1983 Chicago Bears Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
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
1983 Chicago Bears Results

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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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Jim McMahon29517559.321847.4124.1134.4874226677.6
Vince Evans1457652.411087.653.474.872119269.0
Walter Payton6350.09515.8350.0233.3560095.8
Matt Suhey11100.07474.01100.000.07400158.3
Totals44725557.034617.7214.7224.987 53358

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Walter Payton31414214.549 6
Matt Suhey1496814.639 4
Jim McMahon553075.632 2
Vince Evans221426.527 1
Dennis Gentry16654.117 0
Willie Gault4317.822 0
Bob Parsons12727.027 0
Calvin Thomas8253.10
Anthony Hutchison6132.21
Ken Margerum177.00
Emery Moorehead561.20
Brian Baschnagel221.00
Totals58327274.749 14

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Walter Payton5360711.574 2
Matt Suhey494298.852 1
Emery Moorehead4259714.236 3
Willie Gault4083620.987 8
Ken Margerum2133616.060 2
Dennis McKinnon2032616.349 4
Jay Saldi121199.916 0
Pat Dunsmore810212.824 0
Brian Baschnagel57014.024 0
Calvin Thomas2136.50
Dennis Gentry284.00
Jim McMahon11818.018 1
Totals255346113.687 21

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Bob Thomas383592.1251456.077
Totals383592.1251456.077

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bob Parsons79291636.954
Ray Stachowicz1244737.248
Jim McMahon13636.036
Totals92339936.954

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dennis McKinnon343169.359 1
Jeff Fisher13715.511 0
Willie Gault9606.712 0
Totals564478.059 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Gault1327621.238 0
Anthony Hutchison1725915.228 0
Dennis Gentry713018.628 0
Rickey Watts57915.821 0
Dave Duerson36622.024 0
Dennis McKinnon24221.025 0
Brian Baschnagel34214.019 0
Todd Bell2189.018 0
Mike Richardson11717.017 0
Dan Rains2115.511 0
Brian Cabral2115.50
John Janata122.00
Totals5895316.438 0

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leslie Frazier713519.358 1
Terry Schmidt5316.232 1
Mike Richardson591.80
Gary Fencik23417.020 0
Otis Wilson166.00
Mike Singletary100.00
Totals2121510.258 2

Sacks:


Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bob Thomas1435077
Walter Payton6200048
Willie Gault080000048
Dennis McKinnon41000030
Matt Suhey4100030
Emery Moorehead0300018
Jim McMahon2100018
Ken Margerum0200012
Terry Schmidt10006
Leslie Frazier10006
Mike Hartenstine10006
Anthony Hutchison100006
Vince Evans10006
Totals14211002101435000311



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