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1965 Chicago Bears (NFL) 3rd place Western Conference 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: George Halas
DefenseGeorge Allen
Assistant CoachJim Dooley
Offensive LineAbe Gibron
Defensive LinePhil Handler
Assistant CoachLuke Johnsos
QuarterbacksSid Luckman
BackfieldChuck Mather
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/12/1965AWashington Redskins31-30WWashington, DCD.C. Stadium45142
Sat8/21/1965AGreen Bay Packers14-31LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47006
Sat8/28/1965NLos Angeles Rams28-14WNashville, TNDudley Field20500
Fri9/3/1965HSt. Louis Cardinals3-25LChicago, ILSoldier Field52648
Sat9/11/1965NDallas Cowboys21-34LTulsa, OKSkelly Field33525
Sun9/19/1965ASan Francisco 49ers24-52LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium33211
Sat9/25/1965ALos Angeles Rams28-30LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum36359
Sun10/3/1965AGreen Bay Packers14-23LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field50852
Sun10/10/1965HLos Angeles Rams31-6WDetroit, MITiger Stadium45760
Sun10/17/1965AMinnesota Vikings45-37WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47426
Sun10/24/1965HDetroit Lions38-10WChicago, ILWrigley Field45658
Sun10/31/1965HGreen Bay Packers31-10WChicago, ILWrigley Field45664
Sun11/7/1965HBaltimore Colts21-26LChicago, ILWrigley Field45656
Sun11/14/1965HSt. Louis Cardinals34-13WChicago, ILWrigley Field45663
Sun11/21/1965ADetroit Lions17-10WDetroit, MITiger Stadium51499
Sun11/28/1965ANew York Giants35-14WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62933
Sun12/5/1965ABaltimore Colts13-0WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium60238
Sun12/12/1965HSan Francisco 49ers61-20WChicago, ILWrigley Field46278
Sun12/19/1965HMinnesota Vikings17-24LChicago, ILWrigley Field46604
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
21Jon ArnettHB5'1119730Southern California14
81Doug AtkinsRDE6'825735Tennessee14
49Charlie BivinsTE6'221227Morris Brown14
10Rudy BukichQB6'120235Iowa; Southern California14
20Ronnie BullFB6'020025Baylor13
51Dick ButkusMLB6'324423Illinois14
72Jim CadileROG6'323925San Jose CC; San Jose State1414
25J.C. CarolineDB6'119032Illinois2
89Mike DitkaTE6'322826Pittsburgh1414
79Dick EveyLDE6'223824Tennessee1414
31Joe FortunatoLLB6'022535Virginia Military Institute; Mississippi State14
61Bill GeorgeLB6'223736Wake Forest2
43Larry GlueckDB6'019024Villanova12
45Dick GordonSE5'1119021Michigan State14
88Bobby Joe GreenP5'1117529Florida140
76John JohnsonLDT6'526024Indiana14
80Jimmy JonesSE6'218924Trinidad State JC; Wisconsin13
78Stan JonesLOT-LDT6'125234Maryland6
74Bob KilcullenLDT6'324529Texas Tech8
32Ralph KurekFB6'221022Wisconsin14
83Roger LeClercC-K-LB6'323629Trinity (Connecticut)14
70Herm LeeLOT6'324434Florida A&M14
57Dick LeeuwenburgOT6'524223Stanford9
71Earl LeggettRDT6'326432Hinds CC; Louisiana State14
48Andy LivingstonHB6'023421Phoenix JC14
34Joe MarconiFB6'222531West Virginia14
85Billy MartinTE6'423823Georgia Tech14
26Bennie McRaeLCB6'118026Michigan14
47Johnny MorrisFL5'1018030California-Santa Barbara14
33Larry MorrisRLB6'222632Georgia Tech12
73Dennis MurphyDT6'225022Florida2
87Ed O'BradovichLDE6'325525Illinois130
17Richie PetitbonLS6'320627Loyola (Louisiana); Tulane14
53Jim PurnellLB6'222924Wisconsin12
50Mike PyleC6'324726Yale1313
64Mike RaboldLOG6'223927Indiana14
62Mike ReillyLB6'223023Iowa140
40Gale SayersHB6'019922Kansas14
67George SealsLOG6'326023Missouri14
84Ron SmithHB6'119122Wisconsin14
24Rosey TaylorRS5'1118628Grambling State14
9Billy WadeQB6'220435Vanderbilt5
63Bob WetoskaROT6'324128Notre Dame1414
23Dave WhitsellRCB6'018929Indiana14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Dick Butkus13LBIllinoisfrom PIT
Gale Sayers14HBKansas
Steve DeLong16TTennesseefrom WAS
Jim Nance445FBSyracuse
Tony Carey673HBNotre DameFuture
Dick Gordon788HBMichigan State
