WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1985 Chicago Bears against the 1982 Washington Redskins 1,000 times. The 1985 Chicago Bears win 83% of the time by an average score of 33-9. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1982 Washington Redskins  at  1985 Chicago Bears
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1982 Washington Redskins 3 6 0 0 9
1985 Chicago Bears 0 6 7 21 34
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
WAS3:55FGMark Moseley 32 yds. 3-0
2nd Quarter
WAS12:31FGMark Moseley 41 yds. 6-0
CHI10:41FGKevin Butler 27 yds. 6-3
CHI2:11FGKevin Butler 24 yds. 6-6
WAS0:31FGMark Moseley 41 yds. 9-6
3rd Quarter
CHI7:45TDMatt Suhey 1 yd. run (Butler kick)9-13
4th Quarter
CHI11:27TDEmery Moorehead 14 yd. pass from McMahon (Butler kick)9-20
CHI6:01TDWillie Gault 4 yd. pass from McMahon (Butler kick)9-27
CHI3:23TDTim Wrightman 33 yd. pass from McMahon (Butler kick)9-34
 
Team Statistics
 1982 Washington Redskins1985 Chicago Bears
First Downs 16 21
- Rushing 8 7
- Passing 8 14
- Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Eff 5/14 8/13
4th Down Eff 0/2 0/0
Rushes-Yards 35-126 36-147
Avg Rush 3.6 4.1
Comp-Att-Int 12-22-0 16-23-1
Passing Yards 119 233
Sacks-Yards 2-16 1-7
Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-0
Punts-Avg 3-38.0 2-42.5
KR-Avg 7-26.3 4-36.8
PR-Avg 2-13.5 2-8.0
Penalties-Yard 2-10 2-10
Time of Possession 27:26 32:34

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1982 Washington Redskins Individual Stats   1985 Chicago Bears Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'82 John Riggins 22 91 0 16 0
'82 Joe Washington 7 18 0 11 0
'82 Joe Theismann 5 13 0 6 0
'82 Art Monk 1 4 0 4 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'85 Walter Payton 20 122 2 51 0
'85 Matt Suhey 9 19 0 17 1
'85 Dennis Gentry 2 3 0 3 0
'85 Jim McMahon 4 2 0 5 0
'85 Willie Gault 1 1 0 1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'82 Charlie Brown 3 52 1 0 26 0
'82 Art Monk 4 48 0 0 15 0
'82 Joe Washington 2 23 0 0 15 0
'82 Don Warren 2 7 0 0 7 0
'82 John Riggins 1 5 0 0 5 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'85 Tim Wrightman 2 81 2 1 48 1
'85 Emery Moorehead 4 46 0 0 15 1
'85 Dennis McKinnon 3 41 0 0 16 0
'85 Ken Margerum 2 21 0 0 11 0
'85 Willie Gault 3 20 0 0 9 1
'85 Matt Suhey 1 16 0 0 16 0
'85 Walter Payton 1 15 0 0 15 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'82 Joe Theismann 12 22 135 0 0
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'85 Jim McMahon 16 23 240 3 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'82 Mark Moseley 32,41,41 -
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'85 Kevin Butler 27,24 -

