1988 San Francisco 49ers: A Comeback Year For Joe Montana & Bill Walsh

The San Francisco 49ers’ tandem of Bill Walsh at head coach and Joe Montana playing quarterback has taken its place in the annals of NFL lore, but after winning the Super Bowl in 1984, postseason struggles hit. They lost playoff games in 1985 and 1986 to the New York Giants, never scoring a touchdown in either game. The Niners lost in 1987 to the Minnesota Vikings, a game Montana was benched. It looked like the end might be nearing.