1974 Chicago Bears season

The 1974 Chicago Bears season was their 55th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–10 record, another dismal season which led to the termination of Abe Gibron as head coach.

1974 Chicago Bears season
Head coachAbe Gibron
General managerJim Finks
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record4–10
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster

1974 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 15, 1974 Detroit Lions W 17–9
48,134
2 September 22, 1974 New York Jets L 21-23
50,213
3 September 29, 1974 at Minnesota Vikings L 7-11
46,217
4 October 6, 1974 New Orleans Saints W 24–10
45,818
5 October 13, 1974 at Atlanta Falcons L 10-13
47,835
6 October 21, 1974 Green Bay Packers W 10–9
50,623
7 October 27, 1974 at Buffalo Bills L 6-16
78,084
8 November 3, 1974 Minnesota Vikings L 0-17
33,343
9 November 10, 1974 at Green Bay Packers L 3-20
46,567
10 November 17, 1974 San Francisco 49ers L 0-34
42,686
11 November 24, 1974 at Detroit Lions L 17-34
40,930
12 December 1, 1974 New York Giants W 16–13
18,802
13 December 8, 1974 at San Diego Chargers L 21-28
33,662
14 December 15, 1974 at Washington Redskins L 0-42
52,085

Game summaries

Week 6: vs. Green Bay Packers

1 234Total
Packers 0 063 9
Bears 10 000 10

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 10 4 0 .714 4–2 8–3 310 195 W3
Detroit Lions 7 7 0 .500 3–3 6–5 256 270 L1
Green Bay Packers 6 8 0 .429 3–3 4–7 210 206 L3
Chicago Bears 4 10 0 .286 2–4 4–7 152 279 L2

Awards and records

Scoring summary
1BearsMirro Roder 23-yard field goalBears 3–0
1BearsCharlie Wade 57-yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)Bears 10–0
3PackersChester Marcol 34-yard field goalBears 10–3
3PackersChester Marcol 33-yard field goalBears 10–6
4PackersChester Marcol 36-yard field goalBears 10–9
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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