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1968 Chicago Bears

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFL Central Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.0, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -3.9, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 250 points (17.9/g), 10th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 333 points (23.8/g), 12th.
 Differential of -83 points (-5.9/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 4.7-9.3.

Coach: Jim Dooley (7-7-0)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner George Halas
President/General Manager George Halas Jr.
Director of Player Personnel Bobby Walston
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 250 4058 867 4.7 37 16 20 219 158 343 1681 10 21 4.6 78 500 2377 14 4.8 121
Team Defense 333 4371 790 5.5 30 12 36 240 172 333 2667 25 18 7.3 102 427 1704 17 4.0 102
Lg Rank Offense 10 9 10 13 14 13 16 15 10 16 2 1 6 1
Lg Rank Defense 12 11 12 10 9 4 13 13 9 15 7 7 12 8

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 L 0-1 Washington Redskins 28 38 18 316 151 165 3 18 337 263 74 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-2 @ Detroit Lions 0 42 11 167 106 61 10 22 468 295 173 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 1-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 27 17 20 409 131 278 2 17 279 121 158 3
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-3 @ Baltimore Colts 7 28 7 225 80 145 1 22 460 306 154 3
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-4 Detroit Lions 10 28 12 241 111 130 2 24 405 161 244 1
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 2-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 29 16 16 258 94 164 1 12 190 101 89 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-4 Minnesota Vikings 26 24 20 418 171 247 1 17 274 177 97 1
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-4 @ Green Bay Packers 13 10 18 328 37 291 3 12 242 135 107 1
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 5-4 San Francisco 49ers 27 19 26 449 234 215 1 11 255 199 56 4
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 5-5 Atlanta Falcons 13 16 16 302 185 117 2 14 300 143 157 1
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 5-6 Dallas Cowboys 3 34 9 147 80 67 3 26 343 230 113 2
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 6-6 @ New Orleans Saints 23 17 15 259 46 213 3 17 292 178 114 5
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 7-6 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 16 17 248 98 150 2 16 210 107 103 2
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 7-7 Green Bay Packers 27 28 14 291 157 134 3 12 316 251 65 1

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
11 Jack Concannon 25 QB 7 7 3-4-0 71 143 49.7% 715 5 3.5 9 6.3 51 5.0 2.9 10.1 102.1 49.7
15 Virgil Carter 23 qb 7 5 4-1-0 55 122 45.1% 769 4 3.3 5 4.1 50 6.3 5.1 14.0 109.9 59.8 1 3
12 Larry Rakestraw 26 qb 7 2 0-2-0 30 67 44.8% 361 1 1.5 7 10.4 80 5.4 1.0 12.0 51.6 27.2
10 Rudy Bukich 36 2 0 2 7 28.6% 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 13 3.3 3.3 11.5 11.5 40.8
40 Gale Sayers+ 25 HB 9 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
29 Ronnie Bull 28 FB 13 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
80 Jon Kilgore 25 P 7 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.0 14 7-7-0 158 343 46.1% 1868 10 2.9 21 6.1 80 5.4 3.3 11.8 133.4 47.4 1 3
Opp Total 14 172 333 51.7% 2893 25 7.5 18 5.4 8.7 7.76 16.8 206.6 83.8 30 226 7.3 6.5 8.3

