|1971 Chicago Bears season|
|Head coach||Jim Dooley|
|Home field||Soldier Field|
|Division place||3rd NFC Central|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 1971 Chicago Bears season was their 52nd regular season completed in the National Football League. The team finished with a 6–8 record, another below .500 showing, eventually costing head coach Jim Dooley his job. This was their 1st season at Soldier Field.
|1971 Chicago Bears draft|
|1||11||Joe Moore||Running back||Missouri|
|2||28||Jim Harrison||Running back||Missouri|
|3||64||Tony McGee||Defensive end||Bishop|
|4||89||Jerry Moore||Defensive back||Arkansas|
|6||135||Earl Thomas||Wide receiver||Houston|
|Made roster * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
|1||September 19, 1971||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 17–15|
|2||September 26, 1971||at Minnesota Vikings||W 20–17|
|3||October 3, 1971||at Los Angeles Rams||L 17–3|
|4||October 10, 1971||New Orleans Saints||W 35–14|
|5||October 17, 1971||at San Francisco 49ers||L 13–0|
|6||October 24, 1971||at Detroit Lions||W 28–23|
|7||October 31, 1971||Dallas Cowboys||W 23–19|
|8||November 7, 1971||Green Bay Packers||L 17–14|
|9||November 14, 1971||Washington Redskins||W 16–15|
|10||November 21, 1971||Detroit Lions||L 28–3|
|11||November 29, 1971||at Miami Dolphins||L 34–3|
|12||December 5, 1971||at Denver Broncos||L 6–3|
|13||December 12, 1971||at Green Bay Packers||L 31–10|
|14||December 19, 1971||Minnesota Vikings||L 27–10|
- Dick Gordon 10 Rec, 115 Yds
Chuck Hughes became the first NFL player to die on the field during a game.
|Green Bay Packers||4||8||2||.333||2–3–1||2–7–2||274||298||L1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Dec-14.