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1971 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Jim Dooley
Home Field Soldier Field
Results
Record 6–8
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1970 1972

The 1971 Chicago Bears season was their 52nd regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–8 record, another below .500 showing, eventually costing head coach Jim Dooley his job. This was their 1st season at Soldier Field.

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

1971 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 Joe Moore  Running back Missouri
2 28 Jim Harrison  Running back Missouri
2 36 Charlie Ford  Cornerback Houston
3 64 Tony McGee  Defensive end Bishop
3 71 Bob Newton  Tackle Nebraska
4 89 Jerry Moore  Defensive back Arkansas
6 135 Earl Thomas  Wide receiver Houston
7 167 Buddy Lee  Quarterback LSU
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

RosterEdit

1971 Chicago Bears roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–15
55,049
2 September 26, 1971 at Minnesota Vikings W 20–17
47,900
3 October 3, 1971 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–3
66,957
4 October 10, 1971 New Orleans Saints W 35–14
55,049
5 October 17, 1971 at San Francisco 49ers L 13–0
44,000
6 October 24, 1971 at Detroit Lions W 28–23
54,418
7 October 31, 1971 Dallas Cowboys W 23–19
55,049
8 November 7, 1971 Green Bay Packers L 17–14
55,049
9 November 14, 1971 Washington Redskins W 16–15
55,049
10 November 21, 1971 Detroit Lions L 28–3
55,049
11 November 29, 1971 at Miami Dolphins L 34–3
75,312
12 December 5, 1971 at Denver Broncos L 6–3
51,200
13 December 12, 1971 at Green Bay Packers L 31–10
56,263
14 December 19, 1971 Minnesota Vikings L 27–10
55,049

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 6 6 3

15

Bears 0 3 0 14

17

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Week 2Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Bears 0 0 3 17 20
Vikings 0 7 10 0 17

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StandingsEdit

Template:1971 NFC Central standings

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Dec-14.
AFC East Central West NFC East Central West
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Washington
1971 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl VI


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