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
40 Gale Sayers+ 25 HB 9 0 138 856 2 63 6.2 95.1 15.3 15 117 7.8 0 21 1.7 13.0 973 2 7
41 Brian Piccolo 25 14 0 123 450 2 19 3.7 32.1 8.8 28 291 10.4 0 44 2.0 20.8 741 2 0
29 Ronnie Bull 28 FB 13 0 107 472 3 24 4.4 36.3 8.2 17 145 8.5 0 24 1.3 11.2 617 3 3
15 Virgil Carter 23 qb 7 5 48 265 4 31 5.5 37.9 6.9 265 4 3
11 Jack Concannon 25 QB 7 7 28 104 2 16 3.7 14.9 4.0 104 2 1
32 Ralph Kurek 25 14 0 17 95 1 23 5.6 6.8 1.2 4 50 12.5 0 23 0.3 3.6 145 1 2
33 Mike Hull 23 14 0 12 22 0 12 1.8 1.6 0.9 4 20 5.0 0 9 0.3 1.4 42 0 1
12 Larry Rakestraw 26 qb 7 2 9 12 0 7 1.3 1.7 1.3 12 0 3
48 Andy Livingston 24 4 0 7 25 0 8 3.6 6.3 1.8 25 0 1
44 Garry Lyle 23 12 0 4 28 0 26 7.0 2.3 0.3 5 32 6.4 0 13 0.4 2.7 60 0 1
89 Bob Wallace 23 12 0 3 29 0 18 9.7 2.4 0.3 19 281 14.8 2 27 1.6 23.4 310 2 1
21 Cecil Turner 24 FL/KR/PR 14 0 2 16 0 14 8.0 1.1 0.1 14 208 14.9 2 80 1.0 14.9 224 2 3
84 Austin Denney 24 TE 14 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 23 247 10.7 2 46 1.6 17.6 246 2 0
88 Bobby Joe Green 32 p 7 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.6 0.1 4 0 0
45 Dick Gordon 24 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 477 16.4 4 51 2.1 34.1 477 4 1
Team Total 26.0 14 500 2377 14 63 4.8 169.8 35.7 158 1868 11.8 10 80 11.3 133.4 4245 24 28
Opp Total 14 427 1704 17 4.0 121.7 30.5 172 2667 15.5 25 12.3 190.5 4371 42 20

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
21 Cecil Turner 24 FL/KR/PR 14 0 9 19 0 12 2.1 20 363 0 33 18.2 606
40 Gale Sayers+ 25 HB 9 0 2 29 0 18 14.5 17 461 0 48 27.1 1463
89 Bob Wallace 23 12 0 6 27 0 9 4.5 3 80 0 42 26.7 417
23 Clarence Childs 30 4 0 8 291 0 88 36.4 291
45 Dick Gordon 24 SE 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 3 97 0 37 32.3 579
32 Ralph Kurek 25 14 0 4 48 0 20 12.0 193
51 Dick Butkus*+ 26 MLB 13 0 2 30 0 28 15.0 30
49 Major Hazelton 24 14 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
59 Rudy Kuechenberg 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 19 81 0 18 4.3 58 1370 0 88 23.6 5696
Opp Total 14 28 120 0 4.3 54 968 0 17.9

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
83 Mac Percival 28 K 14 0 8 7 9 6 6 5 11 6 2 1 36 25 69.4%% 25 25 100.0%%
80 Jon Kilgore 25 P 7 0 35 1231 50 2 35.2
88 Bobby Joe Green 32 p 7 0 27 1142 58 1 42.3
44 Garry Lyle 23 12 0 4 134 39 0 33.5
Team Total 26.0 14 8 7 9 6 6 5 11 6 2 1 36 25 69.4%% 25 25 100.0%% 66 2507 58 3 38.0
Opp Total 14 31 11 35.5%% 43 40 93.0%% 66 2647 40.1

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
15 Virgil Carter 23 qb 7 5 0 3 4 0 0
40 Gale Sayers+ 25 HB 9 0 0 7 0 0 0
21 Cecil Turner 24 FL/KR/PR 14 0 0 3 2 0 0
29 Ronnie Bull 28 FB 13 0 0 3 1 0 0
51 Dick Butkus*+ 26 MLB 13 0 3 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Bennie McRae 29 LCB 14 0 4 41 0 22 0
49 Major Hazelton 24 14 0 0 1 2 0 0
32 Ralph Kurek 25 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
12 Larry Rakestraw 26 qb 7 2 0 3 0 0 0
24 Rosey Taylor* 31 RS 14 0 3 96 1 96 0
89 Bob Wallace 23 12 0 0 1 2 0 0
55 Doug Buffone 24 LLB 14 0 1 21 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 Richie Petitbon 30 LS 14 0 2 18 0 18 0
86 Loyd Phillips 23 RDE 13 0 2 23 0 17 0
53 Jim Purnell 27 RLB 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Joe Taylor 29 RCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Jim Cadile 28 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Jack Concannon 25 QB 7 7 0 1 0 0 0
73 Frank Cornish 24 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Dick Evey 27 RDT 14 0 1 6 0 6 0
46 Curt Gentry 27 11 0 1 7 0 7 0
45 Dick Gordon 24 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Willie Holman 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Mike Hull 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 John Johnson 27 LDT 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
59 Rudy Kuechenberg 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Andy Livingston 24 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
44 Garry Lyle 23 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 Ed O'Bradovich 28 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Brian Piccolo 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 18 226 1 96 0 0 28 24 0 0
Opp Total 14 24 20 8 1

