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1950 Chicago Bears

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9-3-0, Finished 1st in NFL National Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.3, Offense: -4.5, Defense: 6.8, SoS: -3.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 279 points (23.2/g), 5th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 207 points (17.2/g), 5th.
 Differential of 72 points (6.0/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-4.0.

Coach: George Halas (9-3-0)

Playoffs:
Lost Divisional Round 14-24 vs. Los Angeles Rams

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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 279 4095 888 4.6 41 17 236 135 296 1787 5 24 5.7 85 574 2308 25 4.0 141 85 738 10
Opp. Stats 207 3357 787 4.3 32 16 178 169 354 1908 11 16 4.8 88 388 1449 14 3.7 67 77 671 23
Lg Rank Offense 5 3 4 5 2 9 7 13 3 5 2 3 2 10
Lg Rank Defense 5 5 12 7 3 9 5 4 13 3 1 3 7 4

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 17 boxscore W 1-0 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 20 19 338 137 201 1 15 309 255 54 2
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 32 20 20 360 172 188 4 17 269 74 195 4
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 21 31 23 402 240 162 5 8 223 44 179 2
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 Chicago Cardinals 27 6 23 334 93 241 4 7 135 69 66 2
5 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-1 Green Bay Packers 28 14 13 215 87 128 1 11 251 80 171 3
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 4-2 @ New York Yanks 27 38 25 472 364 108 6 15 470 276 194 3
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 5-2 @ Detroit Lions 35 21 25 455 131 324 3 24 467 374 93 3
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 6-2 New York Yanks 28 20 20 356 120 236 5 18 318 225 93 1
10 Sun November 19 boxscore W 7-2 San Francisco 49ers 17 0 19 362 105 257 2 12 270 141 129 3
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 8-2 Los Angeles Rams 24 14 21 362 174 188 2 20 334 263 71 4
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 8-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 10 20 14 252 112 140 3 18 375 255 120 2
13 Sun December 10 boxscore W 9-3 Detroit Lions 6 3 14 280 145 135 5 13 250 166 84 3
Playoffs
Division Sun December 17 boxscore L 9-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 24 23 370 141 229 3 11 371 297 74 2

