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1945 Chicago Bears

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3-7-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1945 NFL Season Summary

Scored 192 points (19.2/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 235 points (23.5/g), 10th.
 Differential of -43 points (-4.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-6.2.

Coach: Hunk Anderson (3-7-0) (co-coach with Luke Johnsos) and Luke Johnsos (3-7-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, Indiana)

Team Info

Principal Owner George Halas
Acting President/General Manager Ralph Brizzolara

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 192 3372 667 5.1 22 10 18 164 132 244 1857 14 12 7.6 60 423 1515 13 3.6 86
Team Defense 235 2747 538 5.1 21 6 19 126 83 195 1283 10 15 6.6 44 343 1464 20 4.3 63
Lg Rank Offense 6 3 2 5 1 2 1 4 2 4 1 4 5 4
Lg Rank Defense 10 5 10 9 6 4 3 5 7 5 3 9 10 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 21 31 26 409 227 182 2 14 292 94 198 1
2 Sun October 7 boxscore L 0-2 @ Cleveland Rams 0 17 16 322 227 95 4 14 289 53 236 4
3 Sun October 14 boxscore L 0-3 Chicago Cardinals 7 16 8 213 196 17 2 17 327 86 241 2
4 Sun October 21 boxscore L 0-4 Cleveland Rams 21 41 22 343 104 239 3 19 407 270 137 2
5 Sun October 28 boxscore L 0-5 @ Detroit Lions 10 16 16 215 84 131 1 4 148 133 15 3
6 Sun November 4 boxscore W 1-5 Green Bay Packers 28 24 19 396 125 271 4 9 180 151 29 2
7 Sun November 11 boxscore L 1-6 Detroit Lions 28 35 15 333 279 54 2 12 326 186 140 5
7 Sun November 18 boxscore L 1-7 @ Washington Redskins 21 28 18 342 233 109 2 11 339 129 210 1
9 Sun November 25 boxscore W 2-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 7 14 525 243 282 2 9 131 9 122 3
10 Sun December 2 boxscore W 3-7 @ Chicago Cardinals 28 20 12 257 134 123 2 16 293 171 122 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
Sid Luckman 29 P/QB 10 2 117 217 53.9% 1727 14 6.5 10 4.6 65 8.0 7.2 14.8 172.7 82.5 0 0
Gene Ronzani 36 b 7 3 10 24 41.7% 119 0 0.0 2 8.3 29 5.0 1.2 11.9 17.0 22.7 0 0
Al Grygo 27 hb 10 2 1 1 100.0% 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 11.0 11.0 11.0 1.1 112.5 0 0
Edgar Jones 27 1 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
George McAfee 27 3 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 27.7 10 128 244 52.5% 1857 14 5.7 12 4.9 65 7.6 6.5 14.5 185.7 76.1 0 0
Opp Total 10 83 195 42.6% 1283 10 5.1 15 7.7 6.6 4.14 15.5 128.3 50.0 0 0 6.6 4.1 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
Bob Margarita 25 KR/LH 10 8 112 497 3 38 4.4 49.7 11.2 23 394 17.1 2 47 2.3 39.4 891 5 4
Hugh Gallarneau 28 RH 8 7 75 260 2 31 3.5 32.5 9.4 7 58 8.3 1 36 0.9 7.3 318 3 3