Player of the Game:
'85 Jim McMahon (1985 Chicago Bears)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1982 Washington (WAS) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1982 Washington (WAS) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 7 and return it to the CHI 27.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 14:52
14:521/10own 270 - 0131 Payton gains 9 yards up the middle.
14:152/1own 360 - 0131 Payton rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
13:341/10own 370 - 0221 Payton picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
12:512/9own 380 - 0131 Suhey gains 17 yards on a sweep left.
12:051/10450 - 0221 Payton gets back to the line of scrimmage.
11:282/10450 - 0221 Suhey rushes for a loss of 5 yards.
10:453/15500 - 0041 McMahon's long pass is just out of reach of Maness. Incomplete pass.
10:384/15500 - 0P1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1982 Washington (WAS) return it to the WAS 23.
1982 Washington (WAS) at 10:25
10:251/10own 230 - 0221 Theismann hits Monk who makes the catch and falls forward for a 11 yd gain.
9:451/10own 340 - 0221 Theismann overthrows Brown and the pass is incomplete.
9:412/10own 340 - 0131 Theismann completes the pass to Brown who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 13 yd gain.
8:531/10own 470 - 0221 Riggins gains 2 yards up the middle.
8:162/8own 490 - 0131 Riggins rushes for a loss of 4 yards.
7:373/12own 450 - 0041 Theismann's long pass is to Brown. Catch is good and Brown gets some yardage for a 26 yd gain.
6:481/10290 - 0221 Riggins gains 16 yards up the middle.
6:031/10130 - 0131 Riggins is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
5:202/11140 - 0131 Washington is caught behind the line for a loss of 2 yards.
4:383/13160 - 0140 Theismann scrambles for 1 yard.
3:594/12150 - 0FG1982 Washington (WAS) prepares for a FG attempt.
Moseley's 32 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 10 plays, 62 yds, 6:26
1982 Washington (WAS) at 3:55
3:55Kickoffown 303 - 0K1982 Washington (WAS) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 7 and return it to the CHI 29.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 3:47
3:471/10own 293 - 0221 Payton pounds ahead for 5 yards.
3:082/5own 343 - 0140 McMahon hits Suhey who makes the catch and falls forward for a 16 yd gain.
2:271/10503 - 0131McMahon's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Vernon Dean returns the interception to the WAS 45.
1982 Washington (WAS) at 2:21
2:211/10own 453 - 0131 Riggins is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
1:472/11own 443 - 0212 Theismann tosses the ball just out of reach of Washington. Incomplete pass.
1:443/11own 443 - 0041 Theismann's pass is to Monk who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
1:001/10413 - 0221 Riggins gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
0:242/8393 - 0212 Riggins gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
0:003/6373 - 0230Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1982 Washington: 3 1985 Chicago: 0

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:003/6373 - 0230 Theismann scrambles for 6 yards.
14:181/10313 - 0221 Riggins gains 15 yards up the middle.
13:331/10163 - 0221 Theismann's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
13:262/10163 - 0221 Theismann hits Washington but in and out of his hands.
13:193/10163 - 0140Theismann is sacked by Mike Singletary for 8 yards.
12:354/18243 - 0FG1982 Washington (WAS) prepares for a FG attempt.
Moseley's 41 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 10 plays, 31 yds, 4:58
1982 Washington (WAS) at 12:31
12:31Kickoffown 306 - 0K1982 Washington (WAS) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 4 and return it to the WAS 15.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 12:11
12:111/10156 - 0221 Suhey carries, but is tackled for no gain.
11:332/10156 - 0221 McMahon zips the short pass to Moorehead who makes the catch and falls forward for a 5 yd gain.
10:503/5106 - 0221 McMahon's pass is just out of reach of McKinnon. Incomplete pass.
10:454/5106 - 0FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 27 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 5 yds, 1:26
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 10:41
10:41Kickoffown 306 - 3K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1982 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 16 and return it to the WAS 44.
1982 Washington (WAS) at 10:32
10:321/10own 446 - 3221 Riggins gets 2 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
9:482/8own 466 - 3221 Riggins is stopped at the line.
9:063/8own 466 - 3041 Theismann's pass is to Warren. Tackled immediately for a 7 yd gain.
8:254/1476 - 3212 Riggins carries, but is tackled for no gain.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 8:22
8:221/10own 476 - 3221 Payton picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
7:442/5486 - 3131 McMahon's short pass is to Moorehead who makes a nice catch, sheds a tackle before getting leveled. 15 yd gain.
7:031/10336 - 3221 Payton picks up 2 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
6:232/8316 - 3212 Suhey picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
5:453/5286 - 3221 McMahon hits Gault who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
5:041/10196 - 3131 Gentry carries, but is tackled for no gain.
4:292/10196 - 3212 PENALTY on WAS: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the WAS 19 - NO PLAY.
4:292/5146 - 3140 Payton gains 3 yards up the middle.
3:503/2116 - 3212 Gentry gains 3 yards up the middle.
3:121/Goal86 - 3221 Payton pounds ahead for 1 yard.
2:292/Goal76 - 3131 McMahon overthrows McKinnon and the pass is incomplete.
2:223/Goal76 - 3041 McMahon's pass into the endzone is just out of reach of McKinnon. Incomplete pass.
2:154/Goal76 - 3FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 24 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 11 plays, 41 yds, 6:07
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 2:11
2:11Kickoffown 306 - 6K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1982 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 15 and return it to the WAS 44.
1982 Washington (WAS) at 2:01
2:011/10own 446 - 6221 Monk runs a reverse for 4 yards.
1:572/6own 486 - 6221*** 2 Minute Warning ***
1:572/6own 486 - 6221 Riggins gains 11 yards on a sweep left.
1:511/10416 - 6221*** 1982 Washington (WAS) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:511/10416 - 6131 Theismann overthrows Seay and the pass is incomplete.
1:412/10416 - 6221 Theismann scrambles for 4 yards.
1:233/6376 - 6131 Theismann completes the pass to Monk who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
1:031/10286 - 6131 Washington picks his way for 3 yards.
0:442/7256 - 6131 Theismann overthrows Brown and the pass is incomplete.
0:393/7256 - 6140 PENALTY on WAS: Illegal Motion, 5 yards enforced on the CHI 25 - NO PLAY.
0:393/12306 - 6140 PENALTY on CHI: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the CHI 30 - NO PLAY.
0:393/7256 - 6131 Washington picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
0:354/6246 - 6FG1982 Washington (WAS) prepares for a FG attempt.
Moseley's 41 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 32 yds, 1:26
1982 Washington (WAS) at 0:31
0:31Kickoffown 309 - 6K1982 Washington (WAS) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 12 and return it to the CHI 36.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 0:26
0:261/10own 369 - 6221 Payton rushes for 11 yards off tackle right.
0:201/10own 479 - 6221*** 1985 Chicago (CHI) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:201/10own 479 - 6221 Payton pounds ahead for 1 yard.
0:162/9own 489 - 6221*** 1985 Chicago (CHI) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:162/9own 489 - 6212 Payton picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
0:123/8own 499 - 6140 McMahon's short pass is to Gault who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 7 yd gain before getting out of bounds.
0:074/1449 - 6P1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1982 Washington (WAS) return it to the WAS 13.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1982 Washington: 9 1985 Chicago: 6

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 309 - 6K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1982 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 7 and return it to the WAS 30.
1982 Washington (WAS) at 14:52
14:521/10own 309 - 6131 Riggins gains 1 yard up the middle before losing the ball.
1982 Washington (WAS) recovers the ball on the WAS 29.
14:152/11own 299 - 6212 Theismann tosses the ball out to Riggins who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 5 yd gain.
13:323/6own 349 - 6221 Riggins gains 10 yards on a sweep left.
12:551/10own 449 - 6221 Washington picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
12:202/9own 459 - 6212 Riggins gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
11:423/8own 469 - 6140 Theismann scrambles for 1 yard.
11:024/7own 479 - 6P1982 Washington (WAS) prepares for a punt.
1985 Chicago (CHI) return it to the CHI 23.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 10:51
10:511/10own 239 - 6221 Payton picks up 51 yards off tackle left.
10:021/10269 - 6131 McMahon's pass is to McKinnon who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 12 yd gain.
9:221/10149 - 6131 Suhey is stopped at the line.
8:482/10149 - 6131 McMahon's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
8:403/10149 - 6140 McMahon completes the pass to McKinnon. Tackled immediately for a 13 yd gain.
7:531/Goal19 - 6131 McMahon's pass into the endzone is just out of reach of Margerum. Incomplete pass.
7:482/Goal19 - 6221 Suhey picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
1985 Chicago scores a touchdown!
7:45PAT 9 - 12FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 77 yds, 3:06
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 7:45
7:45Kickoffown 309 - 13K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1982 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 2 and return it to the WAS 35.
1982 Washington (WAS) at 7:35
7:351/10own 359 - 13221 PENALTY on CHI: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the WAS 35 - NO PLAY.
7:351/5own 409 - 13131 Washington gains 2 yards on a sweep left before running out of bounds.
6:572/3own 429 - 13140 Washington pounds ahead for 11 yards. The ball is stripped free.
1982 Washington (WAS) recovers the ball on the CHI 43.
6:171/10439 - 13221 Theismann overthrows Monk and the pass is incomplete.
6:112/10439 - 13212 Riggins picks up 4 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
5:353/6399 - 13131 Washington gains 2 yards up the middle.
4:534/4379 - 13P1982 Washington (WAS) prepares for a punt.
The ball goes into the end zone for a touchback.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 4:44
4:441/10own 209 - 13131 Gault picks up 1 yard on the end around.
4:062/9own 219 - 13212 McMahon tosses the ball out to Payton who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 15 yd gain before being run out of bounds.
3:201/10own 369 - 13221 Payton rushes for 7 yards off tackle right.
2:392/3own 439 - 13140 Suhey picks his way for 1 yard.
2:043/2own 449 - 13221 McMahon completes the pass to Moorehead who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 12 yd gain.
1:231/10449 - 13221 McMahon scrambles for 5 yards.
0:382/5399 - 13140 Payton pounds ahead for 1 yard.
0:023/4389 - 13230 McMahon completes the pass to Margerum who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 11 yd gain.
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1982 Washington: 9 1985 Chicago: 13

