1973 Chicago Bears season

The 1973 Chicago Bears season was their 54th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 3–11 record, the second worst showing in franchise history.

1973 Chicago Bears season
Head coachAbe Gibron
General managerGeorge Halas, Jr.
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record3–11
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster

1973 Chicago Bears final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1973 Dallas Cowboys L 17-20
49,970
2 September 23, 1973 Minnesota Vikings L 13-22
52,035
3 September 30, 1973 at Denver Broncos W 33–14
51,159
4 October 7, 1973 at New Orleans Saints L 16-21
56,561
5 October 14, 1973 at Atlanta Falcons L 6-46
58,850
6 October 21, 1973 New England Patriots L 10-13
47,643
7 October 28, 1973 Houston Oilers W 35–14
43,755
8 November 4, 1973 at Green Bay Packers W 31–17
56,267
9 November 12, 1973 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7-19
70,664
10 November 18, 1973 Detroit Lions L 7-30
48,625
11 November 25, 1973 at Minnesota Vikings L 13-31
46,430
12 December 2, 1973 Los Angeles Rams L 0-26
47,620
13 December 9, 1973 at Detroit Lions L 7-40
41,729
14 December 16, 1973 Green Bay Packers L 0-21
29,157

Game summaries

Week 8

1 234Total
• Bears 7 3147 31
Packers 7 1000 17
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 56,267
  • Game weather: 31°F • Wind 9

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Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 12 2 0 .857 6–0 10–1 296 168 W2
Detroit Lions 6 7 1 .464 3–2–1 6–4–1 271 247 L1
Green Bay Packers 5 7 2 .429 1–4–1 4–6–1 202 259 W1
Chicago Bears 3 11 0 .214 1–5 1–9 195 334 L6

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
Scoring summary
1CHIBobby Douglass 1 yard run (Mac Percival kick)Bears 7–0
1GBMacArthur Lane 5 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)Tie 7–7
2GBScott Hunter 1 yard run (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 14–7
2GBChester Marcol 25 yard field goalPackers 17–7
2CHIMac Percival 10 yard field goalPackers 17–10
3CHIBobby Douglass 1 yard run (Mac Percival kick)Tie 17–17
3CHIBobby Douglass 2 yard run (Mac Percival kick)Bears 24–17
4CHIBobby Douglass 1 yard run (Mac Percival kick)Bears 31–17
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Culture
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Key personnel
Division championships (21)
Conference championships (4)
League championships (9)
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