List of Chicago Bears team records

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This article is about the statistical records of the Chicago Bears, including their years in Decatur, Illinois. For their season-by-season win–loss records, see List of Chicago Bears seasons. For a list of statistical leaders and other statistical results for the Chicago Bears, see List of Chicago Bears records and statistics

The Chicago Bears are a National Football League (NFL) franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. This article lists all the individual and team statistical records complied since the franchise's birth in 1920.


Table key[edit]

Table key
active Active players are listed in italics
* Tie between two or more players/teams
Tied for NFL record
§ NFL record

Individual Club Appearance Records[edit]

Career Individual Appearance Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Most Seasons in a Bear Uniform 16 Patrick Mannelly 1998–2013
Most Games Played in a Bears Uniform 245 Patrick Mannelly 1998–2013
Most Games Started in a Bears Uniform 184 Walter Payton 1975–87
Most Consecutive Games Played in a Bears Uniform 191 Steve McMichael 1981–93
Most Pro Bowls 10 Mike Singletary 1984–93

Individual Career Records[edit]

Career Offensive Scoring Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Points 1,116 Kevin Butler 1985-95
Touchdowns 125 Walter Payton 1975-87
Net Total Yards 21,803 Walter Payton 1975-87
Career Offensive Rushing Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Rushing Yards 16,726 Walter Payton 1975—87
Rushing attempts 3,838 Walter Payton 1975—87
Average Gain with at least 250+ rushing attempts 6.6 Bobby Douglass 1969—75
Rushing Touchdowns 110 Walter Payton 1975—87
Two-Point Conversions 3 Matt Forte 2008—present
Fumbles 86 Walter Payton 1975—87
Average rushing yards per game 88.0 Walter Payton 1975—87
100 Yard Rushing Games 77 Walter Payton 1975—87
Career Offensive Passing Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Passing Yards 14,913 Jay Cutler 2009-present
Passing Completions 1,258 Jay Cutler 2009-present
Passing Attempts 2,090 Jay Cutler 2009-present
Passing Touchdowns 137 Sid Luckman 1939—50
Completion Percentage (300+ completions) 61.1% Shane Matthews 1996; 1999—2001
Passing Interceptions 132 Sid Luckman 1939—50
Average Gain Per Attempt (400+ attempts) 8.4 Sid Luckman 1939—50
Career Lowest Interception Percentage per Pass attempt 2.69% Jim Miller 1998—02
Quarterback Rating (400+ attempts) 83.1 Jay Cutler 2009—present
300 Yard Passing Games 9 Bill Wade 1961—66
Career Offensive Receiving Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Receptions 492 Walter Payton 1975—87
Receiving Yards 5,059 Johnny Morris 1958—67
Receiving Touchdowns 50 Ken Kavanaugh 1940—41; 1945—50
Average Gain (100+ attempts) 22.4 Ken Kavanaugh 1940-41; 1945-50
100 Yard Receiving Games 19 Harlon Hill 1954—61
Career Defensive Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Sacks 124.5 Richard Dent 1983–93; 1995
Tackles 1229 Brian Urlacher 2000-2012 [1]
Takeaways 50 Gary Fencik 1976–87 [2]
Defensive Touchdowns 9 Charles Tillman 2003-present
Interceptions 38 Gary Fencik 1976–87
Interceptions Return Yards 675 Charles Tillman 2003-present
Interceptions Returned for Touchdowns 8 Charles Tillman 2003-present
Fumbles Recovered 25 Dick Butkus 1965-73
Forced Fumbles 38 Charles Tillman 2003-present
Fumble Return Yards 221 Mike Brown 2000-08
Fumbles Returned for Touchdowns 3 Mike Brown 2000-08
Safeties 3 Steve McMichael 1981-93
Career Kicking Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Field Goals 243 Kevin Butler 1985–95
Field Goal Attempts 333 Kevin Butler 1985–95
Extra Points Made 387 Kevin Butler 1985–95
Extra Points Attempted 397 Kevin Butler 1985–95
50+ Yards Field Goals Made 16 Robbie Gould 2005-present
Field Goal Percentage (25+ attempts) 86.0% Robbie Gould 2005-present
Career Punting Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Punts 884 Bob Parsons 1972-83
Punts Inside 20 284 Brad Maynard 2001-10
Punt Yards 36,781 Brad Maynard 2001-10
Punt Gross Average (75+ punts) 44.5 George Gulyanics 1947-52
Punts Blocked 5 Maury Buford 1986-86; 89-91
Ed Brown 1954-1961
Bob Parsons 1973-1983
Career Returning Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Kickoff Returns 222 Devin Hester 2006—2013
Kickoff Return Yards 5,510 Devin Hester 2006—2013
Kickoff Return Average (50+ returns) 30.6§ Gale Sayers 1965—71
Kickoff Return Touchdowns 6† Gale Sayers 1965—71
Punt Returns 264 Devin Hester 2006—2013
Punt Return Yards 3,241 Devin Hester 2006—2013
Punt Return Touchdowns 13§ Devin Hester 2006—2013
Punt Return Average (50+ returns) 12.8 George McAfee 1940—41; 1945—50
Return Touchdowns 19§ Devin Hester 2006—2013 [3]
Combined Returns 486 Devin Hester 2006—2013
Combined Return Yards 8,751 Devin Hester 2006—2013
Fair Catches 79 Devin Hester 2006—2013

