WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1986 New York Giants against the 1986 Chicago Bears 1,000 times. The 1986 New York Giants win 52% of the time by an average score of 18-14. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1986 Chicago Bears  at  1986 New York Giants
Final - 12/19/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT1 Total
1986 Chicago Bears 3 3 0 8 0 14
1986 New York Giants 0 0 7 7 3 17
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
CHI11:00FGKevin Butler 38 yds. 3-0
2nd Quarter
CHI13:32FGKevin Butler 26 yds. 6-0
3rd Quarter
NEW6:53TDMaurice Carthon 26 yd. pass from Simms (Allegre kick)6-7
4th Quarter
CHI0:26TDJim McMahon 12 yd. run (Payton 2-PT conversion)14-7
NEW0:00TDPhil McConkey 54 yd. pass from Simms (Allegre kick)14-14
OT 1
NEW11:12FGRaul Allegre 39 yds. 14-17
 
Team Statistics
 1986 Chicago Bears1986 New York Giants
First Downs 18 13
- Rushing 8 2
- Passing 10 10
- Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Eff 4/15 3/13
4th Down Eff 1/1 0/0
Rushes-Yards 39-126 28-109
Avg Rush 3.2 3.9
Comp-Att-Int 13-26-0 14-25-0
Passing Yards 142 180
Sacks-Yards 2-15 3-18
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Punts-Avg 6-40.8 7-41.6
KR-Avg 2-26.0 5-15.6
PR-Avg 7-5.7 5-9.2
Penalties-Yard 3-24 4-24
Time of Possession 34:34 29:14

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1986 Chicago Bears Individual Stats   1986 New York Giants Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'86 Walter Payton 21 86 0 15 0
'86 Matt Suhey 7 22 0 8 0
'86 Calvin Thomas 6 13 0 10 0
'86 Jim McMahon 4 8 0 12 1
'86 Willie Gault 1 -3 0 -3 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'86 Joe Morris 21 92 1 53 0
'86 Maurice Carthon 5 19 0 7 0
'86 Bobby Lee Johnson 1 1 0 1 0
'86 Phil Simms 1 -3 0 -3 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'86 Keith Ortego 2 38 1 0 24 0
'86 Willie Gault 3 33 0 0 17 0
'86 Matt Suhey 2 32 0 0 18 0
'86 Walter Payton 3 29 0 0 18 0
'86 Emery Moorehead 2 21 0 0 13 0
'86 Tim Wrightman 1 4 0 0 4 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'86 Mark Bavaro 4 57 1 0 21 0
'86 Phil McConkey 1 54 1 1 54 1
'86 Stacy Robinson 4 38 0 0 14 0
'86 Maurice Carthon 1 26 1 0 26 1
'86 Joe Morris 3 24 0 0 10 0
'86 Lionel Manuel 1 -1 0 0 -1 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'86 Jim McMahon 13 26 157 0 0
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'86 Phil Simms 14 25 198 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'86 Kevin Butler 38,26 44,45
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'86 Raul Allegre 39 46

Player of the Game:
'86 Phil Simms (1986 New York Giants)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1986 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW 5 and return it to the NEW 28.
PENALTY on NEW: Holding, 4 yards enforced on the NEW 9.
1986 New York (NEW) at 14:52
14:521/10own 50 - 0221 Simms's pass is just out of reach of Bavaro. Incomplete pass.
14:472/10own 50 - 0131 Morris carries, but is tackled for a loss of 3 yards.
14:083/13own 20 - 0140 Morris pounds ahead for 1 yard.
13:284/12own 30 - 0P1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1986 Chicago (CHI) return it to the NEW 38.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 13:17
13:171/10380 - 0131 Payton picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
12:352/9370 - 0131 Payton gets 15 yards on a pitch right.
11:531/10220 - 0212 Suhey pounds ahead for 1 yard.
11:182/9210 - 0230 McMahon overthrows Payton and the pass is incomplete.
11:123/9210 - 0230 McMahon's long pass is just out of reach of Payton in the endzone. Incomplete pass.
11:044/9210 - 0FG1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 38 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 17 yds, 2:13
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 11:00
11:00Kickoffown 303 - 0K1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1986 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW 10 and return it to the NEW 32.
1986 New York (NEW) at 10:52
10:521/10own 323 - 0221 Morris pounds ahead for 2 yards.
10:142/8own 343 - 0131 Carthon rushes for 3 yards off tackle right.
9:333/5own 373 - 0131 Carthon gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
8:524/2own 403 - 0P1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1986 Chicago (CHI) return it to the CHI 18.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 8:41
8:411/10own 183 - 0131 Payton pounds ahead for 15 yards.
