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1949 Chicago Bears

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9-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1949 NFL Season Summary

Scored 332 points (27.7/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 218 points (18.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 114 points (9.5/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.8-3.2.

Coach: George Halas (9-3-0)

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
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 332 4715 884 5.3 48 18 18 248 193 385 2930 24 30 7.3 119 483 1785 18 3.7 111
Team Defense 218 3175 769 4.1 43 16 19 170 152 320 1979 20 27 5.8 95 428 1196 6 2.8 56
Lg Rank Offense 4 1 9 7 1 3 1 1 10 1 4 5 5 7
Lg Rank Defense 3 2 4 5 2 6 6 8 5 6 2 1 2 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 17 0 19 389 183 206 3 7 187 187 6
2 Sun October 2 boxscore W 2-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 17 7 16 313 202 111 3 11 209 122 87 1
3 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-1 Los Angeles Rams 16 31 17 327 251 76 8 18 336 211 125 4
4 Sun October 16 boxscore W 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles 38 21 28 457 257 200 1 14 255 213 42 2
5 Sun October 23 boxscore L 3-2 @ New York Giants 28 35 28 435 358 77 3 10 367 273 94
6 Sun October 30 boxscore L 3-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 27 18 392 225 167 7 27 385 303 82 4
7 Sun November 6 boxscore W 4-3 Green Bay Packers 24 3 17 337 177 160 3 15 273 85 188 3
8 Sun November 13 boxscore W 5-3 Detroit Lions 27 24 24 429 216 213 8 15 307 243 64 6
9 Sun November 20 boxscore W 6-3 @ Washington Redskins 31 21 20 464 315 149 2 13 239 140 99 2
10 Thu November 24 boxscore W 7-3 @ Detroit Lions 28 7 18 346 202 144 2 9 110 70 40 5
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 8-3 Pittsburgh Steelers 30 21 19 355 201 154 4 14 347 207 140 6
12 Sun December 11 boxscore W 9-3 Chicago Cardinals 52 21 24 596 468 128 4 17 328 280 48 4

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
Johnny Lujack 24 K/QB 12 7 162 312 51.9% 2658 23 7.4 22 7.1 81 8.5 6.8 16.4 221.5 76.0 0 0
Sid Luckman 33 qb 11 2 22 50 44.0% 200 1 2.0 3 6.0 34 4.0 1.7 9.1 18.2 37.1 0 0
George Blanda 22 qb 12 2 9 21 42.9% 197 0 0.0 5 23.8 44 9.4 -1.3 21.9 16.4 37.3 0 0
George Gulyanics 28 LH/P 11 11 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Ed Sprinkle 26 re 12 6 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 27.6 12 193 385 50.1% 3055 24 6.2 30 7.8 81 7.9 5.7 15.8 254.6 65.2 0 0
Opp Total 12 152 320 47.5% 2147 20 6.3 27 8.4 6.7 4.16 14.1 178.9 55.3 21 168 5.8 3.4 6.2

