Super Bowl XIX|Super Bowl XXI

January 26, 1986

The Chicago defense kept New England stymied, and the Bears romped in Super Bowl XX as a result, scoring the highest number of points by a single team ever in a championship game.

The defense, including William "The Refrigerator" Perry, enabled Chicago to dominate, and Bears QB Jim McMahon became the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to rush for two touchdowns. Chicago MVP defensive end Richard Dent made two key sacks, and helped to limit the Patriots to just 7 yards rushing the entire game.

Attendance for the game was 73,818. Chicago head coach Mike Ditka became the second (after Oakland coach Tom Flores) person to win a Super Bowl both as player and as head coach. Raymond Berry headed up the efforts of New England.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
Chicago                 13 10 21  2 -- 46
New England              3  0  0  7 -- 10
NE-  FG Franklin 36,  1:19 1st
CHI- FG Butler 28,  5:40 1st
CHI- FG Butler 24, 13:34 1st
CHI- Suhey 11 run  (Butler kick), 14:37 1st
CHI- McMahon 2 run  (Butler kick),  7:36 2nd
CHI- FG Butler 24, 15:00 2nd
CHI- McMahon 1 run  (Butler kick),  7:38 3rd
CHI- Phillips 28 interception return  
     (Butler kick),  8:44 3rd
CHI- Perry 1 run  (Butler kick), 11:38 3rd
NE-  Fryar 8 pass from Grogan (Franklin kick),
     1:46 4th
CHI- safety Waechter 0,  9:24 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                Chi.           N.E.
Total First Downs               23             12
  Rushing                       13              1
  Passing                        9             10
  Penalty                        1              1
Total Net Yardage              408            123
Total Offensive Plays           76             54
  Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 5.4            2.3
Rushes                          49             11
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)   167              7
  Average Yards per Rush       3.4            0.6
Passes Attempted                24             36
  Passes Completed              12             17
  Had Intercepted                0              2
  Tackled Attempting to Pass     3              7
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 15             61
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)   241            116
Punts                            4              6
  Average Distance            43.3           43.8
Punt Returns                     2              2
  Punt Return Yardage           20             22
Kickoff Returns                  4              7
  Kickoff Return Yardage        49            153
Interception Return Yardage     75              0
Fumbles                          3              4
  Own Fumbles Recovered          1              0
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered     4              2
Penalties                        7              5
  Yards Penalized               40             35
Total Points Scored             46             10
Touchdowns                       5              1
  Rushing                        4              0
  Passing                        0              1
  Returns                        1              0
Extra Points                     5              1
Field Goals                      3              1
  Field Goals Attempted          3              1
Safeties                         1              0
Third-Down Efficiency         7/14           1/10
Fourth-Down Efficiency         0/1            1/1
Time of Possession           39:15          20:45

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Chicago                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Payton                 22        61       7     0
Suhey                  11        52      11t    1
Sanders                 4        15      10     0
Gentry                  3        15       8     0
McMahon                 5        14       7     2
Thomas                  2         8       7     0
Fuller                  1         1       1     0
Perry                   1         1       1t    1

New England            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Collins                 3         4       3     0
Grogan                  1         3       3     0
Weathers                1         3       3     0
C. James                5         1       3     0
Hawthorne               1        -4       4     0


Passing
Chicago           Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
McMahon            20      12     256     0     0
Fuller              4       0       0     0     0
Perry               0       0       0     0     0

New England       Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Grogan             30      17     177     1     2
Eason               6       0       0     0     0


Receiving
Chicago                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Gault                   4       129      60     0
Gentry                  2        41      27     0
Margerum                2        36      29     0
Moorehead               2        22      14     0
Suhey                   1        24      24     0
Thomas                  1         4       4     0

New England            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Morgan                  6        51      16     0
Starring                2        39      24     0
Fryar                   2        24      16     1
Collins                 2        19      11     0
D. Ramsey               2        16      11     0
Jones                   1        19      19     0
C. James                1         6       6     0
Weathers                1         3       3     0


Interceptions
Chicago                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Morrissey               1        47      47     0
Phillips                1        28      28t    1

New England            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
None                   --        --      --    --


Punting
Chicago                No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Buford                  4        43.3    52     0

New England            No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Camarillo               6        43.8    62     0


Punt Returns
Chicago               No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Ortego                 2     1      20    12    0

New England           No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Fryar                  2     0      22    12    0


Kickoff Returns
Chicago                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Gault                   4        49      18     0

New England            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Starring                7       153      36     0

   

Chicago Bears           New England Patriots    
                   ==  Offense  ==                     
Hilgenberg, Jay     C    Brock, Pete          C 
Bortz, Mark         G    Hannah, John         G 
Thayer, Tom         G    Wooten, Ron          G 
Covert, Jim         T    Holloway, Brian      T 
Van Horne, Keith    T    Moore, Steve         T 
Moorehead, Emery    TE   Dawson, Lin          TE
Gault, Willie       WR   Morgan, Stanley      WR
McKinnon, Dennis    WR   Starring, Steven     WR
Payton, Walter      RB   Collins, Tony        RB
Suhey, Matt         FB   James, Craig         FB
McMahon, Jim        QB   Eason, Tony          QB

                   ==  Defense  ==                      
McMichael, Steve    DT   Williams, Lester    NT 
Perry, William      DT   Adams, Julius       DE 
Dent, Richard       DE   Veris, Garin        DE 
Hampton, Dan        DE   Blackmon, Don       OLB
Marshall, Wilber    OLB  Tippett, Andre      OLB
Wilson, Otis        OLB  McGrew, Larry       ILB
Singletary, Mike    MLB  Nelson, Steve       ILB
Frazier, Leslie     CB   Clayborn, Raymond   CB 
Richardson, Mike    CB   Lippett, Ronnie     CB 
Fencik, Gary        FS   Marion, Fred        FS 
Duerson, Dave       SS   James, Roland       SS 

                  ==  Substitute  ==                    
Andrews, Tom                 Bowman, Jim                
Buford, Maury                Camarillo, Rich            
Butler, Kevin                Creswell, Smiley           
Cabral, Brian                Fairchild, Paul            
Frederick, Andy              Franklin, Tony             
Fuller, Steve                Fryar, Irving              
Gayle, Shaun                 Gibson, Ernest             
Gentry, Dennis               Grogan, Steve              
Hartenstine, Mike            Hawthorne, Greg            
Humphries, Stefan            Ingram, Brian              
Keys, Tyrone                 Jones, Cedric              
Margerum, Ken                McSwain, Rod               
Morrissey, Jim               Morriss, Guy               
Ortego, Keith                Owens, Dennis              
Phillips, Reggie             Plunkett, Art              
Rivera, Ron                  Ramsey, Derrick            
Sanders, Thomas              Rembert, Johnny            
Taylor, Ken                  Reynolds, Ed               
Thomas, Calvin L.            Tatupu, Mosi               
Thrift, Clifford             Thomas, Ben                
Tomczak, Mike                Weathers, Robert           
Waechter, Henry              Williams, Ed               
Wrightman, Tim             

                  ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
                              Ramsey, Tom               

Personal note: this was the first (and only) sports bet that yours truly ever made. I won one thousand dollars by betting my grandfather at the beginning of the season that the Patriots would make it to the Super Bowl. I was sure I'd have to pay up. Good thing I didn't say they'd WIN it. :)

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