7:591/10own 333 - 0221 Payton pounds ahead for 1 yard.
7:242/9own 343 - 0131 Suhey picks up 8 yards on a draw play.
6:403/1own 423 - 0221 Suhey gains 5 yards on a sweep left.
6:011/10own 473 - 0221 Payton gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
5:212/8own 493 - 0131 Thomas carries, but is tackled for no gain.
4:383/8own 493 - 0131 McMahon's pass is to Gault who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
3:531/10423 - 0221 Payton picks up 3 yards off tackle left.
3:102/7393 - 0212 Suhey is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
2:313/8403 - 0131 McMahon overthrows Barnes and the pass is incomplete.
2:254/8403 - 0P1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
The ball goes into the end zone for a touchback.
1986 New York (NEW) at 2:16
2:161/10own 203 - 0221 Morris picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
1:322/9own 213 - 0221 Morris carries, but is tackled for no gain.
0:513/9own 213 - 0140 Simms's pass is just out of reach of Johnson. Incomplete pass.
0:454/9own 213 - 0P1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
Blocked Punt! 1986 Chicago (CHI) recover at the NEW 10.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 0:38
0:381/Goal103 - 0212 Payton picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
0:002/Goal93 - 0131Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1986 Chicago: 3 1986 New York: 0

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:002/Goal93 - 0230 Payton gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
14:183/Goal83 - 0140 McMahon scrambles for a loss of 1 yard.
13:364/Goal93 - 0FG1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 26 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 1 yds, 2:05
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 13:32
13:32Kickoffown 306 - 0K1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1986 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW 0 and return it to the NEW 22.
1986 New York (NEW) at 13:25
13:251/10own 226 - 0131 Carthon picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
12:442/5own 276 - 0221 Morris gets 18 yards on a pitch right.
11:591/10own 456 - 0221 Simms's pass is to Robinson who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 9 yd gain.
11:162/1466 - 0212 Morris is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
10:383/2476 - 0221 Simms zips the short pass to Robinson. Robinson gets leveled, but holds on to the ball for a 1 yd gain.
9:594/1466 - 0P1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1986 Chicago (CHI) return it to the CHI 12.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 9:47
9:471/10own 126 - 0221 Gault gets the ball and is stopped for a loss of 3 yards.
9:112/13own 96 - 0230 McMahon hits Gault who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 7 yd gain.
8:303/6own 166 - 0230 Payton picks up 4 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
7:484/2own 206 - 0P1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1986 New York (NEW) return it to the NEW 45.
1986 New York (NEW) at 7:36
7:361/10own 456 - 0221 Simms overthrows Johnson and the pass is incomplete.
7:302/10own 456 - 0221 Simms's pass is to Bavaro who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 21 yd gain.
6:461/10346 - 0221 Morris gains 3 yards on a sweep left.
6:062/7316 - 0221Simms is sacked by Richard Dent for 8 yards.
5:273/15396 - 0041 Simms tosses the ball out to Manuel. Tackled for a loss of 1 yds.
4:464/16406 - 0P1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1986 Chicago (CHI) return it to the CHI 11.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 4:35
4:351/10own 116 - 0212 Payton picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
3:532/9own 126 - 0131 McMahon scrambles for 1 yard.
3:113/8own 136 - 0131 McMahon's pass is just out of reach of Ortego. Incomplete pass.
3:044/8own 136 - 0P1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1986 New York (NEW) return it to the CHI 46.
1986 New York (NEW) at 2:52
2:521/10466 - 0221 Simms's pass is just out of reach of Bavaro. Incomplete pass.
2:472/10466 - 0131 Simms's pass is just out of the reach of McConkey.
2:423/10466 - 0131 Simms's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
2:354/10466 - 0P1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1986 Chicago (CHI) return it to the CHI 16.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 2:25
2:251/10own 166 - 0221 Payton gains 1 yard up the middle.
2:002/9own 176 - 0212*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/9own 176 - 0212 McMahon scrambles to the sideline for a loss of 4 yards, and runs out of bounds.
1:543/13own 136 - 0131 McMahon's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
1:484/13own 136 - 0P1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1986 New York (NEW) return it to the CHI 45.
1986 New York (NEW) at 1:37
1:371/10456 - 0221Simms is sacked by Richard Dent for 4 yards.
1:322/14496 - 0221*** 1986 New York (NEW) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:322/14496 - 0212 Morris rushes for 4 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
1:283/10456 - 0041 PENALTY on NEW: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the CHI 45 - NO PLAY.
1:283/15506 - 0041 Simms overthrows McConkey and the pass is incomplete.
1:224/15506 - 0P1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1986 Chicago (CHI) return it to the CHI 18.
