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4 Facts About the Catch

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The Catch refers to the winning touchdown pass in the 1981 NFC Championship Game that played between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on January 10, 1982, as part of the 1981–82 NFL playoffs following the 1981 NFL season.

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.

Candlestick Park was an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California, in the Bayview Heights area.

The National Football League playoffs for the 1981 season began on December 27, 1981.

"The Catch" by Peter DeCristofaro

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With 58 seconds left in the game, San Francisco wide receiver Dwight Clark made a leaping grab in the back of the end zone to complete a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Montana, enabling the 49ers to defeat the Cowboys, 28–27.

Joseph Clifford Montana Jr., nicknamed Joe Cool and The Comeback Kid, is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 16 seasons, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers.

A wide receiver is an offensive position in American and Canadian football, and is the key player in most of the passing plays.

Odell Beckham makes catch of the year! by NFL

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The Catch is widely regarded as one of the most memorable events in National Football League history.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

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The game represented the end of the Cowboys' domination in the NFC since the conference's inception in 1970, and the beginning of the 49ers' rise as an NFL dynasty in the 1980s.

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