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1947 Chicago Bears

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8-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 363 points (30.2/g), 1st of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 241 points (20.1/g), 4th.
 Differential of 122 points (10.2/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 8.7-3.3.

Coach: George Halas (8-4-0)

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
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 363 5052 826 6.1 58 23 18 263 194 378 3093 29 35 8.2 123 448 1959 21 4.4 122
Team Defense 241 3872 737 5.3 47 20 32 206 161 345 2449 20 27 7.1 96 392 1423 6 3.6 78
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 10 10 1 2 2 1 10 1 6 4 1 2
Lg Rank Defense 4 6 3 3 7 10 10 7 3 5 2 2 1 3

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 20 29 21 314 150 164 6 17 337 101 236 2
2 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 7 31 11 229 131 98 6 19 303 157 146 3
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 1-2 Philadelphia Eagles 40 7 21 506 364 142 2 15 273 215 58 9
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 2-2 Detroit Lions 33 24 21 460 354 106 3 21 371 262 109 4
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 3-2 @ Washington Redskins 56 20 26 486 320 166 3 23 463 411 52 2
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-2 @ Boston Yanks 28 24 22 381 271 110 5 14 283 156 127 4
7 Sun November 9 boxscore W 5-2 Green Bay Packers 20 17 14 320 172 148 9 14 299 175 124 4
8 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 41 21 27 388 193 195 6 18 296 214 82 6
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 7-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 49 7 26 522 242 280 2 17 316 92 224 5
11 Thu November 27 boxscore W 8-2 @ Detroit Lions 34 14 23 437 253 184 4 13 272 237 35 4
11 Sun December 7 boxscore L 8-3 Los Angeles Rams 14 17 27 507 296 211 6 18 330 182 148 2
12 Sun December 14 boxscore L 8-4 Chicago Cardinals 21 30 24 502 347 155 6 17 329 247 82 2

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+ 31 QB 12 7 176 323 54.5 2712 24 7.4 31 9.6 81 8.4 5.6 15.4 226.0 67.7 0 0
Nick Sacrinty 23 11 0 15 48 31.3 299 5 10.4 3 6.3 44 6.2 5.5 19.9 27.2 62.8 0 0
Bob Fenimore 22 10 0 2 3 66.7 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 9.0 9.0 13.5 2.7 95.1 0 0
Tom Farris 27 9 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
George Gulyanics 26 P 12 4 1 2 50.0 55 0 0.0 1 50.0 55 27.5 5.0 55.0 4.6 56.2 0 0
Team Total 27.2 12 194 378 51.3 3093 29 7.7 35 9.3 81 8.2 5.6 15.9 257.8 65.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 161 345 46.7 2449 20 5.8 27 7.8 7.1 4.74 15.2 204.1 57.3 0 0 7.1 4.7 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
Joe Osmanski 30 fb 12 3 64 328 1 24 5.1 27.3 5.3 7 134 19.1 0 39 0.6 11.2 462 1 0
George McAfee 29 PR 12 0 63 209 3 39 3.3 17.4 5.3 32 492 15.4 1 53 2.7 41.0 701 4 3
Don Kindt 22 LH 12 11 61 266 2 48 4.4 22.2 5.1 2 24 12.0 0 14 0.2 2.0 290 2 6
Bob Fenimore 22 10 0 53 189 1 13 3.6 18.9 5.3 15 219 14.6 2 29 1.5 21.9 408 3 4
Mike Holovak 28 fb 12 3 51 281 1 52 5.5 23.4 4.3 7 119 17.0 0 60 0.6 9.9 400 1 0
Hugh Gallarneau 30 hb 12 4 39 89 6 8 2.3 7.4 3.3 7 56 8.0 0 28 0.6 4.7 145 6 4
George Gulyanics 26 P 12 4 35 212 4 46 6.1 17.7 2.9 3 22 7.3 0 16 0.3 1.8 234 4 1
Frank Minini 26 KR/RH 12 9 26 132 2 33 5.1 11.0 2.2 2 23 11.5 0 12 0.2 1.9 155 2 3
Eddie Allen 27 FB 9 5 12 16 0 7 1.3 1.8 1.3 16 0 2
Ray McLean 32 K 12 0 10 58 0 24 5.8 4.8 0.8 11 125 11.4 1 19 0.9 10.4 183 1 0
Sid Luckman+ 31 QB 12 7 10 86 1 40 8.6 7.2 0.8 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.3 101 1 2
Bill Osmanski 32 4 0 10 37 0 15 3.7 9.3 2.5 37 0 0
Noah Mullins 29 hb 12 2 9 55 0 41 6.1 4.6 0.8 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 59 0 3
Nick Sacrinty 23 11 0 4 4 0 5 1.0 0.4 0.4 4 0 1
Tom Farris 27 9 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 -3 0 0
Jim Keane 23 e 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 64 910 14.2 10 50 5.3 75.8 910 10 2
Ken Kavanaugh 31 LE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 818 25.6 13 81 2.7 68.2 818 13 0
Ed Sprinkle 24 RE 12 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 43 10.8 0 15 0.3 3.6 43 0 0
Ed Cifers 31 e 11 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 48 16.0 1 22 0.3 4.4 48 1 1
Mike Jarmoluk 25 dt 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 33 16.5 1 24 0.2 2.8 33 1 0
Jack Matheson 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.3 2.7 8 0 0
Team Total 27.2 12 448 1959 21 52 4.4 163.3 37.3 194 3093 15.9 29 81 16.2 257.8 5052 50 34
Opp Total 12 392 1423 6 3.6 118.6 32.7 161 2449 15.2 20 13.4 204.1 3872 26 27

