Michael Bennett says Seahawks would beat '85 Bears

Michael Bennett says Seahawks would beat '85 Bears
February 3, 2014, 9:45 am
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CSN Staff

Bears fans might have wanted tight end Martellus Bennett to help recruit brother Michael to Chicago this offseason, but now the Seahawks defensive lineman might not be so popular in these parts.

"We're the best defense since the '85 Bears," Bennett said after the Seahawks' win in the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

But there's more, as the younger Bennett replied he believes the 2013 Seahawks would beat the 1985 Shufflin' Crew.

That won't win him any popularity contests in the Windy City, as that group coached by Mike Ditka and Buddy Ryan claim the franchise's lone Super Bowl title, but it raises an interesting question of which defense is better.

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Ditka himself was asked that question prior to Seattle's impressive showing Sunday, and Da Coach responded that those Bears had a better front seven while the Seahawks likely have a better secondary. It's a strong point, as Seattle's "Legion of Boom" secondary wreaked havoc on opposing offenses this season while the 1985 front seven for the Monsters in the Midway featured three Hall of Famers in Mike Singletary, Richard Dent and Dan Hampton.

So, in a hypothetical battle between two great defenses, who wins?