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1946 Chicago Bears

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8-2-1, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 289 points (26.3/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 193 points (17.5/g), 5th.
 Differential of 96 points (8.7/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 7.9-3.1.

Coach: George Halas (8-2-1)

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


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 289 3669 749 4.9 34 16 17 211 120 253 1950 18 18 7.7 82 496 1719 21 3.5 112
Team Defense 193 2654 591 4.5 49 22 12 137 108 257 1610 14 27 6.3 68 334 1044 12 3.1 57
Lg Rank Offense 1 2 3 4 2 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 4
Lg Rank Defense 5 3 2 3 1 7 6 6 1 6 1 1 3 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 30 7 22 432 131 301 2 6 114 15 99 4
3 Sun October 6 boxscore W 2-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 34 17 22 358 179 179 2 12 351 218 133 4
3 Sun October 13 boxscore T 2-0-1 Los Angeles Rams 28 28 17 312 248 64 2 18 396 155 241 4
4 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 21 14 17 297 145 152 3 11 199 154 45 6
5 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-1-1 @ New York Giants 0 14 15 342 227 115 7 9 150 87 63 5
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-1-1 Green Bay Packers 10 7 14 159 36 123 3 9 125 47 78 2
7 Sun November 10 boxscore W 5-1-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 27 21 19 390 243 147 3 20 314 180 134 4
8 Sun November 17 boxscore W 6-1-1 Washington Redskins 24 20 15 266 189 77 3 10 237 201 36 6
9 Sun November 24 boxscore W 7-1-1 Detroit Lions 42 6 24 362 101 261 1 11 205 178 27 6
10 Sun December 1 boxscore L 7-2-1 Chicago Cardinals 28 35 26 374 232 142 5 15 297 135 162 4
11 Sun December 8 boxscore W 8-2-1 @ Detroit Lions 45 24 20 377 219 158 3 16 266 240 26 4
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 15 boxscore W 9-2-1 @ New York Giants 24 14 10 245 144 101 3 13 248 128 120 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
Sid Luckman 30 P/QB 11 5 110 229 48.0% 1826 17 7.4 16 7.0 48 8.0 6.3 16.6 166.0 71.0 0 1
Tom Farris 26 qb 11 3 8 21 38.1% 108 1 4.8 2 9.5 20 5.1 1.8 13.5 9.8 31.5 0 0
George McAfee 28 3 0 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 56.2
Noah Mullins 28 hb 10 3 1 1 100.0% 16 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 16.0 16.0 16.0 1.6 118.7 0 0
Team Total 28.1 11 120 253 47.4% 1950 18 7.1 18 7.1 48 7.7 5.9 16.3 177.3 67.8 0 1
Opp Total 11 108 257 42.0% 1610 14 5.4 27 10.5 6.3 2.63 14.9 146.4 41.8 0 0 6.3 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
Hugh Gallarneau 29 PR/RH 11 5 112 476 6 52 4.3 43.3 10.2 12 185 15.4 1 36 1.1 16.8 661 7 7
Bill Osmanski 31 KR 9 4 78 343 5 20 4.4 38.1 8.7 4 40 10.0 0 28 0.4 4.4 383 5 5
Dante Magnani 29 LH 10 7 68 277 0 32 4.1 27.7 6.8 14 156 11.1 1 38 1.4 15.6 433 1 2
Joe Osmanski 29 FB 8 6 55 201 2 19 3.7 25.1 6.9 2 14 7.0 0 14 0.3 1.8 215 2 3
Don Perkins 29 8 0 34 105 0 36 3.1 13.1 4.3 2 41 20.5 0 21 0.3 5.1 146 0 1
Sid Luckman 30 P/QB 11 5 25 -76 0 25 -3.0 -6.9 2.3 -76 0 7
Dick Schweidler 31 hb 5 2 20 94 3 27 4.7 18.8 4.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.2 2.2 105 3 1
Noah Mullins 28 hb 10 3 20 102 0 45 5.1 10.2 2.0 102 0 4
Frank Maznicki 26 K 4 3 19 43 0 9 2.3 10.8 4.8 2 38 19.0 0 22 0.5 9.5 81 0 0
Lloyd Reese 26 3 0 18 84 2 16 4.7 28.0 6.0 84 2 0
Ray McLean 31 hb 10 3 16 29 1 11 1.8 2.9 1.6 17 348 20.5 2 48 1.7 34.8 377 3 2
George McAfee 28 3 0 14 53 0 14 3.8 17.7 4.7 10 137 13.7 3 25 3.3 45.7 190 3 0
Tom Farris 26 qb 11 3 12 -11 0 6 -0.9 -1.0 1.1 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.5 5 0 2
Bob Margarita 26 1 0 4 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 4.0 0 0 0
Rudy Mucha 28 g 5 1 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 -1 0 0
Ken Kavanaugh 30 LE 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 337 18.7 5 38 1.8 33.7 337 5 1
Jim Keane 22 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 331 23.6 3 42 1.3 30.1 331 3 0
George Wilson 32 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 104 9.5 1 17 1.0 9.5 104 1 0
Ed Sprinkle 23 RE 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 124 17.7 2 34 0.6 11.3 124 2 0
Connie Mack Berry 31 e 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 58 14.5 0 21 0.7 9.7 58 0 0
Walt Lamb 26 e 11 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.9 10 0 0
Team Total 28.1 11 496 1719 19 52 3.5 156.3 45.1 120 1950 16.3 18 48 10.9 177.3 3669 37 35
Opp Total 11 334 1044 12 3.1 94.9 30.4 108 1610 14.9 14 9.8 146.4 2654 26 38

