WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1985 Chicago Bears against the 1999 St. Louis Rams 1,000 times. The 1985 Chicago Bears win 58% of the time by an average score of 27-20. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1999 St. Louis Rams  at  1985 Chicago Bears
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1999 St. Louis Rams 3 10 0 7 20
1985 Chicago Bears 3 7 7 10 27
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
ST.9:02FGJeff Wilkins 29 yds. 3-0
CHI2:33FGKevin Butler 34 yds. 3-3
2nd Quarter
ST.13:28FGJeff Wilkins 50 yds. 6-3
CHI10:58TDWalter Payton 31 yd. run (Butler kick)6-10
ST.6:24TDAz-zahir Hakim 27 yd. pass from Warner (Wilkins kick)13-10
3rd Quarter
CHI7:06TDEmery Moorehead 6 yd. pass from McMahon (Butler kick)13-17
4th Quarter
CHI9:20FGKevin Butler 50 yds. 13-20
ST.2:20TDMarshall Faulk 1 yd. run (Wilkins kick)20-20
CHI0:30TDWalter Payton 6 yd. run (Butler kick)20-27
 
Team Statistics
 1999 St. Louis Rams1985 Chicago Bears
First Downs 23 16
- Rushing 6 10
- Passing 16 6
- Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Eff 11/15 5/10
4th Down Eff 0/0 0/0
Rushes-Yards 32-92 30-225
Avg Rush 2.9 7.5
Comp-Att-Int 20-33-2 12-17-0
Passing Yards 240 124
Sacks-Yards 2-15 4-31
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0
Punts-Avg 1-42.0 3-42.0
KR-Avg 6-24.3 5-24.2
PR-Avg 3-9.3 1-4.0
Penalties-Yard 4-25 4-35
Time of Possession 31:41 28:19

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1999 St. Louis Rams Individual Stats   1985 Chicago Bears Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'99 Marshall Faulk 17 65 0 13 1
'99 Robert Holcombe 7 17 0 6 0
'99 Justin Watson 5 6 0 9 0
'99 Kurt Warner 2 3 0 3 0
'99 James Hodgins 1 1 0 1 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'85 Walter Payton 18 181 3 51 2
'85 Matt Suhey 8 39 1 32 0
'85 Dennis Gentry 3 5 0 3 0
'85 Jim McMahon 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'99 Isaac Bruce 6 76 0 0 18 0
'99 Az-zahir Hakim 4 64 1 0 27 1
'99 Marshall Faulk 4 46 0 0 16 0
'99 Torry Holt 4 38 0 0 18 0
'99 Ricky Proehl 2 31 0 0 17 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'85 Walter Payton 3 37 1 0 25 0
'85 Dennis McKinnon 2 35 0 0 19 0
'85 Ken Margerum 2 30 0 0 15 0
'85 Matt Suhey 2 21 0 0 13 0
'85 Willie Gault 1 20 1 0 20 0
'85 Emery Moorehead 2 12 0 0 6 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'99 Kurt Warner 20 33 255 1 2
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'85 Jim McMahon 12 17 155 1 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'99 Jeff Wilkins 29,50 50
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'85 Kevin Butler 34,50 -

