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49ers Vs. Eagles: Joe Montana's Big Comeback

Given how quiet things are right now (sort of a blessing in disguise), anytime something pops up related to the 49ers, I'm quick to read it. Over at CSN Bay Area, Ray Diddinger of CSN Philadelphia posted a little something about the 49ers big comeback victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in week three of the 1989 season.

The 49ers entered the game 2-0 and found themselves in a fairly tough battle. Montana connected with Jerry Rice for a 68-yard touchdown early in the first quarter, but the Eagles took a 12-10 lead into halftime. The 49ers found themselves trailing 21-10 in the fourth quarter when Joe Montana put it all together. The offense switched to more of a spread style and absolutely decimated Buddy Ryan's vaunted defensive scheme.

A dominant fourth quarter saw Joe Montana complete 11 of 12 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns. For the game he was 25 of 34 for 428 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Not too shabby.

Joe Montana had so many spectacular performances that it's easy to overlook some of them. I came across video of the game, so head after the jump if you've got a few minutes to spare. If you click over to the YouTube link you can find the successive videos for the rest of the game.

This seemed like a nice way to take us into the weekend, so enjoy.

49ers vs. Eagles - 1989