Most Wins in Five Years in the NFL

Root against the Colts tomorrow. I had forgotten about a stat I meant to monitor all season, and luckily just remembered.

The 1984-1988 Chicago Bears had held the NFL record for most regular season wins in a five-year period with 63. Last weekend, the Colts tied the Bears’ mark with 12, 12, 14, and 12 win seasons from 2003-2006, and now 13 in 2007. We’re now tied. If the Colts win against Tennessee this week, they will break the Bears’ record.

I’d say we should root against the Colts, but so many dubious records have been set by the 2007 Bears, why bother?

Funny, I haven’t seen any of the “real media” take note of this?

For the record, as can be read in the comments, after writing this I realized the Patriots blew away this five-year Bear record this year, and the Colts bested it as well.? Another notable Bear disappointment in 2007.

6 Responses to “Most Wins in Five Years in the NFL”

  1. Lately, it seems to me like the respect for the 1985 Bears as well as their run in the 80s in general is becoming less and less. On ESPN Bill Parcels has been matching up this year’s Patriots against the other great teams in football history and the other day he compared how they’d fare against the 85 Bears. He said that the Patriots would win hands down, that the 46 defense had too many holes, Randy Moss would exploit the secondary, and the Patriots defense would contain walter Payton, thus eliminating Willie Gault and the passing game. I hope the Patriots choke big time.

  2. Go Titans!

    Happy New Year CBH. The last two weeks of ’07 were a lot of fun, anyway. One good thing about the off-season: we no longer suffer the losers who call Sunday morning football talk shows to help decide their fantasy lineups …

  3. John Munzenmaier on January 1st, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I wonder if Mr. Parcels found any holes in the 46 defense when the Bears annihilated his team in the 1985 playoffs.

  4. dallasbearsfan on January 1st, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    ’85 Bears 40
    ’07 Pats 28

    The Patriots get 4 td passes from Brady, but even though the pats ‘d stops Payton and Gault, Suhey runs wild, and Gentry makes big plays, while Moorehead gets clutch first downs. Game is clinched when under a heavy blitz, Brady throws an int right into Otis Wilson’s hands and he returns it 46 yards for the td with 46 seconds left. Brady gets sacked 5 times and is knocked to the ground on almost every pass.

  5. Thanks for all the comments. Just an update here. The Colts lost, so the 1984-1988 Bears and the 2003-2007 Colts are tied for most wins in 5 seasons with 63. If the Colts have a 13-win season next year, they’ll break it then.

  6. What a nutjob I am. At least I can say I realized how wrong I was before someone else points it out to me. Uh, the New England Patriots this year blew out this record. From 2003-2007, the Patriots have a record of 66-14. That blows away the Bears record of 62-17. And I was wrong in the first place counting 63 wins for those Bears in those 5 years, it’s 62. So this one falls to two teams.

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