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1936 Chicago Bears

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9-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1936 NFL Season Summary

Scored 222 points (18.5/g), 3rd of 9 in the NFL. Allowed 94 points (7.8/g), 1st.
 Differential of 128 points (10.7/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.6-1.4.

Coach: George Halas (9-3-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: St. John's Military Academy (Delafield, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Principal Owner/Head Coach/General Manager George Halas

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 222 3305 722 4.6 21 0 145 58 170 1099 16 21 6.5 552 2206 12 4.0 145
Team Defense 94 2996 737 4.1 59 24 86 227 1174 3 35 5.2 510 1822 9 3.6
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 3 1 4 6 4 2 3 1 3 2 2 2
Lg Rank Defense 1 8 1 6 1 8 9 1 1 3 7 6 4 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 30 3
3 Sun September 27 boxscore W 2-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 0
4 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-0 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 27 9
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-0 Chicago Cardinals 7 3
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-0 Pittsburgh Pirates 26 7
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 6-0 Detroit Lions 12 10
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 6-1 Green Bay Packers 10 21
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-1 @ New York Giants 25 7 11 249 126 123 13 226 81 145 6
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 8-1 @ Boston Redskins 26 0
11 Sun November 22 boxscore W 9-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28 7
10 Thu November 26 boxscore L 9-2 @ Detroit Lions 7 13
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 9-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 7 14

