Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/16/13
SAN FRANCISCO -- For a team as storied as the San Francisco 49ers, it sure has been awhile since the last time they won a road playoff game. Jan. 8, 1989, to be exact. The 49ers traveled to Chicago, where they beat the Bears 28-3 at Solider Field as a pit stop on their way to the Super Bowl title in New Orleans. It wasn't until later that year when rookie running back LaMichael James was even born. Coach Jim Harbaugh remembers it though, and for good reason. Harbaugh was a Bears backup quarterback at the time. He sat behind both Jim McMahon and Mike Tomczak on the depth chart -- both of whom appeared in the game. "Yeah, I remember Jerry Rice catching a ball down the Niners sideline," Harbaugh said. "Cold as heck, we got whipped." With his allegiance switched, Harbaugh would just assume history repeat itself Sunday when the team travels to Atlanta to play the Falcons in the NFC title game. It it does, the team will have to buck another trend, which has hampered them all ...
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