San Francisco 49ers (8-0) 24, Green Bay Packers (3-5) 20
Sunday November 4th 1990 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Joe Montana rallied San Francisco from a 10-0 deficit with three touchdown passes and the unbeaten 49ers held on to beat the Packers for their 16th straight victory over two seasons. The 49ers won their 14th straight regular-season road game and avenged their last loss, a 21-17 setback to the Packers last November at Candlestick Park. Montana moved past John Hadl into fifth place on the NFL's career pass yardage list by completing 25 of 40 for 411 yards. He hit Brent Jones with a 6-yard touchdown pass with 12:45 left, giving the 49ers their first lead at 17-10 and capping a 42-yard drive that began after a short Packers punt. Green Bay then drove to the 49ers' 12 but had to settle for Chris Jacke's 37-yard field goal with 8:17 remaining to make it 17-13. A minute later, Montana hit Jerry Rice over the middle and Rice sprinted past the Packers defense for a 64-yard touchdown and a 24-13 lead with 7:16 to go. Green Bay came right back, moving 72 yards in two minutes with Don Majkowski passing to Sterling Sharpe for 17 yards and a touchdown, cutting the lead to 24-20. The Packers got the ball back with 2:12 left but no timeouts. However, Perry Kemp fumbled after a pass reception with 1:48 to go - the only turnover of the game. The 49ers, their offense dormant most of the first half with only five rushing yards, struck swiftly in the final seconds of the second quarter to pull to within 10-7 at the intermission. Majkowski's 20-yard touchdown pass to a fully extended Sharpe in the corner of the end zone had given the Packers a 10-0 lead with 38 seconds left in the half. But the 49ers took advantage of a short kickoff and moved 59 yards for their first touchdown in just three plays and 27 seconds. Montana hit Tom Rathman for seven yards, Rice for 29 and then connected with John Taylor on a 23-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left in the half.
SAN FRANCISCO -  0  7  3 14 - 24
GREEN BAY     -  3  7  0 10 - 20
                   SAN FRANCISCO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            17
Rush-yards-TDs           20-34-0       23-70-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 25-40-411-3-0 22-33-274-2-0
Sacked-yards                 0-0          4-23
Net pass yards               411           251
Total yards                  445           321
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-1
Turnovers                      0             1
Penalties-yards             6-47          5-40
SCORING
1st - GB - Jacke, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Sharpe, 20-yard pass from Majkowski (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - SF - John Taylor, 23-yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - SF - Cofer, 22-yard field goal TIED 10-10
4th - SF - Brent Jones, 6-yard pass from Montana (Cofer kick) SAN FRANCISCO 17-10
4th - GB - Jacke, 37-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 17-13
4th - SF - Jerry Rice, 64-yard pass from Montana (Cofer kick) SAN FRANCISCO 24-13
4th - GB - Sharpe, 17-yard pass from Majkowski (Jacke kick) SAN FRANCISCO 24-20
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Michael Haddix 9-31, Don Majkowski 3-13, Darrell Thompson 5-11, Herman Fontenot 2-4, Sterling Sharpe 1-4, Vince Workman 1-4, Keith Woodside 2-3
SAN FRANCISCO - Dexter Carter 7-13, Joe Montana 6-13, Roger Craig 5-8, Tom Rathman 2-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Don Majkowski 33-22-274 2 TD
SAN FRANCISCO - Joe Montana 40-25-411 3 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Sterling Sharpe 4-80 2 TD, Perry Kemp 4-42, Ed West 3-33, Jeff Query 2-34, Clarence Weathers 2-32, Jackie Harris 2-29, Herman Fontenot 2-5, Charles Wilson 1-12, Michael Haddix 1-8, Darrell Thompson 1-(-1)
SAN FRANCISCO - Jerry Rice 6-187 1 TD, Brent Jones 5-57 1 TD, Tom Rathman 5-44, John Taylor 4-53 1 TD, Dexter Carter 2-38, Harry Sydney 1-19, Mike Wilson 1-7, Roger Craig 1-6