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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.
It was a terrible year for the Chicago Bears as they had the worst record in the National Football League. As they only managed to win three games all season long. Now their will be several questions surrounding the direction of the franchise over the offseason.
Our experts will provide an analysis on the Bears’ chances closer to the start of the 2023-24 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022-23 season started:
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 playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Chicago Bears:
The Chicago Bears will come into the season with a brand new head coach and a brand new outlook after the Matt Nagy era finally ended after another terrible performance last season. The 52-year-old coach, Matt Eberflus has never been a head coach in the NFL and he is finally getting his first opportunity with the Bears.
That doesn’t mean he isn’t an experienced coach who has coached everywhere he could possibly coach at any level and is more than prepared for this job. It will be interesting to see what the new look Chicago Bears look like with Eberflus at the helm after coming over from Indianapolis, where he spent three years as their DC.
The Chicago Bears offense is once again going to be led by Justin Fields. He will certainly need to improve upon his performance from last season however. The loss of Jakeem Grant will certainly hurt them in both the wide receiver room and special teams as guys like Equanimeous Saint Brown and Darnell Mooney will look to replace his production.
Cole Kmet will also look to emerge as a top target for Justin Fields as the former Notre Dame tight end burst onto the scene last season. David Montgomery will likely return in the top running back spot as he will look to stay healthy after an injury filled season last year.
The defensive side of the ball has always been a staple for the Chicago Bears and they are hoping they can return to this play style this season. Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith are going to be the two main guys to anchor this defensive unit.
While Trevis Gibson and Angelo Blackson anchor down the left side of the defensive line. On the right side next to Quinn it’ll be Justin Jones holding it down at the defensive tackle spot. They finished in the middle of the pack last season and they will be looking to finish higher at the end of this season.
The 2022-23 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 2023-24 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 open as long shots to win the NFC North as they have some of the lowest odds out of every team in the division at (+1400). Their odds to win the NFC currently sit at (+6500) and their odds to bring home the Lombardi trophy are currently (+15000). Their win total sits on the lower end of the spectrum at six and a half victories.
Oddsmakers have them pegged to be one of the worst teams in all of the National Football League this season. Their odds for over six and a half wins is currently (+110) and their odds for under six and a half wins is currently (-130). That makes this a very valuable bet if the Chicago Bears outperform their expectations this season.
The Bears find themselves favored in two of their games this season and both of those games are coming at home at Soldier Field. One of those games comes against the Houston Texans and the other game is when they will host their NFC North division rivals, the Detroit Lions. That means they will make for some pretty valuable underdog bets against the spread this season.
All signs point to it being a long season for the Chicago Bears as they are just too young and still a few pieces away from being a solid team in the National Football League. A lot of their results this season is going to depend on how Justin Fields performs in his second season in the league and what strides the defense manages to make through the season.
It will also depend on the health of running back David Montgomery as he was putting up solid numbers before injuries caused him to miss pieces of last season. If everything goes right for the Bears they could take a huge step forward in their rebuild on the road to next season.
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?
Are you wondering if the Chicago Bears are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Chicago Bears games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the Chicago Bears record?
The Chicago Bears finished the 2022 season with a 3-14 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 $5.8 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 3-14 record, which was last in the NFC North.
When do the Chicago Bears play?
Chicago Bears fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.
When is the next Chicago Bears game?
For more details on the next Chicago Bears game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.
Where did the Chicago Bears finish the season?
The Chicago Bears finished the 2022 season last in the NFC North and last in the NFC.
How many games did the Chicago Bears win?
The Chicago Bears won three games in the 2022 NFL season.
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