Individual Single Season Records[edit]

Single Season Offensive Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Points 144 Kevin Butler 1985
Touchdowns 22 Gale Sayers 1965
Net Total Yards 2,440 Gale Sayers 1966
Rushing Yards 1,852 Walter Payton 1977
Average Gain with 100+ rushing attempts 8.4§ Beattie Feathers 1934
Rushing Attempts 381 Walter Payton 1984
Fumbles 15 Jim Harbaugh 1993
Passing Yards 3,838 Erik Kramer 1995
Passing Touchdowns 29 Erik Kramer 1995
Passing Attempts 555 Jay Cutler 2009
Passing Completions 336 Jay Cutler 2009
Passing Completion Percentage with 75+ completions 66.5% Josh McCown 2013
Passing Interceptions 31 Sid Luckman 1947
Average Gain Per Attempt with 100+ attempts 10.860 Sid Luckman 1943
Quarterback Rating 109.0 Josh McCown 2013
300 Yard Passing Games 4 Bill Wade 1962
Receptions 118 Brandon Marshall 2012
Two-Point Conversions 2 Brandon Marshall 2013
Average Gain with 30+ receptions 25.6 Ken Kavanaugh 1947
Receiving Yards 1,508 Brandon Marshall 2012
Receiving Touchdowns 13 Dick Gordon 1970
Ken Kavanaugh 1947
100 Yard Receiving Games 7 Brandon Marshall 2012
Single Season Defensive Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Sacks 17.5 Richard Dent 1984
Takeaways 12 Mark Carrier 1990 [4]
Roosevelt Taylor 1963 [5]
Interceptions 10 Mark Carrier 1990
Forced Fumbles 10† Charles Tillman 2012
Interception Return Yards 212 Richie Petitbon 1962
Fumbles Recovered 6 Dick Butkus 1965
Fumble return yards 101 Brian Urlacher 2001
Charlie Sumner 1958
Fumbles returned for touchdown 2† Fred Evans 1948
Single Season Kicking Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Field Goals Made 32 Robbie Gould 2006
Field Goal Attempts 41 Kevin Butler 1986
Field Goal Percentage (10+ attempts) 89.7 Robbie Gould 2008 [6]
Extra Points Made 52 Roger LeClerc 1965
Extra Points Attempted 52 Roger LeClerc 1965
Single Season Punting Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Punts 114† Bob Parsons 1981
Punt Yards 4,638 Brad Maynard 2004
Punts Inside 20 40 Brad Maynard 2008
Punt Gross Average (30+ attempts) 46.5 Bobby Joe Green 1963
Punt Net Average (30+ attempts) 40.4 Adam Podlesh 2011
Punts Blocked 2 Brad Maynard 2003
Single Season Returning Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Combined Kick Returns 98 Glyn Milburn 2000
Kickoff Returns 63 Glyn Milburn 2000
Kickoff Return Yards 1,550 Glyn Milburn 1998
Kickoff Return Average 37.7 Gale Sayers 1967
Kickoff Return Touchdowns 4† Cecil Turner 1970
Punt Returns 58 Jeff Fisher 1984
Punt Return Touchdowns 4† Devin Hester 2006
Punt Returns Average 17.1§ Devin Hester 2010
Punt Return Yards 651 Devin Hester 2007
Return Touchdowns Devin Hester 2006
Fair Catches 26 Glyn Milburn 2000

