The San Francisco 49ers are one of the most successful franchises in the NFL, thanks to the likes of Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Bill Walsh. Now the team is rising once again and has a chance to bring home a sixth Lombardi.
Things are a lot different now than they were the last time the 49ers won a title. The big, obvious difference is the shiny new stadium in Santa Clara — set to host its first playoff game ever on Saturday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Touching on this subject before the game, Rice shared an insightful quote about what this playoff game means to the new era.
The 49ers stunned everyone this past regular season, going 13-3 and earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The road to Super Bowl LIV goes through Levi’s Stadium. Now it’s up to the 49ers to live up to their top seed and continue playing outstanding two-way football.