- Super Bowl XXIX
sb_name = XXIX
San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
visitor_abbr = SD
home_abbr = SF
visitor_conf = AFC
home_conf = NFC
visitor_total = 26
home_total = 49
visitor_qtr1 = 7
visitor_qtr2 = 3
visitor_qtr3 = 8
visitor_qtr4 = 8
home_qtr1 = 14
home_qtr2 = 14
home_qtr3 = 14
home_qtr4 = 7
date = January 29, 1995
stadium = Joe Robbie Stadium
city = Miami, Florida
attendance = 74,107
odds = 49ers by 18½
MVP = Steve Young,
Kathie Lee Gifford
Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers
Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine
network = ABC
Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf, and Frank Gifford
rating = 41.3
share = 63
commercial = $1.15 million
last = XXVIII
next = XXX
Super Bowl XXIX was an
American footballgame played on January 29, 1995 at Joe Robbie Stadiumin Miami, Florida(now part of the suburbof Miami Gardens) to decide the National Football League(NFL) champion following the 1994 regular season (the 75th season of the NFL). The National Football Conference(NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers(16-3) defeated the American Football Conference(AFC) champion San Diego Chargers(13-6), 49–26. The 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowls while the Chargers were making their first Super Bowl appearance. The combined aggregate score of 75 and the 10 total touchdowns both remain Super Bowl records. This is the first time that both teams scored in all 4 quarters of a Super Bowl.
This marked just the first time that two teams from the same state played in the Super Bowl. Some consider
Super Bowl XXVbetween the New York Giantsand Buffalo Billsto be the first such Super Bowl ( New York). Technically however, the Giants actually play in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
49ers quarterback Steve Young threw a record 6
touchdownpasses en route to the Super Bowl MVPaward. (His four TDs in a half tied Doug Williams from the Washington Redskins). He also completed 24 out of 36 passes for 325 yards, and was the top rusher of the game with 49 rushing yards (the first time both top passer and rusher were the same person). This game is regarded as Young's final leap out of the shadow of his predecessor, Joe Montana, who had won four Super Bowls with the 49ers, two with Young as the backup quarterback. Young became the 5th player to win both the NFL Most Valuable Player Awardand Super Bowl MVP during the same season. He follows Bart Starrin 1966, Terry Bradshawin 1978, Joe Montanain 1989, and Emmitt Smithin 1993.
NFL owners voted to award Super Bowl XXIX to Miami, Florida during their May 23, 1991 meeting. This was the seventh time that Miami hosted the game.
For the first time in five years, the
Buffalo Billswould not be representing the AFC in the Super Bowl. They had collapsed during the second half of the season, losing 6 of their last 8 games and finishing the season with a 7-9 record.
an Francisco 49ers
From the 1988 to the 1993 seasons, the 49ers played in 5 out of 6 NFC Championship Games, winning Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV. But after coach
George Seifert's team lost 2 consecutive NFC Championship Games to the Dallas Cowboysin 1992 and 1993, San Francisco brought in several veteran free agents to strengthen their suspect defense. Among the players signed were defensive lineman Richard Dent, Charles Mann, and Rickey Jackson, linebackers Ken Norton Jr.and Gary Plummer, and cornerback Deion Sanders.
Many critics and other NFL teams were angered at San Francisco's liberal use of the free agent rules to "buy a championship". In order to pay everyone, the team asked a number of players to renegotiate their contracts to free up money. And some free agents like Jackson and Sanders accepted one-year salaries far below their actual worth.
Still, the free agents enabled the 49ers to jump from the 18th ranked defense in the league to the 8th, and to jump from the league's 16th best defense against the run to the 2nd.
Pro Bowldefensive lineman Dana Stubblefieldled the team with 8.5 sacks. Rookie defensive tackle Bryant Youngwas also a big threat to opposing quarterbacks and rushers, recording 42 tackles, 6 sacks, and a fumble recovery. Behind them, Norton played very effectively at the middle linebacker position, leading the team with 77 tackles and recording an interception. Pro Bowl safety Merton Hanksled the team with 7 interceptions for 93 return yards, while Sanders had 6 interceptions for 303 return yards and 3 touchdowns, earning him the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award. Pro Bowl safety Tim McDonaldwas also a big contributor, recording 2 interceptions for 79 yards and 1 touchdown.