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
George Gulyanics 28 LH/P 11 11 102 452 5 31 4.4 41.1 9.3 16 165 10.3 1 34 1.5 15.0 617 6 1
Julie Rykovich 26 hb 11 3 88 340 6 18 3.9 30.9 8.0 16 210 13.1 2 45 1.5 19.1 550 8 2
John Hoffman 24 fb 12 6 53 216 1 27 4.1 18.0 4.4 25 373 14.9 2 64 2.1 31.1 589 3 1
Wally Dreyer 26 KR 12 1 45 172 0 38 3.8 14.3 3.8 7 94 13.4 0 24 0.6 7.8 266 0 3
George McAfee 31 PR/RH 12 6 42 161 3 23 3.8 13.4 3.5 9 157 17.4 1 52 0.8 13.1 318 4 2
Don Kindt 24 FB 12 6 41 118 0 15 2.9 9.8 3.4 12 118 9.8 0 38 1.0 9.8 236 0 3
J.R. Boone 24 e 12 1 35 111 0 22 3.2 9.3 2.9 14 336 24.0 3 43 1.2 28.0 447 3 5
Dante Magnani 32 hb 6 1 33 59 0 9 1.8 9.8 5.5 3 29 9.7 0 15 0.5 4.8 88 0 1
Joe Osmanski 32 2 0 15 45 0 0 3.0 22.5 7.5 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.5 1.5 48 0 0
Ed Cody 26 8 0 11 25 0 11 2.3 3.1 1.4 25 0 4
Johnny Lujack 24 K/QB 12 7 8 64 2 20 8.0 5.3 0.7 64 2 2
Bob Perina 28 db 12 1 4 4 0 2 1.0 0.3 0.3 3 33 11.0 0 14 0.3 2.8 37 0 0
Sid Luckman 33 qb 11 2 3 4 0 14 1.3 0.4 0.3 4 0 1
George Blanda 22 qb 12 2 2 9 1 5 4.5 0.8 0.2 9 1 0
Ed Sprinkle 26 re 12 6 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 4 69 17.3 0 47 0.3 5.8 74 0 0
Jim Keane 25 RE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 47 696 14.8 6 39 3.9 58.0 696 6 0
Ken Kavanaugh 33 LE 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 655 22.6 9 81 2.4 54.6 655 9 0
George Connor 24 LT 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 51 17.0 0 25 0.3 4.3 51 0 0
Paul Stenn 31 t 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 11 5.5 0 11 0.2 1.0 11 0 0
Billy deCorrevont 31 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 44 44.0 0 44 0.1 5.5 44 0 0
Jack Dugger 26 t 6 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.2 1.8 11 0 0
Team Total 27.6 12 483 1785 18 38 3.7 148.8 40.3 193 3055 15.8 24 81 16.1 254.6 4840 42 25
Opp Total 12 428 1196 6 2.8 99.7 35.7 152 1979 13.0 20 12.7 164.9 3175 26 27

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
Wally Dreyer 26 KR 12 1 13 130 0 28 10.0 13 338 0 52 26.0 734
George McAfee 31 PR/RH 12 6 24 279 0 33 11.6 597
J.R. Boone 24 e 12 1 14 170 0 37 12.1 617
John Hoffman 24 fb 12 6 10 249 0 33 24.9 838
Ed Cody 26 8 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 8 181 0 32 22.6 210
Dick Flanagan 23 lb 12 2 5 88 0 24 17.6 88
Jack Dugger 26 t 6 2 1 8 0 8 8.0 19
Bob Perina 28 db 12 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 47
Team Total 27.6 12 52 583 0 37 11.2 38 874 0 52 23.0 6297
Opp Total 12 32 1821 0 56.9 44 963 0 21.9

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
Johnny Lujack 24 K/QB 12 7 1 1 100.0%% 44 42 95.5%% 3 123 48 0 41.0
George Blanda 22 qb 12 2 15 7 46.7%% 19 746 57 0 39.3
George Gulyanics 28 LH/P 11 11 29 1368 69 0 47.2
Sid Luckman 33 qb 11 2 1 16 16 0 16.0
Team Total 27.6 12 16 8 50.0%% 44 42 95.5%% 52 2253 69 0 43.3
Opp Total 12 7 5 71.4%% 29 29 100.0%% 78 3217 41.2

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
George McAfee 31 PR/RH 12 6 6 76 1 54 0 0 2 1 0 0
J.R. Boone 24 e 12 1 1 21 0 21 0 0 5 1 0 0
Ed Cody 26 8 0 2 50 1 38 0 0 4 1 0 0
Bob Perina 28 db 12 1 6 23 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
Don Kindt 24 FB 12 6 2 3 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0
Billy deCorrevont 31 8 0 4 53 0 40 0
Wally Dreyer 26 KR 12 1 0 3 1 0 0
Ray Bray 32 RG 12 11 0 0 3 0 0
Jim Canady 23 5 0 3 22 0 0 0
Johnny Lujack 24 K/QB 12 7 0 2 1 0 0
Stu Clarkson 30 12 0 2 9 0 11 0
George Connor 24 LT 12 6 0 0 2 0 0
Chuck Drulis 31 LG 12 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
John Hoffman 24 fb 12 6 0 1 1 0 0
Dante Magnani 32 hb 6 1 0 1 1 2 0
Julie Rykovich 26 hb 11 3 0 2 0 0 0
Paul Stenn 31 t 11 5 0 0 2 0 0
Frank Szymanski 26 11 0 0 0 2 -8 0
Alf Bauman 29 dt 12 1 0 0 1 0 0
Jack Dugger 26 t 6 2 0 0 1 0 0
Dick Flanagan 23 lb 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
George Gulyanics 28 LH/P 11 11 0 1 0 0 0
Sid Luckman 33 qb 11 2 0 1 0 0 0
Wash Serini 27 dg 12 1 0 0 1 3 0
Walt Stickel 27 RT 12 6 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.6 12 27 257 2 54 0 0 25 23 -3 0 1
Opp Total 12 16 27 11

