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1940 Chicago Bears

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8-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1940 NFL Season Summary

Scored 238 points (21.6/g), 2nd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 152 points (13.8/g), 4th.
 Differential of 86 points (7.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.2-2.8.

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 238 3219 665 4.8 15 0 141 68 171 1401 10 15 8.2 494 1818 16 3.7 141
Team Defense 152 2750 641 4.3 38 11 133 269 1747 14 27 6.5 372 1003 7 2.7
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 2 1 3 10 5 5 2 1 1 1 1 2
Lg Rank Defense 4 5 5 7 1 9 9 9 3 8 2 2 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 22 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 41 10 6 288 191 97 3 15 341 192 149 9
3 Wed September 25 boxscore L 1-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 7 21 17 256 121 135 3 12 256 83 173 2
3 Sun October 6 boxscore W 2-1 @ Cleveland Rams 21 14 13 240 53 187 4 10 233 158 75 3
4 Sun October 13 boxscore W 3-1 Detroit Lions 7 0 10 210 15 195 4 13 173 66 107 2
5 Sun October 20 boxscore W 4-1 Brooklyn Dodgers 16 7 18 417 117 300 2 9 261 187 74 1
6 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-1 @ New York Giants 37 21 12 245 171 74 21 326 252 74 6
7 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-1 Green Bay Packers 14 7 13 246 59 187 4 11 208 156 52 5
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 6-2 @ Detroit Lions 14 17 14 299 167 132 3 14 253 155 98 1
9 Sun November 17 boxscore L 6-3 @ Washington Redskins 3 7 16 297 148 149 3 11 169 125 44 2
10 Sun November 24 boxscore W 7-3 Cleveland Rams 47 25 15 429 295 134 2 11 282 209 73 4
11 Sun December 1 boxscore W 8-3 Chicago Cardinals 31 23 8 254 63 191 4 11 240 139 101 2
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 8 boxscore W 9-3 @ Washington Redskins 73 0 17 519 138 381 1 17 231 226 5 9

