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1974 Chicago Bears

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.3, Offense: -7.4, Defense: -2.9, SoS: -1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 152 points (10.9/g), 25th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 279 points (19.9/g), 17th.
 Differential of -127 points (-9.1/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-11.3.

Coach: Abe Gibron (4-10-0)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner George Halas
Executive VP/General Manager Jim Finks
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 152 3200 866 3.7 37 15 15 203 185 396 1720 8 22 4.0 96 434 1480 10 3.4 92
Team Defense 279 3818 873 4.4 32 14 25 231 174 329 2079 12 18 5.9 102 519 1739 17 3.4 104
Lg Rank Offense 25 25 18 19 24 5 24 24 17 25 22 22 21 21
Lg Rank Defense 17 9 15 10 10 5 11 6 14 21 22 9 18 2

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 Detroit Lions 17 9 13 273 175 98 3 9 156 67 89 3
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-1 New York Jets 21 23 20 315 248 67 22 381 235 146 1
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 11 18 279 162 117 3 16 303 165 138 3
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 2-2 New Orleans Saints 24 10 18 248 117 131 2 14 168 98 70
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 13 13 212 124 88 3 15 214 93 121 5
6 Mon October 21 boxscore W 3-3 Green Bay Packers 10 9 13 244 85 159 2 16 231 140 91 2
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-4 @ Buffalo Bills 6 16 17 258 159 99 1 16 226 100 126
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-5 Minnesota Vikings 0 17 10 158 100 58 3 17 269 79 190 2
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-6 @ Green Bay Packers 3 20 16 235 149 86 5 9 215 119 96 3
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-7 San Francisco 49ers 0 34 8 170 71 99 3 22 413 299 114 4
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 3-8 @ Detroit Lions 17 34 14 176 75 101 2 18 307 127 180 2
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 4-8 New York Giants 16 13 15 226 66 160 3 14 169 79 90 5
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 4-9 @ San Diego Chargers 21 28 18 280 136 144 3 16 255 149 106 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore L 4-10 @ Washington Redskins 0 42 10 126 53 73 4 27 511 329 182 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
19 Gary Huff 23 QB 13 11 3-8-0 142 283 50.2% 1663 6 2.1 17 6.0 73 5.9 3.6 11.7 127.9 50.4 24 260 4.57 2.47 7.8
10 Bobby Douglass 27 qb 7 3 1-2-0 41 100 41.0% 387 2 2.0 4 4.0 40 3.9 2.5 9.4 55.3 42.4 9 69 2.92 1.63 8.3 0 1
18 Joe Barnes 23 3 0 2 9 22.2% 29 0 0.0 1 11.1 24 3.2 -1.8 14.5 9.7 0.9 3 30 -0.08 -3.83 25.0
17 Ike Hill 27 PR 13 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
34 Norm Hodgins 22 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
86 Bob Parsons 24 P 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
80 Bo Rather 24 WR 13 10 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 25.3 14 4-10-0 185 396 46.7% 2079 8 2.0 22 5.6 73 5.3 3.2 11.2 148.5 46.5 36 359 3.98 2.06 8.3 0 1
Opp Total 14 174 329 52.9% 2250 12 3.6 18 5.5 6.8 5.11 12.9 160.7 64.0 25 171 5.9 4.3 7.1

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
47 Ken Grandberry 22 RB 14 8 144 475 2 31 3.3 33.9 10.3 30 212 7.1 0 40 2.1 15.1 687 2 8
26 Carl Garrett 27 7 6 96 346 1 19 3.6 49.4 13.7 16 132 8.3 1 20 2.3 18.9 478 2 2
36 Perry Williams 28 FB 14 10 74 218 1 12 2.9 15.6 5.3 25 167 6.7 0 13 1.8 11.9 385 1 2
35 Jim Harrison 26 9 4 36 94 1 16 2.6 10.4 4.0 5 38 7.6 0 14 0.6 4.2 132 1 0
10 Bobby Douglass 27 qb 7 3 36 229 1 17 6.4 32.7 5.1 229 1 0
19 Gary Huff 23 QB 13 11 23 37 2 11 1.6 2.8 1.8 37 2 14
22 Cliff Taylor 22 KR 14 0 9 18 1 9 2.0 1.3 0.6 3 23 7.7 0 8 0.2 1.6 41 1 1
33 Gary Kosins 25 14 0 8 30 1 12 3.8 2.1 0.6 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 33 1 1
80 Bo Rather 24 WR 13 10 2 10 0 14 5.0 0.8 0.2 29 400 13.8 3 59 2.2 30.8 410 3 0
83 Charlie Wade 24 WR 14 13 1 -15 0 -15 -15.0 -1.1 0.1 39 683 17.5 1 73 2.8 48.8 668 1 1
82 Fred Pagac 22 TE 14 13 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 6 79 13.2 0 24 0.4 5.6 78 0 0
29 Dave Gagnon 23 13 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 1.2 0.1 4 20 5.0 0 16 0.3 1.5 35 0 0
18 Joe Barnes 23 3 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 6.3 0.3 19 0 0
34 Norm Hodgins 22 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 3
57 Don Rives 23 MLB 14 6 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 2 0 0
88 Jim Kelly 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 100 12.5 0 24 0.6 7.1 100 0 0
17 Ike Hill 27 PR 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 109 15.6 1 28 0.5 8.4 109 1 1
43 George Farmer 26 9 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 45 9.0 0 17 0.6 5.0 45 0 0
85 Wayne Wheeler 24 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 59 11.8 1 19 0.4 4.9 59 1 0
86 Bob Parsons 24 P 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 9 4.5 1 5 0.1 0.6 9 1 0
Team Total 25.3 14 434 1480 10 31 3.4 105.7 31.0 185 2079 11.2 8 73 13.2 148.5 3559 18 35
Opp Total 14 519 1739 17 3.4 124.2 37.1 174 2079 11.9 12 12.4 148.5 3818 29 28

