1995 Chicago Bears season

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1995 Chicago Bears season
Head coach Dave Wannstedt
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1994 1996 >

The 1995 Chicago Bears season was their 76th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). The club posted a 9–7 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt. It was the club's second straight 9–7 season, but failed to make the playoffs due to a tiebreaker loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Bears started the 1995 NFL season as one of the hottest teams with a 6–2 record halfway through the season; however, a stunning overtime home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers 37–34 triggered a three-game losing streak as part of losing five out of their next six games falling to a disappointing 7–7 record, essentially eliminating themselves out of playoff contention.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1995 NFL draft
1995 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 21 Rashaan Salaam  Running back Colorado
2 52 Pat Riley  Defensive end Miami (FL)
2 56 Todd Sauerbrun *  Punter West Virginia
3 83 Sean Harris  Linebacker Arizona
3 87 Evan Pilgrim  Guard BYU
4 116 Jack Jackson  Wide receiver Florida
6 193 Kenny Gales  Defensive back Wisconsin
6 198 Carl Reeves  Defensive end North Carolina State
7 229 Jamal Cox  Linebacker Georgia Tech
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1995 Chicago Bears staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Ron Turner
  • Running Backs – Willie Peete
  • Wide Receivers – Ivan Fears
  • Tight Ends – Mike Shula
  • Offensive Line – Tony Wise
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]

1995 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 3, 1995 Minnesota Vikings W 31–14
63,036
2 September 11, 1995 Green Bay Packers L 27–24
64,855
3 September 17, 1995 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 25–6
71,507
4 September 24, 1995 at St. Louis Rams L 34–28
59,679
5 Bye
6 October 8, 1995 Carolina Panthers W 31–27
59,668
7 October 15, 1995 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 30–27
72,020
8 October 22, 1995 Houston Oilers W 35–32
63,545
9 October 30, 1995 at Minnesota Vikings W 14–6
61,238
10 November 5, 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–34
61,838
11 November 12, 1995 at Green Bay Packers L 35–28
59,996
12 November 19, 1995 Detroit Lions L 24–17
61,779
13 November 26, 1995 at New York Giants W 27–24
70,015
14 December 4, 1995 at Detroit Lions L 27–7
77,230
15 December 10, 1995 at Cincinnati Bengals L 16–10
38,642
16 December 17, 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–10
49,475
17 December 24, 1995 Philadelphia Eagles W 20–14
52,391

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 11 5 0 .688 404 314
Detroit Lions 10 6 0 .625 436 336
Chicago Bears 9 7 0 .563 392 360
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 412 385
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 9 0 .438 238 335

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Club directory". Chicago Bears 1995 Media Guide. p. 3. 
  3. ^ "1995 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 

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