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1972 Oakland Raiders season

1972 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach John Madden
Home field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 10–3–1
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Round
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1971      1973 >

The 1972 Oakland Raiders season was the team’s 13th season. The Raiders won the AFC West for the second time in three seasons. They lost in the AFC Division Round to the Pittsburgh Steelers when Franco Harris scored the game-winning touchdown on the Immaculate Reception. The Raiders still dispute that this was a legal touchdown to this day.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1972 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1972 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 34–28
50,141
2 September 24, 1972 at Green Bay Packers W 20–14
56,263
3 October 1, 1972 San Diego Chargers T 17–17
53,455
4 October 9, 1972 at Houston Oilers W 34–0
51,378
5 October 15, 1972 Buffalo Bills W 28–16
53,501
6 October 22, 1972 Denver Broncos L 30–23
53,551
7 October 29, 1972 Los Angeles Rams W 45–17
54,660
8 November 5, 1972 at Kansas City Chiefs L 27–14
82,094
9 November 12, 1972 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–14
59,485
10 November 19, 1972 at Denver Broncos W 37–20
51,656
11 November 26, 1972 Kansas City Chiefs W 26–3
54,801
12 December 3, 1972 at San Diego Chargers W 21–19
54,611
13 December 11, 1972 New York Jets W 24–16
54,843
14 December 17, 1972 Chicago Bears W 28–21
54,711

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Raiders 0 7021 28
• Steelers 14 3107 34

[1]


Week 2

1 234Total
• Raiders 10 0100 20
Packers 7 700 14

[2]


Week 3

1 234Total
Chargers 0 7010 17
Raiders 14 003 17
  • Date: October 1
  • Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 61°F, wind 10

[3]


Week 4

1 234Total
• Raiders 3 7321 34
Oilers 0 000 0

[4]


Week 5

1 234Total
Bills 3 1003 16
• Raiders 0 0721 28
  • Date: October 15
  • Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 62°F, wind 13

[5]


Week 6

1 234Total
• Broncos 7 1706 30
Raiders 0 31010 23
  • Date: October 22
  • Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 60°F, wind 5

[6]


Week 7

1 234Total
Rams 0 377 17
• Raiders 28 7010 45
  • Date: October 29
  • Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 55°F, wind 13

[7]


Week 8

1 234Total
Raiders 0 077 14
• Chiefs 0 1737 27

[8]


Week 9

1 234Total
• Raiders 0 3710 20
Bengals 0 707 14
  • Date: November 12
  • Location: Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 44°F, wind 6

[9]


Week 10

1 234Total
• Raiders 7 13314 37
Broncos 10 307 20

[10]


Week 11

1 234Total
Chiefs 0 300 3
• Raiders 10 1303 26
  • Date: November 26
  • Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 50°F, wind 8

[11]


Week 12

1 234Total
• Raiders 7 707 21
Chargers 0 1063 19

[12]


Week 13

1 234Total
Jets 7 603 16
• Raiders 3 777 24
  • Date: December 11
  • Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Game start: 6:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 34°F, wind 9

[13]


Week 14

1 234Total
Bears 7 077 21
• Raiders 7 0714 28
  • Date: December 17
  • Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 44°F, wind 11

[14]


Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 10 3 1 .750 365 248 W-6
Kansas City Chiefs 8 6 0 .571 287 254 W-3
Denver Broncos 5 9 0 .357 325 350 W-2
San Diego Chargers 4 9 1 .321 264 344 L-3

Roster

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 23, 1972 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–7
50,350

Game summaries

1 234Total
Raiders 0 007 7
• Steelers 0 0310 13

[15]


Awards and honors

References

  • Raiders on Pro Football Reference
  • Raiders on Database Football


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