On This Date 1/9/1988

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The Minnesota Vikings shock the San Francisco 49ers 36-24 at the Divisional Playoffs at Candlestick Park. It is the only home playoff loss suffered by the Niners during the 1980s. Anthony Carter sets an NFL Playoff record by gaining 227 yards on ten receptions for Minnesota. Meanwhile, a quarterback controversy in stocked in San Francisco when Joe Montana was benched in favor of Steve Young in the second half.
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