Originally posted by JoeisGod:
(In my opinion) There is no Catch 2 or Catch 3. There is only The Catch. Why? Because it only gets the title "The Catch x" if the team wins the Lombardi in the same season. Montana (God incarnate) hits Clark and goes on to win the Trophy. Young hits Owens and the the team loses a close one in Atlanta. Smith hits Davis and loses a close one the next week. Those last two were great plays, but were not legendary.
I can see the rationale behind everything you said except your last comment.
Maybe those 2 plays aren't on the same level as the "The Catch", but they are definitely legendary in their own right.
Either one of those 2 could be the flagship plays for a different franchise. The end of that 4th quarter in the 49ers/Saints game is arguably one of the greatest segments of football in NFL history.