1966 Chicago Bears season

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1966 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
General manager George Halas
Owner George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 5–7–2
Division place 5th Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1965 1967 >

The 1966 Chicago Bears season was their 47th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 5–7–2 record, earning them a fifth place finish in the NFL Western Conference. This was the club's second losing season in the past three.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Result Score Record Attendance
1 September 11, 1966 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium Loss 14–3 0–1
52,225
2 September 16, 1966 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Loss 31–17 0–2
58,916
3 Bye Week
4 October 2, 1966 at Minnesota Vikings Metropolitan Stadium Win 13–10 1–2
47,426
5 October 9, 1966 Baltimore Colts Wrigley Field Win 27–17 2–2
47,452
6 October 16, 1966 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Loss 17–0 2–3
48,573
7 October 23, 1966 Los Angeles Rams Wrigley Field Win 17–10 3–3
47,475
8 October 31, 1966 St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium Loss 24–17 3–4
49,516
9 November 6, 1966 Detroit Lions Wrigley Field Tie 10–10 3–4–1
47,041
10 November 13, 1966 San Francisco 49ers Wrigley Field Tie 30–30 3–4–2
47,078
11 November 20, 1966 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Loss 13–6 3–5–2
50,861
12 November 27, 1966 Atlanta Falcons Wrigley Field Win 23–6 4–5–2
44,777
13 December 4, 1966 Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium Loss 21–16 4–6–2
60,238
14 December 11, 1966 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium Loss 41–14 4–7–2
37,170
15 December 18, 1966 Minnesota Vikings Wrigley Field Win 41–28 5–7–2
45,191

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 12 2 0 .857 335 163 W-5
Baltimore Colts 9 5 0 .643 314 226 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 8 6 0 .571 289 212 L-1
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 2 .500 320 325 L-1
Chicago Bears 5 7 2 .417 234 272 W-1
Detroit Lions 4 9 1 .308 206 317 L-3
Minnesota Vikings 4 9 1 .308 206 304 L-1

Game summaries[edit]

Week 4: vs. Baltimore Colts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 3 7 7 17
Bears 10 0 10 7 27

at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First Quarter
  • CHI – Roger LeClerc 42-yard field goal – Bears 3–0
  • CHI – Joe Fortunato 24-yard fumble return (Roger LeClerc kick) – Bears 10–0
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
  • CHI – Gale Sayers 30-yard run (Roger LeClerc kick) – Bears 17–3
  • CHI – Roger LeClerc 27-yard field goal – Bears 20–3
  • BAL – Bobby Boyd 37-yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick) – Bears 20–10
Fourth Quarter
  • CHI – Gale Sayers 7-yard run (Roger LeClerc kick) – Bears 27–10
  • BAL – John Mackey 79-yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick) – Bears 27–17
Colts
  • Johnny Unitas
    18/38, 274 Yds, TD, 2 INT
  • Tom Matte
    4 Rush, 57 Yds
  • John Mackey
    2 Rec, 89 Yds, TD
Bears

References[edit]