1953 Chicago Bears season

1953 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
Owner George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 3–8–1
Division place 4th NFL Western
Playoff finish Did not qualify

The 1953 season was the Chicago Bears' 34th in the National Football League. The team failed to improve on their 5–7 record from 1952 and finished at 3–8–1 under head coach and owner George Halas, fourth place in the NFL's newly formed Western Conference. In the season finale, the Bears lost to the crosstown Cardinals, who were previously winless.[1][2]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 27 at Baltimore Colts L 9–13 0–1
23,715
2 October 4 at Green Bay Packers W 17–13 1–1
24,835
3 October 11 Baltimore Colts L 14–16 1–2
35,316
4 October 18 San Francisco 49ers L 28–35 1–3
36,909
5 October 25 at Los Angeles Rams L 24–38 1–4
49,546
6 November 1 at San Francisco 49ers L 14–24 1–5
26,308
7 November 8 Green Bay Packers T 21–21 1–5–1
39,889
8 November 15 at Washington Redskins W 27–24 2–5–1
21,392
9 November 22 Detroit Lions L 16–20 2–6–1
36,165
10 November 29 Los Angeles Rams W 24–21 3–6–1
31,626
11 December 6 at Detroit Lions L 7–13 3–7–1
58,056
12 December 13 Chicago Cardinals L 17–24 3–8–1
38,059

Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 10 2 0 .833 8–2 271 205 W6
San Francisco 49ers 9 3 0 .750 8–2 372 237 W4
Los Angeles Rams 8 3 1 .727 7–3 366 236 W2
Chicago Bears 3 8 1 .273 2–7–1 218 262 L2
Baltimore Colts 3 9 0 .250 2–8 182 350 L7
Green Bay Packers 2 9 1 .182 2–7–1 200 338 L5

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ "Cards upset Bears, 24-17; first victory". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. December 14, 1953. p. 24.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/chi/1953/gamelog/


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