Harbaugh: 'We don't want to be the guys that screw up the last game in Candlestick'
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In all likelihood, the matchup Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons will be the 49ers’ final game played at Candlestick Park.
But Dwight Clark, who reeled in the most memorable moment in Candlestick history on a pass from Joe Montana to catapult the 49ers to their first Super Bowl, is hoping someone else in a red jersey will be able to make postseason history in the antiquated concrete structure.
“It would be great if there was some way there could be one more playoff game here,” Clark said Wednesday. “And I guess there’s still a slight chance that could happen. The football gods would really have to be crazy to make that happen. But it’s possible.”
If the 49ers win their final two games of the season, they would be the No. 5 seed in the six-team NFC playoff field. If the 49ers were to win their first two playoff games and the No. 6 seed won two playoff games, including a likely road victory at Seattle, the NFC Championship game would be at Candlestick Park.
Or, if the 49ers win their final two games and the Seahawks lose their final two games, the 49ers would win the NFC West and be assured a playoff bye and a home playoff game.
“The playoffs are when everything really matters,” Clark said. “Being able to watch those game over the past few years you think about the history.”
Next season, the 49ers are scheduled to move into Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The move out of crumbling Candlestick Park is long overdue.
“It was our dump,” said Clark, who will attend the final regular-season game at Candlestick. “We could talk bad about but we didn’t want anyone else talking bad about it.
“We had a lot of history there and a lot of success. It is sad to see it go, but it’s progress and this new stadium is going to be spectacular.”