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1979 Chicago Bears (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Central Division 10-6-0 .625
Head Coach: Neill Armstrong
Offensive LineJerry Frei
ReceiversDoug Gerhart
Defensive LineDale Haupt
Running Backs/Special TeamsHank Kuhlmann
Defensive BacksJim LaRue
Offensive CoordinatorKen Meyer
Defensive CoordinatorBuddy Ryan
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1979HNew York Jets27-14WChicago, ILSoldier Field51716
Sat8/11/1979ANew Orleans Saints13-6WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome45085
Sat8/18/1979HCincinnati Bengals17-13WChicago, ILSoldier Field53831
Sat8/25/1979ASt. Louis Cardinals7-10LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium43541
Sun9/2/1979HGreen Bay Packers6-3WChicago, ILSoldier Field56515
Sun9/9/1979HMinnesota Vikings26-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field53231
Sun9/16/1979ADallas Cowboys20-24LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64056
Sun9/23/1979AMiami Dolphins16-31LMiami, FLOrange Bowl66011
Sun9/30/1979HTampa Bay Buccaneers13-17LChicago, ILSoldier Field55258
Sun10/7/1979ABuffalo Bills7-0WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium73383
Sun10/14/1979HNew England Patriots7-27LChicago, ILSoldier Field54128
Sun10/21/1979AMinnesota Vikings27-30LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium41164
Sun10/28/1979ASan Francisco 49ers28-27WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park42773
Sun11/4/1979HDetroit Lions35-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field50108
Sun11/11/1979HLos Angeles Rams27-23WChicago, ILSoldier Field51483
Sun11/18/1979HNew York Jets23-13WChicago, ILSoldier Field53635
Thu11/22/1979ADetroit Lions0-20LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome66219
Sun12/2/1979ATampa Bay Buccaneers14-0WTampa, FLTampa Stadium69508
Sun12/9/1979AGreen Bay Packers15-14WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field54207
Sun12/16/1979HSt. Louis Cardinals42-6WChicago, ILSoldier Field42810
Sun12/23/1979APhiladelphia Eagles17-27LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium69397NFC Wild Card Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
64Ted AlbrechtLOT6'425025California1616
63Tony ArdizzoneC6'324723Northwestern160
7Bob AvelliniQB6'221026Maryland73
84Brian BaschnagelWR5'1118425Ohio State1611
60Lynn BodenLOG6'526326South Dakota State101
55Doug BuffoneMLB6'323035Louisville162
59Gary CampbellRLB6'120527Colorado1616
87Mike CobbTE6'524824Michigan State1615
33Jack DeloplaineFB5'1020525Salem51
39Robin EarlFB6'524224Washington132
48Allan EllisRCB5'1018128UCLA84
8Vince EvansQB6'220524Los Angeles CC; Southern California43
45Gary FencikSS6'119625Yale1414
36Wentford GainesCB6'018526Ferrum JC; Tennessee Tech; Cincinnati160
83Kris HainesWR5'1118322Notre Dame20
99Dan HamptonLDE6'526822Arkansas1616
90Al HarrisDE6'525923Arizona State40
53Tommy HartDE6'323435Morris Brown150
73Mike HartenstineRDE6'325426Penn State1616
51Bruce HerronLB6'222025New Mexico160
54Tom HicksMLB6'423727Illinois1514
65Noah JacksonLOG6'226428Tampa1515
62Dan JiggettsOT6'527025Harvard160
57Lee KunzLB6'222422Nebraska160
88Greg LattaTE6'322527Morgan State151
70Dennis LickROT6'326525Wisconsin1616
24Virgil LiversRCB5'818327Western Kentucky1312
37Willie McClendonRB6'120522Georgia160
50Mark MerrillLB6'423824Minnesota90
74Jerry MeyersDE6'425325Northern Illinois60
58Jerry MuckensturmLLB6'422026Arkansas State1616
52Dan NealC6'425230Kentucky1616
68Jim OsborneLDT6'325930Southern University1616
82Alan PageRDT6'525534Notre Dame1616
86Bob ParsonsP6'523229Penn State160
34Walter PaytonHB5'1020326Jackson State1616
25Lonnie PerrinRB6'122227Illinois90
16Mike PhippsQB6'320832Purdue1210
46Doug PlankFS-SS5'1119726Ohio State1616
83Golden RichardsWR6'018129Brigham Young; Hawaii55
76Ron RydalchDT6'425027Utah160
44Terry SchmidtLCB6'017727Ball State1616
85Steve SchubertWR5'1018428Massachusetts141
89James ScottWR6'119227Trinity Valley CC109
30John SkibinskiRB6'022224Purdue11
69Revie SoreyROG6'226426Illinois1616
47Mike SpiveyCB6'019825Colorado160
16Bob ThomasK5'1017727Notre Dame160
23Lenny WalterscheidFS5'1119025Southern Utah152
81Harry WashingtonWR6'018023Grays Harbor JC; Colorado State60
