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1952 Chicago Bears

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5-7-0, Finished 5th in NFL National Division  · 1952 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.8, Offense: -1.3, Defense: -5.5, SoS: -0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 245 points (20.4/g), 8th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 326 points (27.2/g), 11th.
 Differential of -81 points (-6.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-8.0.

Coach: George Halas (5-7-0)

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 245 3278 793 4.1 51 24 17 194 141 347 1735 18 27 4.5 87 411 1543 11 3.8 90
Team Defense 326 4012 806 5.0 46 26 13 209 160 311 2091 16 20 6.1 98 463 1921 20 4.1 98
Lg Rank Offense 8 9 10 10 7 6 9 7 9 9 7 8 7 5
Lg Rank Defense 11 10 3 1 10 4 9 4 9 11 12 11 12 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 24 14 19 378 237 141 1 11 210 100 110 4
2 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 10 21 17 297 142 155 5 13 216 51 165 3
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 2-1 Dallas Texans 38 20 23 395 123 272 2 14 277 139 138 3
4 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-2 San Francisco 49ers 16 40 10 191 92 99 4 26 420 183 237 4
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 2-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 7 31 12 159 158 1 4 19 374 173 201 4
6 Sun November 2 boxscore W 3-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 17 13 206 89 117 1 14 317 147 170 2
7 Sun November 9 boxscore L 3-4 Green Bay Packers 28 41 12 164 89 75 4 19 390 172 218 2
8 Sun November 16 boxscore L 3-5 Los Angeles Rams 24 40 22 309 113 196 6 15 516 351 165 5
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 4-5 Detroit Lions 24 23 18 395 216 179 5 17 259 110 149 4
10 Thu November 27 boxscore L 4-6 @ Dallas Texans 23 27 15 317 195 122 8 22 334 204 130 4
11 Sun December 7 boxscore L 4-7 @ Detroit Lions 21 45 18 208 171 37 7 25 428 312 116 2
12 Sun December 14 boxscore W 5-7 Chicago Cardinals 10 7 15 259 110 149 4 14 271 149 122 9

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
16 George Blanda 25 K/qb 12 2 1-1-0 47 131 35.9% 664 8 6.1 11 8.4 59 5.1 2.5 14.1 55.3 38.5 0 0
12 Steve Romanik 28 qb 10 3 1-2-0 49 126 38.9% 772 4 3.2 11 8.7 49 6.1 2.8 15.8 77.2 34.2 0 0
9 Bob Williams 22 QB 11 7 3-4-0 45 87 51.7% 579 6 6.9 5 5.7 56 6.7 5.4 12.9 52.6 72.0 0 0
33 Wilford White 24 PR 11 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
49 Jimmy Lesane 22 10 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 5-7-0 141 347 40.6% 2015 18 5.2 27 7.8 59 5.8 3.3 14.3 167.9 45.0 0 0
Opp Total 12 160 311 51.4% 2350 16 5.1 20 6.4 7.6 5.69 14.7 195.8 66.8 32 259 6.1 4.4 9.3

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
15 Fred Morrison 26 FB/P 12 0 95 367 3 57 3.9 30.6 7.9 10 129 12.9 1 39 0.8 10.8 496 4 4
34 John Dottley 24 5 0 65 302 3 44 4.6 60.4 13.0 9 113 12.6 1 25 1.8 22.6 415 4 0
46 Chuck Hunsinger 27 KR/LH 12 0 58 139 0 30 2.4 11.6 4.8 16 170 10.6 2 30 1.3 14.2 309 2 5
45 Billy Stone 27 RH 10 0 50 196 2 48 3.9 19.6 5.0 13 283 21.8 2 59 1.3 28.3 479 4 3
25 Eddie Macon 25 11 0 30 194 1 50 6.5 17.6 2.7 8 25 3.1 0 20 0.7 2.3 219 1 8
32 Leon Campbell 25 8 0 24 76 0 18 3.2 9.5 3.0 2 1 0.5 0 3 0.3 0.1 77 0 3
16 George Blanda 25 K/qb 12 2 20 104 1 16 5.2 8.7 1.7 104 1 0
33 Wilford White 24 PR 11 0 19 -19 0 18 -1.0 -1.7 1.7 8 152 19.0 0 49 0.7 13.8 133 0 6
41 Babe Dimancheff 30 9 0 17 106 1 77 6.2 11.8 1.9 5 69 13.8 1 41 0.6 7.7 175 2 1
9 Bob Williams 22 QB 11 7 11 33 0 12 3.0 3.0 1.0 33 0 3
40 Al Campana 26 RS 12 0 9 14 0 6 1.6 1.2 0.8 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 17 0 0
12 Steve Romanik 28 qb 10 3 6 9 0 7 1.5 0.9 0.6 9 0 2
6 Don Kindt 27 LDH 12 0 3 13 0 6 4.3 1.1 0.3 13 0 1
39 George Gulyanics 31 2 0 2 4 0 3 2.0 2.0 1.0 4 0 0
43 Jim Dooley 22 RDH 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
49 Jimmy Lesane 22 10 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.5 0.1 5 0 0
88 Gene Schroeder* 23 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 660 16.9 6 56 3.3 55.0 660 6 3
83 Bill McColl 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 277 13.9 2 30 1.7 23.1 277 2 0
86 Bill Wightkin 25 LE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 120 17.1 2 29 0.6 10.9 120 2 0
89 John Hoffman 27 LS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.3 2.3 9 0 0
7 Ed Sprinkle* 29 RDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 1 2 0.1 0.2 2 1 0
66 Bulldog Turner 33 RT 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 2 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 411 1543 11 77 3.8 128.6 34.3 141 2015 14.3 18 59 11.8 167.9 3558 29 39
Opp Total 12 463 1921 20 4.1 160.1 38.6 160 2091 13.1 16 13.3 174.3 4012 36 44