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
83 Mac Percival 28 K 14 0 25 25 100
15 Virgil Carter 23 qb 7 5 4 4 24
45 Dick Gordon 24 SE 14 0 4 4 24
29 Ronnie Bull 28 FB 13 0 3 3 18
11 Jack Concannon 25 QB 7 7 2 2 12
84 Austin Denney 24 TE 14 0 2 2 12
41 Brian Piccolo 25 14 0 2 2 12
40 Gale Sayers+ 25 HB 9 0 2 2 12
21 Cecil Turner 24 FL/KR/PR 14 0 2 2 12
89 Bob Wallace 23 12 0 2 2 12
32 Ralph Kurek 25 14 0 1 1 6
24 Rosey Taylor* 31 RS 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 14 14 10 1 25 25 25 250
Opp Total 14 17 25 1 40 11 1 333

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 WAS L, 28-38 1 7 rush Jack Concannon 7 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
2 1968-09-15 WAS L, 28-38 2 12 rush Brian Piccolo 12 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
3 1968-09-15 WAS L, 28-38 2 5 rush Ronnie Bull 5 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
4 1968-09-15 WAS L, 28-38 4 8 rush Ronnie Bull 8 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
5 1968-09-29 @ MIN W, 27-17 1 7 rush Gale Sayers 7 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
6 1968-09-29 @ MIN W, 27-17 1 15 pass Dick Gordon 15 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
7 1968-09-29 @ MIN W, 27-17 4 23 rush Ralph Kurek 23 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
8 1968-10-06 @ BAL L, 7-28 2 59 rush Gale Sayers 59 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
9 1968-10-13 DET L, 10-28 1 80 pass Cecil Turner 80 yard pass from Larry Rakestraw (Mac Percival kick)
10 1968-10-20 @ PHI W, 29-16 1 11 pass Cecil Turner 11 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Mac Percival kick)
11 1968-10-20 @ PHI W, 29-16 4 96 interception Rosey Taylor 96 yard interception return (Mac Percival kick)
12 1968-10-27 MIN W, 26-24 1 12 pass Bob Wallace 12 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Mac Percival kick)
13 1968-10-27 MIN W, 26-24 3 50 pass Dick Gordon 50 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Mac Percival kick)
14 1968-11-03 @ GNB W, 13-10 3 2 rush Virgil Carter 2 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
15 1968-11-10 SFO W, 27-19 1 7 rush Virgil Carter 7 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
16 1968-11-10 SFO W, 27-19 2 1 rush Virgil Carter 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
17 1968-11-10 SFO W, 27-19 2 18 pass Bob Wallace 18 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Mac Percival kick)
18 1968-11-17 ATL L, 13-16 2 4 rush Virgil Carter 4 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
19 1968-12-01 @ NOR W, 23-17 2 46 pass Austin Denney 46 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
20 1968-12-01 @ NOR W, 23-17 4 8 pass Austin Denney 8 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
21 1968-12-08 @ RAM W, 17-16 2 2 rush Brian Piccolo 2 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
22 1968-12-08 @ RAM W, 17-16 3 4 rush Jack Concannon 4 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
23 1968-12-15 GNB L, 27-28 1 48 pass Dick Gordon 48 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
24 1968-12-15 GNB L, 27-28 4 8 rush Ronnie Bull 8 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
25 1968-12-15 GNB L, 27-28 4 51 pass Dick Gordon 51 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 WAS W, 38-28 1 16 pass Pat Richter 16 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
2 1968-09-15 WAS W, 38-28 1 12 rush Gerry Allen 12 yard rush (Charlie Gogolak kick)
3 1968-09-15 WAS W, 38-28 2 99 pass Gerry Allen 99 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
4 1968-09-15 WAS W, 38-28 2 6 pass Pat Richter 6 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
