The Chicago Bears were decisively beaten by the Atlanta Falcons, 37 to 21, on September 17, 1972.

Final

ATL

Falcons

1-0-0

37

CHI

Bears

0-1-0

21

Team

ATL

CHI

1

10

7

2

21

0

3

3

7

4

3

7

Total

37

21

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

ATL

CHI

Falcons

John Zook 26-yard fumble return (Bill Bell kick)

7

0

Bears

Bob Parsons 6-yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mac Percival kick)

7

7

Falcons

Bill Bell 22-yard field goal

10

7

2nd quarter

ATL

CHI

Falcons

Ken Burrow 32-yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick)

17

7

Falcons

Bob Berry 1-yard run (Bill Bell kick)

24

7

Falcons

Art Malone 57-yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick)

31

7

3rd quarter

ATL

CHI

Bears

Earl Thomas 38-yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mac Percival kick)

31

14

Falcons

Bill Bell 39-yard field goal

34

14

4th quarter

ATL

CHI

Bears

Jim Harrison 1-yard run (Mac Percival kick)

34

21

Falcons

Bill Bell 36-yard field goal

37

21