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
Johnny Lujack 24 K/QB 12 7 2 2 42 1 57
Ken Kavanaugh 33 LE 12 10 9 9 54
Julie Rykovich 26 hb 11 3 6 2 8 48
George Gulyanics 28 LH/P 11 11 5 1 6 36
Jim Keane 25 RE 12 6 6 6 36
George McAfee 31 PR/RH 12 6 3 1 1 5 30
George Blanda 22 qb 12 2 1 1 7 27
J.R. Boone 24 e 12 1 3 3 18
John Hoffman 24 fb 12 6 1 2 3 18
Ed Cody 26 8 0 1 1 6
Ed Sprinkle 26 re 12 6 1 2
Team Total 27.6 12 18 24 2 44 42 8 1 332
Opp Total 12 6 20 1 2 29 5 218

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-09-25 @ GNB W, 17-0 4 37 pass J.R. Boone 37 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
2 1949-09-25 @ GNB W, 17-0 4 27 pass Ken Kavanaugh 27 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
3 1949-10-02 @ CRD W, 17-7 1 1 rush George Gulyanics 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
4 1949-10-02 @ CRD W, 17-7 2 35 pass Ken Kavanaugh 35 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
5 1949-10-09 RAM L, 16-31 1 45 pass Julie Rykovich 45 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
6 1949-10-09 RAM L, 16-31 2 6 rush George Blanda 6 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
7 1949-10-16 PHI W, 38-21 1 1 rush George Gulyanics 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
8 1949-10-16 PHI W, 38-21 2 32 pass Ken Kavanaugh 32 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
9 1949-10-16 PHI W, 38-21 2 1 rush Johnny Lujack 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
10 1949-10-16 PHI W, 38-21 3 15 pass Jim Keane 15 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
11 1949-10-16 PHI W, 38-21 4 54 interception George McAfee 54 yard interception return (Johnny Lujack kick)
12 1949-10-23 @ NYG L, 28-35 3 3 pass Jim Keane 3 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
13 1949-10-23 @ NYG L, 28-35 3 11 rush George McAfee 11 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
14 1949-10-23 @ NYG L, 28-35 4 11 pass George Gulyanics 11 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
15 1949-10-23 @ NYG L, 28-35 4 5 rush Julie Rykovich 5 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
16 1949-10-30 @ RAM L, 24-27 2 5 rush George McAfee 5 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
17 1949-10-30 @ RAM L, 24-27 4 3 rush Julie Rykovich 3 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
18 1949-10-30 @ RAM L, 24-27 4 43 pass Ken Kavanaugh 43 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
19 1949-11-06 GNB W, 24-3 2 1 rush Julie Rykovich 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
20 1949-11-06 GNB W, 24-3 4 20 rush Johnny Lujack 20 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
21 1949-11-06 GNB W, 24-3 4 15 rush Julie Rykovich 15 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
22 1949-11-13 DET W, 27-24 1 11 rush George McAfee 11 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
23 1949-11-13 DET W, 27-24 2 16 pass Jim Keane 16 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
24 1949-11-13 DET W, 27-24 3 59 pass Ken Kavanaugh 59 yard pass from Johnny Lujack
25 1949-11-13 DET W, 27-24 4 30 interception Ed Cody 30 yard interception return (Johnny Lujack kick)
26 1949-11-20 @ WAS W, 31-21 1 40 pass J.R. Boone 40 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
27 1949-11-20 @ WAS W, 31-21 2 26 pass Jim Keane 26 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
28 1949-11-20 @ WAS W, 31-21 2 81 pass Ken Kavanaugh 81 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
29 1949-11-20 @ WAS W, 31-21 3 23 pass Jim Keane 23 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
30 1949-11-24 @ DET W, 28-7 1 4 rush George Gulyanics 4 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
31 1949-11-24 @ DET W, 28-7 2 2 rush George Gulyanics 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
32 1949-11-24 @ DET W, 28-7 3 34 pass Ken Kavanaugh 34 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
33 1949-11-24 @ DET W, 28-7 4 30 pass Jim Keane 30 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
34 1949-12-04 PIT W, 30-21 1 20 pass Julie Rykovich 20 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
