1962 Chicago Bears season
Head coachGeorge Halas[1]
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record9–5[2]
Division place3rd Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1962 Chicago Bears season was their 43rd regular season completed in the National Football League. The team finished with a 9–5 record, earning them a third-place finish in the NFL Western Conference. This was the first season that the wishbone "C" appeared on the helmets (albeit in white; it would not adopt its more familiar burnt orange color until 1974).

Roster

1962 Chicago Bears final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
, 5 practice squad

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 16 at San Francisco 49ers W 30–14 1–0 Kezar Stadium 46,052
2 September 23 at Los Angeles Rams W 27–23 2–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 44,376
3 September 30 at Green Bay Packers L 0–49 2–1 City Stadium 38,689
4 October 7 at Minnesota Vikings W 13–0 3–1 Metropolitan Stadium 33,141
5 October 14 San Francisco 49ers L 27–34 3–2 Wrigley Field 48,902
6 October 21 Baltimore Colts W 35–15 4–2 Wrigley Field 49,066
7 October 28 at Detroit Lions L 3–11 4–3 Tiger Stadium 53,342
8 November 4 Green Bay Packers L 7–38 4–4 Wrigley Field 48,753
9 November 11 Minnesota Vikings W 31–30 5–4 Wrigley Field 46,984
10 November 18 at Dallas Cowboys W 34–33 6–4 Cotton Bowl 12,692
11 November 25 at Baltimore Colts W 57–0 7–4 Memorial Stadium 56,164
12 December 2 New York Giants L 24–26 7–5 Wrigley Field 49,043
13 December 9 Los Angeles Rams W 30–14 8–5 Wrigley Field 38,685
14 December 16 Detroit Lions W 3–0 9–4 Wrigley Field 44,948

Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Season summary

Week 1 at 49ers

See also: 1962 San Francisco 49ers season

Week One: Chicago Bears (0–0) at San Francisco 49ers (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Bears 10 7 7630
49ers 0 0 7714

at Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, California

  • Date: September 16
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C) • Wind 13 miles per hour (21 km/h; 11 kn)
  • Game attendance: 46,052
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com
Game information

Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 13 1 0 .929 11–1 415 148 W3
Detroit Lions 11 3 0 .786 10–2 315 177 L1
Chicago Bears 9 5 0 .643 8–4 321 287 W2
Baltimore Colts 7 7 0 .500 5–7 293 288 W2
San Francisco 49ers 6 8 0 .429 5–7 282 331 L2
Minnesota Vikings 2 11 1 .154 1–10–1 254 410 L3
Los Angeles Rams 1 12 1 .077 1–10–1 220 334 L3

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

References

  1. ^ "1962 Chicago Bears Statistics & Players".
  2. ^ "1962 Chicago Bears Statistics & Players".