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|Colours:||White, burnt orange & navy blue|
|Hall of Famers:||Jim Covert, Ed Sprinkle, Brian Urlacher, Richard Dent, Dan Hampton, Mike Singletary, Jim Finks, Walter Payton, Stan Jones, Mike Ditka, Doug Atkins, George Musso, George Blanda, Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, George Connor, Bill George, Bill Hewitt, Joe Stydahar, Bulldog Turner, George McAfee, Sid Luckman, Dan Fortman, Paddy Driscoll, George Trafton, Roy “Link” Lyman, Ed Healy, Harold “Red” Grange & Bronko Nagurski|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||George Halas|
|Rivals:||Green Bay Packers|
|Legends:||Walter Payton, Dick Butkus, Bronko Nagurski, Sid Luckman, Gale Sayers, Mike Ditka, Bill George, Bulldog Turner, Doug Atkins, Danny Fortmann, Dan Hampton, Richard Dent, Jimbo Covert, Brian Urlacher, Mike Singletary, Bill Hewitt, Stan Jones, Jay Hilgenberg, Steve McMichael,Devin Hester, Joe Stydahar, George Connor, George McAfee, Joe Fortunato & Ed Sprinkle|
|Retired Numbers:||3, 5, 7, 28, 34, 40, 41, 42, 51, 56, 61, 66, 77 & 89|
|Super Bowl Championships:||1: 1985|
|Conference Championships:||2: 1985 & 2006|
The Chicago Bears may not be the most successful team in terms of Super Bowl triumphs and have largely been underwhelming in the modern era of the National Football League (NFL), but they do hold the record for most wins by an NFL franchise with 769.
The Bears also have the most players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as the most retired jersey numbers with 14. It may also have something to do with the fact that the Bears were established in 1920 and are one of the oldest franchises in the NFL along with the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals.
The Bears didn’t get their name from the moment they were playing in fact they got the name Bears two years after the franchise was established. The team in Chicago started out for the first two years (1920-22) as a food starch company team called ‘ the Staleys’ when the Staley Starch Company wanted to enter the world of NFL sponsors and wanted to keep a team in Chicago, and in 1922 they named the team the Chicago Bears.
The Bears were dominant in the early stages of the NFL as they won seven NFL Championships between the 20s to the 40s, with the most dominant period coming between the 30s and 40s.
Between the 30s and 40s the team claimed six NFL titles (1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943 and 1946) which is largely thanks to George Halas who coached the team from 1933-1942 and won three championships during his time (1933, 1940 and 1941).
Halas came back a few years later coaching the team from 1946-1955 and again from 1958-1967 which saw him add two more NFL Championships to his name (after the Bears won the NFL championship under Hunk Anderson and Luke Johnsos in 1943, Halas took them to win the 1946 and 1963 NFL championships).
All in all Halas had four coaching stints with the Bears spanning 40 years (10 years for each stint) and coached 497 games with 318 wins and claimed six NFL titles, he later served as owner for the Bears.
The team would have to wait nearly 20 years before they reached success again, as Mike Ditka who was coach of the Bears from 1982-1992 led them to their only Super Bowl (their ninth NFL championship) triumph for the 1985 season, after they defeated the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX.
The 1985 season could be seen as one of the best seasons ever by the Bears as they only lost one game in the season, going down to Miami Dolphins in round 13. They also had a dominant defence which was headlined in the playoffs when they kept the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Rams scoreless in the divisional round and in the championship game defeating them 21-0 and 24-0, on the way to clinch their maiden Vince Lombardi trophy.
The Bears returned to the Super Bowl in 2006 after a 13-3 win loss record in the regular season, and did well in the playoffs defeating Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round and the New Orleans Saints in the championship game, however, they fell to a strong Indianapolis Colts going down 29-17.
