San Francisco 49ers: Best Individual Performances in Playoff History
No. 9: Joe Montana — Super Bowl XIX vs. Miami Dolphins
The “Battle of the West Coast Offenses” game: Joe Montana versus Dolphins QB Dan Marino who had set new NFL records that season for passing yards and passing touchdowns.
The 49ers went 15-1 during the regular season, and the Dolphins had gone 14-2. They were the two best teams in the NFL.
After the Dolphins took a 10-7 lead after the first quarter, Montana led the 49ers to a dominant second quarter, which destroyed the Dolphins Super Bowl dreams. Montana threw for a TD and ran for a TD in a 21-point quarter, giving the 49ers a 28-16 lead at halftime, which they were never going to relinquish.
Montana led the offense to 537 total yards, and he went for 24-of-35 with 331 yards, with three TDs and 0 INTs.
This was the 49ers second Super Bowl triumph and kept going the incredible legacy of one Joe Montana.
This performance was an easy pick for this list.
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