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2008 Chicago Bears

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC North Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.1, Offense: 1.1, Defense: 1.0, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 375 points (23.4/g), 14th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 350 points (21.9/g), 16th.
 Differential of 25 points (1.6/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-7.3.

Coach: Lovie Smith (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Turner
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Babich
 Other Notable Asst.: Pep Hamilton (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Soldier Field
 Training Camp: Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, Illinois)

Team Info

General Manager Jerry Angelo
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 Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 375 4734 991 4.8 27 13 13 264 304 528 3061 20 14 5.5 153 434 1673 15 3.9 98 203 30.5 11.3 Own 33.9 2:15 5.03 23.3 1.63
Team Defense 350 5355 1087 4.9 32 10 13 314 383 622 3859 21 22 5.9 208 437 1496 16 3.4 93 207 30.4 11.1 Own 31.3 2:30 5.4 25.9 1.63
Lg Rank Offense 14 26 21 26 27 14 21 16 15 25 15 24 14 27 23 22 31 32 31 28 24
Lg Rank Defense 16 21 2 16 23 32 30 18 3 10 16 5 21 3 25 12 11 7 7 8 9

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 @ Indianapolis Colts 29 13 17 319 136 183 23 293 240 53 1
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-1 @ Carolina Panthers 17 20 12 256 141 115 2 12 216 102 114 1
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L OT 1-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 27 21 405 247 158 2 28 454 407 47 4
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-2 Philadelphia Eagles 24 20 13 256 178 78 4 18 340 237 103 2
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-2 @ Detroit Lions 34 7 21 425 328 97 1 12 185 131 54 2
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 3-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 20 22 22 361 282 79 1 18 376 301 75 1
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-3 Minnesota Vikings 48 41 20 327 274 53 1 28 439 284 155 5
8 Bye Week
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 5-3 Detroit Lions 27 23 18 320 166 154 2 21 333 280 53 3
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 5-4 Tennessee Titans 14 21 15 243 165 78 1 19 304 284 20 1
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 5-5 @ Green Bay Packers 3 37 9 234 151 83 1 24 427 227 200 1
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 6-5 @ St. Louis Rams 27 3 18 334 126 208 2 13 207 193 14 4
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 6-6 @ Minnesota Vikings 14 34 10 228 125 103 3 17 378 200 178 1
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 7-6 Jacksonville Jaguars 23 10 16 296 210 86 1 14 278 159 119 1
15 Thu December 11 boxscore W OT 8-6 New Orleans Saints 27 24 16 226 171 55 3 22 345 226 119 2
16 Mon December 22 boxscore W OT 9-6 Green Bay Packers 20 17 15 210 136 74 2 20 325 260 65 2
17 Sun December 28 boxscore L 9-7 @ Houston Texans 24 31 21 294 225 69 1 25 455 328 127 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 Kyle Orton 26 QB 15 15 9-6-0 272 465 58.5 2972 18 3.9 12 2.6 65 6.4 6.0 10.9 198.1 79.6 45.46 27 160 5.72 5.35 5.5 2 2
8 Rex Grossman 28 qb 4 1 0-1-0 32 62 51.6 257 2 3.2 2 3.2 29 4.1 3.3 8.0 64.3 59.7 18.62 2 8 3.89 3.11 3.1 1 1
4 Brad Maynard 34 P 16 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.8 16 9-7-0 304 528 57.6 3229 20 3.8 14 2.7 65 6.1 5.7 10.6 201.8 77.1 29 168 5.50 5.08 5.2 3 3
Opp Total 16 383 622 61.6 4076 21 3.4 22 3.5 6.6 5.64 10.6 254.8 77.2 28 217 5.9 5.1 4.3

