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1963 Chicago Bears

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11-1-2, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.4, Offense: -1.5, Defense: 10.9, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (21.5/g), 10th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 144 points (10.3/g), 1st.
 Differential of 157 points (11.2/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.9-2.1.

Coach: George Halas (11-1-2)

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


Team Info

Principal Owner George Halas
President/General Manager George Halas Jr.
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 301 4172 911 4.6 25 11 32 257 221 404 2493 18 14 5.9 117 487 1679 15 3.4 108
Team Defense 144 3176 801 4.0 54 18 18 196 164 353 1734 10 36 4.5 96 412 1442 7 3.5 82
Lg Rank Offense 10 10 1 2 4 6 8 10 2 11 3 8 4 13
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 1 5 3 2 1 2 1 1 4 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 10 3 15 231 124 107 2 9 150 73 77 5
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 @ Minnesota Vikings 28 7 24 359 253 106 1 20 326 174 152 5
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 @ Detroit Lions 37 21 22 307 203 104 2 10 278 238 40 4
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-0 Baltimore Colts 10 3 15 281 134 147 1 11 210 165 45 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-0 @ Los Angeles Rams 52 14 22 286 201 85 3 14 203 137 66 8
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 5-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 20 20 314 243 71 4 22 326 134 192 1
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 6-1 Philadelphia Eagles 16 7 17 354 241 113 1 11 211 123 88 6
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 7-1 @ Baltimore Colts 17 7 18 276 112 164 14 192 90 102 3
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 8-1 Los Angeles Rams 6 0 18 276 168 108 1 10 88 29 59
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 9-1 Green Bay Packers 26 7 19 317 69 248 16 232 161 71 7
11 Sun November 24 boxscore T 9-1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 17 19 328 241 87 3 19 291 125 166 1
12 Sun December 1 boxscore T 9-1-2 Minnesota Vikings 17 17 15 221 154 67 3 9 202 86 116 4
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-1-2 San Francisco 49ers 27 7 17 301 130 171 2 15 246 105 141 5
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 11-1-2 Detroit Lions 24 14 16 321 220 101 2 16 221 94 127 3
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 29 boxscore W 12-1-2 New York Giants 14 10 14 222 129 93 2 17 268 140 128 6

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
9 Billy Wade* 33 QB 14 14 11-1-2 192 356 53.9% 2301 15 4.2 12 3.4 63 6.5 5.8 12.0 164.4 74.0 2 0
10 Rudy Bukich 31 6 0 29 43 67.4% 369 3 7.0 2 4.7 44 8.6 7.9 12.7 61.5 97.9 1 1
29 Ronnie Bull 23 KR 13 0 0 3 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
88 Bobby Joe Green 27 P 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
83 Roger LeClerc 27 K 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 27.4 14 11-1-2 221 404 54.7% 2670 18 4.5 14 3.5 63 6.6 5.9 12.1 190.7 75.6 3 1
Opp Total 14 164 353 46.5% 2045 10 2.8 36 10.2 5.8 1.77 12.5 146.1 34.8 36 311 4.5 0.8 9.3

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
34 Joe Marconi* 29 FB 14 0 118 446 2 19 3.8 31.9 8.4 28 335 12.0 2 63 2.0 23.9 781 4 1
29 Ronnie Bull 23 KR 13 0 117 404 1 18 3.5 31.1 9.0 19 132 6.9 2 44 1.5 10.2 536 3 0
28 Willie Galimore 28 HB 13 0 85 321 5 51 3.8 24.7 6.5 13 131 10.1 0 44 1.0 10.1 452 5 5
35 Rick Casares 32 10 0 65 277 0 30 4.3 27.7 6.5 19 94 4.9 1 25 1.9 9.4 371 1 2
9 Billy Wade* 33 QB 14 14 45 132 6 17 2.9 9.4 3.2 132 6 5
49 Charlie Bivins 25 14 0 44 104 0 17 2.4 7.4 3.1 3 22 7.3 0 19 0.2 1.6 126 0 0
10 Rudy Bukich 31 6 0 7 1 1 2 0.1 0.2 1.2 1 1 0
46 Angelo Coia 25 12 0 2 2 0 4 1.0 0.2 0.2 11 116 10.5 1 18 0.9 9.7 118 1 0
88 Bobby Joe Green 27 P 14 0 2 -10 0 -6 -5.0 -0.7 0.1 -10 0 0
47 Johnny Morris 28 FL/PR 13 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.8 0.1 47 705 15.0 2 51 3.6 54.2 715 2 2
23 Dave Whitsell 27 RCB 14 0 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.6 0.1 -8 0 1
89 Mike Ditka*+ 24 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 59 794 13.5 8 63 4.2 56.7 794 8 0
84 Bo Farrington 27 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 335 16.0 2 58 1.5 23.9 335 2 0
80 Bob Jencks 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 6 0 0
Team Total 27.4 14 487 1679 15 51 3.4 119.9 34.8 221 2670 12.1 18 63 15.8 190.7 4349 33 16
Opp Total 14 412 1442 7 3.5 103.0 29.4 164 1734 10.6 10 11.7 123.9 3176 17 36

