Originally posted by susweel:
Both against the Giants.
Haha, this certainly adds to the vitriol. So two losses to the Giants in NFCC games, in the same manner. But if history holds correct, our next playoff meeting will be a blowout of epic proportions!!
The Craig fumble was truly horrible and I cried when Bahr put the ball through the uprights (and just watching it again recently, man was it closer than I remembered). I was also 11 years old, so that had a lot to do with it. Certainly hurt though, even with 2 superbowls back to back.
Like others have said, maybe we should look at our perfect superbowl record in another perspective.....that we are undefeated for a reason. The Giants beat the 49ers in the '90 NFCC game because of their defensive gameplan and our lack of running game. That Belichick superbowl game plan was a thing of genius, and to think that a Montana-less led 49ers would have beaten the Bills for sure is a bit naive and homer like in my opinion. The Giants won that game because they had something crazy like 45 minutes time of possession, which they accomplished through a lot of running the ball and letting the Bills move the ball at will but no long pass plays (and beating up the receivers as well). They intentionally allowed Thurman Thomas to rush for over 100 yards to accomplish this.
They did win on luck with the missed field goal, but even assuming they make it only gave up 22 points the entire game (20 really as 2 came from a safety). I'm gonna assume that even though we had a good D, we'd probably try to shoot it out with them and I'm not sure how that would have went. Look at the '92 Bills matchup that we lost at Candlestick in the no punt game with a much more seasoned Steve Young, and an arguably worse Buffalo team.
LOL at thinking it was an automatic blowout like the Charger superbowl.
I think we'll have to wait and see what happens with this superbowl. Looks like the Giants are the better team but if the Patriots pull out a win (especially a surprising big or decisive win), then it will probably make the whole KW drama sting a lot less. Like someone else mentioned about the beating the '83 Redskins took against the Raiders.
I think we really need a big Patriots win to make Niner nation feel better.
I feel we would have had a good shot at the Patriots, but let's revisit this thread in a few days...