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1982 Chicago Bears

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3-6-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.4, Offense: -4.2, Defense: -1.2, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 141 points (15.7/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 174 points (19.3/g), 13th.
 Differential of -33 points (-3.7/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 3.4-5.6.

Coach: Mike Ditka (3-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes
 Defensive Coordinator: Buddy Ryan

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

Team Info

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

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 141 2493 571 4.4 19 8 14 153 141 262 1505 10 11 5.1 83 276 988 5 3.6 56
Team Defense 174 2851 585 4.9 20 7 11 166 164 294 1949 14 13 6.0 102 261 902 4 3.5 53
Lg Rank Offense 22 26 8 5 24 22 23 16 9 23 15 18 21 19
Lg Rank Defense 13 16 20 22 13 21 21 21 10 17 11 5 1 7

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 @ Detroit Lions 10 17 14 154 104 50 1 14 212 145 67 1
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-2 New Orleans Saints 0 10 13 183 135 48 3 17 317 135 182 1
3 Sun November 21 boxscore W 1-2 Detroit Lions 20 17 21 365 221 144 3 17 152 57 95 2
4 Sun November 28 boxscore L 1-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 35 12 197 103 94 5 20 384 321 63 3
5 Sun December 5 boxscore W 2-3 New England Patriots 26 13 23 342 176 166 3 15 249 203 46 4
6 Sun December 12 boxscore L 2-4 @ Seattle Seahawks 14 20 19 310 213 97 2 17 290 164 126
7 Sun December 19 boxscore L 2-5 St. Louis Cardinals 7 10 14 273 155 118 1 17 240 93 147 3
8 Sun December 26 boxscore W 3-5 @ Los Angeles Rams 34 26 23 421 263 158 27 583 506 77 3
9 Sun January 2 boxscore L OT 3-6 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 26 14 248 135 113 1 22 424 325 99 3

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
9 Jim McMahon 23 QB 8 7 3-4-0 120 210 57.1 1501 9 4.3 7 3.3 50 7.1 6.5 12.5 187.6 79.9 27 196 5.51 4.94 11.4 0 1
8 Vince Evans 27 4 0 12 28 42.9 125 0 0.0 4 14.3 19 4.5 -2.0 10.4 31.3 16.8 2 17 3.60 -2.40 6.7
7 Bob Avellini 29 qb 2 2 0-2-0 8 20 40.0 84 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 4.2 4.2 10.5 42.0 52.9 4 31 2.21 2.21 16.7
34 Walter Payton 29 RB 9 9 1 3 33.3 39 1 33.3 0 0.0 39 13.0 19.7 39.0 4.3 121.5 0 0 13.00 19.67 0.0
84 Brian Baschnagel 28 WR 9 9 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.6 9 3-6-0 141 262 53.8 1749 10 3.8 11 4.2 50 6.7 5.5 12.4 194.3 70.0 33 244 5.10 4.10 11.2 0 1
Opp Total 9 164 294 55.8 2189 14 4.8 13 4.4 7.4 6.41 13.3 243.2 77.0 30 240 6.0 5.1 9.3

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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 29 RB 9 9 148 596 1 26 4.0 66.2 16.4 32 311 9.7 0 40 3.6 34.6 907 1 3
26 Matt Suhey 24 FB 9 8 70 206 3 15 2.9 22.9 7.8 36 333 9.3 0 45 4.0 37.0 539 3 2
9 Jim McMahon 23 QB 8 7 24 105 1 11 4.4 13.1 3.0 105 1 1
37 Willie McClendon 25 9 0 17 47 0 13 2.8 5.2 1.9 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.8 54 0 0
33 Calvin Thomas 22 6 0 5 4 0 3 0.8 0.7 0.8 4 0 1
29 Dennis Gentry 23 PR 9 0 4 21 0 9 5.3 2.3 0.4 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.0 30 0 4
35 Roland Harper 29 8 0 3 7 0 8 2.3 0.9 0.4 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 1.0 15 0 0
87 Emery Moorehead 28 TE 9 9 2 3 0 6 1.5 0.3 0.2 30 363 12.1 5 50 3.3 40.3 366 5 0
8 Vince Evans 27 4 0 2 0 0 6 0.0 0.0 0.5 0 0 1
80 Rickey Watts 25 KR 9 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 8 217 27.1 0 40 0.9 24.1 216 0 1
82 Ken Margerum 24 WR 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 207 14.8 3 28 1.6 23.0 207 3 1
84 Brian Baschnagel 28 WR 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 194 16.2 2 39 1.3 21.6 194 2 0
81 Robin Earl 27 te 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 56 14.0 0 18 0.4 6.2 56 0 0
89 James Scott 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 44 22.0 0 27 0.4 8.8 44 0 0
Team Total 26.6 9 276 988 5 26 3.6 109.8 30.7 141 1749 12.4 10 50 15.7 194.3 2737 15 16
Opp Total 9 261 902 4 3.5 100.2 29.0 164 1949 11.9 14 18.2 216.6 2851 18 20

