1975 Chicago Bears season

The 1975 Chicago Bears season was their 56th regular season in the National Football League. The club posted another 4–10 record, in the first season under head coach Jack Pardee.

The 1975 Bears are the only NFL team to have been outscored by 25 points six different times during a 14-game season, a record for futility that has that has only been matched once under the current 16-game format. [1]

1975 Chicago Bears season
Head coachJack Pardee
General managerJim Finks
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record4–10
Division place3rd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club team
1 4 Walter Payton Running back Jackson State University
2 31 Mike Hartenstine Defensive end Penn State

Roster

1975 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 21, 1975 Baltimore Colts L 35–7
54,152
2 September 28, 1975 Philadelphia Eagles W 15–13
48,071
3 October 5, 1975 at Minnesota Vikings L 28–3
47,578
4 October 12, 1975 at Detroit Lions L 27–7
74,032
5 October 19, 1975 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 34–3
47,579
6 October 27, 1975 Minnesota Vikings L 13–9
51,259
7 November 2, 1975 Miami Dolphins L 46–13
57,455
8 November 9, 1975 Green Bay Packers W 27–14
48,738
9 November 16, 1975 at San Francisco 49ers L 31–3
41,726
10 November 23, 1975 at Los Angeles Rams L 38–10
64,979
11 November 30, 1975 at Green Bay Packers L 28–7
56,267
12 December 7, 1975 Detroit Lions W 25–21
37,772
13 December 14, 1975 St. Louis Cardinals L 34–20
35,052
14 December 21, 1975 at New Orleans Saints W 42–17
33,371

Season summary

Week 2

1 234Total
Eagles 3 307 13
Bears 0 906 15
  • Date: September 28
  • Location: Soldier Field • Chicago, Illinois
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 56°F, wind 6 mph

[2]

Week 8

1 234Total
Packers 0 707 14
Bears 10 7100 27
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Soldier Field, Chicago
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 58°F, wind 12 mph

[3]

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings(1) 12 2 0 .857 5–1 8–2 377 180 W1
Detroit Lions 7 7 0 .500 4–2 6–5 245 262 L1
Chicago Bears 4 10 0 .286 2–4 4–7 191 379 W1
Green Bay Packers 4 10 0 .286 1–5 4–7 226 285 W1

[4]

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the NFL, in the regular season, requiring Points Differential <= -25, sorted by most games in season matching criteria.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 296
Scoring summary
1PHIHorst Muhlmann 44-yard field goalEagles 3–0
2CHIBob Thomas 44-yard field goalTie 3–3
2CHICid Edwards 7-yard pass from Gary Huff (kick failed)Bears 9–3
2PHIHorst Muhlmann 43-yard field goalBears 9–6
4CHIBob Thomas 24-yard field goalBears 12–6
44:09PHIHarold Carmichael 14-yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Horst Muhlmann kick)Eagles 13–12
4:08CHIBob Thomas 26-yard field goalBears 15–12
Scoring summary
1CHIBob Thomas 34 yard field goalBears 3–0
1CHIBob Parsons 12 yard pass from Gary Huff (Bob Thomas kick)Bears 10–0
2GBSteve Odom 42 yard pass from Don Milan (Joe Danelo kick)Bears 10–7
2CHIWalter Payton 5 yard run (Bob Thomas kick)Bears 17–7
3CHIBob Thomas 48 yard field goalBears 20–7
3CHICraig Clemons 76 yard interception return (Bob Thomas kick)Bears 27–7
4GBBarry Smith 18 yard pass from Carlos Brown (Joe Danelo kick)Bears 27–14
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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