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Bears "46" helps rout Patriots

Updated: January 20, 2002, 12:58 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Jan. 26, 1986

The number 46 stands out for the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX. That's how many points Mike Ditka's team scores in a 46-10 destruction of the New England Patriots in the Superdome. It also is the name of the attacking-style defense that defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan favors.

The dominating "46" defense plays a huge role in limiting the Patriots to just 123 total yards, including only seven on the ground, and 12 first downs. The Bears recover four fumbles, intercept ...

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