On This Date 10/15/1972
The unbeaten Miami Dolphins suffer a significant setback as Quarterback Bob Griese suffers a broken ankle when he is pressured by Ron East and Deacon Jones in the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at the Orange Bowl. Fortunately, Miami had veteran backup Earl Morrall in the wings. Morrall would come to complete eight-of-ten passes for 86 yards, with two touchdowns as the Dolphins improved to 5-0 with a 24-10 win. The Dolphins would on to finish the regular season 14-0.