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Chicago Bears

1979 Chicago Bears Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finished 1st in the NFL's National Football Conference Central Division

Postseason: 0-1

Coach: Neill Armstrong (10-6)

1979 Chicago Bears Roster
1979 Chicago Bears Game-by-Game 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 National Football Conference Central Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-1. Neill Armstrong coached the team.


Passing:

PlayerAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
Mike Phipps25513452.515356.093.583.168 1514569.6
Vince Evans633250.85088.146.357.965 87566.1
Bob Avellini512752.93106.123.935.954 85860.1
Walter Payton11100.05454.01100.000.054 00158.3
Bob Parsons2150.02211.000.000.022 0089.6
Brian Baschnagel100.000.000.000.00039.6
Totals37319552.324296.5164.3164.368 31278
Opponents45822248.525285.5214.6296.3

Rushing:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
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
Opponents51919783.89

Receiving:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
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
Opponents22225285.521

Kicking:

PlayerXPAXPMXP %FGAFGMFG %Pts.
Bob Thomas373491.9271659.382
Totals373491.9271659.382
Opponents312787.1201260.063

Punting:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.Long
Bob Parsons92348637.954
Totals92348637.954
Opponents90340237.8

Punt Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Steve Schubert252389.577 1
Len Walterscheid14966.914 0
Totals393348.677 1
Opponents540.0 0

Kick Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
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
Opponents59125221.2 0

Interceptions:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
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
Opponents160.0 

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
PlayerTackleSoloAssistTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
Brian Baschnagel0100
Gary Campbell001000
Robin Earl30000
Vince Evans10-20
Gary Fencik002000
Wentford Gaines001000
Dan Hampton02000
Mike Hartenstine01000
Bruce Herron10000
Tom Hicks00200
Virgil Livers001000
Jerry Muckensturm002000
Jim Osborne01000
Alan Page01000
Walter Payton7200
Mike Phipps21-300
Doug Plank0011700
Revie Sorey01000
Len Walterscheid021000
Rickey Watts1000
Dave Williams4000
Totals0000000212112000
Opponents2514

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
PlayerRushRecPuntKickIntFumOtherFGXP2 PtSafPoints
James Scott3018
Steve Schubert01006
Bob Thomas0163482
Rickey Watts031024
Dave Williams15036
Terry Schmidt106
Golden Richards106
Vince Evans106
Tom Hicks106
Willie McClendon10006
Walter Payton142096
Brian Baschnagel20012
Totals171611200163400304
Opponents921001227249