35 1949-12-04 PIT W, 30-21 2 3 rush John Hoffman 3 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
36 1949-12-04 PIT W, 30-21 3 1 rush Julie Rykovich 1 yard rush
37 1949-12-04 PIT W, 30-21 4 1 rush Julie Rykovich 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
38 1949-12-11 CRD W, 52-21 1 52 pass George McAfee 52 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
39 1949-12-11 CRD W, 52-21 1 17 pass Ken Kavanaugh 17 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
40 1949-12-11 CRD W, 52-21 2 37 pass Ken Kavanaugh 37 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
41 1949-12-11 CRD W, 52-21 2 18 pass J.R. Boone 18 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
42 1949-12-11 CRD W, 52-21 3 2 rush George Gulyanics 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
43 1949-12-11 CRD W, 52-21 4 6 pass John Hoffman 6 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
44 1949-12-11 CRD W, 52-21 4 65 pass John Hoffman 65 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1949-10-02 @ CRD L, 7-17 3 1 rush Elmer Angsman 1 yard rush (Vinnie Yablonski kick)
2 1949-10-09 RAM W, 31-16 2 10 pass Tom Fears 10 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
3 1949-10-09 RAM W, 31-16 2 14 pass Elroy Hirsch 14 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
4 1949-10-09 RAM W, 31-16 3 26 pass Bob Shaw 26 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
5 1949-10-09 RAM W, 31-16 4 5 lateral Elroy Hirsch 5 yard lateral return (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1949-10-16 PHI L, 21-38 1 16 pass Pete Pihos 16 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
7 1949-10-16 PHI L, 21-38 2 50 pass Steve Van Buren 50 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
8 1949-10-16 PHI L, 21-38 3 64 pass Jack Ferrante 64 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
9 1949-10-23 @ NYG W, 35-28 1 29 pass Gene Roberts 29 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1949-10-23 @ NYG W, 35-28 2 35 pass Bill Swiacki 35 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
11 1949-10-23 @ NYG W, 35-28 3 45 interception Emlen Tunnell 45 yard interception return (Ben Agajanian kick)
12 1949-10-23 @ NYG W, 35-28 3 62 pass Gene Roberts 62 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
13 1949-10-23 @ NYG W, 35-28 4 85 pass Gene Roberts 85 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
14 1949-10-30 @ RAM W, 27-24 2 4 pass Elroy Hirsch 4 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
15 1949-10-30 @ RAM W, 27-24 2 1 rush Dick Hoerner 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
16 1949-10-30 @ RAM W, 27-24 4 1 rush Gerry Cowhig 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
17 1949-11-13 DET L, 24-27 1 4 pass Bill Dudley 4 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Bill Dudley kick)
18 1949-11-13 DET L, 24-27 4 35 pass Cloyce Box 35 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Bill Dudley kick)
19 1949-11-13 DET L, 24-27 4 35 pass Cloyce Box 35 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Bill Dudley kick)
20 1949-11-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 1 33 fumble Herb Shoener 33 yard fumble return (Dick Poillon kick)
21 1949-11-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 4 30 pass Tommy Mont 30 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
22 1949-11-20 @ WAS L, 21-31 4 24 pass Tommy Mont 24 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
23 1949-11-24 @ DET L, 7-28 4 102 interception Bob Smith 102 yard interception return (Bill Dudley kick)
24 1949-12-04 PIT L, 21-30 2 48 pass Elbie Nickel 48 yard pass from Joe Geri (Joe Geri kick)
25 1949-12-04 PIT L, 21-30 4 97 rush Bob Gage 97 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
26 1949-12-04 PIT L, 21-30 4 6 rush Bob Gage 6 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
27 1949-12-11 CRD L, 21-52 1 3 pass Charlie Trippi 3 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
28 1949-12-11 CRD L, 21-52 3 49 pass Mal Kutner 49 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
29 1949-12-11 CRD L, 21-52 4 19 pass Charlie Trippi 19 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)