Betting on the Chicago Bears

There are not too many more storied professional football teams than the Chicago Bears. The NFC North Division Bears have won 9 NFL championships, one of those a Super Bowl in 1985. The 1984 - 1985 team is widely regarded as one of the best all-around NFL squads of all time, and one of the top defensive teams as well. "Da Bears" boast 26 playoff appearances, 18 Division Championships and 4 Conference Titles. Beginning professional football as the Decatur Staleys in 1919 and moving to Chicago in 1921, the Bears are one of only 2 franchises (Arizona Cardinals) still around from the foundation of the NFL. Home games are played at Soldier Field, with a football seating capacity of 61,500. Chicago is notable as an NFL franchise because it leads the league in Pro football Hall of Fame members with 27, and retired jerseys with 15. On November 18, 2010 the Chicago Bears recorded their 700th win. It is undeniable that the Bears are a beloved part of Illinois NFL betting action. Check out our page on Illinois college football betting to get information to help you in wagering on the state's prominent college football teams that are popular picks for Illinois football betting action.

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Chicago Bears 2015-2016 Schedule + Results


Opponent Spread/Odds Results Record
09/13/15 Greenbay      
09/20/15 Arizona      
09/27/15 Seattle      
10/04/15 Oakland      
10/11/15 Kansas City      
10/18/15 Detroit      
11/01/15 Minnesota      
11/09/15 San Diego      
11/15/15 St. Louis      
11/22/15 Denver      
11/26/15 Green Bay      
12/06/15 San Fran      
12/13/15 Washington      
12/20/15 Minnesota      
12/27/15 Tampa Bay      
01/03/16 Detriot      

Chicago Bears 2014 Schedule (Last Year)


Opponent Spread Results Record
09/07/14 Buffalo Buffalo +6.5 Loss 23-20 0-1
09/14/14 @ San Francisco Chicago +7 Win 28-20 1-1
09/22/14 @ NY Jets Chicago +1.5 Win 27-19 2-1
09/28/14 Green Bay Chicago +2 Loss 38-17 2-2
10/05/14 @ Carolina Chicago +1.5 Loss 31-24 2-3
10/12/14 @ Atlanta Chicago +3 Win 27-13 3-3
10/19/14 Miami Miami +3 Loss 27-14 3-4
10/26/14 @ New England Chicago +6 Loss 51-23 3-5
11/09/14 @ Green Bay Chicago +9 Loss 55-14 3-6
11/16/14 Minnesota Minnesota +2.5 Win 21-13 4-6
11/23/14 Tampa Bay Tampa Bay +4.5 Win 21-13 5-6
11/27/14 @ Detroit Chicago Bears +7 Loss 34-17 5-7
12/04/14 Dallas Chicago Bears +3.5 Loss 41-28 5-8
12/15/14 New Orleans Chicago +3 Loss 31-15 5-9
12/21/14 Detroit Chicago +9.5 Loss 20-14 5-10
12/28/14 @ Minnesota Chicago +7 Loss 13-9 5-11

Betting on the Chicago Bears in 2015

Odds For The Bears To Win The Superbowl 2016: +11000

QB Jay Cutler and RB Matt Forte led a Bears offense which earned an 8 - 8 record in 2013. On the defensive side of the football in 2014, Julius Peppers is gone and an aging Jared Allen takes his place. Lamarr Huston was a huge free agent acquisition for the defense, and the youngster looks like he will be a Chicago Bears mainstay for many years. But that is the future. In 2014 Chicago has struggled to a 3 - 6 record, despite having key players at all talent positions. Once again the onus has landed on Cutler, who has piloted the Bears to a 0 - 3 record at home. The team is also 0 - 2 in the division and 2 - 3 in the NFC. The Bears have been outscored by 83 points, due in large part because they give up the 4th most passing yards per game in the entire NFL. In an area where they used to excel, they are also the 7th worst rushing football team. Betting on the Chicago Bears in 2014 means no postseason unless something dramatic happens.

George "Papa Bear" Halas Builds a Dynasty

One of the most beloved Chicago Bears institutions, George Halas took over as coach of the Decatur Staleys in 1920. Halas bought the rights to the franchise in 1921 for just $100. From 1921 through 1946, "Da Bears" were consistently a playoff and NFL title contender, notching a record 7 championships. Halas coached the Chicago Bears from 1920 through 1967, while also playing from 1920 to 1929. As a Chicago Bears franchise coach, Halas posted a consistently impressive 318 - 148 - 31 regular season record for a winning percentage of .682. Such notable Hall of Famers as QB/K George Blanda, LB Dick Butkus, RB/DB "Red" Grange and RB Bronco Nagurski played for Halas before he gave up coaching duties in 1967.

1985 Chicago Bears - Best NFL Team of All-Time?

The Chicago Bears destroyed the New England Patriots by a score of 46 - 10 in January of 1986 in Super Bowl XX. Chicago led the way during the 1985 season with a revolutionary 46 defense. Leading the league in multiple defensive categories, setting records that still stand, they also outscored their opponents by a ridiculous margin of 456 - 198. That impressive scoring margin included a divisional round defeat of the New York Giants 21 - 0, and a more impressive NFC Championship win against the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 24 - 0. Those 1985 Bears rank as the 5th best linebacking corps in NFL history according to They allowed just 12.4 points a game, and remarkably that defensive unit scored more points than they allowed during the entire season. The turnover differential of +23 was another sign of their success, as were the 456 points scored during the regular season. Head coach Mike Ditka, RB Walter Payton, LB Mike Singletary, DE Richard Dent and DT Dan "Danimal" Hampton were all part of that remarkable championship team, and were named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Resources for Chicago Bears Fans

Chicago Bears Official Website

NFL Official Website