1930 Chicago Bears season

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1930 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Ralph Jones
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 9–4–1
Division place 3rd NFL
Playoff finish No playoffs until 1932
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1929 1931 >

Season Overview[edit]

The 1930 Chicago Bears season was their 11th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 9–4–1 record under first year head coach Ralph Jones. Jones, a former player, led the team to recover from its ninth place finish to a respectable third place finish. The season started badly with a 1–2–1 record over the first four games, the only win coming against the hapless Minneapolis Redjackets. After splitting games five and six, the Bears got their winning ways back, finishing the season with 5 straight wins and 7 wins in their last 8 games. The only loss those last 8 games was to eventual champion Green Bay. The secret to the Bears' success was new talent in the backfield. All-American and rookie Bronko Nagurski starred at fullback while living legend Red Grange starred at tailback. These two future hall of famers combined for 13 touchdowns overall. Luke Johnsos, in his second year, also starred at end. The makings of future championships were in place.

Future Hall of Fame Players[edit]

Other Leading Players[edit]

Players Departed from 1929[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Score Record
Sep 21 Brooklyn Dodgers Mills Stadium Tie 0–0 0–0–1
Sep 28 Green Bay Packers Green Bay City Stadium Loss 0–7 0–1–1
Oct. 5 Minneapolis Red Jackets Nicollet Park Win 20–0 1–1–1
Oct 12 New York Giants Wrigley Field Loss 0–12 1–2–1
Oct 19 Chicago Cardinals Comiskey Park Win 32–6 2–2–1
Oct 22 Portsmouth Spartans Portsmouth Universal Stadium Loss 6–7 2–3–1
Oct 26 Frankford Yellow Jackets Wrigley Field Win 13–7 3–3–1
Nov 2 Minneapolis Red Jackets Wrigley Field Win 20–7 4–3–1
Nov 9 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Loss 12–13 4–4–1
Nov 16 New York Giants Polo Grounds Win 12–0 5–4–1
Nov 22 Frankford Yellow Jackets Frankford Stadium Win 13–6 6–4–1
Nov 27 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Win 6–0 7–4–1
Nov. 30 Portsmouth Spartans Wrigley Field Win 14–6 8–4–1
Dec. 7 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Win 21–0 9–4–1

Standings[edit]

NFL
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 3 1 .769 234 111 T-1
New York Giants 13 4 0 .765 308 98 L-1
Chicago Bears 9 4 1 .692 154 71 W-5
Brooklyn Dodgers 7 4 1 .636 154 59 L-1
Providence Steam Roller 6 4 1 .600 90 125 L-1
Staten Island Stapletons 5 5 2 .500 95 112 L-1
Chicago Cardinals 5 6 2 .455 128 132 L-1
Portsmouth Spartans 5 6 3 .455 176 161 T-1
Frankford Yellow Jackets 4 13 1 .235 113 321 T-1
Minneapolis Red Jackets 1 7 1 .125 27 165 L-6
Newark Tornadoes 1 10 1 .091 51 190 L-6