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Chalk Talk: How have Bears fared on MNF?

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.

What is the Bears' recent record on Monday Night Football? I know they struggled for a time but believe they have had more success of late.
William P.
Alton, Illinois

The Bears are 32-40 overall on Monday Night Football, 17-15 at home and 15-25 on the road. They lost eight straight from 1991-95 and 14 of 18 from 1991-2003. But beginning with their miraculous comeback win over the Cardinals in 2006, they are 16-8 in Monday night games, including 2-2 since Matt Nagy became coach in 2018. The Bears will make two Monday night appearances this season: next week against the Steelers in Pittsburgh and Dec. 20 versus the Vikings at Soldier Field.

The Bears have appeared on Monday Night Football 72 times heading into Week 9's game against the Steelers. Take a look at photos from each of our wins in the primetime slot since 1996.

When was the last time a Bears quarterback passed for more than 150 yards and rushed for more than 100 yards in a game?
Evan B.
Massachusetts

Rookie Justin Fields became the first Bears quarterback to accomplish that feat in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, with 103 yards rushing and 175 yards passing. There have been only three other 100-yard rushing performances by a Bears quarterback, all by Bobby Douglass in 1972-73. In those contests, he passed for 118, 62 and 53 yards. Fields' 103 rushing yards are the third most by a Bears quarterback behind Douglass' 127 on Dec. 17, 1972 against the Raiders and Douglass' 117 yards on Oct. 15, 1972 versus the Browns.

I'm pretty sure the Bears will face their third future Hall of Fame quarterback in four games in the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger Monday night (after losses to the Packers' Aaron Rodgers and the Buccaneers' Tom Brady). When was the last time they beat a future Hall of Fame quarterback?
Ron P.
Glenview, Illinois

The last time the Bears beat a quarterback destined for the Hall of Fame was last season when they defeated Tom Brady and the Buccaneers 20-19 at Soldier Field. Prior to that, it was in 2018 when they beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers 24-17 in Chicago to clinch the NFC North championship. Below is a photo gallery from last season in which I ranked the Bears' top 10 wins over future Hall of Fame quarterbacks.

Senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the Bears' top 10 victories over Hall of Fame or future Hall of Fame quarterbacks he's witnessed.

Chalk Talk features fan questions multiple times each week. Email your question to Larry.

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