1972 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-5-1
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Joe Schmidt (8-5-1)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1972 Detroit Lions Statistics
1972 Detroit Lions Roster

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 8 wins and 5 losses and 1 ties, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. Joe Schmidt coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 339
Regular Season Points Against: 290

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 17, 1972 New York Giants 16 at Detroit Lions 30 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 24, 1972 Minnesota Vikings 34 at Detroit Lions 10 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
October 1, 1972 Detroit Lions 38 at Chicago Bears 24 W 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
October 8, 1972 Detroit Lions 26 at Atlanta Falcons 23 W 1-1-0 2-0-0 3-1-0
October 16, 1972 Green Bay Packers 24 at Detroit Lions 23 L 1-2-0 2-0-0 3-2-0
October 22, 1972 San Diego Chargers 20 at Detroit Lions 34 W 2-2-0 2-0-0 4-2-0
October 30, 1972 Detroit Lions 24 at Dallas Cowboys 28 L 2-2-0 2-1-0 4-3-0
November 5, 1972 Chicago Bears 0 at Detroit Lions 14 W 3-2-0 2-1-0 5-3-0
November 12, 1972 Detroit Lions 14 at Minnesota Vikings 16 L 3-2-0 2-2-0 5-4-0
November 19, 1972 New Orleans Saints 14 at Detroit Lions 27 W 4-2-0 2-2-0 6-4-0
November 23, 1972 New York Jets 20 at Detroit Lions 37 W 5-2-0 2-2-0 7-4-0
December 3, 1972 Detroit Lions 7 at Green Bay Packers 33 L 5-2-0 2-3-0 7-5-0
December 10, 1972 Detroit Lions 21 at Buffalo Bills 21 T 5-2-0 2-3-1 7-5-1
December 17, 1972 Detroit Lions 34 at Los Angeles Rams 17 W 5-2-0 3-3-1 8-5-1