1961 Chicago Bears Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-6
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division
Coach: George Halas (8-6)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1961 Chicago Bears Roster
1961 Chicago Bears Results

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division. George Halas coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Billy Wade25013955.622589.0228.8135.29893.7
Ed Brown984646.97427.644.11111.28446.8
John Adams11100.01111.000.000.011112.5


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Galimore1537074.660 4
Rick Casares1355884.423 8
Billy Wade452555.729 2
Charlie Bivins431884.424 1
Bill Brown22813.720 0
Johnny Morris8496.121 0
Ed Brown13181.413 0
J.D. Smith362.00
John Adams14-2-0.110 1
Totals43618904.360 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Ditka56107619.276 12
Johnny Morris3654815.280 4
Willie Galimore3350215.284 3
Bo Farrington2134916.698 4
Angelo Coia1224920.864 3
Rick Casares8698.631 0
Jim Dooley69015.025 0
John Adams58016.036 0
Charlie Bivins4-9-2.20
Harlon Hill35117.023 0
Bill Brown263.013 0
Totals186301116.298 26


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Roger LeClerc414097.6241041.770
Ed Brown11100.02150.04
Bill George10.00


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Ed Brown58244842.269
John Adams25628.043

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnny Morris231556.716 0
Richie Petitbon294.50
Rosey Taylor144.00
Larry Morris122.00
Totals271706.316 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Charlie Bivins2566826.778 0
Rosey Taylor1437927.160 0
Willie Galimore58216.425 0
Bill Brown45413.519 0
Johnny Morris24623.025 0
J.D. Smith11818.018 0
Totals51124724.578 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Whitsell612320.552 0
Richie Petitbon57114.243 0
Harlon Hill35217.324 0
J.C. Caroline34816.028 0
Joe Fortunato33411.316 0
Bill George3186.013 0
Larry Morris12525.025 0
Totals2437115.552 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Mike Ditka1200072
Roger LeClerc1040070
Rick Casares8000048
Willie Galimore43000042
Johnny Morris040000024
Bo Farrington400024
Angelo Coia300018
Billy Wade200012
John Adams100006
Charlie Bivins1000006
Ed Brown01104

NFL Schedule

Date Time (ET)
Sun, Sep 15 DAL 31 at WAS 21 Final
Sun, Sep 15 JAC 12 at HOU 13 Final
Sun, Sep 15 SF 41 at CIN 17 Final
Sun, Sep 15 LAC 10 at DET 13 Final
Sun, Sep 15 ARI 17 at BAL 23 Final
Sun, Sep 15 IND 19 at TEN 17 Final
Sun, Sep 15 SEA 28 at PIT 26 Final
Sun, Sep 15 BUF 28 at NYG 14 Final
Sun, Sep 15 NE 43 at MIA 0 Final
Sun, Sep 15 MIN 16 at GB 21 Final
Sun, Sep 15 KC 28 at OAK 10 Final
Sun, Sep 15 CHI 16 at DEN 14 Final
Sun, Sep 15 NO 9 at LAR 27 Final
Sun, Sep 15 PHI 20 at ATL 24 Final
Mon, Sep 16 CLE at NYJ 8:15 p.m.
Thu, Sep 19 TEN at JAC 8:20 p.m.
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