Actually the game was played in '91, but it was part of the 1990 season. The Giants started off the season 10-0, but then finished 13-3, including a loss to the 49ers. Phil Simms was lost for the season due to a foot injury, so Jeff Hostetler stepped in. This team was nowhere near as dominant as the 1986 team, but it sure had luck on its side.
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In this clip, the 49ers have the ball, up 13-12. Roger Craig just rushed for a 1st down, and if they get one or two more, they're going to the Super Bowl.
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Now, with the ball, the Giants need to drive down the field and kick a field goal. Thankfully, thats all they did all day as Matt Bahr had scored all of the teams 12 points.
Note the presence of LT on the kicking team. A Hall of Fame LB out there to block on a field goal attempt? Also, Hoss held the kick - which used to be the job of backup QBs before punters took it over.
Finally, remember how Hostetler was playing with a concussion. He got knocked out (the Giants knocked out Montana to even it up - although Montana's backup was HOFer Steve Young and Hoss was already the backup - so his backup was as SI described it, "the catatonic Matt Cavanaugh"), but came back in to play. What a great game and a great season.