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Butkus was ferocious for struggling Bears

Updated: October 29, 2001, 8:41 AM ET
By Nick Acocella | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game Dec. 13, 1970 -- When Chicago met Green Bay at Wrigley Field in the next-to-last game of the season, both teams were also-rans. They may have been fighting for nothing more than one notch above the NFC Central Division cellar, but the rivalry was fierce.

The game plan by the 4-8 Bears was to stop Bart Starr. Enter Dick Butkus. With Chicago leading 14-0 in the first quarter, Butkus and defensive end Willie Holman dropped Starr so fiercely that the quarterback lost his helmet ...

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