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
24 Rosey Taylor*+ 26 RS 14 0 12 51 0 13 4.3 6 118 0 29 19.7 169
47 Johnny Morris 28 FL/PR 13 0 16 164 0 42 10.3 879
29 Ronnie Bull 23 KR 13 0 7 105 0 26 15.0 641
22 Billy Martin 25 4 0 2 62 0 38 31.0 4 99 0 26 24.8 161
49 Charlie Bivins 25 14 0 2 40 0 22 20.0 166
35 Rick Casares 32 10 0 2 18 0 10 9.0 389
34 Joe Marconi* 29 FB 14 0 2 15 0 15 7.5 796
28 Willie Galimore 28 HB 13 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 471
76 John Johnson 22 12 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
50 Mike Pyle* 24 C 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.4 14 30 277 0 42 9.2 26 424 0 29 16.3 5050
Opp Total 14 34 277 0 8.1 52 1261 0 24.3

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
88 Bobby Joe Green 27 P 14 0 64 2974 66 0 46.5
80 Bob Jencks 22 14 0 10 1 10.0%% 37 35 94.6%%
83 Roger LeClerc 27 K 14 0 23 13 56.5%%
Team Total 27.4 14 33 14 42.4%% 37 35 94.6%% 64 2974 66 0 46.5
Opp Total 14 17 6 35.3%% 18 18 100.0%% 73 3154 43.2

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
24 Rosey Taylor*+ 26 RS 14 0 9 172 1 46 0 0 0 3 29 0
17 Richie Petitbon*+ 25 LS 14 0 8 161 1 66 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 Dave Whitsell 27 RCB 14 0 6 61 1 39 0 0 1 1 21 0
26 Bennie McRae 24 LCB 14 0 6 90 1 44 0
9 Billy Wade* 33 QB 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
31 Joe Fortunato*+ 33 LLB 14 0 2 30 0 19 0 0 0 3 7 0
28 Willie Galimore 28 HB 13 0 0 5 0 0 0
47 Johnny Morris 28 FL/PR 13 0 0 2 2 0 0
35 Rick Casares 32 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
74 Bob Kilcullen 27 LDE 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
83 Roger LeClerc 27 K 14 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Ed O'Bradovich 23 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
81 Doug Atkins*+ 33 RDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
49 Charlie Bivins 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 J.C. Caroline 30 14 0 1 3 0 3 0
61 Bill George+ 34 MLB 14 0 1 4 0 4 0
43 Larry Glueck 22 14 0 1 14 0 14 0
78 Stan Jones 32 LDT 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
67 Ted Karras 29 LG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Earl Leggett 30 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Joe Marconi* 29 FB 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 Larry Morris 30 RLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Bob Wetoska 26 RT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.4 14 36 537 4 66 0 0 16 23 57 0 1
Opp Total 14 20 36 18

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
89 Mike Ditka*+ 24 TE 14 14 8 8 48
83 Roger LeClerc 27 K 14 0 13 39
80 Bob Jencks 22 14 0 35 1 38
9 Billy Wade* 33 QB 14 14 6 6 36
28 Willie Galimore 28 HB 13 0 5 5 30
34 Joe Marconi* 29 FB 14 0 2 2 4 24
29 Ronnie Bull 23 KR 13 0 1 2 3 18
84 Bo Farrington 27 SE 14 0 2 2 12
47 Johnny Morris 28 FL/PR 13 0 2 2 12
10 Rudy Bukich 31 6 0 1 1 6
35 Rick Casares 32 10 0 1 1 6
46 Angelo Coia 25 12 0 1 1 6
26 Bennie McRae 24 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
17 Richie Petitbon*+ 25 LS 14 0 1 1 6
24 Rosey Taylor*+ 26 RS 14 0 1 1 6
23 Dave Whitsell 27 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
81 Doug Atkins*+ 33 RDE 14 0 1 2
Team Total 27.4 14 15 18 4 37 35 14 1 301
Opp Total 14 7 10 1 18 6 144

