1982 Chicago Bears season

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1982 Chicago Bears season
Chicago Bears logo.svg
Head coach Mike Ditka (1st season)
General manager Jim Finks
Owner George Halas
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record 3–6
Division place 12th NFC
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros

The 1982 Chicago Bears season was their 63rd regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 3–6 record under first year head coach Mike Ditka in a strike shortened season.

The strike also prevented the Bears–Packers rivalry from being played this year, making the Lions–Packers rivalry the longest-running annual series in the league.

Offseason[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Signings[edit]

After the draft, the Bears signed 2 undrafted free agents, linebacker Dan Rains from Cincinnati and running back Calvin Thomas of Illinois.[3]

1982 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1982 NFL Draft
1982 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 5 Jim McMahon *  Quarterback Brigham Young
3 62 Tim Wrightman  Tight end UCLA
4 89 Dennis Gentry  Running back Baylor
5 116 Perry Hartnett  Offensive tackle Southern Methodist
5 134 Dennis Tabron  Defensive back Duke
6 146 Kurt Becker  Guard Michigan
7 173 Henry Waechter  Defensive tackle Nebraska
8 200 Jerry Doerger  Tackle Wisconsin
9 230 Mike Hatchett  Defensive back Texas
10 257 Joe Turner  Defensive back USC
11 283 Guy Boliaux  Linebacker Wisconsin
12 313 Ricky Young  Linebacker Oklahoma State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 at Detroit Lions L 17–10 Pontiac Silverdome
71,337
2 September 19, 1982 New Orleans Saints L 10–0 Soldier Field
56,600
September 26, 1982 at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park
October 3, 1982 Minnesota Vikings Soldier Field
October 10, 1982 Green Bay Packers Soldier Field
October 17, 1982 at St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium
October 24, 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Soldier Field
October 31, 1982 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
November 7, 1982 Atlanta Falcons Soldier Field
November 14, 1982 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Stadium
3 November 21, 1982 Detroit Lions W 20–17 Soldier Field
46,783
4 November 28, 1982 at Minnesota Vikings L 35–7 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
54,724
5 December 5, 1982 New England Patriots W 26–13 Soldier Field
36,973
6 December 12, 1982 at Seattle Seahawks L 20–14 Kingdome
52,826
7 December 19, 1982 St. Louis Cardinals L 10–7 Soldier Field
43,270
8 December 26, 1982 at Los Angeles Rams W 34–26 Anaheim Stadium
46,502
9 January 2, 1983 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 26–23 Tampa Stadium
68,112

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers(3) 5 3 1 .611 1–2 4–2 226 169 L1
Minnesota Vikings(4) 5 4 0 .556 3–1 4–1 158 178 W3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(7) 5 4 0 .556 2–1 3–3 158 178 W1
Detroit Lions(8) 4 5 0 .444 3–3 4–4 181 176 W1
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 1–3 2–5 141 174 L1
National Football Conference
cock L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins(1) 8 1 0 .889 190 128 W4
Dallas Cowboys(2) 6 3 0 .667 226 145 L2
Green Bay Packers(3) 5 3 1 .611 226 169 L1
Minnesota Vikings(4) 5 4 0 .556 187 198 W1
Atlanta Falcons(5) 5 4 0 .556 183 199 L2
St. Louis Cardinals(6) 5 4 0 .556 135 170 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(7) 5 4 0 .556 158 178 W3
Detroit Lions(8) 4 5 0 .444 181 176 W1
New Orleans Saints 4 5 0 .444 129 160 W1
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160 W1
San Francisco 49ers 3 6 0 .333 209 206 L1
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195 L1
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250 W1

Roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 NFL Pro Bowlers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 
  2. ^ "1982 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Roy. "1982 Chicago Bears". Bearshistory.com.