Individual Single Game Records[edit]

Single Game Offensive Records
Statistic Record Player Opponent Date Ref
Points 36 Gale Sayers San Francisco 49ers 12/12/65
Touchdowns 6 Gale Sayers San Francisco 49ers 12/12/65
Net Total Yards 339 Gale Sayers Minnesota Vikings 12/18/66
Rushing Yards 275 Walter Payton Minnesota Vikings 11/20/77
Average Gain (10+ rushing attempts) 11.8 Joe Maniaci Pittsburgh Pirates 10/2/39
Rushing Attempts 40 Walter Payton Minnesota Vikings 11/20/77
Rushing Touchdowns 4 (3 times) Last: Bobby Douglass Green Bay Packers 11/4/73
Fumbles 4 Rusty Lisch Green Bay Packers 12/9/84
Passing Yards 468 Johnny Lujack Chicago Cardinals 12/11/49
Passing Touchdowns 7 Sid Luckman Brooklyn Dodgers 11/14/43
Passing Attempts 60 Erik Kramer New York Jets 11/16/97
Passing Completions 36 Josh McCown St. Louis Rams 11/24/13
Consecutive Completions 15 Shane Matthews New England Patriots 12/10/00
Completion Percentage (10+ completions) 86.7% Bob Williams Dallas Texans 10/12/52 [7]
Interceptions Thrown 7 Zeke Bratkowski Baltimore Colts 10/2/60
Passes Not Intercepted 50 Erik Kramer Miami Dolphins 10/27/97
Receptions 14 Jim Keane New York Giants 10/23/49
Receiving Yards 249 Alshon Jeffery Minnesota Vikings 12/1/13
Average Gain (4+ receptions) 44.8 Dick Gordon St. Louis Cardinals 11/19/67
Receiving Touchdowns 4 Mike Ditka Los Angeles Rams 10/13/63
Harlon Hill San Francisco 49ers 10/31/54
Single Game Defensive Records
Statistic Record Player Opponent Date Ref
Sacks 4.5 Richard Dent Los Angeles Raiders 11/4/84
Los Angeles Raiders 12/22/87
Takeaways 4 Bill George Detroit Lions 12/3/61 [8]
Interceptions 3 Mark Carrier Washington Redskins 12/9/90
Interception Yards Returned 101 Richie Petitbon Los Angeles Rams 12/9/62
Forced Fumbles Charles Tillman Tennessee Titans 11/4/12
Fumble return yards 98 George Halas Oorang Indians 11/4/23
Fumbles recovered 3† John Thierry Houston Oilers 10/22/95
Virgil Livers Minnesota Vikings 10/5/75
Single Game Kicking Records
Statistic Record Player Opponent Date Ref
Field Goals Made 5 Roger LeClerc Detroit Lions 12/3/61
Mac Percival Philadelphia Eagles 10/20/68
Longest Field Goal Made 58 Robbie Gould Cincinnati Bengals 9/8/13
Field Goals Attempted 7 Roger LeClerc Green Bay Packers 11/17/63
Extra Points Made 8 Bob Snyder New York Giants 11/14/43
Extra Points Attempted 9 Bob Thomas Green Bay Packers 12/7/80
Single Game Punting Records
Statistic Record Player Opponent Date Ref
Punts 14 Keith Molesworth Green Bay Packers 12/10/33
Punt Yards 524 Todd Sauerbrun New Orleans Saints 10/5/97
Punts Inside 20 6 Brad Maynard Green Bay Packers 12/9/01
Single Game Returning Records
Statistic Record Player Opponent Date Ref
Kickoff Returns 9 Ahmad Merritt San Francisco 49ers 9/7/03
Kickoff Return Yards 249 Devin Hester Minnesota Vikings 9/15/13
Kickoff return touchdowns 2† Devin Hester St. Louis Rams 12/11/06
Punt Returns 8 Jeff Fisher Detroit Lions 12/16/84
Punt Return Yards 152 Devin Hester Arizona Cardinals 10/16/06
Return touchdowns 2† Devin Hester St. Louis Rams 12/11/06
Devin Hester Denver Broncos 11/25/07 [9]

