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1991 Chicago Bears

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.8, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 2.0, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 299 points (18.7/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 269 points (16.8/g), 9th.
 Differential of 30 points (1.9/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.0-7.0.

Coach: Mike Ditka (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Greg Landry
 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
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 299 5069 1025 4.9 33 16 29 317 286 497 3120 16 17 6.0 168 502 1949 18 3.9 120
Team Defense 269 4507 942 4.8 30 13 13 254 286 513 2927 19 17 5.3 164 389 1580 9 4.1 77
Lg Rank Offense 14 11 17 18 6 16 13 14 15 14 6 9 4 15
Lg Rank Defense 9 4 17 18 5 16 8 18 14 5 5 10 10 18

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore W 1-0 Minnesota Vikings 10 6 17 276 186 90 14 331 245 86 3
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 2-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 20 20 247 147 100 4 16 257 125 132 1
3 Sun September 15 boxscore W 3-0 New York Giants 20 17 10 307 206 101 3 21 337 205 132 2
4 Mon September 23 boxscore W OT 4-0 New York Jets 19 13 26 393 289 104 1 24 346 177 169 1
5 Sun September 29 boxscore L 4-1 @ Buffalo Bills 20 35 20 353 269 84 1 22 422 280 142 1
6 Sun October 6 boxscore L 4-2 Washington Redskins 7 20 19 319 199 120 3 12 243 168 75 1
7 Bye Week
8 Thu October 17 boxscore W 5-2 @ Green Bay Packers 10 0 18 298 137 161 2 5 141 50 91 2
9 Sun October 27 boxscore W 6-2 @ New Orleans Saints 20 17 11 178 36 142 2 13 313 262 51 3
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 7-2 Detroit Lions 20 10 16 291 187 104 1 16 275 203 72 3
11 Mon November 11 boxscore W 8-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 34 17 28 358 180 178 2 15 255 168 87 1
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 9-2 @ Indianapolis Colts 31 17 25 448 273 175 2 14 251 140 111
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L OT 9-3 Miami Dolphins 13 16 23 328 204 124 1 17 275 172 103 3
14 Thu November 28 boxscore L 9-4 @ Detroit Lions 6 16 18 319 231 88 6 11 208 108 100 2
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-4 Green Bay Packers 27 13 22 296 195 101 2 17 261 199 62 2
16 Sat December 14 boxscore W 11-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 0 23 254 72 182 7 106 54 52 4
17 Mon December 23 boxscore L 11-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 52 21 404 309 95 3 30 486 371 115 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 29 boxscore L 11-6 Dallas Cowboys 13 17 26 372 222 150 3 15 288 180 108

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
4 Jim Harbaugh 28 QB 16 16 11-5-0 275 478 57.5% 3121 15 3.1 16 3.3 84 6.5 5.7 11.3 195.1 73.7 24 163 5.89 5.06 4.8 3 3
10 Peter Tom Willis 24 4 0 11 18 61.1% 171 1 5.6 1 5.6 42 9.5 8.1 15.5 42.8 88.0 2 9 8.10 6.85 10.0
35 Neal Anderson* 27 RB 13 12 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 16 11-5-0 286 497 57.5% 3292 16 3.2 17 3.4 84 6.6 5.7 11.5 205.8 74.1 26 172 5.97 5.11 5.0 3 3
Opp Total 16 286 513 55.8% 3184 19 3.7 17 3.3 6.2 5.46 11.1 199.0 72.9 40 257 5.3 4.6 7.2

