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1926 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach George Halas
Home Field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 12-1-3
Place 2nd NFL
Playoff Finish No playoffs until 1932
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1925 1927

Season OverviewEdit

The 1926 Chicago Bears season was their seventh regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 12-1-3 record under head coach George Halas earning them a second place finish in the team standings, their fifth showing in that place in the last seven years. This year's Bears may have been the most talented to date, with most of their veterans still playing well and the addition of talented veteran Paddy Driscoll and hard-running rookie William Senn. The Bears opened their season with 13 undefeated games (11 wins and 2 ties). Since ties didn't count in the standings at that time, the Bears were in first place since their main competition, the Frankford Yellowjackets, had lost an earlier game to the Providence Steam Roller. The showdown came on December 4 at Frankford. Neither team scored for the first three quarters of this game; the tie was broken when Senn burst through the Frankford line for a 62 yard touchdown run. Driscoll missed the PAT, leaving Frankford a chance. Frankford proceeded to complete two long passes, the second for a score. Their kicker, Ernest Hamer, made the point after and Frankford won the game. Due to more victories, Frankford was the champion. The Bears were second yet again.

Driscoll was easily Chicago's best player in 1926, scoring 5 TDs, kicking 11 field goals, and converting 14 PATs. Senn scored 7 rushing touchdowns and Frank Hanny had 4 touchdown catches to lead the Bears.

Future Hall of Fame PlayersEdit

Other Leading PlayersEdit

Players Departed from 1925Edit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Location Result Score Record
Sep. 19 Milwaukee Badgers Milwaukee Athletic Park Win 10-7 1-0-0
Sep. 26 Green Bay Packers Green Bay City Stadium Tie 6-6 1-0-1
Oct. 3 Detroit Panthers Navin Field Win 10-7 2-0-1
Oct. 10 New York Giants Wrigley Field Win 7-0 3-0-1
Oct. 17 Chicago Cardinals Normal Park Win 16-0 4-0-1
Oct. 24 Duluth Eskimos Wrigley Field Win 24-6 5-0-1
Oct. 31 Akron Pros Wrigley Field Win 17-0 6-0-1
Nov. 7 Louisville Colonels Wrigley Field Win 34-0 7-0-1
Nov. 11 Chicago Cardinals Soldier Field Win 10-0 8-0-1
Nov. 14 Milwaukee Badgers Wrigley Field Win 10-7 9-0-1
Nov. 21 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Win 19-13 10-0-1
Nov. 25 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Tie 0-0 10-0-2
Nov. 28 Canton Bulldogs Wrigley Field Win 35-0 11-0-2
Dec. 4 Frankford Yellowjackets Shibe Park Loss 6-7 11-1-2
Dec. 12 Pottsville Maroons Wrigley Field Win 9-7 12-1-2
Dec. 19 Green Bay Packers Soldier Field Tie 3-3 12-1-3

StandingsEdit

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage

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

NFL
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Frankford Yellow Jackets 14 1 2 .933 236 49 W-6
Chicago Bears 12 1 3 .923 216 63 L-1
Pottsville Maroons 10 2 2 .833 155 29 T-1
Kansas City Cowboys 8 3 0 .727 76 53 W-7
Green Bay Packers 7 3 3 .700 151 61 T-1
New York Giants 8 4 1 .667 151 61 W-3
Los Angeles Buccaneers 6 3 1 .667 67 57 L-1
Duluth Eskimos 6 5 3 .545 113 81 L-1
Buffalo Rangers 4 4 2 .500 53 62 T-1
Chicago Cardinals 5 6 1 .455 74 98 L-1
Providence Steam Roller 5 7 1 .417 89 103 L-1
Detroit Panthers 4 6 2 .400 107 60 L-3
Hartford Blues 3 7 0 .300 57 99 L-1
Brooklyn Lions 3 8 0 .273 60 150 L-3
Milwaukee Badgers 2 7 0 .222 41 66 L-5
Dayton Triangles 1 4 1 .200 15 82 L-2
Akron Indians 1 4 3 .200 23 89 T-1
Racine Tornadoes 1 4 0 .200 8 92 T-4
Columbus Tigers 1 6 0 .143 26 93 L-5
Canton Bulldogs 1 9 3 .100 46 161 L-1
Hammond Pros 0 4 0 .000 3 56 L-4
Louisville Colonels 0 4 0 .000 0 108 L-4
Akron Brooklyn Buffalo Canton Chicago Bears Chicago Cardinals
Columbus Dayton Detroit Duluth Frankford Green Bay
Hammond Hartford Kansas City Los Angeles Louisville Milwaukee
New York Pottsville Providence Racine
 

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