1964 Chicago Bears season
OwnerGeorge Halas
Head coachGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record5–9
Division place6th Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1964 Chicago Bears season was their 45th regular season completed in the National Football League. The team finished with a 5–9 record, earning them a sixth-place finish in the NFL Western Conference. It was a downfall from winning their eighth league title the previous December.

Running back Willie Galimore and wide receiver John Farrington were killed in an automobile accident on July 27; Galimore's Volkswagen left the road on a curve and rolled, a few miles from the team's training camp at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana.[1][2][3]

Roster

1964 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

Main article: 1964 NFL season

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 13 at Green Bay Packers L 12–23 0–1 42,327
2 September 20 at Minnesota Vikings W 34–28 1–1 41,387
3 September 27 at Baltimore Colts L 0–52 1–2 56,537
4 October 4 at San Francisco 49ers L 21–31 1–3 33,132
5 October 11 Los Angeles Rams W 38–17 2–3 47,358
6 October 18 Detroit Lions L 0–10 2–4 47,567
7 October 25 at Washington Redskins L 20–27 2–5 49,219
8 November 1 Dallas Cowboys L 10–24 2–6 47,527
9 November 8 Baltimore Colts L 24–40 2–7 47,891
10 November 15 at Los Angeles Rams W 34–24 3–7 61,115
11 November 22 San Francisco 49ers W 23–21 4–7 46,772
12 November 26 at Detroit Lions W 27–24 5–7 52,231
13 December 5 Green Bay Packers L 3–17 5–8 43,636
14 December 13 Minnesota Vikings L 14–41 5–9 46,486
Source[4]

Game summaries

Week 1 at Packers

See also: 1964 Green Bay Packers season and Bears–Packers rivalry

Week One: Chicago Bears (0–0) at Green Bay Packers (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 3 9012
Packers 7 10 3323

at City Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

Week 12

1 234Total
• Bears 0 2133 27
Lions 3 1470 24
  • Date: November 26
  • Location: Tiger Stadium
  • Game attendance: 52,231
  • Game weather: 41°F; wind 13

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Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 12 2 0 .857 10–2 428 225 W1
Green Bay Packers[a] 8 5 1 .615 6–5–1 342 245 T1
Minnesota Vikings 8 5 1 .615 6–5–1 355 296 W3
Detroit Lions 7 5 2 .583 6–4–2 280 260 W2
Los Angeles Rams 5 7 2 .417 3–7–2 283 339 T1
Chicago Bears 5 9 0 .357 5–7 260 379 L2
San Francisco 49ers 4 10 0 .286 3–9 236 330 L1

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

  1. ^ Green Bay was awarded the Playoff Bowl berth from the Western Conference by outscoring Minnesota 65–37 in their two meetings.

References

  1. ^ "Galimore, Farrington killed in auto crash". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. July 27, 1964. p. 19.
  2. ^ "Bears' Galimore, Farrington killed". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. July 27, 1964. p. 8.
  3. ^ "Bears to honor crash victims". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. July 28, 1964. p. 19.
  4. ^ "1964 Chicago Bears Schedule & Results | The Football Database". FootballDB.com. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Aug-13.