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1976 Chicago Bears

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.6, Offense: 0.3, Defense: 4.2, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 253 points (18.1/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 216 points (15.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of 37 points (2.6/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-5.7.

Coach: Jack Pardee (7-7-0)

Stadium: Soldier Field
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

Team Info

Principal Owner George Halas
Executive VP/General Manager Jim Finks
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 253 3843 880 4.4 28 13 19 201 123 278 1480 9 15 4.9 67 578 2363 20 4.1 115
Team Defense 216 4201 972 4.3 47 23 18 250 200 401 2217 15 24 4.9 128 522 1984 10 3.8 104
Lg Rank Offense 17 20 2 6 25 27 27 24 8 17 5 6 5 15
Lg Rank Defense 8 17 3 4 14 26 18 15 4 13 15 13 2 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 10 3 12 240 126 114 15 243 134 109 3
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 2-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 19 12 15 259 92 167 2 16 190 112 78 3
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 2-1 Atlanta Falcons 0 10 10 226 110 116 6 19 270 133 137
4 Sun October 3 boxscore W 3-1 Washington Redskins 33 7 25 392 132 260 10 119 48 71 5
5 Sun October 10 boxscore L 3-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 19 20 19 329 94 235 2 16 287 176 111 2
6 Sun October 17 boxscore L 3-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 12 20 14 325 152 173 4 17 279 94 185 4
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 3-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 21 31 8 110 17 93 29 529 288 241 3
8 Sun October 31 boxscore W 4-4 Minnesota Vikings 14 13 7 173 38 135 1 23 354 248 106 2
9 Sun November 7 boxscore L 4-5 Oakland Raiders 27 28 20 365 184 181 2 13 322 204 118 2
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 5-5 Green Bay Packers 24 13 16 249 47 202 2 16 261 179 82 4
11 Sun November 21 boxscore L 5-6 @ Detroit Lions 10 14 11 221 110 111 1 23 349 146 203 4
12 Sun November 28 boxscore W 6-6 @ Green Bay Packers 16 10 16 273 72 201 3 11 259 177 82 4
13 Sun December 5 boxscore W 7-6 @ Seattle Seahawks 34 7 23 509 250 259 1 16 286 181 105 5
14 Sun December 12 boxscore L 7-7 Denver Broncos 14 28 5 172 56 116 4 26 453 97 356 6

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Bob Avellini 23 QB 14 14 7-7-0 118 271 43.5% 1580 8 3.0 15 5.5 63 5.8 3.9 13.4 112.9 49.4 24 225 4.59 2.85 8.1
9 Virgil Carter 31 8 0 3 5 60.0% 77 1 20.0 0 0.0 55 15.4 19.4 25.7 9.6 143.7 0 0 15.40 19.40 0.0
86 Bob Parsons 26 P 14 0 2 2 100.0% 48 0 0.0 0 0.0 25 24.0 24.0 24.0 3.4 118.7 0 0 24.00 24.00 0.0
Team Total 25.2 14 7-7-0 123 278 44.2% 1705 9 3.2 15 5.4 63 6.1 4.4 13.9 121.8 52.8 24 225 4.90 3.26 7.9 0 0
Opp Total 14 200 401 49.9% 2612 15 3.7 24 6.0 6.5 4.57 13.1 186.6 58.3 49 395 4.9 3.2 10.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
34 Walter Payton*+ 23 RB 14 14 311 1390 13 60 4.5 99.3 22.2 15 149 9.9 0 34 1.1 10.6 1539 13 10
35 Roland Harper 23 FB 14 14 147 625 2 28 4.3 44.6 10.5 29 291 10.0 1 39 2.1 20.8 916 3 2
22 Johnny Musso 26 14 0 57 200 4 11 3.5 14.3 4.1 4 26 6.5 0 9 0.3 1.9 226 4 1
20 Mike Adamle 27 14 0 33 93 0 12 2.8 6.6 2.4 4 28 7.0 1 12 0.3 2.0 121 1 0
7 Bob Avellini 23 QB 14 14 18 58 1 15 3.2 4.1 1.3 58 1 3
36 Larry Schreiber 29 14 0 4 15 0 11 3.8 1.1 0.3 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.1 31 0 1
89 James Scott 24 WR 11 8 2 -4 0 3 -2.0 -0.4 0.2 26 512 19.7 6 63 2.4 46.5 508 6 0
88 Greg Latta 24 TE 14 14 2 -8 0 -3 -4.0 -0.6 0.1 18 254 14.1 0 58 1.3 18.1 246 0 0
47 Brian Baschnagel 22 KR/WR 14 12 1 -12 0 -12 -12.0 -0.9 0.1 13 226 17.4 0 58 0.9 16.1 214 0 1
80 Bo Rather 26 wr 9 2 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 5 33 6.6 0 7 0.6 3.7 37 0 0
86 Bob Parsons 26 P 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 11 0 0
9 Virgil Carter 31 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
85 Steve Schubert 25 wr 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 74 18.5 0 25 0.3 5.3 74 0 1
25 Ron Shanklin 28 wr 5 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 32 16.0 0 35 0.4 6.4 32 0 0
83 Randy Burks 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 55 55.0 1 55 1.0 55.0 55 1 0
Team Total 25.2 14 578 2363 20 60 4.1 168.8 41.3 123 1705 13.9 9 63 8.8 121.8 4068 29 24
Opp Total 14 522 1984 10 3.8 141.7 37.3 200 2217 11.1 15 14.3 158.4 4201 25 37

