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Remembering Greatness: September 24th, 1989


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(Joe Montana)

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Surely you remember the game that day, a windy 52 degrees in the city of brotherly love, except it wasn't so lovely early on, not for the red & gold at least. The 49ers found themselves down 21-10 early in the 4th quarter against the vaunted Philadelphia Eagles defense. The great Joe Montana was sacked 8 times that day, and the 49ers' offensive line appeared to have more holes than a pound of swiss cheese.

As head coach of the Eagles, this was Buddy Ryan's finest defense to ever take the field, featuring sack-master Reggie White and ball-hawking corner Eric Allen. So how did the 49ers turn it around on that gnarly astroturf at Veterans Stadium?

In the final 8:14 of the game, Joe Montana rifled 3 touchdown passes , one for 8 yards to Tom Rathman, a 24 yarder to Brent Jones and a 33 yard toss to Jerry Rice. It was one of Joe Cool's greatest comebacks and showed that the undisputed quarterback of the 1980s still had a leg up on the young, rising, star that was Randall Cunningham of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Then 49ers head coach George Seifert remarked after the game, "I think we've all seen it written that Joe is the finest comeback quarterback in the game. I think he showed it today. His cool under pressure is unbelievable."

The game's final box score showed 49ers 38, Eagles 28.

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