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1939 Chicago Bears

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8-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 298 points (27.1/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 157 points (14.3/g), 5th.
 Differential of 141 points (12.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.0-2.0.

Coach: George Halas (8-3-0)

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 298 4008 660 6.1 19 0 148 89 221 1965 16 19 8.9 439 2043 21 4.7 148
Team Defense 157 2580 672 3.8 42 17 133 319 1768 9 25 5.5 353 812 9 2.3
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 5 1 2 6 1 2 5 2 3 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 5 3 2 1 1 10 10 3 3 2 2 1 4 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 15 boxscore W 1-0 Cleveland Rams 30 21 16 411 129 282 1 8 212 157 55
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 16 21 10 198 100 98 2 16 229 90 139 1
3 Mon October 2 boxscore W 2-1 @ Pittsburgh Pirates 32 0 18 441 193 248 1 10 54 39 15 2
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 @ Cleveland Rams 35 21 14 361 180 181 4 10 172 141 31 3
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-1 Chicago Cardinals 44 7 13 408 196 212 5 13 296 162 134 8
5 Sun October 22 boxscore L 4-2 @ New York Giants 13 16 16 386 243 143 4 14 268 68 200 1
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 4-3 Detroit Lions 0 10 7 138 56 82 5 12 215 155 60 2
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-3 Green Bay Packers 30 27 4 303 136 167 2 5 356 298 58 4
8 Sun November 12 boxscore W 6-3 @ Detroit Lions 23 13 13 299 192 107 1 15 366 273 93 5
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 7-3 Philadelphia Eagles 27 14 18 531 285 246 5 11 211 247 -36 4
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 8-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 48 7 15 412 248 164 3 19 144 116 28 8

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 28 QB 11 7 44 113 38.9% 914 8 7.1 9 8.0 0 8.1 5.9 20.8 83.1 58.6 0 0
Sid Luckman 23 LH/P 11 7 23 51 45.1% 636 5 9.8 4 7.8 85 12.5 10.9 27.7 57.8 91.6 0 0
Billy Patterson 21 b 8 1 14 38 36.8% 227 3 7.9 4 10.5 0 6.0 2.8 16.2 28.4 44.4 0 0
Bob Snyder 26 8 0 5 12 41.7% 135 0 0.0 2 16.7 0 11.3 3.8 27.0 16.9 44.1 0 0
Solly Sherman 22 qb 7 1 2 4 50.0% 43 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 10.8 10.8 21.5 6.1 88.5 0 0
Joe Maniaci 25 FB 9 6 1 2 50.0% 10 0 0.0 0 0.0 10 5.0 5.0 10.0 1.1 64.6 0 0
Dick Plasman 25 e 11 3 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 89 221 40.3% 1965 16 7.2 19 8.6 85 8.9 6.5 22.1 178.6 61.0 0 0
Opp Total 11 133 319 41.7% 1768 9 2.8 25 7.8 5.5 2.58 13.3 160.7 36.7 0 0 5.5 2.6 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
Bill Osmanski*+ 24 fb 10 3 121 699 7 86 5.8 69.9 12.1 3 65 21.7 1 0 0.3 6.5 764 8 0
Joe Maniaci 25 FB 9 6 77 544 4 75 7.1 60.4 8.6 544 4 0
Ray Nolting 26 RH 11 9 50 216 2 0 4.3 19.6 4.5 6 87 14.5 1 0 0.5 7.9 303 3 0
Gary Famiglietti 26 fb 10 2 33 128 0 0 3.9 12.8 3.3 3 72 24.0 0 0 0.3 7.2 200 0 0
Bob Swisher 25 lh 9 5 30 192 2 0 6.4 21.3 3.3 7 228 32.6 1 85 0.8 25.3 420 3 0
Jack Manders 30 K 11 2 25 63 3 0 2.5 5.7 2.3 1 29 29.0 1 29 0.1 2.6 92 4 0
Sid Luckman 23 LH/P 11 7 24 42 0 0 1.8 3.8 2.2 42 0 0
Bernie Masterson 28 QB 11 7 21 -31 2 0 -1.5 -2.8 1.9 2 37 18.5 0 0 0.2 3.4 6 2 0
Bob MacLeod 22 hb 9 1 17 88 1 0 5.2 9.8 1.9 10 231 23.1 3 53 1.1 25.7 319 4 0
Bob Snyder 26 8 0 15 56 0 0 3.7 7.0 1.9 56 0 0
Billy Patterson 21 b 8 1 14 34 0 0 2.4 4.3 1.8 34 0 0
Dick Schweidler 24 4 0 5 15 0 0 3.0 3.8 1.3 2 43 21.5 0 0 0.5 10.8 58 0 0
Solly Sherman 22 qb 7 1 3 -5 0 0 -1.7 -0.7 0.4 1 42 42.0 0 42 0.1 6.0 37 0 0
Bert Johnson 27 1 0 3 4 0 0 1.3 4.0 3.0 4 0 0
Les McDonald 25 LE 11 8 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 16 261 16.3 3 0 1.5 23.7 259 3 0
Dick Plasman 25 e 11 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 403 21.2 3 0 1.7 36.6 403 3 0
Eggs Manske 27 e 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 321 32.1 2 50 0.9 29.2 321 2 0
George Wilson 25 RE 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 66 13.2 0 0 0.5 6.0 66 0 0
John Siegal 21 e 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 71 23.7 1 32 0.3 7.1 71 1 0
Joe Stydahar*+ 27 LT 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.8 9 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 439 2043 21 86 4.7 185.7 39.9 89 1965 22.1 16 85 8.1 178.6 4008 37 0
Opp Total 11 353 812 9 2.3 73.8 32.1 133 1768 13.3 9 12.1 160.7 2580 18 0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Sid Luckman 23 LH/P 11 7 27 1199 67 0 44.4
Jack Manders 30 K 11 2 7 3 42.9%% 20 17 85.0%%
Ray Nolting 26 RH 11 9 12 463 47 0 38.6
Joe Maniaci 25 FB 9 6 2 1 50.0%% 8 4 50.0%%
Bob Snyder 26 8 0 1 1 100.0%% 2 1 50.0%% 7 291 46 0 41.6
Billy Patterson 21 b 8 1 1 1 100.0%% 8 300 53 0 37.5
Joe Stydahar*+ 27 LT 11 10 6 4 66.7%%
Dick Plasman 25 e 11 3 1 0.0%% 3 3 100.0%%
Bob Swisher 25 lh 9 5 3 93 36 0 31.0
Gary Famiglietti 26 fb 10 2 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 25.0 11 11 5 45.5%% 41 31 75.6%% 57 2346 67 0 41.2
Opp Total 11 4 21 19 90.5%%

