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1987 Chicago Bears

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11-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.8, Offense: 1.5, Defense: 2.3, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 356 points (23.7/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 282 points (18.8/g), 4th.
 Differential of 74 points (4.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-5.5.

Coach: Mike Ditka (11-4-0)
 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
Director of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Bill Tobin
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 356 5044 1026 4.9 44 20 42 319 272 493 3090 23 24 5.7 156 485 1954 13 4.0 121
Team Defense 282 4215 989 4.3 24 11 26 261 255 507 2802 24 13 4.9 158 412 1413 5 3.4 77
Lg Rank Offense 9 12 27 23 5 14 12 11 25 17 13 13 12 12
Lg Rank Defense 4 2 28 24 3 24 7 17 25 1 3 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 14 boxscore W 1-0 New York Giants 34 19 17 416 292 124 2 14 203 122 81 1
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 2-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 3 18 301 133 168 4 18 262 173 89 4
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 35 3 22 318 184 134 2 14 170 65 105 2
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-0 Minnesota Vikings 27 7 26 344 159 185 1 15 151 108 43 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 4-1 New Orleans Saints 17 19 11 133 66 67 4 18 291 179 112 3
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 5-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 26 19 300 209 91 4 20 285 184 101
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-1 Kansas City Chiefs 31 28 20 343 263 80 2 20 367 256 111 2
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-1 @ Green Bay Packers 26 24 22 351 247 104 2 17 340 298 42 1
9 Mon November 16 boxscore L 7-2 @ Denver Broncos 29 31 24 446 300 146 2 26 439 341 98 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 8-2 Detroit Lions 30 10 29 383 205 178 1 10 179 149 30 2
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 9-2 Green Bay Packers 23 10 20 319 192 127 3 20 348 237 111 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 10-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 30 24 26 423 264 159 3 18 356 281 75 1
13 Mon December 14 boxscore L 10-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 0 41 16 263 154 109 6 20 331 133 198 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 10-4 Seattle Seahawks 21 34 31 437 276 161 5 17 300 184 116
15 Sun December 27 boxscore W 11-4 @ Los Angeles Raiders 6 3 18 267 146 121 3 14 193 92 101 1
Playoffs
Division Sun January 10 boxscore L 11-5 Washington Redskins 17 21 15 280 170 110 3 17 272 200 72 2

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 28 QB 7 6 5-1-0 125 210 59.5 1639 12 5.7 8 3.8 59 7.8 7.2 13.1 234.1 87.4 22 136 6.48 5.96 9.5 3 3
18 Mike Tomczak 25 qb 12 6 4-2-0 97 178 54.5 1220 5 2.8 10 5.6 56 6.9 4.9 12.6 101.7 62.0 9 59 6.21 4.34 4.8 1 2
8 Mike Hohensee 26 qb 2 2 2-0-0 28 52 53.8 343 4 7.7 1 1.9 28 6.6 7.3 12.3 171.5 92.1 3 19 5.89 6.53 5.5
17 Sean Payton 24 3 0 8 23 34.8 79 0 0.0 1 4.3 20 3.4 1.5 9.9 26.3 27.3 7 47 1.07 -0.43 23.3
12 Steve Bradley 24 qb 1 1 0-1-0 6 18 33.3 77 2 11.1 3 16.7 18 4.3 -1.0 12.8 77.0 45.1 3 24 2.52 -2.00 14.3
14 Jim Harbaugh 24 6 0 8 11 72.7 62 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 5.6 5.6 7.8 10.3 86.2 4 45 1.13 1.13 26.7
34 Walter Payton 34 RB 12 12 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 25.4 15 11-4-0 272 493 55.2 3420 23 4.7 24 4.9 59 6.9 5.7 12.6 285.0 72.2 48 330 5.71 4.57 8.9 4 5
Opp Total 15 255 507 50.3 3286 24 4.7 13 2.6 6.5 6.27 12.9 219.1 76.1 70 484 4.9 4.7 12.1

