1992 Chicago Bears season

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1992 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Mike Ditka
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1991 1993 >

The 1992 Chicago Bears season was their 73rd regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). The Bears were looking to get back into the playoffs for a third straight year and improve on their 11–5 record, which was good enough for second place in the NFC Central, and to win their eighth division title in ten years. Although the Bears had a 4–3 record through seven games, they lost eight of their remaining nine (including six consecutively) and finished at 5–11. The Bears' poor record resulted in the termination of Mike Ditka as head coach after eleven seasons. Dave Wannstedt, who was serving as the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator, was hired to take his place. Ditka was fired from coaching the Bears with a 106-62 record, playoff appearances in 7 out of 11 seasons since 1982 and a Super Bowl victory in 1985, with the defense considered the best of all time. He would return as a head coach in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints in 1997.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1992 NFL draft
1992 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 22 Alonzo Spellman  Defensive end Ohio State
2 49 Troy Auzenne  Offensive tackle California
3 80 Jeremy Lincoln  Cornerback Tennessee
4 107 Will Furrer  Quarterback Virginia Tech
5 134 Todd Harrison  Tight end North Carolina State
6 161 Mark Berry  Defensive back Texas
7 192 John Brown  Wide receiver Houston
9 246 Mirko Jurkovic  Guard Notre Dame
10 273 Nikki Fisher  Running back Virginia
11 304 Louis Age  Offensive tackle Louisiana–Lafayette
12 331 Chris Wilson  Linebacker Oklahoma
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 Chicago Bears staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength Coordinator – Clyde Emrich
  • Physical Development Coordinator – Russ Riederer

Roster[edit]

1992 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 6, 1992 Detroit Lions W 27–24
63,672
2 September 13, 1992 at New Orleans Saints L 28–6
68,591
3 September 21, 1992 New York Giants L 27–14
63,444
4 September 27, 1992 Atlanta Falcons W 41–31
63,528
5 October 4, 1992 at Minnesota Vikings L 21–20
60,992
6 Bye
7 October 18, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–14
61,412
8 October 25, 1992 at Green Bay Packers W 30–10
59,435
9 November 2, 1992 Minnesota Vikings L 38–10
61,257
10 November 8, 1992 Cincinnati Bengals L 31–28
56,120
11 November 15, 1992 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20–17
69,102
12 November 22, 1992 Green Bay Packers L 17–3
56,170
13 November 29, 1992 at Cleveland Browns L 27–14
73,578
14 December 7, 1992 at Houston Oilers L 24–7
62,193
15 December 13, 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–6
52,904
16 December 20, 1992 at Detroit Lions L 16–3
72,777
17 December 27, 1992 at Dallas Cowboys L 27–14
63,101

Game summaries[edit]

Week 8: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 17 3 7 30
Packers 0 10 0 0 10


Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 374 249
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 276 296
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 267 365
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 295 361
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 273 332

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1992 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1992 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 

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