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Super Bowl XX: Bears 46 New Patriots 10 - MVP Bears DE Richard Dent
A team as famous for its 'Super Bowl Shuffle' music video as it was for its 15-1 regular-season record, the 1985 Chicago Bears rattled off 44 unanswered points in their championship win over the Patriots (46-10). Dent accounted for 1.5 of the Bears' record-breaking seven sacks and caused two fumbles on the day. With Dent leading the charge, Chicago limited New England to seven yards rushing. Playing alongside defensive greats such as linebacker Mike Singletary and defensive lineman William Perry, Dent and the Bears made the '46 Defense' famous.
A team as famous for its "Super Bowl Shuffle" music video as it was for its 15-1 regular-season record, the '85 Chicago Bears rattled off 44 unanswered points in their championship win over the Patriots (46-10).
Dent accounted for 1.5 of the Bears' record-breaking seven sacks and caused two fumbles on the day. With Dent leading the charge, Chicago limited New England to seven yards rushing. Playing alongside defensive greats such as linebacker Mike Singletary and defensive lineman William Perry, Dent and the Bears made the "46 Defense" famous.
The NFC champion Chicago Bears, seeking their first NFL title since 1963, scored a Super Bowl-record 46 points in downing AFC champion New England 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. The previous record for most points in a Super Bowl was 38, shared by San Francisco in Super Bowl XIX and the Los Angeles Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII.
The Bears' league-leading defense tied the Super Bowl record for sacks (7) and limited the Patriots to a record-low seven rushing yards.
New England took the quickest lead in Super Bowl history when Tony Franklin kicked a 36-yard field goal with 1:19 elapsed in the first period. The score came about because of Larry McGrew's fumble recovery at the Chicago 19-yard line.
However, the Bears rebounded for a 23-3 first-half lead, while building a yardage advantage of 236 total yards to New England's minus 19.
Running back Matt Suhey rushed eight times for 37 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown run, and caught one pass for 24 yards in the first half.
After the Patriot's first drive of the second half ended with a punt to the Bears' 4-yard line, Chicago marched 96 yards in nine plays with quarterback Jim McMahon's 1-yard scoring run capping the drive. McMahon became the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to rush for a pair of touchdowns.
The Bears completed their scoring via a 28-yard interception return by reserve cornerback Reggie Phillips, a 1-yard run by defensive tackle/fullback William Perry, and a safety when defensive end Henry Waechter tackled Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan in the end zone.
Bears defensive end Richard Dent became the fourth defender to be named the game's most valuable player after contributing 1.5 sacks.
The Bears' victory margin of 36 points was the largest in Super Bowl history, bettering the previous mark of 29 by the Los Angeles Raiders when they topped Washington 38-9 in Super Bowl XVIII.
McMahon completed 12 of 20 passes for 256 yards before leaving the game in the fourth period with a wrist injury. The NFL's all-time leading rusher, Bears running back Walter Payton, carried 22 times for 61 yards.
Wide receiver Willie Gault caught four passes for 129 yards, the fourth-most receiving yards in a Super Bowl.
Chicago coach Mike Ditka became the second man (Tom Flores of Raiders was the other) to win a Super Bowl ring as a player and as a coach.
Super Bowl XX Logo
Super Bowl XX MVP: Bears DE Richard Dent
Super Bowl XX MVP: Bears DE Richard Dent
For keying one of the most dominant performances in Super Bowl history, defensive end Richard Dent became only the fifth member of a defense to be named Most Valuable Player.
The Bears came into the game perhaps more well-known for their off-field "Super Bowl Shuffle" singing, dancing and rapping, but their performance in a 46-10 victory over New England proved they were one of the top championship teams of their time.
Dent's 1.5 sacks were part of Chicago's Super Bowl record seven sacks, but he added to his day by forcing two fumbles.
The Bears' defense held New England to a record-low 7 yards rushing while also contributing an interception return for a touchdown and a safety. Defensive end William "The Refrigerator" Perry also scored a 1-yard touchdown on offense. Only one of New England's first 16 offensive plays gained yardage, and it didn't record a first down until the second quarter.
Dent, Dallas linebacker Chuck Howley (Super Bowl V), Miami safety Jake Scott (Super Bowl VII), and Dallas defensive end Harvey Martin and defensive tackle Randy White (Super Bowl XII) were the only defensive players named MVP until Dallas cornerback Larry Brown earned the honor in Super Bowl XXX.
Super Bowl XX Scoring
|New England Patriots||3||0||0||7||10|
Patriots: Franklin 36-yard Field Goal, 1:19
Bears: Butler 28-yard Field Goal, 5:40
Bears: Butler 24-yard Field Goal, 13:34
Bears: Suhey 11-yard TD run (Butler PAT), 14:37
Bears: McMahon 2-yard TD run (Butler PAT), 7:36
Bears: Butler 24-yard Field Goal, 15:00
Bears: McMahon 1-yard TD run (Butler PAT), 7:38
Bears: Phillips 28-yard TD interception return (Butler PAT), 8:44
Bears: Perry 1-yard TD run (Butler PAT), 11:38
Patriots: Fryar 8-yard TD pass from Grogan (Franklin PAT),1:46
Bears: Safety Waechter 0, 9:24
Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears Team Statistics
|Total First Downs||23|
|Rushing First Downs||13|
|Passing First Downs||9|
|Penalty First Downs||1|
|Total Net Yardage||408|
|Total Offensive Plays||76|
|Avg. Gain per Offensive Play||5.4|
|Yards Gained Rushing (Net)||167|
|Average Yards per Rush||3.4|
|Tackled Attempting to Pass||3|
|Yards Lost Attempting to Pass||15|
|Yards Gained Passing (Net)||241|
|Punt Return Yardage||20|
|Kickoff Return Yardage||49|
|Interception Return Yardage||75|
|Own Fumbles Recovered||1|
|Opponent Fumbles Recovered||4|
|Total Points Scored||46|
|Fields Goals Attempted||3|
|Time of Possession||39:15|
Super Bowl XX: New England Patriots Team Statistics
|Total First Downs||12|
|Rushing First Downs||1|
|Passing First Downs||10|
|Total Net Yardage||123|
|Total Offensive Plays||54|
|Avg. Gain per Offensive Play||2.3|
|Yards Gained Rushing (Net)||7|
|Average Yards per Rush||0.6|
|Tackled Attempting to Pass||7|
|Yards Lost Attempting to Pass||61|
|Yards Gained Passing (Net)||116|
|Punt Return Yardage||22|
|Kickoff Return Yardage||153|
|Interception Return Yardage||0|
|Own Fumbles Recovered||0|
|Opponent Fumbles Recovered||2|
|Total Points Scored||10|
|Fields Goals Attempted||1|
|Time of Possession||20:45|
Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears Player Stats
|Passing||Comp / Att||Yards||TD||INT|
Super Bowl XX: New England Patriots Player Stats
|Passing||Comp / Att||Yards||TD||INT|
January 26, 1986
Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)
National Anthem: Wynton Marsalis
Coin Toss: Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs
Halftime Show: Up with People presents "Beat of the Future"
Announcers: Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen, and Bob Griese
Nielsen ratings: 48.3 (est. 92.57 million viewers)
Cost of 30-second commercial: $550,000
Super Bowl XX: Bears vs Patriots Highlights
Super Bowl XX: Ticket & Championship Ring