Player of the Game:
'85 Walter Payton (1985 Chicago Bears)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) catch the ball at the ST. 8 and return it to the ST. 28.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 14:52
14:521/10own 280 - 0131 Faulk picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
14:142/7own 310 - 0140 Warner's long pass is just out of reach of Hakim. Incomplete pass.
14:073/7own 310 - 0050 Warner hits Proehl who makes the catch and falls forward for a 17 yd gain.
13:211/10own 480 - 0131 Faulk pounds ahead for 3 yards.
PENALTY on CHI: Facemask, 15 yards enforced on the CHI 49. Automatic First Down.
13:181/10340 - 0131 Warner hits Faulk who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 15 yd gain.
12:361/10190 - 0221 Faulk rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
11:562/5140 - 0140 Warner completes the pass to Bruce who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
11:101/Goal60 - 0131 Holcombe is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
10:322/Goal70 - 0230 Faulk pounds ahead for 3 yards.
9:503/Goal40 - 0230Warner is sacked by William Perry for 8 yards.
9:064/Goal120 - 0FG1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares for a FG attempt.
Wilkins's 29 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 10 plays, 45 yds, 5:46
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 9:02
9:02Kickoffown 303 - 0K1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 5 and return it to the CHI 29.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 8:54
8:541/10own 293 - 0221McMahon is sacked by D'marco Farr for 7 yards.
8:162/17own 223 - 0131 McMahon completes the pass to Margerum who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
7:363/2own 373 - 0122 Payton picks up 19 yards on a draw play.
6:521/10443 - 0131 McMahon soft pass is to Moorehead who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 6 yd gain.
6:122/4383 - 0140 Suhey picks his way for 4 yards.
5:281/10343 - 0221 Suhey carries, but is tackled for a loss of 4 yards.
4:462/14383 - 0221 McMahon hits Gault. Catch is good and Gault gets some yardage for a 20 yd gain.
4:001/10183 - 0221 PENALTY on CHI: Illegal Motion, 5 yards enforced on the ST. 18 - NO PLAY.
4:001/15233 - 0131 McMahon scrambles for no gain.
3:242/15233 - 0131 McMahon completes the pass to Payton. Tackled immediately for a 6 yd gain.
2:433/9173 - 0131 McMahon hits Payton but in and out of his hands.
2:374/9173 - 0FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 34 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 10 plays, 59 yds, 6:17
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 2:33
2:33Kickoffown 303 - 3K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) catch the ball at the ST. 0 and return it to the ST. 22.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 2:26
2:261/10own 223 - 3140 Warner hits Bruce who makes the catch and falls forward for a 17 yd gain.
1:441/10own 393 - 3140 Warner scrambles for no gain.
1:002/10own 393 - 3230 Faulk pounds ahead for 13 yards.
0:151/10483 - 3221 PENALTY on CHI: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the CHI 48 - NO PLAY.
0:151/5433 - 3122 Holcombe picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
0:002/2403 - 3212Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1999 St. Louis: 3 1985 Chicago: 3

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:002/2403 - 3212 Faulk pounds ahead for 6 yards.
14:221/10343 - 3221 Hodgins gains 1 yard up the middle.
13:452/9333 - 3131 Warner overthrows Holt and the pass is incomplete.
13:383/9333 - 3140 Warner overthrows Hakim and the pass is incomplete.
13:324/9333 - 3FG1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares for a FG attempt.
Wilkins's 50 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 40 yds, 4:18
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 13:28
13:28Kickoffown 306 - 3K1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 12 and return it to the CHI 32.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 13:20
13:201/10own 326 - 3221 Payton gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
12:432/6own 366 - 3221 Suhey pounds ahead for 3 yards.
12:083/3own 396 - 3221 Payton picks up 2 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
11:274/1own 416 - 3P1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) return it to the ST. 26.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 11:15
11:151/10own 266 - 3131Warner's pass is intercepted.
Wilber Marshall returns the interception to the ST. 31.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 11:07
11:071/10316 - 3221 Payton gains 31 yards up the middle.
1985 Chicago scores a touchdown!
10:58PAT 6 - 9FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 1 plays, 31 yds, 0:09
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 10:58
10:58Kickoffown 306 - 10K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) catch the ball at the ST. 6 and return it to the ST. 32.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 10:50
10:501/10own 326 - 10221 Faulk is stopped at the line.
10:162/10own 326 - 10140 Warner's long pass is just out of reach of Holcombe. Incomplete pass.
10:103/10own 326 - 10041 Warner completes the pass to Proehl. Catch is good and Proehl gets some yardage for a 14 yd gain.
9:291/10own 466 - 10131 Warner's short pass is to Bruce who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 6 yd gain.
8:442/4486 - 10140 Warner overthrows Holt and the pass is incomplete.
8:373/4486 - 10131 Warner completes the pass to Holt who makes the catch and falls forward for a 14 yd gain.
7:551/10346 - 10131 Faulk is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
7:132/11356 - 10230 Faulk picks up 8 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
6:323/3276 - 10230 Hakim comes down with the pass in the endzone.
1999 St. Louis scores a touchdown!
6:24PAT 12 - 10FG1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 68 yds, 4:26
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 6:24
6:24Kickoffown 3013 - 10K1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 8 and return it to the CHI 35.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 6:15
6:151/10own 3513 - 10221 Payton is stopped at the line.
5:412/10own 3513 - 10212 McMahon soft pass is to Payton who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
4:553/4own 4113 - 10221 Payton rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
4:131/10own 4613 - 10221 Suhey picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
3:392/8own 4813 - 10131 PENALTY on ST.: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the CHI 48 - NO PLAY.
3:392/34713 - 10221 McMahon's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
3:343/34713 - 10230 Payton gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
2:544/14513 - 10P1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) return it to the ST. 7.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 2:45
2:451/10own 713 - 10221 Holcombe rushes for 3 yards off tackle right before the ball comes free.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) recovers the ball on the ST. 7.
2:002/10own 713 - 10230*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/10own 713 - 10131 Warner hits Holt who makes the catch and attempts to stretch forward, but loses the ball.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) recovers the ball on the ST. 20.
1:521/10own 2013 - 10131*** 1999 St. Louis (ST.) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:521/10own 2013 - 10140 Warner hits Hakim who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 15 yd gain.
1:301/10own 3513 - 10140 Holcombe picks up 6 yards off tackle left.
1:142/4own 4113 - 10122 Warner overthrows Bruce and the pass is incomplete.
1:083/4own 4113 - 10230 Faulk picks up 4 yards off tackle left.
0:481/10own 4513 - 10221 Faulk gains 6 yards on a sweep left.
0:432/44913 - 10221*** 1999 St. Louis (ST.) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:432/44913 - 10122 Holcombe gets back to the line of scrimmage.
0:273/44913 - 10140 Warner hits Bruce who makes the catch and falls forward for a 11 yd gain.
0:201/103813 - 10140*** 1999 St. Louis (ST.) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:201/103813 - 10221 Faulk gets 5 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
0:162/53313 - 10FG1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares for a FG attempt.
Wilkins's 50 yd. field goal attempt is no good.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 0:12
0:121/10own 4013 - 10131 Payton picks his way to the sidelines for 1 yard. Payton runs out of bounds.
PENALTY on CHI: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the CHI 40 - NO PLAY.
0:081/20own 3013 - 10221 Payton pounds ahead for 51 yards.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1999 St. Louis: 13 1985 Chicago: 10

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 3013 - 10K1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 5 and return it to the CHI 31.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 14:52
14:521/10own 3113 - 10131 Gentry gains 3 yards on a sweep left before losing the ball.
1985 Chicago (CHI) recovers the ball on the CHI 34.
PENALTY on ST.: Incidental Facemask, 5 yards enforced on the CHI 34.
14:141/2own 3913 - 10131 Payton is stopped at the line.
13:362/2own 3913 - 10221 Payton picks up 2 yards off tackle left.
12:531/10own 4113 - 10131 McMahon hits Suhey who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 8 yd gain.
12:112/2own 4913 - 10212 Payton picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
11:311/104913 - 10221McMahon is sacked by D'marco Farr for 9 yards.
10:492/19own 4213 - 10212 McMahon tosses the ball out to Suhey. Catch is good and Suhey gets some yardage for a 13 yd gain.
10:003/64513 - 10221 McMahon's pass is to McKinnon who makes the catch and falls forward for a 16 yd gain.
9:221/102913 - 10221McMahon is sacked by Kevin Carter for 10 yards.
8:422/203913 - 10212 Suhey picks up 32 yards off tackle left.
7:581/Goal713 - 10221 McMahon overthrows Payton in the endzone and the pass is incomplete.
7:532/Goal713 - 10221 Suhey picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
7:113/Goal613 - 10131 McMahon hits Moorehead in the endzone.
1985 Chicago scores a touchdown!
7:06PAT 13 - 16FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 13 plays, 64 yds, 7:46
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 7:06
7:06Kickoffown 3013 - 17K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) catch the ball at the ST. 12 and return it to the ST. 33.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 6:59
6:591/10own 3313 - 17221 Watson gains 9 yards up the middle.
6:152/1own 4213 - 17122 Warner screen pass falls incomplete.
6:113/1own 4213 - 17221 Watson gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
5:331/10own 4313 - 17221 Warner scrambles for 3 yards.
4:492/7own 4613 - 17230 Watson is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
4:103/8own 4513 - 17041 Warner's pass is just out of reach of Bruce. Incomplete pass.
4:044/8own 4513 - 17P1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares for a punt.
PENALTY on ST.: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the ST. 45 - NO PLAY.
4:044/13own 4013 - 17P1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares for a punt.
1985 Chicago (CHI) return it to the CHI 22.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 3:55
3:551/10own 2213 - 17221 Payton is caught behind the line for a loss of 3 yards.
3:142/13own 1913 - 17131 McMahon's pass is just out of the reach of Payton.
3:093/13own 1913 - 17131 McMahon's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
3:024/13own 1913 - 17P1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a punt.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) return it to the CHI 46.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 2:50
2:501/104613 - 17221 Warner tosses the ball out to Holt. Tackled for a loss of 2 yds.
2:152/124813 - 17230 Holcombe pounds ahead for 4 yards.
1:373/84413 - 17050 Warner completes the pass to Bruce who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 16 yd gain.
0:531/102813 - 17131 Warner's pass is to Faulk who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 16 yd gain.
0:071/101213 - 17140 Warner overthrows Faulk and the pass is incomplete.
PENALTY on ST.: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the CHI 12 - NO PLAY.
0:021/202213 - 17140 Warner's short pass is to Hakim who makes the catch and falls forward for a 7 yd gain.
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1999 St. Louis: 13 1985 Chicago: 17