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
22 Matt Forte 23 RB 16 16 316 1238 8 50 3.9 77.4 19.8 63 477 7.6 4 19 3.9 29.8 1715 12 1
27 Kevin Jones 26 11 0 34 109 0 16 3.2 9.9 3.1 2 5 2.5 0 3 0.2 0.5 114 0 0
18 Kyle Orton 26 QB 15 15 24 49 3 12 2.0 3.3 1.6 49 3 6
29 Adrian Peterson 29 15 0 20 100 0 16 5.0 6.7 1.3 6 45 7.5 0 19 0.4 3.0 145 0 0
25 Garrett Wolfe 24 13 0 15 69 0 38 4.6 5.3 1.2 69 0 0
37 Jason McKie 28 FB 11 8 11 26 2 6 2.4 2.4 1.0 11 64 5.8 1 12 1.0 5.8 90 3 1
23 Devin Hester 26 PR/WR 15 8 6 61 0 20 10.2 4.1 0.4 51 665 13.0 3 65 3.4 44.3 726 3 5
81 Rashied Davis 29 WR 16 12 3 14 0 17 4.7 0.9 0.2 35 445 12.7 2 36 2.2 27.8 459 2 0
8 Rex Grossman 28 qb 4 1 3 4 2 2 1.3 1.0 0.8 4 2 0
86 Marty Booker 32 wr 13 5 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 14 211 15.1 2 51 1.1 16.2 214 2 0
43 Jason Davis 25 rb 5 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.2 2.4 12 0 0
82 Greg Olsen 23 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 574 10.6 5 52 3.4 35.9 574 5 2
88 Desmond Clark 31 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 367 9.0 1 35 2.6 22.9 367 1 1
80 Brandon Lloyd 27 wr 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 364 14.0 2 32 2.4 33.1 364 2 0
Team Total 26.8 16 434 1673 15 50 3.9 104.6 27.1 304 3229 10.6 20 65 19.0 201.8 4902 35 19
Opp Total 16 437 1496 16 3.4 93.5 27.3 383 3859 10.1 21 23.9 241.2 5355 37 17

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
23 Devin Hester 26 PR/WR 15 8 32 198 0 25 6.2 31 679 0 51 21.9 1603
38 Danieal Manning 26 KR 14 1 36 1070 1 83 29.7 1070
31 Nathan Vasher 27 rcb 8 7 6 46 0 18 7.7 46
25 Garrett Wolfe 24 13 0 5 98 0 33 19.6 167
37 Jason McKie 28 FB 11 8 2 38 0 20 19.0 128
85 Earl Bennett 21 10 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
87 Kellen Davis 23 16 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
81 Rashied Davis 29 WR 16 12 1 10 0 10 10.0 469
29 Adrian Peterson 29 15 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 156
Team Total 26.8 16 39 261 0 25 6.7 77 1919 1 83 24.9 7082
Opp Total 16 36 203 0 5.6 68 1656 0 24.4

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
4 Brad Maynard 34 P 16 0 96 3957 67 0 41.2
9 Robbie Gould 26 K 16 0 6 6 12 12 11 8 29 26 89.7% 41 41 100.0%
Team Total 26.8 16 6 6 12 12 11 8 29 26 89.7% 41 41 100.0% 96 3957 67 0 41.2
Opp Total 16 33 26 78.8% 39 38 97.4% 83 3528 42.5

