The Bears will wear their "Monsters of the Midway" 1940s throwback uniforms. The last time the Bears wore an alternate jersey against the Packers on New Years Eve, they got smoked. When they wore their throwback uni's a few seasons ago against the Brett Favre and the Favrettes in a Monday Night Football game on Halloween, they got smoked. Not this year. Not the way the Bears have been playing.
The Bears will wear throwback uniforms from the 1940s as part of a
campaign honoring the "Monsters of the Midway" during home games this
season against NFC North rivals Green Bay and Minnesota.
The Monsters of the Midway were the NFL's first dynasty. They dominated
the 1940s, winning four NFL titles in seven seasons (1940, 1941, 1943
and 1946). Those legendary teams were led by eight Hall of Famers in
coach George Halas and players Danny Fortmann, Sid Luckman, George
McAfee, George Musso, Bronko Nagurski, Joe Stydahar and Clyde "Bulldog"
Halas and Luckman teamed to help revolutionize pro football by
introducing the "T" formation to the NFL during the 1940s. Operating
that offense, the Bears crushed the Washington Redskins 73-0 in the 1940
NFL Championship Game, which remains the most lopsided contest in
The nickname "Monsters of the Midway" originally belonged to the
University of Chicago football team. But soon after the school dropped
its football program in 1939, the moniker was applied to the Bears.