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What is your favorite 9er play of ALL TIME?

Braylon Edwards one handed catch during practice
Originally posted by WWFGD:

This is a classic...the actual run and the commercial.

lol, I love that, never fails to make me smile.
here are some more great plays:

Jerry Rice catches a TD pass to beat the Giants in the 4'th quarter (the clip starts early, stick with it)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Te_pVxKLQ

Roger Craig's run against the Rams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_cOctUzgSY

WAY back was Brodie hitting Gene Washington for a TD vs. the Redskins in the playoffs back in 1971, I had to *listen* to the game but Lon Simmons was a great announcer.. sent chills down my spine (I was just a kid then).

I couldn't find a clip but there was also Montana to Rice back in 87 (I think) to beat the Bengals in the 4'th quarter in a game where the bengals didn't punt on 4'th down and the 49ers lined up trips on one side, Rice on the other and won the game.
It is great that someone has now posted this clip on YouTube. The first minute or so covers this play.

Eric Wright's tackle, that could have been called "The Tackle". With 47 seconds left in the 1981 NFC Championship game, the 49ers were leading by only 1 point, 28-27. Had he not made the play, the Cowboys would have likely been in field goal range or Drew Pearson takes it the distance for a touchdown. If that had happened, "The Catch" would have become less relevant and the 49ers wouldn't have defeated the Cowboys or won their first Super Bowl in 1981.

The finger tackle by Eric Wright that likely saved the first championship season and the beginning of the dynasty:
[ Edited by 49erDynasty on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:37 AM ]
When TO caught the TD pass from Young in the playoffs against the Packers.....what was funny about that was that he had dropped alot of easy balls in the game before that, and that was the hardest catch of the day.....plus he got smashed as soon as he caught it.....it was either that or when the Giants messed up on the field goal attempt in the playoffs and the holder scrammbled around and threw the ball downfield, only to be knocked down by, hands down the greatest defensive play ever(or greatest non called penelty) either way you look at it....49ERS prevail........
The Catch!

That was pretty easy.

Coming in a distant second was the goal line stand against the Bungles in the '81 Super Bowl.
The classic roll right and throw away.
My favorite game memory was Montana entering a game during the '79 season and leading the team, down 35-7 at halftime, to a 42-35 (or perhaps it was 38) win over the Saints. Everyone was just SHOCKED. Nobody had ever seen this kid named Montana before, and it was our first glimpse of what was yet to come. Had to listen to that game on radio as I recall, because it was not televised. Lon Simmons nearly had a heart attack as I recall...
  • jimrat
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This one of my favorites, I remember going ballistic with joy on this run
Originally posted by 49erDynasty:
It is great that someone has now posted this clip on YouTube. The first minute or so covers this play.

Eric Wright's tackle, that could have been called "The Tackle". With 47 seconds left in the 1981 NFC Championship game, the 49ers were leading by only 1 point, 28-27. Had he not made the play, the Cowboys would have likely been in field goal range or Drew Pearson takes it the distance for a touchdown. If that had happened, "The Catch" would have become less relevant and the 49ers wouldn't have defeated the Cowboys or won their first Super Bowl in 1981.

The finger tackle by Eric Wright that likely saved the first championship season and the beginning of the dynasty:

You sir, are correct. If it wasn't for that game saving tackle, the catch wouldn't have meant much.
Originally posted by DaDivaRecieva15:

so embarrassed to be a niner fan when that happened
The Catch II. I was jumping up and down like a maniac when it happened.
Here's two old-timers for the defense: If you were there, you surely will rtemember them.

Dan Bunz goal-line tackle of Charles Alexander in Super Bowl 16.

Keena Tuner absolutely blowing-up Ottis Anderson on a swing pass, was also memorable, and symbolic of the Niner mystique.
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