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 30 K 11 2 3 1 4 17 3 50
Bill Osmanski*+ 24 fb 10 3 7 1 8 48
Joe Maniaci 25 FB 9 6 4 1 5 4 1 37
Bob MacLeod 22 hb 9 1 1 3 1 5 30
Ray Nolting 26 RH 11 9 2 1 1 4 24
Dick Plasman 25 e 11 3 3 3 3 21
Les McDonald 25 LE 11 8 3 3 18
Bob Swisher 25 lh 9 5 2 1 3 18
Eggs Manske 27 e 11 1 2 2 12
Bernie Masterson 28 QB 11 7 2 2 12
Sid Luckman 23 LH/P 11 7 1 1 6
Solly Sherman 22 qb 7 1 1 1 6
John Siegal 21 e 10 1 1 1 6
Bob Snyder 26 8 0 1 1 4
Joe Stydahar*+ 27 LT 11 10 4 4
Gary Famiglietti 26 fb 10 2 1 1
Billy Patterson 21 b 8 1 1 1
Team Total 25.0 11 21 16 1 4 42 31 5 298
Opp Total 11 9 9 19 4 157

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1939-09-15 RAM W, 30-21 2 7 rush Bob Swisher 7 yard rush (Joe Maniaci kick)
2 1939-09-15 RAM W, 30-21 2 21 pass Les McDonald 21 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Joe Maniaci kick)
3 1939-09-15 RAM W, 30-21 2 1 rush Joe Maniaci 1 yard rush
4 1939-09-15 RAM W, 30-21 4 26 pass Dick Plasman 26 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
5 1939-09-24 @ GNB L, 16-21 2 16 rush Bill Osmanski 16 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
6 1939-09-24 @ GNB L, 16-21 2 7 rush Bernie Masterson 7 yard rush
7 1939-10-02 @ PIT W, 32-0 2 21 rush Bill Osmanski 21 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
8 1939-10-02 @ PIT W, 32-0 2 24 pass Eggs Manske 24 yard pass from Bernie Masterson
9 1939-10-02 @ PIT W, 32-0 3 75 rush Joe Maniaci 75 yard rush
10 1939-10-02 @ PIT W, 32-0 3 4 rush Joe Maniaci 4 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
11 1939-10-02 @ PIT W, 32-0 4 29 pass Bob MacLeod 29 yard pass from Billy Patterson
12 1939-10-08 @ RAM W, 35-21 2 21 pass Bob MacLeod 21 yard pass from Billy Patterson (Dick Plasman kick)
13 1939-10-08 @ RAM W, 35-21 2 rush Bill Osmanski unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
14 1939-10-08 @ RAM W, 35-21 2 41 interception Bob MacLeod 41 yard interception return (Jack Manders kick)
15 1939-10-08 @ RAM W, 35-21 3 rush Jack Manders unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
16 1939-10-08 @ RAM W, 35-21 3 rush Jack Manders unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
17 1939-10-15 CRD W, 44-7 1 12 fumble Joe Maniaci 12 yard fumble return (Joe Maniaci kick)
18 1939-10-15 CRD W, 44-7 1 10 pass Les McDonald 10 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Joe Maniaci kick)
19 1939-10-15 CRD W, 44-7 2 3 rush Bill Osmanski 3 yard rush (Dick Plasman kick)
20 1939-10-15 CRD W, 44-7 4 11 pass Ray Nolting 11 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Joe Stydahar kick)
21 1939-10-15 CRD W, 44-7 4 35 interception Ray Nolting 35 yard interception return
22 1939-10-15 CRD W, 44-7 4 86 rush Bill Osmanski 86 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
23 1939-10-22 @ NYG L, 13-16 4 68 pass Dick Plasman 68 yard pass from Sid Luckman
24 1939-10-22 @ NYG L, 13-16 4 3 rush Joe Maniaci 3 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
25 1939-11-05 GNB W, 30-27 1 57 rush Bob Swisher 57 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
26 1939-11-05 GNB W, 30-27 2 19 pass Bill Osmanski 19 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Jack Manders kick)
27 1939-11-05 GNB W, 30-27 3 8 pass Dick Plasman 8 yard pass from Bernie Masterson
28 1939-11-05 GNB W, 30-27 4 3 rush Bill Osmanski 3 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
