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Chicago-based professional American football team

  • Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago.
  • They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
  • They won nine (9) NFL Championships (eight pre-merger, and one Super Bowl).
  • They hold the NFL record for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with 27 members, and the most retired jersey numbers (13).
  • They recorded more regular season and overall victories than any other NFL franchise.
  • The franchise recorded its 700th win on November 18, 2010.
  • The franchise was founded in Decatur, Illinois, in 1919, and moved to Chicago in 1921.
  • Along with the Arizona Cardinals, it is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding.
  • Virginia Halas McCaskey is its owner.
  • They are previous called Decatur Staleys (1919–1920) and later Chicago Staleys (1921) before chaning to its present name in 1922.
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