1951 Chicago Bears season

The 1951 Chicago Bears season was their 32nd regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a mediocre 7–5 record under head coach George Halas placing them in fourth place in the NFL's National Conference. This season was a drop off from the previous season's near Championship game appearance.

1951 Chicago Bears season
Head coachGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record7–5
Division place4th NFL National
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 30, 1951 at Green Bay Packers W 31–20
24,666
2 October 7, 1951 at Chicago Cardinals L 28–14
33,781
3 October 14, 1951 New York Yanks W 24–21
37,697
4 October 21, 1951 San Francisco 49ers W 13–7
42,296
5 October 28, 1951 at Detroit Lions W 28–23
34,778
6 November 4, 1951 at Washington Redskins W 27–0
21,737
7 November 11, 1951 Detroit Lions L 41–28
43,709
8 November 18, 1951 Green Bay Packers W 24–13
36,771
9 November 25, 1951 at Cleveland Browns L 42–21
40,969
10 December 2, 1951 Los Angeles Rams L 42–17
50,286
11 December 9, 1951 at New York Yanks W 45–21
13,075
12 December 16, 1951 Chicago Cardinals L 24–14
15,085

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
• Bears 10 777 31
Packers 0 677 20

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Standings

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 8 4 0 .667 7–2 392 261 W1
San Francisco 49ers 7 4 1 .636 5–2–1 255 205 W3
Detroit Lions 7 4 1 .636 5–4–1 336 259 L1
Chicago Bears 7 5 0 .583 6–2 286 282 L1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 1–8 254 375 L7
New York Yanks 1 9 2 .100 1–7–2 241 382 L2

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

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-20.
Scoring summary
Q1CHIWhite 8 yard run (Lujack kick)CHI 7–0
Q1CHIBlanda 46 yard field goalCHI 10–0
Q2CHIRykovich 1 yard run (Lujack kick)CHI 17–0
Q2GBMann 12 yard pass from ThomasonCHI 17–6
Q3CHIDottley 1 yard run (Lujack kick)CHI 24–6
Q3GBCloud 1 yard pass from Thomason (Cone kick)CHI 24–13
Q4CHIHunsinger 5 yard run (Lujack kick)CHI 31–13
Q4GBCloud 1 yard run (Cone kick)CHI 31–20
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Division championships (21)
Conference championships (4)
League championships (9)
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