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1957 Chicago Bears

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5-7-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.6, Offense: -4.9, Defense: 4.3, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 203 points (16.9/g), 9th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 211 points (17.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -8 points (-0.7/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.7-6.3.

Coach: Paddy Driscoll (5-7-0)

 Training Camp: St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, Indiana)

Team Info

Principal Owner/Head Coach/General Manager George Halas
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 203 3454 765 4.5 43 15 14 188 130 286 1768 7 28 5.7 92 457 1686 15 3.7 82
Team Defense 211 3116 785 4.0 30 15 21 185 153 306 1733 15 15 4.7 96 419 1383 10 3.3 68
Lg Rank Offense 9 8 12 6 7 7 8 12 12 8 4 6 3 11
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 9 6 5 9 4 6 10 1 6 2 2 2

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 29 boxscore L 0-1 @ Green Bay Packers 17 21 19 362 221 141 6 16 297 200 97 4
2 Sat October 5 boxscore L 0-2 @ Baltimore Colts 10 21 8 162 133 29 2 22 339 162 177 2
3 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-3 San Francisco 49ers 17 21 14 293 77 216 3 18 374 269 105 3
4 Sun October 20 boxscore W 1-3 Los Angeles Rams 34 26 22 441 223 218 3 13 221 142 79 1
5 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 21 19 305 202 103 6 14 196 102 94 2
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 2-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 16 10 17 301 227 74 2 17 154 70 84 4
7 Sun November 10 boxscore W 3-4 Green Bay Packers 21 14 18 352 198 154 4 11 275 138 137 1
8 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-5 Baltimore Colts 14 29 16 209 70 139 7 12 228 180 48
9 Sun November 24 boxscore W 4-5 @ Detroit Lions 27 7 17 279 79 200 1 14 216 110 106 4
10 Sun December 1 boxscore L 4-6 Washington Redskins 3 14 9 162 27 135 4 15 292 80 212 3
10 Sun December 8 boxscore W 5-6 @ Chicago Cardinals 14 6 15 374 151 223 3 10 195 125 70 2
12 Sun December 15 boxscore L 5-7 Detroit Lions 13 21 14 214 160 54 2 23 329 155 174 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
15 Ed Brown 29 P/QB 12 8 3-5-0 84 185 45.4 1321 6 3.2 16 8.6 74 7.1 3.9 15.7 110.1 44.4 0 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 26 qb 12 4 2-2-0 37 80 46.3 527 1 1.3 9 11.3 44 6.6 1.8 14.2 43.9 32.7 0 0
16 George Blanda 30 K 12 0 8 19 42.1 65 0 0.0 3 15.8 13 3.4 -3.7 8.1 5.4 11.8 0 0
35 Rick Casares* 26 FB 12 0 1 2 50.0 32 0 0.0 0 0.0 32 16.0 16.0 32.0 2.7 95.8 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 5-7-0 130 286 45.5 1945 7 2.4 28 9.8 74 6.8 2.9 15.0 162.1 36.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 153 306 50.0 2212 15 4.9 15 4.9 7.2 6.00 14.5 184.3 69.8 60 479 4.7 3.7 16.4

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
35 Rick Casares* 26 FB 12 0 204 700 6 25 3.4 58.3 17.0 25 225 9.0 0 43 2.1 18.8 925 6 2
28 Willie Galimore 22 LH 12 0 127 538 5 67 4.2 44.8 10.6 15 201 13.4 2 56 1.3 16.8 739 7 6
45 Bobby Watkins 25 12 0 57 212 1 19 3.7 17.7 4.8 3 90 30.0 1 74 0.3 7.5 302 2 2
15 Ed Brown 29 P/QB 12 8 31 129 1 31 4.2 10.8 2.6 129 1 5
12 Zeke Bratkowski 26 qb 12 4 12 83 0 24 6.9 6.9 1.0 83 0 3
21 Perry Jeter 26 9 0 10 11 0 7 1.1 1.2 1.1 2 9 4.5 0 11 0.2 1.0 20 0 2
22 Ron Drzewiecki 24 KR/PR 8 0 5 11 0 6 2.2 1.4 0.6 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.9 18 0 0
16 George Blanda 30 K 12 0 5 -5 1 1 -1.0 -0.4 0.4 -5 1 0
87 Harlon Hill 25 LE 8 0 2 7 0 8 3.5 0.9 0.3 21 483 23.0 2 53 2.6 60.4 490 2 1
31 Joe Fortunato 27 RLB 12 0 2 -9 1 1 -4.5 -0.8 0.2 -9 1 1
20 Ray Gene Smith 29 RDH 5 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 1.6 0.2 3 37 12.3 0 21 0.6 7.4 45 0 1
25 J.C. Caroline 24 LS 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 33 33.0 0 33 0.1 2.8 34 0 0
43 Jim Dooley 27 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 530 14.3 1 32 3.1 44.2 530 1 0
83 Bill McColl 27 RH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 282 14.8 1 30 1.6 23.5 282 1 0
88 Gene Schroeder 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 48 16.0 0 18 0.3 4.0 48 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 457 1686 15 67 3.7 140.5 38.1 130 1945 15.0 7 74 10.8 162.1 3631 22 25
Opp Total 12 419 1383 10 3.3 115.3 34.9 153 1733 11.3 15 12.8 144.4 3116 25 22

