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

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.

Roster[edit]

Chicago Bears 1966 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Location Result Record Attendance
1 September 11 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium L 14–3 0–1
52,225
2 September 16 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum L 31–17 0–2
58,916
3 Bye week
4 October 2 at Minnesota Vikings Metropolitan Stadium W 13–10 1–2
47,426
5 October 9 Baltimore Colts Wrigley Field W 27–17 2–2
47,452
6 October 16 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field L 17–0 2–3
48,573
7 October 23 Los Angeles Rams Wrigley Field W 17–10 3–3
47,475
8 October 31 at St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium L 24–17 3–4
49,516
9 November 6 Detroit Lions Wrigley Field T 10–10 3–4–1
47,041
10 November 13 San Francisco 49ers Wrigley Field T 30–30 3–4–2
47,078
11 November 20 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field L 13–6 3–5–2
50,861
12 November 27 Atlanta Falcons Wrigley Field W 23–6 4–5–2
44,777
13 December 4 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium L 21–16 4–6–2
60,238
14 December 11 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium L 41–14 4–7–2
37,170
15 December 18 Minnesota Vikings Wrigley Field W 41–28 5–7–2
45,191
  • A bye week was necessary in 1966, as the league expanded to an odd-number (15) of teams (Atlanta); one team was idle each week.

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 12 2 0 .857 10–2 335 163 W5
Baltimore Colts 9 5 0 .643 7–5 314 226 W1
Los Angeles Rams 8 6 0 .571 6–6 289 212 L1
San Francisco 49ers 6 6 2 .500 5–5–2 320 325 L1
Chicago Bears 5 7 2 .417 4–6–2 234 272 W1
Detroit Lions 4 9 1 .308 3–8–1 206 317 L3
Minnesota Vikings 4 9 1 .308 4–7–1 206 304 L1

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

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 in Chicago, Illinois

Game information

References[edit]