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
Sid Luckman* 24 P/QB 11 7 48 105 45.7% 941 4 3.8 9 8.6 74 9.0 5.9 19.6 85.5 54.5
Bernie Masterson* 29 qb 7 2 9 23 39.1% 212 2 8.7 3 13.0 0 9.2 5.1 23.6 30.3 62.5 0 0
Bob Snyder* 27 11 0 5 22 22.7% 145 1 4.5 1 4.5 39 6.6 5.5 29.0 13.2 50.8
George McAfee 22 RH 10 8 4 11 36.4% 50 2 18.2 0 0.0 0 4.5 8.2 12.5 5.0 90.9
Solly Sherman* 23 qb 7 2 1 4 25.0% 15 1 25.0 0 0.0 15 3.8 8.8 15.0 2.1 82.3
Harry Clarke* 24 11 0 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 2 66.7 0 0.0 -30.0 0.0 0.0
Ray Nolting* 27 LH 11 11 1 2 50.0% 38 0 0.0 0 0.0 38 19.0 19.0 38.0 3.5 95.8
Bob Swisher* 26 9 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.3 11 68 171 39.8% 1401 10 5.8 15 8.8 74 8.2 5.4 20.6 127.4 52.3 0 0
Opp Total 11 133 269 49.4% 1747 14 5.2 27 10.0 6.5 3.02 13.1 158.8 48.1 0 0 6.5 3.0 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
Gary Famiglietti* 27 fb 11 2 93 320 4 0 3.4 29.1 8.5 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.0 331 4 0
Joe Maniaci* 26 fb 11 4 84 368 2 0 4.4 33.5 7.6 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 0.1 -0.5 363 2 0
Ray Nolting* 27 LH 11 11 78 373 1 0 4.8 33.9 7.1 3 36 12.0 0 0 0.3 3.3 409 1 0
Harry Clarke* 24 11 0 56 258 2 0 4.6 23.5 5.1 3 80 26.7 0 0 0.3 7.3 338 2 0
Bill Osmanski* 25 FB 8 6 50 192 3 68 3.8 24.0 6.3 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.1 1.6 205 3 0
George McAfee 22 RH 10 8 47 253 2 0 5.4 25.3 4.7 7 117 16.7 0 0 0.7 11.7 370 2 0
Sid Luckman* 24 P/QB 11 7 23 -65 0 0 -2.8 -5.9 2.1 -65 0 0
Bob Swisher* 26 9 0 15 70 0 0 4.7 7.8 1.7 2 106 53.0 0 0 0.2 11.8 176 0 0
Ray McLean* 25 10 0 14 10 1 5 0.7 1.0 1.4 6 138 23.0 2 0 0.6 13.8 148 3 0
Bernie Masterson* 29 qb 7 2 10 -7 1 0 -0.7 -1.0 1.4 -7 1 0
Jack Manders 31 K 10 2 8 20 0 0 2.5 2.0 0.8 20 0 0
Solly Sherman* 23 qb 7 2 8 10 0 0 1.3 1.4 1.1 10 0 0
Bob Snyder* 27 11 0 7 12 0 0 1.7 1.1 0.6 12 0 0
Bob Nowaskey* 22 e 10 2 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 5 105 21.0 2 0 0.5 10.5 109 2 0
Ken Kavanaugh* 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 276 23.0 3 74 1.1 25.1 276 3 0
Dick Plasman* 26 LE 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 245 22.3 2 0 1.0 22.3 245 2 0
Eggs Manske* 28 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 81 13.5 0 0 0.7 9.0 81 0 0
John Siegal* 22 e 8 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 53 13.3 0 0 0.5 6.6 53 0 0
George Wilson* 26 RE 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 90 22.5 1 0 0.4 8.2 90 1 0
Hampton Pool* 25 e 5 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 55 27.5 0 35 0.4 11.0 55 0 0
Team Total 25.3 11 494 1818 16 68 3.7 165.3 44.9 68 1401 20.6 10 74 6.2 127.4 3219 26 0
Opp Total 11 372 1003 7 2.7 91.2 33.8 133 1747 13.1 14 12.1 158.8 2750 21 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* 24 P/QB 11 7 27 1147 70 0 42.5
George McAfee 22 RH 10 8 22 851 79 0 38.7
Jack Manders 31 K 10 2 3 2 66.7%% 18 17 94.4%%
Bob Snyder* 27 11 0 4 1 25.0%% 5 4 80.0%% 5 176 48 0 35.2
Lee Artoe* 23 KR/PR/RT 11 7 1 1 100.0%% 2 1 50.0%%
Dick Plasman* 26 LE 11 8 3 3 100.0%%
Joe Maniaci* 26 fb 11 4 2 1 50.0%%
Phil Martinovich* 25 2 0 2 2 100.0%%
Ray Nolting* 27 LH 11 11 2 68 38 0 34.0
Harry Clarke* 24 11 0 1 30 30 0 30.0
Bernie Masterson* 29 qb 7 2 1 1 100.0%%
Ray McLean* 25 10 0 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 25.3 11 10 6 60.0%% 32 28 87.5%% 57 2272 79 0 39.9
Opp Total 11 2 21 18 85.7%%

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Harry Clarke* 24 11 0 4 62 1 0 0
Gary Famiglietti* 27 fb 11 2 4 18 0 0 0
George McAfee 22 RH 10 8 4 50 0 0 0
Sid Luckman* 24 P/QB 11 7 3 17 0 0 0
Ray Nolting* 27 LH 11 11 3 18 0 0 0
Joe Maniaci* 26 fb 11 4 2 38 1 0 0
Solly Sherman* 23 qb 7 2 2 0 0 0 0
Danny Fortmann*+ 24 LG 10 10 1 7 0 7 0
Jack Manders 31 K 10 2 1 27 0 27 0
Ray McLean* 25 10 0 1 5 0 5 0
John Siegal* 22 e 8 3 1 20 0 20 0
Bulldog Turner* 21 C 11 9 1 9 0 9 0
Team Total 25.3 11 27 271 2 27 0
Opp Total 11 0 -11 1

