1959 Chicago Bears season

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1959 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record8–4
Division place2nd NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

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]

Contents

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentResultRecordAttendance
1September 27at Green Bay Packers L 6–90–1
32,150
2October 3at Baltimore Colts W 26–211–1
57,557
3October 11 Los Angeles Rams L 21–281–2
47,036
4October 18Baltimore ColtsL 7–211–3
48,430
5October 25at San Francisco 49ers L 17–201–4
59,045
6November 1at Los Angeles RamsW 26–212–4
77,943
7November 8Green Bay PackersW 28–173–4
46,205
8November 15San Francisco 49ersW 14–34–4
42,157
9November 22at Detroit Lions W 24–145–4
54,059
10November 29at Chicago Cardinals W 31–76–4
48,687
11December 6 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–217–4
41,476
12December 13Detroit LionsW 25–148–4
40,890

Game summaries

Week 1

Week 2

1234Total
Bears9143026
Colts0002121

[3]

Week 7

1234Total
Packers0100717
Bears1477028

at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Standings

NFL Western Conference
WLTPCTCONFPFPASTK
Baltimore Colts 930.7509–1374251W5
Chicago Bears 840.6676–4252196W7
San Francisco 49ers 750.5835–5255237L2
Green Bay Packers 750.5836–4248246W4
Detroit Lions 381.2732–8203275L1
Los Angeles Rams 2100.1672–8242315L8

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

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References

  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.