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
22 Ron Drzewiecki 24 KR/PR 8 0 22 64 0 11 2.9 13 315 0 53 24.2 397
48 Vic Zucco 22 LDH 12 0 11 58 0 25 5.3 8 224 0 73 28.0 282
25 J.C. Caroline 24 LS 12 0 6 20 0 10 3.3 4 77 0 23 19.3 131
28 Willie Galimore 22 LH 12 0 5 140 0 47 28.0 879
21 Perry Jeter 26 9 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 3 62 0 28 20.7 85
63 M.L. Brackett 24 8 0 3 5 0 3 1.7 5
20 Ray Gene Smith 29 RDH 5 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 46
35 Rick Casares* 26 FB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 925
50 John Damore 24 4 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
75 Fred Williams 28 LDT 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 25.9 12 43 146 0 25 3.4 39 836 0 73 21.4 4613
Opp Total 12 47 1678 0 35.7 33 860 1 26.1

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
16 George Blanda 30 K 12 0 26 14 53.8% 23 23 100.0%
15 Ed Brown 29 P/QB 12 8 34 1365 62 1 40.1
12 Zeke Bratkowski 26 qb 12 4 16 617 52 0 38.6
49 Jack Johnson 24 11 0 11 398 50 0 36.2
35 Rick Casares* 26 FB 12 0 2 67 41 0 33.5
Team Total 25.9 12 26 14 53.8% 23 23 100.0% 63 2447 62 1 38.8
Opp Total 12 19 4 21.1% 29 25 86.2% 76 3195 42.0

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
15 Ed Brown 29 P/QB 12 8 0 5 2 0 0
28 Willie Galimore 22 LH 12 0 0 6 1 0 0
48 Vic Zucco 22 LDH 12 0 3 20 0 14 0 0 2 1 43 1
49 Jack Johnson 24 11 0 4 36 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 26 qb 12 4 0 3 1 0 0
31 Joe Fortunato 27 RLB 12 0 0 1 3 9 0
40 Stan Wallace 26 LLB 12 0 2 23 0 21 0 0 0 2 0 0
25 J.C. Caroline 24 LS 12 0 2 22 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Kline Gilbert* 27 RT 12 0 0 0 3 1 0
29 McNeil Moore 24 RS 12 0 2 28 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Ray Gene Smith 29 RDH 5 0 1 22 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0
35 Rick Casares* 26 FB 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
51 Wayne Hansen 29 12 0 1 34 0 34 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Perry Jeter 26 9 0 0 2 0 0 0
45 Bobby Watkins 25 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
81 Doug Atkins* 27 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Bill Bishop 26 RDT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Bill George*+ 28 MLB 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Harlon Hill 25 LE 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
74 Bob Kilcullen 21 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Bill McColl 27 RH 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
67 Tom Roggeman 26 12 0 0 0 1 5 0
72 Bill Wightkin 30 LT 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 15 185 0 34 0 0 25 25 58 1
Opp Total 12 22 22 7

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
16 George Blanda 30 K 12 0 1 1 23 14 71
28 Willie Galimore 22 LH 12 0 5 2 7 42
35 Rick Casares* 26 FB 12 0 6 6 36
87 Harlon Hill 25 LE 8 0 2 2 12
45 Bobby Watkins 25 12 0 1 1 2 12
15 Ed Brown 29 P/QB 12 8 1 1 6
43 Jim Dooley 27 RE 12 0 1 1 6
31 Joe Fortunato 27 RLB 12 0 1 1 6
83 Bill McColl 27 RH 12 0 1 1 6
48 Vic Zucco 22 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 12 15 7 1 23 23 14 203
Opp Total 12 10 15 1 1 2 25 4 211