#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #14

Sunday, December 15, 2013

#15 is here.

#14 January 3, 1999 Owens. Owens. Owens.

5 straight losses to the Packers.  3 in the playoffs.

4 dropped passes for Terrell Owens.  And a fumble.

Charles Haley's return as a 49er, after 8 years in exile - retired two years and a Cowboy before that.

Also exiled - Eddie DeBartolo, firmly asked to transfer ownership by the league; Carmen Policy, who left town for the Browns relaunch a year prior, and Dwight Clark, who joined Policy at midseason.

Reggie White's last NFL game (both Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor end careers on the losing side at Candlestick).

4 lead changes - the 4th coming after Brett Favre drove the Packers 89 yards for a TD pass to Antonio Freeman to give Green Bay a 27-23 lead with under two minutes to play.

Starting at the 24, Steve Young hit JJ Stokes to the 41 and then again to midfield.

Marc Edwards picked up a first down on a Young pass that should have been a five yard loss.

An incomplete pass and Jerry Rice's only catch of the game gave the Niners a third and 4 at Green Bay's 42 with 27 seconds left.

A pass to Terry Kirby picked up the first down at the Green Bay 33 with 20 seconds to go. To Garrison Hearst for 5, causing the Niners to use their final time out with 14 seconds left.

A near interception with 8 seconds left.

And then Owens.

The 13th greatest Candlestick moment is tomorrow.

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