1938 Chicago Bears Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-5
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division
Coach: George Halas (6-5)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1938 Chicago Bears Roster
1938 Chicago Bears Results

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1938 season with a record of 6 wins and 5 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division.

Chicago moved the ball well, scoring 194 points, while the defensive squad conceded 148. Sam Francis rushed for a team-leading 297 yards for the Bears, while Joe Maniaci and Jack Manders additionally aided the ground game.

Bernie Masterson threw for 848 yards. Bill Karr topped the receiving corps, hauling in 14 balls for 253 yards.

George Halas coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Bernie Masterson1124641.18487.654.598.0049.3
Ray Buivid481735.42956.1510.424.2074.6
George Corbett9333.3323.6111.1333.3042.1
Carl Brumbaugh4250.0256.200.000.0069.8
John Oelerich11100.01010.000.000.010108.3
Bob Swisher4125.082.0125.0125.0839.6
Bert Johnson2150.
Gene Ronzani100.
Jack Manders100.
Sam Francis3133.300.000.000.0042.4
Dick Schweidler100.
Ray Nolting1100.000.000.0327.300.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ray Nolting632974.71
Sam Francis852973.53
Joe Maniaci712884.13
Jack Manders672633.92
Bert Johnson371383.72
Bob Swisher221336.00
Gary Famiglietti331293.90
Ray Buivid32652.00
Dick Schweidler16573.60
George Corbett7294.10
Gene Ronzani7121.70
Bill Karr166.00
John Oelerich221.00
Reino Nori111.00
Les McDonald100.00
Carl Brumbaugh3-15-5.00
Bernie Masterson13-16-1.20


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Karr1425318.14
Eggs Manske1019719.744 1
Les McDonald917519.430 1
Dick Plasman811714.61
Joe Maniaci67212.00
Bob Swisher56513.00
Ray Nolting49022.51
George Wilson48120.21
Fred Dreher36923.032 1
Jack Manders22713.517 1
Carl Brumbaugh12323.023 0
Dick Schweidler12121.021 0
George Corbett11010.010 0
Sam Francis188.00
Ray Buivid188.00
Bernie Masterson144.00
Bill Conkright122.01
Totals72122217.044 12


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jack Manders121083.39333.319
Joe Maniaci1111100.03133.314
Les McDonald11100.01
Sam Francis20.00


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
George Corbett 1
Joe Zeller 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
Dick Bassi1

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jack Manders21310037
Joe Maniaci30111032
Bill Karr0400024
Sam Francis3000018
Ray Nolting1100012
Bert Johnson200012
Les McDonald010107
Dick Bassi10006
George Wilson10006
Eggs Manske10006
Fred Dreher10006
Dick Plasman10006
Joe Zeller10006
Bill Conkright10006
George Corbett0010006


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