Originally posted by andes14:
The HUGE difference? In T.O.'s catch, if he drops it, we lose. IF VD drops it, we kick a field goal and go to overtime. Way more pressure on T.O., not to mention the level of difficulty of the throw/catch was way higher. Amazing play today, and amazing win, but it is not an appropriate comparison.
This winning TD came in a divisional round game, sending us to the NFC Championship game, and became the most unbelievable feat for the 49ers in this entire era of football. A win nobody believed Alex Smith could lead us to. the Young/Owens catch was a Wild Card game that came during a stretch where playoff games and winning were commonplace.
Both won us HUGE playoff games that will be remembered among the greatest moments ever. the way NO was moving the football late, we very EASILY couldve lost if VD drops the pass. or the kick couldve been blocked. the point is, with mere seconds left to play, our QB stepped up and made a perfect throw to the front of the endzone, where the reciever hung onto the ball after a hit, and we won a big playoff game.
why in the world would you make a stupid thread like this after such a great game? It will be known as "The Catch 3" whether people like it or not. It stamped the beginning of a new era of 49er football.