Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! it's a tough choice for me between A & B because I think they are both primary reasons. Ditka vs Gibbs wasn't a favorable match-up for the Bears in '86, I'm not sure they win that game even with Jim under center. I think that had Jim played and had the Bears somehow won & gone to NY, that would've gone down as the greatest game of the '80s & the greatest defensive match-up in history. I waited the whole year for that game and 27 years later I still feel cheated that it never happened. I've never taken any loss harder than '86, which was my first season watching the team as a youngster. Imo, the Bears were in the Giants heads after what happened in '85 and most likely would've beaten them in NY. Not 21-0 but possibly 9-3. The '86 Giants offense was not structured in a way where they could go out and score 2 tds against the Bears d. The Giants strengths would've played into the Bears hands.