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1958 Chicago Bears

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8-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1958 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.9, Offense: 1.1, Defense: 4.8, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 298 points (24.8/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (19.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 68 points (5.7/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.8-4.2.

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
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 298 3581 784 4.6 43 19 13 202 146 321 1811 18 24 5.2 94 437 1770 15 4.1 95
Team Defense 230 3066 725 4.2 40 18 17 168 153 327 1769 14 22 4.7 84 351 1297 12 3.7 67
Lg Rank Offense 4 9 8 7 8 8 9 5 8 11 5 4 5 7
Lg Rank Defense 4 1 4 4 1 6 1 4 4 1 2 2 3 2

Team Games & Schedule

Week 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 34 20 16 300 154 146 3 12 217 94 123 3
2 Sat October 4 boxscore L 1-1 @ Baltimore Colts 38 51 20 316 176 140 6 17 325 178 147 2
3 Sun October 12 boxscore W 2-1 San Francisco 49ers 28 6 21 334 115 219 19 228 127 101 4
4 Sun October 19 boxscore W 3-1 Los Angeles Rams 31 10 15 306 192 114 3 11 215 142 73 6
5 Sun October 26 boxscore W 4-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 14 17 348 236 112 1 20 319 251 68 3
6 Sun November 2 boxscore L 4-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 35 41 26 338 167 171 2 14 317 172 145 3
7 Sun November 9 boxscore W 5-2 Green Bay Packers 24 10 15 362 89 273 4 9 145 93 52 4
8 Sun November 16 boxscore L 5-3 Baltimore Colts 0 17 8 161 54 107 5 14 285 126 159 2
9 Sun November 23 boxscore W 6-3 @ Detroit Lions 20 7 15 307 169 138 1 13 171 104 67
10 Sun November 30 boxscore L 6-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 24 19 270 143 127 5 12 396 202 194 3
11 Sun December 7 boxscore W 7-4 Chicago Cardinals 30 14 17 313 162 151 8 12 134 84 50 8
12 Sun December 14 boxscore W 8-4 Detroit Lions 21 16 13 226 154 72 5 15 314 196 118 2

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
15 Ed Brown 30 P/QB 12 10 7-3-0 102 218 46.8 1418 10 4.6 17 7.8 79 6.5 3.9 13.9 118.2 51.0 0 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 27 qb 12 2 1-1-0 41 90 45.6 571 7 7.8 6 6.7 67 6.3 4.9 13.9 47.6 64.6 0 0
16 George Blanda 31 K 12 0 2 7 28.6 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 2.7 2.7 9.5 1.6 39.6 0 0
35 Rick Casares* 27 FB 12 0 1 4 25.0 13 1 25.0 0 0.0 13 3.3 8.3 13.0 1.1 80.2 0 0
14 Rudy Bukich 26 1 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
28 Willie Galimore* 23 LH 12 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 8-4-0 146 321 45.5 2021 18 5.6 24 7.5 79 6.3 4.1 13.8 168.4 53.8 0 0
Opp Total 12 153 327 46.8 2142 14 4.3 22 6.7 6.6 4.38 14.0 178.5 54.6 47 373 4.7 2.8 12.6

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
35 Rick Casares* 27 FB 12 0 176 651 2 64 3.7 54.3 14.7 32 290 9.1 1 50 2.7 24.2 941 3 5
28 Willie Galimore* 23 LH 12 0 130 619 8 36 4.8 51.6 10.8 8 151 18.9 3 79 0.7 12.6 770 11 6
47 Johnny Morris 23 KR 12 0 52 239 2 32 4.6 19.9 4.3 11 170 15.5 0 51 0.9 14.2 409 2 4
25 J.C. Caroline 25 12 0 33 121 0 19 3.7 10.1 2.8 5 78 15.6 1 58 0.4 6.5 199 1 3
15 Ed Brown 30 P/QB 12 10 32 94 3 28 2.9 7.8 2.7 94 3 4
36 Merrill Douglas 22 12 0 10 53 0 18 5.3 4.4 0.8 53 0 1
12 Zeke Bratkowski 27 qb 12 2 3 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 1
14 Rudy Bukich 26 1 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -7.0 1.0 -7 0 0
83 Bill McColl 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 517 14.8 8 67 2.9 43.1 517 8 1
87 Harlon Hill 26 LE 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 365 13.5 3 40 3.4 45.6 365 3 0
86 Bob Jewett 24 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 192 12.8 1 26 1.3 16.0 192 1 0
39 Ralph Anderson 21 RH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 177 16.1 1 30 0.9 14.8 177 1 1
85 Bob Carey 28 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.4 15 0 0
45 Rocky Ryan 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 66 66.0 0 66 0.3 16.5 66 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 437 1770 15 64 4.1 147.5 36.4 146 2021 13.8 18 79 12.2 168.4 3791 33 29
Opp Total 12 351 1297 12 3.7 108.1 29.3 153 1769 11.6 14 12.8 147.4 3066 26 34

