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1990

Record: 15-3, NFC West champions
George Seifert's two-year record: 32-5

The 49ers reeled off 10 straight victories to open the 1990 season, they had the NFL's best won-loss mark for the second straight year (14-2), and they won the NFC West for the fifth straight year.

But the 49ers fell just a matter of seconds short in their quest to "threepeat" in the Super Bowl.

In the NFC Championship Game, the New York Giants battled the 49ers to a 6-6 tie at halftime, and the Niners led 13-9 at the end of the third quarter. Joe Montana was knocked out of the game with a broken hand and a concussion midway through the fourth quarter. With Steve Young at quarterback, a 13-12 lead and 2:36 to go, running back Roger Craig fumbled. Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor recovered the ball, and the Giants drove for a 42-yard field goal, giving the 49ers a 15-13 defeat on the last play of the game.

Nevertheless, with a two-year record of 32-5, George Seifert was succeeding where others had failed -- he had replaced a "legend." Seifert was named 1990 coach of the year by the Washington Touchdown Club, The Sporting News and The National.

The Seifert Era continues: 1991

 

 1990 Results

W at New Orleans 13-12 
W Washington 26-13 
W Atlanta 19-13 
W at Houston 24-21 
W at Atlanta 45-35 
W Pittsburgh 27-7 
W Cleveland 20-17 
W at Green Bay 24-20 
W at Dallas 24-6 
W Tampa Bay 31-7 
L L.A. Rams 28-17 
W N.Y. Giants 7-3 
W at Cincinnati 20-17 
W at L.A. Rams 26-10 
L New Orleans 13-10 
W at Minnesota 20-17

 Playoffs

W Washington 28-10 
L N.Y. Giants 15-13