VIDEO: Dennis McKinnon says 49ers loss fueled 1985 Bears run

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Every week of the 2015 Chicago Bears season, Chicago Sun-Times Sports will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Bears by speaking with players from the team including Jimbo Covert, Dan Hampton, Dennis McKinnon and Otis Wilson.

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Dennis McKinnon, a starting wide receiver on the 1985 Chicago Bears, spoke with Sun-Times Sports about how hungry the team was after losing in the NFC Championship Game the previous season to the San Francisco 49ers.

“Training camp in 1985 was tough, physical at a time when there was still two-a-days and we got ourselves ready for a great run. I think 18-1 speaks for itself,” McKinnon said.”

McKinnon went on to say avenging the loss to the 49ers from the 1984 season helped fuel the success the Bears had moving forward.

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