The Bears had a four-year wait before they returned to playoff action, when they made it all the way to the NFC Championship game where they lost to their biggest rivals Green Bay Packers 21-14. The 2018 season under new coach Matt Nagy saw an end to an eight-year playoff drought when his side finished on top of the NFC North standings with a 12-4 win loss record, which led them to a spot in the postseason.
The Bears faced the Philadelphia Eagles in the wildcard playoff game, however, it ended in heartbreak for the Bears faithful as they went down by a point losing 16-15. The 2019 season saw the Bears fall one win short of a Wild Card slot, but in 2020 they managed to sneak in thanks to a tiebreaker. They were easily dismissed in the Wild Card Round by the New Orleans Saints and are left with plenty of questions surrounding their offense, specifically quarterback.
The Chicago Bears are going through a rebuild at the moment, as they went through quarterback controversy all season long with Justin Fields and Andy Dalton. After making the playoffs in 2020 the Bears finished 2021 towards the bottom of the NFC.
If you are a fan of the Chicago Bears, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Chicago Bears have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2023?
Our experts will provide an analysis on the Bears’ chances closer to the start of the 2022-23 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2021-22 season started:
The Bears look to build on their playoff appearance last season and go deeper into the playoffs. A loss to a declining Drew Brees was definitely disappointing and it wouldn’t be surprising if head coach Matt Nagy was fired if the Bears underperform this season. Will Nagy be able to push the Bears into making a leap into a top tier team or will this be his last season as the Bears’ head coach?
The Bears are one of the oldest franchises in the NFL but have been stagnant for a while with just 2 playoff appearances in the last 10 years and 1 Super Bowl appearance since 1986. The Bears turned to Matt Nagy to help lead this storied franchise to the Super Bowl once again but he has faltered due to poor quarterback play during his tenure.
Despite being an offensive minded coach throughout his career the Bears offense has underperformed. Nagy started his career as a quarterback but at the highest level he only played as a practice squad player on the Eagles. After his playing days, Nagy became a coaching intern with the Eagles under Andy Reid in 2008.
He then climbed the ranks of the Eagles to become the offensive quality control coach. Nagy then followed Andy Reid to Kansas City where he eventually became the offensive coordinator. In 2018, Nagy became the head coach of the Bears and actually led them to the playoffs in his first year. Now Nagy is under pressure to avoid another first round exit and make the Bears a true contender in the NFC.
In order to make this group a contender the front office has added a few key names. The signing of Andy Dalton was the first big move. Although the Bears drafted Justin Fields with their first pick, Dalton should be the day one starter. The Bears also added running back Damien Williams and Linebacker Christian Jones.
Overall, the Bears had a decent offseason and added depth to key positions while also adding great position players on the offensive and defensive line, linebacker group and running back room. They have also set themselves up for the future by adding Justin Fields. However, the problem is, the Bears haven’t improved enough to definitely deem them a lock for the playoffs. This team will be fighting for a playoff spot and this is a fight they may lose.
Matt Nagy has a relatively good group on offense but there are questions surrounding Andy Dalton and whether or not Dalton will be able to elevate this team. This season Nagy will return to being the offensive play caller, and has said the team will place an emphasis on the run.
This is good as the Bears possess a top 10 running back room which features David Montgomery, Demien Williams and the electric Tarik Cohen. However, despite the good group at running back the Bears have one of the worst offensive lines in the league, with a lot of uncertainty and change at the position.
This offensive line has been graded extremely poorly and it doesn’t seem like they will improve much this season. The interior offensive line has been consistently changing while the tackle position remains a big question mark.
Jason Peters signing with the Bears does solidify this unit but they are still going to be a bottom 10 unit. This line is likely a big reason why the Bears will be reluctant to start their first round pick Justin Fields this season, opting instead to have him sit for as long as possible.
The only silver lining for the Bears is their good wide receiving room which is led by Allen Robinson. Robinson will be supported by Darnell Mooney, Marquise Goodwin and Breshad Perriman. Robinson will be the focal point of the Bears’ passing attack but has had a rocky relationship with the Bears front office.
Nagy will ensure he designs plays so that Robinson gets the ball but as for the rest of the passing game, if the line can’t block for the inconsistent Dalton, they may struggle to get quality looks. This offense has been the biggest crutch of the Bears, and it hasn’t gotten much better despite the addition of a new quarterback. If the Bears don’t make the playoffs it will be due to this side of the ball.
The Bears defense has regressed despite being the strong point of this team. The Bears are trying to return to their 2018 form by hiring new defensive coordinator Sean Desai. Desai is a disciple of the Bears’ 2018 defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, and Desai is bringing back a system familiar to the Bears’ defensive group.
Despite the regression the Bears are still one of the better units in the league led by All Pro Khalil Mack. Last year the Bears had the 11th best defense, but weren’t able to generate as many turnovers as years past with just 18.
The Bears’ front 7 is their best asset, with game changing Khalil Mack being supported by Akem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Robert Quinn, Alec Ogletree and Roquan Smith. Hicks and Mack are two of the most disruptive forces in the NFL and will make life easier for the rest of their defense. This unit is filled with talent but many in this group are aging and could regress going into the 2021 season.
The Bears secondary isn’t as strong after letting go of Kyle Fuller. The cornerback group is filled with young and relatively unknown players who are looking to develop. However the excellent duo of Eddie Jackson and Tashuan Gibson at safety should help prevent big plays. If the safeties can do this and generate turnovers, then the Bears defense should return to its old heights.
If the safeties can’t make up for the lack of experience in the cornerback group, then problems lie ahead. Overall although this Bears defense is good, it isn’t nearly good enough to overcome the glaring problems on offense. Look for the Bears to just miss out on playoffs if the defense can’t play to its full potential.
The 2021-22 season is over and we take a look back at the Chicago Bears betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2022-23 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Bears before the start of the previous season:
The Chicago Bears had an identical against the spread record, actual record and total points record, finishing 8-8 overall, 3-5 at home and 5-3 on the road.
The Bears are not a very exciting team to bet on at all as they are extremely inconsistent. They started the season 5-1 and on top of the NFC but a six game losing streak put their postseason at risk. They then finished 3-1 to just sneak in but were the biggest underdogs of Wild Card Round and justified that by losing 9-21.
The Bears have opened with the equal second worst odds of +3300 to win the NFC while having the equal fifth worst odds for Super Bowl LVI, coming in at +6600.
Still got some burning questions about the Chicago Bears? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the Chicago Bears play?
The Chicago Bears play their home games at Soldier Field.
Who owns the Chicago Bears?
The McCaskey family owns the Chicago Bears.
Has the Chicago Bears won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Chicago Bears have won one Super Bowl, Super Bowl XX in the 1985 season.
Who is the Chicago Bears coach?
Matt Eberflus is the head coach of the Chicago Bears.
Do the Chicago Bears play tonight?
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What is the Chicago Bears record?
The Chicago Bears finished the 2021 season with a 6-11 record.
Did the Chicago Bears win last night?
Fans of the Chicago Bears are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Chicago Bears worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Chicago Bears are worth $4.075 billion.
Who do the Chicago Bears play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Chicago Bears play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Chicago Bears?
You can watch the Chicago Bears on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTTV NFL Sunday Ticket and on chicagobears.com. You can also stream the Chicago Bears games on the Bears App, Yahoo sports app, CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBS Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass and NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on NFL GamePass, Westwood One, TuneIn and Sirius XM.
Will the Chicago Bears make the playoffs this year?
The Chicago Bears missed the playoffs with a 6-11 record, beating out the Lions for third in the NFC North.
When do the Chicago Bears play?
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When is the next Chicago Bears game?
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Where did the Chicago Bears finish the season?
The Chicago Bears finished the 2021 season third in the NFC North and 12th in the NFC.
How many games did the Chicago Bears win?
The Chicago Bears won six games in the 2021 NFL season.
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