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1968 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Jim Dooley
General Manager George Halas
Home Field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 7–7
Place 2nd Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1967 1969

The 1968 Chicago Bears season was their 49th regular season completed in the National Football League. Under first-year head coach Jim Dooley, the club posted a 7–7 record, earning them another second-place finish in the Central Division within the NFL's Western Conference behind the Minnesota Vikings.

Offseason

George Halas, age 73, retired as head coach of the Bears for the fourth and final time on May 27.[1][2][3][4] Dooley, 38, was promoted and introduced as head coach the following day.[5][6]

NFL draft

1968 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 16 Mike Hull  Fullback USC
2 46 Bob Wallace  Tight end Texas at El Paso
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Roster

Chicago Bears 1968 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15 Washington Redskins L 38–28
41,321
2 September 22 at Detroit Lions L 42–0
50,688
3 September 29 at Minnesota Vikings W 27–17
47,644
4 October 6 at Baltimore Colts L 28–7
60,238
5 October 13 Detroit Lions L 28–10
46,996
6 October 20 at Philadelphia Eagles W 29–16
60,858
7 October 27 Minnesota Vikings W 26–24
46,562
8 November 3 at Green Bay Packers W 13–10
50,861
9 November 10 San Francisco 49ers W 27–19
46,978
10 November 17 Atlanta Falcons L 16–13
44,214
11 November 24 Dallas Cowboys L 34–3
46,667
12 December 1 at New Orleans Saints W 23–17
78,285
13 December 8 at Los Angeles Rams W 17–16
66,368
14 December 15 Green Bay Packers L 28–27
46,435

Game summaries

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 14 6 0 7 27
Vikings 0 3 0 14 17

[7]


Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 7 6 3 13 29
Eagles 3 10 3 0 16

[8]


Week 7

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 7 0 10 24
• Bears 7 6 7 6 26

[9]

Week 8

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 0 3 7 3 13
Packers 0 0 7 3 10

[10]

Standings

Template:1968 NFL Central standings

References

  1. Strickler, George (May 28, 1968). "Halas retires as Bears' coach". Chicago Tribune: p. 1, sec. 1. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1968/05/28/page/1/article/halas-retires-as-bears-coach.
  2. "George Halas drops reins". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. May 28, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ytMiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gekDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7311%2C4965476.
  3. McHugh, Roy (May 28, 1968). "Papa Bear recognizes Father Time". Pittsburgh Press: p. 33. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AMsbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xU8EAAAAIBAJ&pg=6166%2C5736017.
  4. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 283
  5. Hollow, Cooper (May 29, 1968). "Dooley, 38, named head coach of Bears". Chicago Tribune: p. 1, sec. 3. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1968/05/29/page/49/article/dooley-38-named-head-coach-of-bears.
  6. "Dooley moves up as Bears' coach". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 16. May 29, 1968. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ytMiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gekDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2151%2C5376098.
  7. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-27.
  8. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-28.
  9. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-29.
  10. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-31.
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Capitol Century Coastal Central
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Related: 1968 AFL Season
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