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
Bernie Masterson 25 QB 12 9 10 42 23.8% 292 3 7.1 6 14.3 0 7.0 2.0 29.2 24.3 40.3 0 0
Keith Molesworth 31 11 0 15 31 48.4% 188 4 12.9 4 12.9 0 6.1 2.8 12.5 17.1 67.7 0 0
Carl Brumbaugh 30 b 12 3 8 28 28.6% 140 3 10.7 3 10.7 0 5.0 2.3 17.5 11.7 44.0 0 0
George Corbett 28 9 0 5 13 38.5% 64 0 0.0 1 7.7 0 4.9 1.5 12.8 7.1 22.6 0 0
Ray Nolting 23 RH 11 6 3 13 23.1% 30 2 15.4 1 7.7 0 2.3 1.9 10.0 2.7 47.1 0 0
John Doehring 27 6 0 5 12 41.7% 145 1 8.3 0 0.0 0 12.1 13.8 29.0 24.2 114.9 0 0
Gene Ronzani 27 b 10 2 8 12 66.7% 170 1 8.3 2 16.7 0 14.2 8.3 21.3 17.0 97.9 0 0
Beattie Feathers 27 LH 12 12 1 11 9.1% 10 1 9.1 2 18.2 10 0.9 -5.5 10.0 0.8 30.3 0 0
Bronko Nagurski+ 28 FB 11 8 1 5 20.0% 8 1 20.0 2 40.0 8 1.6 -12.4 8.0 0.7 39.6 0 0
Jack Manders 27 hb 12 4 2 3 66.7% 52 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 17.3 17.3 26.0 4.3 109.7 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 58 170 34.1% 1099 16 9.4 21 12.4 10 6.5 2.8 18.9 91.6 49.2 0 0
Opp Total 12 86 227 37.9% 1174 3 1.3 35 15.4 5.2 -1.50 13.7 97.8 20.0 0 0 5.2 -1.5 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+ 28 FB 11 8 122 529 3 0 4.3 48.1 11.1 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.1 541 3 0
Beattie Feathers 27 LH 12 12 97 350 2 0 3.6 29.2 8.1 2 5 2.5 0 0 0.2 0.4 355 2 0
Ray Nolting 23 RH 11 6 76 352 0 0 4.6 32.0 6.9 2 50 25.0 1 0 0.2 4.5 402 1 0
Jack Manders 27 hb 12 4 63 207 4 0 3.3 17.3 5.3 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 211 4 0
Keith Molesworth 31 11 0 60 276 0 0 4.6 25.1 5.5 9 146 16.2 0 0 0.8 13.3 422 0 0
Johnny Sisk 30 hb 10 4 41 163 0 0 4.0 16.3 4.1 1 39 39.0 0 39 0.1 3.9 202 0 0
Gene Ronzani 27 b 10 2 37 186 0 0 5.0 18.6 3.7 4 58 14.5 2 38 0.4 5.8 244 2 0
John Doehring 27 6 0 18 101 0 0 5.6 16.8 3.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.2 3.2 120 0 0
George Corbett 28 9 0 13 45 0 0 3.5 5.0 1.4 3 69 23.0 1 0 0.3 7.7 114 1 0
Carl Brumbaugh 30 b 12 3 9 -1 0 0 -0.1 -0.1 0.8 5 39 7.8 2 0 0.4 3.3 38 2 0
Bernie Masterson 25 QB 12 9 9 -7 2 0 -0.8 -0.6 0.8 1 28 28.0 0 28 0.1 2.3 21 2 0
Bill Karr 25 RE 8 6 4 11 1 0 2.8 1.4 0.5 6 121 20.2 2 40 0.8 15.1 132 3 0
Bill Hewitt+ 27 LE 12 12 2 -9 0 0 -4.5 -0.8 0.2 15 358 23.9 6 45 1.3 29.8 349 6 0
George Grosvenor 26 1 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3.0 1.0 3 0 0
Luke Johnsos 31 e 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 121 24.2 2 0 0.4 10.1 121 2 0
Red Pollock 25 hb 7 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 2.1 15 0 0
Ted Rosequist 28 t 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.3 3.8 15 0 0
Team Total 26.4 12 552 2206 12 3 4.0 183.8 46.0 58 1099 18.9 16 45 4.8 91.6 3305 28 0
Opp Total 12 510 1822 9 3.6 151.8 42.5 86 1174 13.7 3 7.2 97.8 2996 12 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 27 hb 12 4 4 4 17 7 62
Bill Hewitt+ 27 LE 12 12 6 1 7 42
Bronko Nagurski+ 28 FB 11 8 3 3 1 19
Bill Karr 25 RE 8 6 1 2 3 18
Carl Brumbaugh 30 b 12 3 2 2 12
Beattie Feathers 27 LH 12 12 2 2 12
Luke Johnsos 31 e 12 3 2 2 12
Bernie Masterson 25 QB 12 9 2 2 12
Gene Ronzani 27 b 10 2 2 2 12
George Corbett 28 9 0 1 1 6
Ookie Miller 27 c 11 4 1 1 6
Ray Nolting 23 RH 11 6 1 1 6
Joe Stydahar 24 LT 12 12 3 3
Team Total 26.4 12 12 16 2 30 21 7 222
Opp Total 12 9 3 11 3 1 94

