The Bears have won nine NFL championships, including one Super Bowl (1985), and hold the NFL record for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the most retired jersey numbers. The Bears have also recorded more victories than any other NFL franchise. They participate in the North Division and were founded in Decatur, Ill., in 1919, and moved to Chicago in 1921. It is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding in 1920, along with the Arizona Cardinals, also originally from Chicago.
The team hosted games at Wrigley Field through 1970 and now call Soldier Field home. The Bears have a long-standing rivalry with all three teams in their division — Detroit, Green Bay and Minnesota.
As with several early NFL franchises, the Bears derived their nickname from their city's baseball team (Chicago Cubs).
Since the charter induction class of 1963, 32 individuals who have played, coached or held an administrative position for the Bears have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Some on the list include longtime owner George Halas, the Galloping Ghost Red Grange, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Walter Payton and Mike Singletary.
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The NFC North is a tough division, packed with a lot of history. Head-to-head results and divisional games are important tiebreakers. Keep an eye on those statistics.
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Chicago has finished in last place in the NFC North three years running, and it will probably be four in John Fox’s third year as coach. They have the misfortune of opening the 2017 season against Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Green Bay.
During the 2016 season, the Bears regressed heavily, compiling a 3-13 record, their worst since the NFL's change to 16-game seasons. They went winless on the road and finished the year on a four-game losing streak.
Chicago must avoid a slow start — which appears likely to happen — otherwise the franchise could miss the postseason for the seventh straight year and 10 out of the past 11 seasons. And they must avoid another -20 in takeaways, which tied them for the worst in the league.
Neither Mike Glennon nor rookie Mitchell Trubisky will lead the Bears into the playoffs this season. Actually, they will be lucky to better their 2016 record. The Bears are in long-term rebuild mode. They traded three draft picks to snatch Trubisky with the second overall pick. He is the future of the Bears, but the playoffs still appear years away.
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