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1975 Chicago Bears

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4-10-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -11.5, Offense: -4.9, Defense: -6.6, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 191 points (13.6/g), 24th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 379 points (27.1/g), 25th.
 Differential of -188 points (-13.4/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 2.3-11.7.

Coach: Jack Pardee (4-10-0)

Stadium: Soldier Field
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

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 191 3492 829 4.2 40 17 17 190 191 356 1839 9 23 4.7 99 441 1653 11 3.7 74
Team Defense 379 4576 981 4.7 27 14 21 282 208 399 2506 22 13 5.8 143 547 2070 25 3.8 118
Lg Rank Offense 24 24 18 13 26 17 24 23 17 23 22 22 21 21
Lg Rank Defense 25 17 23 17 20 20 18 22 23 19 19 17 25 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 21 boxscore L 0-1 Baltimore Colts 7 35 6 121 74 47 2 26 304 136 168
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-1 Philadelphia Eagles 15 13 14 294 161 133 2 21 327 199 128 2
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 28 10 192 89 103 2 23 355 215 140 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-3 @ Detroit Lions 7 27 16 238 193 45 5 21 320 193 127 1
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 3 34 16 242 46 196 1 25 303 146 157
6 Mon October 27 boxscore L 1-5 Minnesota Vikings 9 13 11 216 79 137 3 18 331 181 150 1
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L 1-6 Miami Dolphins 13 46 16 283 190 93 2 20 439 316 123 1
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 2-6 Green Bay Packers 27 14 15 261 113 148 3 13 309 268 41 3
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 2-7 @ San Francisco 49ers 3 31 11 200 44 156 2 21 335 102 233 3
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 2-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 10 38 12 216 111 105 3 17 340 141 199 1
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L 2-9 @ Green Bay Packers 7 28 11 132 44 88 6 22 309 116 193 4
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 3-9 Detroit Lions 25 21 15 313 173 140 4 19 345 192 153 3
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L 3-10 St. Louis Cardinals 20 34 18 326 259 67 2 19 362 172 190 1
14 Sun December 21 boxscore W 4-10 @ New Orleans Saints 42 17 19 458 263 195 3 17 197 129 68 5

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 24 QB 14 9 2-7-0 114 205 55.6% 1083 3 1.5 9 4.4 49 5.3 3.6 9.5 77.4 57.0 16 168 4.14 2.58 7.2 1 1
7 Bob Avellini 22 qb 8 4 2-2-0 67 126 53.2% 942 6 4.8 11 8.7 57 7.5 4.5 14.1 117.8 57.0 13 144 5.74 3.04 9.4 1 1
10 Bobby Douglass 28 qb 1 1 0-1-0 8 20 40.0% 87 0 0.0 2 10.0 34 4.4 -0.2 10.9 87.0 14.0 2 13 3.36 -0.73 9.1
20 Mike Adamle 26 rb 14 7 2 2 100.0% 57 0 0.0 0 0.0 44 28.5 28.5 28.5 4.1 118.7 1 5 17.33 17.33 33.3
27 Bob Grim 30 WR 14 13 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 25 P/TE 14 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
34 Walter Payton 22 RB 13 7 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 25.5 14 4-10-0 191 356 53.7% 2169 9 2.5 23 6.5 57 6.1 3.7 11.4 154.9 53.7 32 330 4.74 2.54 8.2 2 2
Opp Total 14 208 399 52.1% 2825 22 5.5 13 3.3 7.1 6.72 13.6 201.8 79.8 35 319 5.8 5.4 8.1

