1994 Chicago Bears season

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1994 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Dave Wannstedt
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish Won NFC Wild Card Game
Lost NFC Divisional Round
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1993 1995 >

The 1994 Chicago Bears season was their 75th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). The club posted a 9–7 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt for their first winning season since the end of the 1991 season. The club was one of four teams from the NFC Central to make the playoffs. This was also the NFL's 75th Anniversary so the Bears wore 1920s-era throwback jerseys in a few games. The Bears celebrated their first playoff win since January 6, 1991, with a hard-fought road victory at the NFC Central champion Minnesota Vikings 35–18 before being knocked out by the eventual Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers 44–15 at Candlestick Park.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1994 NFL draft
1994 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 John Thierry  Defensive end Alcorn State
2 39 Marcus Spears  Offensive tackle Northwestern State
3 74 Jim Flanigan  Defensive tackle Notre Dame
4 114 Raymont Harris  Running back Ohio State
6 170 Lloyd Hill  Wide receiver Texas Tech
7 205 Dennis Collier  Defensive back Colorado
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1994 Chicago Bears staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs – Bob Slowik
  • Defensive Line – Clarence Brooks
  • Linebackers – Dave McGinnis
  • Defensive Assistant – Carlos Mainord

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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

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Roster[edit]

1994 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 4, 1994 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–9
61,844
2 September 12, 1994 at Philadelphia Eagles L 30–22
64,890
3 September 18, 1994 Minnesota Vikings L 42–14
61,073
4 September 25, 1994 at New York Jets W 19–7
70,806
5 October 2, 1994 Buffalo Bills W 20–13
62,406
6 October 9, 1994 New Orleans Saints W 17–7
63,822
7 Bye
8 October 23, 1994 at Detroit Lions L 21–16
73,574
9 October 31, 1994 Green Bay Packers L 33–6
47,381
10 November 6, 1994 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20–6
60,821
11 November 13, 1994 at Miami Dolphins W 17–14
64,871
12 November 20, 1994 Detroit Lions W 20–10
55,035
13 November 27, 1994 at Arizona Cardinals W 19–16
65,922
14 December 1, 1994 at Minnesota Vikings L 33–27
61,483
15 December 11, 1994 at Green Bay Packers L 40–3
57,927
16 December 18, 1994 Los Angeles Rams W 27–13
56,276
17 December 24, 1994 New England Patriots L 13–3
60,178

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 10 6 0 .625 356 314 W1
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 382 287 W3
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 357 342 L1
Chicago Bears 9 7 0 .563 271 307 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 251 351 L1

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard January 1, 1995 at Minnesota Vikings W 35–18
60,347
Division January 7, 1995 at San Francisco 49ers L 44–15
64,644

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1994 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Club directory". Chicago Bears 1994 Media Guide. p. 3. 
  3. ^ "1994 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 378. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 

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