SUNDAY OCTOBER 29
Miami 23, BALTIMORE 0                   Chicago 27, ST. LOUIS 10
Minnesota 27, GREEN BAY 13              NY JETS 34, New England 10
San Francisco 49, ATLANTA 14            Washington 23, NY GIANTS 16
Kansas City 26, SAN DIEGO 14            Cleveland 27, DENVER 20
Pittsburgh 38, BUFFALO 21               CINCINNATI 30, Houston 7
OAKLAND 45, Los Angeles 17              NEW ORLEANS 21, Philadelphia 3
MONDAY OCTOBER 30
DALLAS 28, Detroit 24
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              7  0 0 1.000 168  87 Washington         6  1 0  .857 165  94
NY Jets            5  2 0  .714 221 154 Dallas             5  2 0  .714 150  97
New England        2  5 0  .286  92 220 NY Giants          4  3 0  .571 168 147
Buffalo            2  5 0  .286 149 182 St. Louis          2  5 0  .286  92 156
Baltimore          1  6 0  .143  94 145 Philadelphia       1  6 0  .143  62 171
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION 
Pittsburgh         5  2 0  .714 177 110 GREEN BAY          4  3 0  .571 122 120
Cincinnati         5  2 0  .714 138  92 Detroit            4  3 0  .571 185 169
Cleveland          4  3 0  .571 121 134 Chicago            3  3 1  .500 132 128
Houston            1  6 0  .143  87 195 Minnesota          3  4 0  .429 146 115
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                     NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            4  2 1  .643 195 128 Los Angeles        4  2 1  .643 147 125
Kansas City        4  3 0  .571 168 126 Atlanta            4  3 0  .571 156 143
San Diego          2  4 1  .357 124 169 San Francisco      3  3 1  .500 184 120
Denver             2  5 0  .286 148 193 New Orleans        1  5 1  .214 109 180
1972 PLAYOFFS - AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Divisional - December 23 - PITTSBURGH (11-3) 13, Oakland (10-3-1) 7
Divisional - December 24 - MIAMI (14-0) 20, Cleveland (10-4) 14
Conference - December 31 - Miami (15-0) 21, PITTSBURGH (12-3) 17
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
Divisional - December 23 - Dallas (10-4) 30, SAN FRANCISCO (8-5-1) 28
Divisional - December 24 - WASHINGTON (11-3) 16, G. Bay (10-4) 3
Conference - December 31 - WASHINGTON (12-3) 26, Dallas (11-4) 3
NOTE : Tie games, previously ignored in computing of winning percentage, were made equal to a half-game win and a half-game loss
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17
Green Bay 26, CLEVELAND 10
Atlanta 37, CHICAGO 21 (55,701) - Bill Bell’s first of three FGs broke a 7-7 tie, then Atlanta erupted for 21 points in the second period for a 31-7 halftime lead. Bob Berry threw a pair of TDs, including a 57-yarder to Art Malone
Cincinnati 31, NEW ENGLAND 7 (60,999) - Highlighted by 246 yards of rushing and TDs by Essex Johnson and Jesse Phillips, the Bengals won their fourth opening game in their five-year history
DENVER 30, Houston 17 (51,656) - The Broncos withstood a late Houston bid, while their defense sacked Oiler QBs seven times. Billy Van Heusen wound up the game with a 66-yard run from punt formation for a TD
Miami 20, KANSAS CITY 10 (79,289) - Larry Csonka’s 118 yards helped pace the Dolphins victory, which marked the first regular season game played at Arrowhead Stadium
LOS ANGELES 34, New Orleans 14 (66,303) - With RBs Willie Ellison and Les Josephson injured, second-year man Bob Thomas rushed for 144 yards on 18 carries, and two TDs, to lead the Rams
DETROIT 30, NY Giants 16 (54,418) - Three TD passes by Greg Landry, a trio of FGs by Errol Mann and Steve Owens’ 113 rushing yards highlighted the Detroit offense that broke away from a 13-10 halftime lead
NY Jets 41, BUFFALO 24 (46,206) - Emerson Boozer equaled the Jets record of three TDs in a game, two on runs. His teammate John Riggins surpassed 100 yards for first time in his career,with 125 yards on 26 carries
SAN FRANCISCO 34, San Diego 3 (59,438) - San Francisco QB John Brodie and WR Gene Washington combined for three TD passes in the first half, as the 49ers scored in every period
PITTSBURGH 34, Oakland 28 (51,141) - The Steelers enjoyed a 10-point third quarter and withstood a late charge by Daryle Lamonica, the third quarterback used in the game by the Raiders, and won their home opener
DALLAS 28, Philadelphia 6 (55,850) - Philadelphia took a 6-0 lead on two FGs by Tom Dempsey before Craig Morton hit Ron Sellers for a 37-yard TD, then the Cowboys pulled away with 21 points in the second half
St. Louis 10, BALTIMORE 3 (53,625) - The Colts' Jim O’Brien was able to make one of five FG attempts. Tim Van Galder, starting at QB in his first NFL game, set up St. Louis’ winning TD with a 71-yard pass to TE Jackie Smith
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18
Washington 24, MINNESOTA 21 (47,900) - Bill Malinchak blocked a Minnesota punt at the end of the Vikings first offensive series, picked up the ball and ran 16 yards for a TD, while Skins RB Larry Brown ran for 105 yards
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              1  0 0 1.000  20  10 Dallas             1  0 0 1.000  28   6
NY Jets            1  0 0 1.000  41  24 St. Louis          1  0 0 1.000  10   3
Baltimore          0  1 0  .000   3  10 Washington         1  0 0 1.000  24  21
New England        0  1 0  .000   7  31 NY Giants          0  1 0  .000  16  30
Buffalo            0  1 0  .000  24  41 Philadelphia       0  1 0  .000   6  28
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Pittsburgh         1  0 0 1.000  34  28 GREEN BAY          1  0 0 1.000  26  10
Cincinnati         1  0 0 1.000  31   7 Detroit            1  0 0 1.000  30  16
Cleveland          0  1 0  .000  10  26 Minnesota          0  1 0  .000  21  24
Houston            0  1 0  .000  17  30 Chicago            0  1 0  .000  21  37
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Denver             1  0 0 1.000  30  17 Atlanta            1  0 0 1.000  37  21
Oakland            0  1 0  .000  28  34 Los Angeles        1  0 0 1.000  34  14
Kansas City        0  1 0  .000  10  20 San Francisco      1  0 0 1.000  34   3
San Diego          0  1 0  .000   3  34 New Orleans        0  1 0  .000  14  34
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24
NEW ENGLAND 21, Atlanta 20              Miami 34, HOUSTON 13
Cleveland 27, PHILADELPHIA 17           Dallas 23, NY GIANTS 14
SAN DIEGO 37, Denver 14                 Minnesota 34, DETROIT 10
CINCINNATI 15, Pittsburgh 10            Oakland 20, GREEN BAY 14
WASHINGTON 24, St. Louis 10             CHICAGO 13, Los Angeles 13 (T)
NY Jets 44, BALTIMORE 34                BUFFALO 27, San Francisco 20
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25
Kansas City 20, NEW ORLEANS 17
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              2  0 0 1.000  54  23 Dallas             2  0 0 1.000  51  20
NY Jets            2  0 0 1.000  85  58 Washington         2  0 0 1.000  48  31
Buffalo            1  1 0  .500  51  61 St. Louis          1  1 0  .500  20  27
New England        1  1 0  .500  28  51 NY Giants          0  2 0  .000  30  53
Baltimore          0  2 0  .000  37  54 Philadelphia       0  2 0  .000  23  55
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cincinnati         2  0 0 1.000  46  17 GREEN BAY          1  1 0  .500  40  30
Pittsburgh         1  1 0  .500  44  43 Detroit            1  1 0  .500  40  50
Cleveland          1  1 0  .500  37  43 Minnesota          1  1 0  .500  55  34
Houston            0  2 0  .000  30  64 Chicago            0  1 1  .250  34  50
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Denver             1  1 0  .500  44  54 Los Angeles        1  0 1  .750  47  27
Oakland            1  1 0  .500  48  48 San Francisco      1  1 0  .500  54  30
Kansas City        1  1 0  .500  30  37 Atlanta            1  1 0  .500  57  42
San Diego          1  1 0  .500  40  48 New Orleans        0  2 0  .000  31  54
SUNDAY OCTOBER 1
Green Bay 16, Dallas 13 at Milwaukee    CLEVELAND 27, Cincinnati 6
Baltimore 17, BUFFALO 0                 Kansas City 45, DENVER 24
