1953 Chicago Bears season

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1953 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 3–8–1
Division place 4th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1952 1954 >

The 1953 Chicago Bears season was their 34th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a dismal 3–8–1 record under head coach George Halas placing them in fourth place in the NFL's newly formed Western Conference.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 27, 1953 at Baltimore Colts L 13–9
23,715
2 October 4, 1953 at Green Bay Packers W 17–13
24,835
3 October 11, 1953 Baltimore Colts L 16–14
35,316
4 October 18, 1953 San Francisco 49ers L 35–28
36,909
5 October 25, 1953 at Los Angeles Rams L 38–24
49,546
6 November 1, 1953 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–14
26,308
7 November 8, 1953 Green Bay Packers T 21–21
39,889
8 November 15, 1953 at Washington Redskins W 27–24
21,392
9 November 22, 1953 Detroit Lions L 20–16
36,165
10 November 29, 1953 Los Angeles Rams W 24–21
31,626
11 December 6, 1953 at Detroit Lions L 13–7
58,056
12 December 13, 1953 Chicago Cardinals L 24–17
38,059

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 10 2 0 .833 8–2 271 205 W6
San Francisco 49ers 9 3 0 .750 8–2 372 237 W4
Los Angeles Rams 8 3 1 .727 7–3 366 236 W2
Chicago Bears 3 8 1 .273 2–7–1 218 262 L2
Baltimore Colts 3 9 0 .250 2–8 182 350 L7
Green Bay Packers 2 9 1 .182 2–7–1 200 338 L5

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