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1965 Chicago Bears

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9-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.6, Offense: 8.6, Defense: 5.9, SoS: 5.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 409 points (29.2/g), 2nd of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (19.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 134 points (9.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.1-3.9.

Coach: George Halas (9-5-0)

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
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 409 4897 870 5.6 28 16 15 257 201 361 2766 22 12 7.1 110 479 2131 27 4.4 132
Team Defense 275 4268 884 4.8 44 24 21 244 217 444 2738 18 20 5.7 136 400 1530 11 3.8 87
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 3 7 5 10 5 6 1 2 2 3 1 4
Lg Rank Defense 2 8 3 1 11 13 9 4 7 3 1 5 3 8

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 24 52 16 263 186 77 2 26 485 288 197 1
2 Sat September 25 boxscore L 0-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 28 30 10 224 173 51 2 24 389 266 123 2
3 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-3 @ Green Bay Packers 14 23 23 413 221 192 2 14 299 221 78
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 1-3 Los Angeles Rams 31 6 17 390 301 89 2 17 284 211 73 5
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 2-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 45 37 16 316 134 182 1 26 413 109 304 5
6 Sun October 24 boxscore W 3-3 Detroit Lions 38 10 16 290 148 142 2 14 260 138 122 5
7 Sun October 31 boxscore W 4-3 Green Bay Packers 31 10 20 265 53 212 3 14 219 98 121 4
8 Sun November 7 boxscore L 4-4 Baltimore Colts 21 26 25 340 266 74 2 18 402 308 94 4
9 Sun November 14 boxscore W 5-4 St. Louis Cardinals 34 13 23 463 274 189 2 15 295 217 78 1
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 6-4 @ Detroit Lions 17 10 14 230 29 201 1 11 184 118 66 3
11 Sun November 28 boxscore W 7-4 @ New York Giants 35 14 21 370 200 170 2 14 202 148 54 3
12 Sun December 5 boxscore W 8-4 @ Baltimore Colts 13 0 18 418 216 202 4 15 222 163 59 6
13 Sun December 12 boxscore W 9-4 San Francisco 49ers 61 20 21 584 401 183 19 330 272 58 2
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 9-5 Minnesota Vikings 17 24 17 331 164 167 3 17 284 181 103 3

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
10 Rudy Bukich 33 QB 14 12 9-3-0 176 312 56.4 2641 20 6.4 9 2.9 80 8.5 8.4 15.0 188.6 93.7 1 0
9 Billy Wade 35 qb 5 2 0-2-0 20 41 48.8 204 0 0.0 2 4.9 29 5.0 2.8 10.2 40.8 43.1
29 Ronnie Bull 25 FB 13 0 2 3 66.7 63 0 0.0 0 0.0 54 21.0 21.0 31.5 4.8 109.7
40 Gale Sayers*+ 22 HB/KR/PR 14 0 2 3 66.7 53 1 33.3 1 33.3 27 17.7 9.3 26.5 3.8 109.7
21 Jon Arnett 30 14 0 1 2 50.0 59 1 50.0 0 0.0 59 29.5 39.5 59.0 4.2 135.4
Team Total 27.3 14 9-5-0 201 361 55.7 3020 22 6.1 12 3.3 80 8.4 8.1 15.0 215.7 89.8 1 0
Opp Total 14 217 444 48.9 3086 18 4.1 20 4.5 7.0 5.73 14.2 220.4 66.5 40 348 5.7 4.5 8.3

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
40 Gale Sayers*+ 22 HB/KR/PR 14 0 166 867 14 61 5.2 61.9 11.9 29 507 17.5 6 80 2.1 36.2 1374 20 9
21 Jon Arnett 30 14 0 102 363 5 24 3.6 25.9 7.3 12 114 9.5 0 30 0.9 8.1 477 5 3
29 Ronnie Bull 25 FB 13 0 91 417 3 33 4.6 32.1 7.0 16 186 11.6 1 41 1.2 14.3 603 4 2
48 Andy Livingston 21 14 0 63 363 2 30 5.8 25.9 4.5 12 134 11.2 0 30 0.9 9.6 497 2 2
10 Rudy Bukich 33 QB 14 12 28 33 3 24 1.2 2.4 2.0 33 3 12
34 Joe Marconi 31 14 0 19 47 0 10 2.5 3.4 1.4 4 43 10.8 0 29 0.3 3.1 90 0 0
9 Billy Wade 35 qb 5 2 5 18 0 16 3.6 3.6 1.0 18 0 2
80 Jim Jones 24 SE 13 0 2 13 0 7 6.5 1.0 0.2 21 350 16.7 4 54 1.6 26.9 363 4 0
45 Dick Gordon 21 14 0 2 10 0 6 5.0 0.7 0.1 13 279 21.5 3 51 0.9 19.9 289 3 1
32 Ralph Kurek 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
47 Johnny Morris 30 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 846 16.0 4 80 3.8 60.4 846 4 0
89 Mike Ditka* 26 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 454 12.6 2 44 2.6 32.4 454 2 1
49 Charlie Bivins 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 108 27.0 2 52 0.3 7.7 108 2 0
85 Bill Martin 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.1 -0.1 -1 0 0
Team Total 27.3 14 479 2131 27 61 4.4 152.2 34.2 201 3020 15.0 22 80 14.4 215.7 5151 49 33
Opp Total 14 400 1530 11 3.8 109.3 28.6 217 2738 12.6 18 15.5 195.6 4268 29 33