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 34 RB 12 12 146 533 4 17 3.7 44.4 12.2 33 217 6.6 1 16 2.8 18.1 750 5 5
35 Neal Anderson 23 FB 11 10 129 586 3 38 4.5 53.3 11.7 47 467 9.9 3 59 4.3 42.5 1053 6 2
38 Lakei Heimuli 22 rb 3 3 34 128 0 12 3.8 42.7 11.3 5 51 10.2 1 17 1.7 17.0 179 1 1
33 Calvin Thomas 27 12 0 25 88 0 18 3.5 7.3 2.1 88 0 0
32 Chris Brewer 25 rb 3 1 24 55 2 16 2.3 18.3 8.0 5 56 11.2 1 19 1.7 18.7 111 3 0
20 Thomas Sanders 25 12 0 23 122 1 17 5.3 10.2 1.9 3 53 17.7 0 25 0.3 4.4 175 1 1
9 Jim McMahon 28 QB 7 6 22 88 2 13 4.0 12.6 3.1 88 2 2
46 Anthony Mosley 22 rb 2 2 18 80 0 16 4.4 40.0 9.0 2 16 8.0 0 16 1.0 8.0 96 0 0
18 Mike Tomczak 25 qb 12 6 18 54 1 10 3.0 4.5 1.5 54 1 6
8 Mike Hohensee 26 qb 2 2 9 56 0 26 6.2 28.0 4.5 56 0 2
26 Matt Suhey 29 rb 12 2 7 24 0 6 3.4 2.0 0.6 7 54 7.7 0 12 0.6 4.5 78 0 0
29 Dennis Gentry 28 KR 12 0 6 41 0 12 6.8 3.4 0.5 17 183 10.8 1 38 1.4 15.3 224 1 2
36 Frank Harris 23 3 0 6 23 0 18 3.8 7.7 2.0 23 0 0
37 Darryl Clark 26 3 0 5 11 0 5 2.2 3.7 1.7 11 0 0
14 Jim Harbaugh 24 6 0 4 15 0 9 3.8 2.5 0.7 15 0 0
83 Willie Gault 27 WR 12 12 2 16 0 9 8.0 1.3 0.2 35 705 20.1 7 56 2.9 58.8 721 7 0
39 Al Wolden 22 3 0 2 8 0 7 4.0 2.7 0.7 1 26 26.0 0 26 0.3 8.7 34 0 0
12 Steve Bradley 24 qb 1 1 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -3.0 1.0 -3 0 0
11 Kevin Brown 24 p 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 1
58 Wilber Marshall* 25 RLB 12 12 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
17 Sean Payton 24 3 0 1 28 0 28 28.0 9.3 0.3 28 0 1
72 William Perry 25 RDT 12 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
85 Dennis McKinnon 26 PR 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 406 15.0 1 33 2.3 33.8 406 1 6
87 Emery Moorehead 33 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 269 11.2 1 27 2.0 22.4 269 1 1
84 Ron Morris 23 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 379 19.0 1 42 1.7 31.6 379 1 0
86 Cap Boso 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 188 11.1 2 31 1.4 15.7 188 2 0
83 Glen Kozlowski 25 wr 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 199 13.3 3 28 5.0 66.3 199 3 0
81 Don Kindt 26 te 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 34 6.8 1 11 1.7 11.3 34 1 0
88 Ken Knapczyk 24 wr 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 62 15.5 0 22 1.3 20.7 62 0 0
82 Brian Glasgow 26 te 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 16 8.0 0 11 0.7 5.3 16 0 0
80 Gary Mullen 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 33 16.5 0 20 0.7 11.0 33 0 0
84 Sam Bowers 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.3 2.0 6 0 0
Team Total 25.4 15 485 1954 13 38 4.0 162.8 40.4 272 3420 12.6 23 59 22.7 285.0 5374 36 33
Opp Total 15 412 1413 5 3.4 94.2 27.5 255 2802 11.0 24 17.0 186.8 4215 29 37

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
85 Dennis McKinnon 26 PR 12 0 40 405 2 94 10.1 811
29 Dennis Gentry 28 KR 12 0 25 621 1 88 24.8 845
20 Thomas Sanders 25 12 0 20 349 0 42 17.5 524
30 George Duarte 23 3 0 8 64 0 16 8.0 64
83 Glen Kozlowski 25 wr 3 3 3 72 0 31 24.0 271
43 Lorenzo Lynch 24 db 2 2 3 66 0 37 22.0 66
25 Todd Bell 29 SS 12 11 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
22 Dave Duerson* 27 FS 12 12 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
24 Eric Jeffries 23 1 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
88 Ken Knapczyk 24 wr 3 3 1 14 0 14 14.0 76
57 Eldridge Milton 25 3 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
46 Anthony Mosley 22 rb 2 2 1 17 0 17 17.0 113
26 Matt Suhey 29 rb 12 2 1 9 0 9 9.0 87
83 Lawrence White 24 2 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
Team Total 25.4 15 50 484 2 94 9.7 57 1193 1 88 20.9 7051
Opp Total 15 26 339 1 13.0 58 1054 0 18.2

