The Chicago Bears‘ history dates back to 1920, when they were still known as the Decatur Staleys.
At that time, they were still playing in the American Professional Football Association, the predecessor of the National Football League.
They changed their name to the Bears in 1922, one year after they transferred to Chicago.
From there, the Bears won seven NFL championships and Super Bowl XX thanks to their ingenious “46” defense.
The Bears also made it to Super Bowl XLI but lost to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.
During the Super Bowl era, the Bears made the playoffs 16 times, with the last one in 2020.
That string of accomplishments makes them the leaders in one NFL category.
However, their competitors are already gaining ground.
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NFL on CBS shared that the Bears have the most wins in NFL history with 783.
At second are the Green Bay Packers with 782, and the New York Giants are third at 706.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (652) and Washington Commanders (617) complete the top five.
Also in the top ten are the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and Detroit Lions.
On the other end of the spectrum are the Carolina Panthers (205), Jacksonville Jaguars (180), and Houston Texans (139).
Bears’ Days At The Top Are Numbered
The Packers could overtake them after this season because they still have reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Likewise, the Bears lead the count because they are one of the league’s founding members.
However, it does not translate to ultimate success because they only have one Super Bowl title.
Meanwhile, the New England Patriots (ranked 14th with 529 wins) have six Super Bowl victories.
The Baltimore Ravens only have 233 franchise victories but have two Vince Lombardi Trophies.
Therefore, it is a meaningless stat unless the Bears can turn things around and enter the postseason.