What happened in the NFL in 1985?The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. The season ended with Super Bowl XX when the Chicago Bears defeated the New England Patriots 46–10 at the Louisiana Superdome.
Who was the best NFL team in 1986?The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. Defending Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears shared the league's best record with the Giants at 14–2, with the Giants claiming the spot in the NFC by tiebreakers.
Why were the 1985 Bears so good?In 1985, the Chicago Bears defense dominated nearly every opponent it faced. Running a pressure-driven scheme developed by coordinator Buddy Ryan called the "46" defense, the Bears allowed 258.4 yards and 12.4 points per game, both of which were the fewest in the NFL that season.
How good were the 1985 Chicago Bears?Other sources rate the 1985 Chicago Bears as the greatest NFL team ever. The defense led the league in points allowed (198), yards allowed (4,135) and takeaways (54), a feat that wouldn't be accomplished again until the 2013 Seattle Seahawks defense.
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What was the worst year for the Bears?By chance, these two decades—the 1970s and 1990s—are the only decades in the Bears history that the franchise has not won or played for an NFL Championship or Super Bowl. In the 1969 season, the franchise posted their worst regular season record with a 1–13 showing.
Who was better 85 Bears or 2000 Ravens?The '85 Bears did post the greatest defensive postseason of all-time, however, giving up only 3.3 points/game and 145 yards/game during their run to the Super Bowl. That bests the 2000 Ravens' numbers of 5.8 points/game and 209 yards/game. But in terms of their entire season, the numbers don't stack up.
Were the 85 Bears the best defense ever?Bears '85 defense voted best ever, again
The Ravens came in second with 38 votes, and the Steelers took third with 34 votes.
Was 85 Bears best team ever?In fact, the 1985 Chicago Bears may still be the most famous team in NFL history and much of their fame comes from the brilliance of their season, the best season by a team in NFL history.
In which era were the Chicago Bears most successful?Through the 2010 season, they led the NFL in overall franchise wins with 704 and had an overall record of 704–512–42 (going 687–494–42 during the regular season and 17–18 in the playoffs).
What year of NFL was best?The 2007 New England Patriots have the record for most wins in an NFL season with 16 wins. They finished the regular season with a 16-0 record.
What was the best year of NFL ever?The 2007 Patriots won all 16 regular season games to top the table with the most wins in a regular NFL season. They ultimately lost Super Bowl XLII to the New York Giants and finished up with an 18-1 record.
When was the NFL mad?In 1920, ten football teams gathered in Canton, Ohio to create the American Professional Football Association (APFA), now known as the National Football League (NFL). Four more teams joined the League later that year, rounding out the 14 Original NFL Towns.
How many of the 1985 Bears are still alive?The 1985 Bears team is a little more than a decade younger than the 1972 Dolphins and at this point, only two players are deceased—one with CTE. That player, of course, was Dave Duerson.
Why was there a NFL game in London?The NFL London Games' primary goal has always been to establish American football's permanent presence in England. NFL London grew because of the league's efforts to make “America's Game” more relevant around the world. The NFL in the United Kingdom began as an experiment but was a success from the start.
What NFL team has gone undefeated?Apart from the 1972 Dolphins, three NFL teams have completed undefeated and untied regular seasons: the 1934 Chicago Bears, the 1942 Chicago Bears, and the 2007 New England Patriots.
Who did Bears beat 73 to 0?On December 8, 1940, the Chicago Bears trounce the Washington Redskins (now known as the Washington Football Team) in the National Football League (NFL) Championship by a score of 73-0, the largest margin of defeat in NFL history.
Who was the greatest defense in NFL history?The options were the 1985 Bears, 2000 Baltimore Ravens, 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1969 Kansas City Chiefs, 1977 Dallas Cowboys, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1972 Miami Dolphins and 2013 Seattle Seahawks. The Monsters of the Midway got by far the most votes with 126.
What was the biggest Bears comeback?October 25, 1987: Bears 27, Bucs 26
The strike lasted four weeks, and when the "real" 1987 resumed, Jim McMahon had returned form injury and led the Bears to their biggest comeback win in team history.
What is the greatest NFL defense of all time?1972 Miami Dolphins
The team with the only perfect season in NFL history happens to have one of the best defenses ever. The '72 Dolphins led the league in scoring defense (12.2 points allowed/game), and didn't allow an offensive touchdown in their 14-7 Super Bowl VII win over Washington.
Who was the fastest player for the 85 Bears?21.3 — One of the fastest players in the NFL, Willie Gault averaged 21.3 yards per catch for the Bears. He had 33 catches for 704 yards. No. 2 receiver Dennis McKinnon had 31 catches for 555 yards and an average of 17.9 yards per catch.
How did the 85 Bears lose to the Dolphins?Fuller would find Ken Margerum for a 19-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, but a scoreless fourth period would result in Miami's 38-24 victory. It was the only game the Bears would lose all season as they lifted the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the year.
Why were the 2000 Ravens so good?The 2000 Baltimore Ravens featured one of the great defenses in modern NFL history. They allowed 10.3 points per game and 970 total rushing yards – both all-time lows for a 16-game season. They gave up just five rushing TDs the entire regular season, and had a league-high 49 takeaways.
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