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 25 K 12 0 11 11 5 5 6 1 6 2 28 19 67.9% 30 28 93.3%
15 Bryan Wagner 25 P 10 0 36 1461 71 1 40.6
11 Kevin Brown 24 p 3 0 18 742 58 1 41.2
16 Tim Lashar 23 k 3 0 3 3 1 4 3 75.0% 10 10 100.0%
17 Tommy Barnhardt 24 p 2 0 6 236 50 0 39.3
Team Total 25.4 15 14 14 5 5 7 1 6 2 32 22 68.8% 40 38 95.0% 60 2439 71 2 40.7
Opp Total 15 31 18 58.1% 33 30 90.9% 86 3406 39.6

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
58 Wilber Marshall* 25 RLB 12 12 5.0 2 0 1 0 0 93 0
76 Steve McMichael*+ 30 LDT 12 12 7.0 2 0 0 0 0 57 0
72 William Perry 25 RDT 12 11 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 55 0
95 Richard Dent 27 RDE 12 12 12.5 4 0 2 11 0 34 0
37 Maurice Douglass 23 db 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 0
23 Shaun Gayle 25 8 0 1 20 1 20 0 9 0
43 Lorenzo Lynch 24 db 2 2 6 0
85 Dennis McKinnon 26 PR 12 0 0 6 3 0 0
22 Dave Duerson* 27 FS 12 12 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0
18 Mike Tomczak 25 qb 12 6 0 6 1 0 0
68 Sean McInerney 27 de 3 3 6.5
55 Otis Wilson 30 LLB 7 7 6.5
34 Walter Payton 34 RB 12 12 0 5 0 0 0
70 Jim Althoff 26 dt 4 3 3.5 0 0 1 0 0
97 Bobby Bell 25 lb 3 3 3.5 0 0 1 0 0
8 Mike Hohensee 26 qb 2 2 0 2 2 0 0
91 Jay Norvell 24 lb 6 3 4.0
99 Dan Hampton 30 LDE 8 8 3.5
25 Todd Bell 29 SS 12 11 1.0 0 1 1 0 0
98 Jon Norris 25 de 3 3 2.0 1 6 0 6 0
59 Ron Rivera 25 llb 12 5 1.0 2 19 0 15 0
50 Mike Singletary*+ 29 MLB 12 12 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Egypt Allen 23 db 6 3 0 0 2 0 0
35 Neal Anderson 23 FB 11 10 0 2 0 0 0
30 George Duarte 23 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 Dennis Gentry 28 KR 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
94 Mike January 23 lb 3 3 1.0 0 0 1 7 0
9 Jim McMahon 28 QB 7 6 0 2 0 0 0
48 Reggie Phillips 27 lcb 12 5 2 1 0 1 0
90 Al Harris 31 lde 12 5 1.5
93 Guy Teafatiller 23 dt 3 2 1.5
11 Kevin Brown 24 p 3 0 0 1 0 -6 0
74 Jimbo Covert 27 LT 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
83 Willie Gault 27 WR 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
38 Lakei Heimuli 22 rb 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
24 Vestee Jackson 24 RCB 12 12 1 0 0 0 0
31 Bruce McCray 24 db 3 3 1 23 1 23 0
87 Emery Moorehead 33 TE 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
92 Raymond Morris 26 3 0 1.0
17 Sean Payton 24 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Thomas Sanders 25 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
97 Sean Smith 22 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Calvin Thomas 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 John Wojciechowski 24 t 4 4 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.4 15 69.0 13 69 2 23 0 8 33 24 22 0 267 0
Opp Total 15 48 37 26

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 25 K 12 0 28 19 85
83 Willie Gault 27 WR 12 12 7 7 42
35 Neal Anderson 23 FB 11 10 3 3 6 36
34 Walter Payton 34 RB 12 12 4 1 5 30
16 Tim Lashar 23 k 3 0 10 3 19
32 Chris Brewer 25 rb 3 1 2 1 3 18
83 Glen Kozlowski 25 wr 3 3 3 3 18
85 Dennis McKinnon 26 PR 12 0 1 2 3 18
86 Cap Boso 24 12 0 2 2 12
29 Dennis Gentry 28 KR 12 0 1 1 2 12
9 Jim McMahon 28 QB 7 6 2 2 12
23 Shaun Gayle 25 8 0 1 1 6
38 Lakei Heimuli 22 rb 3 3 1 1 6
81 Don Kindt 26 te 3 2 1 1 6
31 Bruce McCray 24 db 3 3 1 1 6
87 Emery Moorehead 33 TE 12 12 1 1 6
84 Ron Morris 23 WR 12 12 1 1 6
46 Anthony Mosley 22 rb 2 2 1 1 6
20 Thomas Sanders 25 12 0 1 1 6
18 Mike Tomczak 25 qb 12 6 1 1 6
Team Total 25.4 15 13 23 2 1 2 1 42 38 22 356
Opp Total 15 5 24 1 1 1 30 18 282