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1953 Chicago Bears season
|1953 Chicago Bears season|
|Head coach||George Halas|
|Home field||Wrigley Field|
|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||September 27||at Baltimore Colts||L 9–13||0–1||
|2||October 4||at Green Bay Packers||W 17–13||1–1||
|3||October 11||Baltimore Colts||L 14–16||1–2||
|4||October 18||San Francisco 49ers||L 28–35||1–3||
|5||October 25||at Los Angeles Rams||L 24–38||1–4||
|6||November 1||at San Francisco 49ers||L 14–24||1–5||
|7||November 8||Green Bay Packers||T 21–21||1–5–1||
|8||November 15||at Washington Redskins||W 27–24||2–5–1||
|9||November 22||Detroit Lions||L 16–20||2–6–1||
|10||November 29||Los Angeles Rams||W 24–21||3–6–1||
|11||December 6||at Detroit Lions||L 7–13||3–7–1||
|12||December 13||Chicago Cardinals||L 17–24||3–8–1||
|NFL Western Conference|
|San Francisco 49ers||9||3||0||.750||8–2||372||237||W4|
|Los Angeles Rams||8||3||1||.727||7–3||366||236||W2|
|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.
- "Cards upset Bears, 24-17; first victory". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. December 14, 1953. p. 24.
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