1922 Chicago Bears season

1922 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Record 9–3–0
League place 2nd NFL

The 1922 Chicago Bears season was their third regular season completed in the National Football League, which changed its name from the APFA, and the first under the new franchise name. The team changed the name from Staleys to Bears because Halas wanted his football franchise's nickname to reflect that of team whose field he used, that being the Chicago Cubs.

The club posted a 9–3 record under head coach/player George Halas earning them a second-place finish in the team standings earning them a second-place finish, the second time in the last three years. Two of the three losses were to the Chicago Cardinals, both shutouts suffered "away" at Comiskey Park where the Cardinals played their home games. The other loss was to eventual NFL champion Canton Bulldogs. In none of their other games were the Bears seriously challenged, with most either shutouts or relative blowouts. Ed "Dutch" Sternaman led the Bears in scoring for the third straight season, with 3 TDs, 6 field goals, and 5 PATs, finishing with 41 points. His brother Joe Sternaman joined the team and starred by scoring 5 touchdowns and adding 2 PATs.

Future Hall of Fame Players

Other Leading Players

Departed Players from 1920


Wk Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 October 1, 1922 at Racine Legion Win 6–0 1–0–0
2 October 8, 1922 at Rock Island Independents Win 10–6 2–0–0
3 October 15, 1922 Rochester Jeffersons Win 7–0 3–0–0
4 October 22, 1922 Buffalo All-Americans Win 7–0 4–0–0
5 October 29, 1922 Canton Bulldogs Loss 7–6 4–1–0
6 November 5, 1922 Dayton Triangles Win 9–0 5–1–0
7 November 12, 1922 Oorang Indians Win 33–6 6–1–0
8 November 19, 1922 Rock Island Independents Win 3–0 7–1–0
9 November 26, 1922 Akron Pros Win 20–10 8–1–0
10 November 30, 1922 at Chicago Cardinals Loss 6–0 8–2–0
11 December 3, 1922 Toledo Maroons Win 22–0 9–2–0
12 December 10, 1922 at Chicago Cardinals Loss 9–0 9–3–0


NFL standings
Canton Bulldogs 10021.00018415W6
Chicago Bears 930.75012344L1
Chicago Cardinals 830.7279650W1
Toledo Maroons 522.7149459L2
Rock Island Independents 421.66715427L1
Racine Legion 641.60012256L1
Dayton Triangles 431.5718062W1
Green Bay Packers 433.5717054W2
Buffalo All-Americans 541.5568741W2
Akron Pros 352.37514695L3
Milwaukee Badgers 243.3335171L3
Oorang Indians 360.33369190W2
Minneapolis Marines 130.2501940L1
Louisville Brecks 130.25013140W1
Evansville Crimson Giants 030.000688L3
Rochester Jeffersons 041.0001376L4
Hammond Pros 051.000069L2
Columbus Panhandles 080.00024174L8

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


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