2004 Chicago Bears Season

The 2004 Chicago Bears season was their 85th regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 5-11 record under first year head coach Lovie Smith. The team was once again in a quarterbacking carousel after the injury of starter Rex Grossman early on in the season. This was the club's eighth losing season in the past nine.

According to statistics site Football Outsiders, the 2004 Bears had the third-worst offense, play-for-play, in their ranking history. Chicago's 231 points and 3,816 offensive yards were dead-last in the league in 2004. Their team quarterback passer rating was 61.7 for the year, also last.

The Bears started four different quarterbacks in 2004 -- Chad Hutchinson, Craig Krenzel, Jonathan Quinn, and Rex Grossman. Grossman (the only Bears quarterback who would average more than 200 yards passing per game in 2004) would eventually establish himself as the starter, and two seasons later, would lead the Bears to their second NFC Championship and an appearance in the Super Bowl.

Read more about 2004 Chicago Bears Season:  Week 1: Vs Detroit Lions, Week 2: At Green Bay Packers, Week 3: At Minnesota Vikings, Week 4: Vs Philadelphia Eagles, Week 6: Vs Washington Redskins, Week 7: At Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 8: Vs San Francisco 49ers, Week 9: At New York Giants, Week 10: At Tennessee Titans, Week 11: Vs Indianapolis Colts, Week 12: At Dallas Cowboys, Week 13: Vs Minnesota Vikings, Week 14: At Jacksonville Jaguars, Week 15: Vs Houston Texans, Week 16: At Detroit Lions, Week 17: Vs Green Bay Packers, Standings

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