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1942 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach George Halas
Hunk Anderson
Luke Johnsos
Home Field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 11–0
Place 1st NFL Western
Playoff Finish Lost NFL Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1941 1943

The 1942 Chicago Bears season was their 23rd regular season and 7th postseason completed in the National Football League. The club posted an 11–0 record under head coach George Halas (who left for World War II in November) and temporary co-coaches Hunk Anderson and Luke Johnsos. The Bears were denied a three-peat and the undefeated season when they lost to the Washington Redskins in the year's title game. In the previous two NFL championship games, the Bears defeated the Redskins, 73–0, and then the Giants, 37–9.

The 1942 Bears were "the single most dominant team in the history of the NFL," according to Cold Hard Football Facts. "The 1942 Bears went 11–0, scored 376 points and surrendered just 84 points. That dominant team, like the undefeated 2007 Patriots, was upset in the NFL championship game."[1]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 27, 1942 at Green Bay Packers W 44–28
2 October 4, 1942 at Cleveland Rams W 21–7
3 October 11, 1942 Chicago Cardinals W 41–14
4 October 18, 1942 New York Giants W 26–7
5 October 25, 1942 Philadelphia Eagles W 45–14
6 November 1, 1942 Detroit Lions W 16–0
7 November 8, 1942 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 35–0
8 November 15, 1942 Green Bay Packers W 38–7
9 November 22, 1942 at Detroit Lions W 42–0
10 November 29, 1942 Cleveland Rams W 47–0
11 December 6, 1942 at Chicago Cardinals W 21–7

PostseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 13, 1942 at Washington Redskins L 14–6

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 11 0 0 1.000 8–0 376 84 W11
Green Bay Packers 8 2 1 .800 6–2 300 215 W2
Cleveland Rams 5 6 0 .455 3–5 150 207 L1
Chicago Cardinals 3 8 0 .273 3–5 98 209 L6
Detroit Lions 0 11 0 .000 0–8 38 263 L11

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

Eastern Division Western Division
Brooklyn Chicago Bears
New York Chicago Cardinals
Philadelphia Cleveland
Pittsburgh Detroit
Washington Green Bay
1942 NFL DraftNFL Championship


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