1976 Chicago Bears season

The 1976 Chicago Bears season was their 57th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 7–7 record, in their second season under Jack Pardee. The .500 record and second-place finish were the team's best since 1968. This was also the first season for the Chicago Honey Bears, the team's official cheerleading squad.[1]

1976 Chicago Bears season
Head coachJack Pardee
General managerJim Finks
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record7–7
Division place2nd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster

1976 Chicago Bears final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 5 Practice squad

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1976 Detroit Lions W 10–3
54,125
2 September 19, 1976 at San Francisco 49ers W 19–12
44,158
3 September 26, 1976 Atlanta Falcons L 10–0
41,029
4 October 3, 1976 Washington Redskins W 33–7
52,105
5 October 10, 1976 at Minnesota Vikings L 20–19
47,614
6 October 17, 1976 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–12
71,751
7 October 24, 1976 at Dallas Cowboys L 31–21
61,346
8 October 31, 1976 Minnesota Vikings W 14–13
53,602
9 November 7, 1976 Oakland Raiders L 28–27
53,585
10 November 14, 1976 Green Bay Packers W 24–13
52,907
11 November 21, 1976 at Detroit Lions L 14–10
78,042
12 November 28, 1976 at Green Bay Packers W 16–10
56,267
13 December 5, 1976 at Seattle Seahawks W 34–7
60,510
14 December 12, 1976 Denver Broncos L 28–14
44,459

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings(1) 11 2 1 .821 5–1 9–2 305 176 W2
Chicago Bears 7 7 0 .500 4–2 7–5 253 216 L1
Detroit Lions 6 8 0 .429 2–4 5–7 262 220 L2
Green Bay Packers 5 9 0 .357 1–5 4–8 218 299 W1

Awards and honors

  • UPI Coach of the Year – Jack Pardee

References

  1. ^ http://www.chicagohoneybears.net//history.htm
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