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
33 Wilford White 24 PR 11 0 23 117 0 17 5.1 5 134 0 28 26.8 384
25 Eddie Macon 25 11 0 7 74 0 47 10.6 9 299 1 89 33.2 592
46 Chuck Hunsinger 27 KR/LH 12 0 15 308 0 35 20.5 617
49 Jimmy Lesane 22 10 0 9 25 0 6 2.8 30
41 Babe Dimancheff 30 9 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 4 110 0 41 27.5 285
15 Fred Morrison 26 FB/P 12 0 4 41 0 17 10.3 537
7 Ed Sprinkle* 29 RDE 12 0 4 39 0 11 9.8 41
32 Leon Campbell 25 8 0 2 106 1 86 53.0 183
89 John Hoffman 27 LS 4 0 2 34 0 17 17.0 43
45 Billy Stone 27 RH 10 0 2 40 0 29 20.0 519
31 Emerson Cole 25 1 0 1 28 0 28 28.0 28
6 Don Kindt 27 LDH 12 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 20
83 Bill McColl 22 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 277
66 Bulldog Turner 33 RT 12 0 1 29 0 29 29.0 31
Team Total 25.2 12 41 223 0 47 5.4 50 1168 2 89 23.4 4949
Opp Total 12 38 1841 2 48.4 36 906 2 25.2

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 26 FB/P 12 0 64 2707 65 1 42.3
16 George Blanda 25 K/qb 12 2 25 6 24.0%% 30 30 100.0%%
33 Wilford White 24 PR 11 0 3 2 66.7%% 1 1 100.0%%
9 Bob Williams 22 QB 11 7 2 90 48 0 45.0
Team Total 25.2 12 28 8 28.6%% 31 31 100.0%% 66 2797 65 1 42.4
Opp Total 12 20 8 40.0%% 43 40 93.0%% 67 2770 41.3

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
25 Eddie Macon 25 11 0 0 8 3 0 0
46 Chuck Hunsinger 27 KR/LH 12 0 0 5 3 0 0
33 Wilford White 24 PR 11 0 0 6 2 0 0
6 Don Kindt 27 LDH 12 0 3 49 0 26 0 0 1 2 10 0 1
45 Billy Stone 27 RH 10 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 3 2 0 0
43 Jim Dooley 22 RDH 12 0 5 30 0 12 0
82 Jack Hoffman 22 LDE 12 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 4 0 0
32 Leon Campbell 25 8 0 0 3 1 0 0
74 Herman Clark 22 MG 12 0 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 3 6 0
71 George Connor*+ 27 LLB/LT 12 0 2 31 0 22 0 0 0 2 14 0
15 Fred Morrison 26 FB/P 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
50 Bones Weatherly 24 5 0 3 13 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
9 Bob Williams 22 QB 11 7 0 3 1 0 0
72 Bill George 23 RG/RLB 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
89 John Hoffman 27 LS 4 0 2 54 0 54 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Gene Schroeder* 23 RE 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
73 Bill Bishop 21 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
76 Bobby Cross 21 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
62 Frank Dempsey 27 10 0 1 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Bob Moser 24 12 0 0 0 2 6 0
12 Steve Romanik 28 qb 10 3 0 2 0 0 0
7 Ed Sprinkle* 29 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 11 0
75 Fred Williams* 23 LDT 12 0 1 54 0 54 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 George Blanda 25 K/qb 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
67 Ed Bradley 26 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Babe Dimancheff 30 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
49 Jimmy Lesane 22 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 20 281 0 54 0 0 39 41 47 0 1
Opp Total 12 35 44 18 2

