1971 Chicago Bears Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Jim Dooley (6-8)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1971 Chicago Bears Roster
The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.
Chicago labored to change the scoreboard with just 185 points, while the defensive squad yielded 276. Don Shy rushed for a team-leading 420 yards for the Bears.
Bobby Douglass passed for 1,164 yards. George Farmer hauled in 46 balls for 737 yards. Dick Gordon was targeted regularly, too.
The opportunistic defense manufactured 45 turnovers. Charlie Ford picked off 5 opponent throws.
Jim Dooley coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 185
Regular Season Points Against: 276
|September 19, 1971||Pittsburgh Steelers 15 at Chicago Bears 17||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 26, 1971||Chicago Bears 20 at Minnesota Vikings 17||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0|
|October 3, 1971||Chicago Bears 3 at Los Angeles Rams 17||L||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0|
|October 10, 1971||New Orleans Saints 14 at Chicago Bears 35||W||2-0-0||1-1-0||3-1-0|
|October 17, 1971||Chicago Bears 0 at San Francisco 49ers 13||L||2-0-0||1-2-0||3-2-0|
|October 24, 1971||Chicago Bears 28 at Detroit Lions 23||W||2-0-0||2-2-0||4-2-0|
|October 31, 1971||Dallas Cowboys 19 at Chicago Bears 23||W||3-0-0||2-2-0||5-2-0|
|November 7, 1971||Green Bay Packers 17 at Chicago Bears 14||L||3-1-0||2-2-0||5-3-0|
|November 14, 1971||Washington Redskins 15 at Chicago Bears 16||W||4-1-0||2-2-0||6-3-0|
|November 21, 1971||Detroit Lions 28 at Chicago Bears 3||L||4-2-0||2-2-0||6-4-0|
|November 29, 1971||Chicago Bears 3 at Miami Dolphins 34||L||4-2-0||2-3-0||6-5-0|
|December 5, 1971||Chicago Bears 3 at Denver Broncos 6||L||4-2-0||2-4-0||6-6-0|
|December 12, 1971||Chicago Bears 10 at Green Bay Packers 31||L||4-2-0||2-5-0||6-7-0|
|December 19, 1971||Minnesota Vikings 27 at Chicago Bears 10||L||4-3-0||2-5-0||6-8-0|