1945 Chicago Bears season
The 1945 season was the Chicago Bears' 26th in the National Football League. The team failed to improve on their 6–3–1 record from 1944 and finished at 1–7, under temporary co-coaches Hunk Anderson and Luke Johnsos. With the end of World War II, Halas would make his return to the coaching ranks--winning the bears final 2 games, and improving their record to 3-7--so this was the end of the only co-coaching tenure in franchise history.
|1945 Chicago Bears season|
|Head coach||Hunk Anderson|
|Home field||Wrigley Field|
|Division place||4th NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
This was also their first losing season in 16 years, with their last being back in 1929 (they were above .500 every season between 1920 and 1928). And they wouldn't have another, with Halas at the helm, until 1960. Meaning that between 1920 and 1963, Halas had only 2 losing seasons.
|1||September 30, 1945||at Green Bay Packers||L 31–21|
|2||October 7, 1945||at Cleveland Rams||L 17–0|
|3||October 14, 1945||Chicago Cardinals||L 16–7|
|4||October 21, 1945||Cleveland Rams||L 41–21|
|5||October 28, 1945||at Detroit Lions||L 16–10|
|6||November 4, 1945||Green Bay Packers||W 28–24|
|7||November 11, 1945||Detroit Lions||L 35–28|
|8||November 18, 1945||at Washington Redskins||L 28–21|
|9||November 25, 1945||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 28–7|
|10||December 2, 1945||at Chicago Cardinals||W 28–20|
|NFL Western Division|
|Green Bay Packers||6||4||0||.600||3–4||258||173||L1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
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