2022 Chicago Bears season

103rd season in franchise history
2022 Chicago Bears season
OwnerVirginia Halas McCaskey 22
General managerRyan Poles
Head coachMatt Eberflus
Home fieldSoldier Field
Results
Record1–1
Division place4th NFC North
Uniform
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The 2022 season is the Chicago Bears' 103rd in the National Football League (NFL) and their first under general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus. They are going to attempt to improve from their 6–11 record from the previous season.

Offseason

Offseason changes

Head coach

The Chicago Bears fired fourth-year head coach Matt Nagy on January 10, 2022, who most notably led the organization to one NFC North title and two NFL Playoffs appearances among other accolades.[1] On January 27, 2022, Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus was hired as the 17th head coach in franchise history.[2] Eberflus will transition the Bears defense scheme from a 3–4 defense to a 4–3 defense.[3]

General manager

The Chicago Bears fired seventh-year general manager Ryan Pace on January 10, 2022, who most notably led the organization to draft Eddie Jackson, Tarik Cohen, and other draftees.[1] On January 25, 2022, Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles was named the general manager of the Bears.[4]

Draft

2022 Chicago Bears Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
2 39 Kyler Gordon CB Washington
48 Jaquan Brisker S Penn State from L.A. Chargers[trade 1]
3 71 Velus Jones Jr. WR Tennessee
5 168 Braxton Jones OT Southern Utah from Buffalo[trade 2]
174 Dominique Robinson DE Miami (OH) from Cincinnati[trade 3]
6 186 Zachary Thomas OT San Diego State
203 Trestan Ebner RB Baylor from Buffalo[trade 2]
207 Doug Kramer C Illinois from San Francisco via N.Y. Jets and Houston[trade 4]
7 226 Ja'Tyre Carter OT Southern from N.Y. Giants via Cincinnati[trade 5]
254 Elijah Hicks S California from L.A. Chargers[trade 6]
255 Trenton Gill P NC State from L.A. Chargers[trade 6]

Trades

  1. ^ The Los Angeles Chargers traded a second-round selection as well as a 2023 sixth-round selection to Chicago in exchange for outside linebacker Khalil Mack.[5]
  2. ^ a b Houston traded a fifth-round selection to Chicago in exchange for wide receiver Anthony Miller and a seventh-round draft selection. Chicago traded a fifth-round selection (148th overall) to Buffalo in exchange for fifth- and sixth-round draft selections (168th and 203rd).[6][7]
  3. ^ Chicago traded a fifth-round selection (166th overall) to Cincinnati in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round selections (174th and 226th overall).[8]
  4. ^ Chicago traded a fifth-round selection (150th overall) to Houston in exchange for fifth- and sixth-round (from San Francisco via N.Y. Jets) selections (166th and 207th overall).[9]
  5. ^ Chicago traded a fifth-round selection (166th overall) to Cincinnati in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round (from N.Y. Giants) selections (174th and 226th overall).[8]
  6. ^ a b The L.A. Chargers traded two seventh-round selections (254th and 255th overall) to Chicago in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round selection.[10]
2022 Chicago Bears undrafted free agents
Name Position College Ref.
Christian Albright LB Ball State [11]
Jaylan Alexander Purdue [12]
Jon Alexander S Charlotte [11]
Chase Allen TE Iowa State [12]
C. J. Avery LB Louisville
Amari Carter S Miami (FL)
Jean Delance OT Florida
Micah Dew-Treadway DT Minnesota
Allie Green IV CB Missouri
Cyrus Holder WR Duquesne
Jaylon Jones CB Ole Miss
Landon Lenoir WR Southern Illinois
Henry Litwin Slippery Rock
Antonio Ortiz LS TCU [11]
Jack Sanborn LB Wisconsin [12]
Savon Scarver WR Utah State
Kevin Shaa Liberty
Carson Taylor DE Northern Arizona [11]
Master Teague RB Ohio State [12]
A. J. Thomas S Western Michigan
Jake Tonges TE California
De'Montre Tuggle RB Ohio [11]

Staff

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Front office
  • Secretary of the board of directors – Virginia Halas McCaskey
  • Chairman – George McCaskey
  • President/CEO – Ted Phillips
  • General manager – Ryan Poles
  • Assistant general manager – Ian Cunningham
  • Senior vice president/general counsel – Cliff Stein
  • Co-director of player personnel – Jeff King
  • Co-director of player personnel – Trey Koziol
  • Assistant director of pro scouting – Chris White
  • Assistant director of college scouting – Breck Ackley
  • Director of football administration – Matt Feinstein
  • Director of football research – Harrison Fried
  • Director of football analytics – Krithi Chandrakasan
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
  • Offensive coordinator – Luke Getsy
  • Quarterbacks – Andrew Janocko
  • Running backs – David Walker
  • Passing game coordinator/wide receivers – Tyke Tolbert
  • Tight ends – Jim Dray
  • Assistant tight ends – Tim Zetts
  • Offensive line – Chris Morgan
  • Assistant offensive line – Austin King
  • Offensive quality control – Omar Young
 
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive coordinator – Alan Williams
  • Defensive line – Travis Smith
  • Assistant defensive line – Justin Hinds
  • Linebackers – Dave Borgonzi
  • Defensive backs – James Rowe
  • Safeties – Andre Curtis
  • Assistant defensive backs – David Overstreet II
  • Defensive quality control – Ronell Williams
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
  • Director of high performance – Brent Salazar
  • Strength and conditioning – Jim Arthur
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Noble Landry
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Jim Mangiero

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Current roster

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Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad


Rookies in italics

Roster updated September 17, 2022

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53 active, 4 inactive, 16 practice squad

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Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 13 Kansas City Chiefs W 19–14 1–0 Soldier Field Recap
2 August 18 at Seattle Seahawks W 27–11 2–0 Lumen Field Recap
3 August 27 at Cleveland Browns W 21–20 3–0 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

The Bears' 2022 schedule was announced on May 12.

