1958 Chicago Bears season

The 1958 Chicago Bears season was their 39th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–4 record under the regins of George Halas who took over for Paddy Driscoll, who was fired after a championship game debacle and a subpar season the following year. Halas's team improved to a respectable second place tie.

1958 Chicago Bears season
Head coachGeorge Halas
General managerGeorge Halas
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record8–4
Division placeT-2nd NFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 28, 1958 at Green Bay Packers W 34–20
32,150
2 October 4, 1958 at Baltimore Colts L 51–38
52,622
3 October 12, 1958 San Francisco 49ers W 28–6
45,310
4 October 19, 1958 Los Angeles Rams W 31–10
41,387
5 October 26, 1958 at San Francisco 49ers W 27–14
59,441
6 November 2, 1958 at Los Angeles Rams L 41–35
100,740
7 November 9, 1958 Green Bay Packers W 24–10
48,424
8 November 16, 1958 Baltimore Colts L 17–0
48,664
9 November 23, 1958 at Detroit Lions W 20–7
55,280
10 November 30, 1958 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–10
20,094
11 December 7, 1958 Chicago Cardinals W 30–14
41,617
12 December 14, 1958 Detroit Lions W 21–16
38,346

Roster

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
• Bears 7 1476 34
Packers 10 307 20
  • Date: September 28
  • Location: City Stadium
  • Game attendance: 32,150

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Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 .750 8–2 381 203 L2
Los Angeles Rams 8 4 0 .667 7–3 344 278 W3
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 7–3 298 230 W2
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 0 .500 4–6 257 324 W2
Detroit Lions 4 7 1 .364 3–6–1 261 276 L2
Green Bay Packers 1 10 1 .091 0–9–1 193 382 L7

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

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
Scoring summary
Q1GBBobby Dillon 37 yard interception return (Paul Hornung kick)GB 7–0
Q1CHIWillie Galimore 1 yard run (George Blanda kick)Tie 7–7
Q1GBPaul Hornung 23 yard field goalGB 10–7
Q2CHIWillie Galimore 8 yard run (George Blanda kick)CHI 14–10
Q2CHIEd Brown 2 yard run (George Blanda kick)CHI 21–10
Q2GBPaul Hornung 30 yard field goalCHI 21–13
Q3CHIWillie Galimore 79 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)CHI 28–13
Q4CHIHarlon Hill 13 yard pass from Ed Brown (kick failed)CHI 34–13
Q4GBPaul Hornung 2 yard run (Paul Hornung kick)CHI 34–20
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Division championships (21)
Conference championships (4)
League championships (9)
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