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1961 Chicago Bears

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8-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.3, Offense: 2.8, Defense: 1.5, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 326 points (23.3/g), 5th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 302 points (21.6/g), 9th.
 Differential of 24 points (1.7/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-6.4.

Coach: George Halas (8-6-0)

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

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Passing Rushing Receiving
Rnd Pick Tm Pos Yrs From To AP1 PB St CarAV G Cmp Att Yds TD Int Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD College/Univ
1 5 CHI Mike Ditka HOF TE 12 1961 1972 2 5 8 56 158 2 2 0 427 5812 43 Pittsburgh
2 20 CHI Bill Brown RB 14 1961 1974 0 4 8 73 194 1 2 3 0 0 1649 5838 52 286 3183 23 Illinois
3 33 CHI Claude Gibson DB 5 1961 1965 0 0 3 22 70 North Carolina St.
4 48 CHI Ernie Ladd DT 8 1961 1968 3 4 5 57 112 Grambling St.
5 61 CHI Keith Lincoln FB 8 1961 1968 2 5 4 48 99 8 17 240 5 1 758 3383 19 165 2250 19 Washington St.
6 76 CHI George Fleming HB 1 1961 1961 0 0 1 6 14 0 1 0 0 1 31 112 1 10 49 0 Washington
7 89 CHI Mike Pyle C 9 1961 1969 0 1 9 47 121 Yale
8 104 CHI Ed Ryan B 0 0 0 Michigan St.
9 117 CHI Bobby Bethune DB 1 1962 1962 0 0 1 5 10 Mississippi St.
10 132 CHI Jason Harness E 0 0 0 Michigan St.
11 145 CHI Sam Fewell T 0 0 0 South Carolina
12 160 CHI Howard Dyer QB 0 0 0 VMI
13 173 CHI Bob McLeod TE 6 1961 1966 0 1 3 18 84 126 1926 19 Abilene Christian
14 188 CHI Jim Tyrer T 14 1961 1974 6 9 12 95 194 Ohio St.
15 201 CHI Chuck Linning T 0 0 0 Miami (FL)
16 216 CHI Wayne Frazier C 4 1962 1967 0 0 2 17 48 Auburn
17 229 CHI Rossie Barfield E 0 0 0 North Carolina Central
18 244 CHI John Finn T 0 0 0 Louisville
19 257 CHI Ben Charles QB 0 0 0 South Carolina
20 272 CHI Gordon Mason B 0 0 0 Tennessee Tech