1972 Detroit Lions

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1972 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1972 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 8-5-1 record. They went 5-2 at home and 3-3-1 on the road.

What division did the 1972 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1972 Detroit Lions played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1972 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1972 Detroit Lions went 2-4 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1972 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Chicago Bears 2-0 100% +28
Minnesota Vikings 0-2 0% -26
Green Bay Packers 0-2 0% -27

What was the 1972 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1972 Detroit Lions had their best month in November, when they went 3-1 and had a 75% win percentage. Their worst month was September, when they went 1-1 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-1 50% -10
October 3-2 60% +26
November 3-1 75% +42
December 1-1-1 50% -9

Did the 1972 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1972.

What was the point differential for the 1972 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of +49. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 8.3 wins, or a 8-6 record in the regular season.

How did the 1972 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1972 Detroit Lions went 1-3-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 1-2-1.

How did the 1972 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

The 1972 Detroit Lions did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1972 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1972 Detroit Lions was a 2 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1972 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1972 regular season was 1 game, which occured 5 separate times.

1972 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 17, 1972 vs New York Giants Win 30 - 16
2 Sun, Sep 24, 1972 vs Minnesota Vikings Loss 10 - 34
3 Sun, Oct 1, 1972 @ Chicago Bears Win 38 - 24
4 Sun, Oct 8, 1972 @ Atlanta Falcons Win 26 - 23
5 Mon, Oct 16, 1972 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 23 - 24
6 Sun, Oct 22, 1972 vs San Diego Chargers Win 34 - 20
7 Mon, Oct 30, 1972 @ Dallas Cowboys Loss 24 - 28
8 Sun, Nov 5, 1972 vs Chicago Bears Win 14 - 0
9 Sun, Nov 12, 1972 @ Minnesota Vikings Loss 14 - 16
10 Sun, Nov 19, 1972 vs New Orleans Saints Win 27 - 14
11 Thu, Nov 23, 1972 vs New York Jets Win 37 - 20
12 Sun, Dec 3, 1972 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 7 - 33
13 Sun, Dec 10, 1972 @ Buffalo Bills Tie 21 - 21
14 Sun, Dec 17, 1972 @ Los Angeles Rams Win 34 - 17

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