Miami 16, MINNESOTA 14                  Detroit 38, CHICAGO 24
OAKLAND 17, San Diego 17 (T)            HOUSTON 26, NY Jets 20
San Francisco 37, NEW ORLEANS 2         Pittsburgh 25, ST. LOUIS 19
NEW ENGLAND 24, Washington 23           ATLANTA 31, Los Angeles 3
MONDAY OCTOBER 2
NY Giants 27, PHILADELPHIA 12
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              3  0 0 1.000  70  37 Dallas             2  1 0  .667  64  36
NY Jets            2  1 0  .667 105  84 Washington         2  1 0  .667  71  55
New England        2  1 0  .667  52  74 St. Louis          1  2 0  .333  39  52
Buffalo            1  2 0  .333  51  78 NY Giants          1  2 0  .333  57  65
Baltimore          1  2 0  .333  54  54 Philadelphia       0  3 0  .000  35  82
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cincinnati         2  1 0  .667  52  44 GREEN BAY          2  1 0  .667  56  43
Pittsburgh         2  1 0  .667  69  62 Detroit            2  1 0  .667  78  74
Cleveland          2  1 0  .667  64  49 Minnesota          1  2 0  .333  69  50
Houston            1  2 0  .333  56  84 Chicago            0  2 1  .000  58  88
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        2  1 0  .667  75  61 Atlanta            2  1 0  .667  88  45
Oakland            1  1 1  .500  65  65 San Francisco      2  1 0  .667  91  32
San Diego          1  1 1  .500  57  65 Los Angeles        1  1 1  .500  50  58
Denver             1  2 0  .333  68  99 New Orleans        0  3 0  .000  33  91
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8
CINCINNATI 21, Denver 10                GREEN BAY 20, Chicago 17
Miami 27, NY JETS 17                    Kansas City 31, CLEVELAND 7
WASHINGTON 14, Philadelphia 0           NY GIANTS 45, New Orleans 21
Detroit 26, ATLANTA 23                  BUFFALO 38, New England 14
LOS ANGELES 31, San Francisco 7         DALLAS 17, Pittsburgh 13
St. Louis 19, MINNESOTA 17              San Diego 23, BALTIMORE 20
MONDAY OCTOBER 9
Oakland 34, HOUSTON 0
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              4  0 0 1.000  97  54 Dallas             3  1 0  .750  81  49
NY Jets            2  2 0  .500 122 111 Washington         3  1 0  .750  85  55
New England        2  2 0  .500  66 112 St. Louis          2  2 0  .500  58  69
Buffalo            2  2 0  .500  89  92 NY Giants          2  2 0  .500 102  86
Baltimore          1  3 0  .250  74  77 Philadelphia       0  4 0  .000  35  96
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cincinnati         3  1 0  .750  73  54 GREEN BAY          3  1 0  .750  76  60
Pittsburgh         2  2 0  .500  82  79 Detroit            3  1 0  .750 104  97
Cleveland          2  2 0  .500  71  80 Minnesota          1  3 0  .250  86  69
Houston            1  3 0  .250  56 118 Chicago            0  3 1  .125  75 108
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        3  1 0  .750 106  68 Los Angeles        2  1 1  .625  81  65
Oakland            2  1 1  .625  99  65 San Francisco      2  2 0  .500  98  63
San Diego          2  1 1  .625  80  85 Atlanta            2  2 0  .500 111  71
Denver             1  3 0  .250  78 120 New Orleans        0  4 0  .000  54 136
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15
OAKLAND 28, Buffalo 16                  Atlanta 21, NEW ORLEANS 14
Cincinnati 23, KANSAS CITY 16           PITTSBURGH 24, Houston 7
Minnesota 23, DENVER 20                 Chicago 17, CLEVELAND 0
NY Jets 41, NEW ENGLAND 13              Dallas 21, BALTIMORE 0
MIAMI 24, San Diego 10                  NY Giants 23, SAN FRAN 17
Washington 33, ST. LOUIS 3              Los Angeles 34, PHILADELPHIA 3
MONDAY OCTOBER 16
Green Bay 24, DETROIT 23
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              5  0 0 1.000 121  64 Dallas             4  1 0  .800 102  49
NY Jets            3  2 0  .600 163 124 Washington         4  1 0  .800 118  58
New England        2  3 0  .400  79 153 NY Giants          3  2 0  .600 125 103
