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Three Bears moments among best in Super Bowl history


Pro Football Hall of Fame writer Rick Gosselin has formulated a list of the 56 most memorable Super Bowl moments. Here's what Gosselin wrote about the three moments that feature the Bears: 

24. William Perry TD.
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. 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.

47. Buddy Ryan's stamp on the Super Bowl.
The NFL's best defense in 1985 showed why in the Super Bowl. 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.

50. Devin Hester KR for touchdown.
The annual photo op for the Super Bowl is the opening kickoff. 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 covered the NFL for 50 years in Detroit, New York, Kansas City and Dallas and was enshrined in the writers' wing of the Hall of Fame in 2004. He has covered 37 of the 56 Super Bowls.