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
Ray McLean* 25 10 0 1 2 1 4 1 25
Gary Famiglietti* 27 fb 11 2 4 4 24
Jack Manders 31 K 10 2 17 2 23
Joe Maniaci* 26 fb 11 4 2 1 3 1 19
Harry Clarke* 24 11 0 2 1 1 4 18
Ken Kavanaugh* 24 11 0 3 3 18
George McAfee 22 RH 10 8 2 1 3 18
Bill Osmanski* 25 FB 8 6 3 3 18
Dick Plasman* 26 LE 11 8 2 2 3 15
Ray Nolting* 27 LH 11 11 1 1 2 12
Bob Nowaskey* 22 e 10 2 2 2 12
Bernie Masterson* 29 qb 7 2 1 1 1 7
Bob Snyder* 27 11 0 4 1 7
Phil Martinovich* 25 2 0 2 6
John Siegal* 22 e 8 3 1 1 6
George Wilson* 26 RE 11 5 1 1 6
Lee Artoe* 23 KR/PR/RT 11 7 1 1 4
Team Total 25.3 11 16 10 1 2 2 2 33 28 6 238
Opp Total 11 7 14 18 2 1 152

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-22 @ GNB W, 41-10 1 93 kickoff George McAfee 93 yard kickoff return (Dick Plasman kick)
2 1940-09-22 @ GNB W, 41-10 2 1 rush Bill Osmanski 1 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
3 1940-09-22 @ GNB W, 41-10 3 97 kickoff Ray Nolting 97 yard kickoff return (Bob Snyder kick)
4 1940-09-22 @ GNB W, 41-10 3 8 pass Ken Kavanaugh 8 yard pass from George McAfee (Lee Artoe kick)
5 1940-09-22 @ GNB W, 41-10 4 9 rush George McAfee 9 yard rush
6 1940-09-22 @ GNB W, 41-10 4 39 pass Ken Kavanaugh 39 yard pass from Bob Snyder (Jack Manders kick)
7 1940-09-25 @ CRD L, 7-21 2 8 rush Harry Clarke 8 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
8 1940-10-06 @ RAM W, 21-14 2 14 rush George McAfee 14 yard rush (Bob Snyder kick)
9 1940-10-06 @ RAM W, 21-14 2 1 rush Bernie Masterson 1 yard rush (Dick Plasman kick)
10 1940-10-06 @ RAM W, 21-14 3 rush Gary Famiglietti unknown yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
11 1940-10-13 DET W, 7-0 1 34 rush Bill Osmanski 34 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
12 1940-10-20 BKN W, 16-7 3 15 pass George Wilson 15 yard pass from Solly Sherman (Jack Manders kick)
13 1940-10-20 BKN W, 16-7 4 27 rush Joe Maniaci 27 yard rush
14 1940-10-27 @ NYG W, 37-21 1 2 rush Gary Famiglietti 2 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
15 1940-10-27 @ NYG W, 37-21 2 13 pass Ray McLean 13 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Jack Manders kick)
16 1940-10-27 @ NYG W, 37-21 2 3 rush Harry Clarke 3 yard rush (Bernie Masterson kick)
17 1940-10-27 @ NYG W, 37-21 2 21 interception Harry Clarke 21 yard interception return
18 1940-10-27 @ NYG W, 37-21 3 pass Ray McLean unknown yard pass from Sid Luckman (Jack Manders kick)
19 1940-11-03 GNB W, 14-7 1 3 rush Joe Maniaci 3 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
20 1940-11-03 GNB W, 14-7 2 7 rush Gary Famiglietti 7 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
21 1940-11-10 @ DET L, 14-17 2 5 rush Ray McLean 5 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
22 1940-11-10 @ DET L, 14-17 3 5 rush Gary Famiglietti 5 yard rush (Ray McLean pass from Sid Luckman)
23 1940-11-24 RAM W, 47-25 1 2 rush Bill Osmanski 2 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
24 1940-11-24 RAM W, 47-25 1 58 pass Dick Plasman 58 yard pass from Bernie Masterson