Buffalo            2  3 0  .400 105 120 St. Louis          2  3 0  .400  61 102
Baltimore          1  4 0  .200  74  98 Philadelphia       0  5 0  .000  38 130
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Cincinnati         4  1 0  .800  96  70 GREEN BAY          4  1 0  .800 100  83
Pittsburgh         3  2 0  .600 106  86 Detroit            3  2 0  .600 127 121
Cleveland          2  3 0  .400  71  97 Minnesota          2  3 0  .400 109  89
Houston            1  4 0  .200  63 142 Chicago            1  3 1  .300  92 108
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            3  1 1  .700 127  81 Los Angeles        3  1 1  .700 115  68
Kansas City        3  2 0  .600 122  91 Atlanta            3  2 0  .600 132  85
San Diego          2  2 1  .500  90 109 San Francisco      2  3 0  .400 115  86
Denver             1  4 0  .200  98 143 New Orleans        0  5 0  .000  68 157
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22
Atlanta 10, Green Bay 9 at Milwaukee    NY JETS 24, Baltimore 20
MIAMI 24, Buffalo 23                    WASHINGTON 24, Dallas 20
LOS ANGELES 15, Cincinnati 12           Cleveland 23, HOUSTON 17
PITTSBURGH 33, New England 3            DETROIT 34, San Diego 20
SAN FRAN 20, New Orleans 20 (T)         Denver 30, OAKLAND 23
NY GIANTS 27, St. Louis 21              Philadelphia 21, KANSAS CITY 20
MONDAY OCTOBER 23
CHICAGO 13, Minnesota 10
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              6  0 0 1.000 145  87 Washington         5  1 0  .833 142  78
NY Jets            4  2 0  .667 187 144 Dallas             4  2 0  .667 122  73
New England        2  4 0  .333  82 186 NY Giants          4  2 0  .667 152 124
Buffalo            2  4 0  .333 128 144 St. Louis          2  4 0  .333  82 129
Baltimore          1  5 0  .167  94 122 Philadelphia       1  5 0  .167  59 150
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Pittsburgh         4  2 0  .667 139  89 GREEN BAY          4  2 0  .667 109  93
Cincinnati         4  2 0  .667 108  85 Detroit            4  2 0  .667 161 141
Cleveland          3  3 0  .500  94 114 Chicago            2  3 1  .417 105 118
Houston            1  5 0  .167  80 165 Minnesota          2  4 0  .333 119 102
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            3  2 1  .583 150 111 Los Angeles        4  1 1  .750 130  80
Kansas City        3  3 0  .500 142 112 Atlanta            4  2 0  .667 142  94
San Diego          2  3 1  .417 110 143 San Francisco      2  3 1  .417 135 106
Denver             2  4 0  .333 128 166 New Orleans        0  5 1  .083  88 177
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5
Green Bay 34, San Fran 24 @ Milwaukee   DETROIT 14, Chicago 0
LOS ANGELES 20, Atlanta 7               CLEVELAND 20, Houston 0
Miami 30, BUFFALO 16                    PHILADELPHIA 6, St. Louis 6 (T)
Washington 35, NY JETS 17               NY GIANTS 29, Denver 17
PITTSBURGH 40, Cincinnati 17            KANSAS CITY 27, Oakland 14
Dallas 34, SAN DIEGO 28                 MINNESOTA 37, New Orleans 6
MONDAY NOVEMBER 6
Baltimore 24, NEW ENGLAND 17
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              8  0 0 1.000 198 103 Washington         7  1 0  .875 200 111
NY Jets            5  3 0  .625 238 189 Dallas             6  2 0  .750 184 125
New England        2  6 0  .250 109 244 NY Giants          5  3 0  .625 197 164
Buffalo            2  6 0  .250 165 212 St. Louis          2  5 1  .313  98 162
Baltimore          2  6 0  .250 118 162 Philadelphia       1  6 1  .188  68 177
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION 
Pittsburgh         6  2 0  .750 217 127 GREEN BAY          5  3 0  .625 156 144
Cincinnati         5  3 0  .625 155 132 Detroit            5  3 0  .625 199 169
Cleveland          5  3 0  .625 141 134 Minnesota          4  4 0  .500 183 121
Houston            1  7 0  .125  87 215 Chicago            3  4 1  .438 132 142
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Kansas City        5  3 0  .625 195 140 Los Angeles        5  2 1  .688 167 132
