After this win came the FIRST gatorade shower in the NFL between Head Coach Mike Ditka from Todd Bell, Dan Hampton, and Steve McMichael. It was the 1984 Chicago Bears that first performed this…not the 1986 Giants the New York based media has fed to the nation….yet we digress. It was Bell’s hit that changed the course of the game. Yet now they made the playoffs for the first time and NFL pundits thought the Bears reached as far as they could go. With a 10-6 record they were relegated to traveling to Washington for the divisional playoff.
Ditka went 3-6 in the strike-shortened year of 1982, but improved to 8-8 in 1983 and finished that year off with a win over the Green Bay Packers that kept the Bears’ archrivals out of the playoffs. The 1984 Chicago Bears were the team that took the next step, and put their franchise back into the postseason.
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1984 Chicago Bears vs Buffalo Bills NFL Preseason program, one of the first games played at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, The Bears team featured HOF running back great Walter Payton. The program is in excellent condition.
|The 1984 Chicago Bears roster is below. Clicking on a tab heading will display the specified set of statistics. All columns may be sorted by clicking the column name. Clicking on an individual player will display the player's career statistics including his time with the 1984 Chicago Bears.|