Alex Smith channels Joe Montana and leads San Francisco 49ers to victory

Was that one of the greatest football games ever?

The San Francisco last second win over New Orleans had everything including a barnburner finish that will go down in San Francisco history.

It was eerie that 30 years ago Joe Montana found Dwight Clark in the end zone for an historic play off win against the Dallas Cowboys

Thirty years later Alex Smith found Vernon Davis in the end zone with just five seconds left.

When it comes to history Candlestick Park oozes it.

Saints coach Sean Peyton must have thought the game was won when the incomparable Drew Brees threw his fourth touchdown pass with a minute and 47 seconds to go.

But San Francisco at home are an historic tough nut to crack.

Alex Smith who had unimpressed in the game, suddenly, found his mojo and marched down the field.

Somehow he found his inner Joe Montana.

It was a great win for the Niner who will now fancy their chances against either Green Bay or the Giants next week in the NFC championship game.

Candlestick Park once more shook down the echoes and history was made


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly):

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: