1983 Chicago Bears Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Mike Ditka (8-8)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1983 Chicago Bears Roster
The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.
The Bears scored 311 points, and the rigid defensive squad allowed 301. Walter Payton rushed for a team-leading 1,421 yards for Chicago.
Jim McMahon passed for 2,184 yards, and Vince Evans spent time under center, too. Walter Payton topped pass catchers, hauling in 53 balls, while Willie Gault added 836 receiving yards. Matt Suhey and Emery Moorehead provided receiving help also.
Leslie Frazier intercepted 7 opponent throws. Mike Hartenstine led the defensive unit with 12 quarterback sacks, leading the way for a team which created 51 sacks.
Mike Ditka coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 311
Regular Season Points Against: 301
|September 4, 1983||Atlanta Falcons 20 at Chicago Bears 17||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0|
|September 11, 1983||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 at Chicago Bears 17||W||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-1-0|
|September 18, 1983||Chicago Bears 31 at New Orleans Saints 34||L||1-1-0||0-1-0||1-2-0||OT|
|September 25, 1983||Chicago Bears 19 at Baltimore Colts 22||L||1-1-0||0-2-0||1-3-0||OT|
|October 2, 1983||Denver Broncos 14 at Chicago Bears 31||W||2-1-0||0-2-0||2-3-0|
|October 9, 1983||Minnesota Vikings 23 at Chicago Bears 14||L||2-2-0||0-2-0||2-4-0|
|October 16, 1983||Chicago Bears 17 at Detroit Lions 31||L||2-2-0||0-3-0||2-5-0|
|October 23, 1983||Chicago Bears 7 at Philadelphia Eagles 6||W||2-2-0||1-3-0||3-5-0|
|October 30, 1983||Detroit Lions 38 at Chicago Bears 17||L||2-3-0||1-3-0||3-6-0|
|November 6, 1983||Chicago Bears 14 at Los Angeles Rams 21||L||2-3-0||1-4-0||3-7-0|
|November 13, 1983||Philadelphia Eagles 14 at Chicago Bears 17||W||3-3-0||1-4-0||4-7-0|
|November 20, 1983||Chicago Bears 27 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0||W||3-3-0||2-4-0||5-7-0|
|November 27, 1983||San Francisco 49ers 3 at Chicago Bears 13||W||4-3-0||2-4-0||6-7-0|
|December 4, 1983||Chicago Bears 28 at Green Bay Packers 31||L||4-3-0||2-5-0||6-8-0|
|December 11, 1983||Chicago Bears 19 at Minnesota Vikings 13||W||4-3-0||3-5-0||7-8-0|
|December 18, 1983||Green Bay Packers 21 at Chicago Bears 23||W||5-3-0||3-5-0||8-8-0|