The Drive, the Catch and a 49ers NFC Title

The Drive, the Catch and a 49ers NFC Title
Phil Huber/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File

It will be part of San Francisco's history; it will become a legend of this city, right up there with the Great Earthquake of 1906. The Drive. Eighty-nine yards to the Super Bowl, 89 yards at the end of a day that seemed hopeless. The Drive. In 10 years at least half a million people will claim to have been in Candlestick Park the day the 49ers drove the length of the field in 13 plays to beat Dallas 28-27 and win a trip to Super Bowl XVI. In 20 years the number of people who were there will be more than a million.

"Were you in Candlestick that day, Grandpa?"

"Damn right I was."

"Tell me about it?"


"Well, you see, there were less than five minutes left and it looked bad for us, boy, real bad..."

 

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