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1996 Chicago Bears

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.2, Offense: -1.4, Defense: 1.2, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (17.7/g), 26th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 305 points (19.1/g), 12th.
 Differential of -22 points (-1.4/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-8.7.

Coach: Dave Wannstedt (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Turner
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik
 Other Notable Asst.: Greg Schiano (Defensive Assistant)

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

Team Info

Director of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Rod Graves
Secretary of the Board of Directors Virginia Halas McCaskey
Offensive Scheme West Coast
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 283 4905 1046 4.7 27 9 20 300 318 551 3185 19 18 5.5 176 472 1720 9 3.6 104
Team Defense 305 4884 981 5.0 28 11 25 295 314 524 3267 21 17 5.9 183 427 1617 13 3.8 87
Lg Rank Offense 26 21 10 4 15 10 19 17 15 21 11 16 19 18
Lg Rank Defense 12 12 18 20 13 12 14 13 16 17 9 11 18 16

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 2 boxscore W 1-0 Dallas Cowboys 22 6 14 304 213 91 2 18 256 173 83 4
2 Sun September 8 boxscore L 1-1 @ Washington Redskins 3 10 19 304 156 148 2 13 249 168 81 1
3 Sun September 15 boxscore L 1-2 Minnesota Vikings 14 20 17 299 191 108 3 21 377 239 138 1
4 Sun September 22 boxscore L 1-3 @ Detroit Lions 16 35 19 318 248 70 2 19 394 309 85 1
5 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-3 Oakland Raiders 19 17 15 296 188 108 17 283 166 117 4
6 Sun October 6 boxscore L 2-4 Green Bay Packers 6 37 15 243 190 53 3 21 343 243 100 1
7 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-5 @ New Orleans Saints 24 27 18 327 222 105 1 23 423 218 205 4
8 Bye Week
9 Mon October 28 boxscore W 3-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 15 13 18 276 180 96 2 16 279 268 11 2
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 10 18 269 84 185 1 14 245 178 67 2
11 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-6 @ Denver Broncos 12 17 24 346 172 174 3 17 284 192 92
12 Sun November 17 boxscore L 4-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 10 14 14 256 221 35 2 20 300 151 149 2
13 Sun November 24 boxscore W 5-7 Detroit Lions 31 14 22 358 219 139 2 27 322 208 114 3
14 Sun December 1 boxscore L 5-8 @ Green Bay Packers 17 28 21 292 204 88 1 20 342 216 126
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W 6-8 St. Louis Rams 35 9 22 384 222 162 1 17 323 229 94 2
16 Sat December 14 boxscore W 7-8 San Diego Chargers 27 14 19 294 203 91 17 283 217 66 1
17 Sun December 22 boxscore L 7-9 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 34 25 339 272 67 2 15 181 92 89

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
17 Dave Krieg 38 QB 13 12 6-6-0 226 377 59.9 2278 14 3.7 12 3.2 53 6.0 5.4 10.1 175.2 76.3 14 104 5.56 4.90 3.6 1 1
12 Erik Kramer 32 qb 4 4 1-3-0 73 150 48.7 781 3 2.0 6 4.0 58 5.2 3.8 10.7 195.3 54.3 7 53 4.64 3.30 4.5
9 Shane Matthews 26 2 0 13 17 76.5 158 1 5.9 0 0.0 26 9.3 10.5 12.2 79.0 124.1 1 3 8.61 9.72 5.6
18 Steve Stenstrom 25 1 0 3 4 75.0 37 0 0.0 0 0.0 28 9.3 9.3 12.3 37.0 103.1 1 5 6.40 6.40 20.0
16 Todd Sauerbrun 23 P 16 0 2 2 100.0 63 0 0.0 0 0.0 47 31.5 31.5 31.5 3.9 118.7 0 0 31.50 31.50 0.0
80 Curtis Conway 25 WR 16 16 1 1 100.0 33 1 100.0 0 0.0 33 33.0 53.0 33.0 2.1 158.3 0 0 33.00 53.00 0.0
Team Total 26.2 16 7-9-0 318 551 57.7 3350 19 3.4 18 3.3 58 6.1 5.3 10.5 209.4 73.4 23 165 5.55 4.80 4.0 1 1
Opp Total 16 314 524 59.9 3476 21 4.0 17 3.2 6.6 5.98 11.1 217.3 79.5 30 209 5.9 5.3 5.4

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
29 Raymont Harris 26 RB 12 10 194 748 4 23 3.9 62.3 16.2 32 296 9.3 1 47 2.7 24.7 1044 5 3
31 Rashaan Salaam 22 rb 12 6 143 496 3 32 3.5 41.3 11.9 7 44 6.3 1 11 0.6 3.7 540 4 3
22 Robert Green 26 rb 10 3 60 249 0 19 4.2 24.9 6.0 13 78 6.0 0 18 1.3 7.8 327 0 3
44 Michael Hicks 23 4 0 27 92 0 23 3.4 23.0 6.8 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.3 -0.3 91 0 1
17 Dave Krieg 38 QB 13 12 16 12 1 2 0.8 0.9 1.2 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 17 1 6
30 Tony Carter 24 FB 16 11 11 43 0 23 3.9 2.7 0.7 41 233 5.7 0 29 2.6 14.6 276 0 1
80 Curtis Conway 25 WR 16 16 8 50 0 19 6.3 3.1 0.5 81 1049 13.0 7 58 5.1 65.6 1099 7 1
12 Erik Kramer 32 qb 4 4 8 4 0 3 0.5 1.0 2.0 4 0 1
83 Michael Timpson 29 WR 15 15 3 21 0 13 7.0 1.4 0.2 62 802 12.9 0 49 4.1 53.5 823 0 2
9 Shane Matthews 26 2 0 1 2 1 2 2.0 1.0 0.5 2 1 0
16 Todd Sauerbrun 23 P 16 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 0
81 Bobby Engram 23 PR 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 389 11.8 6 24 2.1 24.3 389 6 2
89 Ryan Wetnight 26 te 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 223 10.6 1 38 1.9 20.3 223 1 0
87 Bobby Neely 22 te 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 92 10.2 0 21 0.8 8.4 92 0 0
85 Keith Jennings 30 TE 6 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 56 9.3 0 20 1.0 9.3 56 0 0
84 Kerry Cash 27 te 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 42 10.5 0 14 1.3 14.0 42 0 0
88 Jack Jackson 24 KR 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 39 9.8 0 14 0.3 3.3 39 0 2
38 Mike Faulkerson 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
99 Jim Flanigan 25 LDT 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
76 Marcus Spears 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
Team Total 26.2 16 472 1720 9 32 3.6 107.5 29.5 318 3350 10.5 19 58 19.9 209.4 5070 28 25
Opp Total 16 427 1617 13 3.8 101.1 26.7 314 3267 10.4 21 19.6 204.2 4884 34 29

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 Bobby Engram 23 PR 16 2 31 282 0 34 9.1 25 580 0 45 23.2 1251
88 Jack Jackson 24 KR 12 0 27 619 0 60 22.9 658
38 Mike Faulkerson 26 16 0 4 63 0 20 15.8 64
36 Anthony Marshall 26 db 13 3 0 75 0 75 75
Team Total 26.2 16 31 282 0 34 9.1 56 1337 0 75 23.9 6689
Opp Total 16 42 527 2 12.5 52 1115 1 21.4

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
16 Todd Sauerbrun 23 P 16 0 78 3491 72 0 44.8
1 Jeff Jaeger 32 K 13 0 4 4 4 3 15 12 23 19 82.6% 23 23 100.0%
8 Carlos Huerta 27 k 3 0 5 3 2 1 7 4 57.1% 3 3 100.0%
Team Total 26.2 16 4 4 9 6 17 13 30 23 76.7% 26 26 100.0% 78 3491 72 0 44.8
Opp Total 16 23 16 69.6% 36 35 97.2% 76 3048 40.1

