Found January 20, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
The Giants and the 49ers used to have one of the best playoff rivalries in sports. Back in the mid-to-late 80s and at the start of the 90s, they would match up 5 times in the playoffs, in addition to a few regular season games. The Giants were winners of 3 of the playoff games, ending the 9ers Super Bowl reign in the 86 playoffs, a 49-3 blowout in 1987, and the memorable 15-13 NFC Championship Game in 1991 which essentially ended Joe Montana’s reign in San Fran. The 9ers won a playoff matchup in 1984, en route to their 2nd Super Bowl title, and would give the Giants a taste of their own medicine in the Divisional Round in 1994, where Rickey Watters ran wild in a 44-3 win, recording 5 TDs. They did not meet again in the playoffs until the Wild Card round in 2003. The Giants blew a 38-22 lead in the 4th quarter, but had a shot to win the game at the end It would be easy to place the blame on one player at the end, *glances at Parrish*, but it really wasn’t Trey Junkin’s fault that the Giants didn’t win the game. Matt Bryant wasn’t necessarily a great kicker, and that wasn’t exactly a gimme. But the Giants blew a 38-22 lead! Oh, and let’s just ignore the blatant pass interference on that crazy final play (the NFL apologized to the Giants for the missed call. KICK IN THE NUTS). Regardless, the Giants really only had themselves to blame. These teams lock horns again this weekend, and it should be another dandy. It is raining in SF right now, and is not supposed to stop until well after the game ends.
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