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
47 Brian Baschnagel 22 KR/WR 14 12 2 2 0 3 1.0 29 754 0 48 26.0 970
24 Virgil Livers 24 PR/RCB 14 14 28 205 0 51 7.3 1 14 0 14 14.0 219
20 Mike Adamle 27 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 11 179 0 30 16.3 302
85 Steve Schubert 25 wr 14 1 11 60 0 14 5.5 1 3 0 3 3.0 137
35 Roland Harper 23 FB 14 14 6 119 0 30 19.8 1035
22 Johnny Musso 26 14 0 2 18 0 17 9.0 244
31 Bill Knox 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
34 Walter Payton*+ 23 RB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 1539
Team Total 25.2 14 43 269 0 51 6.3 51 1087 0 48 21.3 5424
Opp Total 14 44 346 0 7.9 54 969 0 17.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
86 Bob Parsons 26 P 14 0 99 3726 62 1 37.6
16 Bob Thomas 24 K 14 0 3 3 6 4 11 5 5 25 12 48.0%% 30 27 90.0%%
Team Total 25.2 14 3 3 6 4 11 5 5 25 12 48.0%% 30 27 90.0%% 99 3726 62 1 37.6
Opp Total 14 25 13 52.0%% 25 25 100.0%% 85 3085 36.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
59 Ross Brupbacher 28 LLB 14 12 7 49 0 25 0 0 1 3 0 0
34 Walter Payton*+ 23 RB 14 14 0 10 0 0 0
46 Doug Plank 23 SS 14 14 4 31 0 15 0 0 0 4 6 0
48 Allan Ellis 25 LCB 14 14 6 47 1 22 0
24 Virgil Livers 24 PR/RCB 14 14 3 34 0 18 0 0 3 0 0 0
50 Waymond Bryant 24 RLB 14 14 2 6 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
7 Bob Avellini 23 QB 14 14 0 3 0 -1 0
35 Roland Harper 23 FB 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
73 Mike Hartenstine 23 LDE 14 14 0 0 3 3 0
31 Bill Knox 25 14 0 0 1 2 0 0
20 Mike Adamle 27 14 0 0 0 2 3 0 1
43 Craig Clemons 27 FS 14 14 1 28 0 28 0 0 0 1 2 0
22 Johnny Musso 26 14 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
57 Don Rives 25 MLB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
71 Roger Stillwell 25 RDE 13 10 0 0 2 0 0
47 Brian Baschnagel 22 KR/WR 14 12 0 1 0 0 0
60 Wally Chambers*+ 25 RDT 14 13 1 8 0 8 0
45 Gary Fencik 22 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Dan Jiggetts 22 14 0 0 0 1 1 0
86 Bob Parsons 26 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Ron Rydalch 24 dt 13 3 0 0 1 0 0
36 Larry Schreiber 29 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Steve Schubert 25 wr 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
89 James Scott 24 WR 11 8 0 0 1 0 0
75 Jeff Sevy 26 rg/RT 14 14 0 0 1 2 0
Team Total 25.2 14 24 215 2 28 0 0 24 29 16 0 2
Opp Total 14 24 37 14 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
34 Walter Payton*+ 23 RB 14 14 13 13 78
16 Bob Thomas 24 K 14 0 27 12 63
89 James Scott 24 WR 11 8 6 6 36
22 Johnny Musso 26 14 0 4 4 1 26
35 Roland Harper 23 FB 14 14 2 1 3 18
20 Mike Adamle 27 14 0 1 1 1 8
7 Bob Avellini 23 QB 14 14 1 1 6
83 Randy Burks 23 1 0 1 1 6
48 Allan Ellis 25 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
73 Mike Hartenstine 23 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 14 20 9 2 31 27 12 2 253
Opp Total 14 10 15 25 13 1 216

