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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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 203 3454 765 4.5 43 15 188 130 286 1768 7 28 5.7 92 457 1686 15 3.7 82 63 614 14
Opp. Stats 211 3116 785 4.0 30 15 185 153 306 1733 15 15 4.7 96 419 1383 10 3.3 68 65 744 21
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
11 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(+)
Games 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(+)
Games 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 28.0 325
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 4671
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 7 22

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
16 George Blanda 30 K 12 0 1 1 23 23 14 26 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 23 14 26 203
Opp Total 12 10 15 1 1 2 25 29 4 19 211

Touchdown Log

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