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
29 Dennis Gentry 23 PR 9 0 17 89 0 16 5.2 9 161 0 23 17.9 280
24 Jeff Fisher 24 9 0 7 53 0 17 7.6 7 102 0 20 14.6 155
80 Rickey Watts 25 KR 9 0 14 330 0 36 23.6 546
35 Roland Harper 29 8 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 25
25 Todd Bell 24 9 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
58 Jerry Muckensturm 29 6 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
Team Total 26.6 9 24 142 0 17 5.9 34 622 0 36 18.3 3501
Opp Total 9 34 314 0 9.2 30 537 0 17.9

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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 32 P 9 0 58 2394 81 0 41.3
4 John Roveto 24 K 7 0 1 1 4 4 2 4 1 13 4 30.8% 10 10 100.0%
16 Bob Thomas 30 k 2 0 1 1 2 1 3 3 1 7 5 71.4% 6 6 100.0%
9 Jim McMahon 23 QB 8 7 1 59 59 0 59.0
Team Total 26.6 9 2 2 6 1 7 5 5 1 20 9 45.0% 16 16 100.0% 59 2453 81 0 41.6
Opp Total 9 17 12 70.6% 20 18 90.0% 49 2038 41.6

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
76 Steve McMichael 25 9 0 2.5 0 0 1 64 0 18 0
99 Dan Hampton* 25 RDT 9 9 9.0
24 Jeff Fisher 24 9 0 3 19 0 19 0 0 2 0 0 0
29 Dennis Gentry 23 PR 9 0 0 4 1 0 0
68 Jim Osborne 33 LDT 9 9 4.5 1
55 Otis Wilson 25 LLB 9 9 2.5 2 39 1 39 0
21 Leslie Frazier 23 RCB 9 6 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
34 Walter Payton 29 RB 9 9 0 3 1 0 0
44 Terry Schmidt 30 LCB 9 9 4 39 0 29 0
90 Al Harris 26 RDE 8 7 3.5
59 Gary Campbell 30 RLB 9 9 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
73 Mike Hartenstine 29 LDE 9 9 3.0
26 Matt Suhey 24 FB 9 8 0 2 1 0 0
45 Gary Fencik 28 SS 9 9 2 2 0 2 0
50 Mike Singletary 24 MLB 9 9 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Rickey Watts 25 KR 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
25 Todd Bell 24 9 0 1.0
8 Vince Evans 27 4 0 0 1 0 -24 0
35 Roland Harper 29 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Bruce Herron 28 9 0 1.0
63 Jay Hilgenberg 23 9 0 0 0 1 5 0
82 Ken Margerum 24 WR 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
9 Jim McMahon 23 QB 8 7 0 1 0 0 0
33 Calvin Thomas 22 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Keith Van Horne 25 RT 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
23 Len Walterscheid 28 FS 9 8 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 9 30.0 13 99 1 39 0 0 16 13 52 0 18 0 1
Opp Total 9 33 20 13

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
87 Emery Moorehead 28 TE 9 9 5 5 30
4 John Roveto 24 K 7 0 10 4 22
16 Bob Thomas 30 k 2 0 6 5 21
82 Ken Margerum 24 WR 9 9 3 3 18
26 Matt Suhey 24 FB 9 8 3 3 18
84 Brian Baschnagel 28 WR 9 9 2 2 12
9 Jim McMahon 23 QB 8 7 1 1 6
34 Walter Payton 29 RB 9 9 1 1 6
55 Otis Wilson 25 LLB 9 9 1 1 6
68 Jim Osborne 33 LDT 9 9 1 2
Team Total 26.6 9 5 10 1 16 16 9 1 141
Opp Total 9 4 14 2 18 12 174