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
17 Ike Hill 27 PR 13 0 33 183 0 15 5.5 292
22 Cliff Taylor 22 KR 14 0 27 567 0 38 21.0 608
47 Ken Grandberry 22 RB 14 8 22 568 0 69 25.8 1255
31 Bill Knox 23 14 0 5 35 0 12 7.0 35
46 Pete Van Valkenberg 24 6 0 4 22 0 14 5.5 1 20 0 20 20.0 42
82 Fred Pagac 22 TE 14 13 3 53 0 21 17.7 131
29 Dave Gagnon 23 13 0 2 32 0 16 16.0 67
34 Norm Hodgins 22 14 0 2 8 0 8 4.0 11
76 Dave Gallagher 22 LDE 14 11 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
63 Steve Kinney 25 10 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.3 14 44 248 0 15 5.6 57 1256 0 69 22.0 5063
Opp Total 14 58 633 1 10.9 35 700 0 20.0

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
86 Bob Parsons 24 P 14 0 90 3408 59 1 37.9
15 Mirro Roder 30 K 14 0 5 4 5 3 3 2 13 9 69.2%% 17 17 100.0%%
18 Joe Barnes 23 3 0 1 27 27 0 27.0
Team Total 25.3 14 5 4 5 3 3 2 13 9 69.2%% 17 17 100.0%% 91 3435 59 1 37.7
Opp Total 14 23 16 69.6%% 33 29 87.9%% 77 2964 38.5

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
19 Gary Huff 23 QB 13 11 0 14 7 -22 0
47 Ken Grandberry 22 RB 14 8 0 8 0 0 0
34 Norm Hodgins 22 14 0 0 3 3 -5 0
45 Craig Clemons 25 SS 14 14 4 84 0 38 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Waymond Bryant 22 13 8 2 11 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Garry Lyle 29 FS 14 14 3 57 0 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Doug Buffone 30 LLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
48 Allan Ellis 23 LCB 14 14 3 32 0 19 0
31 Bill Knox 23 14 0 2 26 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Randy Montgomery 27 14 2 2 56 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Rich Coady 30 C 11 9 0 1 1 -29 0
26 Carl Garrett 27 7 6 0 2 0 0 0
78 Bob Newton 25 RG 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
20 Joe Taylor 35 RCB 14 12 1 27 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Charlie Wade 24 WR 14 13 0 1 1 0 0
36 Perry Williams 28 FB 14 10 0 2 0 0 0
79 Lionel Antoine 24 LT 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
60 Wally Chambers 23 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
29 Dave Gagnon 23 13 0 0 0 1 3 0
76 Dave Gallagher 22 LDE 14 11 0 0 1 8 0
17 Ike Hill 27 PR 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 Gary Kosins 25 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
86 Bob Parsons 24 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Bob Pifferini 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Cliff Taylor 22 KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Mel Tom 33 14 7 0 0 1 1 0
46 Pete Van Valkenberg 24 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.3 14 18 293 0 38 0 0 35 30 -44 0
Opp Total 14 36 28 14 2

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
15 Mirro Roder 30 K 14 0 17 9 44
80 Bo Rather 24 WR 13 10 3 3 18
26 Carl Garrett 27 7 6 1 1 2 12
47 Ken Grandberry 22 RB 14 8 2 2 12
19 Gary Huff 23 QB 13 11 2 2 12
10 Bobby Douglass 27 qb 7 3 1 1 6
35 Jim Harrison 26 9 4 1 1 6
17 Ike Hill 27 PR 13 0 1 1 6
33 Gary Kosins 25 14 0 1 1 6
86 Bob Parsons 24 P 14 0 1 1 6
22 Cliff Taylor 22 KR 14 0 1 1 6
83 Charlie Wade 24 WR 14 13 1 1 6
85 Wayne Wheeler 24 12 1 1 1 6
36 Perry Williams 28 FB 14 10 1 1 6
Team Total 25.3 14 10 8 18 17 9 152
Opp Total 14 17 12 1 2 1 29 16 2 279