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-15 @ GNB W, 10-3 3 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
2 1963-09-22 @ MIN W, 28-7 1 24 pass Ronnie Bull 24 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
3 1963-09-22 @ MIN W, 28-7 2 36 pass Mike Ditka 36 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
4 1963-09-22 @ MIN W, 28-7 4 1 rush Billy Wade 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
5 1963-09-22 @ MIN W, 28-7 4 10 pass Mike Ditka 10 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
6 1963-09-29 @ DET W, 37-21 1 18 pass Angelo Coia 18 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
7 1963-09-29 @ DET W, 37-21 2 16 pass Johnny Morris 16 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
8 1963-09-29 @ DET W, 37-21 2 13 pass Mike Ditka 13 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
9 1963-09-29 @ DET W, 37-21 2 66 interception Richie Petitbon 66 yard interception return (Bob Jencks kick)
10 1963-09-29 @ DET W, 37-21 2 1 rush Billy Wade 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
11 1963-10-06 BAL W, 10-3 4 44 pass Ronnie Bull 44 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Bob Jencks kick)
12 1963-10-13 @ RAM W, 52-14 1 13 pass Mike Ditka 13 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
13 1963-10-13 @ RAM W, 52-14 2 35 interception Bennie McRae 35 yard interception return (Bob Jencks kick)
14 1963-10-13 @ RAM W, 52-14 2 25 pass Mike Ditka 25 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
15 1963-10-13 @ RAM W, 52-14 2 2 pass Mike Ditka 2 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
16 1963-10-13 @ RAM W, 52-14 4 14 pass Mike Ditka 14 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Bob Jencks kick)
17 1963-10-13 @ RAM W, 52-14 4 2 rush Willie Galimore 2 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
18 1963-10-13 @ RAM W, 52-14 4 17 pass Bo Farrington 17 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Bob Jencks kick)
19 1963-10-20 @ SFO L, 14-20 2 1 pass Bo Farrington 1 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
20 1963-10-20 @ SFO L, 14-20 4 1 rush Rudy Bukich 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
21 1963-10-27 PHI W, 16-7 1 23 pass Joe Marconi 23 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
22 1963-10-27 PHI W, 16-7 3 7 rush Willie Galimore 7 yard rush
23 1963-11-03 @ BAL W, 17-7 1 1 rush Billy Wade 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
24 1963-11-03 @ BAL W, 17-7 3 17 pass Rick Casares 17 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
25 1963-11-17 GNB W, 26-7 1 27 rush Willie Galimore 27 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
26 1963-11-17 GNB W, 26-7 4 5 rush Billy Wade 5 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
27 1963-11-24 @ PIT T, 17-17 1 1 rush Willie Galimore 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
28 1963-11-24 @ PIT T, 17-17 2 1 rush Ronnie Bull 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
29 1963-12-01 MIN T, 17-17 3 1 rush Billy Wade 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
30 1963-12-01 MIN T, 17-17 4 8 pass Joe Marconi 8 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
31 1963-12-08 SFO W, 27-7 1 51 rush Willie Galimore 51 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
32 1963-12-08 SFO W, 27-7 1 19 rush Joe Marconi 19 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
33 1963-12-08 SFO W, 27-7 3 3 rush Billy Wade 3 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
34 1963-12-08 SFO W, 27-7 4 30 interception Rosey Taylor 30 yard interception return
35 1963-12-15 DET W, 24-14 3 51 pass Johnny Morris 51 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
36 1963-12-15 DET W, 24-14 3 22 pass Mike Ditka 22 yard pass from Billy Wade (Bob Jencks kick)
37 1963-12-15 DET W, 24-14 4 39 interception Dave Whitsell 39 yard interception return (Bob Jencks kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-22 @ MIN L, 7-28 2 24 pass Jerry Reichow 24 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
2 1963-09-29 @ DET L, 21-37 3 60 pass Terry Barr 60 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
3 1963-09-29 @ DET L, 21-37 3 67 pass Gail Cogdill 67 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
4 1963-09-29 @ DET L, 21-37 4 38 pass Gail Cogdill 38 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
5 1963-10-13 @ RAM L, 14-52 2 10 pass Red Phillips 10 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
6 1963-10-13 @ RAM L, 14-52 4 4 rush Dick Bass 4 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
7 1963-10-20 @ SFO W, 20-14 1 1 rush Jim Vollenweider 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
8 1963-10-20 @ SFO W, 20-14 2 7 pass Gary Knafelc 7 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Tommy Davis kick)
9 1963-10-27 PHI L, 7-16 2 5 pass Tommy McDonald 5 yard pass from King Hill (Mike Clark kick)
10 1963-11-03 @ BAL L, 7-17 3 25 rush Lenny Moore 25 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
11 1963-11-17 GNB L, 7-26 4 11 rush Tom Moore 11 yard rush (Jerry Kramer kick)
12 1963-11-24 @ PIT T, 17-17 2 6 rush Dick Hoak 6 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
13 1963-11-24 @ PIT T, 17-17 2 31 pass Roy Curry 31 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
14 1963-12-01 MIN T, 17-17 2 2 rush Tommy Wilson 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
15 1963-12-01 MIN T, 17-17 2 53 pass Gordie Smith 53 yard pass from Ron Vander Kelen (Fred Cox kick)
16 1963-12-08 SFO L, 7-27 2 3 rush J.D. Smith 3 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
17 1963-12-15 DET L, 14-24 2 42 interception Larry Vargo 42 yard interception return (Wayne Walker kick)
18 1963-12-15 DET L, 14-24 4 4 pass Terry Barr 4 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)