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1936-09-20 @ GNB W, 30-3 2 12 lateral Gene Ronzani 12 yard lateral return (Jack Manders kick)
2 1936-09-20 @ GNB W, 30-3 3 12 pass Bill Hewitt 12 yard pass from Ray Nolting
3 1936-09-20 @ GNB W, 30-3 4 5 pass Carl Brumbaugh 5 yard pass from Keith Molesworth (Jack Manders kick)
4 1936-09-20 @ GNB W, 30-3 4 9 rush Bill Karr 9 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
5 1936-09-27 @ PHI W, 17-0 1 25 pass Bill Hewitt 25 yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh (Joe Stydahar kick)
6 1936-09-27 @ PHI W, 17-0 3 16 pass Bill Hewitt 16 yard pass from Ray Nolting (Jack Manders kick)
7 1936-10-04 @ PIT W, 27-9 1 8 pass Bill Karr 8 yard pass from Bronko Nagurski (Jack Manders kick)
8 1936-10-04 @ PIT W, 27-9 2 14 pass Carl Brumbaugh 14 yard pass from Keith Molesworth (Bronko Nagurski kick)
9 1936-10-04 @ PIT W, 27-9 3 40 pass Bill Karr 40 yard pass from Gene Ronzani
10 1936-10-04 @ PIT W, 27-9 3 36 pass Luke Johnsos 36 yard pass from Keith Molesworth (Joe Stydahar kick)
11 1936-10-11 CRD W, 7-3 2 4 rush Jack Manders 4 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
12 1936-10-18 PIT W, 26-7 1 2 rush Beattie Feathers 2 yard rush
13 1936-10-18 PIT W, 26-7 2 38 pass Gene Ronzani 38 yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh
14 1936-10-18 PIT W, 26-7 4 1 rush Bronko Nagurski 1 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
15 1936-10-18 PIT W, 26-7 4 8 rush Beattie Feathers 8 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
16 1936-10-25 DET W, 12-10 2 14 pass Luke Johnsos 14 yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh
17 1936-11-01 GNB L, 10-21 1 53 fumble Bill Hewitt 53 yard fumble return (Jack Manders kick)
18 1936-11-08 @ NYG W, 25-7 1 29 pass Bill Hewitt 29 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
19 1936-11-08 @ NYG W, 25-7 1 8 rush Bernie Masterson 8 yard rush
20 1936-11-08 @ NYG W, 25-7 2 29 pass Ray Nolting 29 yard pass from Bernie Masterson
21 1936-11-08 @ NYG W, 25-7 3 1 rush Bernie Masterson 1 yard rush
22 1936-11-15 @ BOS W, 26-0 1 45 pass Bill Hewitt 45 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
23 1936-11-15 @ BOS W, 26-0 3 3 rush Bronko Nagurski 3 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
24 1936-11-15 @ BOS W, 26-0 4 36 rush Jack Manders 36 yard rush
25 1936-11-22 @ PHI W, 28-7 2 rush Bronko Nagurski unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
26 1936-11-22 @ PHI W, 28-7 2 5 rush Jack Manders 5 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
27 1936-11-22 @ PHI W, 28-7 2 50 pass George Corbett 50 yard pass from John Doehring (Jack Manders kick)
28 1936-11-22 @ PHI W, 28-7 4 2 rush Jack Manders 2 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
29 1936-11-26 @ DET L, 7-13 4 66 fumble Ookie Miller 66 yard fumble return (Joe Stydahar kick)
30 1936-11-29 @ CRD L, 7-14 1 10 pass Bill Hewitt 10 yard pass from Beattie Feathers (Jack Manders kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1936-10-04 @ PIT L, 9-27 4 4 pass Warren Heller 4 yard pass from Johnny Gildea (George Kakasic kick)
2 1936-10-18 PIT L, 7-26 2 2 rush Silvio Zaninelli 2 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
3 1936-10-25 DET L, 10-12 2 5 rush Ike Peterson 5 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
4 1936-11-01 GNB W, 21-10 2 9 pass Don Hutson 9 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ernie Smith kick)
5 1936-11-01 GNB W, 21-10 2 59 rush Clarke Hinkle 59 yard rush (Ernie Smith kick)
6 1936-11-01 GNB W, 21-10 4 2 rush George Sauer 2 yard rush (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
7 1936-11-08 @ NYG L, 7-25 2 23 pass Tod Goodwin 23 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Tillie Manton kick)
8 1936-11-22 @ PHI L, 7-28 4 70 rush John Kusko 70 yard rush (Stumpy Thomason kick)
9 1936-11-26 @ DET W, 13-7 1 2 rush Ace Gutowsky 2 yard rush
10 1936-11-26 @ DET W, 13-7 4 51 rush Dutch Clark 51 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
11 1936-11-29 @ CRD W, 14-7 4 1 rush George Grosvenor 1 yard rush (Bill Smith kick)
12 1936-11-29 @ CRD W, 14-7 4 66 rush George Grosvenor 66 yard rush (Bill Smith kick)