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1985 Chicago Bears

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15-1-0, NFC Central Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 15.9, Offense: 6.5, Defense: 9.4, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 456 points (28.5/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 198 points (12.4/g), 1st.
 Differential of 258 points (16.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 14.1-1.9.

Coach: Mike Ditka (15-1-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes
 Defensive Coordinator: Buddy Ryan

Stadium: Soldier Field
 Training Camp: UW Platteville (Platteville, Wisconsin)


Team Info

Secretary of the Board of Directors Virginia Halas McCaskey
General Manager Jerry Vainisi
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 456 5837 1085 5.4 31 15 22 343 237 432 3076 17 16 6.5 145 610 2761 27 4.5 176
Team Defense 198 4135 945 4.4 54 20 21 236 249 522 2816 16 34 4.8 141 359 1319 6 3.7 74
Lg Rank Offense 2 7 4 9 6 26 20 22 6 4 1 1 1 5
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 1 5 1 18 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 6

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 28 27 436 251 185 3 17 307 141 166 2
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-0 New England Patriots 20 7 18 369 209 160 2 10 206 179 27 4
3 Thu September 19 boxscore W 3-0 @ Minnesota Vikings 33 24 21 480 353 127 1 23 445 411 34 5
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 4-0 Washington Redskins 45 10 16 250 159 91 1 19 376 184 192 3
5 Sun October 6 boxscore W 5-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 19 22 433 286 147 3 19 373 346 27 3
6 Sun October 13 boxscore W 6-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 26 10 22 372 183 189 1 11 183 116 67 2
7 Mon October 21 boxscore W 7-0 Green Bay Packers 23 7 24 342 167 175 4 16 319 223 96 5
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 8-0 Minnesota Vikings 27 9 24 413 211 202 2 16 236 206 30 5
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 9-0 @ Green Bay Packers 16 10 16 253 65 188 1 15 242 155 87 1
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 10-0 Detroit Lions 24 3 26 360 110 250 2 8 106 38 68 4
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 11-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 44 0 18 378 162 216 1 12 171 119 52 5
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W 12-0 Atlanta Falcons 36 0 24 379 183 196 1 10 119 -22 141 3
13 Mon December 2 boxscore L 12-1 @ Miami Dolphins 24 38 23 343 176 167 4 17 335 245 90 2
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 13-1 Indianapolis Colts 17 10 22 328 137 191 10 232 133 99
15 Sat December 14 boxscore W 14-1 @ New York Jets 19 6 20 319 203 116 1 11 159 89 70 3
16 Sun December 22 boxscore W 15-1 @ Detroit Lions 37 17 20 382 221 161 4 22 326 253 73 7
Playoffs
Division Sun January 5 boxscore W 16-1 New York Giants 21 0 17 363 216 147 10 181 149 32 1
ConfChamp Sun January 12 boxscore W 17-1 Los Angeles Rams 24 0 13 232 141 91 1 9 130 44 86 3
SuperBowl Sun January 26 boxscore W 18-1 N New England Patriots 46 10 23 408 241 167 2 12 123 116 7 6

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* 26 QB 13 11 11-0-0 178 313 56.9 2392 15 4.8 11 3.5 70 7.6 7.0 13.4 184.0 82.6 26 125 6.69 6.11 7.7 1 1
4 Steve Fuller 28 qb 16 5 4-1-0 53 107 49.5 777 1 0.9 5 4.7 69 7.3 5.3 14.7 48.6 57.3 17 102 5.44 3.79 13.7
18 Mike Tomczak 23 6 0 2 6 33.3 33 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 5.5 5.5 16.5 5.5 52.8 0 0 5.50 5.50 0.0
34 Walter Payton*+ 32 RB 16 16 3 5 60.0 96 1 20.0 0 0.0 50 19.2 23.2 32.0 6.0 143.7 0 0 19.20 23.20 0.0
8 Maury Buford 25 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 5 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 5.0 5.0 5.0 0.3 87.5 0 0 5.00 5.00 0.0
Team Total 25.7 16 15-1-0 237 432 54.9 3303 17 3.9 16 3.7 70 7.6 6.8 13.9 206.4 77.3 43 227 6.48 5.68 9.1 1 1
Opp Total 16 249 522 47.7 3299 16 3.1 34 6.5 6.3 4.00 13.2 206.2 51.2 64 483 4.8 2.7 10.9

