Archive for July, 2010

38th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

38th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 23, Lions 17: December 2, 1990 The Bears were 9-2 entering this game, the Lions 4-7.  Detroit surprised in the contest when they held a 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter.  The Bears rallied to tie the game at 17 and force overtime. In overtime the […]

39th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

39th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 42, Rams 27: December 11, 2006 The storyline entering this Monday Night Football game was whether Rex Grossman would remain the Bears’ starting quarterback to the end of the season.  But the tale told after the game would be much different. Grossman was under fire at […]

40th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

40th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 20, Packers 17: December 22, 2008 It was a Monday Night game, the coldest game ever played at Soldier Field.  And as had happened so rarely in the last 30 years, there were playoff implications for the Bears as they faced the Packers this late in […]

41st Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

41st Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 20, Chargers 17: October 25, 1981 The 1981 Bears finished a putrid 6-10 on the 1981 season, but they surprisingly beat all four strong teams they met from the AFC West that season: the Chargers, Broncos, Raiders and Chiefs. For the Chargers game, Bear defensive coordinator […]

42nd Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

42nd Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 1991 NFC Wildcard Playoff: Cowboys 17, Bears 13: December 29, 1991 The resurgent Dallas Cowboys entered Soldier Field as the underdogs in this game.  They had been surprisingly good in 1991, but no one figured they were ready to take on the playoff-seasoned Chicago Bears.  Funny to […]

43rd Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

43rd Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 36, Vikings 30: December 28, 2009 This game mirrored Brett Favre’s last visit to Soldier Field, that one as a Packer in 2007.  The weather was brutally cold, Favre’s team was dominating the NFC and the Bears were going nowhere but to their homes for the […]

44th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

44th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 29, Colts 13: September 7, 2008 NBC billed the opening Sunday Night Football matchup of the 2008 season as a rematch of the 2006 Super Bowl, won by the Colts.  Many Bears followers simply yawned, not thinking the Bears led by quarterback Kyle Orton would have […]

45th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

45th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 21, Packers 10: September 19, 2004 Chicago had hired a new coach, Lovie Smith, and offensive coordinator, Terry Shea, prior to the 2004 season.  Smith’s defense was planned to be an attacking, sack and turnover-driven unit much different than his predecessor’s.  On the offense, Shea promised […]

46th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

46th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 NFC Divisional Playoff: Eagles 33, Bears 19: January 19, 2002 Chicago was awash in Bears fever, as the Bears were in the playoffs for the first time since 1994.  And they hadn’t just snuck in with help from another team as they did that season.  The 2001 […]

47th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

47th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 23, Lions 20: December 23, 2000 This game was a turning point for both teams.  It signaled that the Bears were on the upswing, even though we found out that upswing would only last one season.  For the Lions, this game signaled they were entering a […]