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Numbers don't lie in telling '94 Niners' greatness

Steve Young escaped Joe Montana's shadow by leading the Niners to their fifth Super Bowl title.

Updated: May 10, 2001, 1:53 PM ET
By Eddie Epstein | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: Our series on the greatest NFL teams of all time continues with its ninth installment and a look at the 1994 49ers. The greatest team ever will be revealed on Tuesday, May 15.

Wait a minute. Don't we already have a 49ers team of this era in here? Yes we do, but the criteria are what they are, which meant this team made the list. Besides, at least the quarterback was different.

Don't think for a minute that Steve Young wasn't acutely aware of the expectations of ...

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