Individual Rookie Season Records[edit]

Rookie Season Offensive Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Points 144§ Kevin Butler 1985 [10]
Touchdowns 22§ Gale Sayers 1965
Rushing Attempts 316 Matt Forte 2008
Rushing Yards 1,238 Matt Forte 2008
Rushing Touchdowns 14 Gale Sayers 1965
Passing Attempts 368 Kyle Orton 2005
Passing Completions 190 Kyle Orton 2005
Passing Yards 1,869 Kyle Orton 2005
Passing Touchdowns 9 Jim McMahon 1982
Kyle Orton 2005
Interceptions Thrown 17 Zeke Bratkowski 1954
Receptions 63 Matt Forte 2008
Receiving Yards 1,124 Harlon Hill 1954
Receiving Touchdowns 12 Mike Ditka 1961
Harlon Hill 1954
Rookie Season Defensive Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Sacks 12.0 Mark Anderson 2006
Interceptions 10 Mark Carrier 1990
Rookie Season Kicking Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Field Goals 31 Kevin Butler 1985
Rookie Season Punting Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Punts 83 Dave Finzer 1984
Punting Average 44.8 George Gulyanics 1947
Rookie Season Returning Records
Statistic Record Player Season Ref
Punt Returns 57§ Lew Barnes 1986
Punt Return Yards 600 Devin Hester 2006
Punt Return Touchdowns 3 Devin Hester 2006
Kickoff Returns 32 Johnny Knox 2009
Kickoff Return Yards 927 Johnny Knox 2009
Kickoff Return Touchdowns 2 Devin Hester 2006
Return Touchdowns Devin Hester 2006

Individual Career Postseason Records[edit]

Career Postseason Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Most Bear Playoff Game Appearances 13 Mark Bortz 1983-94
Most Bear Playoff Games Started 12 Mark Bortz 1983-94
Jay Hilgenberg 1981-91
Mike Singletary 1981-92
Keith Van Horne 1981-93
Career Postseason Offensive Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Points 74 Kevin Butler 1985–95
Touchdowns 4 Thomas Jones 2004-06
Rushing Yards 632 Walter Payton 1975–87
Rushing Attempts 180 Walter Payton 1975–87
Rushing Touchdowns 4 Thomas Jones 2004-06
Norm Standlee 1941
Passing Yards 967 Jim McMahon 1982–88
Passing Attempts 133 Rex Grossman 2003-08
Passing Completions 70 Jim McMahon 1982–88
Passing Touchdowns 9 Sid Luckman 1939–50
Interceptions Thrown 5 Mike Tomczak 1985-90
Receptions 22 Walter Payton 1975–87
Receiving Yards 454 Willie Gault 1983–87
Receiving Touchdowns 4 Dennis McKinnon 1983–85; 87-89
Career Postseason Defensive Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Sacks 10.5 Richard Dent 1983–93; 95
Interceptions 4 George McAfee 1940–41; 45-50
Clyde Turner 1940–51
Interception Return Yards 68 George McAfee 1940–41; 45-50
Interception Touchdowns 1 (6 tied), Last: Jerry Azumah 1999-05
Career Postseason Kicking Records
Statistic Record Player Bears Career Ref
Field Goals 16 Kevin Butler 1985–95
Punts 44 Brad Maynard 2001-10
Punt Yards 1,766 Brad Maynard 2001-10
Punt Returns 11 Devin Hester 2006—2013
Keith Ortego 1985–87
Punt Return Yardage 108 George McAfee 1940–41; 45-50
Punt Return Touchdowns 1 Hugh Gallarneau 1941-1942; 1945-1947
Shaun Gayle 1984-94
Kick Returns 17 Dennis Gentry 1982–92
Kick Return Yardage 435 Dennis Gentry 1982–92
Kick Return Touchdowns 1 Devin Hester 2006—2013

Individual Single Game Postseason Records[edit]

