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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Kyle Orton 26 3 15 272 for 465, 2,972 yards, 18 td, 12 int, & 24 rushes for 49 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 106th pick / 2005
RB Matt Forte 23 Rook 16 316 rushes for 1,238 yards, 8 td, & 63 catches for 477 yards and 4 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 2008
FB Jason McKie 28 6 8 11 rushes for 26 yards, 2 td, & 11 catches for 64 yards and 1 td
WR Rashied Davis 29 3 12 35 catches for 445 yards, 2 td, & 3 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td
WR Devin Hester 26 2 8 51 catches for 665 yards, 3 td, & 6 rushes for 61 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 57th pick / 2006
TE Desmond Clark 31 9 16 41 catches for 367 yards, 1 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 179th pick / 1999
LT John St. Clair 31 6 16 St. Louis Rams / 3rd / 94th pick / 2000
LG Josh Beekman 25 1 16 Chicago Bears / 4th / 130th pick / 2007
C Olin Kreutz 31 10 16 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1998
RG Roberto Garza 29 7 16 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 99th pick / 2001
RT John Tait 33 9 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 14th pick / 1999
 Defensive Starters
LDE Adewale Ogunleye 31 7 16 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
NT Dusty Dvoracek 27 1 12 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2006
RDT Tommie Harris 25 4 13 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 2004
RDE Alex Brown 29 6 16 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 104th pick / 2002
LLB Nick Roach 23 1 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Brian Urlacher 30 8 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 2000
RLB Lance Briggs* 28 5 16 0.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 68th pick / 2003
LCB Charles Tillman 27 5 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 35th pick / 2003
RCB Corey Graham 23 1 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 168th pick / 2007
SS Kevin Payne 25 1 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 167th pick / 2007
FS Mike Brown 30 8 15 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 39th pick / 2000
 Special Teams Starters
K Robbie Gould 26 3 0 26 of 29 field goals & 41 of 41 extra points
P Brad Maynard 34 11 0 96 punts for a 41.2 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 3rd / 95th pick / 1997
PR Devin Hester 26 2 8 32 punt returns for a 6.2 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 57th pick / 2006
KR Danieal Manning 26 2 1 36 kick returns for a 29.7 average and 1 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 42nd pick / 2006

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
95 Anthony Adams 28 dt 9 4 300 6-0 Penn St. 6/18/1980 5 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 57th pick / 2003
97 Mark Anderson 25 16 0 255 6-4 Alabama 5/26/1983 2 2 Chicago Bears / 5th / 159th pick / 2006
69 Kirk Barton 24 1 0 303 6-5 Ohio St. 11/4/1984 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 247th pick / 2008
67 Josh Beekman 25 LG 16 16 313 6-2 Boston Col. 6/30/1983 1 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 130th pick / 2007
85 Earl Bennett 21 10 0 205 6-1 Vanderbilt 3/23/1987 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 70th pick / 2008
86 Marty Booker 32 wr 13 5 212 6-0 La-Monroe 7/31/1976 9 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1999
35 Zackary Bowman 24 1 0 197 6-1 Nebraska 11/14/1984 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 142nd pick / 2008
16 Mark Bradley 26 2 0 201 6-1 Oklahoma 1/29/1982 3 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 39th pick / 2005
55 Lance Briggs* 28 RLB 16 16 238 6-1 Arizona 11/12/1980 5 12 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 68th pick / 2003
96 Alex Brown 29 RDE 16 16 262 6-3 Florida 6/4/1979 6 9 Chicago Bears / 4th / 104th pick / 2002
30 Mike Brown 30 FS 15 15 212 5-10 Nebraska 2/13/1978 8 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 39th pick / 2000
72 Dan Buenning 27 10 0 320 6-4 Wisconsin 10/26/1981 3 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 107th pick / 2005
88 Desmond Clark 31 TE 16 16 255 6-3 Wake Forest 4/20/1977 9 3 Denver Broncos / 6th / 179th pick / 1999
43 Jason Davis 25 rb 5 3 245 5-10 Illinois 11/2/1983 Rook 0
87 Kellen Davis 23 16 0 259 6-6 Michigan St. 10/11/1985 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 158th pick / 2008
81 Rashied Davis 29 WR 16 12 180 5-10 San Jose St. 7/24/1979 3 4
98 Dusty Dvoracek 27 NT 12 12 300 6-2 Oklahoma 3/3/1981 1 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2006
22 Matt Forte 23 RB 16 16 221 6-1 Tulane 12/10/1985 Rook 11 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 2008
