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The 1994 Chicago Bears season was their 75th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). The Bears matched their 9–7 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt for their first winning season since the end of the 1991 season. The club was one of four teams from the NFC Central to make the playoffs. This was also the NFL's 75th Anniversary so the Bears wore 1920s-era throwback jerseys in a few games. The Bears celebrated their first playoff win since January 6, 1991, with a hard-fought road victory over the NFC Central champion Minnesota Vikings 35–18 before being knocked out by the eventual Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers 44–15 at Candlestick Park.

1994 Chicago Bears season
Head coachDave Wannstedt
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record9–7
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Vikings) 35–18
Lost Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 44–15

1994 was the last time the Bears made the playoffs during the 1990s as the following seasons would be disastrous. They wouldn't return to postseason contention until 2001.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Additions Subtractions
TE Marv Cook (Patriots) DT Steve McMichael (Packers)
QB Erik Kramer (Lions) QB Jim Harbaugh (Colts)
QB Steve Walsh (Saints) DE Richard Dent (49ers)
T Andy Heck (Seahawks)

NFL draftEdit

1994 Chicago Bears draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 John Thierry  Defensive end Alcorn State
2 39 Marcus Spears  Offensive tackle Northwestern State
3 74 Jim Flanigan  Defensive tackle Notre Dame
4 114 Raymont Harris  Running back Ohio State
6 170 Lloyd Hill  Wide receiver Texas Tech
7 205 Dennis Collier  Defensive back Colorado
      Made roster  

[1]

Undrafted free agentsEdit

1994 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Anthony Marshall Cornerback LSU

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1994 Chicago Bears staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs – Bob Slowik
  • Defensive Line – Clarence Brooks
  • Linebackers – Dave McGinnis
  • Defensive Assistant – Carlos Mainord

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength Coordinator – Clyde Emrich
  • Physical Development Coordinator – Russ Riederer

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RosterEdit

1994 Chicago Bears roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time(CT) TV Announcers Attendance
1 September 4, 1994 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–9 FOX 12:00pm Joe Buck & Tim Green
61,844
2 September 12, 1994 at Philadelphia Eagles L 30–22 ABC 8:00p, Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & Dan Dierdorf
64,890
3 September 18, 1994 Minnesota Vikings L 42–14 FOX 12:00pm Kevin Harlan & Jerry Glanville
61,073
4 September 25, 1994 at New York Jets W 19–7 TNT 7:00pm Gary Bender & Pat Haden
70,806
5 October 2, 1994 Buffalo Bills W 20–13 NBC 3:00pm Dick Enberg & Bob Trumpy
62,406
6 October 9, 1994 New Orleans Saints W 17–7 FOX 12:00pm Kevin Harlan & Jerry Glanville
63,822
7 Bye
8 October 23, 1994 at Detroit Lions L 21–16 FOX 12:00pm Dick Stockton & Matt Millen
73,574
9 October 31, 1994 Green Bay Packers L 33–6 ABC 8:00pm Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & Dan Dierdorf
47,381
10 November 6, 1994 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20–6 FOX 12:00pm Joe Buck & Tim Green
60,821
11 November 13, 1994 at Miami Dolphins W 17–14 FOX 12:00pm Dick Stockton & Matt Millen
64,871
12 November 20, 1994 Detroit Lions W 20–10 FOX 12:00pm Kevin Harlan & Jerry Glanville
55,035
13 November 27, 1994 at Arizona Cardinals W 19–16 FOX 3:00pm Kevin Harlan & Jerry Glanville
65,922
14 December 1, 1994 at Minnesota Vikings L 33–27 ESPN 7:00pm Mike Patrick & Joe Theismann
61,483
15 December 11, 1994 at Green Bay Packers L 40–3 FOX 12:00pm Joe Buck & Tim Green
57,927
16 December 18, 1994 Los Angeles Rams W 27–13 FOX 12:00pm Kevin Harlan & Jerry Glanville
56,276
17 December 24, 1994 New England Patriots L 13–3 NBC 12:00pm Marv Albert & Paul Maguire
60,178

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Minnesota Vikings 10 6 0 .625 356 314 W1
(4) Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 382 287 W3
(5) Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 357 342 L1
(6) Chicago Bears 9 7 0 .563 271 307 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 251 351 L1

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time(CT) TV Announcers Attendance
Wildcard January 1, 1995 at Minnesota Vikings W 35–18 FOX 3:00pm Pat Summerall & John Madden
60,347
Division January 7, 1995 at San Francisco 49ers L 44–15 FOX 3:00pm Dick Stockton & Matt Millen
64,644

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1994 Chicago Bears draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Club directory". Chicago Bears 1994 Media Guide. p. 3.
  3. ^ "1994 Chicago Bears starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 26, 2014.

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