NFC Championship Game: A Blast From The Bears/Packers Past

On September 11, 1995, the Bears played the Packers in a Monday night game at Soldier Field. Brett Favre was a young quarterback who hadn’t exposed anything but his right arm back then and Soldier Field still had artificial turf. The Packers won the old NFC Central with an 11-5 record that year and the Bears, under Dave Wannstedt, finished 9-7.

But that Monday night, someone other than a Bear or Packer caught a football:

Mike Pantazis, from “the North Side of Chicago”, got his 15 minutes of fame — not only making a great catch, but not getting hurt and getting interviewed by Lynn Swann on ABC. The Bears lost the game 27-24, but this one deserves another look.

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