1927 Chicago Bears season

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1927 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 9–3–2
Division place 3rd NFL
Playoff finish No playoffs until 1932
Timeline
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< 1926 1928 >

Season Overview[edit]

The 1927 Chicago Bears season was their eighth regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 9–3–2 record under head coach George Halas earning them a third place finish in the team standings behind the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers. Notable games during this season were a split of the season series with the New York Yankees, led by former and future Bear Red Grange, a split of the season's games against crosstown rivals Chicago Cardinals, two wins over the Green Bay Packers, and, oddest of all, a win and a tie over the Frankford Yellowjackets. What makes the games with Frankford so notable is they were played back to back on December 3 and 4, with the first game in Frankford and the second in Chicago. The Bears also played the eventual champion New York Giants, losing 13–7. Paddy Driscoll, William Senn, and Joey Sternaman again starred for the Bears. Driscoll ran for 5 touchdowns and threw 4 others; Senn had 3 rushing TDs and 2 receiving scores; and Sternaman ran for and caught 1 touchdown each, while passing for another. Owner and coach George Halas continued to play well, scoring 3 touchdowns himself, 2 on defense.

Future Hall of Fame Players[edit]

Other Leading Players[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Score Record
Sep 25 Chicago Cardinals Normal Park Win 9–0 1–0–0
Oct 2 Green Bay Packers Green Bay City Stadium Win 7–6 2–0–0
Oct 16 New York Yankees Wrigley Field Win 12–0 3–0–0
Oct 23 Cleveland Bulldogs Wrigley Field Win 14–12 4–0–0
Oct 30 Dayton Triangles Wrigley Field Win 14–6 5–0–0
Nov 6 Providence Steam Roller Wrigley Field Tie 0–0 5–0–1
Nov 8 New York Yankees Yankee Stadium Loss 6–26 5–1–1
Nov 13 Pottsville Maroons Wrigley Field Win 30–12 6–1–1
Nov 20 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Win 14–6 7–1–1
Nov 24 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Loss 0–3 7–2–1
Nov 27 New York Giants Polo Grounds Loss 7–13 7–3–1
Dec. 3 Frankford Yellowjackets Shibe Park Tie 0–0 7–3–2
Dec. 4 Frankford Yellowjackets Wrigley Field Win 9–0 8–3–2
Dec. 11 Duluth Eskimos Wrigley Field Win 27–14 9–3–2

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
New York Giants 11 1 1 .917
Green Bay Packers 7 2 1 .778
Chicago Bears 9 3 2 .750
Cleveland Bulldogs 8 4 1 .667
Providence Steam Roller 8 5 1 .615
New York Yankees 7 8 1 .467
Frankford Yellow Jackets 6 9 3 .400
Pottsville Maroons 5 8 0 .385
Chicago Cardinals 3 7 1 .300
Dayton Triangles 1 6 1 .143
Duluth Eskimos 1 8 0 .111
Buffalo Bisons 0 5 0 .000