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
47 Johnny Morris 23 KR 12 0 14 96 0 33 6.9 16 399 0 45 24.9 904
48 Vic Zucco 23 LDH/PR 12 0 15 35 0 28 2.3 3 63 0 30 21.0 98
26 Charlie Sumner 28 12 0 9 25 0 14 2.8 1 19 0 19 19.0 44
28 Willie Galimore* 23 LH 12 0 9 338 1 99 37.6 1108
25 J.C. Caroline 25 12 0 6 123 0 27 20.5 322
24 Erich Barnes 23 RS 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
67 Abe Gibron 33 LG 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 25.9 12 38 156 0 33 4.1 37 954 1 99 25.8 4901
Opp Total 12 36 1828 0 50.8 48 1072 1 22.3

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 31 K 12 0 23 11 47.8% 37 36 97.3%
15 Ed Brown 30 P/QB 12 10 27 1140 57 0 42.2
49 Jack Johnson 25 RDH 12 0 18 627 47 1 34.8
12 Zeke Bratkowski 27 qb 12 2 14 555 52 0 39.6
61 Bill George*+ 29 MLB 12 0 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 25.9 12 23 11 47.8% 38 37 97.4% 59 2322 57 1 39.4
Opp Total 12 24 12 50.0% 28 26 92.9% 73 2730 37.4

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
28 Willie Galimore* 23 LH 12 0 0 6 2 0 0
26 Charlie Sumner 28 12 0 6 67 0 17 0 0 0 2 101 1
47 Johnny Morris 23 KR 12 0 0 4 3 0 0
15 Ed Brown 30 P/QB 12 10 0 4 2 0 0
35 Rick Casares* 27 FB 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
25 J.C. Caroline 25 12 0 0 3 2 0 0
61 Bill George*+ 29 MLB 12 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 0
40 Stan Wallace 27 LS 12 0 3 16 0 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
24 Erich Barnes 23 RS 12 0 4 90 1 30 0
48 Vic Zucco 23 LDH/PR 12 0 3 13 0 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Doug Atkins* 28 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 28 0
73 Bill Bishop 27 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 1
12 Zeke Bratkowski 27 qb 12 2 0 1 1 0 0
31 Joe Fortunato* 28 RLB 12 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Wayne Hansen 30 5 0 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 1 16 0
60 Don Healy 22 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
71 Earl Leggett 25 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
39 Ralph Anderson 21 RH 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Ed Cooke 23 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 Merrill Douglas 22 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Jack Hoffman 28 LDE 7 0 1 4 0 4 0
54 Chuck Howley 22 12 0 1 4 0 4 0
49 Jack Johnson 25 RDH 12 0 1 5 0 5 0
83 Bill McColl 28 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.9 12 22 221 1 30 0 0 29 28 145 2
Opp Total 12 26 34 16

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
28 Willie Galimore* 23 LH 12 0 8 3 1 12 72
16 George Blanda 31 K 12 0 36 11 69
83 Bill McColl 28 12 0 8 8 48
15 Ed Brown 30 P/QB 12 10 3 3 18
35 Rick Casares* 27 FB 12 0 2 1 3 18
87 Harlon Hill 26 LE 8 0 3 3 18
24 Erich Barnes 23 RS 12 0 1 1 2 12
47 Johnny Morris 23 KR 12 0 2 2 12
39 Ralph Anderson 21 RH 12 0 1 1 6
73 Bill Bishop 27 RDT 12 0 1 1 6
25 J.C. Caroline 25 12 0 1 1 6
86 Bob Jewett 24 RE 12 0 1 1 6
26 Charlie Sumner 28 12 0 1 1 6
61 Bill George*+ 29 MLB 12 0 1 1
Team Total 25.9 12 15 18 1 2 1 1 38 37 11 298
Opp Total 12 12 14 1 1 26 12 230