1979 Chicago Bears Schedule & Results

1979 Chicago Bears schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Postseason

1979 NFC Wild Card Game
Sun 12/23 1234FINAL
Chicago (10-6) 7100017
Philadelphia (11-5) 7371027
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 30-13-142, 2 INT, 0 TD
R. Jaworski (PHI), 23-12-204, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 16-67, 2 TD
W. Montgomery (PHI), 26-87
Rec
B. Baschnagel (CHI), 3-38
H. Carmichael (PHI), 6-111, 2 TD

Regular Season

Sun 9/2 1234FINAL
Green Bay (0-1) 00303
Chicago (1-0) 06006
Pass
D. Whitehurst (GB), 24-10-114, 0 INT, 0 TD
M. Phipps (CHI), 25-15-117, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
E. Ivery (GB), 3-24
W. Payton (CHI), 36-125
Rec
B. Smith (GB), 5-42
W. Payton (CHI), 4-49
Sun 9/9 1234FINAL
Minnesota (1-1) 07007
Chicago (2-0) 0109726
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 19-10-117, 1 INT, 0 TD
V. Evans (CHI), 7-4-88, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Young (MIN), 9-36
W. Payton (CHI), 23-182, 2 TD
Rec
A. Rashad (MIN), 5-70
W. Payton (CHI), 3-14
Sun 9/16 1234FINAL
Chicago (2-1) 706720
Dallas (3-0) 737724
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 16-5-155, 1 INT, 2 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 31-18-222, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 22-134
T. Dorsett (DAL), 20-108
Rec
G. Richards (CHI), 3-79, 1 TD
T. Hill (DAL), 5-91, 2 TD
Sun 9/23 1234FINAL
Chicago (2-2) 063716
Miami (4-0) 30141431
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 17-11-92, 2 INT, 0 TD
D. Strock (MIA), 17-12-207, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 15-43
L. Csonka (MIA), 15-73, 3 TD
Rec
J. Scott (CHI), 4-49
N. Moore (MIA), 5-121
Sun 9/30 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (5-0) 0100717
Chicago (2-3) 033713
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 31-14-168, 2 INT, 1 TD
V. Evans (CHI), 23-12-173, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Eckwood (TB), 23-120, 1 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 15-46
Rec
I. Hagins (TB), 4-37, 1 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 5-88, 1 TD
Sun 10/7 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-3) 00077
Buffalo (3-3) 00000
Pass
B. Avellini (CHI), 8-4-22, 0 INT, 0 TD
J. Ferguson (BUF), 21-5-50, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 39-155, 1 TD
T. Miller (BUF), 6-30
Rec
R. Earl (CHI), 2-13
C. Brown (BUF), 2-11
Sun 10/14 1234FINAL
New England (5-2) 14031027
Chicago (3-4) 07007
Pass
S. Grogan (NE), 35-21-244, 2 INT, 3 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 10-5-101, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
H. Ivory (NE), 10-55
W. Payton (CHI), 15-42
Rec
R. Francis (NE), 4-39, 1 TD
R. Earl (CHI), 2-20
Sun 10/21 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-5) 7731027
Minnesota (4-4) 3771330
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 16-10-200, 0 INT, 0 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 43-19-218, 1 INT, 4 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 23-111, 1 TD
C. Foreman (MIN), 6-28
Rec
B. Baschnagel (CHI), 4-104, 1 TD
R. Young (MIN), 10-61, 2 TD
Sun 10/28 1234FINAL
Chicago (4-5) 777728
San Francisco (1-8) 3143727
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 19-10-155, 1 INT, 1 TD
S. DeBerg (SF), 41-26-348, 2 INT, 3 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 23-162, 3 TD
W. Jackson (SF), 10-42
Rec
G. Latta (CHI), 4-20
F. Solomon (SF), 8-94, 2 TD
Sun 11/4 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-9) 07007
Chicago (5-5) 7714735
Pass
J. Komlo (DET), 27-11-161, 4 INT, 1 TD
M. Phipps (CHI), 26-16-136, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
H. King (DET), 7-43
W. Payton (CHI), 22-113, 2 TD
Rec
H. King (DET), 3-47
W. Payton (CHI), 6-53
Sun 11/11 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (5-6) 977023
Chicago (6-5) 0771327
Pass
J. Rutledge (LA), 11-6-71, 2 INT, 1 TD
M. Phipps (CHI), 33-16-239, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Tyler (LA), 17-129, 1 TD
W. Payton (CHI), 18-41, 1 TD
Rec
C. Bryant (LA), 2-26
R. Watts (CHI), 6-147, 1 TD
Sun 11/18 1234FINAL
NY Jets (5-7) 600713
Chicago (7-5) 776323
Pass
R. Todd (NYJ), 24-15-202, 2 INT, 1 TD
M. Phipps (CHI), 18-12-117, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
C. Gaines (NYJ), 16-78
W. McClendon (CHI), 8-54
Rec
B. Jones (NYJ), 7-99
R. Watts (CHI), 5-64, 1 TD
Thu 11/22 1234FINAL
Chicago (7-6) 00000
Detroit (2-11) 3100720
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 28-13-121, 2 INT, 0 TD
J. Komlo (DET), 30-16-244, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 18-54
R. Kane (DET), 19-67, 1 TD
Rec
D. Williams (CHI), 6-37
D. Hill (DET), 4-59
Sun 12/2 1234FINAL
Chicago (8-6) 770014
Tampa Bay (9-5) 00000
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 15-6-26, 0 INT, 1 TD
M. Rae (TB), 12-6-98, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 22-77, 1 TD
R. Bell (TB), 24-80
Rec
D. Williams (CHI), 6-26, 1 TD
I. Hagins (TB), 4-67
Sun 12/9 1234FINAL
Chicago (9-6) 330915
Green Bay (4-11) 070714
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 25-10-113, 1 INT, 0 TD
L. Dickey (GB), 37-20-283, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 25-115
R. Patton (GB), 18-35
Rec
R. Watts (CHI), 4-68
P. Coffman (GB), 6-79, 2 TD
Sun 12/16 1234FINAL
St. Louis (5-11) 00606
Chicago (10-6) 14771442
Pass
S. Pisarkiewicz (STL), 28-5-65, 2 INT, 0 TD
M. Phipps (CHI), 33-18-233, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
O. Anderson (STL), 14-39
W. Payton (CHI), 33-157, 3 TD
Rec
P. Tilley (STL), 3-52, 1 TD
R. Watts (CHI), 6-103, 1 TD

Preseason

Saturday, August 4, 1979 FINAL
NY Jets (0-1) 14
Chicago (1-0) 27
Saturday, August 11, 1979 FINAL
Chicago (2-0) 13
New Orleans (0-2) 6
Saturday, August 18, 1979 FINAL
Cincinnati (2-1) 13
Chicago (3-0) 17
Saturday, August 25, 1979 FINAL
Chicago (3-1) 7
St. Louis (2-2) 10

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