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
32 Johnny Lujack*+ 25 K/QB 12 12 9-3-0 121 254 47.6 1731 4 1.6 21 8.3 70 6.8 3.4 14.3 144.3 41.0
42 Sid Luckman 34 11 0 13 37 35.1 180 1 2.7 2 5.4 44 4.9 3.0 13.8 16.4 38.1 0 0
12 Steve Romanik 26 1 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
22 George Blanda 23 11 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
39 George Gulyanics 29 LH 12 0 1 1 100.0 16 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 16.0 16.0 16.0 1.3 118.7
5 George McAfee 32 PR/RDH 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 26.9 12 9-3-0 135 296 45.6 1927 5 1.7 24 8.1 70 6.5 3.2 14.3 160.6 39.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 169 354 47.7 2265 11 3.1 16 4.5 6.4 4.99 13.4 188.8 60.1 45 357 4.8 3.5 11.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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
39 George Gulyanics 29 LH 12 0 146 571 2 31 3.9 47.6 12.2 12 137 11.4 0 42 1.0 11.4 708 2 6
11 Julie Rykovich 27 RH 12 0 122 394 7 18 3.2 32.8 10.2 21 344 16.4 0 39 1.8 28.7 738 7 2
15 Fred Morrison 24 P 12 0 66 252 1 25 3.8 21.0 5.5 13 86 6.6 0 15 1.1 7.2 338 1 3
32 Johnny Lujack*+ 25 K/QB 12 12 63 397 11 40 6.3 33.1 5.3 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.3 413 11 2
46 Chuck Hunsinger 25 KR 10 0 61 326 2 45 5.3 32.6 6.1 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.1 2.0 346 2 3
10 Al Campana 24 9 0 45 134 1 23 3.0 14.9 5.0 5 58 11.6 0 30 0.6 6.4 192 1 2
29 John Hoffman 25 FB 12 0 42 154 0 25 3.7 12.8 3.5 8 161 20.1 2 44 0.7 13.4 315 2 1
57 J.R. Boone 25 10 0 13 15 0 7 1.2 1.5 1.3 8 139 17.4 0 31 0.8 13.9 154 0 0
19 Harper Davis 25 12 0 10 57 1 36 5.7 4.8 0.8 2 15 7.5 0 8 0.2 1.3 72 1 0
42 Sid Luckman 34 11 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 0.1 0.2 1 0 0
5 George McAfee 32 PR/RDH 12 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 0.3 0.2 4 0 0
7 Ed Sprinkle* 27 RDE/RE 12 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 4 70 17.5 0 27 0.3 5.8 69 0 0
6 Don Kindt 25 S 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 3 72 24.0 1 42 0.3 6.0 76 1 0
20 Jim Keane 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 433 12.0 0 70 3.0 36.1 433 0 2
51 Ken Kavanaugh 34 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 331 19.5 2 67 1.4 27.6 331 2 1
53 Bill Wightkin 23 LDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 24 8.0 0 17 0.3 2.0 24 0 1
81 George Connor*+ 25 LDT/LT 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 21 21.0 0 21 0.1 1.9 21 0 0
Team Total 26.9 12 574 2308 25 45 4.0 192.3 47.8 135 1927 14.3 5 70 11.3 160.6 4235 30 23
Opp Total 12 388 1449 14 3.7 120.8 32.3 169 1908 11.3 11 14.1 159.0 3357 25 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
5 George McAfee 32 PR/RDH 12 0 33 284 0 25 8.6 1 23 0 23 23.0 311
57 J.R. Boone 25 10 0 17 215 0 48 12.6 369
46 Chuck Hunsinger 25 KR 10 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 12 343 0 33 28.6 693
15 Fred Morrison 24 P 12 0 10 261 0 37 26.1 599
29 John Hoffman 25 FB 12 0 7 75 0 20 10.7 2 52 0 32 26.0 442
10 Al Campana 24 9 0 4 54 0 18 13.5 246
6 Don Kindt 25 S 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 2 33 0 18 16.5 113
41 Alf Bauman 30 RDT 12 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
24 Fred Davis* 31 12 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
19 Harper Davis 25 12 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 91
7 Ed Sprinkle* 27 RDE/RE 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 74
35 Paul Stenn 32 RT 12 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
81 George Connor*+ 25 LDT/LT 11 0 0 9 0 9 30
Team Total 26.9 12 60 601 0 48 10.0 35 818 0 37 23.4 5716
Opp Total 12 24 1547 1 64.5 44 848 0 19.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring 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
15 Fred Morrison 24 P 12 0 57 2470 65 0 43.3
32 Johnny Lujack*+ 25 K/QB 12 12 5 3 60.0% 35 34 97.1%
22 George Blanda 23 11 0 15 6 40.0% 2 30 30 1 15.0
39 George Gulyanics 29 LH 12 0 6 201 51 1 33.5
11 Julie Rykovich 27 RH 12 0 1 48 48 0 48.0
Team Total 26.9 12 20 9 45.0% 35 34 97.1% 66 2749 65 2 41.7
Opp Total 12 12 5 41.7% 27 24 88.9% 87 3467 39.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
39 George Gulyanics 29 LH 12 0 0 6 0 0 0
19 Harper Davis 25 12 0 5 59 0 41 0
15 Fred Morrison 24 P 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
53 Bill Wightkin 23 LDE 12 0 0 1 4 0 0
10 Al Campana 24 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
32 Johnny Lujack*+ 25 K/QB 12 12 1 15 0 15 0 0 2 1 0 0
5 George McAfee 32 PR/RDH 12 0 2 31 0 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Dub Garrett 25 3 0 0 0 3 62 1
29 John Hoffman 25 FB 12 0 1 39 1 39 0 0 1 1 0 0
46 Chuck Hunsinger 25 KR 10 0 0 3 0 0 0
37 Red O'Quinn 25 LDH 12 0 3 73 1 38 0
45 Bones Weatherly 22 LLB 6 0 2 58 2 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Ken Kavanaugh 34 LE 12 0 0 1 1 0 1
20 Jim Keane 26 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
11 Julie Rykovich 27 RH 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
7 Ed Sprinkle* 27 RDE/RE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
35 Paul Stenn 32 RT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 Ed Cody 27 RLB 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 George Connor*+ 25 LDT/LT 11 0 1 8 0 8 0
14 Wayne Hansen 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.9 12 16 283 4 41 0 0 23 22 62 2 1
Opp Total 12 24 8 18

