1979 Chicago Bears schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
10-6-0 0-0 4878 2293 2585 32 277 4821 2704 2117 46 290
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The Chicago Bears' sixtieth season was in 1979, and it was the first season Neill Armstrong served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Philadelphia Eagles 27-17.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Green Bay Packers 6-3
Week 2 Minnesota Vikings 26-7
Week 3 @ Dallas Cowboys 20-24
Week 4 @ Miami Dolphins 16-31
Week 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-17
Week 6 @ Buffalo Bills 7-0
Week 7 New England Patriots 7-27
Week 8 @ Minnesota Vikings 27-30
Week 9 @ San Francisco 49ers 28-27
Week 10 Detroit Lions 35-7
Week 11 Los Angeles Rams 27-23
Week 12 New York Jets 23-13
Week 13 @ Detroit Lions 0-20
Week 14 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-0
Week 15 @ Green Bay Packers 15-14
Week 16 St. Louis Cardinals 42-6

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round @ Philadelphia Eagles 17-27

Coaches

Head Coach: Neill Armstrong Offensive Coordinator: Ken Meyer Defensive Coordinator: Buddy Ryan Wide Receivers Coach: Doug Gerhart Offensive Line Coach: Jerry Frei Running Backs Coach: Hank Kuhlmann Defensive Line Coach: Dale Haupt Special Teams Coach: Hank Kuhlmann General Manager: Jim Finks