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1983 Chicago Bears (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Central Division 8-8-0 .500
Head Coach: Mike Ditka
Research and Quality ControlJim Dooley
Defensive LineDale Haupt
Offensive CoordinatorEd Hughes
Defensive BacksJim LaRue
ReceiversTed Plumb
Offensive BacksJohnny Roland
Defensive CoordinatorBuddy Ryan
Offensive LineDick Stanfel
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1983HBuffalo Bills27-17WChicago, ILSoldier Field54735
Sat8/13/1983ASt. Louis Cardinals24-27LOTSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium31375
Sat8/20/1983ALos Angeles Raiders27-21WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum41032
Sat8/27/1983HKansas City Chiefs20-17WOTChicago, ILSoldier Field56311
Sun9/4/1983HAtlanta Falcons17-20LChicago, ILSoldier Field60165
Sun9/11/1983HTampa Bay Buccaneers17-10WChicago, ILSoldier Field58186
Sun9/18/1983ANew Orleans Saints31-34LOTNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome64692
Sun9/25/1983ABaltimore Colts19-22WOTBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium34350
Sun10/2/1983HDenver Broncos31-14WChicago, ILSoldier Field58210
Sun10/9/1983HMinnesota Vikings14-23LChicago, ILSoldier Field59632
Sun10/16/1983ADetroit Lions17-31LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome66709
Sun10/23/1983APhiladelphia Eagles7-6WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium45263
Sun10/30/1983HDetroit Lions17-38LChicago, ILSoldier Field58764
Sun11/6/1983ALos Angeles Rams14-21LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium53010
Sun11/13/1983HPhiladelphia Eagles17-14WChicago, ILSoldier Field47524
Sun11/20/1983ATampa Bay Buccaneers27-0WTampa, FLTampa Stadium36816
Sun11/27/1983HSan Francisco 49ers13-3WChicago, ILSoldier Field40483
Sun12/4/1983AGreen Bay Packers28-31LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field51147
Sun12/11/1983AMinnesota Vikings19-13WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome57880
Sun12/18/1983HGreen Bay Packers23-21WChicago, ILSoldier Field35807
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
51Kelvin AtkinsLB6'424023Illinois130
7Bob AvelliniQB6'221030Maryland20
84Brian BaschnagelWR5'1118429Ohio State164
79Kurt BeckerROG6'527525Michigan1614
25Todd BellSS6'020825Ohio State1515
62Mark BortzDT6'627322Iowa160
54Brian CabralRLB6'121727Colorado164
59Gary CampbellLB6'120531Colorado64
74Jim CovertLOT6'427523Pittsburgh1616
95Richard DentDE6'526423Tennessee State163
22Dave DuersonCB6'120323Notre Dame166
88Pat DunsmoreTE6'323724Drake161
8Vince EvansQB6'220528Los Angeles CC; Southern California93
64Rob FadaLOG6'227222Pittsburgh53
45Gary FencikFS6'119629Yale77
24Jeff FisherS5'1018825Southern California83
21Leslie FrazierRCB6'018924Alcorn State1616
71Andy FrederickOT6'626529New Mexico166
83Willie GaultWR6'118123Tennessee1613
29Dennis GentryRB5'818224Baylor150
99Dan HamptonRDE6'526826Arkansas1111
90Al HarrisDE6'525927Arizona State1311
73Mike HartenstineLDE6'325430Penn State1616
67Perry HartnettOG6'527523Southern Methodist20
63Jay HilgenbergC6'326424Iowa168
32Anthony HutchisonRB5'1018622Texas Tech160
65Noah JacksonLOG6'226432Tampa1313
72John JanataOT6'725522Antelope Valley JC; Illinois150
98Tyrone KeysDE6'726823Mississippi State144
82Ken MargerumWR6'018025Stanford159
85Dennis McKinnonWR6'118222Florida State163
9Jim McMahonQB6'119224Brigham Young1413
76Steve McMichaelRDT6'226526Texas1610
87Emery MooreheadTE6'222029Colorado1615
58Jerry MuckensturmLB6'422030Arkansas State10
52Dan NealC6'425234Kentucky88
67Tim NormanOG6'627324Illinois10
68Jim OsborneLDT6'325934Southern University1612
86Bob ParsonsP6'523233Penn State140
34Walter PaytonRB5'1020330Jackson State1616
20Kevin PotterS5'1018824Missouri80
53Dan RainsLB6'122229Cincinnati155
27Mike RichardsonLCB6'018622Arizona State1614
81Jay SaldiTE6'322729South Carolina136
44Terry SchmidtCB6'017731Ball State133
89James ScottWR6'119231Trinity Valley CC10
57Dave SimmonsLB6'421826North Carolina130
50Mike SingletaryMLB5'1123225Baylor1616
69Revie SoreyROG6'226430Illinois32
15Ray StachowiczP6'018524Michigan State20
26Matt SuheyRB5'1121525Penn State1613
16Bob ThomasK5'1017731Notre Dame160
33Calvin ThomasRB5'1124523Illinois130
78Keith Van HorneROT6'628526Southern California1410
80Rickey WattsWR6'120326Tulsa40
43Walt WilliamsCB6'118529Ashland; New Mexico State150
55Otis WilsonLLB6'222826Syracuse; Louisville1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jim Covert16TPittsburgh
