NFL Breakdown: A Slightly Different Look at Giants vs. 49ers

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With the New York Giants facing the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, one can’t help but think back to the classic battles these two teams had in the 1980’s. The most famous of these perhaps was the 1990 NFC Championship Game on January 20, 1991 where Leonard Marshall knocked out Joe Montana. Then with Steve Young at quarterback and the 49ers needing just two first downs to run out the clock, Lawrence Taylor recovered a Roger Craig fumble, setting up a Matt Bahr 42-yard field goal, his fifth of the day, propelling the Giants to Super Bowl XXV against the Buffalo Bills, a historic game in its own right.

Step back in time with some Old School Spin as our Mike Damergis takes a look at the New York / San Francisco rivalry profiling their classic matchups during the 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1990 seasons.

FYI – For all you Big Blue and Leonard Marshall fans, here’s the entire interview that Mike did with Leonard with regard to those great Giants teams.

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