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Talk about iconic football Teams and the Chicago Bears will come up at some point in the conversation. Dating back to 1920 as a founding member of the National Football League, the Bears have won nine league championships including one Super Bowl.
With a rich heritage and a loyal fanbase, the Bears are a common topic in the general sports betting conversation too.
With big acquisitions including a new head coach and superstar player, there’s never been a better time to start betting on the Bears. The team won the division championship last year for the first time in almost a decade and are looking to improve on it this year with a deep postseason run.
This complete guide to the Chicago Bears will cover important points such as:
The Chicago Bears were founded in 1920 and are now one of only two original NFL teams still playing, the other being the Arizona Cardinals. The Bears were actually started in Decatur, Illinois but moved to Chicago in 1921.
Since then the Bears have become one of the most iconic and successful teams in the NFL. The Bears hold the record for most Hall of Fame players and the most retired jersey numbers.
The franchise has won one Super Bowl which they earned by defeating the New England Patriots in 1985 and they’ve also won four conference championships, 21 division titles, and made 26 total playoff appearances.
The 1985 season was the best in franchise history, as the team boasted arguably the greatest defense in NFL history and won their only Super Bowl title after steamrolling the New England Patriots 46-10. In 2020, the Bears will be celebrating their 101st season.
The franchise’s most recognizable players include Walter Payton, William Perry, Brian Urlacher, and Jim McMahon.
During the 2017 season, the Bears organization generated $431 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.9 billion.
The Bears are owned by the McCaskey family.
The organization played its first season in 1920.
Yes, the Bears have won one Super Bowl. It came in 1985 in Super Bowl XX against the New England Patriots. The franchise also won eight championships prior to the AFL-NFL merger of 1970.
Since 1971, the Bears have played at Soldier Field, located in Chicago, Illinois. In 2002, they played one season at Memorial Field, before moving back to Soldier Field in 2003.
The club holds training camp at Ward Field, located in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Staley Da Bear is the official mascot of the Chicago Bears.
The Bears wear navy blue, burnt orange, and white.
|All-Time Team Leaders|
|Games played||Patrick Mannelly
|Passing Yards||Jay Cutler||23,443|
|Passing TDs||Jay Cutler||154|
|Receiving Yards||Johnny Morris||5,059|
|Receiving TDs||Ken Kavanaugh||50|
|Rushing Yards||Walter Payton||16,726|
|Rushing TDs||Walter Payton||110|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Robbie Gould||1,207|
Before the Chicago Bears had even played a game in 2018, they had captured the attention of the entire NFL. After hiring Matt Nagy as their new Head Coach in January, the Bears followed that up by striking a blockbuster deal with the Oakland Raiders to bring LB Khalil Mack to the Windy City.
The changes were met with immediate success, as the Bears won the NFC North for the first time since 2010 and ended the year with a 12-4 record.
Quarterback Mitch Trubisky will begin his third season in Chicago and leads a Bears offense that needs to take another step forward in order to win their first Super Bowl since 1985. The Bears enter the season as the prohibitive favorites to repeat as NFC North champions, as no other team in the division qualified for the playoffs in 2018.
Here are a few key points to keep in mind if you want to put money on the Bears this season:
Here are some key numbers you can use for betting on the Bears:
The Bears don’t play a single 2018 playoff team until after their bye week (week 6) and go nearly a month and a half between road games between weeks 3-9.
After shocking the league in 2018, the Bears head into 2019 with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations. With the league’s top defense, an emerging QB and a weak overall division, the Bears are as good a bet as any to play well into January.
Illinois wants to become the first state in the Midwest to legalize sports gambling but as of this writing gamblers in the Prairie state are still required to look elsewhere to get their Bears action.
If you’re a local Bears fan, keep an eye on our guide to legal sports betting in Illinois. If you live in a state where sports betting is already legal, it might be a good season to put a few bucks down on a futures bet for the Bears to win it all.
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