Willie Gault118WRTennesseefrom TB
Mike Richardson233DBArizona State
Dave Duerson364DBNotre Dame
Tom Thayer491CNotre Dame
Pat Dunsmore4107TEDrakefrom SD
Richard Dent8203DETennessee State
Mark Bortz8219DTIowafrom SD
Rob Fada9230GPittsburgh
Mark Zavagnin9235LBNotre Damefrom CLE/SF
Anthony Hutchison10256RBTexas Tech
Gary Worthy11286RBWilmington
Oliver Williams12313WRIllinoisfrom SF
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals55104401120
Opponents Totals786383716
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals32:11308154136187922934.5142263.6107869
Opponents Totals27:49286113154197321733.686687
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bob Thomas0353892.1142556.0077
Willie Gault80000048
Walter Payton80000048
Dennis McKinnon50000030
Matt Suhey50000030
Jim McMahon30000018
Emery Moorehead30000018
Ken Margerum20000012
Vince Evans1000006
Leslie Frazier1000006
Mike Hartenstine1000006
Anthony Hutchison1000006
Terry Schmidt1000006
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals39353989.7142556.00311
Opponents Totals36343694.4172373.90301
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bob Thomas142556.01/19/90/43/61/5
Team Totals142556.01/19/90/43/61/5
Opponents Totals172373.91/17/77/82/60/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Walter Payton31414214.549t6
Matt Suhey1496814.6394
Jim McMahon553075.6322
Vince Evans221426.5271
Dennis Gentry16654.1170
Willie Gault4317.8220
Bob Parsons12727.0270
Calvin Thomas8253.150
Anthony Hutchison6132.251
Ken Margerum177.070
Emery Moorehead561.250
Brian Baschnagel221.020
Team Totals58327274.749t14
Opponents Totals48220004.17120
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim McMahon29517559.310721847.412.587t124.1134.442266191877.6
Vince Evans1457652.46211087.614.672t53.474.81192101669.0
Matt Suhey11100.007474.074.074t1100.000.00074158.3
Walter Payton6350.019515.831.756t350.0233.3009595.8
Team Totals44725557.017034617.713.687t214.7224.953358310377.0
Opponents Totals49024950.822035167.214.174153.1214.351384313266.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Walter Payton5360711.574t2
Matt Suhey494298.8521
Emery Moorehead4259714.2363
Willie Gault4083620.987t8
Ken Margerum2133616.0602
Dennis McKinnon2032616.349t4
Jay Saldi121199.9160
Pat Dunsmore810212.8240
Brian Baschnagel57014.0240
Calvin Thomas2136.570
Dennis Gentry284.060
Jim McMahon11818.018t1
Team Totals255346113.687t21
Opponents Totals249351614.17415
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Leslie Frazier713519.3581
Terry Schmidt5316.232t1
Mike Richardson591.860
Gary Fencik23417.0200
Otis Wilson166.060
Mike Singletary100.000
Team Totals2121510.2582
Opponents Totals2229113.2351
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Parsons79291636.9540521261255532.3
Ray Stachowicz1244737.3482006138627.6
Jim McMahon13636.03600003636.0
Team Totals94339936.2542521322297731.7
Opponents Totals99382138.6601025447317432.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dennis McKinnon3433169.359t1
Jeff Fisher133715.5110
Willie Gault91606.7120
Team Totals5674478.059t1
Opponents Totals44143227.3340
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Anthony Hutchison17025915.2280
Willie Gault13027621.2380
Dennis Gentry7013018.6280
Rickey Watts507915.8210
Dave Duerson306622.0240
Brian Baschnagel304214.0190
Dennis McKinnon204221.0250
Todd Bell20189.0180
Brian Cabral20115.560
Dan Rains20115.5110
Mike Richardson101717.0170
John Janata1022.020
Team Totals58095316.4380
Opponents Totals66122918.6610
SACKSNOYDS
Mike Hartenstine12.0
Steve McMichael8.5
Al Harris6.0
Jim Osborne5.0
Dan Hampton5.0
Mike Singletary3.5
Richard Dent3.0
Todd Bell3.0
Otis Wilson2.0
Tyrone Keys1.0
Gary Campbell1.0
Brian Cabral1.0
Team Totals51.0384.0
Opponents Totals53.0358.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Brian Baschnagel100000
Todd Bell00011100
Jim Covert0010100
Vince Evans400000
Gary Fencik0001100
Leslie Frazier0001130
Willie Gault110100
Dennis Gentry100000
Al Harris0002200
Mike Hartenstine00011101
Jay Hilgenberg0010100
Anthony Hutchison100000
John Janata0010100
Ken Margerum100000
Dennis McKinnon210100
Jim McMahon430300
Steve McMichael0002200
Jim Osborne0001100
Walter Payton520200
Dan Rains0001100
Mike Richardson0002270
Dave Simmons0001100
Mike Singletary00044150
Matt Suhey500000
Team Totals2515101727451
Opponents Totals37171514290
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