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Bears defense better than 1985?

DE Richard Dent (Craig Jones/Getty)

We compare Chicago's defense this year with the 1985 championship team, arguably the greatest unit in the history of the game. Through eight games, how do the numbers stack up?

The Chicago Bears defense is having one of the best seasons in the past 25 years of the franchise. Week in and week out this year, Chicago has routinely dismantled opposing offenses, pressuring the quarterback, forcing turnovers and scoring touchdowns. The Bears currently rank second in the NFL in points allowed (15.0), sixth against the run (88.0), first in total takeaways (28), first in...

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