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1986 Chicago Bears

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14-2-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.6, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 7.7, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 352 points (22.0/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 187 points (11.7/g), 1st.
 Differential of 165 points (10.3/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 13.1-2.9.

Coach: Mike Ditka (14-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes
 Defensive Coordinator: Vince Tobin
 Other Notable Asst.: Dave McGinnis (Linebackers)

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 352 5459 1045 5.2 47 22 21 305 208 415 2759 12 25 6.3 118 606 2700 21 4.5 166
Team Defense 187 4130 1002 4.1 47 16 23 241 243 513 2667 12 31 4.6 151 427 1463 4 3.4 67
Lg Rank Offense 13 7 26 26 12 27 20 28 22 9 1 1 3 3
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 3 14 1 15 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 2

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Cleveland Browns 41 31 26 367 174 193 1 21 349 280 69 1
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W OT 2-0 Philadelphia Eagles 13 10 21 344 100 244 4 17 247 146 101 6
3 Mon September 22 boxscore W 3-0 @ Green Bay Packers 25 12 18 296 183 113 2 16 278 231 47 1
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 4-0 @ Cincinnati Bengals 44 7 23 476 254 222 2 16 338 278 60 5
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 5-0 Minnesota Vikings 23 0 18 370 199 171 3 11 159 114 45 3
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 6-0 @ Houston Oilers 20 7 23 360 203 157 2 19 283 155 128 1
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 6-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 23 10 190 137 53 2 19 376 219 157 1
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 7-1 Detroit Lions 13 7 19 252 128 124 3 11 214 138 76 3
9 Mon November 3 boxscore L 7-2 Los Angeles Rams 17 20 14 269 123 146 3 14 278 137 141 3
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 8-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 3 20 434 258 176 1 14 272 188 84 2
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 9-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 10 15 368 203 165 3 11 159 41 118 3
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 10-2 Green Bay Packers 12 10 15 300 102 198 5 11 195 106 89 3
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W OT 11-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 13 10 25 406 235 171 3 18 291 159 132 3
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 12-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 14 23 432 187 245 3 13 271 221 50 5
15 Mon December 15 boxscore W 13-2 @ Detroit Lions 16 13 18 273 112 161 4 14 160 104 56 2
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 14-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 24 10 17 322 161 161 6 16 260 150 110 5
Playoffs
Division Sat January 3 boxscore L 14-3 Washington Redskins 13 27 14 220 127 93 4 19 302 168 134 1

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
18 Mike Tomczak 24 QB 13 7 7-0-0 74 151 49.0 1105 2 1.3 10 6.6 85 7.3 4.6 14.9 85.0 50.2 4 30 6.94 4.29 2.6 2 3
9 Jim McMahon 27 qb 6 6 6-0-0 77 150 51.3 995 5 3.3 8 5.3 58 6.6 4.9 12.9 165.8 61.4 6 40 6.12 4.46 3.8
4 Steve Fuller 29 qb 16 2 0-2-0 34 64 53.1 451 2 3.1 4 6.3 50 7.0 4.9 13.3 28.2 60.1 8 53 5.53 3.58 11.1 1 1
2 Doug Flutie 24 qb 4 1 1-0-0 23 46 50.0 361 3 6.5 2 4.3 58 7.8 7.2 15.7 90.3 80.1 6 30 6.37 5.79 11.5 1 1
34 Walter Payton* 33 RB 16 16 0 4 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 25.0 0 0.0 -11.3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -11.25 0.0
Team Total 26.5 16 14-2-0 208 415 50.1 2912 12 2.9 25 6.0 85 7.0 4.9 14.0 182.0 57.6 24 153 6.28 4.27 5.5 4 5
Opp Total 16 243 513 47.4 3170 12 2.3 31 6.0 6.2 3.93 13.0 198.1 49.9 62 503 4.6 2.6 10.8

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* 33 RB 16 16 321 1333 8 41 4.2 83.3 20.1 37 382 10.3 3 57 2.3 23.9 1715 11 6
26 Matt Suhey 28 FB 16 14 84 270 2 17 3.2 16.9 5.3 24 235 9.8 0 58 1.5 14.7 505 2 1
33 Calvin Thomas 26 16 0 56 224 0 23 4.0 14.0 3.5 4 18 4.5 0 18 0.3 1.1 242 0 3
35 Neal Anderson 22 rb 14 1 35 146 0 23 4.2 10.4 2.5 4 80 20.0 1 58 0.3 5.7 226 1 1
20 Thomas Sanders 24 KR 16 1 27 224 5 75 8.3 14.0 1.7 2 18 9.0 0 18 0.1 1.1 242 5 2
18 Mike Tomczak 24 QB 13 7 23 117 3 16 5.1 9.0 1.8 117 3 2
9 Jim McMahon 27 qb 6 6 22 152 1 23 6.9 25.3 3.7 152 1 1
29 Dennis Gentry 27 wr 15 2 11 103 1 29 9.4 6.9 0.7 19 238 12.5 0 41 1.3 15.9 341 1 0
2 Doug Flutie 24 qb 4 1 9 36 1 19 4.0 9.0 2.3 36 1 3
83 Willie Gault 26 WR 16 16 8 79 0 33 9.9 4.9 0.5 42 818 19.5 5 53 2.6 51.1 897 5 1
4 Steve Fuller 29 qb 16 2 8 30 0 10 3.8 1.9 0.5 30 0 2
8 Maury Buford 26 P 16 0 1 -13 0 -13 -13.0 -0.8 0.1 -13 0 1
72 William Perry 24 RDT 16 16 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 1
87 Emery Moorehead 32 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 390 15.0 1 85 1.6 24.4 390 1 1
89 Keith Ortego 23 WR 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 430 18.7 2 58 1.4 26.9 430 2 1
80 Tim Wrightman 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 241 11.0 0 29 1.4 15.1 241 0 1
81 Lew Barnes 24 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 54 13.5 0 14 0.3 3.4 54 0 5
62 Mark Bortz 25 LG 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.5 8 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 606 2700 21 75 4.5 168.8 37.9 208 2912 14.0 12 85 13.0 182.0 5612 33 36
Opp Total 16 427 1463 4 3.4 91.4 26.7 243 2667 11.0 12 15.2 166.7 4130 16 27

