On This Date 12/10/1972

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Bob Griese was cleared to play but remained on the bench as the Miami Dolphins faced the New York Giants in the regular season’s penultimate game. The Dolphins’ defense frustrated the Giants all day, forcing six turnovers as Miami improved to 13-0 with a 23-13 win. Earl Morrall, who once played for the Giants, struggled to pass for 171 yards while completing less than half his pass attempts. Morrall had a touchdown and an interception on a chilly and damp, muddy day in New York. Mercury Morris rushed for 98 yards with a touchdown as Miami again topped 200 rushing yards.