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1959 Chicago Bears (NFL) 2nd place Western Conference 8-4-0 .667
Head Coach: George Halas
Assistant CoachGeorge Allen
Assistant CoachPaddy Driscoll
LinePhil Handler
Assistant CoachLuke Johnsos
QuarterbacksSid Luckman
BackfieldChuck Mather
DefenseClark Shaughnessy
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/15/1959AGreen Bay Packers19-16WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium28286
Sat8/22/1959NPhiladelphia Eagles24-21WLynn, MAManning Bowl
Sat8/29/1959NPittsburgh Steelers54-17WHouston, TXJeppesen Stadium28000
Sat9/5/1959NWashington Redskins52-14WJacksonville, FLGator Bowl28245
Fri9/11/1959HNew York Giants18-6WChicago, ILSoldier Field43485
Sat9/19/1959ACleveland Browns31-33LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium25316
Sun9/27/1959AGreen Bay Packers6-9LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium32150
Sat10/3/1959ABaltimore Colts26-21WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium57557
Sun10/11/1959HLos Angeles Rams21-28LChicago, ILWrigley Field47036
Sun10/18/1959HBaltimore Colts7-21LChicago, ILWrigley Field48430
Sun10/25/1959ASan Francisco 49ers17-20LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium59045
Sun11/1/1959ALos Angeles Rams26-21WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum77943
Sun11/8/1959HGreen Bay Packers28-17WChicago, ILWrigley Field46205
Sun11/15/1959HSan Francisco 49ers14-3WChicago, ILWrigley Field44406
Sun11/22/1959ADetroit Lions24-14WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium54059
Sun11/29/1959AChicago Cardinals31-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field48687
Sun12/6/1959HPittsburgh Steelers27-21WChicago, ILWrigley Field41476
Sun12/13/1959HDetroit Lions25-14WChicago, ILWrigley Field40890
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
39John AdamsFB6-323522UCLA; Santa Monica JC; Los Angeles State120
81Doug AtkinsRDE6-825729Tennessee1212
89John AveniK6-321224Indiana120
24Erich BarnesRDH-LS6-220124Purdue1212
73Bill BishopRDT6-424828North Texas1212
45Don BishopDB6-220925Los Angeles CC10
12Zeke BratkowskiQB6-420428Georgia122
15Ed BrownQB-P6-220931Hartnell JC; San Francisco1210
14Rudy BukichQB6-120229Iowa; Southern California50
25J.C. CarolineLDH6-119026Illinois1212
35Rick CasaresFB-P6-222628Florida1212
50John DamoreC6-022826Northwestern80
88Willard DewveallROE6-422423Southern Methodist116
43Jim DooleyROH-OE6-419829Miami (Florida)1210
36Merrill DouglasROH-LOH-FB6-020423Utah121
31Joe FortunatoLLB6-022529Virginia Military Institute; Mississippi State1212
28Willie GalimoreROH-LOH6-118724Florida A&M122
61Bill GeorgeMLB6-223730Wake Forest1212
67Abe GibronLOG5-1124334Valparaiso; Purdue1212
60Don HealyLOG-ROG6-325923Maryland120
87Harlon HillLOE6-319927North Alabama1110
54Chuck HowleyLB6-322823West Virginia30
20Jack JohnsonRS-P6-319826Miami (Florida)66
49Pete JohnsonS6-220022Virginia Military Institute70
78Stan JonesROG6-125228Maryland1212
79Dick KleinROT6-425525Georgia; Iowa1212
70Herm LeeLOT6-324428Florida A&M1212
71Earl LeggettLDE6-326426Hinds CC; Louisiana State1212
83Bill McCollROE-LOE6-423029Stanford127
76John MellekasC6-325526Arizona129
47Johnny MorrisLOH5-1018024California-Santa Barbara1212
33Larry MorrisRLB6-222626Georgia Tech129
72Ed NicklaLDT-LDE6-324026Tennessee; Maryland121
17Richie PetitbonLS-RDH6-320621Loyola (Louisiana); Tulane1212
69Bill RoehneltRLB6-122723Bradley123
55Larry StricklandC6-424828Tyler JC; North Texas33
26Charlie SumnerRS6-119429William & Mary126
32Lionel TaylorLOE6-221524New Mexico Highlands80
75Fred WilliamsLDT6-424930Arkansas1111
48Vic ZuccoDB6-018724Wayne State (Michigan); Michigan State20
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Don Clark17BOhio State
Richie Petitbon221QBTulane
Pete Johnson332BVirginia Military Institute
John Adams557BLos Angeles State
Fred Cole668GMaryland
