Greatest offensive line ever?

Everyone knew the '85 Bears were going to run, but nobody could stop them

Updated: December 26, 2010, 11:35 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Dan Hampton likened it to "those National Geographic films where you see the rams lock horns and start fighting."

Only in this case, the rams were Hampton and Mark Bortz; Hampton and Keith Van Horne; Steve McMichael and Jim Covert; Covert and Richard Dent; McMichael and Tom Thayer. Pick a day. Pick a pair of linemen.

It began in the Bears' Platteville, Wis., training camp and continued during game-week practice sessions at the old Halas Hall, where first-team All-Pros locked ...

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