Super Bowl XX

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Super Bowl XX took place on January 26, 1986 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The final result was Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10.

The NBC telecast of the game, with announcers Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen, and Bob Griese garnered the third highest Nielsen rating of every Super Bowl to date, a 48.3.

The Game

Coming into the Superdome, the 1985 Chicago Bears had already became national stars. Their strong defense, "46 Zone", stopped any and all opponents, except for the Miami Dolphins, in their tracks. On the strength of it and a good running game, they went 15-1 in the regular season. They won their NFC playoff games in highly convincing fashion, shutting out both of their playoff opponents. It was a team full of characters, such as the rebellious Jim McMahon, the silky smooth Walter Payton, the aggressive Mike Singletary, and a lovably large rookie simply known as the Fridge, William "Refrigerator" Perry. The players brought these characterizations to the national stage with the "Super Bowl Shuffle", a rap song the Bears recorded during the season. Even though it was in essence a novelty song, it actually peaked at #41 on the Billboard charts and got a Grammy nomination for best R&B song by a group.

While the Bears were national stars, New England was thought to be lucky to have made it to the Super Bowl at all. The Patriots narrowly made the playoffs as the second wild card, the last playoff seed under the rules of that time, and were forced to spend all of the postseason on the road if they were to get to New Orleans, which was hardly likely in the eyes of most. Yet the Patriots shocked everybody, beating the New York Jets, Los Angeles Raiders, and the Dolphins on the road to make a stunning Super Bowl appearance.

By the day of the game, it was clear that the Patriots were outclassed by Chicago's powerful defense. While the Patriots scored first, the Bears put the clamps down on their hopes quickly, as the 46 Zone shut down any attempts at an offensive attack. The Patriots were held to negative yardage until the Bears put in their second string; Quarterback Tony Eason failed to complete a pass, going 0 for 6 before coach Raymond Berry replaced him with Steve Grogan. When the defense was off the field, the offense efficiently used the pass to gain big yards and the run to drive through the defense and run down the clock. Chicago would end up scoring 44 unaswered points, with 3 field goals, an interception return for a score, and 4 running touchdowns. The most memorable of the scores came when "Refrigerator" Perry, a 300 pound defensive tackle, was brought on to score on offense from a single yard out, as he had done twice in the regular season. A late touchdown by the Patriots and a safety from the Bears capped off the scoring.

Defensively, the Bears were led by Richard Dent, who had 1 1/2 quarterback sacks, part of a Super Bowl record 7, and forced a pair of fumbles. This earned him MVP honors for the game. The defensive effort came on the final game for the man behind the 46 Zone, Buddy Ryan, who had announced he would be leaving after the Super Bowl. It proved to be a grand exit for Ryan and a grand showcase for one of the most dominant defenses in modern football history, worthy of the team's longstanding nickname, The Monsters of the Midway.

Scoring Summary

  • NE- FG Franklin 36
  • CHI- FG Butler 28
  • CHI- FG Butler 24
  • CHI- Suhey 11 run (Butler kick)
  • CHI- McMahon 2 run (Butler kick)
  • CHI- FG Butler 24
  • CHI- McMahon 1 run (Butler kick)
  • CHI- Phillips 28 interception return (Butler kick)
  • CHI- Perry 1 run (Butler kick)
  • NE- Fryar 8 pass from Grogan (Franklin kick)
  • CHI- Safety, Waechter tackled Grogan in end zone

Playoffs

See NFL playoffs, 1985-86

NFL Super Bowls

I 1967 | II 1968 | III 1969 | IV 1970 | V 1971 | VI 1972 | VII 1973 | VIII 1974 | IX 1975 | X 1976

XI 1977 | XII 1978 | XIII 1979 | XIV 1980 | XV 1981 | XVI 1982 | XVII 1983 | XVIII 1984 | XIX 1985 | XX 1986

XXI 1987 | XXII 1988 | XXIII 1989 | XXIV 1990 | XXV 1991 | XXVI 1992 | XXVII 1993 | XXVIII 1994 | XXIX 1995 | XXX 1996

XXXI 1997 | XXXII 1998 | XXXIII 1999 | XXXIV 2000 | XXXV 2001 | XXXVI 2002 | XXXVII 2003 | XXXVIII 2004 | XXXIX 2005 | XL 2006

XLI 2007 | XLII 2008 | XLIII 2009 | XLIV 2010

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