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1979 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Neill Armstrong
General Manager Jim Finks
Home Field Soldier Field
Results
Record 10–6
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost Wildcard Playoffs (Eagles) 27–17
Timeline
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1978 1980

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.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

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

RosterEdit

1979 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
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

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 summariesEdit

Week 14Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Bears 7 7 0 0 14
Buccaneers 0 0 0 0 0

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PlayoffsEdit

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

StandingsEdit

Template:1979 NFC Central standings

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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