1972 New England Patriots Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 3-11
Finishing 5th in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Phil Bengtson (1-4)
Coach: John Mazur (2-7)
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
1972 New England Patriots Roster
1972 New England Patriots Results

The New England Patriots of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 3 wins and 11 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

New England stumbled, scoring only 192 points, while the leaky defensive unit yielded 446, most in the circuit. Jim Plunkett threw for 2,196 yards. Reggie Rucker paced all receivers, catching 44 passes for 681 yards. Bob Windsor was targeted regularly, too.

Josh Ashton rushed for a team-best 546 yards for the Patriots, and Carl Garrett also contributed to the rushing attack.

Honor Jackson intercepted 4 errant tosses from the opposition.

Phil Bengtson and John Mazur coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Jim Plunkett35516947.621966.282.3257.0623938545.7
Brian Dowling542953.73837.123.711.94246381.0
Pat Studstill100.
Carl Garrett100.000.000.01100.00140.0
Bob Gladieux100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals41219848.125796.3102.4286.862 44452


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Josh Ashton1285464.335 3
Carl Garrett1314883.741 5
Jim Plunkett362306.421 1
John Tarver421323.121 1
Bob Gladieux24562.311 0
Brian Dowling7355.011 3
Jack Maitland13332.50
Pat Studstill11111.011 0
Reggie Rucker351.70
Bob Windsor1-4-4.0-4 0
Totals38615324.041 13


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Reggie Rucker4468115.562 3
Bob Windsor3338311.624 1
Carl Garrett3041013.743 0
Randy Vataha2536914.844 2
Josh Ashton222079.424 1
Bob Gladieux1919210.131 0
John Tarver1111210.222 1
Tom Reynolds815219.036 2
Jack Maitland4338.20
Tom Beer24020.021 0
Totals198257913.062 10


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Charlie Gogolak99100.08675.027
Mike Walker1515100.08225.021


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Pat Studstill75285938.157

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Carl Garrett6366.027 0
Rickie Harris451.20
Larry Carwell520.40
Bob Gladieux2-6-3.00
Totals17372.227 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Carl Garrett1641025.649 0
Josh Ashton1530920.631 0
Reggie Rucker822728.443 0
George Hoey921023.330 0
Henry Matthews37424.729 0
Jack Maitland34816.019 0
Tom Beer11515.015 0
Totals55129323.549 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Honor Jackson413333.255 0
Rickie Harris34515.032 0
George Hoey12525.025 0
Dick Blanchard12020.020 0
Larry Carwell100.00
Totals1022322.355 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Carl Garrett500000030
Charlie Gogolak69027
Josh Ashton31000024
Mike Walker215021
Reggie Rucker03000018
Brian Dowling300018
John Tarver1100012
Randy Vataha200012
Tom Reynolds200012
Larry Carwell0010006
Jim Plunkett10006
Bob Windsor010006


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