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'85 Bears ranked top Super Bowl team

The famed 1985 Bears have been ranked as the top team in Super Bowl history by the New York Post.

"Mike Ditka's bunch was so cocky, they made the 1986 Mets look humble," the Post's Brian Lewis wrote earlier this week. "They had the hubris to not only record but release the 'Super Bowl Shuffle' before the playoffs had even started. As Bear Bryant said, 'It ain't bragging if it's true,' and this team was The Truth.

"They had Walter Payton in the backfield, plucky Jim McMahon under center and the arguably the NFL's greatest defense, led by Mike Singletary and coordinated by Buddy Ryan. They went 15-1 in the regular season, outscoring their foes 456 to 198, and just got better in the postseason. They drilled the Giants 21-0 and devastated the Patriots 46-10, with New England offensive lineman Ron Wooten admitting, "Before the end, it kind of felt like we were the team that the Globetrotters play all the time."

The Post ranks the 1972 Dolphins, the only undefeated team in NFL history, second on its list of Super Bowl teams, followed by the 1991 Redskins, 1984 49ers and 1999 Rams.

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