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

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 TV Time
1 September 3, 1995 Minnesota Vikings W 31–14
63,036
FOX 3:00pm CDT
2 September 11, 1995 Green Bay Packers L 27–24
64,855
ABC 8:00pm CDT
3 September 17, 1995 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 25–6
71,507
FOX 3:00pm CDT
4 September 24, 1995 at St. Louis Rams L 34–28
59,679
FOX 12:00pm CDT
5 Bye
6 October 8, 1995 Carolina Panthers W 31–27
59,668
FOX 12:00pm CDT
7 October 15, 1995 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 30–27
72,020
FOX 12:00pm CDT
8 October 22, 1995 Houston Oilers W 35–32
63,545
NBC 12:00pm CDT
9 October 30, 1995 at Minnesota Vikings W 14–6
61,238
ABC 8:00pm CDT
10 November 5, 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–34
61,838
NBC 3:00pm CDT
11 November 12, 1995 at Green Bay Packers L 35–28
59,996
FOX 12:00pm CDT
12 November 19, 1995 Detroit Lions L 24–17
61,779
FOX 12:00pm CDT
13 November 26, 1995 at New York Giants W 27–24
70,015
FOX 12:00pm CDT
14 December 4, 1995 at Detroit Lions L 27–7
77,230
ABC 8:00pm CDT
15 December 10, 1995 at Cincinnati Bengals L 16–10
38,642
FOX 12:00pm CDT
16 December 17, 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–10
49,475
FOX 12:00pm CDT
17 December 24, 1995 Philadelphia Eagles W 20–14
52,391
FOX 12:00pm CDT

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Green Bay Packers 11 5 0 .688 404 314 W2
(5) Detroit Lions 10 6 0 .625 436 336 W7
Chicago Bears 9 7 0 .563 392 360 W2
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 412 385 L2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 9 0 .438 238 335 L2

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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