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1972 Chicago Bears season

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1972 Chicago Bears season

1972 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Abe Gibron
Home field Soldier Field
Record 4–9–1
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season Next season
< 1971 1973 >

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.


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


NFC Central
Green Bay Packers 10 4 0 .714 304 226 W-3
Detroit Lions 8 5 1 .607 339 290 W-1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 301 252 L-2
Chicago Bears 4 9 1 .321 225 275 L-1

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