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
Hugh Gallarneau 29 PR/RH 11 5 10 99 0 22 9.9 5 115 0 26 23.0 875
Ray McLean 31 hb 10 3 7 87 0 23 12.4 3 53 0 26 17.7 517
Bill Osmanski 31 KR 9 4 1 10 0 10 10.0 8 203 0 50 25.4 596
Noah Mullins 28 hb 10 3 4 50 0 21 12.5 1 22 0 22 22.0 174
George McAfee 28 3 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 3 96 0 46 32.0 310
Dick Schweidler 31 hb 5 2 1 13 0 13 13.0 3 63 0 25 21.0 181
Tom Farris 26 qb 11 3 2 4 0 2 2.0 1 27 0 27 27.0 36
Dante Magnani 29 LH 10 7 3 50 0 23 16.7 483
Frank Maznicki 26 K 4 3 1 12 0 12 12.0 2 65 0 48 32.5 158
Joe Osmanski 29 FB 8 6 3 54 0 19 18.0 269
Don Perkins 29 8 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 1 25 0 25 25.0 185
Ed Sprinkle 23 RE 11 9 2 11 0 6 5.5 135
Bill Geyer 27 1 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Jim Keane 22 11 0 1 23 0 23 23.0 354
Bulldog Turner+ 27 C 11 8 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Team Total 28.1 11 29 336 0 24 11.6 37 800 0 50 21.6 4805
Opp Total 11 24 1355 0 56.5 50 799 0 16.0

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
Frank Maznicki 26 K 4 3 9 4 44.4%% 26 25 96.2%%
Sid Luckman 30 P/QB 11 5 33 1235 69 0 37.4
Rudy Mucha 28 g 5 1 23 896 53 1 39.0
Joe Stydahar 34 t 10 1 2 0.0%% 13 12 92.3%%
Jim Keane 22 11 0 2 79 47 0 39.5
Team Total 28.1 11 11 4 36.4%% 39 37 94.9%% 58 2210 69 1 38.1
Opp Total 11 11 4 36.4%% 26 25 96.2%% 59 2609 44.2

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
Sid Luckman 30 P/QB 11 5 1 24 0 24 0 0 7 4 -17 0
Bill Osmanski 31 KR 9 4 1 13 0 13 0 0 5 5 -3 0
Hugh Gallarneau 29 PR/RH 11 5 0 7 2 0 0
Noah Mullins 28 hb 10 3 3 96 0 64 0 0 4 1 0 0
Tom Farris 26 qb 11 3 4 43 0 16 0 0 2 1 -9 0
Ray McLean 31 hb 10 3 2 26 0 20 0 0 2 2 0 0
Chuck Drulis 28 LG 11 8 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 4 0 0
Stu Clarkson 27 lb 11 2 3 79 1 60 0 0 0 1 0 0
Dante Magnani 29 LH 10 7 1 35 0 35 0 0 2 1 -3 0
George McAfee 28 3 0 3 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Osmanski 29 FB 8 6 0 3 1 0 0
Ed Sprinkle 23 RE 11 9 1 34 0 34 0 0 0 3 44 1
Pat Preston 25 RG 11 6 0 0 3 0 0
John Schiechl 29 c 11 3 3 26 0 15 0
Bulldog Turner+ 27 C 11 8 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 2 0 0
Mike Jarmoluk 24 RT 11 7 0 0 2 0 0
Frank Maznicki 26 K 4 3 2 17 0 19 0
Dick Schweidler 31 hb 5 2 1 31 0 31 0 0 1 0 0 0
Joe Stydahar 34 t 10 1 0 0 2 0 0
Al Baisi 29 g 4 2 0 0 1 0 0
Ray Bray 29 rg 10 5 0 0 1 0 0
Fred Davis 28 LT 11 7 0 0 1 0 0
Ken Kavanaugh 30 LE 10 4 0 1 0 0 0
Walt Lamb 26 e 11 3 0 0 1 0 0
Don Perkins 29 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
Walt Stickel 24 t 11 3 0 0 1 0 0
George Wilson 32 e 11 4 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 28.1 11 27 465 1 64 0 0 35 41 12 1
Opp Total 11 38 16

