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The Top 10 Moments in Candlestick History

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Counting down the top 10 moments in Candlestick Park history.

All season long, the 49ers along with SAP have been counting down the greatest moments in Candlestick history. Here they are, from 10 to 1.

10: Championship Blowout
January 14, 1990: The 49ers blew out the LA Rams, 30-3 in front of 64,769 fans during the NFC Championship game... READ MORE

9: Giant Comeback
January 5, 2003: San Francisco's improbable comeback and eventual 39-38 victory over Michael Strahan's New York Giants... READ MORE

8: Montana Returns
November 9, 1986: Joe Montana returns from back surgery after eight weeks on the sideline and led the 49ers to a 43-17 pounding victory over the St. Louis Cardinals... READ MORE

7: Victory Lap

January 15, 1995: Steve Young runs a victory lap around the stadium following the 49ers 38-28 victory over the Cowboys in the NFC Championship game... READ MORE

6: Greatest Comeback
December 7, 1980: Quarterback Joe Montana led the 49ers from 28 points down on Dec. 7, 1980 to beat the New Orleans Saints 38-35 in overtime - the greatest comeback in NFL history to that point... READ MORE

5: Young Gets Away Again
October 30, 1988: Steve Young "gets away again" on a wild run against Minnesota breaking tackle after tackle and scoring the game-winning TD in a 24-21 win... READ MORE

4: Wild Wildcard
January 3, 1999: Terrell Owens' touchdown connection with Steve Young in Jan. 1999, known as "The Catch II"... READ MORE

3: Rice Passes Brown
September 5, 1994: Jerry Rice scored three times (rushing for one TD and catching two TD passes from Steve Young) in a 44-14 MNF victory over the LA Raiders... READ MORE

2: The Vernon Post
January 14, 2012: The 49ers beat New Orleans, 36-32, with a dramatic 4th quarter TD by Vernon Davis-the "Vernon Post"-to move onto the NFC Championship game for the first time since January 11, 1998... READ MORE

1: The Catch
January 10, 1982: Dwight Clark's "The Catch" against Dallas in the NFC Championship Game sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl in front of 60,525 fans... READ MORE

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