1959 Chicago Bears season

The 1959 Chicago Bears season was their 40th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted yet another 8–4 record under the coaching of George Halas.

1959 Chicago Bears season
Head coachGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record8–4
Division place2nd NFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 27, 1959 at Green Bay Packers L 9–6
32,150
2 October 3, 1959 at Baltimore Colts W 26–21
57,557
3 October 11, 1959 Los Angeles Rams L 28–21
47,036
4 October 18, 1959 Baltimore Colts L 21–7
48,430
5 October 25, 1959 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–17
59,045
6 November 1, 1959 at Los Angeles Rams W 26–21
77,943
7 November 8, 1959 Green Bay Packers W 28–17
46,205
8 November 15, 1959 San Francisco 49ers W 14–3
42,157
9 November 22, 1959 at Detroit Lions W 24–14
54,059
10 November 29, 1959 at Chicago Cardinals W 31–7
48,687
11 December 6, 1959 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–21
41,476
12 December 13, 1959 Detroit Lions W 25–14
40,890

Game summaries

Week 2

1 234Total
• Bears 9 1430 26
Colts 0 0021 21

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Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 .750 9–1 374 251 W5
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 6–4 252 196 W7
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 5–5 255 237 L2
Green Bay Packers 7 5 0 .583 6–4 248 246 W4
Detroit Lions 3 8 1 .273 2–8 203 275 L1
Los Angeles Rams 2 10 0 .167 2–8 242 315 L8

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

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Nov-09.
Scoring summary
Q1CHIPetitbon 33 yard interception return (kick failed)CHI 6–0
Q1CHIAveni 33 yard field goalCHI 9–0
Q2CHICasares 1 yard run (Aveni kick)CHI 16–0
Q2CHIHill 53 yard pass from Brown (Aveni kick)CHI 23–0
Q3CHIAveni 42 yard field goalCHI 26–0
Q4BALBerry 7 yard pass from Unitas (Myhra kick)CHI 26–7
Q4BALMutscheller 4 yard pass from Unitas (Myhra kick)CHI 26–14
Q4BALMutscheller 13 yard pass from Unitas (Myhra kick)CHI 26–21
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • GB – Jim Taylor 10-yard run (Paul Hornung kick) – Bears 14–7
  • GB – Paul Hornung 27-yard field goal – Bears 14–10
  • CHI – Harlon Hill 36-yard pass from Ed Brown (John Aveni kick) – Bears 21–10
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
  • GB – Bill Butler 61-yard punt return (Paul Hornung kick) – Bears 28–17
Franchise
Records
Stadiums
Culture
Lore
Rivalries
Retired numbers
Key personnel
Division championships (21)
Conference championships (4)
League championships (9)
Media
Current league affiliations
Seasons (100)

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