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Neill Armstrong

Neill Ford Armstrong

Position: E-DB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 189 lbs.

Born: March 9, 1926 in Tishomingo, OK
High School: Tishomingo
College: Oklahoma St.   (school history)
Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1947 NFL Draft.

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1978 52 Chicago Bears NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 4
1979 53 Chicago Bears NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 1 0 1 .000 2
1980 54 Chicago Bears NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 3
1981 55 Chicago Bears NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 5
4 yrs 64 30 34 0 .469 1 0 1 .000 3.5 Avg Finish

Games over .500: -4
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1978 CHI 28 18 17 19 18 22 20 9 4 4 5 14 1 28 26 27 21 21 12 9 26 14 12 11 14 18 15 15 12 24 11
1979 CHI 28 6 4 6 11 24 18 2 2 5 11 15 4 26 26 20 6 20 6 3 6 9 9 2 9 22 11 5 15 2 6
1980 CHI 28 17 21 12 15 24 17 17 5 4 2 5 12 27 28 27 17 20 10 4 24 14 14 6 18 13 6 8 10 22 11
1981 CHI 28 22 15 23 25 26 27 13 3 11 17 25 9 15 27 26 16 28 19 14 12 17 20 9 19 4 20 14 18 18 12
4 yrs %tile 47 53 50 42 18 30 67 91 82 72 51 80 18 8 14 50 24 62 77 43 55 54 79 50 53 57 66 54 45 68

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1976 50 NFL Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator
1977 51 NFL Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator
1978 52 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1979 53 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1980 54 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach
1981 55 NFL Chicago Bears Head Coach

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Bud Grant Defensive Coordinator