Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Unlikely we beat Buffalo? I think NOT. The Niners were a better team than the Bills and would have destroyed them with Steve Young in my opinion. Pretty sure Bill Walsh would have figured out a way with a future HOF QB at the helm.
Here is why
The only reason the Giants defeated the Bills is because they focused on a methodical time possession offense. They knew the only way to defeat the Bills was to keep their hi-octane offense off the field. The Bills ran the ''No Huddle'' offense with the K-Gun. Yes the same offense that almost defeated us in the 1988 Super Bowl (Bengals). Well the Bills took that offense to a whole nother level with Thurman Thomas ripping off a 4.8 average in 1990
But why were the Giants able to do it? With their rushing offense. Here is the rushing totals for the Giants in the 1990 Playoffs
vs Bears - 194
vs SF - 152
vs Bils - 172
49ers rushing totals in the 1990 Playoffs
vs Redskins - 46
vs Giants - 39
We would have been forced into a shoot-out with the Bills and they were the superior offense, especially with Joe Montana out.
Plus, the Super Bowl was played 7 days after the Conference Championships. NOT 2 weeks like these days. This means we would have been forced to come up with a game plan with a backup QB in 5,6 days?
1990 Bills would have defeated us. Sorry guys.