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Franchise History:

1920-Decatur Staleys(APFA)

1921-Chicago Staleys(APFA)

1922 to present-Chicago Bear(NFL)

 

Record:

657-479-42 .578

16-17 (Playoffs) .485

 

Best Season:

15-1 (1985)

 

Worst Season:

1-13 (1969) 

 

Championships:

 
 
Super Bowl Champions: (1)
XX (1985)

NFL Champions (pre 1966): (8)
1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963

Super Bowls Appearances: (2)
XX (1985), XLI (2006)

NFL Championship Games (Pre-1966)
: (10)
1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1956, 1963

NFL/NFC Championship Games: (4)

1984, 1985, 1988, 2006

Division Champions: (21)
1921, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1956, 1963, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 2001, 2005,
2006


Playoff Appearences: (24)
1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1950, 1956, 1963, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2005, 2006

 

Coaches: 

(1920-1929) George Halas (84-35-0)

(1930-1932) Ralph Jones (24-10-7)

(1932-1942) George Halas (88-24-4)

(1942-1945) Hunk Anderson and Luke Johnsos (24-12-2)

(1946-1955) George Halas (76-53-6)

(1956-1957) John Driscoll (14-10-1)

(1958-1967) George Halas (76-53-6)

(1968-1971) Jim Dooley (20-36-0)

(1972-1974)  Abe Gibron (11-30-1)

(1975-1977) Jack Pardee (20-23-0)

(1978-1981) Neil Armstrong (30-35-0)

(1982-1992) Mike Ditka (112-68-0)

(1993-1998) Dave Wannstedt (41-57-0)

(1999-2003) Dick Jauron (35-45-0)

(2004-Present) Lovie Smith (29-19-0)

 

Retired Numbers:

3-Bronco Nagurski

5-George McAfee

7-George Halas

28-Willie Galimore

34-Walter Payton

40-Gale Sayers

41-Brian Piccolo

42-Sid Luckman

51-Dick Butkus

56-Bill Hewitt

61-Bill George

66-Bulldog Turner

77-Red Grange 

 

Stadiums:

Staley Field: 1920

Wrigley Field: 1921-1970

Soldier Field: 1971-2001

Memorial Stadium: 2002

Soldier Field 2: 2003-Present 

 

Hall of Famers:

Doug Atkins (WR 1955-1966)
 
Dick Butkus (LB 1965-1973)
 
George Blanda (QB/PK 1949-1958)
 
Guy Chambers (E 1920-1921)
 
George Connor (T 1948-1955)
 
Jimmy Conzelman (RB 1920)
 
Mike Ditka (TE 1961-1966)
 
Paddy Driscoll (RB 1920, 1926-1929)
 
Jim Finks (GM 1974-1983)
 
Danny Fortmann (G 1936-1943)
 
Bill George (G/LB 1952-1965)
 
Red Grange (RB 1925, 1929-1934)
 
George Halas (E 1920-1929; Coach 1920-29, 33-42, 46-55, 58-67; Owner 1920-1983) 
 
Dan Hampton (DE 1979-1990)
 
Ed Healey (T 1922-1927)
 
Bill Hewitt (E 1932-1936)
 
Stan Jones (T 1954-1965)
 
Walt Kiesling (G 1934)
 
Bobby Layne (QB 1948)
 
Sid Luckman (QB 1939-1950)
 
Link Lyman (T 1926-28, 30-31,33-34)
 
George McAfee (RB 1940-41, 45-50)
 
George Musso (G 1933-1944)
 
Bronko Nagurski  (FB 1930-37, 43)
 
Allan Page (DT 1978-1981)
 
Walter Payton  (RB 1975-1987)
 
Gale Sayers (RB 1965-1971)
 
Mike Singletary (LB 1981-1992)
 
George Trafton (C 1920-1932)
 
Clyde Turner  (C 1940-1952)

 

Awards:

Coach of the Year: (4)

1963 George Halas
1985 Mike Dikta
2001 Dick Jauron
2005 Lovie Smith

Def. Rookie of the Year: (3)
 
1973 Wally Chambers DT
1990 Mark Carrier S
2000 Brian Urlacher LB

Off. Rookie of the Year: (4)
 
1961 Mike Dikta TE
1962 Ron Bull RB
1965 Gayle Sayers RB
2001 Anthony Thomas RB

Def. Player of the Year: (2)
 
1985 Mike Singletary LB
1988 Mike Singletary LB
2005 Brian Urlacher LB

Off.  Player of the Year: (1)
 
1977 Walter Payton RB

NFL MVP: (2)
 
1943 Sid Luckman QB
1977 Walter Payton RB

 
Pro-Bowl MVP: (4)

1953: Doug Atkins (WR)

1967: Gale Sayers (RB)

1970: Gale Sayers (RB)

1978: Walter Payton (RB)

 

Super Bowl MVP: (1)

XX Richard Dent (DE) 1985

 

Team Song:

Bear Down-Chicago Bears

 

Music Video:

The Super Bowl Shuffle 

 

Mascot:

Staley the Bear 

 

Nickname:

Named Bears as a companion to baseball's Cubs, whom they shared Wrigley Field with at the time.

Records:

Rushing Yards: Walter Payton (16,726)

Passing Yards: Sid Luckman (14,686)

Receptions: Walter Payton (492)

Leading Scorer: Kevin Butler (1,116)

 

Im going to do every team and franchise in the NFL and was just wondering if I should add anything else to the teams history?  Your suggestions will be very much appreciated. 

 

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