Originally Posted by Hookem Horns
For the record that was Jim Eddy's defense, not Buddy Ryan's. Eddy was fired due to that loss and Ryan was brought in to replace him the following season.
yep. Buddy's defense didn't fall apart until the next year when Joe Montana and the Chiefs came to town for a playoff game.
Sad part is that Ryan had one nemesis in Chicago, and that was a Joe Montana-led west coast offense. Bill Walsh used to drive him crazy, according to Buddy. Those short, precise timing patterns could get the better of his blitz-heavy 46 defense.