The Chicago Bears have always been known as a rough and ready football team that prides itself on having a tough defense and being able to run the ball well. Because of this though, Bears history is a little short on great throwing quarterbacks and record setting receivers. Here is a look though at some of the biggest receiving days in Chicago Bears history.
November 18th, 1962 – Johnny Morris
In a 34-33 win over the Dallas Cowboys in week ten of the 1962 season, Johnny Morris catches ten passes for 201 yards. In doing so he became the first Bears player ever to have 200 yards receiving in one game.
November 8th, 1964 – Johnny Morris
Just two years later, in a 40-24 loss to the Baltimore Colts, Johnny Morris again catches ten passes, this time for 183 yards.
November 19th, 1967 – Dick Gordon
In a 30-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Bears’ Dick Gordon has an amazing day. He racked up 179 yards for the day, but the eye opening part is that he did so on just four receptions.
November 12th, 1961 – Mike Ditka
A tight end makes the list as Mike Ditka catches nine balls for 190 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
October 25th, 1964 – Mike Ditka
A Bears record for most receptions in a game is set as Mike Ditka catches 13 passes for 168 yards in a 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins in 1964.
December 26th, 1999 – Bobby Engram
In a 34-12 loss to the St. Louis Rams, Bobby Engram equals the reception mark set by Ditka by catching 13 passes for 143 yards.
September 8th, 2002 – Marty Booker
Marty Booker just missed out on becoming the second Bears player to cross the 200 yard receiving mark in 2002 when he helped the team to a 27-23 win in the first game of the season by catching eight passes for 198 yards.
September 12th, 2010 – Matt Forte
Matt Forte has one of the best receiving days ever for a Bears running back in 2010 when he catches seven balls for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s 19-14 win over the Detroit Lions.