That night, Joe Montana, already a legend by then, finished with a career high 458 yards throwing and three touchdown passes, including two 90-plus-yard TD passes, as the 49ers rallied from 14 points down to beat the Rams, 30-27.
It was a night no NFL fan can, has or will ever forget.
On Monday night, Tom Brady put up a performance that rivaled that of the legendary Joe Montana.
Before a raucous crowd in Miami, a place where Brady has had little success, Brady put on an air raid that hasn't been seen since 1996.
In the fourth quarter, up 31-17 and starting from their own 1-yard line, Brady hit Wes Welker on a fly route down the seams. Ninety-nine yards later, the Patriots sealed the game—and Brady once again entered into the all-time great performances on Monday Night Football.
517 yards, four touchdown passes to three different receivers and a QB rating of 121.6. It was the kind of performance that fathers will be telling their kids and their grandkids about for years to come.
If we thought we had seen all the greatness there was to be seen in Tom Brady on the biggest stage in the regular season, Monday Night Football, we were wrong.
Brady showed that even legendary players have something left to show us.