Super Bowl XX

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Super Bowl XX was the 20th Super Bowl played. The game was played at the Louisiana Superdome on January 26, 1986. The game was between the 15-1 Chicago Bears of the NFC and the 11-5 New England Patriots of the AFC. The game's national anthem was performed by Wynton Marsalis and the halftime show was played by Up With People. The Bears won their first Super Bowl 46-10, but did not go to the White House because of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. In 2010, the Bears did go to the White House, even though Walter Payton and Dave Duerson did not attend due to their deaths.[1][2]

The game[change | change source]

The game started badly for the Bears when Walter Payton fumbled the ball and New England got the ball. Kicker Tony Franklin then scored first for the Patriots. Later, the Bears scored when Kevin Butler kicked 2 field goals, and then Matt Suhey scored. In the 2nd quarter, Jim McMahon scored a touchdown, and then Butler kicked another field goal. The Bears then scored 3 touchdowns in the third quarter, and New England would finally score a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan was sacked in the end zone for 2 points.[3]

Most Valuable Player (MVP)[change | change source]

The Super Bowl MVP of the game was Bears defensive end Richard Dent, who had 1½ sacks—part of the Bears scoring a Super Bowl-high 7 sacks—and 2 forced fumbles.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "This Super Bowl White House visit says more than most - Chicago Tribune". October 6, 2011. Archived from the original on October 11, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  2. "Ditka on White House visit: A shame Walter Payton won't be there | ProFootballTalk". September 23, 2011. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  3. "Super Bowl 20". January 26, 1986. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  4. "Super Bowl XX MVP". January 27, 1986. Retrieved August 23, 2012.

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