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:001/10279 - 13221McMahon is sacked by Mel Kaufman for 7 yards.
14:172/17349 - 13221 Payton gains 3 yards on a sweep left before running out of bounds.
13:383/14319 - 13041 McMahon's pass is to McKinnon who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 16 yd gain.
12:501/10159 - 13131 Suhey gets back to the line of scrimmage.
12:162/10159 - 13212 Payton picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
11:343/9149 - 13131 McMahon hits Moorehead in the endzone.
1985 Chicago scores a touchdown!
11:27PAT 9 - 19FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 14 plays, 80 yds, 8:21
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 11:27
11:27Kickoffown 309 - 20K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1982 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 10 and return it to the WAS 33.
1982 Washington (WAS) at 11:18
11:181/10own 339 - 20221 Theismann completes the pass to Brown who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 13 yd gain.
10:381/10own 469 - 20221 Theismann's pass is just out of reach of Warren. Incomplete pass.
10:312/10own 469 - 20212 Theismann zips the short pass to Washington. Catch is good and Washington gets some yardage for a 8 yd gain.
9:483/2469 - 20122 Riggins gets back to the line of scrimmage.
9:064/2469 - 20P1982 Washington (WAS) prepares for a punt.
1985 Chicago (CHI) return it to the CHI 16.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 8:54
8:541/10own 169 - 20131 McMahon hits Margerum who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 10 yd gain.
8:151/10own 269 - 20131 Payton gets 20 yards on a pitch right.
7:331/10own 469 - 20221 McMahon completes the pass to Wrightman who makes a nice catch, sheds some tackles before finally being brought down. 48 yd gain.
6:461/Goal69 - 20212 Payton pounds ahead for 2 yards.
6:062/Goal49 - 20131 McMahon's short pass is to Gault who makes the catch and falls forward into the endzone.
1985 Chicago scores a touchdown!
6:01PAT 9 - 26FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 84 yds, 2:53
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 6:01
6:01Kickoffown 309 - 27K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1982 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 7 and return it to the WAS 27.
1982 Washington (WAS) at 5:54
5:541/10own 279 - 27131 Riggins gains 11 yards on a sweep left.
5:331/10own 389 - 27131 Theismann's pass is just out of reach of Warren. Incomplete pass.
5:272/10own 389 - 27221 Riggins gets 1 yard on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
5:103/9own 399 - 27140 Theismann's pass is just out of reach of Monk. Incomplete pass.
5:034/9own 399 - 27131Theismann is sacked by Mike Singletary for 8 yards.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 4:58
4:581/10319 - 27221 Payton fumbles the handoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) recovers the ball on the WAS 35.
4:132/14359 - 27221 Suhey pounds ahead for 2 yards.
3:313/12339 - 27212 McMahon completes the pass to Wrightman. Catch is good and Wrightman gets into the endzone.
1985 Chicago scores a touchdown!
3:23PAT 9 - 33FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 32 yds, 1:35
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 3:23
3:23Kickoffown 309 - 34K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1982 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 6 and return it to the WAS 34.
1982 Washington (WAS) at 3:17
3:171/10own 349 - 34221 Riggins rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
3:132/9own 359 - 34221*** 1982 Washington (WAS) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
3:132/9own 359 - 34212 Riggins picks up 14 yards off tackle left.
2:511/10own 499 - 34131 Theismann's pass is to Washington who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 15 yd gain.
2:311/10369 - 34221 Theismann soft pass is to Monk who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
2:111/10239 - 34221 Theismann scrambles, but loses the handle on the ball.
1982 Washington (WAS) recovers the ball on the CHI 25.
2:002/12259 - 34221*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/12259 - 34212 Riggins picks up 4 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
1:563/8219 - 34041 Theismann tosses the ball out to Warren. Warren gets hit at the line of scrimmage and loses the ball.
1985 Chicago (CHI) recovers the ball and runs to the CHI 18.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 1:49
1:491/10own 189 - 34212McMahon takes a knee.
1:072/11own 179 - 34212McMahon takes a knee.
0:253/12own 169 - 34212McMahon takes a knee.
0:004/13own 159 - 34PTime Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 1982 Washington: 9 1985 Chicago: 34

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