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
55 Lance Briggs* 28 RLB 16 16 0.5 3 12 0 9 11 1 0 2 21 1 90 20
33 Charles Tillman 27 LCB 15 15 3 52 1 26 17 4 0 0 0 0 81 12
54 Brian Urlacher 30 MLB 16 16 2 11 0 11 10 0 0 1 0 0 79 14
21 Corey Graham 23 RCB 16 9 1 6 0 6 8 1 0 1 0 0 77 14
44 Kevin Payne 25 SS 16 16 1.0 4 147 0 50 7 73 15
30 Mike Brown 30 FS 15 15 1.0 2 0 0 0 8 57 16
93 Adewale Ogunleye 31 LDE 16 16 5.0 1 0 0 0 4 48 14 1
96 Alex Brown 29 RDE 16 16 6.0 1 -2 0 -2 6 1 0 1 18 0 42 2
91 Tommie Harris 25 RDT 14 13 5.0 0 1 1 0 0 33 4
53 Nick Roach 23 LLB 14 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 28 9
38 Danieal Manning 26 KR 14 1 1.0 1 42 0 42 4 0 2 0 0 0 28 5
94 Marcus Harrison 24 16 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 24 4
98 Dusty Dvoracek 27 NT 12 12 0 0 0 0 2 23 6
71 Israel Idonije 28 dt 16 3 3.5 0 0 0 0 6 22 2
31 Nathan Vasher 27 rcb 8 7 1 0 0 0 8 20 1
95 Anthony Adams 28 dt 9 4 14 7
92 Hunter Hillenmeyer 28 llb 13 6 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 14 4
25 Garrett Wolfe 24 13 0 15 1
97 Mark Anderson 25 16 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 10 8
52 Jamar Williams 24 16 0 11 3
26 Trumaine McBride 23 db 16 1 1 0 0 0 2 10 1
29 Adrian Peterson 29 15 0 11 0
20 Craig Steltz 22 11 0 1 44 0 44 1 9 0
81 Rashied Davis 29 WR 16 12 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
18 Kyle Orton 26 QB 15 15 0 6 1 -13 0 3 0
24 Marcus Hamilton 24 8 0 5 1
23 Devin Hester 26 PR/WR 15 8 0 5 2 0 0 2 0
58 Darrell McClover 27 10 0 5 1
87 Kellen Davis 23 16 0 3 1
22 Matt Forte 23 RB 16 16 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
67 Josh Beekman 25 LG 16 16 3 0
36 Brandon McGowan 25 db 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
82 Greg Olsen 23 te 16 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
35 Zackary Bowman 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1
27 Kevin Jones 26 11 0 2 1
4 Brad Maynard 34 P 16 0 2 0
88 Desmond Clark 31 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
37 Jason McKie 28 FB 11 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
76 John Tait 33 RT 16 16 1 1
16 Mark Bradley 26 2 0 1 0
9 Robbie Gould 26 K 16 0 1 0
8 Rex Grossman 28 qb 4 1 1 0
80 Brandon Lloyd 27 wr 11 5 1 0
84 Brandon Rideau 26 2 0 1 0
43 Jason Davis 25 rb 5 3 0 0 1 0 0
45 Cameron Worrell 29 1 0 0 1
Team Total 26.8 16 27.0 22 312 1 50 105 8 19 14 26 3 866 172 1
Opp Total 16 29 17 7

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
9 Robbie Gould 26 K 16 0 41 26 119
22 Matt Forte 23 RB 16 16 8 4 12 72
82 Greg Olsen 23 te 16 7 5 5 30
80 Brandon Lloyd 27 wr 11 5 2 1 3 1 20
81 Rashied Davis 29 WR 16 12 2 1 3 18
23 Devin Hester 26 PR/WR 15 8 3 3 18
37 Jason McKie 28 FB 11 8 2 1 3 18
18 Kyle Orton 26 QB 15 15 3 3 18
86 Marty Booker 32 wr 13 5 2 2 12
8 Rex Grossman 28 qb 4 1 2 2 12
35 Zackary Bowman 24 1 0 1 1 6
55 Lance Briggs* 28 RLB 16 16 1 1 6
88 Desmond Clark 31 TE 16 16 1 1 6
38 Danieal Manning 26 KR 14 1 1 1 6
33 Charles Tillman 27 LCB 15 15 1 1 6
25 Garrett Wolfe 24 13 0 1 1 6
93 Adewale Ogunleye 31 LDE 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.8 16 15 20 1 3 1 2 42 1 41 26 1 375
Opp Total 16 16 21 1 1 38 26 350