Oakland            4  3 1  .563 209 155 Atlanta            4  4 0  .500 163 163
San Diego          2  5 1  .313 152 203 San Francisco      3  4 1  .438 208 154
Denver             2  6 0  .250 165 222 New Orleans        1  6 1  .188 115 217
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12
SAN FRANCISCO 24, Baltimore 21          PITTSBURGH 16, Kansas City 7 
Green Bay 23, CHICAGO 17                MIAMI 52, New England 0
NY JETS 41, Buffalo 3                   Philadelphia 18, HOUSTON 17
Denver 16, LOS ANGELES 10               ATLANTA 36, New Orleans 20
MINNESOTA 16, Detroit 14                WASHINGTON 27, NY Giants 13
Oakland 20, CINCINNATI 14               DALLAS 33, St. Louis 24
MONDAY NOVEMBER 13
Cleveland 21, SAN DIEGO 17
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
Miami              9  0 0 1.000 250 103 Washington         8  1 0  .889 227 124
NY Jets            6  3 0  .667 279 192 Dallas             7  2 0  .778 217 149
New England        2  7 0  .222 109 296 NY Giants          5  4 0  .556 210 191
Buffalo            2  7 0  .222 168 253 St. Louis          2  6 1  .278 122 195
Baltimore          2  7 0  .222 139 186 Philadelphia       2  6 1  .278  86 194
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION 
Pittsburgh         7  2 0  .778 233 134 GREEN BAY          6  3 0  .667 179 161
Cleveland          6  3 0  .667 162 151 Detroit            5  4 0  .556 213 185
Cincinnati         5  4 0  .556 169 152 Minnesota          5  4 0  .556 199 135
Houston            1  8 0  .111 104 233 Chicago            3  5 1  .389 149 165
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            5  3 1  .611 229 169 Los Angeles        5  3 1  .611 177 148
Kansas City        5  4 0  .556 202 156 Atlanta            5  4 0  .556 199 183
Denver             3  6 0  .333 181 232 San Francisco      4  4 1  .500 232 175
San Diego          2  6 1  .278 169 224 New Orleans        1  7 1  .167 135 253
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19
Minnesota 45, LOS ANGELES 41            Dallas 28, PHILADELPHIA 7
San Diego 27, KANSAS CITY 17            DETROIT 27, New Orleans 14
Buffalo 27, NEW ENGLAND 24              Baltimore 20, CINCINNATI 19
MIAMI 28, NY Jets 24                    NY Giants 13, ST. LOUIS 7
CLEVELAND 26, Pittsburgh 24             Green Bay 23, HOUSTON 10
San Francisco 34, CHICAGO 21            Oakland 37, DENVER 20
MONDAY NOVEMBER 20
WASHINGTON 24, Atlanta 13
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
X-Miami           10  0 0 1.000 278 127 Washington         9  1 0  .900 251 137
NY Jets            6  4 0  .600 303 220 Dallas             8  2 0  .800 245 156
Baltimore          3  7 0  .300 159 205 NY Giants          6  4 0  .600 223 198
Buffalo            3  7 0  .300 195 277 St. Louis          2  7 1  .250 129 208
New England        2  8 0  .200 133 323 Philadelphia       2  7 1  .250  93 222
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Pittsburgh         7  3 0  .700 257 160 GREEN BAY          7  3 0  .700 202 171
Cleveland          7  3 0  .700 188 175 Detroit            6  4 0  .600 240 199
Cincinnati         5  5 0  .500 188 172 Minnesota          6  4 0  .600 244 176
Houston            1  9 0  .100 114 256 Chicago            3  6 1  .350 170 199
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            6  3 1  .650 266 189 San Francisco      5  4 1  .550 266 196
Kansas City        5  5 0  .500 219 183 Los Angeles        5  4 1  .550 218 193
San Diego          3  6 1  .350 196 241 Atlanta            5  5 0  .500 212 207
Denver             3  7 0  .300 201 269 New Orleans        1  8 1  .150 149 280
X-Clinched Division Title
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23
San Francisco 31, DALLAS 10            DETROIT 37, NY Jets 20
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26
CLEVELAND 27, Buffalo 10               ATLANTA 23, Denver 20
WASHINGTON 21, Green Bay 16            Cincinnati 13, CHICAGO 3
PITTSBURGH 23, Minnesota 10            SAN DIEGO 34, Houston 20
