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1923 Chicago Bears

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9-2-1, Finished 2nd in NFL  · 1923 NFL Season Summary

Scored 123 points (10.2/g), 5th of 20 in the NFL. Allowed 35 points (2.9/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 88 points (7.3/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.4-0.6.

Coach: George Halas (9-2-1)

Stadium: Cubs Park

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Defense 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Rank Offense 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-1 @ Rock Island Independents 0 3
2 Sun October 7 boxscore W 1-1 @ Racine Legion 3 0
3 Sun October 14 boxscore W 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 3 0
4 Sun October 21 boxscore L 2-2 Canton Bulldogs 0 6
5 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-2 Buffalo All-Americans 18 3
6 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-2 Oorang Indians 26 0
7 Sun November 11 boxscore W 5-2 Akron Pros 20 6
8 Sun November 18 boxscore W 6-2 Rock Island Independents 7 3
9 Sun November 25 boxscore W 7-2 Hammond Pros 14 7
10 Thu November 29 boxscore W 8-2 Chicago Cardinals 3 0
11 Sun December 2 boxscore T 8-2-1 Milwaukee Badgers 0 0
12 Sun December 9 boxscore W 9-2-1 Rock Island Independents 29 7

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Dutch Sternaman 28 LH 11 10 4 1 5 6 5 51
Johnny Bryan 26 QB 12 12 4 4 24
Joey Sternaman 23 qb 3 3 1 1 2 1 17
Oscar Knop 27 FB 12 8 1 1 2 12
Gus Fetz hb 9 1 1 1 6
George Halas 28 RE 12 12 1 1 6
Duke Hanny 26 LE 11 11 1 1 6
Jake Lanum 27 RH 10 7 1 1 6
Ralph Scott 29 RT 11 8 1 1
Team Total 25.5 12 12 2 1 1 16 9 6 129
Opp Total 12 35

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1923-10-28 BUF W, 18-3 2 rush Dutch Sternaman unknown yard rush
2 1923-10-28 BUF W, 18-3 4 rush Dutch Sternaman unknown yard rush
3 1923-11-04 OOR W, 26-0 1 5 rush Oscar Knop 5 yard rush (Dutch Sternaman kick)
4 1923-11-04 OOR W, 26-0 1 5 rush Jake Lanum 5 yard rush
5 1923-11-04 OOR W, 26-0 2 16 rush Dutch Sternaman 16 yard rush (Dutch Sternaman kick)
6 1923-11-04 OOR W, 26-0 2 98 fumble George Halas 98 yard fumble return
7 1923-11-11 AKR W, 20-6 1 11 pass Dutch Sternaman 11 yard pass from Johnny Bryan (Dutch Sternaman kick)
8 1923-11-11 AKR W, 20-6 2 35 pass Duke Hanny 35 yard pass from Johnny Bryan (Dutch Sternaman kick)
9 1923-11-11 AKR W, 20-6 4 rush Johnny Bryan unknown yard rush
10 1923-11-18 RII W, 7-3 4 7 rush Dutch Sternaman 7 yard rush (Dutch Sternaman kick)
11 1923-11-25 HAM W, 14-7 2 3 rush Gus Fetz 3 yard rush (Ralph Scott kick)
12 1923-11-25 HAM W, 14-7 4 1 rush Johnny Bryan 1 yard rush (Dutch Sternaman kick)
13 1923-12-09 RII W, 29-7 1 2 rush Johnny Bryan 2 yard rush (Joey Sternaman kick)
14 1923-12-09 RII W, 29-7 2 1 rush Johnny Bryan 1 yard rush
15 1923-12-09 RII W, 29-7 3 rush Joey Sternaman unknown yard rush (Joey Sternaman kick)
16 1923-12-09 RII W, 29-7 4 75 interception Oscar Knop 75 yard interception return

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1923-11-11 AKR L, 6-20 3 3 rush Wayne Brenkert 3 yard rush
2 1923-11-25 HAM L, 7-14 4 65 punt Ed Robinson 65 yard punt return (Ed Robinson kick)
3 1923-12-09 RII L, 7-29 2 pass Waddy Kuehl unknown yard pass from John Armstrong (Herb Sies kick)