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
35 Neal Anderson* 27 RB 13 12 210 747 6 42 3.6 57.5 16.2 47 368 7.8 3 26 3.6 28.3 1115 9 5
25 Brad Muster 26 FB 11 11 90 412 6 24 4.6 37.5 8.2 35 287 8.2 1 21 3.2 26.1 699 7 0
4 Jim Harbaugh 28 QB 16 16 70 338 2 20 4.8 21.1 4.4 338 2 6
31 Mark Green 24 rb 16 4 61 217 3 18 3.6 13.6 3.8 6 54 9.0 0 15 0.4 3.4 271 3 4
30 James Rouse 25 rb 14 4 27 74 0 10 2.7 5.3 1.9 15 93 6.2 0 14 1.1 6.6 167 0 1
22 Johnny Bailey 24 KR/PR 14 0 15 43 1 11 2.9 3.1 1.1 43 1 4
33 Darren Lewis 23 15 0 15 36 0 9 2.4 2.4 1.0 36 0 0
29 Dennis Gentry 32 15 0 9 58 0 17 6.4 3.9 0.6 16 149 9.3 0 18 1.1 9.9 207 0 1
81 Anthony Morgan 24 wr 14 2 3 18 0 13 6.0 1.3 0.2 13 211 16.2 2 84 0.9 15.1 229 2 1
10 Peter Tom Willis 24 4 0 2 6 0 8 3.0 1.5 0.5 6 0 0
82 Wendell Davis 25 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 945 15.5 6 75 3.8 59.1 945 6 0
87 Tom Waddle 24 WR 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 55 599 10.9 3 37 3.4 37.4 599 3 2
80 James Thornton 26 TE 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 278 16.4 1 33 1.1 17.4 278 1 1
85 Keith Jennings 25 te 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 109 13.6 0 19 0.8 10.9 109 0 0
84 Ron Morris 27 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 147 18.4 0 33 2.7 49.0 147 0 0
86 Cap Boso 28 te 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 36 12.0 0 22 0.5 6.0 36 0 0
88 Glen Kozlowski 29 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 16 8.0 0 11 0.1 1.0 16 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 502 1949 18 42 3.9 121.8 31.4 286 3292 11.5 16 84 17.9 205.8 5241 34 25
Opp Total 16 389 1580 9 4.1 98.8 24.3 286 2927 10.2 19 17.9 182.9 4507 28 25

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
22 Johnny Bailey 24 KR/PR 14 0 36 281 0 37 7.8 16 311 0 31 19.4 635
29 Dennis Gentry 32 15 0 13 227 0 27 17.5 434
81 Anthony Morgan 24 wr 14 2 3 19 0 11 6.3 8 133 0 26 16.6 381
31 Mark Green 24 rb 16 4 3 9 0 8 3.0 4 69 0 29 17.3 349
87 Tom Waddle 24 WR 16 13 5 31 0 11 6.2 630
33 Darren Lewis 23 15 0 2 13 0 13 6.5 49
30 James Rouse 25 rb 14 4 2 10 0 10 5.0 177
Team Total 26.6 16 47 340 0 37 7.2 45 763 0 31 17.0 6344
Opp Total 16 28 205 0 7.3 58 1134 0 19.6

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
8 Maury Buford 31 P 16 0 69 2814 64 1 40.8
6 Kevin Butler 29 K 16 0 1 1 11 9 5 3 9 5 3 1 29 19 65.5%% 34 32 94.1%%
Team Total 26.6 16 1 1 11 9 5 3 9 5 3 1 29 19 65.5%% 34 32 94.1%% 69 2814 64 1 40.8
Opp Total 16 30 22 73.3%% 29 29 100.0%% 81 3345 41.3

