Chicago Bears, American expert turf football crew situated in Chicago that plays in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL). The Bears are a standout amongst football's best establishments, having won eight NFL titles and one Super Bowl.
The establishment that turned into the Bears was established by specialist A.E. Staley in 1920 and was first known as the Decatur (Illinois) Staleys. George Halas moved toward becoming player-mentor of the new group, which he migrated to Chicago in 1921 after Staley gave the youthful establishment over to him. (Halas, tenderly known as "Father Bear," lurked the sidelines as head mentor until 1968.) The group won the American Professional Football Association (APFA) title in its first season in Chicago, and it was renamed the Bears in 1922, that year the APFA turned into the NFL. The early Chicago groups set up a competition with the Green Bay Packers, which ended up one of the game's most storied fights. Driven by a predominant surging assault that highlighted future Hall of Fame backs Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski, the Bears caught NFL titles in 1932 and 1933, the previous of which was won in the primary make off appearance allied history, a 9–0 triumph over the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans. During the 1940s the Bears won four additional titles (1940, 1941, 1943, 1946), to a great extent due to the endeavors of quarterback Sid Luckman, a future individual from the Hall of Fame. The inventive T-development offense that Luckman ran, which used two running backs and get men under way before the play, was a quick sensation and turned into the overwhelming offense in the NFL.
The Bears won another title in 1963 and drafted two unequaled greats in 1965: linebacker Dick Butkus and running back Gale Sayers. While Butkus and Sayers proceeded to overwhelm the game on an individual dimension, the Bears did not progress to the play-offs during either of their professions. The drought finished when the Bears drafted running back Walter Payton in 1975, beginning a time of strength. Payton proceeded to break Jim Brown's record forever hurrying yards (which was thusly broken by Emmitt Smith in 2002) and was chosen into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Behind Payton the Bears won four division titles and their solitary Super Bowl (1985). Driven by head mentor Mike Ditka, an overwhelming character who had featured as a tight end for the Bears of the 1960s, and inconoclastic quarterback Jim McMahon (the "punky QB"), the 1985 Bears group was particularly imperative for its overwhelming protection that—in the wake of filling in as the impetus for a 15–1 customary season record—permitted just 10 all out focuses in the group's three postseason diversions. The group turned into a national sensation with the arrival of "The Super Bowl Shuffle," a rap tune (and going with music video) that included individuals from the group bragging setting off to the Super Bowl, which was certainly discharged before the finish of the ordinary season.
The Bears experienced restricted achievement in the mid-1990s and mid 2000s, however they progressed to the Super Bowl in 2006, where they lost to the Indianapolis Colts. Following the 2010 customary season, the Bears came back to the NFC title game, where they were vanquished by their opponents the Green Bay Packers. The Bears waded through the accompanying four seasons without making the play-offs, and in 2013 and 2014 they achieved a nadir for a group that prides itself on its verifiable "Beasts of the Midway" guarded notoriety: Chicago permitted the two biggest rivals' point sums in establishment history during those seasons. While the group's protection improved in the accompanying two seasons, the Bears nevertheless stayed one of the most exceedingly awful groups in the NFL. In 2016 Chicago posted a 3–13 record, which rose to a group record for most misfortunes in a season.
After four continuous periods of twofold digit misfortunes, the group enlisted Matt Nagy as head mentor in 2018. Nagy guided the group to a seven-win improvement in his first season in charge, driving Chicago to a division title that was trailed by a thin misfortune in the group's opening make off appearance.