Most Memorable Chicago Bears Monday Night Football Games

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Sep 7, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; A detailed view of the Chicago Bears helmet during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

#5: “The Halloween Washout”

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  • 10/31/94: Packers 33 – Bears 6

    I don’t know what it is about the Bears, Monday Night Football, jersey retirement ceremonies and the weather, but this was the perfect storm.  On Halloween night, the Bears took on the long overdue task of retiring the numbers of legends Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus.  The legend of Brett Favre as a “Bear-Killer” began as he led the Packers to a one-sided 33-6 win in a driving rainstorm.  Favre rushed for 58 yards on the night, and had a 36 yard rushing touchdown which he made a spectacular leap over a bewildered Bear. The victory started a streak of 10 consecutive wins over the Bears.

    Here’s the opening from that night:

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    #4: That Game in ’85 that is not to be spoken of

    12/2/85: Dolphins 38 – Bears 24

    The Bears headed to Miami to play the Dolphins with a 12-0 record and had their sights set on a perfect season.  The Dolphins franchise had the only team in modern history with an undefeated season.  Something had to give.  All Bears fans know how how it turned out, as the only blemish on the 1985 season.  Hey, I didn’t say they were the best games and this was certainly a memorable one.  Check out the open to Monday Night Football that night including Joe Namath and OJ Simpson giving their previews:

    Funny enough, the Bears recorded The Super Bowl Shuffle the next day.  If there’s a silver lining to the loss, it may have been just the medicine the Bears needed to make the run to a Super Bowl XX victory.

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