47 Facts About Chicago Bears


Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago.

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The Chicago Bears compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division.

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The Chicago Bears have won nine NFL Championships, including one Super Bowl, and hold the NFL record for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the most retired jersey numbers.

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The Chicago Bears have recorded more victories than any other NFL franchise.

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The Chicago Bears have a long-standing rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.

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Chicago Bears hired George Halas and Edward "Dutch" Sternaman in 1920 to run the team.

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Halas liked the bright orange-and-blue colors of his alma mater, the University of Illinois, and the Chicago Bears adopted those colors as their own, albeit in a darker shade of each .

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In 1924 the Chicago Bears claimed the Championship after defeating the Cleveland Bulldogs on December 7, even putting the title "World's Champions" on their 1924 team photo.

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The NFL took that action as a consequence of the Chicago Bears' aggressive signing of famous University of Illinois player Red Grange within a day of his final game as a collegian.

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Later in 1925, The Chicago Bears would go on a barnstorming tour, showing off the best football player of the day.

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The Chicago Bears replaced Grange with Paddy Driscoll, a star football player in his own right.

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The Chicago Bears used the money made from the Grange barn-storming tour to sign the man that replaced him.

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Chicago Bears coached the team off-and-on for forty seasons, an NFL record.

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Between 1939 and 1950, he set the Chicago Bears' passing records for most career touchdowns, yards, and completions.

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Chicago Bears became the only person to be involved with the NFL throughout the first 60 years of its existence.

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Chicago Bears was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's first induction class in 1963.

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In 1975, the Chicago Bears drafted Walter Payton from Jackson State University with their first pick.

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Chicago Bears died from a rare form of liver cancer in 1999 at the age of 45.

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Mrs McCaskey's reign as the owner of the Chicago Bears was not planned, as her father originally earmarked her brother, George "Mugs" Halas Jr.

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The Chicago Bears won their ninth NFL Championship, first since the AFL-NFL merger, in Super Bowl XX after the 1985 season in which they dominated the NFL with their then-revolutionary 46 defense and a cast of characters that recorded the novelty rap song "The Super Bowl Shuffle".

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The Chicago Bears scheduled a press conference to announce the hiring before McGinnis agreed to contract terms.

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Phillips, the current Chicago Bears president, became the first man outside of the Halas-McCaskey family to run the team.

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In 2005, the Chicago Bears won their division and reached the playoffs for the first time in four years.

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The Chicago Bears improved upon their success the following season, by clinching their second consecutive NFC North title during Week 13 of the 2006 season, winning their first playoff game since 1995, and earning a trip to Super Bowl XLI.

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The Chicago Bears reached the NFC Championship Game, where they played Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field – only the second playoff meeting between the two storied rivals, the only other game played in 1941.

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The Chicago Bears made another notable move by trading for Miami Dolphins receiver and Pro Bowl MVP Brandon Marshall.

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Chicago Bears was replaced by Matt Barkley, who made his first career start with the Bears.

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Chicago Bears hired Matt Nagy from the Kansas City Chiefs as their new head coach in January 2018.

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The Chicago Bears acquired linebacker Khalil Mack in a block-blockbuster trade from the Oakland Raiders to further bolster their defense, sending a package of draft picks that includes 2019 and 2020 1st round draft picks in exchange.

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Chicago Bears was the first Bears coach to be given the AP award since Lovie Smith in 2005 and the fifth in team history.

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Dalton was initially declared the Chicago Bears starting quarterback, but Fields won the position after Dalton was injured.

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Chicago Bears is the third largest media market in the United States.

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Additionally, the Bears have an agreement with WFLD to broadcast pre-season football games.

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Since 1998, the Chicago Bears have partnered with 'A Safe Place, ' a domestic violence shelter in Waukegan, Illinois.

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In June 2017, current and former Chicago Bears employees helped with renovations at the shelter by ripping up carpet, painting walls, demolishing a kitchen and building a fence.

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Bears originally had an intense intra-city rivalry with the Chicago Cardinals, lasting until 1959 when the Cardinals moved to St Louis.

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The Chicago Bears won four of the six championship games, which included the Sneakers Game that the Giants won in the 1934 NFL Championship Game.

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The Chicago Bears moved to Soldier Field in 1971 after outgrowing Wrigley Field, the team's home for 50 years.

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In June 2021, the Chicago Bears submitted a bid to purchase the Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Illinois from Churchill Downs.

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Ditka's success and popularity in Chicago Bears has led him to land analyst roles on various American football pregame shows.

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Chicago Bears is the color analyst for all local broadcasts of Bears preseason games.

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The Chicago Bears were later depicted in an episode of the 1985 cartoon version of the NBC sitcom Punky Brewster, where the Chicago Bears are playing the Green Bay Packers.

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Chicago Bears wears the same Chicago Bears cap throughout all four Vacation movies.

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Kicker Robbie Gould became the Chicago Bears' all-time scoring leader in Week 5 of 2015 season overtaking placekicker Kevin Butler who previously held the club record for scoring the most points in his ten-year Bear career.

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Chicago Bears is followed by running back Walter Payton, with 750 points.

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Chicago Bears had six touchdown returns, setting a record for most returns in a single season.

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Chicago Bears have retired 14 uniform numbers, which is the most in the NFL, and ranks fourth behind the basketball Boston Celtics, baseball New York Yankees, and hockey Montreal Canadiens for the most in North American professional sports.

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