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The Bears again

Posted by Doug on October 30, 2006

Three weeks ago, I posted this bit about the Bears and where their start ranks among the all-time great starts. Since then we've seen a really ugly win against a bad Cardinal team, a bye week, and another blowout against the 49ers.

It's time to forget about how the Bears' start stacks up. The fact is, only a select few teams have ever routed as many teams in a full season as Chicago has in its first seven games. The Bears have five wins of 25 or more points so far this year. Since the 1970 merger, only two teams have had more such games in a season. And only four more can even match the Bears.


TM YR 25+ wins
======================
gnb 1996 7
stl 1999 6
chi 2006 5 <-----------
pit 1979 5
min 1988 5
was 1991 5
stl 2001 5

Since the Bears have a 26-point win and a 27-point win, you might rightly argue that I'm cheating a bit by drawing the line at 25 points. If you look at wins of 21 or more points, the Bears are currently tied for twelfth in modern NFL history. And of course, they still have 9 more chances.


TM YR 21+ wins
======================
stl 1999 9
gnb 1996 8
sfo 1994 7
min 1988 7
min 1998 7
was 1991 7
sfo 1995 6
nyj 1998 6
kan 2003 6
pit 1975 6
den 1997 6
chi 2006 5 <----------
phi 2002 5
pit 1979 5
sfo 1993 5
hou 1991 5
dal 1978 5
cin 1989 5
min 1970 5
nwe 1997 5
ind 2004 5
stl 2001 5
mia 1973 5
min 1975 5
ram 1980 5
sfo 1984 5
was 1983 5
phi 2004 5
sdg 1979 5
bal 1971 5
dal 1973 5
oak 2000 5
kan 1997 5
pit 1976 5
sea 1984 5
dal 1993 5

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