In celebration of #NFL100, over the past two weeks the NFL has released their list of the Top 100 Teams in NFL history. On Friday night, the "NFL 100 Greatest" concluded its countdown on NFL Network. Six teams in San Francisco 49ers history made the top 100 list. Here are the teams that are a pivotal part of the league's storied past.
#73 - 1990 49ers
The 1990 San Francisco 49ers started the season 10-0 and went on to finish the season with only two losses. George Seifert, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Co. amassed an impressive season, marching all the way to the NFC Championship game. The 1990 49ers were the closest team in NFL history to "three-peat" in the Super Bowl, losing in the final seconds on a field goal by the soon-to-be Super Bowl Champion New York Giants.
#69 - 1988 49ers
The 1988 San Francisco 49ers started the season 6-5, but won four out of their last five games to win the NFC West with a 10-6 record. The team went on to win their third Super Bowl Championship in a 20-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the final season of legendary head coach Bill Walsh's career.
#31 - 1981 49ers
This was the year the San Francisco 49ers dynasty was born. Led by quarterback Joe Montana, the 49ers went into the NFC playoffs at 13-3 and faced a huge hurdle in the NFC Championship against the Dallas Cowboys. In that game, the second-best play in NFL history occurred, "The Catch." That 1981 San Francisco 49ers won the team's first Super Bowl Championship in a 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
#19 - 1994 49ers
Led by quarterback Steve Young, the 1994 San Francisco 49ers finished the season at 13-3 and won the team's fifth Super Bowl Championship - a 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers. In Super Bowl XXIX, Young threw for a Super Bowl record six touchdown passes.
#5 - 1989 49ers
The 1989 San Francisco 49ers finished the season at 14-2 and rolled through the playoffs winning all three playoff games by a combined 100 points. The 49ers won their fourth Super Bowl Championship, 55-10, over the Denver Broncos becoming the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls with two different coaches. The 55 points scored in Super Bowl XXIV are the most scored by a team in a Super Bowl.
#4 - 1984 49ers
The 1988 San Francisco 49ers became the first team in NFL history to win 15 games in the NFL regular season since the season was extended to 16-games. In what was Joe Montana's best season, the quarterback threw for 3,630 yards and 28 touchdowns. The team won their second Super Bowl Championship, 38-16, over the Miami Dolphins.