#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History Recap: #53

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The other 53 is here.

Tie-53. December 23, 2013 The Pick at the Stick

The 49ers should have lost the final regular season game ever played at Candlestick Park.

The Falcons trailed 10 points with 5 left, scored, successfully made an onside kick, and drove to the Niner 10. Their win expectation from that spot with a little over a minute left was 66%.

Then a Tremaine Brock deflection/NaVorro Bowman pick six reversed the Niner fortune, giving San Francisco a playoff spot and keeping the Niners in position to possibly play postseason football at home.

With Willie Mays and Jerry Rice both looking on, Candlestick provided one last great moment and the Niners beat the Falcons 34-24

#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History: #6

#7 is here.

#6 January 14, 1990 1989 NFC Championship

Maybe the greatest postseason run in sports history - the '89 Niners beat Minnesota 41-13 the week prior and then their oldest rival, who had beaten them in Candlestick during the season, the LA Rams here in the NFC Championship, 30-3.

Joe Montana went 26-30; the defense intercepted Jim Everett 3 times and infamously dropped him on a phantom sack; Roger Craig and Tom Rathman combined for 245 yards from scrimmage.

Two weeks later, the 49ers completed the postseason run, hanging 55 on the Broncos to win their 4th Super Bowl in 8 years.

The 5th greatest moment in Candlestick history is tomorrow.

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