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1933 Chicago Bears

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10-2-1, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1933 NFL Season Summary

Scored 133 points (10.2/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 82 points (6.3/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 51 points (3.9/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.9-3.1.

Coach: George Halas (10-2-1)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana)


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 133 2963 708 4.2 29 0 74 212 1229 11 29 5.8 496 1734 3 3.5
Team Defense 82 2316 701 3.3 32 0 63 187 691 4 32 3.7 514 1625 4 3.2
Lg Rank Offense 4 3 7 1 1 4 3 2 7 3 4 3 8 3
Lg Rank Defense 2 3 2 1 1 6 2 2 2 1 8 5 2 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 14 7
2 Sun October 1 boxscore W 2-0 Boston Redskins 7 0
1 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-0 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 10 0
4 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-0 Chicago Cardinals 12 9
5 Sun October 22 boxscore W 5-0 Green Bay Packers 10 7
6 Sun October 29 boxscore W 6-0 New York Giants 14 10
8 Sun November 5 boxscore L 6-1 @ Boston Redskins 0 10
5 Sun November 12 boxscore T 6-1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 3 3
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 6-2-1 @ New York Giants 0 3
10 Sun November 26 boxscore W 7-2-1 Portsmouth Spartans 17 14
10 Thu November 30 boxscore W 8-2-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 22 6
11 Sun December 3 boxscore W 9-2-1 @ Portsmouth Spartans 17 7
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 10-2-1 Green Bay Packers 7 6
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 17 boxscore W 11-2-1 New York Giants 23 21 12 311 150 161 1 13 307 208 99 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Keith Molesworth 28 LH 13 9 19 50 38.0% 433 4 8.0 4 8.0 0 8.7 6.7 22.8 33.3 63.2
Red Grange 30 hb 13 2 13 33 39.4% 169 2 6.1 3 9.1 0 5.1 2.2 13.0 13.0 38.6
Carl Brumbaugh 27 QB 13 9 8 29 27.6% 101 1 3.4 6 20.7 0 3.5 -5.1 12.6 7.8 13.5
Bronko Nagurski+ 25 FB 13 10 14 27 51.9% 233 0 0.0 3 11.1 0 8.6 3.6 16.6 17.9 41.7
John Doehring 24 8 0 5 26 19.2% 123 1 3.8 8 30.8 0 4.7 -8.3 24.6 15.4 20.0 0 0
Jack Manders 24 rh 13 6 6 15 40.0% 57 0 0.0 3 20.0 0 3.8 -5.2 9.5 4.4 11.7
George Corbett 25 b 6 3 4 12 33.3% 31 0 0.0 2 16.7 9 2.6 -4.9 7.8 5.2 2.8
Gene Ronzani 24 b 11 3 0 9 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Bill Hewitt+ 24 LE 13 13 4 7 57.1% 59 3 42.9 0 0.0 34 8.4 17.0 14.8 4.5 124.4
Dick Nesbitt 26 4 0 1 3 33.3% 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 7.7 7.7 23.0 5.8 61.8 0 0
Johnny Sisk 27 RH 13 10 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.4 13 74 212 34.9% 1229 11 5.2 29 13.7 34 5.8 0.7 16.6 94.5 33.0 0 0
Opp Total 13 63 187 33.7% 691 4 2.1 32 17.1 3.7 -3.58 11.0 53.2 13.1 0 0 3.7 -3.6 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Bronko Nagurski+ 25 FB 13 10 128 533 1 0 4.2 41.0 9.8 1 23 23.0 0 23 0.1 1.8 556 1 0
Red Grange 30 hb 13 2 81 277 1 0 3.4 21.3 6.2 3 74 24.7 0 0 0.2 5.7 351 1 0
Jack Manders 24 rh 13 6 65 234 0 0 3.6 18.0 5.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.7 243 0 0
Keith Molesworth 28 LH 13 9 61 145 0 0 2.4 11.2 4.7 11 118 10.7 1 0 0.8 9.1 263 1 0
Johnny Sisk 27 RH 13 10 52 219 1 0 4.2 16.8 4.0 5 93 18.6 0 0 0.4 7.2 312 1 0
Gene Ronzani 24 b 11 3 26 91 0 0 3.5 8.3 2.4 3 62 20.7 1 42 0.3 5.6 153 1 0
George Corbett 25 b 6 3 25 54 0 0 2.2 9.0 4.2 54 0 0
Dick Nesbitt 26 4 0 21 78 0 0 3.7 19.5 5.3 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.3 3.8 93 0 0
Carl Brumbaugh 27 QB 13 9 20 39 0 0 2.0 3.0 1.5 5 82 16.4 0 0 0.4 6.3 121 0 0
John Doehring 24 8 0 13 58 0 0 4.5 7.3 1.6 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.1 67 0 0
Bill Hewitt+ 24 LE 13 13 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.1 0.2 14 273 19.5 2 29 1.1 21.0 274 2 0
Paul Franklin 27 3 0 2 5 0 0 2.5 1.7 0.7 5 0 0
Luke Johnsos 28 re 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 188 18.8 3 0 1.7 31.3 188 3 0
Bill Karr 22 RE 13 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 182 20.2 3 34 0.7 14.0 182 3 0
Joe Zeller 25 g 11 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 44 22.0 1 0 0.2 4.0 44 1 0
Cookie Tackwell 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.3 6.7 20 0 0
Team Total 26.4 13 496 1734 3 1 3.5 133.4 38.2 67 1192 17.8 11 42 5.2 91.7 2926 14 0
Opp Total 13 514 1625 4 3.2 125.0 39.5 63 691 11.0 4 4.8 53.2 2316 8 0

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
Jack Manders 24 rh 13 6 13 6 31
Bill Karr 22 RE 13 7 3 1 4 24
Luke Johnsos 28 re 6 6 3 3 1 19
Bill Hewitt+ 24 LE 13 13 2 1 3 18
Bronko Nagurski+ 25 FB 13 10 1 1 1 7
Red Grange 30 hb 13 2 1 1 6
Keith Molesworth 28 LH 13 9 1 1 6
Gene Ronzani 24 b 11 3 1 1 6
Johnny Sisk 27 RH 13 10 1 1 6
Joe Zeller 25 g 11 2 1 1 6
George Musso 23 RT 12 5 1 2
Team Total 26.4 13 3 11 2 16 15 6 2 135
Opp Total 13 4 4 7 5 82

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1933-09-24 @ GNB W, 14-7 4 46 pass Luke Johnsos 46 yard pass from Bill Hewitt (Jack Manders kick)
2 1933-09-24 @ GNB W, 14-7 4 0 blocked field goal Bill Hewitt 0 yard blocked field goal return (Jack Manders kick)
3 1933-10-01 BOS W, 7-0 4 17 rush Johnny Sisk 17 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
4 1933-10-08 @ BKN W, 10-0 2 25 pass Bill Karr 25 yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh (Bronko Nagurski kick)
5 1933-10-15 CRD W, 12-9 3 8 pass Luke Johnsos 8 yard pass from Bill Hewitt (Jack Manders kick)
6 1933-10-22 GNB W, 10-7 4 24 pass Luke Johnsos 24 yard pass from Red Grange (Jack Manders kick)
7 1933-10-29 NYG W, 14-10 2 29 pass Bill Hewitt 29 yard pass from Keith Molesworth (Jack Manders kick)
8 1933-10-29 NYG W, 14-10 4 11 pass Bill Karr 11 yard pass from Keith Molesworth (Jack Manders kick)
9 1933-11-26 PRT W, 17-14 1 34 pass Bill Karr 34 yard pass from Bill Hewitt (Jack Manders kick)
10 1933-11-26 PRT W, 17-14 4 29 rush Bronko Nagurski 29 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
11 1933-11-30 @ CRD W, 22-6 1 25 blocked punt Bill Karr 25 yard blocked punt return
12 1933-11-30 @ CRD W, 22-6 2 rush Red Grange unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
13 1933-11-30 @ CRD W, 22-6 4 21 pass Joe Zeller 21 yard pass from John Doehring (Jack Manders kick)
14 1933-12-03 @ PRT W, 17-7 1 pass Bill Hewitt unknown yard pass from Keith Molesworth (Jack Manders kick)
15 1933-12-03 @ PRT W, 17-7 4 pass Keith Molesworth unknown yard pass from Red Grange (Jack Manders kick)
16 1933-12-10 GNB W, 7-6 2 42 pass Gene Ronzani 42 yard pass from Keith Molesworth (Jack Manders kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1933-09-24 @ GNB L, 7-14 3 1 rush Buckets Goldenberg 1 yard rush (Bob Monnett kick)
2 1933-10-15 CRD L, 9-12 2 51 punt Joe Lillard 51 yard punt return
3 1933-10-22 GNB L, 7-10 2 43 pass Johnny Blood 43 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Bob Monnett kick)
4 1933-10-29 NYG L, 10-14 1 41 pass Ken Strong 41 yard pass from Harry Newman (Ken Strong kick)
5 1933-11-05 @ BOS W, 10-0 1 5 rush Jim Musick 5 yard rush (Jim Musick kick)
6 1933-11-26 PRT L, 14-17 2 rush Glenn Presnell unknown yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
7 1933-11-26 PRT L, 14-17 4 rush Ernie Caddel unknown yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
8 1933-11-30 @ CRD L, 6-22 4 7 rush Joe Lillard 7 yard rush
9 1933-12-03 @ PRT L, 7-17 1 25 pass Ernie Caddel 25 yard pass from Glenn Presnell (Glenn Presnell kick)
10 1933-12-10 GNB L, 6-7 4 85 punt Bob Monnett 85 yard punt return