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
23 Marty Carter 27 SS 16 16 3 34 0 29 0 1 0 0 0 0 88 13
27 Walt Harris 22 RCB 15 13 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 8 0 84 14
59 Joe Cain 31 LLB 16 15 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 58 16
21 Donnell Woolford 30 LCB 15 15 6 37 1 28 0 57 7
52 Bryan Cox 28 MLB 9 9 3.0 1 0 3 0 1 45 14
92 Barry Minter 26 mlb 16 7 1.5 1 5 0 5 0 35 21
20 Mark Carrier 28 FS 13 13 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 39 12
55 Vinson Smith 31 RLB 15 12 1.0 0 0 2 34 0 40 9
90 Alonzo Spellman 25 RDE 16 15 8.0 2 0 0 0 0 38 8
99 Jim Flanigan 25 LDT 14 14 5.0 36 5
96 Albert Fontenot 26 LDE 16 15 4.5 1 0 0 0 0 30 6
24 Kevin Miniefield 26 db 13 3 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 31 2
98 Carl Simpson 26 RDT 16 16 1.5 1 0 2 2 0 24 12
35 James Burton 25 db 16 3 1 11 0 11 0 27 1
26 John Mangum 29 db 16 2 1.0 16 1
36 Anthony Marshall 26 db 13 3 2 20 0 20 0 10 6
94 John Thierry 25 de 16 2 2.0 10 3
93 Paul Grasmanis 22 dt 14 3 8 3
57 Sean Harris 24 15 0 6 1
17 Dave Krieg 38 QB 13 12 0 6 3 -9 0
22 Robert Green 26 rb 10 3 0 3 3 0 0
73 Marcus Keyes 23 2 0 3 0
46 Marlon Forbes 25 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
53 Michael Lowery 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
31 Rashaan Salaam 22 rb 12 6 0 3 1 0 0
29 Raymont Harris 26 RB 12 10 0 3 0 0 0
83 Michael Timpson 29 WR 15 15 0 2 1 0 0
30 Tony Carter 24 FB 16 11 0 1 1 0 0
81 Bobby Engram 23 PR 16 2 0 2 0 0 0
88 Jack Jackson 24 KR 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
12 Erik Kramer 32 qb 4 4 0 1 1 -1 0
71 James Williams 28 RT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
63 Todd Burger 26 RG 11 8 0 0 1 0 0
80 Curtis Conway 25 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
44 Michael Hicks 23 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
75 Todd Perry 26 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
68 Carl Reeves 25 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Team Total 26.2 16 30.0 17 107 1 29 0 12 25 26 34 2 689 155
Opp Total 16 23 29 18

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Jeff Jaeger 32 K 13 0 23 19 80
80 Curtis Conway 25 WR 16 16 7 7 42
81 Bobby Engram 23 PR 16 2 6 6 36
29 Raymont Harris 26 RB 12 10 4 1 5 30
31 Rashaan Salaam 22 rb 12 6 3 1 4 24
8 Carlos Huerta 27 k 3 0 3 4 15
52 Bryan Cox 28 MLB 9 9 1 1 6
38 Mike Faulkerson 26 16 0 1 1 6
99 Jim Flanigan 25 LDT 14 14 1 1 6
17 Dave Krieg 38 QB 13 12 1 1 6
53 Michael Lowery 22 16 0 1 1 6
9 Shane Matthews 26 2 0 1 1 6
76 Marcus Spears 25 9 0 1 1 6
89 Ryan Wetnight 26 te 11 5 1 1 6
21 Donnell Woolford 30 LCB 15 15 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 16 9 19 2 1 31 26 23 1 281
Opp Total 16 13 21 2 1 35 16 305