Sept 15, 1985: Bears Beat Patriots 20-7

This season marks the 25th anniversary of the 1985 Super Bowl Bears.  We’ll look back at all of the games leading up to the last Lombardi Trophy being hoisted at Halas Hall.  To take the full trip down memory lane, check out Run The Ball for a complete DVD series of the 1985 Bears season. Tell them Bear Goggles On sent you!

After the offense carried the Bears in Week 1, it was the defense’s turn in Week 2, hosting the New England Patriots in a game (Spoiler alert) that may have been a preview of a game later that season.  Mike Singletary was dominant, tallying 3 sacks and an INT.

The Patriots seemed intent on bottling up Walter Payton, holding him to 39 yards on 11 carries, so Jim McMahon hooked up with Dennis McKinnon on a 32-yard TD pass in the first quarter.  A Kevin Butler field goal sent the home team to the locker room up 10-0 at the half.

A Matt Suhey 1-yard plunge and another Kevin Butler field goal accounted for the Bears’ scoring.  A late 90-yard Craig James TD from Tony Eason in the fourth quarter accounted for the Patriots only tally. 

Check out the highlights of the dominant Bears defense:

Check out Pro Football Reference for the complete box score, team leaders and stats.


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