1982 Chicago Bears season

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1982 Chicago Bears season
Owner George Halas
Head coach Mike Ditka (1st season)
General manager Jim Finks
Home field Soldier Field
Results
Record3–6
Division place12th NFC
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros

The 1982 season was the Chicago Bears' strike shortened 63rd season in the National Football League, and their first under head coach Mike Ditka. The team failed to improve on their 6–10 record from 1981 to finish at 3–6 and failed to make the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

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The strike also prevented the Bears–Packers rivalry from being played this year, making the Lions–Packers rivalry the longest-running annual series in the league.

Offseason

Transactions

Signings

After the draft, the Bears signed 2 undrafted free agents, linebacker Dan Rains from Cincinnati and running back Calvin Thomas of Illinois. [3]

1982 NFL Draft

1982 Chicago Bears draft
RoundPickPlayerPositionCollegeNotes
1 5 Jim McMahon  *  Quarterback Brigham Young
362 Tim Wrightman   Tight end UCLA
489 Dennis Gentry   Running back Baylor
5116 Perry Hartnett   Offensive tackle Southern Methodist
5134Dennis Tabron  Defensive back Duke
6146 Kurt Becker   Guard Michigan
7173 Henry Waechter   Defensive tackle Nebraska
8200 Jerry Doerger   Tackle Wisconsin
9230Mike Hatchett  Defensive back Texas
10257Joe Turner  Defensive back USC
11283Guy Boliaux  Linebacker Wisconsin
12313Ricky Young  Linebacker Oklahoma State
      Made roster        Pro Football Hall of Fame     *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Roster

1982 Chicago Bears final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentResultVenueAttendance
1September 12, 1982at Detroit Lions L 17–10 Pontiac Silverdome
71,337
2September 19, 1982 New Orleans Saints L 10–0 Soldier Field
56,600
September 26, 1982at San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park
October 3, 1982 Minnesota Vikings Soldier Field
October 10, 1982 Green Bay Packers Soldier Field
October 17, 1982at St. Louis Cardinals Busch Memorial Stadium
October 24, 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Soldier Field
October 31, 1982at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field
November 7, 1982 Atlanta Falcons Soldier Field
November 14, 1982at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Stadium
3November 21, 1982 Detroit Lions W 20–17Soldier Field
46,783
4November 28, 1982at Minnesota Vikings L 35–7 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
54,724
5December 5, 1982 New England Patriots W 26–13Soldier Field
36,973
6December 12, 1982at Seattle Seahawks L 20–14 Kingdome
52,826
7December 19, 1982 St. Louis Cardinals L 10–7Soldier Field
43,270
8December 26, 1982at Los Angeles Rams W 34–26 Anaheim Stadium
46,502
9January 2, 1983at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 26–23Tampa Stadium
68,112

Standings

NFC Central
WLTPCTDIVCONFPFPASTK
Green Bay Packers (3)531.6111–24–2226169L1
Minnesota Vikings (4)540.5563–14–1158178W3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7)540.5562–13–3158178W1
Detroit Lions (8)450.4443–34–4181176W1
Chicago Bears 360.3331–32–5141174L1
National Football Conference
WLTPCTPFPASTK
Washington Redskins (1)810.889190128W4
Dallas Cowboys (2)630.667226145L2
Green Bay Packers (3)531.611226169L1
Minnesota Vikings (4)540.556187198W1
Atlanta Falcons (5)540.556183199L2
St. Louis Cardinals (6)540.556135170L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7)540.556158178W3
Detroit Lions (8)450.444181176W1
New Orleans Saints 450.444129160W1
New York Giants 450.444164160W1
San Francisco 49ers 360.333209206L1
Chicago Bears 360.333141174L1
Philadelphia Eagles 360.333191195L1
Los Angeles Rams 270.222200250W1

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