Duane Cross proves he remembers: Owens’ one shining moment came in 1999 when he caught the game-winning TD against Green Bay in the Divisional round. But even that is tainted. Ask any Packers fan and they will tell you that on the Niners’ game-winning drive that Jerry Rice fumbled the ball but the pass was ruled incomplete to eventually set the stage for T.O.’s “heroics.”
I’m no Packer’s fan, but that was a terrible call. Rice clearly fumbled after catching the ball; no question that Green Bay was robbed by the officials. Another thing that’s always bothered me is that I can recall thinking that the Falcons called four timeouts in the second half of that awful NFL championship game of 1998.
You can tell me to get over it. But I won’t.