Post by Zimonami on Feb 20, 2019 12:06:53 GMT -5
In the '85 playoff at Chicago the weather was a big factor... especially the whiffed punt attempt by Landetta where the wind literally blew the drop away from his foot. They recovered and got a cheapy TD. The other was Rob Carpenter fumbling near mid field while he was running downfield, untouched, and no one near him. That fumble, and two by Sims were the difference. I always felt that we could have won that game on a neutral field with decent weather. Yet, we only got 32 yards rushing that game and they got 147... so, their great D was great that game, too.
The Bears outscored their opponents in the two NFC playoff games 45-0. Then 46-10 in the SB. 91-10.
The Giants outscored their opponents in the two NFC playoff games 66-3. Then 39-19 in the SB. 105-22
Geez those were two dominant teams. Bears were 15-1. Giants were 14-2.
I truly believe that the 86 Giants would have beaten the 85 Bears on a neutral field but that's me. Of course I'm a Giants fan.
In other words.....Who knows who was better. They were both all time great championship teams.
BTW...Those numbers were strictly from memory. Not sure if they are exactly correct.
Our D was ranked 2nd that year, to their No. 1. Our offense was 2nd to theirs being 13.
In '86 their D was still No. 1 and ours was 5th. Their O was 8th in '86, to ours 6th that year.
Difficult to say, Our LB corp was so great, it's hard to swallow that their D was better... but, it was slightly better. Our Offense was definitely better, as was our special teams.