Originally posted by crabman82:
no you dont. you win enough games where teams have to come to play you. for real, have the 49ers won a road playoff game since the nfc title game in chicago?
They lost primarily to Dallas, Green Bay, and Atlanta in the '90s....but I don't put much stock on that road aspect because those were just better teams (or in the case of ATL, us losing Hearst) -- Dallas & Green Bay kicked our asses at the stick in their respective parts of the decade.
Lost to the Bucs on the road in '02 after coming back against Giants at home....but those Bucs were a vicious team.
And we played at home in our first playoff run since then last year, so yes, we haven't won a road playoff game since that Bears game.
There's a stat that Eli Manning has won more road playoff games than any QB in history, including Joe Montana. Guess what, Joe played in few road games, and back then you really were what your record said you were, so better teams tended to host games out of the norm.
Redskins in '83, Giants in '85 and '86....these were better teams at the time. The Bears in '88 were good, but when we peaked we were killing the NFC.
[ Edited by JTsBiggestFan on Dec 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM ]