This week, CBS Sports’ Bryan DeArdo took on the task of naming the biggest win of every NFL franchise. The choice of the San Francisco 49ers should come as no surprise. It featured an iconic coin that started a dynasty – The Catch.
“Trailing by six points, the 49ers had to cover 89 yards in less than five minutes against the Dallas ‘Doomsday’ defense,” DeArdo said in his 1981 NFC Championship account. Game, which was played on Jan. 10, 1982. “Instead of looking for the big game, the 49ers relied on several sweep runs from Lenvil Elliott, two clutch holds by Freddie Solomon and a 14-yard run by Solomon on a setback. Facing a third on the Cowboys six-yard line, Joe Montana rolled right, dodged the Cowboys pass rush and threw the ball to a spot in the end zone where he hoped wide receiver Dwight Clark would be. . Clark, who was in the right spot, as you might expect, jumped into the air and captured the Montana Pass.
San Francisco defeated Dallas 28-27 and won its first of five Super Bowl championships. The NFL Top 100 Ranked Game Games list, behind only the 1958 NFL Championship between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants.
“The 49ers and the Cowboys are the two best teams in the league. Whoever wins this gameis winning the Super Bowl. “
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