Originally posted by pdizo916:
But in 96' Carolina have beaten us twice so I don't think it would've been likely to beat Carolina in Carolina in 96. 97 was a toss up but that was a REAL GOOD Denver Team. Esp in 1997, we didn't have MUCH of a running game
All and all, SF and DAL should have more superbowls.
to clarify the '96 and '97 teams and playoff runs:
'96 = 12-4, 2nd place to panthers in NFCW, beat Philly in WC, lost to GB at lambeau (icy, muddy game) in NFCD...(Jan 1997) probably lose to CAR on the road in NFCCG had we faced them a 3rd time that season...no runnng game at all with terry kirby and loville...think young got hurt and grbac had to take over too aginst the pack in that game
'97 = 13-3, won NFCW, beat Broncos convincingly in reg season, #1 seed in NFC, beat Vikings in NFCD, lose at the rainy Stick to GB (Jan 1998) and miss chance to face Broncos in SB32 in San Diego....running game wasn't THAT bad even though it was the first year with Hearst and a revamped running game (first 1,000 yd rusher that yr Niners had since Watters), and last hurrah of the strong mid-90's Niners D before they started to get old
and for good measure...
'98 = 12-4 and 2nd place again (to the dirty birds this time), finally beat Packers in WC (the Catch 2), lose Heart and narrow loss to Falcons in Divisional (Jan 1999), would probably have lost anyways to Vikings in NFCCG, defense was getting old, Steve Young's last hurrah
[ Edited by Dr_Bill_Walsh on Sep 2, 2013 at 3:58 PM ]