NEW ORLEANS 19, Los Angeles 16         OAKLAND 26, Kansas City 3
NY GIANTS 62, Philadelphia 10          BALTIMORE 31, New England 0
MONDAY NOVEMBER 27
MIAMI 31, St. Louis 10
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
X-Miami           11  0 0 1.000 309 137 Y-Washington      10  1 0  .909 272 153
NY Jets            6  5 0  .545 323 257 Dallas             8  3 0  .727 255 187
Baltimore          4  7 0  .364 190 205 NY Giants          7  4 0  .636 285 208
Buffalo            3  8 0  .273 205 304 St. Louis          2  8 1  .227 139 239
New England        2  9 0  .182 133 354 Philadelphia       2  8 1  .227 103 284
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Pittsburgh         8  3 0  .727 280 170 GREEN BAY          7  4 0  .636 218 192
Cleveland          8  3 0  .727 215 185 Detroit            7  4 0  .636 277 219
Cincinnati         6  5 0  .545 201 175 Minnesota          6  5 0  .545 254 199
Houston            1 10 0  .091 134 290 Chicago            3  7 1  .318 173 212
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
Oakland            7  3 1  .682 292 192 San Francisco      6  4 1  .591 297 206
Kansas City        5  6 0  .455 222 209 Atlanta            6  5 0  .545 235 227
San Diego          4  6 1  .409 230 261 Los Angeles        5  5 1  .500 234 212
Denver             3  8 0  .273 221 292 New Orleans        2  8 1  .227 168 296
X-Clinched Division Title               Y-Clinched Playoff Berth
SUNDAY DECEMBER 3
BALTIMORE 35, Buffalo 7                 GREEN BAY 33, Detroit 7
Dallas 27, ST. LOUIS 6                  MINNESOTA 23, Chicago 10
KANSAS CITY 24, Denver 21               PITTSBURGH 30, Cleveland 0
Miami 37, NEW ENGLAND 21                ATLANTA 20, Houston 10
CINCINNATI 13, NY Giants 10             NY JETS 18, New Orleans 17
Washington 23, PHILADELPHIA 7           Oakland 21, SAN DIEGO 19
MONDAY DECEMBER 4
Los Angeles 26, SAN FRANCISCO 16
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
X-Miami           12  0 0 1.000 346 158 Y-Washington      11  1 0  .917 295 160
NY Jets            7  5 0  .583 341 274 Dallas             9  3 0  .750 282 193
Baltimore          5  7 0  .417 225 212 NY Giants          7  5 0  .583 295 221
Buffalo            3  9 0  .250 212 339 St. Louis          2  9 1  .208 145 266
New England        2 10 0  .167 154 391 Philadelphia       2  9 1  .208 110 307
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Pittsburgh         9  3 0  .750 310 170 GREEN BAY          8  4 0  .667 251 199
Cleveland          8  4 0  .667 215 215 Detroit            7  5 0  .583 284 252
Cincinnati         7  5 0  .583 214 185 Minnesota          7  5 0  .583 277 209
Houston            1 11 0  .083 144 310 Chicago            3  8 1  .292 183 235
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
X-Oakland          8  3 1  .708 313 211 Atlanta            7  5 0  .583 255 237
Kansas City        6  6 0  .500 246 230 San Francisco      6  5 1  .542 313 232
San Diego          4  7 1  .375 249 282 Los Angeles        6  5 1  .542 260 228
Denver             3  9 0  .250 242 316 New Orleans        2  9 1  .208 185 314
X-Clinched Division Title               Y-Clinched Playoff Berth
SUNDAY DECEMBER 10
Chicago 21, PHILADELPHIA 12             SAN FRANCISCO 20, Atlanta 0
KANSAS CITY 24, Baltimore 10            Green Bay 23, MINNESOTA 7
BUFFALO 21, Detroit 21 (T)              Cleveland 27, CINCINNATI 24
New England 17, NEW ORLEANS 10          ST. LOUIS 24, Los Angeles 14
DENVER 38, San Diego 13                 Miami 23, NY GIANTS 13
DALLAS 34, Washington 24                Pittsburgh 9, HOUSTON 3
MONDAY DECEMBER 11
OAKLAND 24, NY Jets 16
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
X-Miami           13  0 0 1.000 369 171 Y-Washington      11  2 0  .846 319 194
NY Jets            7  6 0  .538 357 298 Y-Dallas          10  3 0  .769 316 217
Baltimore          5  8 0  .385 235 236 NY Giants          7  6 0  .538 308 244
Buffalo            3  9 1  .269 233 360 St. Louis          3  9 1  .269 169 280
