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1966 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach George Halas
General Manager George Halas
Home Field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 5–7–2
Place 5th Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1965 1967

The 1966 Chicago Bears season was their 47th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 5–7–2 record under head coach George Halas, earning them a fifth-place finish in the NFL Western Conference. This was the franchise's second losing season in the past three.

RosterEdit

Chicago Bears 1966 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Location Result Record Attendance
1 September 11 at Detroit Lions Tiger Stadium L 14–3 0–1
52,225
2 September 16 at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum L 31–17 0–2
58,916
3 Bye week
4 October 2 at Minnesota Vikings Metropolitan Stadium W 13–10 1–2
47,426
5 October 9 Baltimore Colts Wrigley Field W 27–17 2–2
47,452
6 October 16 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field L 17–0 2–3
48,573
7 October 23 Los Angeles Rams Wrigley Field W 17–10 3–3
47,475
8 October 31 at St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium L 24–17 3–4
49,516
9 November 6 Detroit Lions Wrigley Field T 10–10 3–4–1
47,041
10 November 13 San Francisco 49ers Wrigley Field T 30–30 3–4–2
47,078
11 November 20 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field L 13–6 3–5–2
50,861
12 November 27 Atlanta Falcons Wrigley Field W 23–6 4–5–2
44,777
13 December 4 at Baltimore Colts Memorial Stadium L 21–16 4–6–2
60,238
14 December 11 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium L 41–14 4–7–2
37,170
15 December 18 Minnesota Vikings Wrigley Field W 41–28 5–7–2
45,191
  • A bye week was necessary in 1966, as the league expanded to an odd-number (15) of teams (Atlanta); one team was idle each week.

StandingsEdit

Template:1966 NFL Western standings

Game summariesEdit

Week 4: vs. Baltimore ColtsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 3 7 7

17

Bears 10 0 10 7

27

at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First Quarter
  • CHI – Roger LeClerc 42-yard field goal – Bears 3–0
  • CHI – Joe Fortunato 24-yard fumble return (Roger LeClerc kick) – Bears 10–0
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
  • CHI – Gale Sayers 30-yard run (Roger LeClerc kick) – Bears 17–3
  • CHI – Roger LeClerc 27-yard field goal – Bears 20–3
  • BAL – Bobby Boyd 37-yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick) – Bears 20–10
Fourth Quarter
  • CHI – Gale Sayers 7-yard run (Roger LeClerc kick) – Bears 27–10
  • BAL – John Mackey 79-yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick) – Bears 27–17
Colts
  • Johnny Unitas
    18/38, 274 Yds, TD, 2 INT
  • Tom Matte
    4 Rush, 57 Yds
  • John Mackey
    2 Rec, 89 Yds, TD
Bears

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlanta Baltimore
Cleveland Chicago
Dallas Detroit
NY Giants Green Bay
Philadelphia Los Angeles
Pittsburgh Minnesota
St. Louis San Francisco
Washington
1966 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro BowlSuper Bowl I
Related: 1966 AFL Season


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