1971 Chicago Bears Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
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 Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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


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