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 DET W, 17-9 2 1 rush Carl Garrett 1 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
2 1974-09-15 DET W, 17-9 2 9 pass Ike Hill 9 yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)
3 1974-09-22 NYJ L, 21-23 3 11 pass Carl Garrett 11 yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)
4 1974-09-22 NYJ L, 21-23 3 4 pass Bob Parsons 4 yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)
5 1974-09-22 NYJ L, 21-23 4 1 rush Jim Harrison 1 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
6 1974-09-29 @ MIN L, 7-11 4 3 rush Gary Huff 3 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
7 1974-10-06 NOR W, 24-10 1 11 rush Ken Grandberry 11 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
8 1974-10-06 NOR W, 24-10 2 1 rush Gary Huff 1 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
9 1974-10-06 NOR W, 24-10 4 39 pass Bo Rather 39 yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)
10 1974-10-13 @ ATL L, 10-13 4 59 pass Bo Rather 59 yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)
11 1974-10-21 GNB W, 10-9 1 57 pass Charlie Wade 57 yard pass from Gary Huff (Mirro Roder kick)
12 1974-11-24 @ DET L, 17-34 4 9 rush Cliff Taylor 9 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
13 1974-11-24 @ DET L, 17-34 4 5 pass Bo Rather 5 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mirro Roder kick)
14 1974-12-01 NYG W, 16-13 1 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush
15 1974-12-01 NYG W, 16-13 1 3 rush Gary Kosins 3 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
16 1974-12-08 @ SDG L, 21-28 1 4 rush Ken Grandberry 4 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
17 1974-12-08 @ SDG L, 21-28 3 3 rush Perry Williams 3 yard rush (Mirro Roder kick)
18 1974-12-08 @ SDG L, 21-28 3 19 pass Wayne Wheeler 19 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mirro Roder kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 DET L, 9-17 4 4 rush Steve Owens 4 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
2 1974-09-22 NYJ W, 23-21 1 30 pass Rich Caster 30 yard pass from Joe Namath
3 1974-09-22 NYJ W, 23-21 2 24 fumble Jazz Jackson 24 yard fumble return (Bobby Howfield kick)
4 1974-09-22 NYJ W, 23-21 2 3 rush Emerson Boozer 3 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
5 1974-09-29 @ MIN W, 11-7 2 11 pass Stu Voigt 11 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton
6 1974-10-06 NOR L, 10-24 1 8 pass Alvin Maxson 8 yard pass from Archie Manning (Bill McClard kick)
7 1974-10-13 @ ATL W, 13-10 2 1 rush Bob Lee 1 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
8 1974-10-27 @ BUF W, 16-6 1 1 rush Larry Watkins 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
9 1974-11-03 MIN W, 17-0 3 35 pass John Gilliam 35 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
10 1974-11-03 MIN W, 17-0 4 4 pass Stu Voigt 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
11 1974-11-10 @ GNB W, 20-3 2 95 punt Steve Odom 95 yard punt return (Chester Marcol kick)
12 1974-11-10 @ GNB W, 20-3 4 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
13 1974-11-17 SFO W, 34-0 2 1 rush Tom Owen 1 yard rush
14 1974-11-17 SFO W, 34-0 2 68 pass Terry Beasley 68 yard pass from Tom Owen (Bruce Gossett kick)
15 1974-11-17 SFO W, 34-0 2 20 pass Ted Kwalick 20 yard pass from Tom Owen (Bruce Gossett kick)
16 1974-11-17 SFO W, 34-0 3 1 rush Sammy Johnson 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
17 1974-11-17 SFO W, 34-0 4 6 rush Delvin Williams 6 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
18 1974-11-24 @ DET W, 34-17 1 18 interception Levi Johnson 18 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
19 1974-11-24 @ DET W, 34-17 2 22 rush Altie Taylor 22 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
20 1974-11-24 @ DET W, 34-17 3 1 rush Steve Owens 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
21 1974-11-24 @ DET W, 34-17 4 2 rush Jimmie Jones 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
22 1974-12-01 NYG L, 13-16 1 13 pass Walker Gillette 13 yard pass from Craig Morton
23 1974-12-01 NYG L, 13-16 2 2 rush Doug Kotar 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
24 1974-12-08 @ SDG W, 28-21 2 21 pass Don Woods 21 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Dennis Partee kick)
25 1974-12-08 @ SDG W, 28-21 3 17 fumble Blenda Gay 17 yard fumble return (Dennis Partee kick)
26 1974-12-08 @ SDG W, 28-21 4 43 pass Harrison Davis 43 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Dennis Partee kick)
27 1974-12-08 @ SDG W, 28-21 4 1 rush Bo Matthews 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
28 1974-12-15 @ WAS W, 42-0 2 1 rush Larry Brown 1 yard rush (Mike Bragg kick)
29 1974-12-15 @ WAS W, 42-0 2 4 rush Larry Brown 4 yard rush (Mike Bragg kick)
30 1974-12-15 @ WAS W, 42-0 2 11 pass Charley Taylor 11 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Mike Bragg kick)
31 1974-12-15 @ WAS W, 42-0 3 13 pass Charley Taylor 13 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mike Bragg kick)
32 1974-12-15 @ WAS W, 42-0 4 14 rush Duane Thomas 14 yard rush (Mike Bragg kick)
33 1974-12-15 @ WAS W, 42-0 4 1 rush Charlie Evans 1 yard rush (Deacon Jones kick)