NFL at 100: Iconic moments mark history of NFC title games

With “The Catch” that sent San Francisco to its first Super Bowl and “The Blown Call” that kept New Orleans at home, NFC championship games have two seminal moments that rank with just about any in postseason history.

There’s plenty to remember from the 37 years separating those plays, and don’t forget one other thing about the 49ers: They are the team that has played in the most NFC title games, making a 16th appearance, facing Green Bay on Sunday in the NFL’s 100th season.

San Francisco played for the first two conference titles after the merger, losing both times to Dallas in the 1970-71 seasons before facing the Cowboys three straight times in the 1990s in arguably the best NFC championship rivalry.