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
40 Gale Sayers*+ 22 HB/KR/PR 14 0 16 238 1 85 14.9 21 660 1 96 31.4 2272
21 Jon Arnett 30 14 0 11 52 0 22 4.7 5 150 0 77 30.0 679
45 Dick Gordon 21 14 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 14 242 0 41 17.3 528
48 Andy Livingston 21 14 0 2 66 0 42 33.0 563
84 Ron Smith 22 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 1 17 0 17 17.0 19
32 Ralph Kurek 22 14 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
83 Roger LeClerc 29 K 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.3 14 29 289 1 85 10.0 45 1146 1 96 25.5 6586
Opp Total 14 22 123 0 5.6 72 1583 0 22.0

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
83 Roger LeClerc 29 K 14 0 26 11 42.3% 52 52 100.0%
88 Bobby Joe Green 29 P 14 0 58 2479 66 0 42.7
Team Total 27.3 14 26 11 42.3% 52 52 100.0% 58 2479 66 0 42.7
Opp Total 14 24 15 62.5% 33 30 90.9% 65 2749 42.3

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
10 Rudy Bukich 33 QB 14 12 0 12 4 0 0
40 Gale Sayers*+ 22 HB/KR/PR 14 0 0 9 4 0 0
51 Dick Butkus*+ 23 MLB 14 0 5 84 0 38 0 0 0 7 11 0
26 Bennie McRae 26 LCB 14 0 4 116 1 89 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 Dave Whitsell 29 RCB 14 0 4 67 1 32 0 0 0 2 13 0
31 Joe Fortunato*+ 35 LLB 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0
21 Jon Arnett 30 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
29 Ronnie Bull 25 FB 13 0 0 2 2 0 0
71 Earl Leggett 32 RDT 14 0 0 0 4 2 0
17 Richie Petitbon 27 LS 14 0 2 22 0 18 0 0 0 1 8 0
24 Rosey Taylor 28 RS 14 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 3 0
81 Doug Atkins* 35 RDE 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Mike Ditka* 26 TE 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
48 Andy Livingston 21 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
50 Mike Pyle 26 C 13 13 0 0 2 0 0
62 Mike Reilly 23 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
84 Ron Smith 22 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
9 Billy Wade 35 qb 5 2 0 2 0 0 0
49 Charlie Bivins 27 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Jim Cadile 25 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
79 Dick Evey 24 LDE 14 14 1 15 0 15 0
45 Dick Gordon 21 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.3 14 20 307 2 89 0 0 33 41 40 0
Opp Total 14 30 33 9 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
40 Gale Sayers*+ 22 HB/KR/PR 14 0 14 6 1 1 22 132
83 Roger LeClerc 29 K 14 0 52 11 85
21 Jon Arnett 30 14 0 5 5 30
29 Ronnie Bull 25 FB 13 0 3 1 4 24
80 Jim Jones 24 SE 13 0 4 4 24
47 Johnny Morris 30 FL 14 0 4 4 24
10 Rudy Bukich 33 QB 14 12 3 3 18
45 Dick Gordon 21 14 0 3 3 18
49 Charlie Bivins 27 14 0 2 2 12
89 Mike Ditka* 26 TE 14 14 2 2 12
48 Andy Livingston 21 14 0 2 2 12
26 Bennie McRae 26 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
24 Rosey Taylor 28 RS 14 0 1 1 6
23 Dave Whitsell 29 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.3 14 27 22 1 1 2 1 54 52 11 409
Opp Total 14 11 18 1 3 30 15 1 275