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*+ 32 RB 16 16 324 1551 9 40 4.8 96.9 20.3 49 483 9.9 2 65 3.1 30.2 2034 11 6
26 Matt Suhey 27 FB 16 16 115 471 1 17 4.1 29.4 7.2 33 295 8.9 1 35 2.1 18.4 766 2 2
9 Jim McMahon* 26 QB 13 11 47 252 3 19 5.4 19.4 3.6 1 13 13.0 1 13 0.1 1.0 265 4 4
33 Calvin Thomas 25 14 0 31 125 4 17 4.0 8.9 2.2 5 45 9.0 0 15 0.4 3.2 170 4 0
29 Dennis Gentry 26 16 0 30 160 2 21 5.3 10.0 1.9 5 77 15.4 0 30 0.3 4.8 237 2 0
20 Thomas Sanders 23 15 0 25 104 1 28 4.2 6.9 1.7 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 113 1 1
4 Steve Fuller 28 qb 16 5 24 77 5 13 3.2 4.8 1.5 77 5 3
83 Willie Gault 25 KR/WR 16 16 5 18 0 11 3.6 1.1 0.3 33 704 21.3 1 70 2.1 44.0 722 1 0
72 William Perry 23 RDT 16 9 5 7 2 2 1.4 0.4 0.3 1 4 4.0 1 4 0.1 0.3 11 3 0
18 Mike Tomczak 23 6 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.5 0.3 3 0 1
85 Dennis McKinnon 24 WR 14 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 31 555 17.9 7 48 2.2 39.6 555 7 1
82 Ken Margerum 27 wr 16 2 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.4 0.1 17 190 11.2 2 20 1.1 11.9 183 2 1
87 Emery Moorehead 31 TE 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 481 13.7 1 25 2.3 32.1 481 1 0
80 Tim Wrightman 25 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 407 17.0 1 49 1.5 25.4 407 1 0
86 Brad Anderson 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 6 0 0
81 James Maness 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 34 34.0 0 34 0.1 4.3 34 0 0
Team Total 25.7 16 610 2761 27 40 4.5 172.6 38.1 237 3303 13.9 17 70 14.8 206.4 6064 44 24
Opp Total 16 359 1319 6 3.7 82.4 22.4 249 2816 11.3 16 15.6 176.0 4135 22 30

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
31 Ken Taylor 22 PR 16 1 25 198 0 21 7.9 1 18 0 18 18.0 216
83 Willie Gault 25 KR/WR 16 16 22 577 1 99 26.2 1299
29 Dennis Gentry 26 16 0 0 47 0 47 18 466 1 94 25.9 750
89 Keith Ortego 22 7 0 17 158 0 23 9.3 158
22 Dave Duerson* 25 SS 15 15 6 47 0 11 7.8 47
85 Dennis McKinnon 24 WR 14 13 4 44 0 17 11.0 1 16 0 16 16.0 615
81 James Maness 22 8 0 2 9 0 5 4.5 43
20 Thomas Sanders 23 15 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 123
58 Wilber Marshall 23 RLB 16 15 0 2 0 2 2
Team Total 25.7 16 54 503 0 47 9.3 43 1089 2 99 25.3 7656
Opp Total 16 23 203 0 8.8 78 1827 0 23.4

