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A portrait of Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, by SI photographer Todd Rosenberg.

A portrait of Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, by SI photographer Todd Rosenberg.

Quarterback Jim McMahon moons a news helicopter as it hovered over the Chicago Bears’ practice field in New Orleans prior to Super Bowl XX in Jan. 1986. (Bettmann/Corbis)

GALLERY: Super Bowl Controversies

Quarterback Jim McMahon moons a news helicopter as it hovered over the Chicago Bears’ practice field in New Orleans prior to Super Bowl XX in Jan. 1986. (Bettmann/Corbis)
GALLERY: Super Bowl Controversies

Randall Cobb beats Zack Bowman to the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown with 38 seconds left as the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28 to capture the NFC North championship on Sunday (Dec. 29).  Back after missing seven games with a broken left collarbone, quarterback Aaron Rodgers found a wide-open Cobb on 4th-and-8 to wipe out a one-point deficit with a 48-yard touchdown pass.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Randall Cobb beats Zack Bowman to the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown with 38 seconds left as the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28 to capture the NFC North championship on Sunday (Dec. 29).  Back after missing seven games with a broken left collarbone, quarterback Aaron Rodgers found a wide-open Cobb on 4th-and-8 to wipe out a one-point deficit with a 48-yard touchdown pass.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears linebacker Dick Butkus rushes Packers quarterback Don Horn at Soldier Field on Dec. 15, 1968. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Bears linebacker Dick Butkus rushes Packers quarterback Don Horn at Soldier Field on Dec. 15, 1968. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Brian Urlacher sacks Brett Favre during a 2001 Bears-Packers game. Urlacher, the 2000 Defensive Rookie of the Year, 2005 Defensive Player of the Year and eight-time Pro Bowler, retired on Wednesday. (John Biever/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Brian Urlacher

Brian Urlacher sacks Brett Favre during a 2001 Bears-Packers game. Urlacher, the 2000 Defensive Rookie of the Year, 2005 Defensive Player of the Year and eight-time Pro Bowler, retired on Wednesday. (John Biever/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Brian Urlacher

Walter Payton and his mom, Alyne, pose during a June 1984 SI photo shoot. Mother’s Day is this Sunday. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Athletes and Their Moms

Walter Payton and his mom, Alyne, pose during a June 1984 SI photo shoot. Mother’s Day is this Sunday. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Athletes and Their Moms

Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is upended on a scramble by the New England Patriots defense. McMahon became the first quarterback to rush for two touchdowns in a Super Bowl; he threw for 256 yards in the 46-10 rout. (Andy Hayt/SI)

GALLERY: SI’s 100 Best Super Bowl Photos

Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is upended on a scramble by the New England Patriots defense. McMahon became the first quarterback to rush for two touchdowns in a Super Bowl; he threw for 256 yards in the 46-10 rout. (Andy Hayt/SI)
GALLERY: SI’s 100 Best Super Bowl Photos

The Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew perform The Super Bowl Shuffle. The song became an instant hit and reached No. 41 on the music charts. The Bears were successful as well, defeating the Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Remembering the 1985 Bears

The Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew perform The Super Bowl Shuffle. The song became an instant hit and reached No. 41 on the music charts. The Bears were successful as well, defeating the Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Remembering the 1985 Bears

On this day in 1985, the Chicago Bears released the famous “Super Bowl Shuffle,” a memorable song about their hopes of winning the NFL championship. The song proved to be true as the Bears would roll through the playoffs, culminating in a 46-10 victory over New England in Super Bowl XX. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 Bears

On this day in 1985, the Chicago Bears released the famous “Super Bowl Shuffle,” a memorable song about their hopes of winning the NFL championship. The song proved to be true as the Bears would roll through the playoffs, culminating in a 46-10 victory over New England in Super Bowl XX. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of the 1985 Bears

Walter Payton was an artist on the field (see post below) and certainly appreciated a fine musician during his time off it. In this 1986 photo, Sweetness hangs out with Phil Collins during the Bears’ trip to London for the American Bowl. (AP)

Walter Payton was an artist on the field (see post below) and certainly appreciated a fine musician during his time off it. In this 1986 photo, Sweetness hangs out with Phil Collins during the Bears’ trip to London for the American Bowl. (AP)

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated has three covers. The first features Philadelphia pitchers Cliff Lee and Ryan Madson as the two aces prepare for the playoffs. The second shows Bills corneback Drayton Florence returning a Tom Brady interception for a touchdown and the final is of former Bears RB Walter Payton, the subject of a just-published biography. (Phillies - Al Tielemans/SI; Bills - Al Tielemans/SI; Bears - Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated has three covers. The first features Philadelphia pitchers Cliff Lee and Ryan Madson as the two aces prepare for the playoffs. The second shows Bills corneback Drayton Florence returning a Tom Brady interception for a touchdown and the final is of former Bears RB Walter Payton, the subject of a just-published biography. (Phillies - Al Tielemans/SI; Bills - Al Tielemans/SI; Bears - Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)