2000 Chicago Bears season
Head coachDick Jauron
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record5–11
Division place5th NFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro Bowlers1

The 2000 season was the Chicago Bears' 81st in the National Football League (NFL). The team failed to improve on their 6–10 from 1999, finishing with a 5–11 record under head coach Dick Jauron. The season saw the addition of rookie sensation Brian Urlacher who would win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.

The Bears in 2000 played an NFL record 13 games against opponents that ended the season with a winning record, including four in their own division twice each; the Bears had a record of 4–9 against these teams.[1]

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
DE Phillip Daniels (Seahawks) WR Curtis Conway (Chargers)
WR Eddie Kennison (Saints) LB Ricardo McDonald (Broncos)
CB R. W. McQuarters (49ers) TE Ryan Wetnight (Packers)
CB Thomas Smith (Bills) P Todd Sauerbrun (Chiefs)

NFL Draft

Round Pick Name Position College
1 9 Brian Urlacher MLB New Mexico
2 39 Mike Brown S Nebraska
3 69 Dez White WR Georgia Tech
3 87 Dustin Lyman TE Wake Forest
4 125 Reggie Austin DB Wake Forest
6 170 Frank Murphy WR Kansas State
6 174 Paul Edinger K Michigan State
7 223 James Cotton DE Ohio State
7 254 Michael Green S Northwestern State

Undrafted free agents

2000 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Ahmad Merritt Wide receiver Wisconsin
Gannon Shepard Tackle Duke

Staff

2000 Chicago Bears staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Russ Riederer
  • Assistant Physical Development Coordinator – Steve Little

Roster

2000 Chicago Bears final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

  • 38 Brian Edwards RB
  • 48 Chris Fontenot TE
  • 67 Gannon Shepard T
  • 94 Mawuko Togbenyoh LB


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 3 at Minnesota Vikings L 30–27 0–1 64,104
2 September 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 41–0 0–2 65,569
3 September 17 New York Giants L 14–7 0–3 66,944
4 September 24 Detroit Lions L 21–14 0–4 66,944
5 October 1 at Green Bay Packers W 27–24 1–4 59,869
6 October 8 New Orleans Saints L 31–10 1–5 66,944
7 October 15 Minnesota Vikings L 28–16 1–6 66,944
8 October 22 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13–9 1–7 65,553
9 Bye
10 November 5 Indianapolis Colts W 27–24 2–7 66,944
11 November 12 at Buffalo Bills L 20–3 2–8 72,420
12 November 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–10 3–8 66,944
13 November 26 at New York Jets L 17–10 3–9 77,354
14 December 3 Green Bay Packers L 28–6 3–10 56,146
15 December 10 New England Patriots W 24–17 4–10 66,944
16 December 17 at San Francisco 49ers L 17–0 4–11 68,306
17 December 24 at Detroit Lions W 23–20 5–11 71,957

Game summaries

Week 5: at Green Bay Packers

See also: 2000 Green Bay Packers season

Week 5: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
1 2 34Total
Bears 10 7 7327
Packers 0 3 71424

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 397 371 L3
(5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 .625 388 269 L1
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 353 323 W4
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 307 307 L1
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 216 355 W1

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1940 to 2011, in the regular season, only in games against teams with winning record for season, sorted by most games in season matching criteria.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362
  3. ^ a b c d e f NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 201