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1928 Chicago Bears season


1928 Chicago Bears season

1928 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Record 7–5–1
Division place 5th NFL
Playoff finish No playoffs until 1932
Previous season Next season
< 1927 1929 >


  • Season overview 1
  • Future Hall of Fame players 2
  • Other leading players 3
  • Players departed from 1927 4
  • Schedule 5
  • Standings 6

Season overview

The William Senn starred on offense with 4 and 5 touchdowns each. Sternaman also shared kicking duties with Driscoll. The passing game became more important and the Bears scored 11 touchdowns via the air, versus 13 on the ground. This was a league-wide trend, foreshadowing the ascendancy of Don Hutson and Sammy Baugh of the 1930s.

Future Hall of Fame players

Other leading players

Players departed from 1927


Date Opponent Location Result Score Record
Sep 23 Chicago Cardinals Normal Park Win 15–0 1–0–0
Sep 30 Green Bay Packers Green Bay City Stadium Tie 12–12 1–0–1
Oct 14 New York Giants Wrigley Field Win 13–0 2–0–1
Oct 21 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Loss 6–16 2–1–1
Oct 28 Detroit Wolverines Wrigley Field Loss 0–6 2–2–1
Nov 4 New York Yankees Wrigley Field Win 27–0 3–2–1
Nov 11 Dayton Triangles Wrigley Field Win 27–0 4–2–1
Nov 18 Pottsville Maroons Wrigley Field Win 13–6 5–2–1
Nov 25 Detroit Wolverines University of Detroit Loss 7–14 5–3–1
Nov 29 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Win 34–0 6–3–1
Dec. 2 Frankford Yellowjackets Wrigley Field Win 28–6 7–3–1
Dec. 9 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Loss 0–6 7–4–1
Dec. 15 Frankford Yellowjackets Frankford Stadium Loss 0–19 7–5–1


W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage

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

Team W L T PCT
Providence Steam Roller 8 1 2 .889
Frankford Yellow Jackets 11 3 2 .786
Detroit Wolverines 7 2 1 .778
Green Bay Packers 6 4 3 .600
Chicago Bears 7 5 1 .583
New York Giants 4 7 2 .364
New York Yankees 4 8 1 .333
Pottsville Maroons 2 8 0 .200
Chicago Cardinals 1 5 0 .167
Dayton Triangles 0 7 0 .000
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