1990 Chicago Bears season

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1990 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Mike Ditka
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st NFC Central
Playoff finish Lost NFC Divisional
Timeline
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< 1989 1991 >

The 1990 Chicago Bears season was their 71st regular season and 20th postseason completed in the National Football League (NFL). The Bears were looking to return to the playoffs after missing them in 1989 and did so, winning their sixth NFC Central Division championship in seven seasons. With the change in playoff structuring that began in 1990, the Bears were not guaranteed a bye week for winning the division and had to play on Wild Card weekend. They defeated the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round but were defeated by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants at Giants Stadium in the Divisional Playoffs. This was also the last division title the Bears would win until 2001.

Late in the season, tragedy struck when defensive tackle Fred Washington, the Bears' second-round pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, was killed in a car accident on December 21, 1990.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1990 NFL draft
1990 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Mark Carrier *  Safety USC
2 32 Fred Washington  Defensive tackle TCU
2 33 Ron Cox  Linebacker Fresno State
3 61 Tim Ryan  Defensive end USC
3 63 Peter Tom Willis  Quarterback Florida State
4 88 Tony Moss  Wide receiver LSU
5 117 Pat Chaffey  Running back Oregon State
6 144 John Mangum  Defensive back Alabama
7 176 Bill Anderson  Center Iowa
8 200 James Rouse  Running back Arkansas
9 228 Johnny Bailey *  Running back Texas A&M–Kingsville
10 255 Terry Price  Defensive end Texas A&M
11 284 Brent White  Defensive end Michigan
11 298 Roman Matusz  Offensive tackle Pittsburgh
12 310 Anthony Cooney  Defensive back Arkansas
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1990 Chicago Bears staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Steve Kazor


Roster[edit]

1990 Chicago Bears roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 1990 Seattle Seahawks W 17–0
64,400
2 September 16, 1990 at Green Bay Packers W 31–13
58,938
3 September 23, 1990 Minnesota Vikings W 19–16
65,420
4 September 30, 1990 at Los Angeles Raiders L 24–10
80,156
5 October 7, 1990 Green Bay Packers W 27–13
59,929
6 October 14, 1990 Los Angeles Rams W 38–9
59,383
7 Bye
8 October 28, 1990 at Phoenix Cardinals W 31–21
71,233
9 November 4, 1990 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26–6
68,555
10 November 11, 1990 Atlanta Falcons W 30–24
62,855
11 November 18, 1990 at Denver Broncos W 16–13
75,013
12 November 25, 1990 at Minnesota Vikings L 41–13
58,866
13 December 2, 1990 Detroit Lions W 23–17
62,313
14 December 9, 1990 at Washington Redskins L 10–9
53,920
15 December 16, 1990 at Detroit Lions L 38–21
67,759
16 December 23, 1990 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–14
46,456
17 December 29, 1990 Kansas City Chiefs L 21–10
60,262

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 0 0 0 0
• Bears 3 7 0 7 17

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 348 280 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 5–3 6–8 264 367 L2
Detroit Lions 6 10 0 .375 3–5 5–7 373 413 L1
Green Bay Packers 6 10 0 .375 3–5 5–7 271 347 L5
Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 .375 3–5 4–8 351 326 L4

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (December 22, 1990). "Bears' rookie, companion killed in auto crash". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1990 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1990 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears – September 9th, 1990". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 380. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 

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