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1949 Chicago Bears

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9-3-0, 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)

 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 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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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
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(+),
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
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(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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(+),
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
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(+),
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 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. 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