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Old 10-16-2012   #25
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Default Re: Super Bowl winners who have had their butts handed to them in the regular season

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Originally Posted by michaelm View Post
In 1985, the 12-0 Chicago Bears played the 8-4 Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins handed the Bears the only defeat of their championship season 38-24.

IIRC, the Bears defense gave up less than 13 points per game that year, including the 38 given up in the Dolphins game.

That game was a spectacle, alright. Mark Duper and Mark Clayton...Dan Marino, they really aired it out on the Bears. Watched that one as a teen on Monday Night, I believe.

There was also when the Pittsburgh Steelers (who would go on to beat the L.A. Rams later on in the Super Bowl at the conclusion of the 1979-80 season)...got their butts handed to them 35-7 by Dan Fouts, Woodrow Lowe and the San Diego Chargers. I mean, the Steelers got their heads handed to them in that game. Also, during that season, the lowly Cincinnati Bengals thrashed the Steelers 34-10!

The Oakland Raiders, winners of the Super Bowl the following year...got severely manhandled by Joe Cribbs and the Buffalo Bills, 24-7, in Week 4 of the 1980 NFL campaign.

In recent times, the Steelers who won the Super Bowl 2005-06 season, got drubbed by the Indy Colts, 26-7 in Week 12.
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