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1923 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach George Halas
Home Field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 9-2-2 Overall
9-2-1 NFL
Place 2nd NFL
Playoff Finish No playoffs until 1932
Timeline
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1922 1924

The 1923 Chicago Bears season was their fourth regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 9-2-1 record under head coach/player George Halas earning them a second place finish in the team standings earning, the third time in the last four years. As was normal for those days, the Bears played a few games on the road at the beginning of the season and then finished the season with a 9 game homestand. The Bears started very slow, losing 2 of their first 4 games and scoring only 6 points during those games (their two wins were both won 3-0). After losing 6-0 to eventual champion Canton Bulldogs in week 4, the Bears went undefeated after that. Just like in 1922, the Sternaman brothers starred, scoring 5 touchdowns, 6 field goals, and 8 PATs between the two of them. Johnny Bryan emerged as a scoring threat as well, running for 4 scores and passing for another. Most notably, in week 6's game against the Oorang Indians, George Halas set an NFL record with a 98 yard fumble return.

Future Hall of Fame PlayersEdit

Other Leading PlayersEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Location Result Score Record
Sep. 30 Rock Island Independents Douglas Park Loss 3-0 0-1-0
Oct. 7 Racine Legion/Tornadoes Racine, Wisconsin Win 3-0 1-1-0
Oct. 14 Green Bay Packers Bellevue Park Win 3-0 2-1-0
Oct. 21 Canton Bulldogs Wrigley Field Loss 6-0 2-2-0
Oct. 28 Buffalo All-Americans Wrigley Field Win 18-3 3-2-0
Nov. 4 Oorang Indians Wrigley Field Win 26-0 4-2-0
Nov. 11 Akron Pros Wrigley Field Win 20-6 5-2-0
Nov. 18 Rock Island Independents Wrigley Field Win 7-3 6-2-0
Nov. 25 Hammond Pros Wrigley Field Win 14-7 7-2-0
Nov. 29 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Win 3-0 8-2-0
Dec. 2 Milwaukee Badgers Wrigley Field Tie 0-0 8-2-1
Dec. 9 Rock Island Independents Wrigley Field Win 29-7 9-2-1
Dec. 16 Milwaukee Badgers Wrigley Field Tie 7-7 9-2-1
  • Game in italics was an exhibition game.

StandingsEdit

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage

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

TeamWLTPCT
Canton Bulldogs 11011.000
Chicago Bears 921.818
Green Bay Packers 721.778
Milwaukee Badgers 723.778
Cleveland Indians 313.750
Chicago Cardinals 840.667
Duluth Kelleys 430.571
Buffalo All-Americans 543.556
Columbus Tigers 541.556
Racine Legion 442.500
Toledo Maroons 332.500
Rock Island Independents 233.400
Minneapolis Marines 252.286
St. Louis All-Stars 142.200
Hammond Pros 151.167
Dayton Triangles 161.143
Akron Pros 160.143
Oorang Indians 1100.091
Louisville Brecks 030.000
Rochester Jeffersons 040.000

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