Archive for August, 2010

11th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

11th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 24, Cardinals 23: October 16, 2006 Much like 1985, in the early part of the 2006 season, the Chicago Bears were running away with the NFL.  The Bears won their first five games that year, and they didn’t just win them, they defeated their opponents by [...]

12th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

12th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 19, Jets 13: September 23. 1991 It was the 1991 version of the Monday Night miracle.  The 3-0 Bears hosted the 1-2 Jets just a week after Chicago had stunned the world champion Giants on the lakefront.  But the Bears were stymied on getting into the [...]

Most Memoral Chicago Bears Game 13A

Bears 42, Cardinals 6: December 16th, 1979 My 13th most memorable Chicago Bears game was also the second game I ever attended as an eight year old.  The weather was frigid, snow was blowing, and Chicagoland woke up to the news that 54 year old Bears President George S. Halas Jr. had died unexpectedly of [...]

Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game 13B

Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game #13B since 1979 Dolphins 38, Bears 24: December 2, 1985 It was, almost literally, the Monday Night Football matchup of the century.  The 12-0 Chicago Bears visiting the 8-4 Dolphins in Miami, with the home team defending their legacy as the only team to have ever finished with a perfect [...]

14th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

14th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 20, Saints 17: October 27, 1991 Not many teams win games when their quarterback finishes 5/22 for 61 yards and two interceptions on the day.  Those were Jim Harbaugh’s statistics on this day, and the Bears squeaked out a dramatic win. The Saints were 7-0 and [...]

15th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

15th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 14, Packers 13: November 7, 1999 As alluded to in just the previous post, almost exactly 10 years after the “instant replay game,” the Bears found themselves at Lambeau Field again.  This time it was the Bears that had endured a five-year losing streak to the [...]

Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game 16A

Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game #16A since 1979 Packers 14, Bears 13: November 5, 1989 This was the infamous “Instant Replay Game.”  For at least 10 years afterward, the Bears placed an asterisk next to the game in their media guide, calling it just that (THE instant replay game), and for this reason Bears management [...]

Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game 16B

Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game #16B since 1979 Bears 44, Cowboys 0: November 17, 1985 The Bears were 10-0 entering this game.  Many “experts,” still not buying into the 1985 Bears, wanted to see Chicago beat a “tough” team before they would believe the Bears were for real.  So when they visited “America’s Team,” 7-3 [...]

17th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game

17th Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game since 1979 Bears 23, Lions 17: November 27, 1980 The 1980 Bears were erratic.  Not just at the individual level, but also when their game scores were analyzed.  In their four wins they had outscored opponents by at least 14 points, sometimes more.  In their losses, they were absymal, [...]

Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game 18A

Most Memorable Chicago Bears Game #18A since 1979 Bears 27, Lions 24: September 6, 1992 One of my favorite Chicago Bears memories. The Bears had finished the 1991 regular season on a decidedly sour note.  While Chicago was being blown out 52-14 by the San Francisco 49ers on national television, Lions coach Wayne Fontes was [...]