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 29 PR 12 0 18 261 0 35 14.5 1 23 0 23 23.0 985
Noah Mullins 29 hb 12 2 13 153 0 50 11.8 212
Frank Minini 26 KR/RH 12 9 11 261 0 35 23.7 416
Don Kindt 22 LH 12 11 10 220 0 45 22.0 510
Ray McLean 32 K 12 0 5 58 0 24 11.6 2 35 0 20 17.5 276
George Gulyanics 26 P 12 4 1 7 0 7 7.0 5 124 0 40 24.8 365
Bill Osmanski 32 4 0 3 67 0 28 22.3 104
Ed Cifers 31 e 11 3 2 33 0 18 16.5 81
Bob Fenimore 22 10 0 2 16 0 9 8.0 424
Hugh Gallarneau 30 hb 12 4 2 43 0 30 21.5 188
Mike Holovak 28 fb 12 3 2 47 0 24 23.5 447
Allen Smith 25 le 12 5 2 18 0 15 9.0 18
Mike Jarmoluk 25 dt 12 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 33
Team Total 27.2 12 39 495 0 50 12.7 41 871 0 45 21.2 6418
Opp Total 12 27 1841 2 68.2 57 1000 0 17.5

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
Ray McLean 32 K 12 0 1 0.0% 52 44 84.6%
George Gulyanics 26 P 12 4 23 1031 56 0 44.8
Eddie Allen 27 FB 9 5 8 299 46 0 37.4
Sid Luckman+ 31 QB 12 7 1 1 100.0% 5 177 42 0 35.4
George McAfee 29 PR 12 0 2 71 40 0 35.5
Team Total 27.2 12 1 0.0% 53 45 84.9% 38 1578 56 0 41.5
Opp Total 12 15 8 53.3% 31 29 93.5% 64 2674 41.8

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
Don Kindt 22 LH 12 11 3 19 0 10 0 0 6 6 12 0
Noah Mullins 29 hb 12 2 6 113 0 51 0 0 3 1 -11 0
George McAfee 29 PR 12 0 1 49 0 49 0 0 3 4 0 0
Bob Fenimore 22 10 0 2 83 0 71 0 0 4 0 0 0
Frank Minini 26 KR/RH 12 9 1 3 0 3 0 0 3 2 2 0
Hugh Gallarneau 30 hb 12 4 1 9 0 9 0 0 4 0 0 0
Ed Cifers 31 e 11 3 1 20 1 20 0 0 1 2 0 0
Stu Clarkson 28 lb 12 3 2 10 0 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
George Gulyanics 26 P 12 4 2 36 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0
Fred Davis 29 LT 12 8 0 1 2 0 0
Jim Keane 23 e 12 3 0 2 1 0 0
Nick Sacrinty 23 11 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 1 1 -1 0
Eddie Allen 27 FB 9 5 0 2 0 0 0
Tom Farris 27 9 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sid Luckman+ 31 QB 12 7 0 2 0 0 0
Ray McLean 32 K 12 0 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bill Milner 25 lb 12 4 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
Bulldog Turner+ 28 C 12 9 2 103 1 96 0
Ray Bray 30 RG 12 8 0 0 1 4 0
Ed Ecker 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Thurman Garrett 24 c 10 1 1 2 0 2 0
Fred Hartman 30 11 0 1 16 1 16 0
Mike Jarmoluk 25 dt 12 1 0 0 1 0 0
Jack Matheson 27 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Osmanski 30 fb 12 3 0 0 1 0 0
Pat Preston 26 g 3 2 0 0 1 37 0
Walt Stickel 25 RT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.2 12 27 491 3 96 0 0 34 31 43 0
Opp Total 12 27 7 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Ken Kavanaugh 31 LE 12 6 13 13 78
Jim Keane 23 e 12 3 10 10 60
Ray McLean 32 K 12 0 1 1 44 50
Hugh Gallarneau 30 hb 12 4 6 6 36
George Gulyanics 26 P 12 4 4 4 24
George McAfee 29 PR 12 0 3 1 4 24
Bob Fenimore 22 10 0 1 2 3 18
Ed Cifers 31 e 11 3 1 1 2 12
Don Kindt 22 LH 12 11 2 2 12
Frank Minini 26 KR/RH 12 9 2 2 12
Sid Luckman+ 31 QB 12 7 1 1 1 7
Fred Hartman 30 11 0 1 1 6
Mike Holovak 28 fb 12 3 1 1 6
Mike Jarmoluk 25 dt 12 1 1 1 6
Joe Osmanski 30 fb 12 3 1 1 6
Bulldog Turner+ 28 C 12 9 1 1 6
Team Total 27.2 12 21 29 3 53 45 363
Opp Total 12 6 20 2 2 29 8 1 241