1950 Chicago Bears season
OwnerGeorge Halas
Head coachGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record9–3
Conference place2nd NFL National
Playoff finishLost Conference Playoff (at Rams) 14–24

The 1950 season was the Chicago Bears' 31st in the National Football League. The team matched on their 9–3 record from 1949 under head coach and owner George Halas, tied for first in the National Conference with the Los Angeles Rams, whom they had defeated twice in the regular season.[1] They met in a tiebreaker playoff,[2][3] won by the Rams,[4][5] who advanced to the NFL Championship Game.

The Bears traveled by train to Los Angeles for the playoff game.[1]

Regular season

Main article: 1950 NFL season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 17 at Los Angeles Rams W 24–20 1–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 21,000 Recap
2 September 24 at San Francisco 49ers W 32–20 2–0 Kezar Stadium 35,558 Recap
3 October 1 at Green Bay Packers L 21–31 2–1 City Stadium 24,893 Recap
4 October 8 Chicago Cardinals W 27–6 3–1 Wrigley Field 48,025 Recap
5 October 15 Green Bay Packers W 28–14 4–1 Wrigley Field 51,065 Recap
6 Bye
7 October 29 at New York Yanks L 27–38 4–2 Yankee Stadium 48,642 Recap
8 November 5 at Detroit Lions W 35–21 5–2 Briggs Stadium 32,000 Recap
9 November 12 New York Yanks W 28–20 6–2 Wrigley Field 50,102 Recap
10 November 19 San Francisco 49ers W 17–0 7–2 Wrigley Field 35,105 Recap
11 November 26 Los Angeles Rams W 24–14 8–2 Wrigley Field 43,678 Recap
12 December 3 at Chicago Cardinals L 10–20 8–3 Comiskey Park 31,919 Recap
13 December 10 Detroit Lions W 6–3 9–3 Wrigley Field 34,604 Recap

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Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 9 3 0 .750 9–2 466 309 W1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 8–2 279 207 W1
New York Yanks 7 5 0 .583 7–4 366 367 W1
Detroit Lions 6 6 0 .500 5–6 321 285 L1
San Francisco 49ers 3 9 0 .250 3–8 213 300 W1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 2–9 244 406 L2
Baltimore Colts 1 11 0 .083 1–4 213 462 L5

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

Playoffs

Main article: 1950 NFL playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
Conference December 17 at Los Angeles Rams L 14–24 0–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 83,501
Source:[2][3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b Livingston, Pat (December 17, 1950). "Browns and Rams favored in pro grid playoffs". Pittsburgh Press. p. 39.
  2. ^ a b "NFL race ends in double tie". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. December 11, 1950. p. 19.
  3. ^ a b "Two pro grid loop title playoffs today". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 17, 1950. p. 1, sports.
  4. ^ a b "Rams to play Browns for NFL championship". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. December 18, 1950. p. 26.
  5. ^ a b Myers, Bob (December 18, 1950). "Red-hot Rams lash Bears 24-14". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 4, part 2.
  6. ^ "Chicago Bears 1950 Games and Schedule".