49ers Ultimate Showdown: (No. 1) 1984 49ers 22, (No. 2) 1989 49ers 28/OT

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The first game of the second round pitted the two teams many expected to compete for the ultimate title against one another, but such was the entire impetus behind the bracket format: to allay such a predictable match-up in the finale.
The two teams were both juggernauts and pictures of dominance in the modern NFL. The 1984 team lost one game of 19 overall by only three points and boasted the stingiest defense in the tournament. The 1989 team followed up their dramatic Super Bowl XXIII victory by losing just two games by a combined five points, and breezed through three playoff contests on their way to a rout of John Elway's Denver Broncos in the biggest Super Bowl blow-out in history.

Ultimately it was this post-season dominance that gave the 1989 team the edge in this game. Both teams were supremely talented and undeniably devastating, but the level of dominance exhibited by the 1989 49ers in January dictated the outcome of this contest. They also had a secret weapon t...

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