1924 Chicago Bears season

1924 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Record 8–3–4 Overall
6–1–4 NFL
League place 2nd NFL

The 1924 Chicago Bears season was their fifth regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–1–4 league record under head coach George Halas earning them a second-place finish in the team standings, the fourth time in the last five years. The Bears started slow with 2 ties and a loss, but quickly gained their stride, winning 6 of their last 8 games with two ties. The Bears only loss of the year was to the Cleveland Bulldogs, the eventual champions (the NFL officially considers the 1924 Bulldogs a different team than the Canton team from the previous year – however, all the players were the same). Despite coming in second, the Bears did defeat the cross-town rival Cardinals twice, both shutouts, and their future classic rival, the Green Bay Packers, once in a 3–0 shutout. The Sternaman brothers again carried the team, with Joe Sternaman having his best season. The younger Sternaman scored 6 touchdowns, threw for another, had 9 field goals, and 12 PATs, finishing with 75 of the Bears' 136 points.

Future Hall of Fame Players

Other Leading Players


Date Opponent Location Result Score Record
Sep. 28 Rock Island Independents Douglas Park Tie 0–0 0–0–1
Oct 5 Cleveland Bulldogs Dunn Field Loss 14–16 0–1–1
Oct 12 Racine Legion Wrigley Field Tie 10–10 0–1–2
Oct 19 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Win 6–0 1–1–2
Oct 26 Frankford Yellowjackets Wrigley Field Win 33–3 2–1–2
Nov 2 Rock Island Independents Wrigley Field Tie 3–3 2–1–3
Nov 9 Columbus Tigers Wrigley Field Win 12–6 3–1–3
Nov 16 Racine Legion Wrigley Field Tie 3–3 3–1–4
Nov 23 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Win 3–0 4–1–4
Nov 27 Chicago Cardinals Comiskey Park Win 21–0 5–1–4
Nov 30 Milwaukee Badgers Wrigley Field Win 31–14 6–1–4

1924 NFL exhibition games

Date Opponent Location Result Score
Sep. 21 Green Bay Packers Bellevue Park Loss 0–5
Dec 7 Cleveland Bulldogs Wrigley Field Win 23–0
Dec 13 Frankford Yellow Jackets Frankford Stadium Win 13–10
Dec 14 Rock Island Independents Wrigley Field Loss 6–7


NFL standings
Cleveland Bulldogs 711.87522960W2
Chicago Bears 614.85713655W3
Frankford Yellow Jackets 1121.846326109W8
Duluth Kelleys 510.8335616W1
Rock Island Independents 522.7148838L1
Green Bay Packers 740.63610838L1
Racine Legion 433.5716947W1
Chicago Cardinals 541.5569067L1
Buffalo Bisons 650.545120140L3
Columbus Tigers 440.5009168L1
Hammond Pros 221.5001845W2
Milwaukee Badgers 580.385142188L2
Akron Pros 260.25059132W1
Dayton Triangles 260.25045148L6
Kansas City Blues 270.22246124L2
Kenosha Maroons 041.00012117L2
Minneapolis Marines 060.00014108L6
Rochester Jeffersons 070.0007156L7

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

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