San Francisco 49ers: Best Individual Performances in Playoff History
No. 8 – Joe Montana — 1989 Divisional Playoffs vs. Minnesota Vikings
Montana was simply fantastic during this game. He led another dominant second quarter performance with 20 points, which included TD passes to Brent Jones, John Taylor and Jerry Rice. The 49ers had the game in hand with a lead of 27-3 at halftime.
He led the offense to another great performance with 403 total yards. Montana was at his playoff-efficient best, with an incredible 71 percent completion rate (17-of-24, 241 yards, and four TDs).
The 49ers won the game 41-13, and went on to win back-to-back Super Bowls and their fourth Super Bowl trophy overall.
Such was the 49ers offense dominance that they outscored their opponents 126-26 during that playoff run. Montana led from the front, and he cemented his legacy as arguably the best QB in the history of the NFL.
This performance was the beginning of a magical run and was a no-doubter for this list.
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