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:002/131513 - 17131 Faulk gains 1 yard up the middle.
14:243/121413 - 17050Warner's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Gary Fencik returns the interception to the CHI 14.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 14:14
14:141/10own 1413 - 17221 Payton gets back to the line of scrimmage.
13:392/10own 1413 - 17131 McMahon tosses the ball out to Payton who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 25 yd gain.
12:511/10own 3913 - 17221 Suhey picks his way to the sidelines for 1 yard. Suhey runs out of bounds.
12:152/9own 4013 - 17221 McMahon's short pass is to McKinnon who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 19 yd gain.
11:261/104113 - 17221 Payton pounds ahead for 8 yards.
10:452/23313 - 17131 Payton gets back to the line of scrimmage.
10:053/23313 - 17221 Gentry carries, but is tackled for no gain.
9:244/23313 - 17FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for a FG attempt.
Butler's 50 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 53 yds, 4:50
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 9:20
9:20Kickoffown 3013 - 20K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) catch the ball at the ST. 11 and return it to the ST. 41.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 9:10
9:101/10own 4113 - 20221 Holcombe picks up 2 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
8:322/8own 4313 - 20131 Faulk picks up 5 yards off tackle left.
7:483/3own 4813 - 20131 Warner hits Faulk who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
7:081/104613 - 20131 Warner's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
7:022/104613 - 20131 Warner hits Holt. Catch is good and Holt gets some yardage for a 18 yd gain.
6:201/102813 - 20131 Watson is caught behind the line for a loss of 2 yards.
5:432/123013 - 20230 Warner screen pass is to Faulk. Catch is good and Faulk gets some yardage for a 9 yd gain.
4:553/32113 - 20230 Faulk picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
4:191/101813 - 20140 Faulk is stopped at the line.
3:452/101813 - 20140 Watson is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
3:103/111913 - 20041 Warner hits Bruce who makes the catch and falls forward for a 18 yd gain.
2:231/Goal113 - 20212 Faulk pounds ahead for 1 yard.
1999 St. Louis scores a touchdown!
2:20PAT 19 - 20FG1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 12 plays, 59 yds, 6:50
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 2:20
2:20Kickoffown 3020 - 20K1999 St. Louis (ST.) prepares to kickoff.
1985 Chicago (CHI) catch the ball at the CHI 6 and return it to the CHI 30.
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 2:15
2:151/10own 3020 - 20221McMahon is sacked by D'marco Farr for 5 yards.
2:002/15own 2520 - 20131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/15own 2520 - 20131 Payton picks up 51 yards off tackle left.
1:321/102420 - 20221 Gentry gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
1:162/82220 - 20212 Payton picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
1:123/72120 - 20041 McMahon hits Margerum who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 15 yd gain.
0:491/Goal620 - 20131 Suhey is stopped at the line.
0:342/Goal620 - 20131 Payton rushes for 6 yards off tackle right.
1985 Chicago scores a touchdown!
0:30PAT 20 - 26FG1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 70 yds, 1:45
1985 Chicago (CHI) at 0:30
0:30Kickoffown 3020 - 27K1985 Chicago (CHI) prepares to kickoff.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) catch the ball at the ST. 4 and return it to the ST. 31.
1999 St. Louis (ST.) at 0:24
0:241/10own 3120 - 27131 Warner overthrows Proehl and the pass is incomplete.
0:172/10own 3120 - 27140 Warner hits Hakim who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 15 yd gain before getting out of bounds.
0:101/10own 4620 - 27131Warner is sacked by William Perry for 7 yards.
0:052/17own 3920 - 27131*** 1999 St. Louis (ST.) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:052/17own 3920 - 27041 Warner overthrows Proehl and the pass is incomplete.
End of 4th Quarter ... 1999 St. Louis: 20 1985 Chicago: 27

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