1979 Chicago Bears season

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1979 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Neill Armstrong
General manager Jim Finks
Owner George Halas
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish Lost Wildcard Playoffs (Eagles) 27–17
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1978 1980 >

The 1979 Chicago Bears season was their 60th regular season and 14th postseason completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 10–6 record under second year coach Neill Armstrong but lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the opening round of the playoffs.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 Green Bay Packers W 6–3
56,515
2 September 9, 1979 Minnesota Vikings W 26–7
53,231
3 September 16, 1979 at Dallas Cowboys L 24–20
64,056
4 September 23, 1979 at Miami Dolphins L 31–16
66,011
5 September 30, 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–13
55,258
6 October 7, 1979 at Buffalo Bills W 7–0
73,383
7 October 14, 1979 New England Patriots L 27–7
54,128
8 October 21, 1979 at Minnesota Vikings L 30–27
41,164
9 October 28, 1979 at San Francisco 49ers W 28–27
42,773
10 November 4, 1979 Detroit Lions W 35–7
50,108
11 November 11, 1979 Los Angeles Rams W 27–23
51,483
12 November 18, 1979 New York Jets W 23–13
52,635
13 November 22, 1979 at Detroit Lions L 20–0
66,219
14 December 2, 1979 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 14–0
69,508
15 December 9, 1979 at Green Bay Packers W 15–14
54,207
16 December 16, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals W 42–6
42,810

Game summaries[edit]

Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 7 7 0 0 14
Buccaneers 0 0 0 0 0

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard December 23, 1979 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27–17
69,397

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(2) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–6 273 237
Chicago Bears(5) 10 6 0 .625 5–3 8–4 306 249
Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 5–3 6–6 259 337
Green Bay Packers 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–8 246 316
Detroit Lions 2 14 0 .125 1–7 2–10 219 365

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