1961 Chicago Bears

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1961 Chicago Bears

What was the record of the 1961 Chicago Bears?

The Chicago Bears finished the regular season with a 8-6 record. They went 5-2 at home and 3-4 on the road.

What division did the 1961 Chicago Bears play in?

The 1961 Chicago Bears played in the West Division of the National Football League.

What was the division record of the 1961 Chicago Bears?

During the regular season, the 1961 Chicago Bears went 7-5 against their NFL West opponents.

What was the 1961 Chicago Bears record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Baltimore Colts 2-0 100% +15
Los Angeles Rams 2-0 100% +8
San Francisco 49ers 1-1 50% +21
Detroit Lions 1-1 50% +13
Minnesota Vikings 1-1 50% -7
Green Bay Packers 0-2 0% -27

What was the 1961 Chicago Bears record by month?

The 1961 Chicago Bears had their best month in October, when they went 4-1 and had a 80% win percentage. Their worst month was November, when they went 1-3 and had a 25% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-1 50% -20
October 4-1 80% +36
November 1-3 25% -11
December 2-1 66.7% +19

Did the 1961 Chicago Bears make the Playoffs?

No, the Bears didn't make the Playoffs in 1961.

What was the point differential for the 1961 Chicago Bears?

The Chicago Bears finished the regular season with a point differential of +24. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Bears could have been expected to have about 7.6 wins, or a 8-6 record in the regular season.

How did the 1961 Chicago Bears perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1961 Chicago Bears went 4-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Bears went 2-3.

How did the 1961 Chicago Bears perform in overtime games?

The 1961 Chicago Bears did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1961 Chicago Bears?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1961 Chicago Bears was a 4 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1961 Chicago Bears?

The longest losing streak that the Chicago Bears had during the 1961 regular season was 3 games, which happened once during the season.

1961 Chicago Bears Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 17, 1961 @ Minnesota Vikings Loss 13 - 37
2 Sat, Sep 23, 1961 @ Los Angeles Rams Win 21 - 17
3 Sun, Oct 1, 1961 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 0 - 24
4 Sun, Oct 8, 1961 @ Detroit Lions Win 31 - 17
5 Sun, Oct 15, 1961 vs Baltimore Colts Win 24 - 10
6 Sun, Oct 22, 1961 vs San Francisco 49ers Win 31 - 0
7 Sun, Oct 29, 1961 @ Baltimore Colts Win 21 - 20
8 Sun, Nov 5, 1961 @ Philadelphia Eagles Loss 14 - 16
9 Sun, Nov 12, 1961 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 28 - 31
10 Sun, Nov 19, 1961 @ San Francisco 49ers Loss 31 - 41
11 Sun, Nov 26, 1961 vs Los Angeles Rams Win 28 - 24
12 Sun, Dec 3, 1961 vs Detroit Lions Loss 15 - 16
13 Sun, Dec 10, 1961 vs Cleveland Browns Win 17 - 14
14 Sun, Dec 17, 1961 vs Minnesota Vikings Win 52 - 35

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