Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears


2 - 9
record
1330
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #4
The Bears will hold their position in their division.
NFC
NFL #15/16
IronRank #15/16
NFC North
NFL #4/4
IronRank #4/4

Bears Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 11
Houston Texans at Texans LOSS 23-14 LOSS
Week 2
Monday, Sep 19
Philadelphia Eagles vs Eagles WIN 14-29 LOSS
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 25
Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys LOSS 31-17 LOSS
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 2
Detroit Lions vs Lions LOSS 17-14 WIN
Week 5
Sunday, Oct 9
Indianapolis Colts at Colts LOSS 29-23 LOSS
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 16
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Jaguars WIN 16-17 LOSS
Week 7
Thursday, Oct 20
Green Bay Packers at Packers LOSS 26-10 LOSS
Week 8
Monday, Oct 31
Minnesota Vikings vs Vikings LOSS 20-10 WIN
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 13
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buccaneers LOSS 36-10 LOSS
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 20
New York Giants at Giants LOSS 22-16 LOSS
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 27
Tennessee Titans vs Titans WIN 21-27 LOSS
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 4
San Francisco 49ers vs 49ers WIN
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
Detroit Lions at Lions LOSS
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 18
Green Bay Packers vs Packers LOSS
Week 16
Saturday, Dec 24
Washington Redskins vs Redskins LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
Minnesota Vikings at Vikings LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

#4
div. rank
#15
conf. rank
3-13-0
record

Bears OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Bears compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#10 Bears
6.6
NFC
6.7
Great passing by the Bears:
294 yds Oct 2, 2016 vs Lions
231 yds Jan 3, 2016 vs Lions
337 yds Nov 9, 2015 at Chargers

rushing

#11 Bears
6.5
NFC
6.7
Great rushing by the Bears:
122 yds Nov 13, 2016 at Buccaneers
174 yds Dec 27, 2015 at Buccaneers
153 yds Nov 15, 2015 at Rams

red zone performance

#15 Bears
5.4
NFC
6.7
Great red zone performance by the Bears:
67% Oct 2, 2016 vs Lions
100% Sep 11, 2016 at Texans
67% Nov 26, 2015 at Packers

scoring points

#16 Bears
4.8
NFC
7.1
High points scored by the Bears:
20 pts Oct 31, 2016 vs Vikings
23 pts Oct 9, 2016 at Colts
22 pts Nov 9, 2015 at Chargers

Bears Stats

How the Bears compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
252
yds/game
#15
of 32
Rushing Offense
98
yds/game
#22
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
50
%
#25
of 32
Fumbles Caused
12
fum
#26
of 32
Interceptions
5
int
#30
of 32
Sacks
24
sacks
#17
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

See how the Bears match up against popular competitors

History

The Chicago Bears are members of the NFL’s National Football Conference and are one of two original NFL franchises that are still in existence today. Along with the Arizona Cardinals, the Bears are the only other team to have played in every NFL season since 1920.

The Bears were founded in Decatur, Illinois in 1919 and were known as the Staleys. The club moved to Chicago in 1920 and became charter members of the NFL. In 1921, owner George Halas changed the team name to the Bears which the club has played under ever since. The Bears became a very successful team, winning championships in the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s. It was during the 1940’s that the Bears earned the nickname “the Monsters of the Midway” as they won five championships between 1940 and 1946.

George Halas both coached the team and played for them during the 1920’s. He was instrumental in developing the t-formation offense and developing the position of quarterback. Sid Luckman became one of the first QBs to rely on his athleticism and strategy on the field while using complex offensive schemes. The Bears defeated the Redskins in the 1940 NFL Championship 73 to 0 which still stands as the largest margin of victory in an NFL game.

The 1985 Chicago Bears were winners of Super Bowl XX and are considered by many to be the greatest NFL team ever. The club gave up just 198 points during the regular season of that year and won a total of 15 games. They also set the record for the largest margin of victory in a Super Bowl, winning by 36 points over the New England Patriots.

The Super Bowl win in 1985 is the team’s only Super Bowl title. However, the Bears have eight NFL Championships which ranks them second only to Green Bay. The Bears also have more former players elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame than any other franchise. Some of these greats include Walter Payton, Dick Butkus, and Gale Sayers.

The Bears played in the historic Wrigley Field when they moved to Chicago in 1920. In 1971, the club moved into Soldier Field. This was largely because the NFL required its teams to play in stadiums that could seat at least 50,000 people. This rule came into effect after 1970 when the NFL merged with the AFL. Soldier Field was renovated in 2008, so it would be brought up to date but retain its historic feel.

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