Gary Famiglietti 32 10 0 65 235 3 14 3.6 23.5 6.5 4 42 10.5 0 13 0.4 4.2 277 3 2
Jim Fordham 29 FB 9 5 45 153 1 11 3.4 17.0 5.0 4 34 8.5 0 19 0.4 3.8 187 1 0
Sid Luckman 29 P/QB 10 2 36 -118 0 22 -3.3 -11.8 3.6 -118 0 4
Al Grygo 27 hb 10 2 23 98 0 16 4.3 9.8 2.3 5 68 13.6 1 33 0.5 6.8 166 1 1
Tipp Mooney 26 b 7 4 17 105 0 64 6.2 15.0 2.4 2 10 5.0 0 6 0.3 1.4 115 0 1
George McAfee 27 3 0 16 139 3 38 8.7 46.3 5.3 3 85 28.3 1 65 1.0 28.3 224 4 1
Don Perkins 28 b 2 2 11 98 1 38 8.9 49.0 5.5 98 1 0
Ray McLean 30 PR 5 1 9 22 0 15 2.4 4.4 1.8 8 117 14.6 0 43 1.6 23.4 139 0 1
Edgar Jones 27 1 0 8 41 0 12 5.1 41.0 8.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 1.0 0.0 41 0 0
Gene Ronzani 36 b 7 3 3 -20 0 5 -6.7 -2.9 0.4 -20 0 0
Johnny Long 31 qb 3 2 2 3 0 5 1.5 1.0 0.7 3 0 1
Jackie Hunt 25 fb 4 1 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.3 0.3 1 0 0
George Wilson 31 RE 9 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 259 9.3 3 18 3.1 28.8 259 3 1
Ken Kavanaugh 29 e 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 543 21.7 6 64 2.5 54.3 543 6 0
Connie Mack Berry 30 e 7 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 202 16.8 0 51 1.7 28.9 202 0 0
Abe Croft 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 12 6.0 0 10 2.0 12.0 12 0 0
Bob Swisher 31 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 4 2.0 0 4 0.7 1.3 4 0 1
Jack Morton 23 e 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.1 2.3 18 0 0
Rudy Smeja 25 LE 8 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.4 11 0 0
Team Total 27.7 10 423 1514 13 64 3.6 151.4 42.3 128 1857 14.5 14 65 12.8 185.7 3371 27 21
Opp Total 10 343 1464 20 4.3 146.4 34.3 83 1283 15.5 10 8.3 128.3 2747 30 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Bob Margarita 25 KR/LH 10 8 6 51 0 17 8.5 10 155 0 33 15.5 1097
Al Grygo 27 hb 10 2 6 44 0 0 7.3 4 80 0 26 20.0 290
Hugh Gallarneau 28 RH 8 7 3 7 0 15 2.3 6 90 0 30 15.0 415
Ray McLean 30 PR 5 1 6 87 0 24 14.5 3 60 0 24 20.0 286
George McAfee 27 3 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 5 98 0 25 19.6 330
Tipp Mooney 26 b 7 4 3 51 0 28 17.0 166
Edgar Jones 27 1 0 2 72 0 48 36.0 113
Sid Luckman 29 P/QB 10 2 2 31 0 16 15.5 -87
Gene Ronzani 36 b 7 3 1 6 0 6 6.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 -14
Jim Daniell 27 lt 7 5 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Gary Famiglietti 32 10 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 296
Ken Kavanaugh 29 e 10 2 1 7 0 7 7.0 550
Johnny Long 31 qb 3 2 1 12 0 12 12.0 15
George Wilson 31 RE 9 5 1 2 0 2 2.0 261
Team Total 27.7 10 25 217 0 24 8.7 39 677 0 48 17.4 4265
Opp Total 10 24 1277 0 53.2 37 688 0 18.6

