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1977 Chicago Bears (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Central Division 9-5-0 .643
Head Coach: Jack Pardee
Special AssistantBob Bowser
Offensive LineRay Callahan
Offensive LineBrad Ecklund
StrengthClyde Emrich
Defensive BacksRoss Fichtner
Offensive CoordinatorSid Gillman
Special Teams/ReceiversJohn Hilton
Offensive BacksFred O'Connor
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/30/1977NNew York Jets20-6WCanton, OHFawcett Stadium19057
Sat8/6/1977HNew Orleans Saints14-20LChicago, ILSoldier Field55163
Sat8/13/1977AOakland Raiders20-13WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52909
Sat8/20/1977AHouston Oilers14-10WHouston, TXAstrodome39992
Thu8/25/1977ACleveland Browns7-14LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium36598
Fri9/2/1977ASt. Louis Cardinals14-23LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium45074
Sat9/10/1977HCincinnati Bengals6-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field57027
Sun9/18/1977HDetroit Lions30-20WChicago, ILSoldier Field51530
Sun9/25/1977ASt. Louis Cardinals13-16LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium49787
Sun10/2/1977HNew Orleans Saints24-42LChicago, ILSoldier Field51488
Mon10/10/1977HLos Angeles Rams24-23WChicago, ILSoldier Field51412
Sun10/16/1977AMinnesota Vikings16-22LOTBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47709
Sun10/23/1977HAtlanta Falcons10-16LChicago, ILSoldier Field49407
Sun10/30/1977AGreen Bay Packers26-0WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field56002
Sun11/6/1977AHouston Oilers0-47LHouston, TXAstrodome47226
Sun11/13/1977HKansas City Chiefs28-27WChicago, ILSoldier Field49543
Sun11/20/1977HMinnesota Vikings10-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field49563
Thu11/24/1977ADetroit Lions31-14WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome71373
Sun12/4/1977ATampa Bay Buccaneers10-0WTampa, FLTampa Stadium48948
Sun12/11/1977HGreen Bay Packers21-10WChicago, ILSoldier Field33557
Sun12/18/1977ANew York Giants12-9WOTEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium50152
Mon12/26/1977ADallas Cowboys7-37LIrving, TXTexas Stadium62920NFC Divisional Playoff
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
64Ted AlbrechtLOT6-425023California1412
7Bob AvelliniQB6-221024Maryland1414
84Brian BaschnagelWR5-1118423Ohio State104
25Art BestRB6-120524Notre Dame; Kent State140
81Chuck BradleyTE6-624327Oregon70
50Waymond BryantRLB6-323525Tennessee State1312
55Doug BuffoneLLB6-323033Louisville1311
59Gary CampbellRLB6-120525Colorado142
60Wally ChambersDT6-625026Eastern Kentucky41
43Craig ClemonsSS5-1119528Iowa122
39Robin EarlRB6-524222Washington143
24Allan EllisLCB5-1018126UCLA1414
8Vince EvansQB6-220522Los Angeles CC; Southern California70
45Gary FencikSS6-119623Yale1414
82John GilliamWR6-119032South Carolina State20
35Roland HarperRB5-1120824Louisiana Tech1110
73Mike HartenstineLDE6-325424Penn State1411
54Tom HicksMLB6-423725Illinois125
65Noah JacksonLOG6-226426Tampa1414
62Dan JiggettsOT6-527023Harvard120
88Greg LattaTE6-322525Morgan State1414
70Dennis LickROT6-326523Wisconsin1414
24Virgil LiversRCB5-818325Western Kentucky1414
74Jerry MeyersDE6-425323Northern Illinois133
58Jerry MuckensturmLLB6-422024Arkansas State140
22Johnny MussoRB5-1120127Alabama1414
52Dan NealC-OG6-425228Kentucky140
87Billy NewsomeRDE6-425029Grambling State1414
68Jim OsborneLDT6-325928Southern University1412
86Bob ParsonsP-TE6-523227Penn State140
34Walter PaytonRB5-1020324Jackson State1414
53Dan PeifferC6-325126Ellsworth CC; Southeast Missouri State1414
15Mike PhippsQB6-320830Purdue30
46Doug PlankFS5-1119724Ohio State1111
80Bo RatherWR6-118227Michigan139
83Steve RiveraWR5-1119023California30
57Don RivesMLB6-222926Texas Tech149
51Mel RogersLB6-223130Florida A&M50
76Ron RydalchRDT6-425025Utah1414
44Terry SchmidtCB6-017725Ball State101
85Steve SchubertWR5-1018426Massachusetts131
89James ScottWR6-119225Trinity Valley CC1414
