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1954 Chicago Bears

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8-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.7, Offense: 5.2, Defense: -0.5, SoS: 2.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (25.1/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 279 points (23.2/g), 8th.
 Differential of 22 points (1.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-5.5.

Coach: George Halas (8-4-0)

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
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 301 4246 806 5.3 50 15 12 219 208 429 3104 26 35 6.9 144 353 1142 8 3.2 63
Team Defense 279 4105 827 5.0 45 18 21 221 177 369 2188 13 27 5.5 106 427 1917 15 4.5 94
Lg Rank Offense 5 4 9 5 6 1 1 3 12 3 11 12 9 11
Lg Rank Defense 8 7 4 6 6 8 5 4 5 4 11 11 10 9

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-1 @ Detroit Lions 23 48 19 387 348 39 6 19 374 257 117 3
2 Sun October 3 boxscore W 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 10 3 14 223 142 81 5 15 274 179 95 5
3 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-1 Baltimore Colts 28 9 14 242 161 81 4 8 139 85 54 3
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-2 San Francisco 49ers 24 31 19 437 387 50 8 12 356 62 294 2
5 Sun October 24 boxscore L 2-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 38 42 28 443 338 105 3 30 557 243 314 3
6 Sun October 31 boxscore W 3-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 31 27 21 469 342 127 2 21 388 241 147 2
7 Sun November 7 boxscore W 4-3 Green Bay Packers 28 23 21 382 278 104 2 21 335 182 153 2
8 Sun November 14 boxscore L 4-4 Cleveland Browns 10 39 10 206 169 37 6 21 316 94 222 1
9 Sun November 21 boxscore W 5-4 @ Baltimore Colts 28 13 19 333 173 160 2 21 337 156 181 7
10 Sun November 28 boxscore W 6-4 Los Angeles Rams 24 13 16 351 236 115 5 15 428 292 136 5
11 Sun December 5 boxscore W 7-4 @ Chicago Cardinals 29 7 16 409 346 63 4 18 256 175 81 8
12 Sun December 12 boxscore W 8-4 Detroit Lions 28 24 22 364 184 180 3 20 345 222 123 4

Passing

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
16 George Blanda 27 K/QB 8 7 4-3-0 131 281 46.6 1929 15 5.3 17 6.0 76 6.9 5.2 14.7 241.1 62.1 0 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 23 P/qb 12 5 4-1-0 67 130 51.5 1087 8 6.2 17 13.1 71 8.4 3.7 16.2 90.6 60.8 0 0
15 Ed Brown 26 12 0 10 17 58.8 283 3 17.6 1 5.9 69 16.6 17.5 28.3 23.6 118.3 0 0
49 Jimmy Lesane 24 3 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 25.8 12 8-4-0 208 429 48.5 3299 26 6.1 35 8.2 76 7.7 5.2 15.9 274.9 60.7 0 0
Opp Total 12 177 369 48.0 2432 13 3.5 27 7.3 6.6 4.00 13.7 202.7 50.8 31 244 5.5 3.1 7.8

Rushing & Receiving

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
30 Chick Jagade* 28 FB/KR 11 0 157 498 3 46 3.2 45.3 14.3 24 172 7.2 0 26 2.2 15.6 670 3 12
45 Billy Stone 29 LH/PR 12 0 79 306 3 23 3.9 25.5 6.6 35 395 11.3 3 42 2.9 32.9 701 6 3
89 John Hoffman 29 RE 12 0 39 178 1 19 4.6 14.8 3.3 28 354 12.6 1 54 2.3 29.5 532 2 4
16 George Blanda 27 K/QB 8 7 19 41 0 19 2.2 5.1 2.4 41 0 3
32 Leon Campbell 27 6 0 18 38 0 24 2.1 6.3 3.0 3 0 0.0 0 2 0.5 0.0 38 0 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 23 P/qb 12 5 15 35 1 19 2.3 2.9 1.3 35 1 2
6 Don Kindt 29 12 0 10 -9 0 10 -0.9 -0.8 0.8 9 101 11.2 0 21 0.8 8.4 92 0 0
15 Ed Brown 26 12 0 9 36 0 18 4.0 3.0 0.8 36 0 0
39 Pete Perini 26 12 0 4 11 0 4 2.8 0.9 0.3 5 56 11.2 0 20 0.4 4.7 67 0 1
46 Billy Anderson 25 7 0 3 8 0 6 2.7 1.1 0.4 8 0 1
87 Harlon Hill* 22 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 1124 25.0 12 76 3.8 93.7 1124 12 0
43 Jim Dooley 24 RH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 658 19.4 7 69 2.8 54.8 658 7 0
83 Bill McColl 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 368 15.3 2 45 2.0 30.7 368 2 0
88 Gene Schroeder 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 71 71.0 1 71 0.2 14.2 71 1 0
Team Total 25.8 12 353 1142 8 46 3.2 95.2 29.4 208 3299 15.9 26 76 17.3 274.9 4441 34 30
Opp Total 12 427 1917 15 4.5 159.8 35.6 177 2188 12.4 13 14.8 182.3 4105 28 31

