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Better Rivals podcast: Rewatching Super Bowl XXIII

Looking back at a game that probably should have been a blow out

Super Bowl XXIII Photo by Rick Stewart/Allsport/Getty Images

On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, our rewatch series continues with a look back at the final game of the Bill Walsh Era, Super Bowl 23. What was the state of the 49ers entering a 1988 season that wasn’t as smooth sailing as you’d typically expect from an eventual Super Bowl champion? (10:47) Why was this game as close as it was entering the fourth quarter? (23:12) And what was the major turning point that led to an eventual 49ers victory? (46:21) All that, plus grading the QB performances, the interesting schematic history from this game, and Ronnie Lott snatching souls.