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
34 Walter Payton 22 RB 13 7 196 679 7 54 3.5 52.2 15.1 33 213 6.5 0 40 2.5 16.4 892 7 9
35 Roland Harper 22 FB 13 10 100 453 1 32 4.5 34.8 7.7 27 191 7.1 0 27 2.1 14.7 644 1 3
20 Mike Adamle 26 rb 14 7 94 353 1 21 3.8 25.2 6.7 15 111 7.4 0 25 1.1 7.9 464 1 4
37 Cid Edwards 32 8 4 27 73 0 16 2.7 9.1 3.4 11 86 7.8 1 14 1.4 10.8 159 1 1
22 Johnny Musso 25 2 0 6 33 0 16 5.5 16.5 3.0 33 0 0
10 Bobby Douglass 28 qb 1 1 5 34 1 18 6.8 34.0 5.0 34 1 0
19 Gary Huff 24 QB 14 9 5 7 0 10 1.4 0.5 0.4 7 0 4
80 Bo Rather 25 WR 14 14 4 24 0 18 6.0 1.7 0.3 39 685 17.6 2 54 2.8 48.9 709 2 2
7 Bob Avellini 22 qb 8 4 4 -3 1 1 -0.8 -0.4 0.5 -3 1 2
27 Bob Grim 30 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 374 13.4 2 57 2.0 26.7 374 2 0
88 Greg Latta 23 te 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 202 12.6 3 34 1.1 14.4 202 3 1
86 Bob Parsons 25 P/TE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 184 14.2 1 38 0.9 13.1 184 1 2
85 Steve Schubert 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 68 13.6 0 16 0.4 5.7 68 0 1
43 George Farmer 27 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 32 16.0 0 17 1.0 16.0 32 0 0
65 Noah Jackson 24 LG 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 1.2 17 0 0
75 Jeff Sevy 25 RT 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 6 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 441 1653 11 54 3.7 118.1 31.5 191 2169 11.4 9 57 13.6 154.9 3822 20 35
Opp Total 14 547 2070 25 3.8 147.9 39.1 208 2506 12.0 22 14.9 179.0 4576 47 29

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 Virgil Livers 23 KR/PR/RCB 14 7 42 456 0 39 10.9 26 529 0 40 20.3 985
85 Steve Schubert 24 12 0 6 33 0 16 5.5 9 146 0 25 16.2 247
34 Walter Payton 22 RB 13 7 14 444 0 70 31.7 1336
43 Earl Douthitt 23 9 0 13 333 0 64 25.6 333
31 Bill Knox 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 4 67 0 21 16.8 67
35 Roland Harper 22 FB 13 10 4 67 0 18 16.8 711
46 Doug Plank 22 SS 14 14 3 23 0 12 7.7 23
20 Mike Adamle 26 rb 14 7 1 27 0 27 27.0 491
68 Jim Osborne 26 dt 12 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
80 Bo Rather 25 WR 14 14 1 6 0 6 6.0 715
33 Ted Vactor 31 4 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 25
Team Total 25.5 14 52 512 0 39 9.8 74 1644 0 70 22.2 5978
Opp Total 14 49 302 0 6.2 43 893 0 20.8

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 25 P/TE 14 10 93 3625 60 0 39.0
16 Bob Thomas 23 K 14 0 7 3 6 5 7 4 3 1 23 13 56.5%% 22 18 81.8%%
34 Walter Payton 22 RB 13 7 1 39 39 0 39.0
Team Total 25.5 14 7 3 6 5 7 4 3 1 23 13 56.5%% 22 18 81.8%% 94 3664 60 0 39.0
Opp Total 14 18 14 77.8%% 48 47 97.9%% 86 3560 41.4

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 Virgil Livers 23 KR/PR/RCB 14 7 2 40 1 40 0 0 5 3 0 0
34 Walter Payton 22 RB 13 7 0 9 1 0 0
20 Mike Adamle 26 rb 14 7 0 4 1 0 0
45 Craig Clemons 26 FS 14 14 2 109 1 76 0 0 0 3 3 0
35 Roland Harper 22 FB 13 10 0 3 1 0 0
19 Gary Huff 24 QB 14 9 0 4 0 0 0
88 Greg Latta 23 te 14 4 0 1 3 0 0
86 Bob Parsons 25 P/TE 14 10 0 2 2 -34 0
7 Bob Avellini 22 qb 8 4 0 2 1 0 0
50 Waymond Bryant 23 mlb/RLB 13 13 0 0 3 0 0
80 Bo Rather 25 WR 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
55 Doug Buffone 31 LLB 14 13 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Earl Douthitt 23 9 0 0 1 1 17 0
48 Allan Ellis 24 LCB 14 14 2 4 0 4 0
54 Larry Ely 28 MLB 12 10 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Mike Hartenstine 22 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 5 0 1
46 Doug Plank 22 SS 14 14 2 50 0 29 0
85 Steve Schubert 24 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
52 John Babinecz 25 lb 14 1 1 15 0 15 0
37 Cid Edwards 32 8 4 0 1 0 0 0
59 Carl Gersbach 28 10 0 1 4 0 4 0
30 Jimmy Gunn 27 4 2 1 5 0 5 0
84 Richard Harris 27 RDE 12 8 0 0 1 0 0
65 Noah Jackson 24 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
31 Bill Knox 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Mark Nordquist 30 RG 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
53 Dan Peiffer 24 C 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
75 Jeff Sevy 25 RT 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 13 241 2 76 0 0 35 31 -9 0 1
Opp Total 14 32 29 15 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
16 Bob Thomas 23 K 14 0 18 13 57
34 Walter Payton 22 RB 13 7 7 7 42
88 Greg Latta 23 te 14 4 3 3 18
27 Bob Grim 30 WR 14 13 2 2 12
80 Bo Rather 25 WR 14 14 2 2 12
20 Mike Adamle 26 rb 14 7 1 1 6
7 Bob Avellini 22 qb 8 4 1 1 6
45 Craig Clemons 26 FS 14 14 1 1 6
10 Bobby Douglass 28 qb 1 1 1 1 6
37 Cid Edwards 32 8 4 1 1 6
35 Roland Harper 22 FB 13 10 1 1 6
24 Virgil Livers 23 KR/PR/RCB 14 7 1 1 6
86 Bob Parsons 25 P/TE 14 10 1 1 6
73 Mike Hartenstine 22 LDE 14 14 1 2
Team Total 25.5 14 11 9 2 22 18 13 1 191
Opp Total 14 25 22 1 47 14 1 379

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 BAL L, 7-35 3 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
2 1975-09-28 PHI W, 15-13 2 7 pass Cid Edwards 7 yard pass from Gary Huff
3 1975-10-12 @ DET L, 7-27 4 7 pass Bob Grim 7 yard pass from Gary Huff (Bob Thomas kick)
4 1975-10-27 MIN L, 9-13 1 14 rush Mike Adamle 14 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
5 1975-11-02 MIA L, 13-46 3 4 rush Walter Payton 4 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
6 1975-11-09 GNB W, 27-14 1 12 pass Bob Parsons 12 yard pass from Gary Huff (Bob Thomas kick)
7 1975-11-09 GNB W, 27-14 2 5 rush Walter Payton 5 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
8 1975-11-09 GNB W, 27-14 3 76 interception Craig Clemons 76 yard interception return (Bob Thomas kick)
9 1975-11-23 @ RAM L, 10-38 4 32 pass Bo Rather 32 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
10 1975-11-30 @ GNB L, 7-28 3 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
11 1975-12-07 DET W, 25-21 1 4 rush Walter Payton 4 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
12 1975-12-07 DET W, 25-21 3 5 rush Walter Payton 5 yard rush
13 1975-12-07 DET W, 25-21 4 27 rush Roland Harper 27 yard rush
14 1975-12-14 STL L, 20-34 4 24 pass Bob Grim 24 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
15 1975-12-14 STL L, 20-34 4 10 rush Walter Payton 10 yard rush
16 1975-12-14 STL L, 20-34 4 48 pass Bo Rather 48 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
17 1975-12-21 @ NOR W, 42-17 1 1 rush Bob Avellini 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
18 1975-12-21 @ NOR W, 42-17 2 13 pass Greg Latta 13 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
19 1975-12-21 @ NOR W, 42-17 2 5 pass Greg Latta 5 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
20 1975-12-21 @ NOR W, 42-17 3 40 interception Virgil Livers 40 yard interception return (Bob Thomas kick)
21 1975-12-21 @ NOR W, 42-17 4 20 pass Greg Latta 20 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
22 1975-12-21 @ NOR W, 42-17 4 54 rush Walter Payton 54 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 BAL W, 35-7 2 1 rush Roosevelt Leaks 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
2 1975-09-21 BAL W, 35-7 2 4 pass Glenn Doughty 4 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
3 1975-09-21 BAL W, 35-7 2 1 rush Don McCauley 1 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
4 1975-09-21 BAL W, 35-7 3 7 pass Glenn Doughty 7 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
5 1975-09-21 BAL W, 35-7 4 3 rush Don McCauley 3 yard rush (Toni Linhart kick)
6 1975-09-28 PHI L, 13-15 4 14 pass Harold Carmichael 14 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Horst Muhlmann kick)
7 1975-10-05 @ MIN W, 28-3 1 9 pass John Gilliam 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
8 1975-10-05 @ MIN W, 28-3 1 2 rush Chuck Foreman 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
9 1975-10-05 @ MIN W, 28-3 2 15 pass Stu Voigt 15 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
10 1975-10-05 @ MIN W, 28-3 4 4 pass Stu Voigt 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
11 1975-10-12 @ DET W, 27-7 2 11 pass Charlie Sanders 11 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
12 1975-10-12 @ DET W, 27-7 2 14 pass Ray Jarvis 14 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
13 1975-10-12 @ DET W, 27-7 3 12 pass Jon Staggers 12 yard pass from Bill Munson
14 1975-10-12 @ DET W, 27-7 4 15 rush Horace King 15 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
15 1975-10-19 @ PIT W, 34-3 2 1 rush Reggie Harrison 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
16 1975-10-19 @ PIT W, 34-3 3 3 rush Franco Harris 3 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
17 1975-10-19 @ PIT W, 34-3 4 3 rush Rocky Bleier 3 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
18 1975-10-19 @ PIT W, 34-3 4 1 rush Terry Bradshaw 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
19 1975-10-27 MIN W, 13-9 2 45 pass Jim Lash 45 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
20 1975-11-02 MIA W, 46-13 1 1 rush Benny Malone 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
21 1975-11-02 MIA W, 46-13 2 20 pass Norm Bulaich 20 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
22 1975-11-02 MIA W, 46-13 3 79 pass Nat Moore 79 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
23 1975-11-02 MIA W, 46-13 4 58 pass Freddie Solomon 58 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
24 1975-11-02 MIA W, 46-13 4 29 pass Howard Twilley 29 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Garo Yepremian kick)
25 1975-11-09 GNB L, 14-27 2 42 pass Steve Odom 42 yard pass from Don Milan (Joe Danelo kick)
26 1975-11-09 GNB L, 14-27 4 18 pass Barry Smith 18 yard pass from Carlos Brown (Joe Danelo kick)
27 1975-11-16 @ SFO W, 31-3 2 18 pass Gene Washington 18 yard pass from Steve Spurrier (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
28 1975-11-16 @ SFO W, 31-3 4 3 rush Larry Schreiber 3 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
29 1975-11-16 @ SFO W, 31-3 4 10 fumble Tommy Hart 10 yard fumble return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
30 1975-11-16 @ SFO W, 31-3 4 1 rush Sammy Johnson 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
31 1975-11-23 @ RAM W, 38-10 1 43 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 43 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
32 1975-11-23 @ RAM W, 38-10 1 4 rush Jim Bertelsen 4 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
33 1975-11-23 @ RAM W, 38-10 2 1 rush John Cappelletti 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
34 1975-11-23 @ RAM W, 38-10 3 13 pass Harold Jackson 13 yard pass from James Harris (Tom Dempsey kick)
35 1975-11-23 @ RAM W, 38-10 4 30 rush John Cappelletti 30 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
36 1975-11-30 @ GNB W, 28-7 1 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
37 1975-11-30 @ GNB W, 28-7 2 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
38 1975-11-30 @ GNB W, 28-7 2 14 pass Steve Odom 14 yard pass from Willard Harrell (Joe Danelo kick)
39 1975-11-30 @ GNB W, 28-7 2 8 rush John Brockington 8 yard rush (Joe Danelo kick)
40 1975-12-07 DET L, 21-25 1 1 rush Altie Taylor 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
41 1975-12-07 DET L, 21-25 3 15 pass Marlin Briscoe 15 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
42 1975-12-07 DET L, 21-25 4 59 pass Marlin Briscoe 59 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
43 1975-12-14 STL W, 34-20 1 16 pass Steve Jones 16 yard pass from Jim Hart (Roger Wehrli run)
44 1975-12-14 STL W, 34-20 2 2 rush Jim Otis 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
45 1975-12-14 STL W, 34-20 3 2 rush Steve Jones 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
46 1975-12-14 STL W, 34-20 3 1 rush Jim Otis 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
47 1975-12-21 @ NOR L, 17-42 2 6 rush Rod McNeill 6 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
48 1975-12-21 @ NOR L, 17-42 4 1 rush Andrew Jones 1 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)