When it Comes to Super Bowls, The Bears Beat the Packers
This week marked the 30th anniversary of a football game no Chicago Bears fan will ever forget. The Bears easily defeated the New England patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl 20. That game ranks as the 3rd on the all time great Super Bowl rankings.
USA Today ranked all 49 Super Bowls from first to worst and determined that the 1985 Chicago Bears win ranked third among all Super Bowls.
One of the greatest defenses in history mixed with one of the three greatest running backs ever? How are the Bears not No. 2, let alone No. 1? For as great as Buddy Ryan’s 46 defense was (61 turnovers!) they didn’t set marks for fewest points allowed or turnover margin and the offense was solely dependent on Payton. Then, in the team’s biggest game of the year (not the Super Bowl, against a mediocre Patriots team, but the famed Monday night battle against Miami) the Bears had a 31-10 halftime deficit. Neither of the teams above faced a larger deficit all season — the Redskins were down double-digits just three times all season and cut that lead to single-digits on the next score each time.
Oddly, you have to go all the way down to #9 to find the 1996 Green Bay Packers
One of the most overrated teams in NFL history. Brett Favre and Reggie White led the Packers to top rankings on offense and defense (a rarity) but the team was 5-3 against teams over .500 (and these weren’t narrow losses) and needed a Desmond Howard kickoff return to put away a mediocre Patriots team in the Super Bowl
Outranking 'Da Bears' were the 1991 Washington Redskins who took the #1 spot and the 1984 San Francisco 49ers at #2.
Here is the Top 5
1. 1991 Washington Redskins (14-2)
2. 1984 San Francisco 49ers (15-1)
3. 1985 Chicago Bears (15-1)
4. 1989 San Francisco 49ers (14-2)
5. 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers (14-2)
Check out the Top 49 List HERE