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Bears Classics televised on Christmas


It's going to be a very "Beary" Christmas on Comcast SportsNet with a full day of Bears Classics programming on Christmas from 1:30-10 p.m.

The schedule is highlighted by Bears Classics featuring "The Fog Bowl" at 2:30 p.m., Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers at 3:30 p.m., the Bears' landmark 44-0 win over the Cowboys in 1985 at 4:30 p.m. and Bears legend Walter Payton at 8 p.m.

The final Bears Classics episode will be the premiere of "McMahon's Miracle" at 9 p.m., featuring the game in 1985 against the Vikings that turned "the punky QB" into a legend.

After not practicing all week due to lingering issues with his back and neck, McMahon spent the first half on the sideline, trying to coax coach Mike Ditka into putting him into the game.

Ditka finally relented midway through the third quarter with the Bears trailing 17-9. McMahon responded by delivering one of the most remarkable performances in franchise history, throwing three touchdown passes on his first, second and eighth snaps, leading the Bears to a 33-24 win.

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