The 49ers enjoyed the largest crowd ever to see a regular-season game at Candlestick Park, and a colossal mismatch that favored the Bay Area. Steve Young, their newly-acquired backup, threw for four TDs in a 41-0 whitewashing of the Bears.
The regular Bears hadn't been defeated until tonight. Recovering a William Perry fumble, Denver stormed into comeback mode. A typical spot for John Elway, who engineered a 31-29 win which the defense protected late.
The regular NFL players returned for this regularly-scheduled MNF game at Municipal Stadium. Cleveland's defense starred, limiting Eric Dickerson to under 100 yards and notching long interception returns. The Browns won 30-17.
Mile High Stadium witnessed the L.A. regulars, such as Howie Long, mixed in with the replacement Raiders. None seemed effective as Denver humiliated the Silver and Black 30-14.
The first of three replacement games for MNF put responsibility on the coaches. San Francisco's storied staff proved their worth schooling their squad in a 41-21 win, the start of a perfect replacement record.