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10-1-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1941 NFL Season Summary

Scored 396 points (36.0/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 147 points (13.4/g), 4th.
 Differential of 249 points (22.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.0-1.0.

Coach: George Halas (10-1-0)

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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 396 4158 691 6.0 30 19 13 181 98 196 2002 19 11 10.2 56 495 2156 30 4.4 112
Team Defense 147 2539 638 4.0 48 14 20 143 106 265 1463 9 34 5.5 63 373 1076 6 2.9 60
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 4 10 1 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 4 4 1 3 9 10 9 5 1 1 2 1 1 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
3 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 25 17 11 302 44 258 3 15 294 217 77 5
4 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-0 @ Cleveland Rams 48 21 11 389 242 147 2 14 225 145 80 3
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-0 Chicago Cardinals 53 7 17 613 376 237 2 11 203 100 103 3
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-0 Detroit Lions 49 0 20 383 209 174 10 108 24 84 5
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 7 17 410 129 281 3 9 159 42 117 4
6 Sun November 2 boxscore L 5-1 Green Bay Packers 14 16 10 159 94 65 3 16 276 153 123 3
7 Sun November 9 boxscore W 6-1 Cleveland Rams 31 13 24 448 201 247 2 12 277 140 137 4
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-1 Washington Redskins 35 21 9 306 136 170 3 18 334 263 71 2
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 8-1 @ Detroit Lions 24 7 25 390 166 224 3 3 93 15 78 6
10 Sun November 30 boxscore W 9-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 49 14 21 523 249 274 2 12 272 156 116 7
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 10-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 34 24 16 362 158 204 6 18 329 226 103 3
Playoffs
Division Sun December 14 boxscore W 11-1 Green Bay Packers 33 14 14 325 48 277 3 12 255 222 33 4
Championship Sun December 21 boxscore W 12-1 New York Giants 37 9 20 389 182 207 1 8 157 73 84 5

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Sid Luckman*+ 25 P/QB 11 11 68 119 57.1 1181 9 7.6 6 5.0 65 9.9 9.2 17.4 107.4 95.3
Young Bussey* 24 10 0 13 40 32.5 353 5 12.5 3 7.5 48 8.8 8.0 27.2 35.3 74.3
Bob Snyder* 28 K 11 0 13 28 46.4 353 3 10.7 2 7.1 59 12.6 11.5 27.2 32.1 98.8
Ray Nolting* 28 LH 9 5 3 5 60.0 71 1 20.0 0 0.0 53 14.2 18.2 23.7 7.9 143.7
George McAfee*+ 23 KR 11 2 1 3 33.3 44 1 33.3 0 0.0 44 14.7 21.3 44.0 4.0 121.5
Bill Osmanski* 26 FB 10 7 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.2 11 98 196 50.0 2002 19 9.7 11 5.6 65 10.2 9.6 20.4 182.0 95.2 0 0
Opp Total 11 106 265 40.0 1463 9 3.4 34 12.8 5.5 0.43 13.8 133.0 30.2 0 0 5.5 0.4 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
Norm Standlee* 22 fb 10 3 81 414 5 46 5.1 41.4 8.1 2 -3 -1.5 0 3 0.2 -0.3 411 5 0
Bill Osmanski* 26 FB 10 7 70 371 4 23 5.3 37.1 7.0 4 52 13.0 0 27 0.4 5.2 423 4 0
George McAfee*+ 23 KR 11 2 65 474 5 70 7.3 43.1 5.9 7 144 20.6 3 39 0.6 13.1 618 8 0
Hugh Gallarneau* 24 RH 11 8 49 304 8 40 6.2 27.6 4.5 11 204 18.5 2 46 1.0 18.5 508 10 0
Ray Nolting* 28 LH 9 5 40 169 1 28 4.2 18.8 4.4 4 68 17.0 0 25 0.4 7.6 237 1 0
Bob Swisher* 27 PR 11 3 37 149 0 20 4.0 13.5 3.4 6 179 29.8 2 53 0.5 16.3 328 2 0
Gary Famiglietti* 28 fb 7 2 36 101 1 10 2.8 14.4 5.1 101 1 0
Harry Clarke* 25 hb 10 3 28 122 0 15 4.4 12.2 2.8 2 61 30.5 0 38 0.2 6.1 183 0 0
Joe Maniaci* 27 7 0 28 95 3 14 3.4 13.6 4.0 2 21 10.5 0 19 0.3 3.0 116 3 0
Sid Luckman*+ 25 P/QB 11 11 18 18 1 20 1.0 1.6 1.6 18 1 0
Ray McLean* 26 10 0 13 78 1 21 6.0 7.8 1.3 5 84 16.8 1 40 0.5 8.4 162 2 0
Young Bussey* 24 10 0 13 -27 0 16 -2.1 -2.7 1.3 -27 0 0
Bob Snyder* 28 K 11 0 7 -10 0 13 -1.4 -0.9 0.6 -10 0 0
Bob Nowaskey* 23 le 11 5 3 5 0 3 1.7 0.5 0.3 12 199 16.6 1 40 1.1 18.1 204 1 0
Dick Plasman* 27 LE 10 5 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 14 283 20.2 0 42 1.4 28.3 284 0 0
Ken Kavanaugh* 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 314 28.5 6 48 1.0 28.5 314 6 0
John Siegal* 23 RE 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 220 24.4 3 65 0.8 20.0 220 3 0
Hampton Pool* 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 101 20.2 1 56 0.7 14.4 101 1 0
George Wilson* 27 re 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 75 18.8 0 21 0.4 6.8 75 0 0
Team Total 25.2 11 489 2264 29 70 4.6 205.8 44.5 98 2002 20.4 19 65 8.9 182.0 4266 48 0
Opp Total 11 373 1076 6 2.9 97.8 33.9 106 1463 13.8 9 9.6 133.0 2539 15 26

