1985 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Mike Ditka
Home Field Soldier Field
Record 15-1
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Won Super Bowl XX
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1984 1986

The 1985 Chicago Bears season was their 66th regular season and 16th post-season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 15-1 record, earning them the top seed in the NFC for the playoffs. The Bears defeated their three post season opponents by a combined score of 91-10 en route to a victory in Super Bowl XX, their ninth NFL Championship. The team's starting middle linebacker, linebacker Mike Singletary was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year and the UPI Defensive NFC Player of the Year. Running back Walter Payton won the NFC Offensive Player of the Year, head coach Mike Ditka was named NFL Coach of the Year and defensive end Richard Dent was named Super Bowl MVP.

The 1985 Chicago Bears are one of the few teams to consistently challenge the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins for the unofficial title of the greatest NFL team of all time.[1][2] In 2007, the 1985 Bears were ranked as the second greatest Super Bowl championship team on the NFL Network's documentary series America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions, ranking behind the 1972 Dolphins. Many sources, however, such as ESPN, rate the 1985 Chicago Bears as the greatest NFL team ever.[3]


1985 NFL DraftEdit

Round Name Position College
1 William Perry Defensive Tackle Clemson
2 Reggie Phillips Cornerback SMU
3 James Manness Wide Receiver TCU
4 Kevin Butler Kicker Georgia
7 Charles Bennett Defensive End SW Louisiana
8 Steve Buxton Tackle Indiana St
9 Thomas Sanders Running back Texas A&M
10 Pat Coryatt Defensive tackle Baylor
11 Jim Morrissey Linebacker Michigan St


Week Date Opponent Result Score Game site Record
1 August 9 St. Louis Cardinals L 10-3 Busch Memorial Stadium 0-1
2 August 17 Indianapolis Colts W 17-14 Soldier Field 1-1
3 August 26 Dallas Cowboys L 15-13 Texas Stadium 1-2
4 August 31 Buffalo Bills W 45-14 Soldier Field 2-2

Regular SeasonEdit

Regular season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Game site Record
1 September 9 (Mon) Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38-28 Soldier Field 1-0
2 September 15 New England Patriots W 20–7 Soldier Field 2-0
3 September 19 (Thu) Minnesota Vikings W 33-24 Metrodome 3-0
4 September 29 Washington Redskins W 45-10 Soldier Field 4-0
5 October 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27-19 Tampa Stadium 5-0
6 October 13 San Francisco 49ers W 26-10 Candlestick Park 6-0
7 October 21 (Mon) Green Bay Packers W 23-7 Soldier Field 7-0
8 October 27 Minnesota Vikings W 27-9 Soldier Field 8-0
9 November 3 Green Bay Packers W 16-10 Lambeau Field 9-0
10 November 10 Detroit Lions W 24-3 Soldier Field 10-0
11 November 17 Dallas Cowboys W 44-0 Texas Stadium 11-0
12 November 24 Atlanta Falcons W 36-0 Soldier Field 12-0
13 December 2 (Mon) Miami Dolphins L 38-24 Orange Bowl 12-1
14 December 8 Indianapolis Colts W 17-10 Soldier Field 13-1
15 December 14 (Sat) New York Jets W 19-6 Giants Stadium 14-1
16 December 22 Detroit Lions W 37-17 Pontiac Silverdome 15-1

Season StandingsEdit

NFC Central
Chicago Bears 1510.938456198
Green Bay Packers 880.500337355
Minnesota Vikings 790.438346359
Detroit Lions 790.438307366
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2140.125294448

1985 roster Edit

Complete Roster of 1985 season (1/26/1986)


Offensive backs


Tight ends



Offensive line

Defensive line




Defensive backs



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