American Football Database
1930 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Ralph Jones
Home Field Wrigley Field
Record 9–4–1
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1929 1931

The 1930 Chicago Bears season was the team's 11th regular season completed as a member the National Football League.

Season overview

The club posted a 9–4–1 record under first year head coach Ralph Jones. Jones, a former player, led the team to recover from its ninth-place finish to a respectable third-place finish. The season started badly with a 1–2–1 record over the first four games, the only win coming against the hapless Minneapolis Redjackets. After splitting games five and six, the Bears got their winning ways back, finishing the season with 5 straight wins and 7 wins in their last 8 games. The only loss those last 8 games was to eventual champion Green Bay. The secret to the Bears' success was new talent in the backfield. All-American and rookie Bronko Nagurski starred at fullback while living legend Red Grange starred at tailback. These two future hall of famers combined for 13 touchdowns overall. Luke Johnsos, in his second year, also starred at end. The makings of future championships were in place.

Future Hall of Fame players

Other leading players

Players departed from 1929


Date Opponent Location Result Score Record
Sep 21 Brooklyn Dodgers Mills Stadium Tie 0–0 0–0–1
Sep 28 at Green Bay Packers Green Bay City Stadium Loss 7–0 0–1–1
Oct. 5 at Minneapolis Red Jackets Nicollet Park Win 20–0 1–1–1
Oct 12 New York Giants Wrigley Field Loss 12–0 1–2–1
Oct 19 at Chicago Cardinals Comiskey Park Win 32–6 2–2–1
Oct 22 at Portsmouth Spartans Portsmouth Universal Stadium Loss 7–6 2–3–1
Oct 26 Frankford Yellow Jackets Wrigley Field Win 13–7 3–3–1
Nov 2 Minneapolis Red Jackets Wrigley Field Win 20–7 4–3–1
Nov 9 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Loss 13–12 4–4–1
Nov 16 at New York Giants Polo Grounds Win 12–0 5–4–1
Nov 22 at Frankford Yellow Jackets Frankford Stadium Win 13–6 6–4–1
Nov 27 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Win 6–0 7–4–1
Nov. 30 Portsmouth Spartans Wrigley Field Win 14–6 8–4–1
Dec. 7 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Win 21–0 9–4–1


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