17. Crushing The Competition

What: NFC Divisional Playoff vs. San Francisco 49ers
Date: 1/4/1987

The Giants didn't just beat the 49ers on this day. They beat the crap out of them—both on the scoreboard and on the field. They ended up winning the game 49-3 but, miraculously, that wasn't the worst news of the day for the Niners. Joe Montana got sacked by nose tackle Jim Burt and knocked out of the game with a concussion. On the same play, he threw an interception that was returned for a TD by the G-Men. And Jerry Rice inexplicably fumbled a ball at the beginning of the game that could have put San Fran up 7-0. It was one of the greatest moments in Giants history and, at the same time, one of the worst in the history of the 49ers.