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1953 Chicago Bears (NFL) 4th place Western Conference 3-8-1 .273
Head Coach: George Halas
BackfieldPaddy Driscoll
LinePhil Handler
Assistant CoachLuke Johnsos
DefenseClark Shaughnessy
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/15/1953APittsburgh Steelers10-29LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field26927
Sat8/22/1953APhiladelphia Eagles10-24LHershey, PAHershey Stadium13405
Sat8/29/1953NPittsburgh Steelers31-28WTulsa, OKSkelly Field12000
Thu9/3/1953NNew York Giants7-14LDes Moines, IADrake Stadium7500
Fri9/11/1953HCleveland Browns14-20LChicago, ILWrigley Field36796
Sun9/20/1953HChicago Cardinals14-13WChicago, ILWrigley Field25840
Sun9/27/1953ABaltimore Colts9-13LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium23715
Sun10/4/1953AGreen Bay Packers17-13WGreen Bay, WICity Stadium24835
Sun10/11/1953HBaltimore Colts14-16LChicago, ILWrigley Field35326
Sun10/18/1953HSan Francisco 49ers28-35LChicago, ILWrigley Field36909
Sun10/25/1953ALos Angeles Rams24-38LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum49546
Sun11/1/1953ASan Francisco 49ers14-24LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium26308
Sun11/8/1953HGreen Bay Packers21-21TChicago, ILWrigley Field39899
Sun11/15/1953AWashington Redskins27-24WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium21392
Sun11/22/1953HDetroit Lions16-20LChicago, ILWrigley Field36165
Sun11/29/1953HLos Angeles Rams24-21WChicago, ILWrigley Field31626
Sun12/6/1953ADetroit Lions7-13LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium58056
Sun12/13/1953HChicago Cardinals17-24LChicago, ILWrigley Field38059
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
46Billy AndersonRDH-ROH6'019824Compton CC12
53Billy AutreyC6'322020Stephen F. Austin State7
68Johnny BadaczewskiLOG6'123531Western Reserve12
73Bill BishopRDT6'424822North Texas12
16George BlandaQB-P6'121026Kentucky12
32Leon CampbellROH6'019926Arkansas11
71George ConnorLOT6'324028Holy Cross; Notre Dame12
78Art DavisROT-LOT6'223524Alabama State7
62Frank DempseyLLB6'323528Florida11
43Jim DooleyLOE6'419823Miami (Florida)12
34Kayo DottleyFB6'120025Mississippi10
21George FignerCB6'018522Colorado5
35Bobby Jack FloydFB-ROH6'021024Texas Christian6
72Bill GeorgeROG-K6'223724Wake Forest12
74Kline GilbertROT6'223323Mississippi12
51Wayne HansenC6'223125Texas-El Paso12
65Johnny HatleyROG6'324923Baylor; Sul Ross State10
60John HelwigRDH6'220826Notre Dame12
82Dick HensleyLOE-LDE6'421326Kentucky11
89John HoffmanROH-FB6'221528Arkansas12
6Don KindtRS-LS6'120728Wisconsin12
58John KreamcheckMG-LDT6'525527William & Mary12
48Howie LivingstonDH6'118331Fullerton JC50
28Loyd LoweCB-LOH5'1015525North Texas7
25Eddie MaconLOH-DH6'017726Pacific12
83Bill McCollROE6'423023Stanford12
15Fred MorrisonFB-P6'221527Ohio State12
55Bob MoserC-ROT6'323825Pacific6
10Tommy O'ConnellQB5'1118723Notre Dame; Illinois12
47Rex ProctorRS5'1018024Rice33
12Steve RomanikQB6'119029Villanova1
33Jerry ShipkeyRLB6'121328Southern California; UCLA8
7Ed SprinkleRDE6'120630Hardin-Simmons; Navy12
45Billy StoneLOH-ROH6'019128Bradley12
14Willie ThrowerQB5'1118223Michigan State30
84Gerry WeatherlyRLB6'521825Rice12
22S.J. WhitmanLS5'1118527Tulsa10
88Bill WightkinLDE-LOE6'223526Notre Dame12
75Fred WilliamsLDT-MG6'424924Arkansas12
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Billy Anderson16BCompton JC
Zeke Bratkowski217QBGeorgiaFuture
Bill Rowekamp330BMissouri
Joe Koch442BWake Forest
Stan Jones555TMarylandFuture
Art DeCarlo666BGeorgia
Kline Gilbert669TMississippifrom SF
Bucky McElroy776BSouthern Mississippifrom WAS
Don Bingham779BSul Ross State
John Kreamcheck890TWilliam & Mary
Bruno Ashley9103TTexas A&M-Commerce
Jimmy Moore10114BFlorida A&M
Ralph Charney11126BKentuckyfrom PIT
Jim Slowey11127CGeorgetown (DC)
Jim Lawrence12138TDuke
Larry Strickland13151CNorth Texas
Harland Carl14162BWisconsin
Ralph Jecha15175GNorthwestern
John Hatley16186TSul Ross State
Bob Beal17199ECalifornia
Jim Shirley18210BClemson
Bill Byrus19223TIowa State
Tom Mahin20234TTampa