80Rickey WattsWR6'120322Tulsa166
22Dave WilliamsFB6'220025Colorado1412
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Dan Hampton14DTArkansasfrom TB
Al Harris19DEArizona State
Rickey Watts239WRTulsa
Willie McClendon366RBGeorgia
John Sullivan6147LBIllinois
Lee Kunz7174LBNebraska
Rick Moss8203DBPurdue
Jerome Heavens9230RBNotre Dame
Joe Restic10257DBNotre Dame
Bob Wright11286TCincinnati
Dave Becker12312DBIowa
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals59846598
Opponents Totals48725079
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals26214098249325336.8100816
Opponents Totals272100148248724236.0104864
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Walter Payton160000096
Bob Thomas0343791.9162759.3082
Dave Williams60000036
Rickey Watts40000024
James Scott30000018
Brian Baschnagel20000012
Vince Evans1000006
Tom Hicks1000006
Willie McClendon1000006
Golden Richards1000006
Terry Schmidt1000006
Steve Schubert1000006
(Team)0000012
Team Totals37343791.9162759.31306
Opponents Totals31273187.1122060.00249
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bob Thomas162759.31/14/79/112/70/1
Team Totals162759.31/14/79/112/70/1
Opponents Totals122060.01/17/72/52/60/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Walter Payton36916104.443t14
Dave Williams1274013.2161
Willie McClendon371604.3331
Robin Earl351323.8120
Vince Evans12726.0171
Mike Phipps27511.9120
Jack Deloplaine7182.660
Doug Buffone11414.0140
Lonnie Perrin5142.850
Bob Avellini3103.350
John Skibinski3103.340
Rickey Watts1-6-6.0-60
Team Totals62724864.043t17
Opponents Totals51919783.863t9
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Mike Phipps25513452.511315356.011.568t93.583.115145139069.6
Vince Evans633250.8265088.115.965t46.357.987543366.1
Bob Avellini512752.9213106.111.554t23.935.985825260.1
Walter Payton11100.005454.054.054t1100.000.00054158.3
Bob Parsons2150.012211.022.02200.000.0002289.6
Brian Baschnagel100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals37319552.316224296.512.568t164.3164.331278215169.2
Opponents Totals45822248.520729086.313.155t214.6296.347380252857.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Williams423548.454t5
Walter Payton3131310.165t2
Brian Baschnagel3045215.154t2
Rickey Watts2442117.568t3
James Scott2138218.2643
Greg Latta151318.7250
Robin Earl8567.0190
Mike Cobb69115.2380
Willie McClendon6274.5130
Golden Richards510721.452t1
Steve Schubert22914.5150
Jack Deloplaine2136.5150
Lonnie Perrin12727.0270
Doug Buffone12222.0220
John Skibinski144.040
Team Totals195242912.568t16
Opponents Totals222290813.155t21
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Terry Schmidt6447.320t1
Gary Fencik6315.2170
Tom Hicks38528.366t1
Allan Ellis36722.3240
Doug Plank33311.0220
Virgil Livers24120.5300
Doug Buffone2115.5110
Wentford Gaines13838.0380
Gary Campbell13232.0320
Lenny Walterscheid11515.0150
Jerry Muckensturm155.050
Team Totals2940213.966t2
Opponents Totals1624015.0780
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Parsons92348637.9541626404296231.8
Team Totals93348637.5541626404296231.9
Opponents Totals90340637.8641212334283231.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Schubert25102389.577t1
Lenny Walterscheid145966.9140
Brian Baschnagel0300
Team Totals39183348.677t1
Opponents Totals54124047.5770
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lenny Walterscheid1942722.5440
Rickey Watts1428920.683t1
Brian Baschnagel1226021.7320
Steve Schubert24522.5270
Lonnie Perrin11313.0130
Willie McClendon11212.0120
Greg Latta188.080
Bruce Herron100.000
Team Totals51105420.783t1
Opponents Totals59125221.2560
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Brian Baschnagel0010100
Gary Campbell0001100
Robin Earl300000
Vince Evans1000-20
Gary Fencik0002200
Wentford Gaines0001100
Dan Hampton0002200
Mike Hartenstine0010100
Bruce Herron100000
Tom Hicks0002200
Virgil Livers0001100
Jerry Muckensturm0002200
Jim Osborne0001100
Alan Page0001100
Walter Payton720200
Mike Phipps2101-30
Doug Plank00011170
Revie Sorey0010100
Lenny Walterscheid210100
Rickey Watts100000
Dave Williams400000
Team Totals211471421120
Opponents Totals25141113240
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