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The franchise was founded in Decatur, Illinois, in 1919, and moved to Chicago in 1921. It is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding in 1920, along with the Arizona Cardinals, which was originally also in Chicago. The Bears have won 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. The Bears have also recorded more victories than any other NFL franchise.

The Bears finished bottom of the NFC North last season with a record of 3-13, which isn't surprising really, given the lack of talent across this team. Last year Jay Cutler retired, and then came out of retirement to join the Miami Dolphins. The NFL was shocked when the Bears traded up to move just one place from 3rd to 2nd in the draft. What was more surprising was that they then spent the pick on QB Mitchell Trubisky, after having just spent a lot of money on Mike Glennon. The future of Head Coach John Fox and the GM will be tied to the success of Trubisky. No pressure rookie.


Head Coach: John Fox

Chicago's record this season is secondary to its quarterback competition. Mike Glennon is supposed to be the one-year bridge to Mitchell Trubisky. However, the Bears will be best served by starting the rookie and allowing him to grow as the face of the franchise. Trubisky's starting will signal one of two things. Either he performed so well during preseason, the coaching staff couldn't ignore his work. Or, Glennon is benched. With or without April's second overall pick at the helm, the Bears are a better team today than last season.


No one is expecting much from the Bears this year. The quicker Trubisky can beat Mike Glenoon to the starting job, the quicker the Bears will find out if they've found the answer at QB. Glennon isn't the long term answer. He's a good backup QB, but that's about it. The problem for either QB is that there isn't much of a supporting cast in Chicago to help them out. Star wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey left in the offseason to the Eagles, meaning there aren't any recognisable names at receiver. At least they'll have a good running game with Jordan Howard.


Chicago finished in the top 10 for pass defence last year, but they finished near the bottom for both rush yards and points allowed. The Bears have always seemed to have strong linebackers, and this years group isn't too shaby either, with Leonard Floyd, Danny Trevathan and Willie Young all good starters. In the secondary, the pressure will be on corner Prince Amukamara to produce. One player to watch out for is rookie Eddie Jackson. A ball-hawking safety who would have been drafted a lot higher than the 4th round had it not been for his injury.


Jordan Howard, RB

Every year there's a player who comes out of nowhere to become a superstar. Last season it was the turn of former Indiana rookie running back Jordan Howard. Howard was a 5th rounder who most people had never heard of. He wasn't expected to start, but went on to run for over 1,300 yards and 6 touchdowns, earning himself a trip to the pro bowl in his rookie season.

Howard is a bigger back at over 6ft 1" tall. He has a great combination of size, speed, and power. He possesses a never say die attitude and always finishes off his runs with a purpose. He's become the shining light on a roster that's lacking much firepower. The Bears will be riding on his back all year again with so much uncertainty surrounding their QB situation.

Other notable players: QB - Mitchell Trubisky (R). TE - Zach Miller. G - Kyle Long. OLB - Leonard Floyd. MLB - Danny Travathan. CB - Prince Amukamara.


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Soldier Field

Soldier Field opened in 1924 and the Chicago Bears moved there in 1971. In 2016, Soldier Field became the second-oldest stadium in the league when the LA Rams began playing temporarily at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which opened a year earlier than Soldier Field.

Capacity: 61,500


State: Illinois

Population: 617,594

Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Known as the "Windy City", it's famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.


Super Bowls


Conference Champions

NFL Western - 2

NFC Champions - 2

Division Champions

NFL Western - 8

NFC Central - 7

NFC North - 3

Playoff Appearances - 26

All Time Record

(Since end of 2016 Season)

Regular Season

Wins: 744 Losses: 568 Ties: 42

Post Season

Wins: 17 Losses: 18


Wins: 761 Losses: 586 Ties: 42

Hall of Famers - 27

George Halas, Founder/Owner/Coach - Class of 1963

Bronko Nagurski, FB - Class of 1963

Harold Grange, HB - Class of 1963

Ed Healey, T - Class of 1964

William Lyman, T - Class of 1964

George Trafton, C - Class of 1964

John Driscoll, QB - Class of 1965

Dan Fortmann, G - Class of 1965

Sid Luckman, QB - Class of 1965

George McAfee, HB - Class of 1966

Clyde Turner, C/LB - Class of 1966

Joe Stydahar, T - Class of 1967

Bill Hewitt, E - Class of 1971

Bill George, LB - Class of 1974

George Connor, T/LB - Class of 1975

Gale Sayers, HB - Class of 1977

Dick Butkus, LB - Class of 1979

George Blanda, QB - Class of 1981

Doug Atkins, DE - Class of 1982

George Musso, T/G - Class of 1982

Mike Ditka, TE - Class of 1988

Stan Jones, T - Class of 1991

Walter Payton, HB - Class of 1993

Jim Finks, GM - Class of 1995

Mike Singletary, LB - Class of 1998

Dan Hampton, DE - Class of 2002

Richard Dent, DE - Class of 2011


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