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
76 Steve McMichael 34 LDT 16 16 9.0 2 0 2 0 0 94 0
20 Mark Carrier* 23 FS 16 16 2 54 0 39 0 1 0 1 2 0 93 0
95 Richard Dent 31 RDE 16 16 10.5 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 84 0
72 William Perry 29 RDT 16 16 5.5 80 0
21 Donnell Woolford 25 LCB 15 15 1.0 2 21 0 16 0 0 0 1 28 0 77 0
26 John Mangum 24 db 16 1 1.0 1 5 0 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 68 0
23 Shaun Gayle* 29 SS 12 9 1 11 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 67 0
93 Trace Armstrong 26 LDE 12 12 1.5 56 0
49 David Tate 27 16 0 2 35 0 28 0 30 0
53 Dante Jones 26 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 28 0
37 Maurice Douglass 27 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 17 0
97 Chris Zorich 22 12 0 10 0
58 Mike Stonebreaker 24 16 0 8 0
54 Ron Cox 23 6 0 1.0 6 0
55 John Roper 26 RLB 16 16 8.0
35 Neal Anderson* 27 RB 13 12 0 5 1 0 0
22 Johnny Bailey 24 KR/PR 14 0 0 4 2 0 0
4 Jim Harbaugh 28 QB 16 16 0 6 0 -3 0
32 Lemuel Stinson 25 RCB 16 16 4 69 1 34 0 0 0 2 0 0
31 Mark Green 24 rb 16 4 0 4 0 0 0
96 Tim Ryan 24 de 16 4 1.5 0 0 2 0 0
36 Markus Paul 25 ss 14 7 3 21 0 10 0
25 Brad Muster 26 FB 11 11 0 0 2 0 0
87 Tom Waddle 24 WR 16 13 0 2 0 0 0
29 Dennis Gentry 32 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
88 Glen Kozlowski 29 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Anthony Morgan 24 wr 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
51 Jim Morrissey 29 LLB 16 11 1 5 0 5 0
30 James Rouse 25 rb 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
57 Tom Thayer 30 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
80 James Thornton 26 TE 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
78 Keith Van Horne 34 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
71 James Williams 23 14 0 1.0
73 John Wojciechowski 28 LT 16 9 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 16 40.0 17 225 1 39 0 6 25 22 27 0 718 0
Opp Total 16 26 25 12

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 29 K 16 0 32 19 89
35 Neal Anderson* 27 RB 13 12 6 3 9 54
25 Brad Muster 26 FB 11 11 6 1 7 42
82 Wendell Davis 25 WR 16 16 6 6 36
31 Mark Green 24 rb 16 4 3 3 18
87 Tom Waddle 24 WR 16 13 3 3 18
4 Jim Harbaugh 28 QB 16 16 2 2 12
81 Anthony Morgan 24 wr 14 2 2 2 12
22 Johnny Bailey 24 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
32 Lemuel Stinson 25 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
80 James Thornton 26 TE 16 13 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 18 16 1 35 32 19 299
Opp Total 16 9 19 1 29 22 269

