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Determined and dominant

Bears' mauling of Giants in playoff opener proved they were locked in for Super ending

Updated: January 5, 2011, 5:13 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Editor's note: ESPNChicago.com is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Bears' dominant 1985 season and victory in Super Bowl XX. We'll have weekly features on each game from '85, video interviews with key figures, photo galleries and more.

In the long and storied history that is New York Giants football, Jan. 5, 1986 is not a date anyone in the organization cares to remember.

"It was not," says former Giants center Bart Oates, "my most pleasant day."

Oates, who ...

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