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-12 DET W, 10-3 3 3 rush Johnny Musso 3 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
2 1976-09-19 @ SFO W, 19-12 1 20 rush Walter Payton 20 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
3 1976-09-19 @ SFO W, 19-12 2 7 rush Walter Payton 7 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
4 1976-10-03 WAS W, 33-7 1 4 rush Bob Avellini 4 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
5 1976-10-03 WAS W, 33-7 2 6 pass James Scott 6 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
6 1976-10-03 WAS W, 33-7 3 10 rush Walter Payton 10 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
7 1976-10-10 @ MIN L, 19-20 3 13 rush Walter Payton 13 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
8 1976-10-10 @ MIN L, 19-20 3 11 rush Walter Payton 11 yard rush
9 1976-10-10 @ MIN L, 19-20 4 7 rush Roland Harper 7 yard rush
10 1976-10-17 @ RAM L, 12-20 3 17 rush Walter Payton 17 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
11 1976-10-24 @ DAL L, 21-31 2 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
12 1976-10-24 @ DAL L, 21-31 3 37 interception Mike Hartenstine 37 yard interception return (Bob Thomas kick)
13 1976-10-24 @ DAL L, 21-31 3 2 rush Johnny Musso 2 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
14 1976-10-31 MIN W, 14-13 1 39 rush Walter Payton 39 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
15 1976-10-31 MIN W, 14-13 4 3 rush Johnny Musso 3 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
16 1976-11-07 OAK L, 27-28 1 5 rush Walter Payton 5 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
17 1976-11-07 OAK L, 27-28 3 36 pass James Scott 36 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
18 1976-11-07 OAK L, 27-28 3 12 rush Walter Payton 12 yard rush
19 1976-11-07 OAK L, 27-28 3 2 rush Walter Payton 2 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
20 1976-11-14 GNB W, 24-13 1 2 rush Walter Payton 2 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
21 1976-11-14 GNB W, 24-13 1 4 pass Mike Adamle 4 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
22 1976-11-14 GNB W, 24-13 3 16 rush Roland Harper 16 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
23 1976-11-21 @ DET L, 10-14 1 50 pass James Scott 50 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
24 1976-11-28 @ GNB W, 16-10 1 49 pass James Scott 49 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
25 1976-12-05 @ SEA W, 34-7 2 2 rush Johnny Musso 2 yard rush
26 1976-12-05 @ SEA W, 34-7 3 63 pass James Scott 63 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
27 1976-12-05 @ SEA W, 34-7 3 30 pass James Scott 30 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
28 1976-12-05 @ SEA W, 34-7 3 39 pass Roland Harper 39 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
29 1976-12-05 @ SEA W, 34-7 4 55 pass Randy Burks 55 yard pass from Virgil Carter (Bob Thomas kick)
30 1976-12-12 DEN L, 14-28 1 22 interception Allan Ellis 22 yard interception return (Bob Thomas kick)
31 1976-12-12 DEN L, 14-28 2 21 rush Walter Payton 21 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-19 @ SFO L, 12-19 4 13 pass Delvin Williams 13 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
2 1976-09-26 ATL W, 10-0 4 3 rush Haskel Stanback 3 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
3 1976-10-03 WAS L, 7-33 4 1 pass Jerry Smith 1 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
4 1976-10-10 @ MIN W, 20-19 1 5 rush Chuck Foreman 5 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
5 1976-10-10 @ MIN W, 20-19 2 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
6 1976-10-17 @ RAM W, 20-12 1 7 pass Lawrence McCutcheon 7 yard pass from Pat Haden (Tom Dempsey kick)
7 1976-10-17 @ RAM W, 20-12 4 18 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 18 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
8 1976-10-24 @ DAL W, 31-21 2 4 rush Roger Staubach 4 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
9 1976-10-24 @ DAL W, 31-21 2 4 pass Drew Pearson 4 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
10 1976-10-24 @ DAL W, 31-21 3 15 pass Preston Pearson 15 yard pass from Danny White (Efren Herrera kick)
11 1976-10-24 @ DAL W, 31-21 4 6 pass Preston Pearson 6 yard pass from Danny White (Efren Herrera kick)
12 1976-10-31 MIN L, 13-14 4 2 rush Fran Tarkenton 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
13 1976-11-07 OAK W, 28-27 2 17 pass Dave Casper 17 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
14 1976-11-07 OAK W, 28-27 2 75 pass Cliff Branch 75 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
15 1976-11-07 OAK W, 28-27 3 2 rush Clarence Davis 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
16 1976-11-07 OAK W, 28-27 4 49 pass Cliff Branch 49 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
17 1976-11-14 GNB L, 13-24 2 27 pass Ken Payne 27 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
18 1976-11-21 @ DET W, 14-10 2 28 pass Larry Walton 28 yard pass from Greg Landry (Benny Ricardo kick)
19 1976-11-21 @ DET W, 14-10 2 6 pass Ray Jarvis 6 yard pass from Greg Landry (Benny Ricardo kick)
20 1976-11-28 @ GNB L, 10-16 3 11 pass Ken Payne 11 yard pass from Carlos Brown (Chester Marcol kick)
21 1976-12-05 @ SEA L, 7-34 2 14 pass John McMakin 14 yard pass from Jim Zorn (John Leypoldt kick)
22 1976-12-12 DEN W, 28-14 3 13 pass Jon Keyworth 13 yard pass from Norris Weese (Jim Turner kick)
23 1976-12-12 DEN W, 28-14 4 19 rush Rick Upchurch 19 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
24 1976-12-12 DEN W, 28-14 4 11 rush Otis Armstrong 11 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
25 1976-12-12 DEN W, 28-14 4 12 rush Riley Odoms 12 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)