Elway vs Montana- the Last Showdown (1994 Monday Night Football)

There isn't much the NFL does right these days, but one where they hit paydirt by posting classic games on Youtube. I decided to watch perhaps the most awe inspiring Monday Night Football memory I have as a kid.

Joe Montana's last season, taking on John Elway in Mile High Stadium. I have it linked so it starts at the perfect spot. Elway leads a drive in the last 3 minutes to take the lead. Montana responds with a 7-8 for 70 yard masterpiece to throw the game winning touchdown to Willie Davis with 8 seconds left. It is a MASTERPIECE of quarterback play. The hair on my arms still stands up when I watch this.

https://youtu.be/XVadsSaNuOc?t=2h6s

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"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

I was a huge Montana (and Niner) fan growing up and followed him while at KC. I vividly remember this game. Montana was the best at running the West Coast offense and just chipping his way down the field.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

One thing that has been lost in the spread/four verts era are throws underneath coverage... Montana was the master of them.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

I would love to have Montana in the Rams offense

Meh... My favorite 49er back in those days was Ronnie Lott. I stay true to my Hokie roots and prefer defense.

Plus, dude chopped part of his finger off to play in a playoff game.

Leonard. Duh.

Random observation - due to his visibility as an NFL talking head, people have forgotten how great of a TE Shannon Sharpe was

Ravens fan here... he was a beast even at the end of his career

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Edit- how great of a PASS CATCHING tight end Shannon Sharpe was. He couldn't block a parking spot with a road cone.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Leg for the analogy. Don't remember whether Sharpe could block or not.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Elway, Montana, Shannon Sharpe, Dale Carter, Derrick Thomas, Karl Mecklenberg, Steve Atwater, Marcus Allen, Neil Smith.....

Wow.

Michaels, Deirdorf, Gifford.....pretty special.

Thanks for sharing.

Don't let the hall of fame quarterbacks distract you from the fact that the network airing that game included the definition of a game winning drive on a graphic showing the all time leaders in game winning drives.

Seriously though, have advanced stats and the public's understanding of them really progressed that much? I mean did we really need help understanding the definition of a game winning drive back in 1994? I thought that was pretty comical but perhaps I'm the only one.