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Bears Hand Colts Worst Defeat in Franchise History; Final Score is 57-0

Nov. 25, 1962 - Billy Wade (pictured right with Mike Ditka) passed for 3 touchdowns and ran for another today as the Chicago Bears handed the Baltimore Colts their worst defeat in franchise history. The score was 57-0. Wade completed 23 of 32 passes for 328 yards in leading the Bears to their seventh victory in 11 games. The Colts, who lost Gino Marchetti, an end, with a pulled leg muscle early in the first period and obviously missed him, were not competitive at any stage of the game before an unhappy crowd of 56,164 at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. This was the first time the Colts had failed to score in a game since Oct. 16, 1954. Professional football’s most lopsided score in history came in the 1940 NFL playoff game when the Bears whipped the Washington Redskins, 73-0. Toward the end of that game, officials asked Bears coach George Halas not to let his team kick for extra points. They were running out of footballs after too many had been kicked into the stands.

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