8-5 (.615)
2nd place in NFC Central

Beginning in 1972, the NFL counted tie games as half a win and half a loss for the purposes of calculating winning percentage. In prior years, tie games were disregarded.

Head Coach Joe Schmidt
General Manager Russ Thomas
Team Owner William Clay Ford Sr.
Stadium Tiger Stadium
Attendance 380,213
Average 54,316

1972 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 16 Herb Orvis DE
3 65 Ken Sandeers DE
6 145 Charles Potts DB
7 172 Charles Stoudmire WR
8 197 Henry Stuckey DB

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