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1961 Chicago Bears (NFL) 3rd place Western Conference 8-6-0 .571
Head Coach: George Halas
Assistant CoachGeorge Allen
Assistant CoachPaddy Driscoll
Offensive LinePhil Handler
Assistant CoachLuke Johnsos
QuarterbacksSid Luckman
BackfieldChuck Mather
DefenseClark Shaughnessy
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1961AMontreal Alouettes34-16WMontreal, QCMcGill Stadium16293
Sat8/12/1961APhiladelphia Eagles10-38LHershey, PAHershey Stadium14554
Sat8/19/1961NWashington Redskins29-13WCharleston, WVJohnson Hagood Stadium8000
Sat8/26/1961AGreen Bay Packers14-24LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium42560
Sat9/2/1961NMinnesota Vikings30-7WCedar Rapids, IAKingston Stadium12500
Fri9/8/1961HPittsburgh Steelers24-21WChicago, ILSoldier Field45273
Sun9/17/1961AMinnesota Vikings13-37LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium32326
Sat9/23/1961ALos Angeles Rams21-17WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum53315
Sun10/1/1961AGreen Bay Packers0-24LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium56077
Sun10/8/1961ADetroit Lions31-17WDetroit, MITiger Stadium50521
Sun10/15/1961HBaltimore Colts24-10WChicago, ILWrigley Field48719
Sun10/22/1961HSan Francisco 49ers31-31WChicago, ILWrigley Field49070
Sun10/29/1961ABaltimore Colts21-20WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium57641
Sun11/5/1961APhiladelphia Eagles14-16LPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field60671
Sun11/12/1961HGreen Bay Packers28-31LChicago, ILWrigley Field49711
Sun11/19/1961ASan Francisco 49ers31-41LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium52932
Sun11/26/1961HLos Angeles Rams28-24WChicago, ILWrigley Field45965
Sun12/3/1961HDetroit Lions15-16LChicago, ILWrigley Field47394
Sun12/10/1961HCleveland Browns17-14WChicago, ILWrigley Field38717
Sun12/17/1961HMinnesota Vikings52-35WChicago, ILWrigley Field34539
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
39John AdamsFB-HB6-323524UCLA; Santa Monica JC; Los Angeles State13
79Art AndersonROT-LOT6-324425Idaho14
81Doug AtkinsRDE6-825731Tennessee14
49Charlie BivinsHB6-221223Morris Brown14
38Bill BrownFB5-1122523Illinois14
15Ed BrownQB-P-K6-220933Hartnell JC; San Francisco14
25J.C. CarolineLCB6-119028Illinois14
35Rick CasaresFB6-222630Florida13
46Angelo CoiaSE-FL6-220223Citadel; Southern California1111
60Roger DavisROG6-323623Syracuse14
89Mike DitkaTE6-322822Pittsburgh14
43Jim DooleyFL6-419831Miami (Florida)6
65Stan FanningLOT-ROT6-626724Idaho14
84Bo FarringtonSE6-321725Prairie View A&M11
31Joe FortunatoLLB6-022531Virginia Military Institute; Mississippi State14
28Willie GalimoreHB6-118726Florida A&M14
71Bill GeorgeMLB6-223732Wake Forest14
87Harlon HillRS6-319929North Alabama14
20Bobby JacksonDB6-119025Alabama9
78Stan JonesLOG6-125230Maryland14
67Ted KarrasLOG6-124027Indiana14
74Bob KilcullenLDE-RDE6-324525Texas Tech14
53Ken KirkC6-222923Mississippi10
54Roger LeClercRDT-LDT-K6-323625Trinity (Connecticut)14
70Herm LeeLOT-ROT6-324430Florida A&M14
86Pete ManningDB6-320824Wake Forest3
76John MellekasRDT6-325528Arizona14
47Johnny MorrisFL5-1018026California-Santa Barbara14
33Larry MorrisRLB6-222628Georgia Tech14
40Don MullinsQB6-119522Houston4
12Dick NormanQB6-320923Stanford3
17Richie PetitbonLS6-320623Loyola (Louisiana); Tulane14
50Mike PyleC6-324722Yale1414
36Jim SmithHB6-021525Compton CC3
24Rosey TaylorLS5-1118624Grambling State14
9Billy WadeQB6-220431Vanderbilt13
63Bob WetoskaROT-ROG6-324124Notre Dame14
23Dave WhitsellRCB6-018925Indiana14
75Fred WilliamsLDT6-424932Arkansas14
82Maury YoumansLDE6-625325Syracuse14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mike Ditka15EPittsburgh
Bill Brown220BIllinois
Claude Gibson333BNorth Carolina State
