1979 Chicago Bears season

The 1979 Chicago Bears season was their 60th regular season and 14th postseason completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 10–6 record under second year coach Neill Armstrong but lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the opening round of the playoffs.

1979 Chicago Bears season
Head coachNeill Armstrong
General managerJim Finks
OwnerGeorge Halas
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record10–6
Division place2nd NFC Central
Playoff finishLost Wildcard Playoffs (Eagles) 27–17

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 4 Dan Hampton Defensive End Arkansas
1 9 Al Harris Defensive End Arizona State
2 39 Rickey Watts Wide Receiver Tulsa

Roster

1979 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
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 Green Bay Packers W 6–3
56,515
2 September 9, 1979 Minnesota Vikings W 26–7
53,231
3 September 16, 1979 at Dallas Cowboys L 24–20
64,056
4 September 23, 1979 at Miami Dolphins L 31–16
66,011
5 September 30, 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–13
55,258
6 October 7, 1979 at Buffalo Bills W 7–0
73,383
7 October 14, 1979 New England Patriots L 27–7
54,128
8 October 21, 1979 at Minnesota Vikings L 30–27
41,164
9 October 28, 1979 at San Francisco 49ers W 28–27
42,773
10 November 4, 1979 Detroit Lions W 35–7
50,108
11 November 11, 1979 Los Angeles Rams W 27–23
51,483
12 November 18, 1979 New York Jets W 23–13
52,635
13 November 22, 1979 at Detroit Lions L 20–0
66,219
14 December 2, 1979 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 14–0
69,508
15 December 9, 1979 at Green Bay Packers W 15–14
54,207
16 December 16, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals W 42–6
42,810

Game summaries

Week 14

1 234Total
• Bears 7 700 14
Buccaneers 0 000 0

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Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard December 23, 1979 at Philadelphia Eagles L 27–17
69,397

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(2) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–6 273 237 W1
Chicago Bears(5) 10 6 0 .625 5–3 8–4 306 249 W3
Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 5–3 6–6 259 337 L1
Green Bay Packers 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–8 246 316 W1
Detroit Lions 2 14 0 .125 1–7 2–10 219 365 L3

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

External links

Scoring summary
1CHIWalter Payton 1 yard run (Bob Thomas kick)Bears 7–0
2CHIDave Williams 13 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Bob Thomas kick)Bears 14–0
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