PENALTY on CHI: Holding, 4 yards enforced on the CHI 9.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 1:10
1:101/10own 56 - 0131 McMahon overthrows Moorehead and the pass is incomplete.
1:042/10own 56 - 0131 Thomas rushes for 10 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
0:591/10own 156 - 0221 McMahon zips the short pass to Payton who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 18 yd gain.
0:511/10own 336 - 0221*** 1986 Chicago (CHI) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:511/10own 336 - 0221 McMahon's pass is just out of reach of Payton. Incomplete pass.
0:452/10own 336 - 0212 McMahon's short pass is to Payton who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 3 yd gain.
0:403/7own 366 - 0230 McMahon's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
0:334/7own 366 - 0P1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1986 New York (NEW) return it to the NEW 26.
1986 New York (NEW) at 0:25
0:251/10own 266 - 0221 Morris pounds ahead for 1 yard.
0:212/9own 276 - 0221*** 1986 New York (NEW) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:212/9own 276 - 0212 Simms's pass is to Morris who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 10 yd gain.
0:161/10own 376 - 0212*** 1986 New York (NEW) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:161/10own 376 - 0140Simms is sacked by Wilber Marshall for 6 yards.
0:002/16own 316 - 0140Time Expires
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1986 Chicago: 6 1986 New York: 0

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1986 New York (NEW) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 306 - 0K1986 New York (NEW) prepares to kickoff.
1986 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 1 and return it to the CHI 28.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 14:51
14:511/10own 286 - 0212 Payton carries, but is tackled for no gain.
14:172/10own 286 - 0212 McMahon overthrows Payton and the pass is incomplete.
14:113/10own 286 - 0230 McMahon hits Suhey who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
13:251/10own 426 - 0131 Payton gains 11 yards on a sweep left before running out of bounds.
12:441/10476 - 0131 McMahon's pass is to Ortego who makes the catch and falls forward for a 14 yd gain.
12:031/10336 - 0131 Payton pounds ahead for 5 yards.
11:212/5286 - 0230 McMahon screen pass falls incomplete.
11:183/5286 - 0131 Suhey picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
10:394/4276 - 0FG1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 44 yd. field goal attempt is wide right.
1986 New York (NEW) at 10:35
10:351/10own 346 - 0221 Morris picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
9:552/9own 356 - 0131 Simms tosses the ball just out of reach of Morris. Incomplete pass.
9:513/9own 356 - 0131 Simms hits Bavaro who makes the catch and falls forward for a 12 yd gain.
9:081/10own 476 - 0221 Morris rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
8:302/5486 - 0131 Simms completes the pass to Morris who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
PENALTY on CHI: Defensive Pass Interference, declined.
7:481/10406 - 0131 Simms hits Bavaro who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
7:021/10266 - 0221 Simms flips the ball to Carthon. Catch is good and Carthon gets big yardage before running into the endzone.
1986 New York scores a touchdown!
6:53PAT 6 - 6FG1986 New York (NEW) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 66 yds, 3:42
1986 New York (NEW) at 6:53
6:53Kickoffown 306 - 7K1986 New York (NEW) prepares to kickoff.
1986 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 3 and return it to the CHI 28.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 6:45
6:451/10own 286 - 7131 Payton picks up 3 yards off tackle left.
6:042/7own 316 - 7230 McMahon overthrows Suhey and the pass is incomplete.
5:593/7own 316 - 7131 PENALTY on NEW: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the CHI 31 - NO PLAY.
5:593/2own 366 - 7221 Payton pounds ahead for 6 yards.
5:211/10own 426 - 7221 Thomas carries, but is tackled for no gain.
4:412/10own 426 - 7131 McMahon screen pass is to Suhey who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 18 yd gain.
3:571/10406 - 7221 PENALTY on CHI: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the NEW 40 - NO PLAY.
3:571/15456 - 7131McMahon is sacked by Andy Headen for 7 yards.
3:132/22own 486 - 7212 Payton picks his way for 3 yards.
2:323/19496 - 7230 McMahon overthrows Gault and the pass is incomplete.
2:264/19496 - 7P1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1986 New York (NEW) return it to the NEW 28.
1986 New York (NEW) at 2:13
2:131/10own 286 - 7221 Morris pounds ahead for 1 yard.
1:392/9own 296 - 7212 Morris rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
0:593/8own 306 - 7140 Simms overthrows Manuel and the pass is incomplete.
0:524/8own 306 - 7P1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1986 Chicago (CHI) return it to the CHI 34.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 0:42
0:421/10own 346 - 7212 Payton gains 4 yards up the middle.
0:002/6own 386 - 7230Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1986 Chicago: 6 1986 New York: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:002/6own 386 - 7140 McMahon completes the pass to Gault who makes the catch and falls forward for a 17 yd gain.
