In celebration of #NFL100, over the past two weeks the NFL has released the Top 100 Games in NFL history. On Friday night, the "NFL 100 Greatest" aired on NFL Network, with games 1-30 being unveiled. Seven of the top plays in San Francisco 49ers history made the top 100 list. Here are the games that are a pivotal part of the league's storied past.
#90 - 1994 NFC Championship Game, 49ers vs. Dallas Cowboys
Jan. 15, 1995, Candlestick Park
Steve Young threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns to lead the 49ers over Troy Aikman and the Cowboys en route to the team's fifth Super Bowl title.
#64 - 2011 NFC Divisional Round, 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints
Jan. 14, 2012, Candlestick Park
Vernon Davis hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass from Alex Smith with nine seconds remaining to vault the 49ers over the Saints in an instant classic. Davis shared his thoughts on the play during the segment saying, "I had to make that play because Superman always comes through."
#58 - 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Week 3
Sept. 24, 1989, Veterans Stadium
Joe Montana threw for 428 yards and five touchdowns to lead the 49ers to victory and start the season 3-0. When reminiscing about the game, Montana said, "That's one of those games that sticks out because it truly was a battle for us."
#46 - 1998 Wild Card Game, 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
Jan. 3, 1999, Candlestick Park
Steve Young connected with Terrell Owens in the final seconds for a 25-yard touchdown pass to take down the Green Bay Packers in the 1998 Wild Card game.
#39 - 2002 Wild Card Game, 49ers vs. New York Giants
Jan. 5, 2003, Candlestick Park
The 49ers outscored the Giants, 25-10, in the second half to overcome a 24-point deficit in the Wild Card round.
#19 - Super Bowl XXIII, 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Jan. 22, 1989, Joe Robbie Stadium
Joe Montana caped off a historic 11-play, 92-yard drive with a game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver John Taylor to win the 49ers third Super Bowl title.
#2 - 1982 NFC Championship Game, 49ers vs. Cowboys
Jan. 10, 1982 Candlestick Park
The game that changed 49ers history forever. Joe Montana rolled out of the pocket and found Dwight Clark in the back of the end zone for the game winning touchdown that clinched San Francisco's ticket to Super Bowl XVI. This play is widely known as "The Catch".