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NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Chicago Bears Vs New York Giants – 4th Qtr


The 1985 Chicago Bears won 15 games and lost one….as the SF 49’ers had the year before….after winning their first twelve before losing….when the Bears’ defense was ranked first in the league….and allowed only 198 total points (12.4 points per game) for the season….and winning the NFC Central Division by seven games over the second place Green Bay Packers….earning the NFC’s top seed and home field advantage throughout the playoffs at Soldier Field.

In their two playoff games against the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams….the Bears outscored their opponents 45–0….thus becoming the first team to record back-to-back playoff shutouts…..then, in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans against the New England Patriots….the Chicago Bears set several more records…..including their 46 points scored which broke the record that had been set by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1984  with 38….which was tied by the 49’ers the following year….as their 36-point margin of victory topped the 29-point margin of victory that the Raiders had put up in Super Bowl XVIII….a record that stood until the 49’ers won Super Bowl XXIV….also played in New Orleans…..by 45 points over the Denver Broncos. This was the Bears’ first NFL World Championship title since 1963.              

The 1985 Chicago Bears are one of the few teams to consistently challenge the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins for the unofficial title of the greatest NFL team of all time.  In 2007, the 1985 Bears were ranked as the second greatest Super Bowl championship team on the NFL Network’s documentary series America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions….ranking behind the 1972 Dolphins. Other sources rate the 1985 Chicago Bears as the greatest NFL team ever.   Regardless, this Bears team is well worth the watch….any time any where. 


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