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
6 Kevin Butler 23 K 16 0 2 2 13 13 14 13 6 3 2 37 31 83.8% 51 51 100.0%
8 Maury Buford 25 P 16 0 68 2870 69 1 42.2
Team Total 25.7 16 2 2 13 13 14 13 6 3 2 37 31 83.8% 51 51 100.0% 68 2870 69 1 42.2
Opp Total 16 19 12 63.2% 23 22 95.7% 90 3636 40.4

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
58 Wilber Marshall 23 RLB 16 15 6.0 4 23 0 14 0 2 0 1 8 0 78 0
95 Richard Dent*+ 25 RDE 16 16 17.0 2 10 1 9 0 7 0 2 0 0 38 0
76 Steve McMichael+ 28 LDT 16 16 8.0 0 0 1 0 0 44 0 1
72 William Perry 23 RDT 16 9 5.0 0 0 2 66 0 31 0
23 Shaun Gayle 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 18 0
55 Otis Wilson* 28 LLB 16 16 10.5 3 35 1 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
99 Dan Hampton* 28 LDE/rdt 16 15 6.5 0 0 3 0 0
22 Dave Duerson* 25 SS 15 15 2.0 5 53 0 20 0 0 1 1 0 0
34 Walter Payton*+ 32 RB 16 16 0 6 1 0 0
50 Mike Singletary*+ 27 MLB 16 16 3.0 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 3 11 0
31 Ken Taylor 22 PR 16 1 3 28 0 18 0 0 3 1 0 0
45 Gary Fencik 31 FS 16 16 5 43 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Leslie Frazier 26 RCB 16 16 6 119 1 33 0
27 Mike Richardson 24 LCB 14 14 4 174 1 90 0 0 1 1 4 0
4 Steve Fuller 28 qb 16 5 0 3 1 -15 0
9 Jim McMahon* 26 QB 13 11 0 4 0 0 0
26 Matt Suhey 27 FB 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
59 Ron Rivera 23 16 0 0.5 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 5 1
70 Henry Waechter 26 13 0 2.5 1
73 Mike Hartenstine 32 lde 16 8 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
98 Tyrone Keys 25 16 0 2.0
18 Mike Tomczak 23 6 0 0 1 1 -13 0
63 Jay Hilgenberg* 26 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
82 Ken Margerum 27 wr 16 2 0 1 0 0 0
85 Dennis McKinnon 24 WR 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
48 Reggie Phillips 25 db 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
20 Thomas Sanders 23 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.7 16 64.0 34 512 4 90 0 9 24 27 66 1 209 0 3
Opp Total 16 43 30 10 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
6 Kevin Butler 23 K 16 0 51 31 144
34 Walter Payton*+ 32 RB 16 16 9 2 11 66
85 Dennis McKinnon 24 WR 14 13 7 7 42
4 Steve Fuller 28 qb 16 5 5 5 30
9 Jim McMahon* 26 QB 13 11 3 1 4 24
33 Calvin Thomas 25 14 0 4 4 24
29 Dennis Gentry 26 16 0 2 1 3 18
72 William Perry 23 RDT 16 9 2 1 3 18
83 Willie Gault 25 KR/WR 16 16 1 1 2 12
82 Ken Margerum 27 wr 16 2 2 2 12
26 Matt Suhey 27 FB 16 16 1 1 2 12
55 Otis Wilson* 28 LLB 16 16 1 1 1 8
95 Richard Dent*+ 25 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
21 Leslie Frazier 26 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
87 Emery Moorehead 31 TE 15 14 1 1 6
27 Mike Richardson 24 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
59 Ron Rivera 23 16 0 1 1 6
20 Thomas Sanders 23 15 0 1 1 6
80 Tim Wrightman 25 te 16 3 1 1 6
76 Steve McMichael+ 28 LDT 16 16 1 2
70 Henry Waechter 26 13 0 1 2
Team Total 25.7 16 27 17 2 1 4 51 51 31 3 456
Opp Total 16 6 16 1 22 12 1 198