“If you pin me down, I would probably say the ’90 Championship Game in San Francisco. We were heavy underdogs there that day, and San Francisco was going for their three-peat, We had lost our quarterback, Phil Simms, and we had Jeff Hostetler playing, who did a great job for us....I think probably that if you pin me down, that was – there were so many great players playing in that game, really, that that’s what makes it memorable to me."Today, we salute of those plays as our Great Moment in Giants History series continues:
Down 13-9 in the 4th quarter of the 1990 NFC Championship Game, the Giants were faced with 4th and 2 on their own 46 yard line. Rather than punt, Parcells called for a direct snap to up man Gary Reasons. Here's how it went down....
Reasons' 31-yard run put the ball on the San Francisco 25. The Giants, behind Hostetler, would stall on the next series, only managing to get up to the SF 21. On 4th down, Matt Bahr kicked a 38-yard FG with 5:47 remaining to narrow the score to 13-12.
Bahr's next FG ,with four seconds left, would end the 49ers' quest for a three-peat and send the Giants on to Super Bowl XXV.