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NFL Films 1984 World Champion Chicago Bears In Fight To The Finish imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE:

The 1984 Chicago Bears season was their 65th regular season and 15th post-season completed in the National Football League….as the club posted a 10–6 record….earning them a spot in the NFL playoffs. The Bears went on to lose in the NFC Championship Game 23–0 to the eventual Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49’ers.  The Bears opened their 1984 training camp in a new location, Platteville, Wisconsin….as head coach Mike Ditka needed his team to get away from any distractions they might face at home. The team was on the verge of discovering a group of young leaders for the first time,….and began to show the dominating defense that would emerge in full the following season….as Iron Mike Ditka pushed the team much farther than anyone expected them to go. On October 7, 1984, Walter Payton reached a major milestone….as he surpassed Jim Brown as the game’s all-time leading rusher in yards….surpassing the mark in the third quarter of a Week Six home game against the New Orleans Saints. Incidentally, the 1984 Bears ran for the second-most rushing attempts in a season with 674.

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