5 1968-09-15 WAS W, 38-28 3 19 pass Pat Richter 19 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
6 1968-09-22 @ DET W, 42-0 1 37 pass Earl McCullouch 37 yard pass from Bill Munson (Jerry DePoyster kick)
7 1968-09-22 @ DET W, 42-0 2 86 pass Mel Farr 86 yard pass from Bill Munson (Jerry DePoyster kick)
8 1968-09-22 @ DET W, 42-0 2 1 rush Bill Munson 1 yard rush (Jerry DePoyster kick)
9 1968-09-22 @ DET W, 42-0 2 50 interception Bill Swain 50 yard interception return (Jerry DePoyster kick)
10 1968-09-22 @ DET W, 42-0 3 15 pass Earl McCullouch 15 yard pass from Bill Munson (Jerry DePoyster kick)
11 1968-09-22 @ DET W, 42-0 4 3 rush Greg Landry 3 yard rush (Jerry DePoyster kick)
12 1968-09-29 @ MIN L, 17-27 4 24 pass Gene Washington 24 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
13 1968-09-29 @ MIN L, 17-27 4 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
14 1968-10-06 @ BAL W, 28-7 2 50 pass Willie Richardson 50 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
15 1968-10-06 @ BAL W, 28-7 2 45 pass John Mackey 45 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
16 1968-10-06 @ BAL W, 28-7 2 38 pass Jimmy Orr 38 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
17 1968-10-06 @ BAL W, 28-7 3 66 pass Jimmy Orr 66 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Lou Michaels kick)
18 1968-10-13 DET W, 28-10 1 32 pass Mel Farr 32 yard pass from Bill Munson (Jerry DePoyster kick)
19 1968-10-13 DET W, 28-10 2 9 rush Mel Farr 9 yard rush (Jerry DePoyster kick)
20 1968-10-13 DET W, 28-10 3 1 rush Mel Farr 1 yard rush (Jerry DePoyster kick)
21 1968-10-13 DET W, 28-10 4 1 rush Tom Nowatzke 1 yard rush (Jerry DePoyster kick)
22 1968-10-20 @ PHI L, 16-29 2 2 pass Mike Ditka 2 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
23 1968-10-27 MIN L, 24-26 1 1 rush Jim Lindsey 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
24 1968-10-27 MIN L, 24-26 2 54 pass Gene Washington 54 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
25 1968-10-27 MIN L, 24-26 4 25 pass Gene Washington 25 yard pass from Joe Kapp (Fred Cox kick)
26 1968-11-03 @ GNB L, 10-13 3 50 pass Carroll Dale 50 yard pass from Bart Starr (Chuck Mercein kick)
27 1968-11-10 SFO L, 19-27 2 1 rush Gary Lewis 1 yard rush
28 1968-11-10 SFO L, 19-27 3 18 pass Bob Windsor 18 yard pass from John Brodie (Dennis Patera kick)
29 1968-11-10 SFO L, 19-27 3 28 pass Clifton McNeil 28 yard pass from John Brodie
30 1968-11-17 ATL W, 16-13 1 1 rush Bob Berry 1 yard rush
31 1968-11-17 ATL W, 16-13 2 1 rush Bob Berry 1 yard rush (Bob Etter kick)
32 1968-11-24 DAL W, 34-3 1 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
33 1968-11-24 DAL W, 34-3 1 15 pass Bob Hayes 15 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
34 1968-11-24 DAL W, 34-3 2 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
35 1968-11-24 DAL W, 34-3 4 14 rush Walt Garrison 14 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
36 1968-12-01 @ NOR L, 17-23 2 47 pass Danny Abramowicz 47 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
37 1968-12-01 @ NOR L, 17-23 4 2 pass Tom Barrington 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
38 1968-12-08 @ RAM L, 16-17 2 1 rush Willie Ellison 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
39 1968-12-08 @ RAM L, 16-17 4 3 rush Roman Gabriel 3 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
40 1968-12-15 GNB W, 28-27 1 72 pass Boyd Dowler 72 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Mike Mercer kick)
41 1968-12-15 GNB W, 28-27 2 67 pass Jim Grabowski 67 yard pass from Don Horn (Mike Mercer kick)
42 1968-12-15 GNB W, 28-27 2 1 rush Chuck Mercein 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
43 1968-12-15 GNB W, 28-27 3 25 pass Boyd Dowler 25 yard pass from Don Horn (Mike Mercer kick)