49ers Ultimate Showdown: (No. 4) 1990 49ers 20 (No. 5) 1988 49ers 24

May 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The fourth and final game of the first round of the San Francisco 49ers Ultimate Showdown Tournament is in the books, and we have seen the tournament’s first upset.
If you can consider a Super Bowl Champion beating a team that failed to make the Super Bowl a true upset, that is. The game was a very interesting bout, pitting two teams separated by only two years against one another.
The rosters were near mirror images, and a bevy of players lined up offensively and defensively on both sidelines (remember, Family Guy time travel rules).
However, the matchup did span a pivotal crossroads in 49er history, pitting Bill Walsh in his final year in the NFL against his old defensive coordinator, and ultimate successor, George Seifert.
Unlike the battle between the Cinderella 1981 team and the behemoth 1994 power house in Game Three, the teacher would get the better of his student this time around, with the 1988 never-say-die 49ers prevailing narrowly, 24-20 in come...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments