The New England Patriots were easily defeated by the Cincinnati Bengals, 31 to 7, on September 17, 1972.

Final

CIN

Bengals

1-0-0

31

NE

7

Team

CIN

NE

1

7

0

2

3

7

3

7

0

4

14

0

Total

31

7

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

CIN

NE

Bengals

Essex Johnson 14-yard run (Horst Muhlmann kick)

7

0

2nd quarter

CIN

NE

Bengals

Horst Muhlmann 38-yard field goal

10

0

Patriots

Larry Carwell 45-yard return of blocked field goal (Mike Walker kick)

10

7

3rd quarter

CIN

NE

Bengals

Jess Phillips 1-yard run (Horst Muhlmann kick)

17

7

4th quarter

CIN

NE

Bengals

Lemar Parrish 51-yard punt return (Horst Muhlmann kick)

24

7

Bengals

Bob Trumpy 11-yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)

31

7