The New England Patriots squeaked out a win over the Atlanta Falcons, 21 to 20, on September 24, 1972.

Final

ATL

Falcons

1-1-0

20

NE

21

Team

ATL

NE

1

3

0

2

3

7

3

14

0

4

0

14

Total

20

21

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

ATL

NE

Falcons

Bill Bell 38-yard field goal

3

0

2nd quarter

ATL

NE

Falcons

Bill Bell 21-yard field goal

6

0

Patriots

Josh Ashton 4-yard run (Mike Walker kick)

6

7

3rd quarter

ATL

NE

Falcons

Art Malone 1-yard run (Bill Bell kick)

13

7

Falcons

Dave Hampton 1-yard run (Bill Bell kick)

20

7

4th quarter

ATL

NE

Patriots

Randy Vataha 37-yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Mike Walker kick)

20

14

Patriots

Carl Garrett 12-yard run (Mike Walker kick)

20

21