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1931 Chicago Bears

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8-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL  · 1931 NFL Season Summary

Scored 145 points (11.2/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 92 points (7.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 53 points (4.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.7-3.3.

Coach: Ralph Jones (8-5-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: Loyola (IL) University (Chicago, Illinois)

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 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Defense 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Rank Offense 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 3 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 Fri September 18 boxscore W 1-0 Cleveland Indians 21 0
3 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 0 7
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-1 New York Giants 6 0
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 3-1 Chicago Cardinals 26 13
5 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-2 Frankford Yellow Jackets 12 13
6 Sun November 1 boxscore L 3-3 Green Bay Packers 2 6
7 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-3 Portsmouth Spartans 9 6
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-3 @ New York Giants 12 6
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-3 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 26 0
10 Thu November 26 boxscore W 7-3 Chicago Cardinals 18 7
14 Sun November 29 boxscore L 7-4 @ Portsmouth Spartans 0 3
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-4 Green Bay Packers 7 6
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 8-5 New York Giants 6 25

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
Red Grange+ 28 hb 13 11 5 2 7 42
Luke Johnsos+ 26 LE 13 13 1 1 4 1 13
Joe Lintzenich 23 RH 11 7 2 2 12
Bronko Nagurski 23 FB 10 8 2 2 12
Dick Nesbitt 24 rh 13 6 1 1 2 12
Gardie Grange 25 LH 12 3 1 1 1 7
Bill Senn 26 1 0 1 1 1 7
Carl Brumbaugh 25 K/KR/P/PR/QB 12 9 1 1 6
Hoot Drury 25 RE 10 6 1 1 6
Paul Franklin 25 b 12 3 1 1 6
Herb Joesting 26 fb 6 2 1 1 6
Link Lyman 33 LT 11 9 1 1 6
Keith Molesworth 26 hb 11 2 1 1 6
Cookie Tackwell 24 lt 4 4 2 2
Team Total 25.2 13 13 7 1 1 22 8 1 143
Opp Total 13 92

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1931-09-18 CLE W, 21-0 1 2 rush Red Grange 2 yard rush (Luke Johnsos kick)
2 1931-09-18 CLE W, 21-0 2 pass Joe Lintzenich unknown yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh (Luke Johnsos kick)
3 1931-09-18 CLE W, 21-0 4 5 rush Bill Senn 5 yard rush (Bill Senn kick)
4 1931-10-11 NYG W, 6-0 3 1 rush Red Grange 1 yard rush
5 1931-10-18 CRD W, 26-13 3 35 rush Red Grange 35 yard rush (Luke Johnsos kick)
6 1931-10-18 CRD W, 26-13 3 17 pass Red Grange 17 yard pass from Joe Lintzenich (Luke Johnsos kick)
7 1931-10-18 CRD W, 26-13 4 62 rush Bronko Nagurski 62 yard rush
8 1931-10-18 CRD W, 26-13 4 10 rush Red Grange 10 yard rush
9 1931-10-25 FRN L, 12-13 2 fumble Link Lyman unknown yard fumble return
10 1931-10-25 FRN L, 12-13 4 rush Bronko Nagurski unknown yard rush
11 1931-11-08 PRT W, 9-6 4 5 rush Carl Brumbaugh 5 yard rush
12 1931-11-15 @ NYG W, 12-6 3 15 pass Luke Johnsos 15 yard pass from Joe Lintzenich
13 1931-11-15 @ NYG W, 12-6 4 28 pass Gardie Grange 28 yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh
14 1931-11-22 @ BKN W, 26-0 1 19 pass Red Grange 19 yard pass from Dick Nesbitt (Cookie Tackwell kick)
15 1931-11-22 @ BKN W, 26-0 3 37 pass Hoot Drury 37 yard pass from Keith Molesworth
16 1931-11-22 @ BKN W, 26-0 4 20 rush Paul Franklin 20 yard rush (Gardie Grange kick)
17 1931-11-22 @ BKN W, 26-0 4 25 interception Dick Nesbitt 25 yard interception return
18 1931-11-26 CRD W, 18-7 2 2 rush Herb Joesting 2 yard rush
19 1931-11-26 CRD W, 18-7 2 45 rush Red Grange 45 yard rush
20 1931-11-26 CRD W, 18-7 3 25 rush Keith Molesworth 25 yard rush
21 1931-12-06 GNB W, 7-6 1 28 pass Joe Lintzenich 28 yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh (Cookie Tackwell kick)
22 1931-12-13 NYG L, 6-25 4 2 rush Dick Nesbitt 2 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1931-09-27 @ GNB W, 7-0 2 2 rush Verne Lewellen 2 yard rush (Red Dunn kick)
2 1931-10-18 CRD L, 13-26 1 15 pass Milan Creighton 15 yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Ernie Nevers kick)
3 1931-10-18 CRD L, 13-26 4 4 rush Ernie Nevers 4 yard rush
4 1931-10-25 FRN W, 13-12 2 5 rush Herb Joesting 5 yard rush
5 1931-10-25 FRN W, 13-12 3 84 punt Mort Kaer 84 yard punt return (Cookie Tackwell kick)
6 1931-11-01 GNB W, 6-2 2 80 interception Mike Michalske 80 yard interception return
7 1931-11-08 PRT L, 6-9 4 42 pass Bill McKalip 42 yard pass from Glenn Presnell
8 1931-11-15 @ NYG L, 6-12 2 1 rush Benny Friedman 1 yard rush
9 1931-11-26 CRD L, 7-18 4 2 rush Bunny Belden 2 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
10 1931-12-06 GNB L, 6-7 2 28 pass Johnny Blood 28 yard pass from Bo Molenda
11 1931-12-13 NYG W, 25-6 2 3 rush Dutch Kitzmiller 3 yard rush (Hap Moran kick)
12 1931-12-13 NYG W, 25-6 3 15 rush Dutch Kitzmiller 15 yard rush
13 1931-12-13 NYG W, 25-6 3 2 rush Len Sedbrook 2 yard rush
14 1931-12-13 NYG W, 25-6 4 7 pass Dale Burnett 7 yard pass from Tiny Feather