1959 Chicago Bears season

The 1959 season was the Chicago Bears' 40th in the National Football League. The team matched on their 8–4 record from 1958 under the coaching of George Halas, winning their last seven games.[1]

1959 Chicago Bears season
Head coachGeorge Halas
Home fieldWrigley Field
Results
Record8–4
Division place2nd NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 27 at Green Bay Packers L 6–9 0–1
32,150
2 October 3 at Baltimore Colts W 26–21 1–1
57,557
3 October 11 Los Angeles Rams L 21–28 1–2
47,036
4 October 18 Baltimore Colts L 7–21 1–3
48,430
5 October 25 at San Francisco 49ers L 17–20 1–4
59,045
6 November 1 at Los Angeles Rams W 26–21 2–4
77,943
7 November 8 Green Bay Packers W 28–17 3–4
46,205
8 November 15 San Francisco 49ers W 14–3 4–4
42,157
9 November 22 at Detroit Lions W 24–14 5–4
54,059
10 November 29 at Chicago Cardinals W 31–7 6–4
48,687
11 December 6 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–21 7–4
41,476
12 December 13 Detroit Lions W 25–14 8–4
40,890
  • Saturday night (October 3)[2]

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

Week 2Edit

1 234Total
• Bears 9 1430 26
Colts 0 0021 21

[3]

Week 7Edit

1 2 34Total
Packers 0 10 0717
Bears 14 7 7028

at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 .750 9–1 374 251 W5
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 6–4 252 196 W7
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 5–5 255 237 L2
Green Bay Packers 7 5 0 .583 6–4 248 246 W4
Detroit Lions 3 8 1 .273 2–8 203 275 L1
Los Angeles Rams 2 10 0 .167 2–8 242 315 L8

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bears beat Lions for 7th straight". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 14, 1959. p. 4, part 2.
  2. ^ "Colts rally fails, Bears win, 26-21". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. October 4, 1959. p. !C.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Nov-09.