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Bearing Up Mighty Fine
Paul Zimmerman
October 21, 1985
San Francisco shut out Chicago to win the NFC title last season, but on Sunday the Bears beat the 49ers 26-10 to go 6-0
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October 21, 1985

Bearing Up Mighty Fine

San Francisco shut out Chicago to win the NFC title last season, but on Sunday the Bears beat the 49ers 26-10 to go 6-0

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"How would you describe the Bear defense?" the coach was asked after the game.

"You describe it—please," he said, looking very tired and drawn. "Use any adjective you want. I'll say it was intense and ferocious. They gave us a good, sound beating. You can't be a Cinderella forever. We're in a position now of being a very average football team. We have to do something about it."

He sounded like a man who'd been hit by a refrigerator.

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