Bears Football Highlights
The bears won it all in Super Bowl 20. That season, their defense was the best in the league, but people forget that their offense was producing an average of 28.5 points per game. That was second best in the NFL, with the Chargers leading the league in offense that year. During their playoff run, they gave up just ten points in total, shutting out the Giants and Rams before crushing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. They returned to the Super Bowl in 2007, losing to Indianapolis 29-17.
Chicago is a perennial contender for the NFC North title. Jay Cutler was leading the way again in 2015. Cutler holds the franchise record for “all time passing leader” and just signed a long-term contract that should keep him in Bears “blue and orange” for years to come. If he sticks around long enough, his number might hang next to the Bears all time greats like Bronko Nagurski, George Halas, Gale Sayers, Walter Payton, and Dick Butkus.
The Chicago Bears 2015 season did not go according to plan. They finished with a record of 6-10 losing all but one home game this season.
The Chicago Bears were founded in 1920 as the Decatur Staleys and are one of the two remaining founding members of the National Football League, the other being the Arizona Cardinals, who were originally known as the Chicago Cardinals. There is obviously nobody around to verify this as true or not true, but according to the story, George Halas, received a phone call from a man named George Chamberlain, the Superintendent of the A.E. Staley Company, in March of 1920. Chamberlain told Halas the company had formed a football team and asked Halas to come to Decatur and run the team. Halas agreed, and the rest is history. After playing their first two seasons in Decatur, Illinois, the team moved to Chicago in 1921, and in 1922 changed their name to the Chicago Bears. The franchise played their first two seasons at a place called Staley Field, which has long since been demolished.
In 1921, when the franchise moved to Chicago, they played at Wrigley Field until 1970. In 1971 they moved into the original Soldier Field, which they would occupy until 2001. The Bears played the 2002 season in Champaign, Illinois, at Memorial Field, while Soldier Field was mostly demolished and returned in 2003 to the renovated Soldier Field.
Bears Playoff History
The Bears are a tradition rich team. Throughout their history the Bears have made the playoffs 26 times, the last being in 2010. The Bears have won their division 18 times, the last coming in 2010. The Bears have won their conference four times, the last coming in 2006. The Bears have also won the NFL Championship 9 times, but only one of those has come in the Super Bowl era, 1985.
The Bears have spent most of this decade so far trying to figure out if they are coming or going, or what exactly they are doing in general for that matter. Right now, the consensus among fans who know NFL football is that with the Packers established, and the Vikings on the rise, the Bears should rebuild. There are a lot of football loyalists who disagree within the organization, and they especially disagree with the team’s 93-year-old owner who wants to win a Super Bowl before she passes on. This is why there is a common ideal among many that owners should just butt out. The Bears will continue to struggle with this group of players as they are. The team would benefit from a “ground up” rebuild, sooner than later.