If the Chicago Bears had a Dream Team, this one might be it (must give due respect to Papa Bear's 1940's Monsters of the Midway). Head coach Mike Ditka's squad included 4 Hall of Famers (3 on defense,1 on offense), plenty of All-Pros, and a popular rookie DT with an appropriate nick-name. Coordinator Buddy Ryan's 46 Defense is often viewed as NFL's best ever. Was the team a bit cocky? Well, performing "The Super Bowl Shuffle" after losing to the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football might say so! What is best, RB Walter Payton finally and fittingly won a championship ring.
What's to read: Game summaries, list of draft choices, players obtained in trades, a brief injury list, and end-of-year stats. League updates follow, as do stat leaders in offense and defense, and Award winners are listed too. Hey, it's Football!!