1979 Chicago Bears Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Wild Card
Coach: Neill Armstrong (10-6)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1979 Chicago Bears Roster
1979 Chicago Bears Results

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1. Neill Armstrong coached the team. The 1979 Chicago Bears lost in the Wild Card.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Mike Phipps25513452.515356.093.583.1681514569.6
Vince Evans633250.85088.146.357.96587566.1
Bob Avellini512752.93106.123.935.95485860.1
Walter Payton11100.05454.01100.000.05400158.3
Bob Parsons2150.02211.000.000.0220089.6
Brian Baschnagel100.
Totals37319552.324296.5164.3164.368 31278


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Walter Payton36916104.443 14
Dave Williams1274013.216 1
Willie McClendon371604.333 1
Robin Earl351323.812 0
Vince Evans12726.017 1
Mike Phipps27511.912 0
Jack Deloplaine7182.60
Doug Buffone11414.014 0
Lonnie Perrin5142.80
John Skibinski3103.30
Bob Avellini3103.30
Rickey Watts1-6-6.0-6 0
Totals62724864.043 17


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Williams423548.454 5
Walter Payton3131310.165 2
Brian Baschnagel3045215.154 2
Rickey Watts2442117.568 3
James Scott2138218.264 3
Greg Latta151318.725 0
Robin Earl8567.019 0
Mike Cobb69115.238 0
Willie McClendon6274.513 0
Golden Richards510721.452 1
Steve Schubert22914.515 0
Jack Deloplaine2136.515 0
Lonnie Perrin12727.027 0
Doug Buffone12222.022 0
John Skibinski144.00
Totals195242912.568 16


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Bob Thomas373491.9271659.382


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bob Parsons92348637.954

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Schubert252389.577 1
Len Walterscheid14966.914 0
Totals393348.677 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Len Walterscheid1942722.544 0
Rickey Watts1428920.683 1
Brian Baschnagel1226021.732 0
Steve Schubert24522.527 0
Lonnie Perrin11313.013 0
Willie McClendon11212.012 0
Greg Latta188.00
Bruce Herron100.00
Totals51105420.783 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Terry Schmidt6447.320 1
Gary Fencik6315.217 0
Tom Hicks38528.366 1
Allan Ellis36722.324 0
Doug Plank33311.022 0
Virgil Livers24120.530 0
Doug Buffone2115.511 0
Wentford Gaines13838.038 0
Gary Campbell13232.032 0
Len Walterscheid11515.015 0
Jerry Muckensturm155.00
Totals2940213.966 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Walter Payton14200096
Bob Thomas1634082
Dave Williams1500036
Rickey Watts03100024
James Scott300018
Brian Baschnagel2000012
Steve Schubert0100006
Willie McClendon1000006
Tom Hicks10006
Terry Schmidt10006
Vince Evans10006
Golden Richards10006

NFL Schedule

Date Time (ET)
Thu, Sep 19 TEN 7 at JAC 20 Final
Sun, Sep 22 NYJ at NE 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 DET at PHI 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 ATL at IND 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 MIA at DAL 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 DEN at GB 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 OAK at MIN 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 CIN at BUF 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 BAL at KC 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 NYG at TB 4:05 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 CAR at ARI 4:05 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 PIT at SF 4:25 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 HOU at LAC 4:25 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 NO at SEA 4:25 p.m.
Sun, Sep 22 LAR at CLE 8:20 p.m.
Mon, Sep 23 CHI at WAS 8:15 p.m.
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