In light of the impressive playoff wins this past weekend (Tebow Mania!), it’s important to remember that so many great games occur early in the NFL playoffs that ultimately fade in the haze of history.
For as proud a franchise as the San Francisco 49ers proclaim to be, there is no dispute about their success in the form of five Lombardi Trophies sittings in the lobby of the Santa Clara headquarters.
Second only to Pittsburgh’s six, and tied with the Cowboys — er, wait, change that...tied with the hated Cowboys, the 49ers from 1981 to 1994 established themselves as the standard by which other teams are measured.
Then came The Post-Eddie Drought. The Niners, under coach Steve Mariucci, made the playoffs in 2002, and since then it’s been crickets. Now that the team under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh has earned the No. 2 seed and faces perhaps as big a game as it has since 1981, it’s important to remember the big playoff wins San Francisco has had.. Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 playoff victories in 49er history.