Week Date Time (CT) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 11 12:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers W 19–10 1–0 Soldier Field Fox Recap
2 September 18 7:20 p.m. at Green Bay Packers L 10–27 1–1 Lambeau Field NBC Recap
3 September 25 12:00 p.m. Houston Texans Soldier Field CBS
4 October 2 12:00 p.m. at New York Giants MetLife Stadium Fox
5 October 9 12:00 p.m. at Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Fox
6 October 13 7:15 p.m. Washington Commanders Soldier Field Prime Video
7 October 24 7:15 p.m. at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium ESPN
8 October 30 12:00 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Fox
9 November 6 12:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins Soldier Field CBS
10 November 13 12:00 p.m. Detroit Lions Soldier Field Fox
11 November 20 12:00 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium Fox
12 November 27 12:00 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium Fox
13 December 4 12:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers Soldier Field Fox
14 Bye
15 December 18 12:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles Soldier Field Fox
16 December 24 12:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Soldier Field CBS
17 January 1 12:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions Ford Field Fox
18 January 7/8 TBD Minnesota Vikings Soldier Field TBD
Notes:
* Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
* Networks and times from Weeks 5–15 and Week 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling;
games not played on a Sunday (Weeks 6 and 7) are exempt.
* The date, time and network for Week 18 will be determined at the end of Week 17.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 1: San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 0 7 3010
Bears 0 0 71219

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: September 11
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy, rain, 69 °F (21 °C)
  • Game attendance: 62,159
  • Referee: Clay Martin
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • SF – Robbie Gould 25-yard field goal, 8:22. 49ers 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards, 6:38.
  • CHI – Dante Pettis 51-yard pass from Justin Fields (Cairo Santos kick), 5:32. 49ers 10–7. Drive: 5 plays, 72 yards, 2:50.

Fourth quarter

  • CHI – Equanimeous St. Brown 18-yard pass from Justin Fields (kick failed, wide right), 12:45. Bears 13–10. Drive: 10 plays, 84 yards, 3:52.
  • CHI – Khalil Herbert 3-yard run (kick failed, wide left), 7:21. Bears 19–10. Drive: 5 plays, 21 yards, 2:21.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 2: at Green Bay Packers

Week 2: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 7 0 3010
Packers 3 21 0327

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Week 3: vs. Houston Texans

Week 3: Houston Texans at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 0 0 000
Bears 0 0 000

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Standings

Division

NFC North
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W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–1 30 31 L1
Green Bay Packers 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 34 33 W1
Detroit Lions 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 71 65 W1
Chicago Bears 1 1 0 .500 0–1 1–1 29 37 L1

Conference

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# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Philadelphia Eagles East 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 2–0 .500 .500 W2
2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 .500 .500 W2
3 Minnesota Vikings North 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–1 .750 .500 L1
4 San Francisco 49ers West 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–1 .500 .500 W1
Wild cards
5 New York Giants East 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 1–0 .000 .000 W2
6 Los Angeles Rams West 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–0 .500 .000 W1
7 Green Bay Packers North 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 .500 .500 W1
In the hunt
8 Detroit Lions North 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .750 .500 W1
9 Chicago Bears North 1 1 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .500 .500 L1
10 New Orleans Saints South 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 .500 .000 L1
11 Washington Commanders East 1 1 0 .500 0–0 0–1 .500 .500 L1
12 Seattle Seahawks West 1 1 0 .500 0–1 0–1 .500 .500 L1
13 Dallas Cowboys East 1 1 0 .500 0–0 0–1 .500 .000 W1
14 Arizona Cardinals West 1 1 0 .500 0–0 0–0 .500 .000 W1
15 Carolina Panthers South 0 2 0 .000 0–0 0–1 .800 .000 L2
16 Atlanta Falcons South 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–2 .500 .000 L2
Tiebreakers[a]
  1. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye and home-field advantage

References

  1. ^ a b "Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace". NFL. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 27, 2022). "Bears hire Matt Eberflus as head coach". Chicago Bears. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  3. ^ Mayer, Larry (2022-02-01). "Chalk Talk: Will Bears switch to 4-3 defense?". chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  4. ^ "Bears hire Ryan Poles as general manager". Chicago Bears. January 25, 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Chargers Acquire Six-Time Pro Bowl Outside Linebacker Khalil Mack". March 16, 2022. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  6. ^ Mayer, Larry (July 26, 2021). "Roster Move: Bears trade Miller to Texans". Chicago Bears. Retrieved August 23, 2021.
  7. ^ Wojton, Nick (April 30, 2022). "2022 NFL draft: Bills trade up in Round 5, select WR Khalil Shakir". USA Today.
  8. ^ a b Wiltfong Jr., Lester A. (April 30, 2022). "Bears trade pick 166 to the Bengals for picks 174 and 226". Windy City Gridiron. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
  9. ^ "Texans trade up, pick Stanford DL Thomas Booker in fifth round". Houston Chronicle. April 30, 2022.
  10. ^ Peterson, Michael (April 30, 2022). "Chargers trade #254, #255 to Bears for 2023 6th-round pick". Bolts From The Blue. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
  11. ^ a b c d e "Roster Moves: Bears sign six undrafted rookies". chicagobears.com. May 9, 2022.
  12. ^ a b c d "Roster Moves: Bears sign undrafted free agents". chicagobears.com. May 6, 2022.

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  • Formerly the Decatur Staleys (1919-1920) and the Chicago Staleys (1921)
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