25 1940-11-24 RAM W, 47-25 2 74 pass Ken Kavanaugh 74 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Jack Manders kick)
26 1940-11-24 RAM W, 47-25 3 12 pass Bob Nowaskey 12 yard pass from George McAfee (Jack Manders kick)
27 1940-11-24 RAM W, 47-25 3 20 pass Bob Nowaskey 20 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
28 1940-11-24 RAM W, 47-25 4 2 fumble John Siegal 2 yard fumble return (Bob Snyder kick)
29 1940-12-01 CRD W, 31-23 1 20 rush Ray Nolting 20 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
30 1940-12-01 CRD W, 31-23 1 20 pass Dick Plasman 20 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Bob Snyder kick)
31 1940-12-01 CRD W, 31-23 2 44 punt Ray McLean 44 yard punt return (Joe Maniaci kick)
32 1940-12-01 CRD W, 31-23 2 5 interception Joe Maniaci 5 yard interception return (Dick Plasman kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1940-09-22 @ GNB L, 10-41 3 35 pass Don Hutson 35 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Don Hutson kick)
2 1940-09-25 @ CRD W, 21-7 1 36 pass Johnny Hall 36 yard pass from Hugh McCullough (Lou Zontini kick)
3 1940-09-25 @ CRD W, 21-7 2 7 rush Marshall Goldberg 7 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
4 1940-09-25 @ CRD W, 21-7 4 10 pass Gaynell Tinsley 10 yard pass from Hugh McCullough (Hugh McCullough kick)
5 1940-10-06 @ RAM L, 14-21 3 12 rush Parker Hall 12 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
6 1940-10-06 @ RAM L, 14-21 3 25 pass Dante Magnani 25 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
7 1940-10-20 BKN L, 7-16 3 71 pass Ace Parker 71 yard pass from Banks McFadden (Ace Parker kick)
8 1940-10-27 @ NYG L, 21-37 2 1 rush Walt Nielsen 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
9 1940-10-27 @ NYG L, 21-37 3 pass Jim Lee Howell unknown yard pass from Eddie Miller (Ward Cuff kick)
10 1940-10-27 @ NYG L, 21-37 3 11 pass Jim Poole 11 yard pass from Eddie Miller (Ward Cuff kick)
11 1940-11-03 GNB L, 7-14 2 5 pass Don Hutson 5 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
12 1940-11-10 @ DET W, 17-14 3 3 rush Whizzer White 3 yard rush (Chuck Hanneman kick)
13 1940-11-10 @ DET W, 17-14 4 3 pass Lloyd Cardwell 3 yard pass from Cotton Price (Chuck Hanneman kick)
14 1940-11-17 @ WAS W, 7-3 2 23 pass Dick Todd 23 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Bo Russell kick)
15 1940-11-24 RAM L, 25-47 1 14 rush Johnny Drake 14 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
16 1940-11-24 RAM L, 25-47 3 26 pass Olie Cordill 26 yard pass from Parker Hall
17 1940-11-24 RAM L, 25-47 4 7 pass Jim Benton 7 yard pass from Johnny Drake
18 1940-11-24 RAM L, 25-47 4 14 pass Johnny Wilson 14 yard pass from Parker Hall
19 1940-12-01 CRD L, 23-31 4 2 rush Buddy Parker 2 yard rush (Buddy Parker kick)
20 1940-12-01 CRD L, 23-31 4 16 pass Marshall Goldberg 16 yard pass from Hugh McCullough (Buddy Parker kick)
21 1940-12-01 CRD L, 23-31 4 20 rush Hugh McCullough 20 yard rush (Buddy Parker kick)