’84 49ers and ’85 Bears: Best of the 80s Bull Market Era. Who’s Better?

June 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Many NFL fans, when encouraged, will immediately rank the 1985 Chicago Bears with its 18-1 record as the best team in the XLV years of the Super Bowl super era.  These '85 Bears could outscore any team, but it was their in-your-face-and-in-your-place 46 defense that was the final arbiter.
I don't think it's that simple.  For every season and its inevitable coronation of the '85 Bears as The Best Ever, there are sportswriters and football talking heads who cannot move beyond the matter of that singular blemish on the record.
Look at it this way.  As an advocate for the "I think the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins carry a whiff of bogus" crowd, I can state that the '72 Dolphins fans in their simplistic punditry make an ironic case for the omnipotence of the '85 Bears. 
Considering a team that can endure a loss and still be a team for the ages, that 1985 edition of Mike Ditka's Monsters of the Midway was...

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