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
16 George Blanda 25 K/qb 12 2 1 1 30 6 54
88 Gene Schroeder* 23 RE 12 0 6 6 36
34 John Dottley 24 5 0 3 1 4 24
15 Fred Morrison 26 FB/P 12 0 3 1 4 24
45 Billy Stone 27 RH 10 0 2 2 4 24
41 Babe Dimancheff 30 9 0 1 1 2 12
46 Chuck Hunsinger 27 KR/LH 12 0 2 2 12
25 Eddie Macon 25 11 0 1 1 2 12
83 Bill McColl 22 12 0 2 2 12
86 Bill Wightkin 25 LE 11 0 2 2 12
33 Wilford White 24 PR 11 0 1 2 7
32 Leon Campbell 25 8 0 1 1 6
7 Ed Sprinkle* 29 RDE 12 0 1 1 6
6 Don Kindt 27 LDH 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.2 12 11 18 2 31 31 8 2 243
Opp Total 12 20 16 2 2 4 40 8 2 326

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1952-09-28 @ GNB W, 24-14 3 25 pass John Dottley 25 yard pass from Bob Williams (George Blanda kick)
2 1952-09-28 @ GNB W, 24-14 4 16 pass Gene Schroeder 16 yard pass from Bob Williams (George Blanda kick)
3 1952-09-28 @ GNB W, 24-14 4 44 rush John Dottley 44 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
4 1952-10-05 @ CRD L, 10-21 2 1 rush Fred Morrison 1 yard rush (Wilford White kick)
5 1952-10-12 DTX W, 38-20 1 18 pass Gene Schroeder 18 yard pass from Bob Williams (George Blanda kick)
6 1952-10-12 DTX W, 38-20 1 30 pass Chuck Hunsinger 30 yard pass from Bob Williams (George Blanda kick)
7 1952-10-12 DTX W, 38-20 2 6 rush John Dottley 6 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1952-10-12 DTX W, 38-20 2 3 pass Gene Schroeder 3 yard pass from Bob Williams (George Blanda kick)
9 1952-10-12 DTX W, 38-20 3 77 rush Babe Dimancheff 77 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
10 1952-10-19 SFO L, 16-40 2 2 rush Fred Morrison 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1952-10-19 SFO L, 16-40 4 31 pass Gene Schroeder 31 yard pass from Steve Romanik (George Blanda kick)
12 1952-10-26 @ RAM L, 7-31 2 5 rush John Dottley 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
13 1952-11-02 @ SFO W, 20-17 2 29 pass Bill Wightkin 29 yard pass from Bob Williams (George Blanda kick)
14 1952-11-02 @ SFO W, 20-17 4 21 pass Bill Wightkin 21 yard pass from Steve Romanik (George Blanda kick)
15 1952-11-09 GNB L, 28-41 1 86 kickoff Leon Campbell 86 yard kickoff return (George Blanda kick)
16 1952-11-09 GNB L, 28-41 3 89 kickoff Eddie Macon 89 yard kickoff return (George Blanda kick)
17 1952-11-09 GNB L, 28-41 4 48 pass Gene Schroeder 48 yard pass from Steve Romanik (George Blanda kick)
18 1952-11-09 GNB L, 28-41 4 12 pass Fred Morrison 12 yard pass from Steve Romanik (George Blanda kick)
19 1952-11-16 RAM L, 24-40 2 5 pass Bill McColl 5 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
20 1952-11-16 RAM L, 24-40 4 50 rush Eddie Macon 50 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
21 1952-11-16 RAM L, 24-40 4 1 rush George Blanda 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
22 1952-11-23 DET W, 24-23 1 38 pass Billy Stone 38 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
23 1952-11-23 DET W, 24-23 3 59 pass Billy Stone 59 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
24 1952-11-23 DET W, 24-23 4 2 pass Ed Sprinkle 2 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
25 1952-11-27 @ DTX L, 23-27 4 1 rush Billy Stone 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
26 1952-11-27 @ DTX L, 23-27 4 41 pass Babe Dimancheff 41 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
27 1952-11-27 @ DTX L, 23-27 4 35 pass Gene Schroeder 35 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
28 1952-12-07 @ DET L, 21-45 1 1 rush Billy Stone 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
29 1952-12-07 @ DET L, 21-45 2 8 pass Bill McColl 8 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
30 1952-12-07 @ DET L, 21-45 4 1 rush Fred Morrison 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
31 1952-12-14 CRD W, 10-7 2 7 pass Chuck Hunsinger 7 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1952-09-28 @ GNB L, 14-24 2 5 rush Tobin Rote 5 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
2 1952-09-28 @ GNB L, 14-24 4 39 pass Billy Howton 39 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
3 1952-10-05 @ CRD W, 21-10 2 100 kickoff Ollie Matson 100 yard kickoff return (Joe Geri kick)
4 1952-10-05 @ CRD W, 21-10 4 34 fumble Ollie Matson 34 yard fumble return (Joe Geri kick)
5 1952-10-05 @ CRD W, 21-10 4 59 rush Charlie Trippi 59 yard rush (Joe Geri kick)
6 1952-10-12 DTX L, 20-38 2 34 rush George Taliaferro 34 yard rush (Chubby Grigg kick)
7 1952-10-12 DTX L, 20-38 4 2 rush Buddy Young 2 yard rush
8 1952-10-12 DTX L, 20-38 4 1 rush Zollie Toth 1 yard rush (Chubby Grigg kick)
9 1952-10-19 SFO W, 40-16 1 1 rush Joe Perry 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
10 1952-10-19 SFO W, 40-16 1 5 rush Joe Perry 5 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
11 1952-10-19 SFO W, 40-16 2 94 punt Hugh McElhenny 94 yard punt return (Gordie Soltau kick)
12 1952-10-19 SFO W, 40-16 3 3 rush Joe Perry 3 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
13 1952-10-19 SFO W, 40-16 4 4 rush Bob White 4 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
14 1952-10-26 @ RAM W, 31-7 4 36 rush Skeets Quinlan 36 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
15 1952-10-26 @ RAM W, 31-7 4 1 rush Jack Myers 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
16 1952-10-26 @ RAM W, 31-7 4 25 pass Tom Fears 25 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
17 1952-10-26 @ RAM W, 31-7 4 2 fumble Ken Casner 2 yard fumble return (Bob Waterfield kick)
18 1952-11-02 @ SFO L, 17-20 2 1 pass Gordie Soltau 1 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Gordie Soltau kick)
19 1952-11-02 @ SFO L, 17-20 3 17 rush Hugh McElhenny 17 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
20 1952-11-09 GNB W, 41-28 1 19 pass Billy Howton 19 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick)
21 1952-11-09 GNB W, 41-28 2 1 rush Fred Cone 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
22 1952-11-09 GNB W, 41-28 3 37 pass Fred Cone 37 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
23 1952-11-09 GNB W, 41-28 4 fumble John Martinkovic yard fumble return (Fred Cone kick)
24 1952-11-09 GNB W, 41-28 4 27 pass Bob Mann 27 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick)
25 1952-11-16 RAM W, 40-24 1 56 pass Vitamin Smith 56 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
26 1952-11-16 RAM W, 40-24 2 84 pass Elroy Hirsch 84 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
27 1952-11-16 RAM W, 40-24 3 20 pass Elroy Hirsch 20 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
28 1952-11-16 RAM W, 40-24 3 12 fumble Jack Dwyer 12 yard fumble return (Bob Waterfield kick)
29 1952-11-16 RAM W, 40-24 4 61 pass Bob Carey 61 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bob Waterfield kick)
30 1952-11-23 DET L, 23-24 2 3 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 3 yard rush
31 1952-11-23 DET L, 23-24 2 4 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 4 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
32 1952-11-23 DET L, 23-24 4 79 punt Jack Christiansen 79 yard punt return (Pat Harder kick)
33 1952-11-27 @ DTX W, 27-23 2 2 rush Zollie Toth 2 yard rush
34 1952-11-27 @ DTX W, 27-23 2 20 pass Dick Wilkins 20 yard pass from George Taliaferro (Pat Cannamela kick)
35 1952-11-27 @ DTX W, 27-23 3 1 rush Frank Tripucka 1 yard rush (Pat Cannamela kick)
36 1952-11-27 @ DTX W, 27-23 4 1 rush Frank Tripucka 1 yard rush (Pat Cannamela kick)
37 1952-12-07 @ DET W, 45-21 1 29 pass Cloyce Box 29 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Pat Harder kick)
38 1952-12-07 @ DET W, 45-21 1 28 pass Cloyce Box 28 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Pat Harder kick)
39 1952-12-07 @ DET W, 45-21 2 25 pass Cloyce Box 25 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Pat Harder kick)
40 1952-12-07 @ DET W, 45-21 3 11 pass Jim Doran 11 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Pat Harder kick)
41 1952-12-07 @ DET W, 45-21 4 6 rush Byron Bailey 6 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
42 1952-12-07 @ DET W, 45-21 4 18 rush Jack Christiansen 18 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
43 1952-12-14 CRD L, 7-10 4 8 pass Elmer Angsman 8 yard pass from Charlie Trippi (Joe Geri kick)