2000 Chicago Bears season
Head Coach Dick Jauron
Home Field Soldier Field
Record 5–11
Place 5th NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers 1
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The 2000 Chicago Bears season was their 81st regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a disappointing 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]


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 DraftEdit

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

Michael Green was Mr. Irrelevant.

Undrafted free agentsEdit

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


2000 Chicago Bears roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit


Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 at Minnesota Vikings L 30–27 FOX 12:00pm
2 September 10, 2000 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 41–0 FOX 12:00pm
3 September 17, 2000 New York Giants L 14–7 FOX 3:15pm
4 September 24, 2000 Detroit Lions L 21–14 FOX 12:00pm
5 October 1, 2000 at Green Bay Packers W 27–24 FOX 3:15pm
6 October 8, 2000 New Orleans Saints L 31–10 FOX 12:00pm
7 October 15, 2000 Minnesota Vikings L 28–16 ESPN 7:30pm
8 October 22, 2000 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13–9 FOX 12:00pm
9 Bye
10 November 5, 2000 Indianapolis Colts W 27–24 CBS 12:00pm
11 November 12, 2000 at Buffalo Bills L 20–3 FOX 12:00pm
12 November 19, 2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–10 FOX 12:00pm
13 November 26, 2000 at New York Jets L 17–10 FOX 12:00pm
14 December 3, 2000 Green Bay Packers L 28–6 ESPN 7:30pm
15 December 10, 2000 New England Patriots W 24–17 CBS 12:00pm
16 December 17, 2000 at San Francisco 49ers L 17–0 FOX 3:05pm
17 December 24, 2000 at Detroit Lions W 23–20 FOX 12:00pm


Template:2000 NFC Central standings

Uniform combinationsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

References Edit

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Indianapolis Cincinnati Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Cleveland Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Jacksonville San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Pittsburgh Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
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