1950 Chicago Bears Season
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1950 Chicago Bears Season

1950 Chicago Bears season
Head coachGeorge Halas
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record9-3
Conference place2nd NFL National
Playoff finishLost Conference playoff (at Rams) 14-24

The 1950 season was the Chicago Bears' 31st in the National Football League. The team matched on their 9-3 record from 1949 under head coach and owner George Halas, tied for first in the National Conference with the Los Angeles Rams, whom they had defeated twice in the regular season.[1] They met in a tiebreaker playoff,[2][3] won by the Rams,[4][5] who advanced to the NFL Championship Game.

The Bears traveled by train to Los Angeles for the playoff game.[1]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance Stadium
1 September 17 at Los Angeles Rams W 24-20 1-0
21,000
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
2 September 24 at San Francisco 49ers W 32-20 2-0
35,558
Kezar Stadium
3 October 1 at Green Bay Packers L 21-31 2-1
24,893
City Stadium
4 October 8 Chicago Cardinals W 27-6 3-1
48,025
Wrigley Field
5 October 15 Green Bay Packers W 28-14 4-1
51,065
Wrigley Field
6 October 22 Bye
7 October 29 at New York Yanks L 27-38 4-2
48,642
Yankee Stadium
8 November 5 at Detroit Lions W 35-21 5-2
32,000
Briggs Stadium
9 November 12 New York Yanks W 28-20 6-2
50,102
Wrigley Field
10 November 19 San Francisco 49ers W 17-0 7-2
35,105
Wrigley Field
11 November 26 Los Angeles Rams W 24-14 8-2
43,678
Wrigley Field
12 December 3 at Chicago Cardinals L 10-20 8-3
31,919
Comiskey Park
13 December 10 Detroit Lions W 6-3 9-3
34,604
Wrigley Field

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Bold text equals notable games during the season; Italic text equals upset loss.
  • A bye week was necessary in 1950, as the league had an odd number (13) of teams; one team was idle each week.

Standings

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 9 3 0 .750 9-2 466 309 W1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 8-2 279 207 W1
New York Yanks 7 5 0 .583 7-4 366 367 W1
Detroit Lions 6 6 0 .500 5-6 321 285 L1
San Francisco 49ers 3 9 0 .250 3-8 213 300 W1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 2-9 244 406 L2
Baltimore Colts 1 11 0 .083 1-4 213 462 L5

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance Stadium
Conference December 17 at Los Angeles Rams L 14-24
83,501
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Source:[2][3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b Livingston, Pat (December 17, 1950). "Browns and Rams favored in pro grid playoffs". Pittsburgh Press. p. 39.
  2. ^ a b "NFL race ends in double tie". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. December 11, 1950. p. 19.
  3. ^ a b "Two pro grid loop title playoffs today". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 17, 1950. p. 1, sports.
  4. ^ a b "Rams to play Browns for NFL championship". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. December 18, 1950. p. 26.
  5. ^ a b Myers, Bob (December 18, 1950). "Red-hot Rams lash Bears 24-14". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 4, part 2.
  6. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/chi/1950/gamelog/

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