Greg Olsen tied Johnny Knox for the Bears lead with five touchdown receptions in 2010. Olsen also topped the Bears with five TD catches in 2008 and eight in 2009. Olsen’s 20 career TD receptions are the second most by a Bears tight end, trailing Hall of Famer Mike Ditka’s 34. Olsen’s 18 touchdown receptions [...]
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The first ever Bear was, Joe Stydahar, who was selected by the Bears with the sixth overall pick in the inaugural NFL Draft in 1936. Stydahar was voted All-NFL four straight seasons from 1937-40. After serving in the Armed Forces during World War II, he returned to the Bears and helped lead them to the [...]
The Bears are 3-2 after the bye week under coach Lovie Smith. They lost following their week off in his first two seasons, to the Redskins 13-10 in 2004 and Browns 20-10 in 2005. But they’ve won after their bye week each of the past three years, beating the 49ers 41-10 in 2006, Raiders 17-6 [...]
Johnny Knox is the first Bears rookie wide receiver to score a touchdown in three straight games since Willie Gault did so in 1983. Only three other Bears (at another position) have accomplished the feat: Running backs Walter Payton in 1975, Anthony Thomas in 2001 and Matt Forte in 2008.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler became the first Bears quarterback since Jack Concannon in 1970 to have a 100-plus passer rating in three straight games. Oddly enough in 1967 the Bears traded Mike Ditka to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Concannon. Concannon spent five seasons with the Bears (1967-1971), where he threw for over 5,000 [...]
Did you know that the Bears’ Kellen Davis tipped Mare’s first successful field-goal, a 46-yarder, and Zackary Bowman nearly blocked Mare’s second attempt, a 37-yarder that split the uprights. After those two kicks, Mare appeared to rush his next two tries, missing both of them wide left. Even Mare’s 46-yarder that put the Seahawks ahead [...]
The Bears are 2-17 in regular-season games against the eventual Super Bowl champion. They beat the Cowboys in 1971 and 49ers in 1988 but lost to the Packers twice in 1966, 1967 and 1996, as well as the Colts in 1970, Steelers in 1975 and 2005, Raiders in 1976, 49ers in 1981 and 1989, Redskins [...]
Bears great Gale Sayers compiled 36 points on six touchdowns in a 61-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 12, 1965 at Wrigley Field. Sayers scored on runs of 21-, 7-, 50- and 1-yards, an 80-yard screen pass and an 85-yard punt return.
Inside their opponents’ 20-yard line last season, Jay Cutler completed 39 of 84 passes for 273 yards with 17 touchdowns, four interceptions and a 74.1 passer rating, while Kyle Orton connected on 31 of 59 passes for 249 yards with 13 TDs, 1 interception and a 96.0 passer rating. As a team, the Bears scored [...]
Former Bears quarterback Rick Mirer averaged only 60 passing yards per game in the 1997 season. No wonder why Mirer played with seven different teams (Seahawks, Bears, Packers, Jets, 49ers, Raiders and Lions) in 12 seasons (1993-2004). The Bears gave up a No. 1 pick to acquire Mirer in 1997 and that was the only [...]