1973 Chicago Bears season

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1973 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Abe Gibron
General manager George Halas, Jr.
Owner George Halas
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 3–11
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1972 1974 >

The 1973 Chicago Bears season was their 54th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 3–11 record, the second worst showing in franchise history.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1973 Dallas Cowboys L 20–17
49,970
2 September 23, 1973 Minnesota Vikings L 22–13
52,035
3 September 30, 1973 at Denver Broncos W 33–14
51,159
4 October 7, 1973 at New Orleans Saints L 21–16
56,561
5 October 14, 1973 at Atlanta Falcons L 46–6
58,850
6 October 21, 1973 New England Patriots L 13–10
47,643
7 October 28, 1973 Houston Oilers W 35–14
43,755
8 November 4, 1973 at Green Bay Packers W 31–17
56,267
9 November 12, 1973 at Kansas City Chiefs L 19–7
70,664
10 November 18, 1973 Detroit Lions L 30–7
48,625
11 November 25, 1973 at Minnesota Vikings L 31–13
46,430
12 December 2, 1973 Los Angeles Rams L 26–0
47,620
13 December 9, 1973 at Detroit Lions L 40–7
41,729
14 December 16, 1973 Green Bay Packers L 21–0
29,157

Roster[edit]

1973 Chicago Bears football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name
OT 79 Antoine, LionelLionel Antoine
OT 74 Asher, BobBob Asher
C 52 Coady, RichRich Coady
TE 80 Cotton, CraigCraig Cotton
QB 10 Douglass, BobbyBobby Douglass
WR 43 Farmer, GeorgeGeorge Farmer
RB 26 Garrett, CarlCarl Garrett
FB 35 Harrison, JimJim Harrison
WR 17 Hill, IkeIke Hill
OG 61 Holloway, GlenGlen Holloway
QB 19 Huff, GaryGary Huff (R)
OT 65 Jackson, RandyRandy Jackson
OG 64 Janet, ErnieErnie Janet
WR 38 Juenger, DaveDave Juenger (R)
OG 63 Kinney, SteveSteve Kinney (R)
RB 33 Kosins, GaryGary Kosins
RB 36 Lawson, RogerRoger Lawson
OG 45 Moore, JoeJoe Moore
OG 78 Newton, BobBob Newton
TE 86 Parsons, BobBob Parsons
WR 81 Reppond, MikeMike Reppond (R)
WR 87 Reynolds, TomTom Reynolds
RB 39 Sanderson, ReggieReggie Sanderson (R)
WR 82 Thomas, EarlEarl Thomas
WR 21 Turner, CecilCecil Turner
Defense
Pos. # Name
OLB 55 Buffone, DougDoug Buffone
MLB 51 Butkus, DickDick Butkus
DT 60 Chambers, WallyWally Chambers (R)
LB 53 Clark, GailGail Clark (R)
SS 25 Clemons, CraigCraig Clemons
DB 48 Ellis, AllanAllan Ellis (R)
CB 32 Ford, CharlieCharlie Ford
LB 30 Gunn, JimmyJimmy Gunn
DL 75 Hale, DaveDave Hale
DL 85 Holman, WillieWillie Holman
DE 72 Hrivnak, GaryGary Hrivnak (R)
DB 29 Jeter, BobBob Jeter
FS 44 Lyle, GaryGary Lyle
DE 71 McGee, TonyTony McGee
DT 68 Osborne, JimJim Osborne
OLB 58 Pifferini, BobBob Pifferini
DT 70 Rice, AndyAndy Rice
LB 57 Rives, DonDon Rives (R)
DB 24 Roberts, WillieWillie Roberts (R)
CB 20 Taylor, JoeJoe Taylor
DE 89 Tom, MelMel Tom
LB 54 Young, AdrianAdrian Young
Special teams
Pos. # Name
P 88 Green, Bobby JoeBobby Joe Green
K 83 Percival, MacMac Percival
K 15 Roder, MirroMirro Roder (R)
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2013-Jul-22

Game summaries[edit]

Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 7 3 14 7 31
Packers 7 10 0 0 17
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 56,267
  • Game weather: 31°F • Wind 9

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 12 2 0 .857 296 168 W-2
Detroit Lions 6 7 1 .464 271 247 L-1
Green Bay Packers 5 7 2 .429 202 259 W-1
Chicago Bears 3 11 0 .214 195 334 L-6

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