75Jeff SevyLOT6-526727DeAnza JC; California122
69Revie SoreyROG6-226424Illinois1414
47Mike SpiveyCB6-019823Colorado140
71Roger StillwellDE6-525026Marin JC; Stanford50
16Bob ThomasK5-1017725Notre Dame140
23Lenny WalterscheidDB5-1119023Southern Utah140
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ted Albrecht115TCalifornia
Mike Spivey243DBColorado
Robin Earl361RBWashingtonfrom NYG
Vince Evans6140QBSouthern Californiafrom TB
Gerald Butler7182WRNicholls State
Nick Buonamici9238DTOhio State
Dennis Breckner10266DEMiami (Florida)
Connie Zelencik11294CPurdue
Terry Irvin12322DBJackson State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals5056371093
Opponents Totals607337776
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals24714194126420930.697852
Opponents Totals241124106117922435.383731
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Walter Payton160000096
Bob Thomas0273090.0142751.9069
Greg Latta40000024
James Scott30000018
Johnny Musso20000012
Bo Rather20000012
Bob Avellini1000006
Brian Baschnagel1010.00006
Robin Earl1000006
Steve Schubert1000006
Team Totals31273187.1142751.90255
Opponents Totals272626100.0212972.41253
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bob Thomas142751.90/06/96/102/60/2
Team Totals142751.90/06/96/102/60/2
Opponents Totals212972.42/28/98/103/70/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Walter Payton33918525.57314
Roland Harper1204573.8190
Robin Earl562334.2341
Johnny Musso371323.6132
Bob Avellini371092.9211
Art Best6203.360
Bo Rather284.0100
Brian Baschnagel100.000
Vince Evans100.000
Team Totals59928114.77318
Opponents Totals54421584.061t14
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Avellini29315452.612120046.813.075t113.8186.123200180461.3
Bob Parsons44100.006115.315.33200.000.00061118.8
Mike Phipps5360.0251.01.71000.000.0326-2164.6
Roland Harper200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Brian Baschnagel100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals30516152.812620706.812.975t113.6185.926226184461.8
Opponents Totals37718248.317723346.212.885t71.9184.827207212754.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
James Scott5080916.272t3
Walter Payton2726910.075t2
Greg Latta2633512.937t4
Roland Harper191427.5340
Bo Rather1729417.342t2
Steve Schubert811914.9320
Robin Earl6325.3200
Brian Baschnagel45012.5250
Johnny Musso3134.3210
Steve Rivera177.070
Team Totals161207012.975t11
Opponents Totals182233412.885t7
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Allan Ellis6233.8110
Gary Fencik4338.3230
Doug Plank4328.0200
Virgil Livers22914.5290
Doug Buffone11212.0120
Tom Hicks199.090
Team Totals181387.7290
Opponents Totals181719.557t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Parsons80323240.4582717216287635.1
Team Totals82323239.4582717216287635.1
Opponents Totals93363639.1691122471294531.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Schubert3192919.470t1
Lenny Walterscheid61599.8180
Virgil Livers61467.7210
Brian Baschnagel325418.0420
Doug Plank102121.0210
Team Totals471347110.070t1
Opponents Totals42152165.1370
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Brian Baschnagel2355724.284t1
Vince Evans1325319.5300
Art Best612721.2290
Johnny Musso510020.0330
Lenny Walterscheid35919.7370
Roland Harper34414.7220
Walter Payton29547.5680
Robin Earl23819.0230
Team Totals57127322.384t1
Opponents Totals52101019.476t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bob Avellini8303-170
Brian Baschnagel1101-90
Art Best200000
Waymond Bryant0002200
Gary Campbell0010100
Robin Earl120250
Vince Evans320200
Roland Harper100000
Mike Hartenstine0003300
Dennis Lick0010100
Virgil Livers110100
Johnny Musso0010100
Billy Newsome0001100
Walter Payton1150500
Bo Rather101100
Don Rives0010100
Ron Rydalch0001100
Steve Schubert402200
James Scott100000
Jeff Sevy0001100
Revie Sorey0001100
Roger Stillwell0001100
Lenny Walterscheid200000
Team Totals3618181331-210
Opponents Totals27131217293
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