|1968 Chicago Bears season|
|Head coach||Jim Dooley|
|General manager||George Halas|
|Home field||Wrigley Field|
|Division place||2nd Central|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 1968 season was the Chicago Bears' 49th in the National Football League. The team failed to improve on their 7–6–1 record from 1967 and finished with a 7–7 record nder first-year head coach Jim Dooley and earning them a second-place finish in the Central Division within the NFL's Western Conference, a game behind the Minnesota Vikings.
The Bears had the tiebreaker advantage over Minnesota, after defeating them twice. They needed a win over the Green Bay Packers in the season finale to clinch the division title, but lost by a point at home.
|1968 Chicago Bears draft|
|2||46||Bob Wallace||Tight end||Texas at El Paso|
|Made roster * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
|Chicago Bears 1968 roster|
|1||September 15||Washington Redskins||L 38–28||0–1|
|2||September 22||at Detroit Lions||L 42–0||0–2|
|3||September 29||at Minnesota Vikings||W 27–17||1–2|
|4||October 6||at Baltimore Colts||L 28–7||1–3|
|5||October 13||Detroit Lions||L 28–10||1–4|
|6||October 20||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 29–16||2–4|
|7||October 27||Minnesota Vikings||W 26–24||3–4|
|8||November 3||at Green Bay Packers||W 13–10||4–4|
|9||November 10||San Francisco 49ers||W 27–19||5–4|
|10||November 17||Atlanta Falcons||L 16–13||5–5|
|11||November 24||Dallas Cowboys||L 34–3||5–6|
|12||December 1||at New Orleans Saints||W 23–17||6–6|
|13||December 8||at Los Angeles Rams||W 17–16||7–6|
|14||December 15||Green Bay Packers||L 28–27||7–7|
- Gale Sayers 16 Rush, 108 Yds
- Gale Sayers 18 Rush, 143 Yds
- Gale Sayers 24 Rush, 205 Yds
|Green Bay Packers||6||7||1||.462||1–4–1||2–7–1||281||227||W1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
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