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
32 Johnny Lujack*+ 25 K/QB 12 12 11 11 34 35 3 5 109
11 Julie Rykovich 27 RH 12 0 7 7 42
22 George Blanda 23 11 0 6 15 18
29 John Hoffman 25 FB 12 0 2 1 3 18
51 Ken Kavanaugh 34 LE 12 0 2 1 3 18
39 George Gulyanics 29 LH 12 0 2 2 12
46 Chuck Hunsinger 25 KR 10 0 2 2 12
45 Bones Weatherly 22 LLB 6 0 2 2 12
10 Al Campana 24 9 0 1 1 6
19 Harper Davis 25 12 0 1 1 6
44 Dub Garrett 25 3 0 1 1 6
6 Don Kindt 25 S 12 0 1 1 6
15 Fred Morrison 24 P 12 0 1 1 6
37 Red O'Quinn 25 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
23 Wash Serini 28 12 0 1 2
Team Total 26.9 12 25 5 2 4 36 34 35 9 20 1 281
Opp Total 12 14 11 1 2 24 27 5 12 207

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1950-09-17 @ RAM W, 24-20 3 35 interception Bones Weatherly 35 yard interception return (Johnny Lujack kick)
2 1950-09-17 @ RAM W, 24-20 3 44 pass John Hoffman 44 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
3 1950-09-17 @ RAM W, 24-20 4 1 rush George Gulyanics 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
4 1950-09-24 @ SFO W, 32-20 2 fumble Ken Kavanaugh unknown yard fumble return (Johnny Lujack kick)
5 1950-09-24 @ SFO W, 32-20 3 15 rush Julie Rykovich 15 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
6 1950-09-24 @ SFO W, 32-20 3 23 interception Bones Weatherly 23 yard interception return (Johnny Lujack kick)
7 1950-10-01 @ GNB L, 21-31 2 1 rush Julie Rykovich 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
8 1950-10-01 @ GNB L, 21-31 3 1 rush Johnny Lujack 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
9 1950-10-01 @ GNB L, 21-31 4 2 rush Julie Rykovich 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
10 1950-10-08 CRD W, 27-6 2 1 rush Johnny Lujack 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
11 1950-10-08 CRD W, 27-6 2 32 rush Johnny Lujack 32 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
12 1950-10-08 CRD W, 27-6 3 1 rush Al Campana 1 yard rush
13 1950-10-08 CRD W, 27-6 4 3 rush Julie Rykovich 3 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
14 1950-10-15 GNB W, 28-14 2 25 rush Johnny Lujack 25 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
15 1950-10-15 GNB W, 28-14 3 36 rush Harper Davis 36 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
16 1950-10-15 GNB W, 28-14 3 1 rush Johnny Lujack 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
17 1950-10-15 GNB W, 28-14 4 8 rush Johnny Lujack 8 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
18 1950-10-29 @ NYY L, 27-38 1 67 pass Ken Kavanaugh 67 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
19 1950-10-29 @ NYY L, 27-38 1 9 rush Johnny Lujack 9 yard rush
20 1950-10-29 @ NYY L, 27-38 4 3 rush Julie Rykovich 3 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
21 1950-10-29 @ NYY L, 27-38 4 9 rush George Gulyanics 9 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
22 1950-11-05 @ DET W, 35-21 1 2 rush Johnny Lujack 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
23 1950-11-05 @ DET W, 35-21 1 39 pass John Hoffman 39 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
24 1950-11-05 @ DET W, 35-21 2 2 rush Johnny Lujack 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
25 1950-11-05 @ DET W, 35-21 4 2 rush Chuck Hunsinger 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
26 1950-11-05 @ DET W, 35-21 4 62 fumble Dub Garrett 62 yard fumble return (Johnny Lujack kick)
27 1950-11-12 NYY W, 28-20 2 2 rush Johnny Lujack 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
28 1950-11-12 NYY W, 28-20 3 5 interception Red O'Quinn 5 yard interception return (Johnny Lujack kick)