Ernie Ladd448TGrambling State
Keith Lincoln561BWashington State
George Fleming676BWashington
Mike Pyle789CYale
Ed Ryan8104BMichigan State
Bobby Bethune9117BMississippi State
Jason Harness10132EMichigan State
Sam Fewell11145TSouth Carolina
Howard Dyer12160QBVirginia Military Institute
Bob McLeod13173EAbilene Christian
Jim Tyrer14188TOhio State
Chuck Linning15201TMiami (Florida)
Wayne Frazier16216CAuburnFuture
Rossie Barfield17229ENorth Carolina Central
John Finn18244TLouisville
Ben Charles19257QBSouthern California
Gordon Mason20272BTennessee Tech
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals487575128
Opponents Totals92787458
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2391031132381719.50
Opponents Totals223801241986860
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mike Ditka120000072
Roger LeClerc0404197.6102441.7070
Rick Casares80000048
Willie Galimore70000042
Bo Farrington40000024
Johnny Morris40000024
Angelo Coia30000018
Billy Wade20000012
John Adams1000006
Charlie Bivins1000006
Ed Brown011100.01250.004
Bill George000010.000
Team Totals42414297.6112740.70326
Opponents Totals39363992.3102737.01302
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Ed Brown1250.00/1/0/0/0/
Bill George010.00/0/0/0/0/
Roger LeClerc102441.76/0/2/1/1/
Team Totals112740.76/1/2/1/1/
Opponents Totals102737.04/1/4/0/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Galimore1537074.660t4
Rick Casares1355884.4238
Billy Wade452555.7292
Charlie Bivins431884.4241
Bill Brown22813.7200
Johnny Morris8496.1210
Ed Brown13181.4130
Jim Smith362.050
John Adams14-2-0.110t1
Team Totals43618904.360t16
Opponents Totals40116524.110
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Billy Wade25013955.69822589.016.298t228.8135.2251200793.7
Ed Brown984646.9417427.616.184t44.11111.28865446.8
John Adams11100.001111.011.01100.000.00011112.5
Team Totals34918653.313930118.616.298t267.4246.9339267278.6
Opponents Totals39820952.516531647.915.1276.8246.0367279776.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Ditka56107619.276t12
Johnny Morris3654815.280t4
Willie Galimore3350215.284t3
Bo Farrington2134916.698t4
Angelo Coia1224920.864t3
Rick Casares8698.6310
Jim Dooley69015.0250
John Adams58016.0360
Charlie Bivins4-9-2.340
Harlon Hill35117.0230
Bill Brown263.0130
Team Totals186301116.298t26
Opponents Totals209316415.127
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Whitsell612320.5520
Richie Petitbon57114.2430
Harlon Hill35217.3240
J.C. Caroline34816.0280
Joe Fortunato33411.3160
Bill George3186.0130
Larry Morris12525.0250
Team Totals2437115.5520
Opponents Totals2434614.40
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Ed Brown58244842.2690
John Adams25628.0430
Team Totals60250441.769030236.7
Opponents Totals66281942.7170
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Morris231556.7160
Richie Petitbon294.570
Rosey Taylor144.040
Larry Morris122.020
Team Totals271706.3160
Opponents Totals2430212.61
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rosey Taylor1437927.1600
Charlie Bivins2566826.7780
Willie Galimore58216.4250
Bill Brown45413.5190
Johnny Morris24623.0250
Jim Smith11818.0180
Team Totals51124724.5780
Opponents Totals55121922.21
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
John Adams1112360
Doug Atkins0002200
Charlie Bivins100000
Bill Brown210100
Ed Brown120200
Rick Casares100000
Mike Ditka200000
Stan Fanning0010100
Bo Farrington100000
Joe Fortunato0001100
Willie Galimore820200
Bill George0002200
Harlon Hill0001100
Roger LeClerc0003300
John Mellekas0001100
Johnny Morris210130
Larry Morris0001100
Rosey Taylor110100
Billy Wade300000
Fred Williams0001100
Team Totals231491322390
Opponents Totals2213914230
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