1946 Chicago Bears season

The 1946 Chicago Bears season was their 27th regular season and ninth postseason appearance in the National Football League.

The club posted an 8–2–1 record under head coach George Halas making his return from World War II en route to a Western Division title and an appearance in the NFL Championship Game. In the title game, the Bears defeated the New York Giants for their seventh league title and their fourth of the decade.

1946 Chicago Bears season
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Head coachGeorge Halas
General managerGeorge Halas
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record8–2–1
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishWon NFL Championship

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 29 at Green Bay Packers W 30–7
2 October 6 at Chicago Cardinals W 34–17
3 October 13 Los Angeles Rams T 28–28
4 October 20 Philadelphia Eagles W 21–14
5 October 27 at New York Giants L 14–0
6 November 3 Green Bay Packers W 10–7
7 November 10 at Los Angeles Rams W 27–21
8 November 17 Washington Redskins W 24–20
9 November 24 Detroit Lions W 42–6
10 December 1 Chicago Cardinals L 35–28
11 December 8 at Detroit Lions W 45–24

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
• Bears 3 1476 30
Packers 0 007 7

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Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 15, 1946 at New York Giants W 24–14

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 8 2 1 .800 6–1–1 289 193 W1
Los Angeles Rams 6 4 1 .600 5–2–1 277 257 W2
Chicago Cardinals 6 5 0 .545 5–3 260 198 W2
Green Bay Packers 6 5 0 .545 3–5 148 158 L1
Detroit Lions 1 10 0 .091 0–8 142 310 L4

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

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
Scoring summary
1CHIFrank Maznicki 27 yard field goalBears 3–0
2CHIKen Kavanaugh 23 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)Bears 10–0
2CHIRay McLean 33 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)Bears 17–0
3CHIDick Schweidler 27 yard run (Joe Stydahar kick)Bears 24–0
4CHIBill Osmanski 20 yard run (kick failed)Bears 30–0
4GBRoy McKay 9 yard run (Roy McKay kick)Bears 30–7
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Division championships (21)
Conference championships (4)
League championships (9)
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