14:141/10456 - 7131 Suhey rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
13:402/8436 - 7212 McMahon's pass is to Payton who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
12:571/10356 - 7131 Payton picks up 1 yard off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
12:222/9346 - 7131 Suhey picks up 6 yards on a draw play.
11:453/3286 - 7230 Thomas carries, but is tackled for no gain.
11:084/3286 - 7FG1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 45 yd. field goal attempt is wide left.
1986 New York (NEW) at 11:04
11:041/10own 356 - 7221 Morris picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
10:232/9own 366 - 7131 Morris gets back to the line of scrimmage.
9:413/9own 366 - 7131 Simms's pass is to Bavaro who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 10 yd gain.
9:021/10own 466 - 7131 Johnson picks up 1 yard on the end around.
8:252/9own 476 - 7131 Simms's short pass is to Morris who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 6 yd gain.
7:383/3476 - 7230 Simms hits Robinson who makes the catch and attempts to stretch forward, but loses the ball.
1986 New York (NEW) recovers the ball on the CHI 30.
6:551/10306 - 7221 Morris gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
6:142/7276 - 7212 Morris pounds ahead for 1 yard.
5:313/6266 - 7221 Simms scrambles to the sideline for a loss of 3 yards, and runs out of bounds.
4:474/9296 - 7FG1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a FG attempt.
Allegre's 46 yd. field goal attempt is no good.
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 4:43
4:431/10own 366 - 7212 Payton rushes for 5 yards off tackle right before the ball comes free.
1986 Chicago (CHI) recovers the ball on the CHI 41.
4:012/5own 416 - 7230 Payton pounds ahead for 3 yards.
3:193/2own 446 - 7122 Thomas gets back to the line of scrimmage.
2:444/2own 446 - 7212 Thomas pounds ahead for 3 yards.
2:021/10own 476 - 7131 McMahon's pass is to Moorehead who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 8 yd gain.
1:562/2456 - 7131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
1:562/2456 - 7122 McMahon soft pass is to Wrightman who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 4 yd gain.
1:491/10416 - 7122*** 1986 Chicago (CHI) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:491/10416 - 7131McMahon is sacked by Carl Banks for 8 yards.
1:272/18496 - 7131 McMahon's long pass is to Ortego who makes the catch and falls forward for a 24 yd gain.
1:021/10256 - 7212 McMahon completes the pass to Moorehead who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
0:391/10126 - 7221 McMahon overthrows Gault and the pass is incomplete.
0:332/10126 - 7230 McMahon scrambles for 12 yards.
1986 Chicago scores a touchdown!
0:26PAT 12 - 72211986 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a 2-pt conversion.
Payton carries the ball into the endzone.
The 2-point conversion is good.
Drive Summary: 11 plays, 64 yds, 4:17
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 0:26
0:26Kickoffown 3014 - 7K1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1986 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW 5 and return it to the NEW 17.
1986 New York (NEW) at 0:23
0:231/10own 1714 - 7041 Simms's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
0:182/10own 1714 - 7041 Simms completes the pass to Robinson who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 14 yd gain.
0:131/10own 3114 - 7041 Simms overthrows Manuel and the pass is incomplete.
PENALTY on CHI: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards enforced on the NEW 31. Automatic First Down.
0:081/10own 4614 - 7041 Simms's long pass is to McConkey who makes a nice catch on the run, and outruns the defense to get into the endzone.
1986 New York scores a touchdown!
0:00PAT 14 - 13FG1986 New York (NEW) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 68 yds, 0:25
End of 4th Quarter ... 1986 Chicago: 14 1986 New York: 14
Game Time Weather Report for Rutherford, NJ (Giants Stadium):
70 degrees, clear skies, little to no wind
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
FOvertime 1 Play by Play
1986 Chicago (CHI) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 3014 - 14K1986 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1986 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW 5 and return it to the NEW 27.
1986 New York (NEW) at 14:52
14:521/10own 2714 - 14221 Morris picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
PENALTY on NEW: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the NEW 27 - NO PLAY.
14:481/20own 1714 - 14221 Morris rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
14:072/21own 1614 - 14131 Morris pounds ahead for 53 yards.
13:181/103114 - 14131 Carthon picks up 7 yards off tackle left.
12:412/32414 - 14221 Morris pounds ahead for 1 yard.
11:583/22314 - 14122 Carthon pounds ahead for 1 yard.
11:164/12214 - 14FG1986 New York (NEW) prepares for a FG attempt.
Allegre's 39 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 61 yds, 3:32
End of Overtime 1 ... 1986 Chicago: 14 1986 New York: 17

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