The Chicago Bears are a National Football League team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The team plays its home games at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Bears were established as an NFL team in 1919. They won nine NFL championships prior to the 1970 merger with the AFL. The Bears also won the Super Bowl in the 1985 season and also won the NFC title in 2006.