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franchise history & future


Bears now own a 710-613-28 all-time regular season + postseason record vs. the other 31 current NFL franchises, not including a 90-17-14 record vs. defunct franchises, although 21-2-1 of that was against:

  1. 1920-'9 Dayton Triangles
  2. 1930-'43 Brooklyn Dodgers
  3. 1944-'8 Boston Yanks
  4. 1949-'51 New York Yanks
  5. 1952 Dallas Texans

who eventually became the 1953-'83 Baltimore Colts/1984-present Indianapolis Colts.

Franchise history can be divided into 4 distinct eras. 284-152-24 (not counting 90-17-14 vs. defunct franchises) from October 17th, 1920 thru December 12th, 1965, including head coaches:

  • George Halas 233-121-16 (79-16-12)
  • Ralph Jones 16-9-5 (8-1-2)
  • Hunk Anderson/Luke Johnsos 21-12-2 (3-0)
  • Paddy Driscoll 14-10-1
99-151-4 from December 19th, 1965 thru November 6th, 1983, including head coaches:
  • Halas 12-14-3
  • Jim Dooley 20-36
  • Abe Gibron 11-30-1
  • Jack Pardee 20-23
  • Neill Armstrong 30-35
  • Mike Ditka 6-13
101-42 from November 13th, 1983 thru December 14th, 1991, all under head coach Ditka.

226-268 from December 23rd, 1991 thru January 9th, 2022, including head coaches:
  • Ditka 5-13
  • Dave Wannstedt 41-57
  • Dick Jauron 35-46
  • Lovie Smith 84-66
  • Marc Trestman 13-19
  • John Fox 14-34
  • Matt Nagy 34-33
Now that GM Ryan Pace + Nagy are out the door, will this be the start of a new era under GM Ryan Poles, including head coach:
  • Matt Eberflus 146-43-1 from September 11th, 2022 thru February 21st, 2032?
That would give the franchise an 856-656-29 all-time regular season + postseason record vs. the other 35 NFL franchises, including 4 new expansion franchises added before 2030.

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