1935 Chicago Bears season

1935 Chicago Bears season

1935 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Record 6–4–2
Division place T-3rd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
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Season overview

The 1935 Chicago Bears season was their 16th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–4–2 record, finished in a tie for third (and last) place in the Western Division, and failed to return to the championship game. The Bears had little trouble with the weaker teams in the league, led the league in scoring, and occasionally showed signs of brilliance against top-flight competition, but for the most part they were outclassed by the Lions, Packers, and Giants. The biggest problem was the veterans from the 1920s had largely retired or were past their prime but not enough young talent had emerged to offset these losses. In particular, the retirement of Link Lyman and Red Grange hurt the team, especially on defense. Additionally, Bronko Nagurski and Bill Hewitt were injured for large portions of the season and could not play to their normal level.

Season highlights

Keith Molesworth was the brightest spot on offense, and was a Bill Hewitt, End

  • George Musso, Tackle
  • Bronko Nagurski, Fullback
  • Other Leading Players

    Players departed from 1934


    Date Opponent Location Result Score
    Sep 22 Green Bay Packers East Stadium Loss 0–7
    Sep. 29 Pittsburgh Pirates Forbes Field Win 23–7
    Oct 13 Philadelphia Eagles Baker Bowl Win 39–0
    Oct 20 Brooklyn Dodgers Wrigley Field Win 24–14
    Oct 27 Green Bay Packers Wrigley Field Loss 14–17
    Nov 3 New York Giants Polo Grounds Win 20–3
    Nov 10 Boston Redskins Fenway Park Win 30–14
    Nov 17 New York Giants Wrigley Field Loss 0–3
    Nov 24 Detroit Lions Wrigley Field Tie 20–20
    Nov. 28 Detroit Lions Titan Stadium Loss 2–14
    Dec. 1 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Tie 7–7
    Dec. 8 Chicago Cardinals Wrigley Field Win 13–0


    W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PTS=Points Scored, OPP=Opponents' Points

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

    NFL Western
    Detroit Lions 7 3 2 .700 191 111 W-2
    Green Bay Packers 8 4 0 .667 181 96 W-1
    Chicago Cardinals 6 4 2 .600 99 97 L-1
    Chicago Bears 6 4 2 .600 192 106 W-1