Archive for July, 2010

21st Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

21st Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 20, Saints 7: October 7, 1984 Not so much excitement as far as the football action went in this game, other than the Bears ending a two-game losing streak when they beat New Orleans.  But this was the game in which everyone knew Walter Payton would [...]

22nd Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

22nd Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Packers 12, Bears 6: September 7, 1980 The 1980 editions of the Bears and Packers were pretty bad.  The Bears would finish the season 7-9, the Packers 5-10-1.  But it was opening day, and a fresh new season was upon both franchises at Lambeau Field.  Through four [...]

23rd Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

23rd Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 28, 49ers 27: October 28, 1979 The Bears trailed the 49ers by the score of 27-21 with just moments left in the game.  They faced fourth down, ten yards to go from the San Francisco 48-yard line.  Chicago quarterback Mike Phipps dropped back and heaved a [...]

Eve-of-Camp Stories

I can’t believe that, today is the eve of the start of the 2010 Chicago Bears training camp.  I love the start of football, but hate to know that summer will soon be coming to a close. Over the past two days I’ve read two very good articles worth noting.  Yesterday was Sean Jensen’s piece [...]

24th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

24th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 61, Packers 7: December 7, 1980 Pearl Harbor day in Chicago broke as warm and balmy, with a gametime temperature of 56 degrees.  As a pregame ceremony commemorated the 1941 attack that led to America’s entry into the Second World War, no one knew of the [...]

25th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

25th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Redskins 27, Bears 13: NFC Divisional Playoff, January 3, 1987 During the month of December 1986, new Bears quarterback Doug Flutie had been auditioning for the starting role.  Despite being only 5′ 8″, Flutie possessed a rocket arm and plenty of moxie.  Problem was, in order to [...]

26th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

26th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Redskins 21, Bears 17: NFC Divisional Playoff, January 10, 1988 The Redskins had knocked the Bears from the playoffs in shocking fashion the previous season, but that was with the Bears led by an erratic 5′ 8″ quarterback in Doug Flutie.  In 1987, Jim McMahon was back, [...]

27th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

27th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 16, Saints 6: NFC Wildcard Playoff, January 6, 1991 It wasn’t so much a memorable football game for what happened on the field.  But it would turn out to be the Bears’ final playoff win at Soldier Field for 16 years. With an 11-5 record in [...]

28th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

28th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 20, Giants 17: September 15, 1991 By 1991, Mike Ditka’s Bears were growing old and looked to be wearing out on the field.  The offensive line was fading, offensive specialists were becoming injury prone and/or possessed limited skills, and the defense was in decline as well.  [...]

29th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

29th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 30, Steelers 6: December 13, 1992 The Bears were 4-9, coming off a God awful six-game losing streak.  In town were the surprising 10-3 Pittsburgh Steelers, coached by first-year man Bill Cowher.  The Steelers would go on to play in the AFC Championship game that year, [...]