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
81 Lew Barnes 24 PR 16 0 57 482 0 35 8.5 3 94 1 85 31.3 630
20 Thomas Sanders 24 KR 16 1 22 399 0 44 18.1 641
29 Dennis Gentry 27 wr 15 2 20 576 1 91 28.8 917
35 Neal Anderson 22 rb 14 1 4 26 0 13 6.5 252
83 Willie Gault 26 WR 16 16 1 20 0 20 20.0 917
Team Total 26.5 16 57 482 0 35 8.5 50 1115 2 91 22.3 7209
Opp Total 16 23 110 0 4.8 64 1376 0 21.5

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 24 K 16 0 1 1 14 11 12 9 8 6 6 1 41 28 68.3% 37 36 97.3%
8 Maury Buford 26 P 16 0 69 2850 59 1 41.3
Team Total 26.5 16 1 1 14 11 12 9 8 6 6 1 41 28 68.3% 37 36 97.3% 69 2850 59 1 41.3
Opp Total 16 22 16 72.7% 20 19 95.0% 100 4090 40.9

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*+ 24 RLB 16 15 5.5 5 68 1 58 0 4 0 3 12 1 105 0
76 Steve McMichael* 29 LDT 16 16 8.0 1 5 0 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 87 0 1
72 William Perry 24 RDT 16 16 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 84 0
95 Richard Dent 26 RDE 15 14 11.5 4 0 0 0 0 75 0
23 Shaun Gayle 24 16 0 1 13 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 14 0
22 Dave Duerson* 26 SS 16 16 7.0 6 139 0 38 0 0 0 2 6 0
55 Otis Wilson 29 LLB 15 14 8.0 2 31 0 21 0 0 0 3 0 0
99 Dan Hampton 29 LDE 16 16 10.0 0 0 2 0 0 1
27 Mike Richardson 25 LCB 16 16 7 69 0 32 0 0 3 0 -5 0
81 Lew Barnes 24 PR 16 0 0 5 3 0 0
36 Maurice Douglass 22 4 0 4 0
34 Walter Payton* 33 RB 16 16 0 6 0 0 0
45 Gary Fencik 32 FS 16 16 1.0 3 37 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 Doug Flutie 24 qb 4 1 0 3 2 -4 0
24 Vestee Jackson 23 RCB 16 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 -7 0
33 Calvin Thomas 26 16 0 0 3 2 0 0
4 Steve Fuller 29 qb 16 2 0 2 1 -3 0
50 Mike Singletary*+ 28 MLB 14 14 2.0 1 3 0 3 0
90 Al Harris 30 de 16 3 2.0
87 Emery Moorehead 32 TE 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
20 Thomas Sanders 24 KR 16 1 0 2 0 0 0
18 Mike Tomczak 24 QB 13 7 0 2 0 0 0
35 Neal Anderson 22 rb 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
25 Todd Bell 28 15 0 1 -1 0 -1 0
8 Maury Buford 26 P 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
74 Jimbo Covert*+ 26 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
83 Willie Gault 26 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
73 Mike Hartenstine 33 de 16 2 1.0
63 Jay Hilgenberg* 27 C 16 16 0 1 0 -28 0
9 Jim McMahon 27 qb 6 6 0 1 0 0 0
89 Keith Ortego 23 WR 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
48 Reggie Phillips 26 rcb 16 8 1 6 0 6 0
53 Dan Rains 30 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Ron Rivera 24 lb 16 2 1.0
26 Matt Suhey 28 FB 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
78 Keith Van Horne 29 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
80 Tim Wrightman 26 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 62.0 31 370 1 58 0 10 36 28 -29 1 369 0 2
Opp Total 16 24 27 11

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 24 K 16 0 36 28 120
34 Walter Payton* 33 RB 16 16 8 3 11 66
83 Willie Gault 26 WR 16 16 5 5 30
20 Thomas Sanders 24 KR 16 1 5 5 30
29 Dennis Gentry 27 wr 15 2 1 1 1 3 18
18 Mike Tomczak 24 QB 13 7 3 3 18
58 Wilber Marshall*+ 24 RLB 16 15 1 1 2 12
89 Keith Ortego 23 WR 16 13 2 2 12
26 Matt Suhey 28 FB 16 14 2 2 12
35 Neal Anderson 22 rb 14 1 1 1 6
81 Lew Barnes 24 PR 16 0 1 1 6
2 Doug Flutie 24 qb 4 1 1 1 6
9 Jim McMahon 27 qb 6 6 1 1 6
87 Emery Moorehead 32 TE 16 16 1 1 6
99 Dan Hampton 29 LDE 16 16 1 2
76 Steve McMichael* 29 LDT 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.5 16 21 12 2 1 1 1 38 36 28 2 352
Opp Total 16 4 12 3 1 19 16 187