1940 Chicago Bears season
|1940 Chicago Bears season|
|Head coach||George Halas|
|Home field||Wrigley Field|
|Division place||1st NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Won NFL Championship|
The 1940 Chicago Bears season was their 21st regular season and 5th postseason completed in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–3 record under head coach George Halas. Behind NFL greats Sid Luckman and Bronko Nagurski, the club gained a berth in the NFL Championship. There the club stormed the Washington Redskins under the brand new formation known as the T formation to claim their fourth league title.
The Bears selected Clyde "Bulldog" Turner with their first round pick in the 1940 NFL Draft. He would be with the Bears for four Championships and be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966.
|Sunday, September 22||at Green Bay Packers||East Stadium||Win||41–10||1–0|
|Wednesday, September 25||at Chicago Cardinals||Comiskey Park||Loss||7–21||1–1|
|Sunday, October 6||at Cleveland Rams||Municipal Stadium||Win||21–14||2–1|
|Sunday, October 13||Detroit Lions||Wrigley Field||Win||7–0||3–1|
|Sunday, October 20||Brooklyn Dodgers||Wrigley Field||Win||16–7||4–1|
|Sunday, October 27||at New York Giants||Polo Grounds||Win||37–21||5–1|
|Sunday, November 3||Green Bay Packers||Wrigley Field||Win||14–7||6–1|
|Sunday, November 10||at Detroit Lions||Briggs Stadium||Loss||14–17||6–2|
|Sunday, November 17||at Washington Redskins||Griffith Stadium||Loss||3–7||6–3|
|Sunday, November 24||Cleveland Rams||Wrigley Field||Win||47–25||7–3|
|Sunday, December 1||Chicago Cardinals||Wrigley Field||Win||31–23||8–3|
|NFL Western Division|
|Green Bay Packers||6||4||1||.600||4–3–1||238||155||T1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
NFL Championship Game
The Bears defeated the NFL All-Stars 28–14 on December 29, 1940