A classic is born as 79,432 watch the NFL champion Bears held to a scoreless tie by the first College All-Star team in a game sponsored by Chicago Tribune Charities at Soldier Field.
Undefeated Bears slip before Giants in NFL title tilt at Polo Grounds 30-13 before 35,059. With Chicago leading 10-3 at the half, NY dons basketball sneakers and scores 27 points.
Bears win Western Division title but lose NFL Championship 28-21 to Redskins at Wrigley Field. Sammy Baugh hits 18 of 33 for 335 yards and three TDs. Jack Manders scores 15 of the Bears points. A Chicago player's share is $127.78.
George Halas surprises the Washington Redskins with his "T" formation offense in the NFL Championship game. The strategy proves more than effective as the Bears rout the Redskins 73-0 before 36,034 fans in Washington D.C. The gameplan signals the beginning of pro football's modern era. Each player receives $873.
Bears and Packers agree their playoff game should be played to a 'sudden death' finish in event of tie. NFL adopts plan 1/24/42.
The Bears blast Washington 41-21 in Wrigley Field for the NFL title before 34,320 fans. Sid Luckman throws five TD passes (2 each to Harry Clark and Dante Magnani). Bronko Nagurski scores his last Bear TD, a 3-yard run.
With George Halas back from serving in the Navy, the Bears whip the Giants 24-14 before a record NFL title crowd of 58,346 in the Polo Grounds. After opening with a 21-yard TD pass to Ken Kavanaugh, Sid Luckman gets the winning score on a 19-yard bootleg.
Johnny Lujack sets NFL passing record with 468 yards against the Cardinals.
Halas retires for a third time. Paddy Driscoll gets the position.
The Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams establish an NFL attendance record drawing 90,833 paid (100,470 actual) in the LA Colisseum. The Bears lose 35-41.
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