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
Hugh Gallarneau 29 PR/RH 11 5 6 1 1 8 48
Frank Maznicki 26 K 4 3 25 4 37
Ken Kavanaugh 30 LE 10 4 5 5 30
Bill Osmanski 31 KR 9 4 5 5 30
Jim Keane 22 11 0 3 3 18
George McAfee 28 3 0 3 3 18
Ray McLean 31 hb 10 3 1 2 3 18
Dick Schweidler 31 hb 5 2 3 3 18
Ed Sprinkle 23 RE 11 9 2 1 3 18
Joe Osmanski 29 FB 8 6 2 2 12
Lloyd Reese 26 3 0 2 2 12
Joe Stydahar 34 t 10 1 12 12
Stu Clarkson 27 lb 11 2 1 1 6
Dante Magnani 29 LH 10 7 1 1 6
George Wilson 32 e 11 4 1 1 6
Team Total 28.1 11 19 18 1 1 1 40 37 4 289
Opp Total 11 12 14 25 4 193

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-29 @ GNB W, 30-7 2 23 pass Ken Kavanaugh 23 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
2 1946-09-29 @ GNB W, 30-7 2 33 pass Ray McLean 33 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
3 1946-09-29 @ GNB W, 30-7 3 27 rush Dick Schweidler 27 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
4 1946-09-29 @ GNB W, 30-7 4 20 rush Bill Osmanski 20 yard rush
5 1946-10-06 @ CRD W, 34-17 2 7 rush Hugh Gallarneau 7 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
6 1946-10-06 @ CRD W, 34-17 3 5 pass George Wilson 5 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
7 1946-10-06 @ CRD W, 34-17 4 3 rush Bill Osmanski 3 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
8 1946-10-06 @ CRD W, 34-17 4 20 pass Ken Kavanaugh 20 yard pass from Sid Luckman
9 1946-10-06 @ CRD W, 34-17 4 5 rush Dick Schweidler 5 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
10 1946-10-13 RAM T, 28-28 1 39 pass Ray McLean 39 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
11 1946-10-13 RAM T, 28-28 1 40 pass Jim Keane 40 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
12 1946-10-13 RAM T, 28-28 2 48 pass Ray McLean 48 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
13 1946-10-13 RAM T, 28-28 4 3 rush Bill Osmanski 3 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
14 1946-10-20 PHI W, 21-14 1 34 pass Ed Sprinkle 34 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Joe Stydahar kick)
15 1946-10-20 PHI W, 21-14 3 2 rush Hugh Gallarneau 2 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
16 1946-10-20 PHI W, 21-14 3 2 rush Hugh Gallarneau 2 yard rush (Joe Stydahar kick)
17 1946-11-03 GNB W, 10-7 3 30 fumble Ed Sprinkle 30 yard fumble return (Frank Maznicki kick)
18 1946-11-10 @ RAM W, 27-21 1 52 rush Hugh Gallarneau 52 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
19 1946-11-10 @ RAM W, 27-21 1 38 pass Ken Kavanaugh 38 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
20 1946-11-10 @ RAM W, 27-21 2 34 pass Ken Kavanaugh 34 yard pass from Sid Luckman
21 1946-11-10 @ RAM W, 27-21 3 28 pass Ken Kavanaugh 28 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
22 1946-11-17 WAS W, 24-20 2 4 rush Joe Osmanski 4 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
23 1946-11-17 WAS W, 24-20 2 60 interception Stu Clarkson 60 yard interception return (Frank Maznicki kick)
24 1946-11-17 WAS W, 24-20 4 42 pass Jim Keane 42 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
25 1946-11-24 DET W, 42-6 2 67 fumble Hugh Gallarneau 67 yard fumble return (Frank Maznicki kick)
26 1946-11-24 DET W, 42-6 2 1 rush Lloyd Reese 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
27 1946-11-24 DET W, 42-6 3 1 rush Bill Osmanski 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
28 1946-11-24 DET W, 42-6 3 25 pass George McAfee 25 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
29 1946-11-24 DET W, 42-6 3 1 rush Dick Schweidler 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
30 1946-11-24 DET W, 42-6 4 12 rush Lloyd Reese 12 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
