12/17/1972 at RFK Stadium the Redskins give up a last second TD to Buffalo to lose 24-17 and O.J. Simpson overtakes Larry Brown by 45 yards as the NFL ground gainer as Larry Brown sat out the final two weeks of the season. Brown leads the NFC with 1,216 yards at the end of the season and sets a new Team Record topping his previous record set the year before.
Herb Mul-Key, the Redskin walk-on scores his only rushing TD of his career to start the Redskins scoring on an 8 yard run early in the second quarter of this game. He accounts for 123 yards of the Redskins total of 171 yards of offense and added another 36 yards in kick off returns. His 1st appearance on the field was 8 days prior where he astounded everyone with his phenomenal start gaining 173 yards on 6 kick returns, 60 yards rushing (averaging 7.5 yards per carry) and 38 yards on two receptions. In that game he almost single handily brought the Redskins back from a 25 point half time deficit to Dallas and garnered 271 total yards.
As this Buffalo game was the end of the season note:
Larry Brown at the end of his 4th season had gained 4,177 yards rushing and is only the 3rd player to do so in that span of time in NFL History plus Larry Brown was the NFL Player of the Year.
Billy Kilmer led the League in TD passes (19)
Unofficial Team Record AVG Yards KO Returns Career by Alvin Hammond with 29.1 -- as this record is generally marked with a minimum of 40 returns to qualify (& Hammond only had 10) whereas Bobby Michell holds the Official Record 1962-1968.
Team Record Most Yards Gained Receiving Career by Charley Taylor with 6,669 (Bobby Mitchell previously had 6,491).
Team Record Most Pro Bowl Appearances by Len Hauss with 6 and all consecutive
Team Record Most Attempts Rushing by Larry Brown (285) plus he bested his own Team Record as noted above for Most Yards Gained Rushing Season.
Team Record by Larry Brown for a second set of 3 consecutive games Rushing of 100 / + Yards (10/01/1972)
Team Record Most PAT's Season by Curt Knight(40) + he ties the Team Record Most PAT Attempts Season (42 tied with C. Gogolak)
#3 Team Record Most Points Scored in a Season with 336 (#1 351 in 1966 & #2 347 in 1967)
#2 Team Record Most TD's Season with 42 (#1 47 in 1967)
Team Record for Fewest Times Sacked in a Season with 11 (previoulsy 17 in 1971)
Team Record Most Victories in a Season with 11 (they end up with 13 including playoffs).
This team ties the Team Record with 9 Consecutive Wins on the Season (Tied with 9 wins previously set in 1942)
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