I think that ONE first down by the 49er's on their next to last possession would have eaten up the clock. This is where Rayes offensive calling got them into trouble and gave the ball back to the Vikings.
Also, ONE last major pass rush on that last play by the vikings could have prevented Bret Farve from throwing the long bomb. With just a few seconds to go, he may have been forced to throw a shorter pass to whatever receiver he could find open. And perhaps that could have killed the clock.
But this is all hindsight because in the end' the element of luck came into play. After all, what are the odds of throwing a Hail Mary pass and completing it?
Inspite of it all, the 49er's have proven that they can play with ANYBODY, and all you Shaun Hill haters should give him a little slack. HE HAS DONE A SUPERB JOB OF MANAGING THE GAMES AS ASKED! ... and with the exception of a MIRACLE, he would have won this one as well!
[ Edited by Kauaiguy on Sep 27, 2009 at 3:37 PM ]