I'll say it like this, had Roger Craig not fumbled the ball with under three minutes left in the game, the 49ers would have won Super Bowl XXV.
The 1990 49ers boasted two-time League MVP Joe Montana, who had won his second consecutive league MVP, the team had finished a league best 14-2.
The team had the biggest pressure on them to threepeat, and they would have.
Even with Montana knocked out of the game, the 49ers were up late in that 1990 NFC Championship game and the Giants beat them by two outscoring 6-0 in the fourth.
The biggest game changer was the Craig fumble, the 49ers could have run down the clock to the point where, if they were held to punt, the Giants low end offense who have prayed for a miracle.
Charles Haley and Ronnie Lott were both first team All-Pros on defense, Montana actually had more yards than the previous season, as did Jerry Rice.
Rice also led the league with 100 receptions.
Montana was sacked 33 times in 13 games in the 89 season, in the 1990 season he was sacked 29 times in 15 games.
The team of 1990 was in many ways the same efficiency as the team of 89, but the 90 team got unlucky, and the 90 Giants prevailed as Super Bowl champs.