1991 Chicago Bears season
Head coachMike Ditka
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record11–5
Division place2nd NFC Central
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (vs. Cowboys) 13–17

The 1991 Chicago Bears season was their 72nd regular season and 21st postseason completed in the National Football League (NFL). The Bears returned to the playoffs for a second consecutive season as one of three NFC Wild Cards, finishing with an 11–5 record and in second place in the NFC Central. They were beaten, however, by the Dallas Cowboys in their first playoff game. This was Mike Ditka's last playoff game as a head coach.

Offseason

NFL draft

Main article: 1991 NFL draft

1991 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 22 Stan Thomas  Offensive tackle Texas
2 49 Chris Zorich  Defensive tackle Notre Dame
3 78 Chris Gardocki *  Punter Clemson
4 105 Joe Johnson  Defensive back North Carolina State
5 134 Anthony Morgan  Wide receiver Tennessee
6 161 Darren Lewis  Running back Texas A&M
7 190 Paul Justin  Quarterback Arizona State
8 217 Larry Horton  Defensive back Texas A&M
9 245 Mike Stonebreaker  Linebacker Notre Dame
10 272 Tom Backes  Defensive end Oklahoma
11 301 Stacy Long  Guard Clemson
12 328 John Cook  Defensive tackle Washington
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Staff

1991 Chicago Bears staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

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Roster

1991 Chicago Bears roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics

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Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 1 Minnesota Vikings W 10–6 1–0 Soldier Field 64,112
2 September 8 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–20 2–0 Tampa Stadium 65,625
3 September 15 New York Giants W 20–17 3–0 Soldier Field 64,829
4 September 23 New York Jets W 19–13 (OT) 4–0 Soldier Field 65,255
5 September 29 at Buffalo Bills L 20–35 4–1 Rich Stadium 80,366
6 October 6 Washington Redskins L 7–20 4–2 Soldier Field 64,941
7 Bye
8 October 17 at Green Bay Packers W 10–0 5–2 Lambeau Field 58,435
9 October 27 at New Orleans Saints W 20–17 6–2 Louisiana Superdome 68,591
10 November 3 Detroit Lions W 20–10 7–2 Soldier Field 57,281
11 November 11 at Minnesota Vikings W 34–17 8–2 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 59,001
12 November 17 at Indianapolis Colts W 31–17 9–2 Hoosier Dome 60,519
13 November 24 Miami Dolphins L 13–16 (OT) 9–3 Soldier Field 58,288
14 November 28 at Detroit Lions L 6–16 9–4 Pontiac Silverdome 78,879
15 December 8 Green Bay Packers W 27–13 10–4 Soldier Field 62,353
16 December 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–0 11–4 Soldier Field 54,719
17 December 23 at San Francisco 49ers L 14–52 11–5 Candlestick Park 60,419

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Detroit Lions 12 4 0 .750 6–2 8–4 339 295 W6
(4) Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 7–1 9–3 299 269 L1
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 3–5 8–6 301 306 L1
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 3–5 3–9 273 313 W1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 13 0 .188 1–7 2–10 199 365 W1

Playoffs

Main article: 1991–92 NFL playoffs

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Venue Attendance
Wild Card December 29 Dallas Cowboys (5) L 13–17 0–1 Soldier Field 62,594

References

  1. ^ "1991 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Club directory". 1991 Chicago Bears Media Guide. p. 4.
  3. ^ "1991 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014.