|1982 Chicago Bears season|
|Head coach||Mike Ditka (1st season)|
|General manager||Jim Finks|
|Home field||Soldier Field|
|Division place||12th NFC|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
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.
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.
After the draft, the Bears signed 2 undrafted free agents, linebacker Dan Rains from Cincinnati and running back Calvin Thomas of Illinois.
|1982 Chicago Bears draft|
|1||5||Jim McMahon *||Quarterback||Brigham Young|
|3||62||Tim Wrightman||Tight end||UCLA|
|4||89||Dennis Gentry||Running back||Baylor|
|5||116||Perry Hartnett||Offensive tackle||Southern Methodist|
|5||134||Dennis Tabron||Defensive back||Duke|
|7||173||Henry Waechter||Defensive tackle||Nebraska|
|9||230||Mike Hatchett||Defensive back||Texas|
|10||257||Joe Turner||Defensive back||USC|
|12||313||Ricky Young||Linebacker||Oklahoma State|
|Made roster † Pro Football Hall of Fame * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
|1||September 12, 1982||at Detroit Lions||L 17–10||Pontiac Silverdome|
|2||September 19, 1982||New Orleans Saints||L 10–0||Soldier Field|
|September 26, 1982||at San Francisco 49ers||Candlestick Park|
|October 3, 1982||Minnesota Vikings||Soldier Field|
|October 10, 1982||Green Bay Packers||Soldier Field|
|October 17, 1982||at St. Louis Cardinals||Busch Memorial Stadium|
|October 24, 1982||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Soldier Field|
|October 31, 1982||at Green Bay Packers||Lambeau Field|
|November 7, 1982||Atlanta Falcons||Soldier Field|
|November 14, 1982||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Tampa Stadium|
|3||November 21, 1982||Detroit Lions||W 20–17||Soldier Field|
|4||November 28, 1982||at Minnesota Vikings||L 35–7||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome|
|5||December 5, 1982||New England Patriots||W 26–13||Soldier Field|
|6||December 12, 1982||at Seattle Seahawks||L 20–14||Kingdome|
|7||December 19, 1982||St. Louis Cardinals||L 10–7||Soldier Field|
|8||December 26, 1982||at Los Angeles Rams||W 34–26||Anaheim Stadium|
|9||January 2, 1983||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 26–23||Tampa Stadium|
|Green Bay Packers (3)||5||3||1||.611||1–2||4–2||226||169||L1|
|Minnesota Vikings (4)||5||4||0||.556||3–1||4–1||158||178||W3|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7)||5||4||0||.556||2–1||3–3||158||178||W1|
|Detroit Lions (8)||4||5||0||.444||3–3||4–4||181||176||W1|
|National Football Conference|
|Washington Redskins (1)||8||1||0||.889||190||128||W4|
|Dallas Cowboys (2)||6||3||0||.667||226||145||L2|
|Green Bay Packers (3)||5||3||1||.611||226||169||L1|
|Minnesota Vikings (4)||5||4||0||.556||187||198||W1|
|Atlanta Falcons (5)||5||4||0||.556||183||199||L2|
|St. Louis Cardinals (6)||5||4||0||.556||135||170||L1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7)||5||4||0||.556||158||178||W3|
|Detroit Lions (8)||4||5||0||.444||181||176||W1|
|New Orleans Saints||4||5||0||.444||129||160||W1|
|New York Giants||4||5||0||.444||164||160||W1|
|San Francisco 49ers||3||6||0||.333||209||206||L1|
|Los Angeles Rams||2||7||0||.222||200||250||W1|
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