Wayne Martin21247ETexas Christian
Wayne Wood22258TMemphis
Jim Mask23271EMississippi
Paul Hatcher24282CCowley County CC
Clyde Pickard25295GWake Forest
Bob Evans26306TPennsylvania
Marv Wahlin27319BArizona State
Jim Caldwell28330TTennessee State
Jack Lewis29343EWake Forest
Bill Brehany30354QBVirginia Military Institute
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals86501468
Opponents Totals60934762
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals214791191661530
Opponents Totals213941091079711
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
George Blanda02727100.072035.0048
Billy Stone60000036
Bill McColl50000030
Jim Dooley40000024
John Hoffman40000024
Eddie Macon30000018
Fred Morrison20000012
Kayo Dottley1000006
Don Kindt1000006
Ed Sprinkle1000006
Bill Wightkin1000006
Dick Hensley0000012
Bill George000010.000
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals28272896.472133.31218
Opponents Totals33313393.9113036.70262
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
George Blanda72035.01/3/1/2/0/
Bill George010.00/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals72133.31/3/1/2/0/
Opponents Totals113036.73/2/4/1/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Fred Morrison953073.2172
Billy Stone721692.3282
Kayo Dottley581502.6121
Leon Campbell221305.9390
Eddie Macon401303.3171
John Hoffman32953.034t3
Bobby Jack Floyd16704.4160
George Blanda24622.6160
Tommy O'Connell7162.3170
Steve Romanik100.000
Team Totals36711293.1399
Opponents Totals43717764.115
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
George Blanda36216946.717021646.012.872143.9236.4110205452.3
Tommy O'Connell673349.3304376.513.24011.546.01442350.4
Willie Thrower8337.54273.49.01200.0112.59187.8
Steve Romanik8112.5591.19.0900.0225.0540.0
Eddie Macon100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals44620646.221026375.912.872153.4306.7138249948.4
Opponents Totals36417447.817625307.014.5143.8143.8154237667.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Dooley5384115.9724
Bill McColl3645312.655t4
Billy Stone3437611.1514
John Hoffman2834112.2401
Fred Morrison1621413.4440
Bobby Jack Floyd9637.0160
Eddie Macon6244.010t2
Leon Campbell57414.8470
Kayo Dottley5214.280
Dick Hensley411729.3500
Loyd Lowe4348.5110
Billy Anderson33311.0160
Bill Wightkin22211.0130
George Connor11717.0170
George Blanda077L0
Team Totals206263712.87215
Opponents Totals174253014.514
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Don Kindt617228.767t1
S.J. Whitman23618.0300
Bill Bishop13030.0300
John Hoffman12727.0270
Gerry Weatherly11313.0130
Loyd Lowe166.060
George Figner144.040
Rex Proctor144.040
Team Totals1429220.967t1
Opponents Totals3044915.03
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Fred Morrison65276642.6652
Billy Anderson14646.0460
Team Totals66281242.665023439.1
Opponents Totals73266536.5143
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Eddie Macon17684.0150
Loyd Lowe15513.4280
Billy Stone4123.0100
Billy Anderson177.070
Frank Dempsey155.050
Team Totals381433.8280
Opponents Totals342346.91
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Eddie Macon1337328.7700
Leon Campbell1945523.9410
Billy Anderson512725.4280
Fred Morrison44310.8140
John Hoffman23216.0170
Loyd Lowe12626.0260
George Connor12121.0210
John Helwig11212.0120
Ed Sprinkle100.000
Bill Wightkin100.000
Team Totals48108922.7700
Opponents Totals3684423.40
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bill Bishop0002200
George Blanda311200
Leon Campbell310100
George Connor0001100
Frank Dempsey00022100
Jim Dooley120200
Kayo Dottley420200
Bobby Jack Floyd100000
Wayne Hansen0001100
John Helwig0001100
Dick Hensley0001180
John Hoffman202200
Don Kindt0003300
John Kreamcheck0001100
Loyd Lowe100000
Eddie Macon210100
Bill McColl210101
Fred Morrison200000
Bob Moser0001100
Tommy O'Connell300000
Ed Sprinkle111200
Billy Stone710160
Gerry Weatherly0003300
Bill Wightkin0010101
Fred Williams0002200
Team Totals3221112334242
Opponents Totals34231121320
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