The San Francisco 49ers will play within the franchise’s eighth Super Bowl on Sunday in hopes of becoming a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots as the one franchises with six Lombardi trophies. It’s such a historic recreation for a lot of causes on either side, however for the Niners, there’s a lot on the road, particularly as soon as notion enters the room. There’s numerous good and unhealthy that may come about consequently which makes this recreation extremely anticipated, but fully nerve-racking for some.
Above is a clip from the final Niners Super Bowl victory in January 1995. They demolished the [San Diego] Chargers, 49-26. As much as that time, San Francisco and its fan base had by no means skilled defeat in a Tremendous Bowl. They’d improved to an ideal, 5-0 on that day in ’95. The 49ers additionally grew to become the primary franchise in NFL historical past to win 5 Tremendous Bowls and completed it in fewer than 15 years.
Since that point of the ‘80s and early ‘90s, the crew within the Metropolis by the Bay has been profitable, simply not on the identical stage as these groups led by Joe Montana and Invoice Walsh and even Steve Younger and George Seifert. San Francisco has been actually good, particularly inside the previous 13 years or so.
Over that point, the Niners have appeared in seven NFC title video games, successful three. They’ve come out on the shedding finish in two of these Tremendous Bowls and play within the third on Sunday. Tremendous Bowl LVIII represents an opportunity for the 49ers to interrupt this shedding streak within the largest soccer recreation on earth. It represents a chance for revenge facing the same organization that beat them four years ago. A recreation many really feel they need to’ve received having led by double-digits coming into the fourth quarter.
This recreation additionally presents SF with one other alternative to rub a big-time victory within the faces of their most hated non-division rival, the Dallas Cowboys. Each have been caught on 5 Tremendous Bowl wins for the reason that Nineteen Nineties, though the 49ers have been a lot nearer way more incessantly than the Cowboys. However a loss for SF on Sunday means they’d be tied with Dallas in Tremendous Bowls all-time at 5-3.
Which may not imply a lot to youthful followers, however for anybody who was round in the course of the Nineteen Nineties, particularly, you know the way intense that rivalry was and nonetheless is to at the present time. Except for that, shedding three probabilities in a row to rejoin that elite group holding probably the most Tremendous Bowl victories is one these Niners absolutely need to keep away from.