponents Totals34816647.715723636.814.257144.0257.227211215253.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Fred Biletnikoff5880213.839t7
Raymond Chester3457616.968t8
Mike Siani2849617.770t5
Charlie Smith2835312.6432
Marv Hubbard221034.7210
Pete Banaszak9637.0160
Clarence Davis88210.3260
Bob Moore6498.2171
Cliff Branch34113.7190
Don Highsmith23417.0220
Team Totals198259913.170t23
Opponents Totals166236314.25714
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Tatum49122.8560
Nemiah Wilson44812.0320
George Atkinson4379.3230
Willie Brown4266.5130
Phil Villapiano39732.382t1
Gerald Irons2189.0110
Tony Cline11111.0110
Dan Conners100.000
Otis Sistrunk100.000
Art Thoms100.000
Team Totals2532813.182t1
Opponents Totals1517811.9310
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jerry DePoyster55203136.9573215
Team Totals55203136.9573215
Opponents Totals56238142.572066
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cliff Branch125211.8140
George Atkinson101333.380
Tommy Maxwell22126.090
Clarence Davis0200
Team Totals2410662.8140
Opponents Totals28112157.7410
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Clarence Davis1846425.8490
Cliff Branch919121.2310
Jimmy Warren45714.3270
George Atkinson37525.0340
Tommy Maxwell12626.0260
Paul Seiler100.000
Greg Slough100.000
Charlie Smith100.000
Team Totals3881321.4490
Opponents Totals59139323.6941
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
George Atkinson200000
Pete Banaszak100000
George Blanda100000
Cliff Branch200000
Willie Brown0011200
George Buehler0020200
Joe Carroll0001100
Tony Cline0001100
Dan Conners0012350
Clarence Davis4202-40
Don Highsmith200000
Marv Hubbard500000
Horace Jones0001100
Daryle Lamonica5202-250
Jeff Queen100000
Mike Siani100000
Otis Sistrunk0001100
Charlie Smith210100
Ken Stabler220200
Jack Tatum10221041
Skip Thomas0001100
Art Thoms00101-50
Phil Villapiano0002200
Jimmy Warren200000
Team Totals3119121224751
Opponents Totals2212917261
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