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 29 P/QB 10 2 36 1299 61 0 36.1
Pete Gudauskas 29 K/LG 8 6 2 1 50.0%% 27 27 100.0%%
Al Grygo 27 hb 10 2 2 86 46 0 43.0
Jackie Hunt 25 fb 4 1 2 54 34 0 27.0
George McAfee 27 3 0 2 62 33 0 31.0
Lee Artoe 28 RT 9 6 1 0.0%%
Johnny Long 31 qb 3 2 1 42 42 0 42.0
Bob Margarita 25 KR/LH 10 8 1 29 29 0 29.0
Team Total 27.7 10 3 1 33.3%% 27 27 100.0%% 44 1572 61 0 35.7
Opp Total 10 7 3 42.9%% 32 30 93.8%% 42 533 12.7

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
Bob Margarita 25 KR/LH 10 8 6 79 0 26 0 0 4 0 0 0
Sid Luckman 29 P/QB 10 2 0 4 4 0 0
Hugh Gallarneau 28 RH 8 7 2 6 0 5 0 0 3 1 5 0
Al Grygo 27 hb 10 2 3 9 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
Ray McLean 30 PR 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
Jim Daniell 27 lt 7 5 0 1 1 0 0
Gary Famiglietti 32 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
Johnny Long 31 qb 3 2 0 1 1 7 0
George McAfee 27 3 0 1 13 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jack Morton 23 e 8 1 0 0 2 37 0
Bob Swisher 31 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Connie Mack Berry 30 e 7 3 0 0 1 0 0
Chuck Drulis 27 3 0 0 0 1 1 0
Jim Fordham 29 FB 9 5 0 0 1 0 0
Pete Gudauskas 29 K/LG 8 6 1 0 0 0 0
Tipp Mooney 26 b 7 4 0 1 0 0 0
Gene Ronzani 36 b 7 3 0 0 1 9 0
Bulldog Turner 26 c 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
George Wilson 31 RE 9 5 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.7 10 15 107 0 26 0 0 21 15 62 0
Opp Total 10 24 18 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
Ken Kavanaugh 29 e 10 2 6 6 36
Pete Gudauskas 29 K/LG 8 6 27 1 30
Bob Margarita 25 KR/LH 10 8 3 2 5 30
George McAfee 27 3 0 3 1 4 24
Gary Famiglietti 32 10 0 3 3 18
Hugh Gallarneau 28 RH 8 7 2 1 3 18
George Wilson 31 RE 9 5 3 3 18
Jim Fordham 29 FB 9 5 1 1 6
Al Grygo 27 hb 10 2 1 1 6
Don Perkins 28 b 2 2 1 1 6
Team Total 27.7 10 13 14 27 27 1 192
Opp Total 10 20 10 1 2 30 3 1 235