Mickey Sutton790BAuburnfrom WAS
Brian Schweda8101TKansas
Ken Ambrusko9116BMarylandFuture
Dennis Murphy10129TFlorida
Frank Cornish11144TGrambling StateFuture
Steve Cox12157TSouth CarolinaFuture
Dave Daniels13172TFlorida A&MFuture
Dave Pivec14185ENotre Dame
Art Robinson15200BLos Angeles State
Frank Pitts16213ESouthern University
Tom LaFramboise17228QBLouisville
Mike Schwager18241TNorthwestern
Lou Bobich19256KMichigan State
Ralph Kurek20269FBWisconsin
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals649993153
Opponents Totals35906486
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2571321101596826
Opponents Totals244871362168611
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Gale Sayers2200000132
Roger LeClerc05252100.0112642.3085
Jon Arnett50000030
Ronnie Bull40000024
Jimmy Jones40000024
Johnny Morris40000024
Rudy Bukich30000018
Dick Gordon30000018
Charlie Bivins20000012
Mike Ditka20000012
Andy Livingston20000012
Bennie McRae1000006
Rosey Taylor1000006
Dave Whitsell1000006
(Team)0020.00000
Team Totals54525496.3112642.30409
Opponents Totals33303390.9152462.51275
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Roger LeClerc112642.34/6/1/0/0/
Team Totals112642.34/6/1/0/0/
Opponents Totals152462.56/2/4/3/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Gale Sayers1668675.261t14
Ronnie Bull914174.633t3
Andy Livingston633635.8302
Jon Arnett1023633.624t5
Joe Marconi19472.5100
Rudy Bukich28331.2243
Billy Wade5183.6160
Jimmy Jones2136.570
Dick Gordon2105.060
Ralph Kurek100.000
Team Totals47921314.461t27
Opponents Totals40015303.811
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Rudy Bukich31217656.412726418.515.080t206.492.925214242793.7
Billy Wade412048.8192045.010.22900.024.954016443.1
Ronnie Bull3266.716321.031.55400.000.00063109.7
Gale Sayers3266.705317.726.527133.3133.30053109.7
Jon Arnett2150.015929.559.059t150.000.00059135.4
Team Totals36120155.714830208.415.080t226.1123.330254276689.8
Opponents Totals44421748.920730867.014.277184.1204.540348273866.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Morris5384616.080t4
Mike Ditka3645412.6442
Gale Sayers2950717.580t6
Jimmy Jones2135016.7544
Ronnie Bull1618611.6411
Dick Gordon1327921.5513
Andy Livingston1213411.2800
Jon Arnett121149.5300
Charlie Bivins410827.052t2
Joe Marconi44310.8290
Billy Martin1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals201302015.080t22
Opponents Totals217308614.27718
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dick Butkus58416.8380
Bennie McRae411629.089t1
Dave Whitsell46716.8321
Richie Petitbon22211.0180
Joe Fortunato200.000
Dick Evey11515.0150
Rosey Taylor133.030
Doug Atkins100.000
Team Totals2030715.489t2
Opponents Totals1221918.33
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bobby Joe Green58247942.7660123
Team Totals58247942.7660123
Opponents Totals65274742.3289
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Gale Sayers16923814.985t1
Jon Arnett114524.7220
Ron Smith1022.020
Dick Gordon10-3-3.0-30
Team Totals291328910.085t1
Opponents Totals22141235.60
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Gale Sayers2166031.496t1
Dick Gordon1424217.3410
Jon Arnett515030.0770
Andy Livingston26633.0420
Ron Smith11717.0170
Ralph Kurek11111.0110
Roger LeClerc100.000
Team Totals45114625.596t1
Opponents Totals72158322.0860
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jon Arnett310100
Doug Atkins0001100
Charlie Bivins0001100
Rudy Bukich1240400
Ronnie Bull220200
Dick Butkus00167110
Jim Cadile0010100
Mike Ditka110100
Joe Fortunato0003330
Dick Gordon100000
Earl Leggett0004420
Andy Livingston200000
Bennie McRae0002200
Richie Petitbon0001180
Mike Pyle0020200
Mike Reilly0002200
Gale Sayers940400
Ron Smith110100
Rosey Taylor0002230
Billy Wade200000
Dave Whitsell00022130
Team Totals3316172441400
Opponents Totals3324916251
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