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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 0.5, Offense: -5.5, Defense: 5.9, SoS: -5.5, 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)

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 279 4095 888 4.6 41 17 10 236 135 296 1787 5 24 5.7 85 574 2308 25 4.0 141
Team Defense 207 3357 787 4.3 32 16 23 178 169 354 1908 11 16 4.8 88 388 1449 14 3.7 67
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

W# 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
8 Sun November 12 boxscore W 6-2 New York Yanks 28 20 20 356 120 236 5 18 318 225 93 1
9 Sun November 19 boxscore W 7-2 San Francisco 49ers 17 0 19 362 105 257 2 12 270 141 129 3
10 Sun November 26 boxscore W 8-2 Los Angeles Rams 24 14 21 362 174 188 2 20 334 263 71 4
11 Sun December 3 boxscore L 8-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 10 20 14 252 112 140 3 18 375 255 120 2
12 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. 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
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. 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
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. Player 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* 32 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 5654
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. 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
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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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 18 24 8

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
32 Johnny Lujack*+ 25 K/QB 12 12 11 11 34 3 109
11 Julie Rykovich 27 RH 12 0 7 7 42
22 George Blanda 23 11 0 6 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 9 1 279
Opp Total 12 14 11 1 2 24 5 207

Touchdown Log

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