1987 Steelers 30 vs 49ers 17
Malone starts off a pitiful 1 of 11 passing, but rookie CB Delton Hall scoops up a Roger Craig fumble and streaks 50 yards for a TD to set the tone. Montana struggles all day, throwing 3 INTs against a defense ostensibly made up of no-name players (rookie Rod Woodson doesn't play due to his holdout over a contract dispute). Montana throws for over 300 yards but the 49er ground game is non-existent with only 47 yards on the day.
Meanwhile, the Steelers grind out 183 yards on the ground (Earnest Jackson 103 yds), keeping the ball away from Montana and Rice and physically wearing down the Niners. An admirable and surprising performance by a decidedly sub-par Pittsburgh team.