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]

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

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

Team W L T PCT
Cleveland Bulldogs 7 1 1 .875
Chicago Bears 6 1 4 .857
Frankford Yellow Jackets 11 2 1 .846
Duluth Kelleys 5 1 0 .833
Rock Island Independents 5 2 2 .714
Green Bay Packers 7 4 0 .636
Racine Legion 4 3 3 .571
Chicago Cardinals 5 4 1 .556
Buffalo Bisons 6 5 0 .545
Columbus Tigers 4 4 0 .500
Hammond Pros 2 2 1 .500
Milwaukee Badgers 5 8 0 .385
Akron Pros 2 6 0 .250
Dayton Triangles 2 6 0 .250
Kansas City Blues 2 7 0 .222
Kenosha Maroons 0 4 1 .000
Minneapolis Marines 0 6 0 .000
Rochester Jeffersons 0 7 0 .000