29 1939-11-12 @ DET W, 23-13 2 1 rush Bernie Masterson 1 yard rush (Bob Snyder kick)
30 1939-11-12 @ DET W, 23-13 2 85 pass Bob Swisher 85 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Jack Manders kick)
31 1939-11-12 @ DET W, 23-13 4 7 rush Bob MacLeod 7 yard rush
32 1939-11-19 PHI W, 27-14 1 65 rush Bill Osmanski 65 yard rush
33 1939-11-19 PHI W, 27-14 2 7 pass Les McDonald 7 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
34 1939-11-19 PHI W, 27-14 2 50 pass Eggs Manske 50 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
35 1939-11-19 PHI W, 27-14 3 3 rush Ray Nolting 3 yard rush (Dick Plasman kick)
36 1939-11-26 @ CRD W, 48-7 2 5 rush Ray Nolting 5 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
37 1939-11-26 @ CRD W, 48-7 2 5 pass Bob MacLeod 5 yard pass from Sid Luckman
38 1939-11-26 @ CRD W, 48-7 3 32 pass John Siegal 32 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Jack Manders kick)
39 1939-11-26 @ CRD W, 48-7 3 33 interception Sid Luckman 33 yard interception return (Jack Manders kick)
40 1939-11-26 @ CRD W, 48-7 3 29 pass Jack Manders 29 yard pass from Billy Patterson (Jack Manders kick)
41 1939-11-26 @ CRD W, 48-7 4 1 rush Jack Manders 1 yard rush (Gary Famiglietti kick)
42 1939-11-26 @ CRD W, 48-7 4 rush Billy Patterson unknown yard rush (Billy Patterson run)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1939-09-15 RAM L, 21-30 1 34 rush Johnny Drake 34 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
2 1939-09-15 RAM L, 21-30 3 1 rush Johnny Drake 1 yard rush (Vic Spadaccini kick)
3 1939-09-15 RAM L, 21-30 4 50 pass Jim Benton 50 yard pass from Kelly Moan (Kelly Moan kick)
4 1939-09-24 @ GNB W, 21-16 3 11 rush Cecil Isbell 11 yard rush (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
5 1939-09-24 @ GNB W, 21-16 3 1 rush Clarke Hinkle 1 yard rush (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
6 1939-09-24 @ GNB W, 21-16 3 fumble Tom Greenfield unknown yard fumble return (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
7 1939-10-08 @ RAM L, 21-35 1 1 rush Johnny Drake 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
8 1939-10-08 @ RAM L, 21-35 1 15 pass Jim Benton 15 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
9 1939-10-08 @ RAM L, 21-35 4 pass Jim Benton unknown yard pass from Marty Slovak (Vic Spadaccini kick)
10 1939-10-15 CRD L, 7-44 2 12 rush Frank Patrick 12 yard rush (Frank Patrick kick)
11 1939-10-22 @ NYG W, 16-13 2 13 rush Len Barnum 13 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
12 1939-10-29 DET W, 10-0 3 18 rush Dwight Sloan 18 yard rush (Monk Moscrip kick)
13 1939-11-05 GNB L, 27-30 1 72 punt Joe Laws 72 yard punt return (Ernie Smith kick)
14 1939-11-05 GNB L, 27-30 1 32 pass Milt Gantenbein 32 yard pass from Cecil Isbell
15 1939-11-05 GNB L, 27-30 2 29 pass Ed Jankowski 29 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
16 1939-11-05 GNB L, 27-30 4 20 pass Don Hutson 20 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
17 1939-11-12 @ DET L, 13-23 2 21 pass Lloyd Cardwell 21 yard pass from Darrell Tully (Monk Moscrip kick)
18 1939-11-12 @ DET L, 13-23 4 8 pass Bill Shepherd 8 yard pass from Dwight Sloan
19 1939-11-19 PHI L, 14-27 2 85 pass Red Ramsey 85 yard pass from Davey O'Brien (Fran Murray kick)
20 1939-11-19 PHI L, 14-27 4 3 rush Joe Bukant 3 yard rush (Fran Murray kick)
21 1939-11-26 @ CRD L, 7-48 4 51 fumble Milt Popovich 51 yard fumble return (Bill Smith kick)