1971 Chicago Bears Season
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1971 Chicago Bears Season
1971 Chicago Bears season
Head coachJim Dooley
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record6-8
Division place3rd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

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.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster

Schedule

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 summaries

Week 1

Week 2

1 234Total
• Bears 0 0317 20
Vikings 0 7100 17

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Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 11 3 0 .786 5-1 9-2 245 139 W2
Detroit Lions 7 6 1 .538 2-3-1 3-6-1 341 286 L2
Chicago Bears 6 8 0 .429 2-4 5-6 185 276 L5
Green Bay Packers 4 8 2 .333 2-3-1 2-7-2 274 298 L1

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

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Dec-14.



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