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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
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 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

W# 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

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
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

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* 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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1986-09-07 CLE W, 41-31 1 91 kickoff Dennis Gentry 91 yard kickoff return (Kevin Butler kick)
2 1986-09-07 CLE W, 41-31 1 2 rush Walter Payton 2 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
3 1986-09-07 CLE W, 41-31 1 58 interception Wilber Marshall 58 yard interception return (Kevin Butler kick)
4 1986-09-07 CLE W, 41-31 3 11 pass Walter Payton 11 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
5 1986-09-07 CLE W, 41-31 4 6 rush Matt Suhey 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
6 1986-09-14 PHI W, 13-10 3 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
7 1986-09-22 @ GNB W, 25-12 2 2 rush Walter Payton 2 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
8 1986-09-22 @ GNB W, 25-12 4 42 pass Keith Ortego 42 yard pass from Steve Fuller (Kevin Butler kick)
9 1986-09-28 @ CIN W, 44-7 1 1 rush Jim McMahon 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
10 1986-09-28 @ CIN W, 44-7 1 2 pass Walter Payton 2 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
11 1986-09-28 @ CIN W, 44-7 1 53 pass Willie Gault 53 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
12 1986-09-28 @ CIN W, 44-7 3 20 pass Emery Moorehead 20 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
13 1986-09-28 @ CIN W, 44-7 3 1 rush Thomas Sanders 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
14 1986-09-28 @ CIN W, 44-7 4 75 rush Thomas Sanders 75 yard rush
15 1986-10-05 MIN W, 23-0 2 2 rush Walter Payton 2 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
16 1986-10-05 MIN W, 23-0 4 58 pass Keith Ortego 58 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Kevin Butler kick)
17 1986-10-12 @ HOU W, 20-7 2 21 rush Dennis Gentry 21 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
18 1986-10-12 @ HOU W, 20-7 3 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
19 1986-10-19 @ MIN L, 7-23 4 50 pass Willie Gault 50 yard pass from Steve Fuller (Kevin Butler kick)
20 1986-10-26 DET W, 13-7 1 12 fumble Wilber Marshall 12 yard fumble return (Kevin Butler kick)
21 1986-11-03 RAM L, 17-20 3 10 rush Thomas Sanders 10 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
22 1986-11-03 RAM L, 17-20 3 34 rush Thomas Sanders 34 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
23 1986-11-09 @ TAM W, 23-3 1 1 rush Mike Tomczak 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
24 1986-11-09 @ TAM W, 23-3 1 37 pass Willie Gault 37 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
25 1986-11-16 @ ATL W, 13-10 3 1 rush Mike Tomczak 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
26 1986-11-23 GNB W, 12-10 2 0 fumble Dennis Gentry 0 yard fumble return (Kevin Butler kick)
27 1986-11-30 PIT W, 13-10 4 3 rush Walter Payton 3 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
28 1986-12-07 TAM W, 48-14 1 8 rush Mike Tomczak 8 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
29 1986-12-07 TAM W, 48-14 2 9 rush Thomas Sanders 9 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
30 1986-12-07 TAM W, 48-14 2 4 rush Doug Flutie 4 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
31 1986-12-07 TAM W, 48-14 2 27 pass Walter Payton 27 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Kevin Butler kick)
32 1986-12-07 TAM W, 48-14 3 8 pass Willie Gault 8 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Kevin Butler kick)
33 1986-12-07 TAM W, 48-14 3 4 rush Walter Payton 4 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
34 1986-12-07 TAM W, 48-14 4 85 kickoff Lew Barnes 85 yard kickoff return
35 1986-12-15 @ DET W, 16-13 4 4 rush Matt Suhey 4 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
36 1986-12-21 @ DAL W, 24-10 1 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
37 1986-12-21 @ DAL W, 24-10 2 58 pass Neal Anderson 58 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Kevin Butler kick)
38 1986-12-21 @ DAL W, 24-10 2 33 pass Willie Gault 33 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Kevin Butler kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1986-09-07 CLE L, 31-41 1 0 fumble Al Gross 0 yard fumble return (Matt Bahr kick)
2 1986-09-07 CLE L, 31-41 2 3 rush Kevin Mack 3 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
3 1986-09-07 CLE L, 31-41 3 14 rush Kevin Mack 14 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
4 1986-09-07 CLE L, 31-41 4 15 pass Brian Brennan 15 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Bahr kick)
5 1986-09-14 PHI L, 10-13 4 26 pass Mike Quick 26 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Paul McFadden kick)
6 1986-09-28 @ CIN L, 7-44 2 5 pass James Brooks 5 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
7 1986-10-12 @ HOU L, 7-20 3 18 pass Drew Hill 18 yard pass from Warren Moon (Tony Zendejas kick)
8 1986-10-19 @ MIN W, 23-7 1 37 pass Alfred Anderson 37 yard pass from Tommy Kramer
9 1986-10-19 @ MIN W, 23-7 1 60 pass Anthony Carter 60 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Chuck Nelson kick)
10 1986-10-19 @ MIN W, 23-7 3 5 rush Tommy Kramer 5 yard rush (Chuck Nelson kick)
11 1986-10-26 DET L, 7-13 3 3 rush Scott Williams 3 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
12 1986-11-03 RAM W, 20-17 3 22 fumble LeRoy Irvin 22 yard fumble return (Mike Lansford kick)
13 1986-11-03 RAM W, 20-17 3 65 pass Ron Brown 65 yard pass from Steve Dils (Mike Lansford kick)
14 1986-11-16 @ ATL L, 10-13 2 14 interception Joel Williams 14 yard interception return (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
15 1986-11-23 GNB L, 10-12 4 46 pass Ed West 46 yard pass from Randy Wright (Al Del Greco kick)
16 1986-11-30 PIT L, 10-13 3 12 pass Preston Gothard 12 yard pass from Harry Newsome (Gary Anderson kick)
17 1986-12-07 TAM L, 14-48 4 48 fumble Vince Heflin 48 yard fumble return (Donald Igwebuike kick)
18 1986-12-07 TAM L, 14-48 4 14 pass Calvin Magee 14 yard pass from Steve Young (Donald Igwebuike kick)
19 1986-12-15 @ DET L, 13-16 3 4 pass Leonard Thompson 4 yard pass from Chuck Long (Eddie Murray kick)
20 1986-12-21 @ DAL L, 10-24 4 11 pass Mike Renfro 11 yard pass from Steve Pelluer (Rafael Septien kick)