New England        3 10 0  .231 171 401 Philadelphia       2 10 1  .192 122 328
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
Y-Pittsburgh      10  3 0  .769 319 173 X-GREEN BAY        9  4 0  .692 274 206
Y-Cleveland        9  4 0  .692 242 239 Detroit            7  5 1  .577 305 273
Cincinnati         7  6 0  .538 238 212 Minnesota          7  6 0  .538 284 232
Houston            1 12 0  .077 147 319 Chicago            4  8 1  .346 204 247
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
X-Oakland          9  3 1  .731 337 227 San Francisco      7  5 1  .577 333 232
Kansas City        7  6 0  .538 270 240 Atlanta            7  6 0  .538 255 257
San Diego          4  8 1  .346 262 320 Los Angeles        6  6 1  .500 274 252
Denver             4  9 0  .308 280 329 New Orleans        2 10 1  .192 195 331
X-Clinched Division Title               Y-Clinched Playoff Berth
SATURDAY DECEMBER 16
MIAMI 16, Baltimore 0
SUNDAY DECEMBER 17
Detroit 34, LOS ANGELES 17              OAKLAND 28, Chicago 21
Green Bay 30, NEW ORLEANS 20            Buffalo 24, WASHINGTON 17
Kansas City 17, ATLANTA 14              Cleveland 26, NY JETS 10
DENVER 45, New England 21               Cincinnati 61, HOUSTON 17
ST. LOUIS 24, Philadelphia 23           NY Giants 23, DALLAS 3
Pittsburgh 24, SAN DIEGO 2              SAN FRANCISCO 20, Minnesota 17
AFC EASTERN DIVISION                    NFC EASTERN DIVISION
X-Miami           14  0 0 1.000 385 171 X-Washington      11  3 0  .786 336 218
NY Jets            7  7 0  .500 367 324 Y-Dallas          10  4 0  .714 319 240
Baltimore          5  9 0  .357 235 252 NY Giants          8  6 0  .571 331 247
Buffalo            4  9 1  .321 257 377 St. Louis          4  9 1  .321 193 303
New England        3 11 0  .214 192 446 Philadelphia       2 11 1  .179 145 352
AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                    NFC CENTRAL DIVISION
X-Pittsburgh      11  3 0  .786 343 175 X-GREEN BAY       10  4 0  .714 304 226
Y-Cleveland       10  4 0  .714 268 249 Detroit            8  5 1  .607 339 290
Cincinnati         8  6 0  .571 299 229 Minnesota          7  7 0  .500 301 252
Houston            1 13 0  .071 164 380 Chicago            4  9 1  .321 225 275
AFC WESTERN DIVISION                    NFC WESTERN DIVISION
X-Oakland         10  3 1  .750 365 248 X-San Francisco    8  5 1  .607 353 249
Kansas City        8  6 0  .571 287 254 Atlanta            7  7 0  .500 269 274
Denver             5  9 0  .357 325 350 Los Angeles        6  7 1  .464 291 286
San Diego          4  9 1  .321 264 344 New Orleans        2 11 1  .179 215 361
X-Clinched Division Title               Y-Clinched Playoff Berth
SUPER BOWL 7 (January 14, 1973 at Los Angeles )
MIAMI DOLPHINS (16-0) 14, WASHINGTON REDSKINS (13-3) 7 - The Dolphins played virtually perfect football in the first half as their defense permitted the Redskins to cross midfield only once and their offense turned good field position into two touchdowns. On its third possession, Miami opened its first scoring drive from the Dolphins' 37 yard line. An 18-yard pass from Bob Griese to Paul Warfield preceded by three plays Griese's 28-yard touchdown pass to Howard Twilley. After Washington moved from its 17 to the Miami 48 with two minutes remaining in the first half, Dolphins linebacker Nick Buoniconti intercepted Billy Kilmer's pass at the Miami 41 and returned it to the Washington 27. Jim Kiick ran for three yards, Larry Csonka for three, Griese passed to Jim Mandich for 19, and Kiick gained one to the 1-yard line. With 18 seconds left until intermission, Kiick scored from the one. Washington's only touchdown came with 2:07 left in the game and resulted from a misplayed field-goal attempt and fumble by Garo Yepremian, with the Redskins' Mike Bass picking the ball out of the air and running 49 yards for the score. Dolphins safety Jake Scott, who had two interceptions, including one in the end zone to kill a Redskins' drive, was voted the game's most valuable player.
