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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)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 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
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 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

W# 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. 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
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(+)
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
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(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player 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(+)
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
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(+)
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
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. 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 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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 @ GNB L, 17-21 1 5 rush Ed Brown 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
2 1957-09-29 @ GNB L, 17-21 2 11 pass Harlon Hill 11 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
3 1957-10-05 @ BAL L, 10-21 1 56 pass Willie Galimore 56 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
4 1957-10-13 SFO L, 17-21 3 1 rush George Blanda 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
5 1957-10-13 SFO L, 17-21 4 2 rush Rick Casares 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
6 1957-10-20 RAM W, 34-26 2 18 rush Willie Galimore 18 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1957-10-20 RAM W, 34-26 2 17 rush Willie Galimore 17 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1957-10-20 RAM W, 34-26 3 14 pass Willie Galimore 14 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
9 1957-10-20 RAM W, 34-26 4 1 rush Willie Galimore 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
10 1957-10-27 @ SFO L, 17-21 1 13 rush Willie Galimore 13 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1957-10-27 @ SFO L, 17-21 1 1 rush Joe Fortunato 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
12 1957-11-03 @ RAM W, 16-10 1 43 fumble Vic Zucco 43 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
13 1957-11-10 GNB W, 21-14 1 16 rush Rick Casares 16 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
14 1957-11-10 GNB W, 21-14 2 35 pass Harlon Hill 35 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (George Blanda kick)
15 1957-11-10 GNB W, 21-14 4 9 rush Rick Casares 9 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
16 1957-11-17 BAL L, 14-29 2 7 pass Bill McColl 7 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
17 1957-11-17 BAL L, 14-29 2 1 rush Rick Casares 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
18 1957-11-24 @ DET W, 27-7 2 7 rush Bobby Watkins 7 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
19 1957-11-24 @ DET W, 27-7 2 25 rush Rick Casares 25 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
20 1957-11-24 @ DET W, 27-7 3 1 rush Rick Casares 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
21 1957-12-08 @ CRD W, 14-6 1 67 rush Willie Galimore 67 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
22 1957-12-08 @ CRD W, 14-6 2 5 pass Jim Dooley 5 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
23 1957-12-15 DET L, 13-21 2 74 pass Bobby Watkins 74 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 @ GNB W, 21-17 2 37 pass Billy Howton 37 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick)
2 1957-09-29 @ GNB W, 21-17 2 1 rush Fred Cone 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
3 1957-09-29 @ GNB W, 21-17 4 6 pass Gary Knafelc 6 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick)
4 1957-10-05 @ BAL W, 21-10 1 55 rush Lenny Moore 55 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
5 1957-10-05 @ BAL W, 21-10 3 8 pass Jim Mutscheller 8 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
6 1957-10-05 @ BAL W, 21-10 4 9 pass Alan Ameche 9 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Bert Rechichar kick)
7 1957-10-13 SFO W, 21-17 3 30 pass R.C. Owens 30 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
8 1957-10-13 SFO W, 21-17 3 33 pass Clyde Conner 33 yard pass from Joe Arenas (Gordie Soltau kick)
9 1957-10-13 SFO W, 21-17 4 7 pass R.C. Owens 7 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
10 1957-10-20 RAM L, 26-34 3 13 rush Tommy Wilson 13 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
11 1957-10-20 RAM L, 26-34 4 66 pass Jon Arnett 66 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
12 1957-10-20 RAM L, 26-34 4 1 rush Norm Van Brocklin 1 yard rush
13 1957-10-27 @ SFO W, 21-17 2 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
14 1957-10-27 @ SFO W, 21-17 3 54 interception Bill Herchman 54 yard interception return (Gordie Soltau kick)
15 1957-10-27 @ SFO W, 21-17 4 11 pass Billy Wilson 11 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
16 1957-11-03 @ RAM L, 10-16 1 98 kickoff Jon Arnett 98 yard kickoff return (Paige Cothren kick)
17 1957-11-10 GNB L, 14-21 1 47 pass Billy Howton 47 yard pass from Bart Starr (Fred Cone kick)
18 1957-11-10 GNB L, 14-21 2 28 pass Don McIlhenny 28 yard pass from Bart Starr (Fred Cone kick)
19 1957-11-17 BAL W, 29-14 1 66 pass Jim Mutscheller 66 yard pass from Johnny Unitas
20 1957-11-17 BAL W, 29-14 1 1 rush L.G. Dupre 1 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
21 1957-11-17 BAL W, 29-14 4 47 interception Milt Davis 47 yard interception return
22 1957-11-17 BAL W, 29-14 4 fumble Gino Marchetti yard fumble return (Steve Myhra kick)
23 1957-11-24 @ DET L, 7-27 1 7 rush Gene Gedman 7 yard rush (Bobby Layne kick)
24 1957-12-01 WAS W, 14-3 1 4 rush Ed Sutton 4 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
25 1957-12-01 WAS W, 14-3 1 10 pass Jim Podoley 10 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
26 1957-12-08 @ CRD L, 6-14 4 10 pass Gern Nagler 10 yard pass from Lamar McHan
27 1957-12-15 DET W, 21-13 3 3 rush Howard Cassady 3 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
28 1957-12-15 DET W, 21-13 3 9 pass Dave Middleton 9 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Jim Martin kick)
29 1957-12-15 DET W, 21-13 4 2 rush John Henry Johnson 2 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)