1924 Chicago Bears season

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1924 Chicago Bears season
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Head coach George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 8–3–4 Overall
6–1–4 NFL
Division place 2nd NFL
Playoff finish No playoffs until 1932
Timeline
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< 1923 1925 >

The 1924 Chicago Bears season was their fifth regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–1–4 league record under head coach George Halas earning them a second place finish in the team standings, the fourth time in the last five years. The Bears started slow with 2 ties and a loss, but quickly gained their stride, winning 6 of their last 8 games with two ties. The Bears only loss of the year was to the Cleveland Bulldogs, the eventual champions (the NFL officially considers the 1924 Bulldogs a different team than the Canton team from the previous year – however, all the players were the same). Despite coming in second, the Bears did defeat the cross-town rival Cardinals twice, both shutouts, and their future classic rival, the Green Bay Packers, once in a 3–0 shutout. The Sternaman brothers again carried the team, with Joe Sternaman having his best season. The younger Sternaman scored 6 touchdowns, threw for another, had 9 field goals, and 12 PATs, finishing with 75 of the Bears' 136 points.

Future Hall of Fame Players[edit]

Other Leading Players[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Score Record
Sep. 28 Rock Island Independents Douglas Park Tie 0–0 0–0–1
Oct 5 Cleveland Bulldogs Dunn Field Loss 14–16 0–1–1
Oct 12 Racine Legion Wrigley Field Tie 10–10 0–1–2
Oct 19 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Win 6–0 1–1–2
Oct 26 Frankford Yellowjackets Wrigley Field Win 33–3 2–1–2
Nov 2 Rock Island Independents Wrigley Field Tie 3–3 2–1–3
Nov 9 Columbus Tigers Wrigley Field Win 12–6 3–1–3
Nov 16 Racine Legion Wrigley Field Tie 3–3 3–1–4
Nov 23 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Win 3–0 4–1–4
Nov 27 Chicago Cardinals Comiskey Park Win 21–0 5–1–4
Nov 30 Milwaukee Badgers Wrigley Field Win 31–14 6–1–4

1924 NFL exhibition games[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Score
Sep. 21 Green Bay Packers Bellevue Park Loss 0–5
Dec 7 Cleveland Bulldogs Wrigley Field Win 23–0
Dec 13 Frankford Yellow Jackets Frankford Stadium Win 13–10
Dec 14 Rock Island Independents Wrigley Field Loss 6–7

Standings[edit]

NFL standings
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Bulldogs 7 1 1 .875 229 60 W2
Chicago Bears 6 1 4 .857 136 55 W3
Frankford Yellow Jackets 11 2 1 .846 326 109 W8
Duluth Kelleys 5 1 0 .833 56 16 W1
Rock Island Independents 5 2 2 .714 88 38 L1
Green Bay Packers 7 4 0 .636 108 38 L1
Racine Legion 4 3 3 .571 69 47 W1
Chicago Cardinals 5 4 1 .556 90 67 L1
Buffalo Bisons 6 5 0 .545 120 140 L3
Columbus Tigers 4 4 0 .500 91 68 L1
Hammond Pros 2 2 1 .500 18 45 W2
Milwaukee Badgers 5 8 0 .385 142 188 L2
Akron Pros 2 6 0 .250 59 132 W1
Dayton Triangles 2 6 0 .250 45 148 L6
Kansas City Blues 2 7 0 .222 46 124 L2
Kenosha Maroons 0 4 1 .000 12 117 L2
Minneapolis Marines 0 6 0 .000 14 108 L6
Rochester Jeffersons 0 7 0 .000 7 156 L7

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