Cleveland Browns (10-4)
Head Coach: Nick Skorich
Passing Leader: Mike Phipps (1994)
Rushing Leader: Leroy Kelly (811)
Receiving Leader: Frank Pitts (36-620)
1972 The Year in Football
Washington Redskins (11-3)
Head Coach: George Allen
Passing Leader: Billy Kilmer (1648)
Rushing Leader: Larry Brown (1216)
Receiving Leader: Charley Taylor (49-673)
Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3)
Head Coach: Chuck Noll
Passing Leader: Terry Bradshaw (1887)
Rushing Leader: Franco Harris (1055)
Receiving Leader: Ron Shanklin (38-669)
Los Angeles Rams (6-7-1)
Head Coach: Tommy Prothro
Passing Leader: Roman Gabriel (2027)
Rushing Leader: Willie Ellison (764)
Receiving Leader: Jack Snow (30-590)
Chicago Bears (4-9-1)
Head Coach: Abe Gibron
Passing Leader: Bobby Douglass (1246)
Rushing Leader: Bobby Douglass (968)
Receiving Leader: Earl Thomas (20-365)
Philadelphia Eagles (2-11-1)
Head Coach: Ed Khayat
Passing Leader: John Reaves (1508)
Rushing Leader: Po James (565)
Receiving Leader: Harold Jackson (62-1048)
St. Louis Cardinals (4-9-1)
Head Coach: Bob Hollway
Passing Leader: Gary Cuozzo (897)
Rushing Leader: Donny Anderson (536)
Receiving Leader: Johnny Roland (38-321)
New York Giants (8-6)
Head Coach: Alex Webster
Passing Leader: Norm Snead (2307)
Rushing Leader: Ron Johnson (1182)
Receiving Leader: Bob Tucker (55-764)
Baltimore Colts (5-9) 
Head Coach: Don McCafferty (1-4) and John Sandusky (4-5)
Passing Leader: Marty Domres (1392)
Rushing Leader: Don McCauley (675)
Receiving Leader: Tom Mitchell (40-494)
Detroit Lions (8-5-1)
Head Coach: Joe Schmidt
Passing Leader: Greg Landry (2066)
Rushing Leader: Altie Taylor (658)
Receiving Leader: Altie Taylor (29-250)
San Francisco 49ers (8-5-1)
Head Coach: Dick Nolan
Passing Leader: Steve Spurrier (1983)
Rushing Leader: Vic Washington (468)
Receiving Leader: Gene Washington (918)
Green Bay Packers (10-4)
Head Coach: Dan Devine
Passing Leader: Scott Hunter (1252)
Rushing Leader: John Brockington (1027)
Receiving Leader: MacArthur Lane (26-285)
Dallas Cowboys (10-4)
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Passing Leader: Craig Morton (2396)
Rushing Leader: Calvin Hill (1036)
Receiving Leader: Calvin Hill (43-364)
Houston Oilers (1-13)
Head Coach: Bill Peterson
Passing Leader: Dan Pastorini (1711)
Rushing Leader: Paul Robinson (355)
Receiving Leader: Fred Willis (36-251)
New York Jets (7-7)
Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank
Passing Leader: Joe Namath (2816)
Rushing Leader: John Riggins (944)
Receiving Leader: Rich Caster (39-833)
Buffalo Bills (4-9-1)
Head Coach: Lou Saban
Passing Leader: Dennis Shaw (1666)
Rushing Leader: O.J. Simpson (1251)
Receiving Leader: J.D. Hill (52-754)
New England Patriots (3-11)
Head Coach: John Mazur (3-10) and Phil Bengtson (0-1)
Passing Leader: Jim Plunkett (2196)
Rushing Leader: Josh Ashton (546)
Receiving Leader: Reggie Rucker (44-681)
San Diego Chargers (4-9-1)
Head Coach: Harland Svare
Passing Leader: John Hadl (2449)
Rushing Leader: Mike Garrett (1031)
Receiving Leader: Gary Garrison (52-744)
Kansas City Chiefs (8-6)
Head Coach: Hank Stram
Passing Leader: Len Dawson (1835)
Rushing Leader: Ed Podolak (615)
Receiving Leader: Otis Taylor (57-821)
Oakland Raiders (10-3-1)
Head Coach: John Madden
Passing Leader: Daryle Lamonica (1998)
Rushing Leader: Marv Hubbard (1100)
Receiving Leader: Fred Biletnikoff (58-802)
Denver Broncos (5-9)
Head Coach: John Ralston
Passing Leader: Charley Johnson (1783)
Rushing Leader: Floyd Little (859)
Receiving Leader: Rod Sherman (38-661)
Minnesota Vikings (7-7)
Head Coach: Bud Grant
Passing Leader: Fran Tarkenton (2651)
Rushing Leader: Oscar Reed (639)
Receiving Leader: John Gilliam (47-1035)
Atlanta Falcons (7-7)
Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin
Passing Leader: Bob Berry (2158)
Rushing Leader: Dave Hampton (995)
Receiving Leader: Art Malone (50-585)
Miami Dolphins (14-0)
Head Coach: Don Shula
Passing Leader: Earl Morrall (1360)
Rushing Leader: Larry Csonka (1117)
Receiving Leader: Paul Warfield (29-606)
New Orleans Saints (4-8-2)
Head Coach: J.D. Roberts
Passing Leader: Edd Hargett (1191)
Rushing Leader: Jim Strong (404)
Receiving Leader: Dan Abramowicz (37-657)
Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)
Head Coach: Paul Brown
Passing Leader: Ken Anderson (1918)
Rushing Leader: Essex Wilson (825)
Receiving Leader: Chip Myers (57-792)