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1972 Chicago Bears season

The 1972 Chicago Bears season was their 53rd regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–9–1 record, another below .500 showing, in head coach Abe Gibron's first season. But they had good success on the QB Rushing. QB Bobby Douglass ran on 143 carries for 972 yards and 8 Touchdowns. This would be later broken by Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick who became the first and only Quarterback to run over 1,000 yards in the NFL. Only three other QBs ran for over 1,000 yards in one season, but they were all in the CFL.

1972 Chicago Bears season
Head coachAbe Gibron
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record4–9–1
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

RosterEdit

1972 Chicago Bears final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 Atlanta Falcons L 37–21
55,701
2 September 24, 1972 Los Angeles Rams T 13–13
55,701
3 October 1, 1972 Detroit Lions L 38–24
55,701
4 October 8, 1972 at Green Bay Packers L 20–17
56,263
5 October 15, 1972 at Cleveland Browns W 17–0
72,339
6 October 23, 1972 Minnesota Vikings W 13–10
55,701
7 October 29, 1972 at St. Louis Cardinals W 27–10
50,464
8 November 5, 1972 at Detroit Lions L 14–0
54,418
9 November 12, 1972 Green Bay Packers L 23–17
55,701
10 November 19, 1972 San Francisco 49ers L 34–21
55,701
11 November 26, 1972 Cincinnati Bengals L 13–3
55,701
12 December 3, 1972 at Minnesota Vikings L 23–10
49,784
13 December 10, 1972 at Philadelphia Eagles W 21–12
65,720
14 December 17, 1972 at Oakland Raiders L 28–21
54,711

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 4 0 .714 5–1 8–3 304 226 W3
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .607 2–4 6–5 339 290 W1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 4–2 6–5 301 252 L2
Chicago Bears 4 9 1 .321 1–5 3–7–1 225 275 L1

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