Here, a cringe-worthy countdown: the top franchises in NFL history to kick butt during season play—and lose their grip on the Lombardi Trophy at the last minute.
9. 1990 San Francisco 49ers
Coming off of two straight Super Bowl victories, the 49ers rolled into the NFC Championship game in 1990 with a 15-2 regular season record and a chance to win three in a row. After all, they still had Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Roger Craig. But the problem in the end? They still had Roger Craig. Leading 13-12 with two and a half minutes to play, all the Niners had to do was hold onto the ball, but Craig fumbled after a hit from New York Giant Erik Howard. The ball was recovered by Lawrence Taylor, and the upstart Giants rambled down the field and kicked the game-winning field goal as the clock wound down. That would be the last time Roger Craig would touch a football for the 49ers. Wonder why.
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