1931 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Ralph Jones
Home Field Wrigley Field
Record 8–5
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Playoff Finish
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1930 1932

Season overviewEdit

The 1931 Chicago Bears season was their 12th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–5 record under sophomore head coach Ralph Jones. The club finished in third place once again behind the Green Bay Packers and the Portsmouth Spartans. The Bears opened the season well, winning three of their first four games, including victories over the Cardinals and Giants. Chicago then dropped two in a row, both at home to the Packers and Yellowjackets. Four consecutive wins in the middle of the season put the Bears back in contention; however, another weak ending, losing two of their last three, made the season somewhat of a disappointment. Grange and Nagurski again carried the team, with 9 touchdowns between them (7 by Grange). The Bears' biggest weakness was an aging interior line, with few young lineman joining the team who had an impact. They also lacked a consistent kicking game, now that Paddy Driscoll and the Sternaman brothers had all retired. Owner George Halas would remedy these problems over the next few years and get the Bears back on top.

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Date Opponent Location Result Score Record
Sep 18 Cleveland Indians Loyola Stadium Win21–0 1–0–0
Sep 27 at Green Bay Packers Green Bay City Stadium Loss7–0 1–1–0
Oct. 11 New York Giants Wrigley Field Win6–0 2–1–0
Oct 18 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Win 26–13 3–1–0
Oct 25 Frankford Yellow Jackets Wrigley Field Loss 13–12 3–2–0
Nov 1 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Loss 6–2 3–3–0
Nov 8 Portsmouth Spartans Wrigley Field Win 9–6 4–3–0
Nov 15 at New York Giants Polo Grounds Win 12–65–3–0
Nov 22 at Brooklyn Dodgers Ebbets Field Win 26–0 6–3–0
Nov 26 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Win 18–7 7–3–0
Nov. 29 at Portsmouth Spartans Portsmouth Universal Stadium Loss 3–0 7–4–0
Dec. 6 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Win 7–6 8–4–0
Dec. 13 New York Giants Wrigley Field Loss 25–68–5–0


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