First Playoff Game
Wilbur Runs Over The Saints
Dean Ties Sack Record
Young Gets Away Again!
Taylor's Punt Return
NFC Championship Blowout
Carter's Interception Return
Record Setting Win
Rice Passes Brown
Kirby Kickoff Return
Hearst Races 96 Yards
Big Day For Hearst
Owens Sets Record
Gore Breaks Loose
Gore Breaks 60 Year Record
The Vernon Post
CURRENT RANK: 6
December 26, 1971: The 49ers first playoff game at Candlestick Park resulted in a 24-20 win over Washington in front of 45,327 fans.
November 27, 1977: Wilbur Jackson rushed for 190 yards on 16 carries (including an 80-yarder) in a 20-17 victory over New Orleans.
December 7, 1980: The 49ers trailed New Orleans, 35-7 at halftime but Joe Montana then led the team back to tie the game and win in overtime, 38-35 for the greatest comeback in NFL history at the time.
January 10, 1982: Dwight Clark's "The Catch" against Dallas in the NFC Championship Game sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl in front of 60,525 fans.
November 13, 1983: Fred Dean sets a team record tying six sacks in a 27-0 victory over New Orleans.
November 9, 1986: Joe Montana returns from back surgery after eight weeks on the sideline and led the 49ers to a 43-17 pounding victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Montana ended the day with 270 yards and 3 TDs (all to Jerry Rice). The 49ers scored on 7 of 9 possessions under Montana's control.
October 30, 1988: Steve Young "gets away again" on a wild run against Minnesota breaking tackle after tackle and scoring the game-winning TD in a 24-21 win.
November 21, 1988: John Taylor returned a punt for 95 yards for a TD in a 37-21 over Washington.
January 14, 1990: The 49ers blew out the LA Rams, 30-3 in front of 64,769 fans during the NFC Championship game.
January 12, 1991: Michael Carter returned an interception 61 yards for a TD in a 28-10 NFC Playoff victory over Washington.
October 18, 1992: The 49ers beat Atlanta, 56-17, setting a Candlestick Park single game record for most points scored.
September 5, 1994: Jerry Rice scored three times (rushing for one TD and catching two TD passes from Steve Young) in a 44-14 MNF victory over the LA Raiders. These gave Rice 127 total career TDs breaking Jim Brown's long-standing NFL mark of 126.
January 15, 1995: Steve Young runs a victory lap around the stadium following the 49ers 38-28 victory over the Cowboys in the NFC Championship game.
November 16, 1997: Terry Kirby returned a kick-off 101 yards for a TD in a 27-19 win over Carolina.
December 15, 1997: Jerry Rice returned from a knee injury and scored a touchdown in a 34-17 MNF win over Denver on the same night that the team retired Joe Montana's No. 16 jersey.
September 6, 1998: Garrison Hearst raced a team record 96 yards in overtime for the winning TD as the 49ers defeated the NY Jets, 36-30 in the season home opener.
December 14, 1998: Garrison Hearst had 198 yards rushing on 14 carries in the 49ers 35-13 victory over Detroit.
January 3, 1999: The 49ers defeated Green Bay, 30-27 in front of 66,506 as Steve Young threw to Terrell Owens in a play known as the "Catch II."
December 17, 2000: Terrell Owens breaks the 49ers single game reception record with 20 catches in a 17-0 shutout win over Chicago.
December 22, 2001: "Nobody blinked," said LB Derek Smith as the 49ers held Philadelphia out of the end zone on six consecutive plays inside the 2-yard line in the 4th quarter. The 49ers scored minutes later in a 13-3 victory.
January 5, 2003: The 49ers recorded an epic comeback versus the NY Giants in a 39-38 victory in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game.
November 19, 2006: Frank Gore rushed for a team record 212 yards (including runs of 50 and 51 yards) in a 20-14 victory over Seattle.
December 4, 2011: Frank Gore breaks the team's 60 year NFL career rushing record against St. Louis.
December 19, 2011: The 49ers defeated Pittsburgh, 20-3 in the "Lights Out" MNF game.
January 14, 2012: The 49ers beat New Orleans, 36-32, with a dramatic 4th quarter TD by Vernon Davis-the "Vernon Post"-to move onto the NFC Championship game for the first time since January 11, 1998.