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
45 Billy Stone 29 LH/PR 12 0 14 40 0 12 2.9 8 215 0 35 26.9 956
29 McNeil Moore 21 RDH 12 0 11 80 0 34 7.3 8 156 0 24 19.5 236
30 Chick Jagade* 28 FB/KR 11 0 11 195 0 34 17.7 865
49 Jimmy Lesane 24 3 0 6 13 0 11 2.2 4 91 0 26 22.8 104
20 Ray Gene Smith 26 7 0 7 43 0 12 6.1 2 38 0 26 19.0 81
32 Leon Campbell 27 6 0 3 77 0 33 25.7 115
28 Lloyd Lowe 26 1 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 4
39 Pete Perini 26 12 0 3 44 0 22 14.7 111
7 Ed Sprinkle* 31 RDE 12 0 3 8 0 7 2.7 8
71 George Connor 29 LLB 8 0 2 32 0 18 16.0 32
89 John Hoffman 29 RE 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 1 23 0 23 23.0 560
6 Don Kindt 29 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1 10 0 10 10.0 103
46 Billy Anderson 25 7 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 23
Bucky McElroy 25 1 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
76 Ed Meadows 22 12 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
Team Total 25.8 12 42 186 0 34 4.4 50 942 0 35 18.8 5569
Opp Total 12 40 1845 2 46.1 47 1018 1 21.7

Kicking & Punting

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
16 George Blanda 27 K/QB 8 7 16 8 50.0% 23 23 100.0%
12 Zeke Bratkowski 23 P/qb 12 5 39 1599 70 0 41.0
61 Bill George* 25 MG 12 0 6 4 66.7% 14 13 92.9%
15 Ed Brown 26 12 0 18 684 60 0 38.0
39 Pete Perini 26 12 0 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 25.8 12 22 12 54.5% 38 37 97.4% 57 2283 70 0 40.1
Opp Total 12 25 13 52.0% 34 32 94.1% 65 2561 39.4

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
30 Chick Jagade* 28 FB/KR 11 0 0 12 3 0 0
45 Billy Stone 29 LH/PR 12 0 0 3 4 0 0
29 McNeil Moore 21 RDH 12 0 3 76 0 50 0 0 1 2 5 0
40 Stan Wallace 23 LS 7 0 4 63 0 51 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 S.J. Whitman 28 LDH 8 0 5 117 1 38 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 23 P/qb 12 5 0 2 2 0 0
51 Wayne Hansen 26 C 12 0 1 57 0 57 0 0 1 2 49 1
80 John Helwig 27 RS 12 0 3 22 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 John Hoffman 29 RE 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
6 Don Kindt 29 12 0 2 28 0 25 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Ray Gene Smith 26 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
73 Bill Bishop* 23 RDT 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
16 George Blanda 27 K/QB 8 7 0 3 0 0 0
46 Billy Anderson 25 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
81 Larry Brink 31 LDE 12 0 0 0 2 84 1
71 George Connor 29 LLB 8 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 6 0
61 Bill George* 25 MG 12 0 2 9 0 6 0
76 Ed Meadows 22 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
39 Pete Perini 26 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
50 Bones Weatherly 26 RLB 12 0 2 56 0 40 0
15 Ed Brown 26 12 0 1 18 0 18 0
64 Ted Daffer 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Stan Jones 23 RT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 John Kreamcheck 28 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Paul Lipscomb 31 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Bill McColl 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Ed Sprinkle* 31 RDE 12 0 1 6 0 6 0
Team Total 25.8 12 27 458 1 57 0 0 30 33 144 2
Opp Total 12 24 31 13 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
87 Harlon Hill* 22 LE 12 0 12 12 72
16 George Blanda 27 K/QB 8 7 23 8 47
43 Jim Dooley 24 RH 12 0 7 7 42
45 Billy Stone 29 LH/PR 12 0 3 3 6 36
61 Bill George* 25 MG 12 0 13 4 25
30 Chick Jagade* 28 FB/KR 11 0 3 3 18
89 John Hoffman 29 RE 12 0 1 1 2 12
83 Bill McColl 24 12 0 2 2 12
12 Zeke Bratkowski 23 P/qb 12 5 1 1 6
81 Larry Brink 31 LDE 12 0 1 1 6
51 Wayne Hansen 26 C 12 0 1 1 6
88 Gene Schroeder 25 5 0 1 1 6
50 Bones Weatherly 26 RLB 12 0 1 1 6
22 S.J. Whitman 28 LDH 8 0 1 1 6
39 Pete Perini 26 12 0 1 1
Team Total 25.8 12 8 26 2 1 1 38 37 12 301
Opp Total 12 15 13 2 1 1 2 32 13 2 279