Jim Tucker775ETennessee-Chattanoogafrom PHI
Dick Clark892BBaylor
Willie Smith894TMichiganfrom NYG
Maury Youmans9105TSyracuse
Bobby Coronado10116EPacific
Ed Gray11129TNorth Texas
Justin Rowland12140ETexas Christian
Gene Jones13153BRice
Joe Robb14164TTexas Christian
Roger LeClerc15177CTrinity (Connecticut)Future
Don Redding16188TNorth Carolina
Willie Neal17201BJackson State
Ken Asbury18212BMissouri Valley
Chris Plain19225TStanford
Tony Carcaterra20236EElon
Donnie Stone21249BArkansas
Lennie Rubal22260BWilliam & Mary
Bob Haller23273TTruman State
Bobby Spain24284TBaylor
Tom Huhn25297CSt. Joseph's (Indiana)
Bob Kunde26308TCapital
John Aveni27321EIndiana
Bob Williams28332BNotre Dame
Eddie Southern29345ETexas
Cliff Jackson30356BNorth Carolina Central
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals62927127
Opponents Totals21344596
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals190691101166597
Opponents Totals20895912262553
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rick Casares120000072
John Aveni0283287.5101952.6058
Willard Dewveall30000018
Jim Dooley30000018
Willie Galimore30000018
Harlon Hill30000018
Johnny Morris30000018
Merrill Douglas20000012
Ed Brown1000006
Larry Morris1000006
Richie Petitbon1000006
Earl Leggett0000012
Team Totals32283287.5101952.61252
Opponents Totals262626100.041723.51196
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
John Aveni101952.63/2/2/3/0/
Team Totals101952.63/2/2/3/0/
Opponents Totals41723.51/1/1/1/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Rick Casares1776993.94710
Johnny Morris873123.6330
Willie Galimore581993.4361
Ed Brown331083.3481
Zeke Bratkowski78612.3410
Merrill Douglas24472.092
Rudy Bukich100.000
Harlon Hill100.000
John Adams4-13-3.380
Team Totals39214383.75314
Opponents Totals42917834.211
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Ed Brown24712550.611218817.615.088t135.3104.0162171976.7
Zeke Bratkowski623150.0264036.513.023.258.12537848.0
Rick Casares100.0000.000.01100.013-130.0
Team Totals31015650.313822847.414.688t154.8165.2211207369.3
Opponents Totals33314443.216721476.414.9144.2226.6254189351.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Dooley4158014.1413
Harlon Hill3657816.188t3
Rick Casares2727310.143t2
Willard Dewveall2042021.076t3
Johnny Morris1319715.251t2
Willie Galimore1012512.534t2
Bill McColl89411.8260
Merrill Douglas11717.0170
Team Totals156228414.688t15
Opponents Totals144214714.914
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Erich Barnes56713.4290
J.C. Caroline5142.880
Richie Petitbon35217.333t1
Charlie Sumner3227.3150
Bill George22010.0200
Joe Fortunato2105.060
Larry Morris11414.0140
Jack Johnson100.000
Team Totals221999.033t1
Opponents Totals16966.00
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Ed Brown64263441.2660
Rick Casares313946.3710
Jack Johnson13232.0320
Team Totals68280541.371036036.0
Opponents Totals61257942.3243
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Morris1417112.278t1
Richie Petitbon11726.6170
Vic Zucco100.000
Team Totals262439.478t1
Opponents Totals463607.81
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Morris1743825.8580
Willie Galimore1122920.8330
Richie Petitbon46817.0280
Bill Roehnelt100.000
Team Totals3373522.3580
Opponents Totals3875419.80
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Erich Barnes0011200
Bill Bishop0001100
Ed Brown7101-30
J.C. Caroline100000
Rick Casares700000
John Damore0001100
Willard Dewveall00112-30
Joe Fortunato0003300
Willie Galimore410100
Bill George0001100
Harlon Hill101100
Chuck Howley0001100
Stan Jones00101-30
Dick Klein120200
Earl Leggett0001100
John Mellekas0010100
Johnny Morris321400
Larry Morris0011191
Richie Petitbon100000
Charlie Sumner102200
Fred Williams0002200
Team Totals2616101727371
Opponents Totals38172116370
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