31 1946-12-01 CRD L, 28-35 2 4 rush Hugh Gallarneau 4 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
32 1946-12-01 CRD L, 28-35 3 5 pass Dante Magnani 5 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
33 1946-12-01 CRD L, 28-35 4 15 pass George McAfee 15 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
34 1946-12-01 CRD L, 28-35 4 1 rush Joe Osmanski 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
35 1946-12-08 @ DET W, 45-24 1 12 rush Bill Osmanski 12 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
36 1946-12-08 @ DET W, 45-24 1 21 pass George McAfee 21 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
37 1946-12-08 @ DET W, 45-24 2 41 pass Jim Keane 41 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
38 1946-12-08 @ DET W, 45-24 2 10 rush Bill Osmanski 10 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
39 1946-12-08 @ DET W, 45-24 3 21 rush Hugh Gallarneau 21 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
40 1946-12-08 @ DET W, 45-24 3 20 pass Ed Sprinkle 20 yard pass from Tom Farris (Frank Maznicki kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-29 @ GNB L, 7-30 4 9 rush Roy McKay 9 yard rush (Roy McKay kick)
2 1946-10-06 @ CRD L, 17-34 1 12 rush Jimmy Strausbaugh 12 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
3 1946-10-06 @ CRD L, 17-34 3 82 pass Billy Dewell 82 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
4 1946-10-13 RAM T, 28-28 1 23 pass Jim Benton 23 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
5 1946-10-13 RAM T, 28-28 2 29 pass Tom Harmon 29 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1946-10-13 RAM T, 28-28 3 1 rush Bob Hoffman 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
7 1946-10-13 RAM T, 28-28 3 84 rush Tom Harmon 84 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
8 1946-10-20 PHI L, 14-21 2 21 pass Dick Humbert 21 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Augie Lio kick)
9 1946-10-20 PHI L, 14-21 4 2 rush Jim Castiglia 2 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
10 1946-10-27 @ NYG W, 14-0 2 2 pass Frank Liebel 2 yard pass from Frank Filchock (Ken Strong kick)
11 1946-10-27 @ NYG W, 14-0 3 13 rush Frank Filchock 13 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
12 1946-11-03 GNB L, 7-10 4 3 rush Ted Fritsch 3 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
13 1946-11-10 @ RAM L, 21-27 1 3 rush Bob Hoffman 3 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
14 1946-11-10 @ RAM L, 21-27 3 13 pass Jim Benton 13 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
15 1946-11-10 @ RAM L, 21-27 4 1 pass Steve Pritko 1 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
16 1946-11-17 WAS L, 20-24 1 16 pass Dick Todd 16 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
17 1946-11-17 WAS L, 20-24 3 32 pass Jim Peebles 32 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
18 1946-11-24 DET L, 6-42 1 47 pass Bob Cifers 47 yard pass from Elmer Madarik
19 1946-12-01 CRD W, 35-28 2 23 pass Mal Kutner 23 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
20 1946-12-01 CRD W, 35-28 2 32 rush Pat Harder 32 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
21 1946-12-01 CRD W, 35-28 2 32 rush Marshall Goldberg 32 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
22 1946-12-01 CRD W, 35-28 3 3 rush Pat Harder 3 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
23 1946-12-01 CRD W, 35-28 4 4 pass Mal Kutner 4 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
24 1946-12-08 @ DET L, 24-45 2 14 pass John Greene 14 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Jack Helms kick)
25 1946-12-08 @ DET L, 24-45 3 29 pass Bob Cifers 29 yard pass from Jim Callahan (Jack Helms kick)
26 1946-12-08 @ DET L, 24-45 4 1 rush Camp Wilson 1 yard rush (Jack Helms kick)