Single Game Postseason Offensive Records
Statistic Record Player Opponent Date Ref
Points 15 Jack Manders Washington Redskins 12/12/37
Touchdowns 2 Jay Cutler Seattle Seahawks 1/16/11
Rushing Yards 123 Thomas Jones New Orleans Saints 1/21/07
Rushing Attempts 27 Neal Anderson New Orleans Saints 1/6/91
Walter Payton New York Giants 1/5/86
Rushing Touchdowns 2 (7 times), Last: Jay Cutler Seattle Seahawks 1/16/11
Passing Yards 286 Sid Luckman Washington Redskins 12/26/43
Passing Attempts 44 Jim Harbaugh Dallas Cowboys 12/29/91
Passing Completions 22 Jim Harbaugh Dallas Cowboys 12/29/91
Passing Touchdowns 5 Sid Luckman Washington Redskins 12/26/43
Interceptions Thrown 4 Bob Avellini Dallas Cowboys 12/26/77
Receptions 10 Matt Forte Green Bay Packers 1/23/11
Receiving Yards 129 Willie Gault New England Patriots 1/26/86
Receiving Touchdowns 2 (3 times), Last: Dennis McKinnon New York Giants 1/5/86
Single Game Postseason Defensive Records
Statistic Record Player Opponent Date Ref
Sacks 3.5 Richard Dent New York Giants 1/5/86
Interceptions 2 (6 times), Last: Gary Fencik San Francisco 49ers 1/5/85
Interception Return Yards 61 Larry Morris New York Giants 12/29/63
Interception Touchdowns 1 (6 tied) Last: Jerry Azumah Philadelphia Eagles 01/19/02
Single Game Postseason Kicking/Punting/Return Records
Statistic Record Player Opponent Date Ref
Field Goals 3 Robbie Gould New Orleans Saints 1/21/07
Punts 10 (2 times), Last: Maury Buford Los Angeles Rams 1/12/86
Punt Yards 398 Keith Molesworth New York Giants 12/17/33
Punt Returns 6 George McAfee Los Angeles Rams 12/17/50
Punt Return Yardage 81 Hugh Gallarneau Green Bay Packers 12/14/41
Punt Return Touchdowns 1 Huge Gallarneau Green Bay Packers 12/14/41
Shaun Gayle New York Giants 1/5/86
Kick Returns 7 Don Bingham New York Giants 12/30/56
Kick Return Yardage 127 Dennis Gentry Washington Redskins 1/3/87
Kick Return Touchdowns 1 Devin Hester Indianapolis Colts 2/4/07

Team Records[edit]

Team Season Results Records
Statistic Record Season
Best Record 15-1 (16 games) 1985
Worst Record 1-13 (14 games) 1969
Highest Winning Percentage 1.000† 1942 (11 games)
1934 (13 games)
Lowest Winning Percentage .071 1969 (14 games)
Home Wins 9 1926 (11 games)
Road Wins 7 (5 times) Last: 2006 (8 road games)
Team Offensive Records
Statistic Record Season
Most Touchdowns (Season) 56 1941 (11 games)
Fewest Touchdowns (Season) 16 1933 (13 games)
Most Times Sacked (Season) 66 2004 (16 games)
Fewest Times Sacked (Season) 15 1995 (16 games)
Fewest Field Goals Made in a Season 0† 1944 (10 games)
Most Points Scored in a Season 456 1985 (16 games)
Fewest Points Scored in a Season 133 1933 (13 games)
Most Two-Point Conversions 5 (2 times) Last: 2013 (16 games)
Team Defensive Records
Statistic Record Season
Most Takeaways in a Season 58 1947 (12 games)
Most Defensive Touchdowns Scored in a Season 9 2012 (16 games)
Fewest Takeaways in a Season 20 (3 times); Last: 2003 (16 games)
Most Sacks in a Season 72 1984 (16 games)
Fewest Sacks in a Season 18 2003 (16 games)
Most Points Allowed in a Season 478 2013 (16 games)
Fewest Points Allowed in a Season 21 1920 (13 games)

Miscellaneous club game records[edit]

†-tied NFL record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Brian Urlacher". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  2. ^ (38 int, 12 fum)
  3. ^ (5 kickoffs, 13 punts, 1 blocked field goal)
  4. ^ (10 int, 2 fum)
  5. ^ (9 int, 3 fum)
  6. ^ (26 of 29)
  7. ^ (13 of 15)
  8. ^ (2 int, 2 fum)
  9. ^ 1 punt, 1 kickoff
  10. ^ (51 XPs, 31 FGs)