Chicago Bears

About Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears were first established in 1919 as the Decatur Staleys. The team was a founding member of the National Football League in 1920 and is one of only two founding teams still be playing in the league, with the other being the Arizona Cardinals. The Bears' biggest rivals are the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, and Green Bay Packers. The rivalry between the Bears and Packers is one of American professional sports most storied matchups, as the two teams have faced off 186 times. The Bears hold a 93-88-6 edge in the all-time series.

Originally based in Decatur, IL, founder George Halas relocated the Staleys to Chicago in 1921 and they played their games at historic Wrigley Field on the north side. The team spent a year using the Chicago Staleys name before switching to the Chicago Bears. This nickname was chosen in relation to the Chicago Cubs, the professional baseball team that also played at Wrigley.

Throughout its long history, the Bears have been one of the more successful original NFL franchises. The Bears captured their first-ever NFL championship following the 1921 regular season after edging the Buffalo All-Americans in a de facto title game. The team has won a total of nine League Championships, which includes eight NFL Championships won prior to the NFL and AFL merger.

The Bears were also victorious in Super Bowl XX, where they defeated the New England Patriots. They later returned to the Super Bowl in 2006, but were defeated by the Indianapolis Colts. The Bears have amassed four Conference Titles, 18 Division Championships and have made a total of 26 playoff appearances. The team also holds the NFL record for the most regular season and overall wins...

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