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-09-30 @ GNB L, 21-31 3 3 rush Gary Famiglietti 3 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
2 1945-09-30 @ GNB L, 21-31 4 8 rush Gary Famiglietti 8 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
3 1945-09-30 @ GNB L, 21-31 4 3 rush Gary Famiglietti 3 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
4 1945-10-14 CRD L, 7-16 1 64 pass Ken Kavanaugh 64 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
5 1945-10-21 RAM L, 21-41 2 1 rush Bob Margarita 1 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
6 1945-10-21 RAM L, 21-41 3 42 pass Bob Margarita 42 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
7 1945-10-21 RAM L, 21-41 3 2 rush Hugh Gallarneau 2 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
8 1945-10-28 @ DET L, 10-16 1 2 rush Hugh Gallarneau 2 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
9 1945-11-04 GNB W, 28-24 2 2 rush Bob Margarita 2 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
10 1945-11-04 GNB W, 28-24 2 7 rush Bob Margarita 7 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
11 1945-11-04 GNB W, 28-24 2 15 pass Ken Kavanaugh 15 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
12 1945-11-04 GNB W, 28-24 3 1 rush Jim Fordham 1 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
13 1945-11-11 DET L, 28-35 2 37 pass Bob Margarita 37 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
14 1945-11-11 DET L, 28-35 2 30 pass Ken Kavanaugh 30 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
15 1945-11-11 DET L, 28-35 3 36 pass Hugh Gallarneau 36 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
16 1945-11-11 DET L, 28-35 3 10 pass George Wilson 10 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
17 1945-11-18 @ WAS L, 21-28 1 33 pass Ken Kavanaugh 33 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
18 1945-11-18 @ WAS L, 21-28 2 48 pass Ken Kavanaugh 48 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
19 1945-11-18 @ WAS L, 21-28 2 6 pass George Wilson 6 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
20 1945-11-25 PIT W, 28-7 1 33 rush George McAfee 33 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
21 1945-11-25 PIT W, 28-7 1 65 pass George McAfee 65 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
22 1945-11-25 PIT W, 28-7 2 33 pass Al Grygo 33 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
23 1945-11-25 PIT W, 28-7 4 2 rush George McAfee 2 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
24 1945-12-02 @ CRD W, 28-20 1 12 pass George Wilson 12 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
25 1945-12-02 @ CRD W, 28-20 2 1 rush George McAfee 1 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
26 1945-12-02 @ CRD W, 28-20 2 38 rush Don Perkins 38 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
27 1945-12-02 @ CRD W, 28-20 3 50 pass Ken Kavanaugh 50 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1945-09-30 @ GNB W, 31-21 1 7 rush Ted Fritsch 7 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
2 1945-09-30 @ GNB W, 31-21 3 20 rush Roy McKay 20 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
3 1945-09-30 @ GNB W, 31-21 4 1 rush Ted Fritsch 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
4 1945-09-30 @ GNB W, 31-21 4 2 rush Don Perkins 2 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
5 1945-10-07 @ RAM W, 17-0 1 8 rush Bob Waterfield 8 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1945-10-07 @ RAM W, 17-0 1 25 pass Steve Pritko 25 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
7 1945-10-14 CRD W, 16-7 2 2 rush Leo Cantor 2 yard rush (Joe Kuharich kick)
8 1945-10-14 CRD W, 16-7 3 2 rush Leo Cantor 2 yard rush (Joe Kuharich kick)
9 1945-10-21 RAM W, 41-21 1 11 rush Don Greenwood 11 yard rush
10 1945-10-21 RAM W, 41-21 2 3 rush Tom Colella 3 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
11 1945-10-21 RAM W, 41-21 2 10 rush Fred Gehrke 10 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
12 1945-10-21 RAM W, 41-21 3 8 rush Don Greenwood 8 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
13 1945-10-21 RAM W, 41-21 4 21 pass Jim Benton 21 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
14 1945-10-21 RAM W, 41-21 4 18 pass Tom Colella 18 yard pass from Albie Reisz (Bob Waterfield kick)
15 1945-10-28 @ DET W, 16-10 1 46 interception Chuck DeShane 46 yard interception return (Bill Callihan kick)
16 1945-10-28 @ DET W, 16-10 3 29 pass Bill Callihan 29 yard pass from Cotton Price (Bill Callihan kick)
17 1945-11-04 GNB L, 24-28 1 67 pass Clyde Goodnight 67 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
18 1945-11-04 GNB L, 24-28 1 54 interception Irv Comp 54 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)
19 1945-11-04 GNB L, 24-28 2 18 fumble Larry Craig 18 yard fumble return (Don Hutson kick)
20 1945-11-11 DET W, 35-28 1 24 pass John Greene 24 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Bill Callihan kick)
21 1945-11-11 DET W, 35-28 3 1 rush Bob Westfall 1 yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
22 1945-11-11 DET W, 35-28 3 63 pass John Greene 63 yard pass from Cotton Price (Bill Callihan kick)
23 1945-11-11 DET W, 35-28 4 4 pass Andy Farkas 4 yard pass from Bill Callihan (Bill Callihan kick)
24 1945-11-11 DET W, 35-28 4 2 rush Bob Westfall 2 yard rush (Bill Callihan kick)
25 1945-11-18 @ WAS W, 28-21 1 18 rush Steve Bagarus 18 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
26 1945-11-18 @ WAS W, 28-21 2 70 pass Steve Bagarus 70 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Joe Aguirre kick)
27 1945-11-18 @ WAS W, 28-21 4 5 rush Merl Condit 5 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
28 1945-11-18 @ WAS W, 28-21 4 4 rush Merl Condit 4 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
29 1945-11-25 PIT L, 7-28 1 4 rush Bill Dudley 4 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
30 1945-12-02 @ CRD L, 20-28 1 3 rush Leo Cantor 3 yard rush (Joe Kuharich kick)
31 1945-12-02 @ CRD L, 20-28 4 1 rush Leo Cantor 1 yard rush (Joe Kuharich kick)
32 1945-12-02 @ CRD L, 20-28 4 10 pass Billy Dewell 10 yard pass from Paul Christman