1946 Chicago Bears season

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1946 Chicago Bears season
1946Bears.jpg
Head coach George Halas
General manager George Halas
Owner George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 8–2–1
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1945 1947 >

The 1946 Chicago Bears season was their 27th regular season and 9th postseason completed in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–2–1 record under head coach George Halas making his return from World War II en route to a Western Division title and an appearance in the NFL Championship Game. In the title game, the Bears defeated the New York Giants for their seventh league title and their fourth of the decade.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 29, 1946 at Green Bay Packers W 30–7
2 October 6, 1946 at Chicago Cardinals W 34–17
3 October 13, 1946 Los Angeles Rams T 28–28
4 October 20, 1946 Philadelphia Eagles W 21–14
5 October 27, 1946 at New York Giants L 14–0
6 November 3, 1946 Green Bay Packers W 10–7
7 November 10, 1946 at Los Angeles Rams W 27–21
8 November 17, 1946 Washington Redskins W 24–20
9 November 24, 1946 Detroit Lions W 42–6
10 December 1, 1946 Chicago Cardinals L 35–28
11 December 8, 1946 at Detroit Lions W 45–24

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 3 14 7 6 30
Packers 0 0 0 7 7

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 15, 1946 at New York Giants W 24–14

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 8 2 1 .800 289 193 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 6 4 1 .600 277 257 W-2
Chicago Cardinals 6 5 0 .545 260 198 W-2
Green Bay Packers 6 5 0 .545 148 158 L-1
Detroit Lions 1 10 0 .091 142 310 L-4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
For more details on this topic, see NFL Championship Game, 1946.