59 Gilbert Gardner 26 1 0 228 6-1 Purdue 5/9/1982 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 69th pick / 2004
63 Roberto Garza 29 RG 16 16 296 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 3/26/1979 7 7 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 99th pick / 2001
9 Robbie Gould 26 K 16 0 181 6-1 Penn St. 12/6/1982 3 4
21 Corey Graham 23 RCB 16 9 187 6-0 New Hampshire 7/25/1985 1 5 Chicago Bears / 5th / 168th pick / 2007
8 Rex Grossman 28 qb 4 1 222 6-1 Florida 8/23/1980 5 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 2003
24 Marcus Hamilton 24 8 0 188 5-11 Virginia 2/17/1984 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 245th pick / 2007
91 Tommie Harris 25 RDT 14 13 300 6-3 Oklahoma 4/29/1983 4 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 2004
94 Marcus Harrison 24 16 0 310 6-3 Arkansas 7/10/1984 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 90th pick / 2008
23 Devin Hester 26 PR 15 8 185 5-10 Miami (FL) 11/4/1982 2 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 57th pick / 2006
92 Hunter Hillenmeyer 28 llb 13 6 238 6-4 Vanderbilt 10/28/1980 5 3 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 166th pick / 2003
71 Israel Idonije 28 dt 16 3 290 6-7 Manitoba 11/17/1980 4 3
27 Kevin Jones 26 11 0 228 6-0 Virginia Tech 8/21/1982 4 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 30th pick / 2004
57 Olin Kreutz 31 C 16 16 292 6-2 Washington 6/9/1977 10 7 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1998
90 Joey LaRocque 22 14 0 226 6-2 Oregon St. 3/15/1986 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 243rd pick / 2008
80 Brandon Lloyd 27 wr 11 5 192 6-0 Illinois 7/5/1981 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 124th pick / 2003
65 Patrick Mannelly 33 16 0 265 6-5 Duke 4/18/1975 10 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 189th pick / 1998
38 Danieal Manning 26 KR 14 1 205 6-0 Abilene Christian 8/9/1982 2 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 42nd pick / 2006
4 Brad Maynard 34 P 16 0 186 6-1 Ball St. 2/9/1974 11 1 New York Giants / 3rd / 95th pick / 1997
26 Trumaine McBride 23 db 16 1 185 5-9 Mississippi 9/24/1985 1 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 221st pick / 2007
58 Darrell McClover 27 10 0 219 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/25/1981 4 1 New York Jets / 7th / 213th pick / 2004
36 Brandon McGowan 25 db 2 1 200 5-11 Maine 9/16/1983 3 1
37 Jason McKie 28 FB 11 8 240 5-11 Temple 5/22/1980 6 1
60 Terrence Metcalf 30 6 0 325 6-3 Mississippi 1/28/1978 6 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 93rd pick / 2002
69 Fred Miller 35 6 0 320 6-7 Baylor 2/6/1973 12 0 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 141st pick / 1996
93 Adewale Ogunleye 31 LDE 16 16 260 6-4 Indiana 8/9/1977 7 9
82 Greg Olsen 23 te 16 7 254 6-6 Miami (FL) 3/11/1985 1 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 31st pick / 2007
18 Kyle Orton 26 QB 15 15 226 6-4 Purdue 11/14/1982 3 9 Chicago Bears / 4th / 106th pick / 2005
44 Kevin Payne 25 SS 16 16 215 6-0 La-Monroe 12/5/1983 1 8 Chicago Bears / 5th / 167th pick / 2007
29 Adrian Peterson 29 15 0 210 5-10 Georgia Southern 7/1/1979 6 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 199th pick / 2002
84 Brandon Rideau 26 2 0 198 6-3 Kansas 10/18/1982 Rook 0
53 Nick Roach 23 LLB 14 9 246 6-1 Northwestern 6/16/1985 1 5
78 John St. Clair 31 LT 16 16 320 6-4 Virginia 7/15/1977 6 7 St. Louis Rams / 3rd / 94th pick / 2000
20 Craig Steltz 22 11 0 211 6-1 LSU 5/7/1986 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 120th pick / 2008
76 John Tait 33 RT 16 16 315 6-6 BYU 1/26/1975 9 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 14th pick / 1999
33 Charles Tillman 27 LCB 15 15 196 6-1 La-Lafayette 2/23/1981 5 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 35th pick / 2003
75 Matt Toeaina 24 1 0 301 6-2 Oregon 10/9/1984 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 188th pick / 2007
54 Brian Urlacher 30 MLB 16 16 258 6-4 New Mexico 5/25/1978 8 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 2000
31 Nathan Vasher 27 rcb 8 7 180 5-10 Texas 11/17/1981 4 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 110th pick / 2004
74 Chris Williams 23 9 0 320 6-6 Vanderbilt 8/26/1985 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 2008
52 Jamar Williams 24 16 0 236 6-1 Arizona St. 6/14/1984 2 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 120th pick / 2006
25 Garrett Wolfe 24 13 0 171 5-7 Northern Illinois 8/17/1984 1 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 93rd pick / 2007
45 Cameron Worrell 29 1 0 199 5-11 Fresno St. 12/14/1979 5 0
Team Total 26.8 16 241.7 6-1.6 3.7