The 1985 Chicago Bears are one of the greatest NFL teams of all-time. Their 15-1 regular season was capped by a dominate 46-10 Super Bowl XX victory over the New England Patriots. That team was coached by Mike Ditka and featured one of the greatest defenses of all-time engineered by coordinator Buddy Ryan.
"Da Bears" of that era featured some of the game's most colorful characters like defensive tackle William "The Refrigerator" Perry, quarterback Jim McMahon, safety Gary Fencik, and defensive tackle Dan Hampton. The team's historic season was punctuated by a music video called "The Super Bowl Shuffle." The Bears would return to the Super Bowl in 2006 only to fall to the Indianapolis Colts, 29-17.
Chicago Bears football tickets have been sold since 1919. That makes the Bears, along with the Arizona Cardinals, the only two franchises from the NFL's inaugural season. Before the Super Bowl era the "Monsters of the Midway" won eight NFL Championships.
The Bears have also sent more players to the Pro Football Hall of Fame (26), won more regular season games, and more overall games than any other NFL franchise.
For more than 60 years, George Halas was a part of the Bears as an owner and coach. He's widely regarded as the "Father of the National Football League." Other great Bears include Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus, Richard Dent, and Brian Urlacher.
All but Urlacher are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Chicago Bears schedule features annual home and away games against their NFC North rivals the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. One of the hardest Chicago Bears tickets to obtain is their annual home game against the Packers. The Bears and Packers are the oldest and one of the best rivalries in professional football.
The Bears play their home games at historic Soldier Field. Although completely rebuilt in 2003, a stadium has existed at that site since 1924.