1941 Chicago Bears season
Head coachGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record10–1
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishWon Divisional Playoff (vs. Packers) 33–14
Won NFL Championship (vs. Giants) 37–9

The 1941 season was the Chicago Bears' 22nd in the National Football League. The team improved on their 8–3 record in 1939–40 and finished at 10–1 under head coach George Halas, en route to their second straight NFL championship and fifth league title.[1][2]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue
1 Bye
2 Bye
3 Bye
4 September 28 at Green Bay Packers W 25–17 1–0 City Stadium
5 October 5 at Cleveland Rams W 48–21 2–0 Municipal Stadium
6 October 12 Chicago Cardinals W 53–7 3–0 Wrigley Field
7 October 19 Detroit Lions W 49–0 4–0 Wrigley Field
8 October 26 Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–7 5–0 Wrigley Field
9 November 2 Green Bay Packers L 14–16 5–1 Wrigley Field
10 November 9 Cleveland Rams W 31–13 6–1 Wrigley Field
11 November 16 Washington Redskins W 35–21 7–1 Wrigley Field
12 November 23 at Detroit Lions W 24–7 8–1 Briggs Stadium
13 November 30 at Philadelphia Eagles W 49–14 9–1 Shibe Park
14 December 7 at Chicago Cardinals W 34–24 10–1 Comiskey Park

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 10 1 0 .909 7–1 396 147 W5
Green Bay Packers 10 1 0 .909 7–1 258 120 W8
Detroit Lions 4 6 1 .400 3–4–1 121 195 W1
Chicago Cardinals 3 7 1 .300 1–6–1 127 197 L2
Cleveland Rams 2 9 0 .182 1–7 116 244 L9

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

Postseason

The Bears won the Western Division championship by beating the Packers, 33–14, in a playoff at Wrigley Field. The Bears then beat the Giants, 37–9, at Wrigley Field to win the NFL Championship.

See 1941 NFL playoffs and NFL Championship Game, 1941

Round Date Opponent Result Record Venue
Division December 14 Green Bay Packers W 33–14 1–0 Wrigley Field
NFL Championship December 21 New York Giants W 37–9 2–0 Wrigley Field

All-Star Game

The Bears defeated the NFL All-Stars 35–24 on January 4, 1942.

References

  1. ^ "1941 Chicago Bears Statistics & Players".
  2. ^ "Chicago Bears 1941 Games and Schedule".