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Bears account for three of top Super Bowl moments


Longtime NFL writer Rick Gosselin has created a list of his top 50 Super Bowl moments, and the Bears account for three of them.

Checking in at No. 22 is William Perry's touchdown run in Super Bowl XX.

"The 1985 Bears were all defense with an offensive novelty act—340-pound defensive tackle "Refrigerator" Perry masquerading as a short-yardage blocking back for Walter Payton," Gosselin wrote. "Chicago's 46 defense crushed New England 46-10 in the 1986 Super Bowl with seven sacks and six turnovers. Late in the third quarter, with the Bears already up 37-3, Mike Ditka sent Perry into the game on the goal line. But instead of blocking for Payton, he took a handoff from Jim McMahon and scored on a one-yard TD run."


Gosselin's 40th top Super Bowl moment was the performance of the 1985 Bears defense.

"The NFL's best defense in 1985 showed why in the Super Bowl," Gosselin wrote. "Through the first 24 minutes, the Patriots ran 15 plays against Chicago's 46 defense for a minus-26 yards. By then the Patriots were down 20-3 on the way to a 46-10 dismantling. Tony Eason was sacked three times and the Patriots lost two fumbles in those first 24 minutes. New England coach Raymond Berry finally yanked a rattled Eason midway through the second quarter after he failed to complete a pass in six tries, was sacked three more times and lost a fumble.


Gosselin's 43rd top moment was Devin Hester's 92-yard kickoff return touchdown to open Super Bowl XLI.

"The annual photo op for the Super Bowl is the opening kickoff," Gosselin wrote. "Flash bulbs light up the stadium when the ball is kicked. The cameras continued to click and bulbs continued to flash when Chicago's Hester ran back the opening kickoff an electric 92 yards for a touchdown against the Colts in the 2007 Super Bowl."

Gosselin has reported on the NFL for 45 years and attended 34 of the 51 Super Bowls.

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