29 1950-11-12 NYY W, 28-20 3 3 rush Julie Rykovich 3 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
30 1950-11-12 NYY W, 28-20 4 2 rush Chuck Hunsinger 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
31 1950-11-19 SFO W, 17-0 1 39 interception John Hoffman 39 yard interception return (Johnny Lujack kick)
32 1950-11-19 SFO W, 17-0 2 39 pass Ken Kavanaugh 39 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
33 1950-11-26 RAM W, 24-14 1 1 rush Julie Rykovich 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
34 1950-11-26 RAM W, 24-14 3 42 pass Don Kindt 42 yard pass from Johnny Lujack (Johnny Lujack kick)
35 1950-11-26 RAM W, 24-14 4 15 rush Fred Morrison 15 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
36 1950-12-03 @ CRD L, 10-20 2 1 rush Johnny Lujack 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1950-09-17 @ RAM W, 24-20 2 1 rush Dick Hoerner 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
2 1950-09-17 @ RAM W, 24-20 4 37 pass Elroy Hirsch 37 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
3 1950-09-17 @ RAM W, 24-20 4 2 rush Dan Towler 2 yard rush
4 1950-09-24 @ SFO W, 32-20 1 11 pass Bruno Banducci 11 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
5 1950-09-24 @ SFO W, 32-20 2 1 rush Norm Standlee 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
6 1950-09-24 @ SFO W, 32-20 4 1 rush Frankie Albert 1 yard rush
7 1950-10-01 @ GNB L, 21-31 3 28 interception Wally Dreyer 28 yard interception return (Ted Fritsch kick)
8 1950-10-01 @ GNB L, 21-31 3 94 interception Rebel Steiner 94 yard interception return (Ted Fritsch kick)
9 1950-10-01 @ GNB L, 21-31 3 68 punt Billy Grimes 68 yard punt return (Ted Fritsch kick)
10 1950-10-01 @ GNB L, 21-31 4 5 pass Breezy Reid 5 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ted Fritsch kick)
11 1950-10-08 CRD W, 27-6 3 21 pass Bob Shaw 21 yard pass from Jim Hardy
12 1950-10-15 GNB W, 28-14 1 73 rush Billy Grimes 73 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
13 1950-10-15 GNB W, 28-14 4 14 rush Breezy Reid 14 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
14 1950-10-29 @ NYY L, 27-38 1 2 rush Zollie Toth 2 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
15 1950-10-29 @ NYY L, 27-38 2 1 rush George Ratterman 1 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
16 1950-10-29 @ NYY L, 27-38 2 58 pass Art Weiner 58 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
17 1950-10-29 @ NYY L, 27-38 4 52 pass Barney Poole 52 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
18 1950-10-29 @ NYY L, 27-38 4 5 rush Sherman Howard 5 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
19 1950-11-05 @ DET W, 35-21 2 66 pass Leon Hart 66 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
20 1950-11-05 @ DET W, 35-21 4 15 rush Bobby Layne 15 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
21 1950-11-05 @ DET W, 35-21 4 15 rush Bobby Layne 15 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
22 1950-11-12 NYY W, 28-20 1 49 pass Jack Russell 49 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
23 1950-11-12 NYY W, 28-20 2 44 pass Dan Edwards 44 yard pass from George Ratterman (Chet Adams kick)
24 1950-11-12 NYY W, 28-20 4 7 rush George Taliaferro 7 yard rush
25 1950-11-26 RAM W, 24-14 4 8 pass Ed Champagne 8 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
26 1950-11-26 RAM W, 24-14 4 2 rush Dick Hoerner 2 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
27 1950-12-03 @ CRD L, 10-20 2 7 rush Jim Hardy 7 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
28 1950-12-03 @ CRD L, 10-20 4 35 pass Don Paul 35 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Pat Harder kick)