1991 Chicago Bears season

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1991 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Mike Ditka
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish Lost NFC Wild Card
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1990 1992 >

The 1991 Chicago Bears season was their 72nd regular season and 21st postseason completed in the National Football League (NFL). The Bears returned to the playoffs for a second consecutive season as one of three NFC Wild Cards, finishing with an 11–5 record and in second place in the NFC Central. They were beaten, however, by the Dallas Cowboys in their first playoff game. This was Mike Ditka's last playoff game as a head coach.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1991 NFL draft
1991 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 22 Stan Thomas  Offensive tackle Texas
2 49 Chris Zorich  Defensive tackle Notre Dame
3 78 Chris Gardocki *  Punter Clemson
4 105 Joe Johnson  Defensive back North Carolina State
5 134 Anthony Morgan  Wide receiver Tennessee
6 161 Darren Lewis  Running back Texas A&M
7 190 Paul Justin  Quarterback Arizona State
8 217 Larry Horton  Defensive back Texas A&M
9 245 Mike Stonebreaker  Linebacker Notre Dame
10 272 Tom Backes  Defensive end Oklahoma
11 301 Stacy Long  Guard Clemson
12 328 John Cook  Defensive tackle Washington
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1991 Chicago Bears staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Steve Kazor

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength Coordinator – Clyde Emrich

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Roster[edit]

1991 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 1, 1991 Minnesota Vikings W 10–6
64,112
2 September 8, 1991 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–20
65,625
3 September 15, 1991 New York Giants W 20–17
64,829
4 September 23, 1991 New York Jets W 19–13
65,255
5 September 29, 1991 at Buffalo Bills L 35–20
80,366
6 October 6, 1991 Washington Redskins L 20–7
64,941
7 Bye
8 October 17, 1991 at Green Bay Packers W 10–0
58,435
9 October 27, 1991 at New Orleans Saints W 20–17
68,591
10 November 3, 1991 Detroit Lions W 20–10
57,281
11 November 11, 1991 at Minnesota Vikings W 34–17
59,001
12 November 17, 1991 at Indianapolis Colts W 31–17
60,519
13 November 24, 1991 Miami Dolphins L 16–13
58,288
14 November 28, 1991 at Detroit Lions L 16–6
78,879
15 December 8, 1991 Green Bay Packers W 27–13
62,353
16 December 14, 1991 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–0
54,719
17 December 23, 1991 at San Francisco 49ers L 52–14
60,419

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Detroit Lions 12 4 0 .750 339 295 W6
(4) Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 299 269 L1
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 301 306 L1
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 273 313 W1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 13 0 .188 199 365 W1

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 29, 1991 Dallas Cowboys L 17–13
62,594

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1991 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Club directory". 1991 Chicago Bears Media Guide. p. 4. 
  3. ^ "1991 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 

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