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 MIN W, 10-6 2 37 pass Tom Waddle 37 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
2 1991-09-08 @ TAM W, 21-20 1 12 rush Neal Anderson 12 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
3 1991-09-08 @ TAM W, 21-20 2 7 pass Neal Anderson 7 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
4 1991-09-08 @ TAM W, 21-20 3 43 pass Wendell Davis 43 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
5 1991-09-15 NYG W, 20-17 2 75 pass Wendell Davis 75 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
6 1991-09-15 NYG W, 20-17 4 42 rush Neal Anderson 42 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
7 1991-09-23 NYJ W, 19-13 4 5 pass Neal Anderson 5 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
8 1991-09-23 NYJ W, 19-13 5 1 rush Jim Harbaugh 1 yard rush
9 1991-09-29 @ BUF L, 20-35 4 2 rush Neal Anderson 2 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
10 1991-09-29 @ BUF L, 20-35 4 1 rush Mark Green 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
11 1991-10-06 WAS L, 7-20 3 1 rush Neal Anderson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
12 1991-10-17 @ GNB W, 10-0 2 8 pass James Thornton 8 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
13 1991-10-27 @ NOR W, 20-17 3 6 rush Brad Muster 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
14 1991-10-27 @ NOR W, 20-17 4 12 pass Tom Waddle 12 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
15 1991-11-03 DET W, 20-10 3 22 pass Wendell Davis 22 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
16 1991-11-03 DET W, 20-10 4 8 pass Wendell Davis 8 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
17 1991-11-11 @ MIN W, 34-17 2 6 rush Neal Anderson 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
18 1991-11-11 @ MIN W, 34-17 2 7 pass Anthony Morgan 7 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
19 1991-11-11 @ MIN W, 34-17 4 24 rush Neal Anderson 24 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
20 1991-11-11 @ MIN W, 34-17 4 34 interception Lemuel Stinson 34 yard interception return (Kevin Butler kick)
21 1991-11-17 @ IND W, 31-17 1 6 rush Jim Harbaugh 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
22 1991-11-17 @ IND W, 31-17 3 13 pass Brad Muster 13 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
23 1991-11-17 @ IND W, 31-17 3 84 pass Anthony Morgan 84 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
24 1991-11-17 @ IND W, 31-17 4 9 rush Brad Muster 9 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
25 1991-11-24 MIA L, 13-16 1 3 rush Brad Muster 3 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
26 1991-12-08 GNB W, 27-13 1 8 rush Brad Muster 8 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
27 1991-12-08 GNB W, 27-13 2 6 rush Brad Muster 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
28 1991-12-08 GNB W, 27-13 2 20 pass Wendell Davis 20 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
29 1991-12-08 GNB W, 27-13 3 35 pass Wendell Davis 35 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh
30 1991-12-14 TAM W, 27-0 1 1 rush Brad Muster 1 yard rush
31 1991-12-14 TAM W, 27-0 2 2 rush Mark Green 2 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
32 1991-12-14 TAM W, 27-0 3 1 rush Mark Green 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
33 1991-12-14 TAM W, 27-0 4 1 rush Johnny Bailey 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
34 1991-12-23 @ SFO L, 14-52 3 26 pass Neal Anderson 26 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
35 1991-12-23 @ SFO L, 14-52 4 11 pass Tom Waddle 11 yard pass from Peter Tom Willis (Kevin Butler kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-08 @ TAM L, 20-21 1 64 rush Gary Anderson 64 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
2 1991-09-08 @ TAM L, 20-21 4 15 pass Bruce Hill 15 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Steve Christie kick)
3 1991-09-15 NYG L, 17-20 3 6 rush Rodney Hampton 6 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
4 1991-09-15 NYG L, 17-20 4 3 rush Rodney Hampton 3 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
5 1991-09-23 NYJ L, 13-19 3 1 rush Brad Baxter 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
6 1991-09-29 @ BUF W, 35-20 2 33 pass Al Edwards 33 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
7 1991-09-29 @ BUF W, 35-20 3 0 rush Carwell Gardner 0 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
8 1991-09-29 @ BUF W, 35-20 3 2 pass Butch Rolle 2 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
9 1991-09-29 @ BUF W, 35-20 4 77 pass James Lofton 77 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick)
10 1991-09-29 @ BUF W, 35-20 4 11 rush Thurman Thomas 11 yard rush (Scott Norwood kick)
11 1991-10-06 WAS W, 20-7 2 26 pass Art Monk 26 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick)
12 1991-10-06 WAS W, 20-7 4 5 pass Art Monk 5 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick)
13 1991-10-27 @ NOR L, 17-20 1 65 pass Floyd Turner 65 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
14 1991-10-27 @ NOR L, 17-20 3 8 pass Floyd Turner 8 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
15 1991-11-03 DET L, 10-20 2 11 pass Brett Perriman 11 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Eddie Murray kick)
16 1991-11-11 @ MIN L, 17-34 1 6 rush Darrin Nelson 6 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
17 1991-11-11 @ MIN L, 17-34 3 29 pass Anthony Carter 29 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
18 1991-11-17 @ IND L, 17-31 1 4 pass Jessie Hester 4 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
19 1991-11-17 @ IND L, 17-31 4 9 pass Bill Brooks 9 yard pass from Jeff George (Dean Biasucci kick)
20 1991-11-24 MIA W, 16-13 4 2 pass Ferrell Edmunds 2 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
21 1991-11-28 @ DET W, 16-6 1 9 pass Robert Clark 9 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Eddie Murray kick)
22 1991-12-08 GNB L, 13-27 2 1 pass Jackie Harris 1 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Chris Jacke kick)
23 1991-12-23 @ SFO W, 52-14 1 2 pass Jamie Williams 2 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
24 1991-12-23 @ SFO W, 52-14 2 3 pass Jerry Rice 3 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
25 1991-12-23 @ SFO W, 52-14 2 69 pass Jerry Rice 69 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
26 1991-12-23 @ SFO W, 52-14 4 2 rush Steve Young 2 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
27 1991-12-23 @ SFO W, 52-14 4 99 fumble Don Griffin 99 yard fumble return (Mike Cofer kick)
28 1991-12-23 @ SFO W, 52-14 4 2 rush Harry Sydney 2 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
29 1991-12-23 @ SFO W, 52-14 4 15 pass Mike Sherrard 15 yard pass from Bill Musgrave (Mike Cofer kick)