28 Sep

Chicago Bears

  • Super Bowl Championships: 1
  • Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 20
  • Claim to Fame: The Bears have the most Hall of Fame members with 27 and the most regular-season wins in the NFL (749)
  • Claim to Shame: Chicago has only made the playoffs four times in the last 23 seasons

Love them or hate them, the Bears have some serious roots. Chicago holds the records for most wins by a franchise (739), the most Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees (27), and the most retired jerseys (14).

Once a company team for a food starch business, the Bears would later become one of the first teams to assemble what we know today as the National Football League, in 1921. Fun fact: the Bears were originally named the “Staleys” but were soon renamed to reflect the city’s baseball team, the Cubs.

The Bears were dominant in their early years, winning four titles from 1933-1943. Following the golden years of the 30s and 40s, the Bears struggled to win much of anything until Mike Ditka took over the reigns in 1982.

Ditka would coach the team for ten seasons while leading the Bears to their first – and only – Super Bowl title in 1985.

Playing in a tough NFC North division alongside the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions, the Bears have largely struggled in the modern era. However, 2018 may have marked  a turning point. The team improved from 5-11 in 2017 to 12-4 last year, good for first in the NFC North by 3.5 games.

The defense was the best in the league by almost any metric, including the all-important defensive efficiency (by a wide margin).

Most expect regression in that area, as it’s almost impossible to sustain that level of defensive dominance year over year (takeaways, in particular, tend to regress). But the good news is that the offense should be a little more effective with Mitchell Trubisky entering his third year as starter.

While the recent past is one to forget for Bears fans, the current air in Chicago is filled with optimism and promise.

ATS Record

Overall Home Away
4-12-0 3-5-0 1-7-0

Over/Under Record

Overall Home Away
6-10-0 2-6-0 4-4-0

Team defense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG Allowed 4 18.6
YPG Allowed 8 324.1
Passing YPG Allowed 9 222.1
Rushing YPG Allowed 10 102
Turnovers Forced 20 19

Team offense

Type Rank Season Stats
PPG 30 17.5
YPG 30 296.8
Passing YPG 26 205.7
Rushing YPG 28 91.1
Turnovers Committed 12 19

Team standings

Name Record Div Record Streak
CHI 8-8-0 4-2-0 1W
DET 3-12-1 0-6-0 9L
GB 14-4-0 6-0-0 1L
MIN 11-7-0 2-4-0 1L

Team leaders

Name Score Achievement
Mitchell Trubisky 3,138 Passing
David Montgomery 889 Rushing
Allen Robinson II 1,147 Receiving
Mitchell Trubisky 19 Touchdowns
Khalil Mack 9 Sacks
Kyle Fuller 3 Interceptions
SBT's score