Was Seattle's Sunday Performance More Dominant Than the '85 Bears?

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    This is being discussed by a lot of people today. I still believe the Bears '85 defense was a better than Seattle's, and the Super Bowl win that season, was a better defensive performance by Chicago, than Seattle had yesterday. But it sure was a beautiful defense to watch yesterday. That was Bears football to the max - at least it was like we used to have here in Chicago.

     
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    When one looks at the overall body of work it isn't even close. The 85 Bears allowed only 10 points in the ENTIRE playoff run and had shutouts as well. Seattle had this one single performance against a over-matched Denver "O" line. Peyton was running for his life the entire game.
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    Cannot even begin to compare the 2, there was no cap back then, it wasn't big to move between teams in FA(if even allowed back thn) and the rules didn't 100% favor the O back then. When you consider all that I think what Sea did, just this past Sunday, was amazing, especially to that qb.
     
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    I believe Seattle has the modern "blueprint" for sustained winning in the cap era. The way they have built this current team (players AND coaches) it is built for sustained success. They don't have a Jay Cutler, but they seem to be doing just fine - at all positions - with young, relatively affordable talent at so many positions. They made a point during the game yesterday, about how many of those starters for Seattle were mid and late round draft picks. They have the coaching staff in place to DEVELOP their draft picks, and the are astute scouting/evaluating talent. We have done well here in Chicago on offense. The defense is needing major work, and Emery has yet to prove he can do this - and Mel Tucker still needs to prove he is "The Guy" who can coach up the players given him here in Chicago.
     
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    no they do not have Jay Cutler, they have a better, cheaper version. They have a guy that can move the chains, w/out elite WR's and TE's, w/out throwing bad picks and fumbles. He's also cheaper. But b/c they don't have 20mil wrapped into 1 player, they can have a really good OL, a really good RB, and a really good all around D, starting w/DL, and followed up by DB's.
     
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    I have always liked Wilson. Living in northern WI I watched all his games and knew that he would be a really good NFL QB bc of his overall ability. He is also still on his rookie contract so he is cheaper than Jay. I don't think he is "Better" but he IS good and certainly cheaper. He WILL get paid BIG BUCKs soon though and then we will see where the cap stands for Seattle. Remember that the Bears have Cliff Stein who is one of the best if not THE best at working the cap numbers. Only time will tell though.
     
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    Personally, I'd say this was the best secondary I've ever seen. Until this year, the best I'd seen was the 1994 49ers who had Merton Hanks, Tim McDonald & Deion (think the other corner was Toi Cook...?).
    I terms of front sevens, I don't think Seattle comes close to the '85 Bears, '86 Giants or '00 Ravens. But these Seahawks were the first great D I've seen where the secondary was the primary part of the domination.
     
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    :1033[1]:85 bears will always be top because of how dominant they were on defense and how good they were on offense. At least until another defense dominates on an even higher level.

    Still, it's good for other teams to come along and enter the debate and compare against them
     
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    I'm as big a Bear homer as anyone out there. But the 85 Patriot offense is not the 13 Bronco offense. The Seahawks absolutely shut down statistically the best scoring offense of all time...in an era when everything favors the offense. Personally though, I think there is a major difference between the two games. The 85 Bears dominated because they simply overmatched the Patriots. The 13 Seahawks dominated partly because the Broncos crapped their pants. That first play (which had nothing to do with Seattle) set the tone and they never seemed to mentally recover.

    Basically the Seahawk performance was more impressive on first glance. But really, the Broncos kind of helped the cause a little bit.
     
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    How many QBs were "removed from the game" because of the Seattle defense?

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