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
George McAfee*+ 23 KR 11 2 5 158 1 74 31.6 7 223 1 97 31.9 999
Harry Clarke* 25 hb 10 3 4 56 0 18 14.0 5 158 0 0 31.6 397
Bob Swisher* 27 PR 11 3 7 101 0 32 14.4 2 70 0 0 35.0 499
Ray Nolting* 28 LH 9 5 4 50 0 15 12.5 4 73 0 0 18.3 360
Ray McLean* 26 10 0 3 99 1 61 33.0 2 31 0 0 15.5 292
Hugh Gallarneau* 24 RH 11 8 2 36 0 26 18.0 2 35 0 0 17.5 579
Sid Luckman*+ 25 P/QB 11 11 2 29 0 0 14.5 47
Norm Standlee* 22 fb 10 3 2 32 0 0 16.0 443
Young Bussey* 24 10 0 1 40 0 40 40.0 13
Billy Hughes* 26 6 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Ken Kavanaugh* 25 11 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 329
Bill Osmanski* 26 FB 10 7 1 15 0 15 15.0 438
Bulldog Turner*+ 22 C 11 10 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 25.2 11 27 546 2 74 20.2 29 685 1 97 23.6 5497
Opp Total 11 20 1741 2 87.1 48 1187 1 24.7

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
Bob Snyder* 28 K 11 0 2 2 100.0% 24 20 83.3% 2 76 38 0 38.0
Sid Luckman*+ 25 P/QB 11 11 13 534 52 0 41.1
George McAfee*+ 23 KR 11 2 12 430 55 1 35.8
Lee Artoe* 24 RT 11 11 7 1 14.3% 4 3 75.0%
Joe Maniaci* 27 7 0 1 1 100.0% 8 8 100.0%
Dick Plasman* 27 LE 10 5 9 6 66.7%
Hal Lahar* 22 8 0 1 1 100.0% 3 1 33.3%
Joe Stydahar* 29 t 8 2 4 4 100.0%
Young Bussey* 24 10 0 2 74 41 0 37.0
Bob Nowaskey* 23 le 11 5 2 1 50.0%
Norm Standlee* 22 fb 10 3 2 126 70 0 63.0
Harry Clarke* 25 hb 10 3 1 1 100.0%
Ken Kavanaugh* 25 11 0 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 25.2 11 11 5 45.5% 56 45 80.4% 31 1240 70 2 40.0
Opp Total 11 7 3 42.9% 20 18 90.0% 56 235 4.2

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
George McAfee*+ 23 KR 11 2 6 78 1 43 0
Danny Fortmann*+ 25 LG 11 11 3 7 0 5 0
Sid Luckman*+ 25 P/QB 11 11 3 52 0 0 0
Ray McLean* 26 10 0 3 79 0 45 0
Bill Osmanski* 26 FB 10 7 3 19 0 19 0
Young Bussey* 24 10 0 2 5 0 5 0
Harry Clarke* 25 hb 10 3 2 62 0 35 0
Al Matuza* 23 c 10 1 2 9 0 9 0
Norm Standlee* 22 fb 10 3 2 31 0 27 0
John Federovitch* 24 11 0 1 8 0 8 0
Hugh Gallarneau* 24 RH 11 8 1 46 1 46 0
Billy Hughes* 26 6 0 1 3 0 3 0
Ken Kavanaugh* 25 11 0 1 6 0 6 0
Bob Snyder* 28 K 11 0 1 24 0 24 0
Joe Stydahar* 29 t 8 2 1 55 0 55 0
Bob Swisher* 27 PR 11 3 1 60 1 60 0
Bulldog Turner*+ 22 C 11 10 1 12 0 12 0
Team Total 25.2 11 34 556 3 60 0
Opp Total 11 26 12

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
George McAfee*+ 23 KR 11 2 5 3 1 1 1 1 12 72
Hugh Gallarneau* 24 RH 11 8 8 2 1 11 66
Ken Kavanaugh* 25 11 0 6 6 1 37
Norm Standlee* 22 fb 10 3 5 5 30
Joe Maniaci* 27 7 0 3 3 8 1 29
Bob Snyder* 28 K 11 0 20 2 26
Bill Osmanski* 26 FB 10 7 4 4 24
Ray McLean* 26 10 0 1 1 1 3 18
John Siegal* 23 RE 11 7 3 3 18
Bob Swisher* 27 PR 11 3 2 1 3 18
Bob Nowaskey* 23 le 11 5 1 1 2 1 13
Lee Artoe* 24 RT 11 11 3 1 6
Gary Famiglietti* 28 fb 7 2 1 1 6
Sid Luckman*+ 25 P/QB 11 11 1 1 6
Ray Nolting* 28 LH 9 5 1 1 6
Dick Plasman* 27 LE 10 5 6 6
Hampton Pool* 26 7 0 1 1 6
Hal Lahar* 22 8 0 1 1 4
Joe Stydahar* 29 t 8 2 4 4
Harry Clarke* 25 hb 10 3 1 1
Team Total 25.2 11 29 19 2 1 1 3 1 56 45 5 396
Opp Total 11 6 9 2 1 1 18 3 147