The 49ers offense was led by quarterback Steve Young, who replaced future hall of famer
Joe Montanaas the starter in 1991 and 1992 due to injuries. But after Young led the league in passing in both 1991 and 1992, Montana was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, leaving Young as the undisputed starter in 1993. But even with his impressive passing statistics, Young was criticized as "not being able to win the big games" as Montana had done in leading the 49ers to Super Bowl victories in XVI and XIX, XXIII, and XXIV.
Still, Young again led the league in passing during the 1994 regular season with a
passer ratingof 112.8, breaking Montana's record for the highest regular season rating in NFL history. Young recorded 324 out of 461 completions for 3,969 yards, 35 touchdowns, with just 10 interceptions. He also had 58 rushes for 293 yards and 7 touchdowns, and earned the NFL Most Valuable Player Award.
With Young at the helm, the 49ers led the league in total points scored (505) and helped them earn a league best 13-3 regular season record. Pro Bowl running back
Ricky Watterswas the team's leading rusher with 877 yards and 6 touchdowns, while also recording 66 receptions for 719 yards and 5 touchdowns. Rookie fullback William Floyd was the team's second leading rusher with 305 yards and 6 touchdowns, while also having 19 receptions for 145 yards. The team's leading receiver was Pro Bowl wide receiver Jerry Ricewho had 112 catches for 1,499 yards and 13 touchdowns. Receiver John Taylor was also a reliable target, catching 41 passes for 531 yards and 5 touchdowns. Pro Bowl tight end Brent Jonesadded 49 receptions for 670 yards and 9 touchdowns. The offensive line was led by Pro Bowlers Bart Oatesand Jesse Sapolu.
Meanwhile, running back
Dexter Carterwas a superb returner on special teams, gaining a combined total of 1,426 yards and a touchdown returning both punts and kickoffs.
But despite the team's success in 1994, Young continued to be viewed as not being able to step out of Montana's shadow. That criticism intensified after Young's 49ers lost to Montana's Chiefs, 24-17 at Kansas City, in the second game of the regular season. A sign in the crowd proclaimed "This is Montana Country, Where the Young do not Survive". In the eyes of many 49ers fans, Young would never be able to gain respect until he won a Super Bowl.
an Diego Chargers
The Chargers were the cinderella team of the 1994 season, with very few expected them to even reach the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl.
San Diego suffered losing seasons in the 1980s until former
Washington RedskinsGeneral Manager Bobby Beathardjoined the team in 1990. Beathard decided to rebuild the Chargers using the same model that he used to build the Redskins into Super Bowl contenders during the 1980s – a powerful running game built around big lineman, a passing game that helped sustain extremely long drives, and a bending but steady defense. After former Georgia Tech head coach Bobby Rosswas hired by the Chargers in 1992, the team advanced to the playoffs winning the AFC Westwith an 11-5 regular season record. But in 1993, they went 8-8 and missed the playoffs.
Before the start of the 1994 season, San Diego was not expected to be a winning team because they brought in 10 new starters and 22 new players. However, they ended up winning their first 6 regular season games en route to an 11-5 record and the #2 AFC playoff seed.
The Chargers offense was led by quarterback
Stan Humphries, who was the Redskins' backup to Mark Rypienduring the 1991 season when they won Super Bowl XXVI. During the 1994 season for San Diego, Humphries completed 264 out of 453 attempts for 3,209 yards and 17 touchdowns, with 12 interceptions. Wide receiver Mark Seaywas the team's leading receiver with 58 receptions for 645 yards and 6 touchdowns. Wide receiver Tony Martin had 50 catches for 885 yards and 7 touchdowns, wide receiver Shawn Jeffersonrecorded 43 catches for 627 yards and 3 touchdowns, and tight end Alfred Pupunuhad 21 receptions for 214 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Natrone Meansled the team in rushing with 1,350 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also recorded 39 receptions for 235 yards, and was named to the Pro Bowl. Fullback Ronnie Harmonwas also a big contributor, catching 58 passes for 615 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, the Chargers special teamswas also a major threat with Andre Coleman, who returned 49 kickoffs for 1,293 yards (26.4 average yards per kickoff) and 2 touchdowns.
The Chargers had an excellent defensive line, anchored by Pro Bowl lineman
Leslie O'Neal, who led the team with 12.5 sacks, Defensive tackle Chris Mims, who recorded 11, and Shawn Lee, who added 6.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. Their linebacking corps was led by Junior Seau, who was a pro bowl selection for the fourth consecutive year, recording 123 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries. Defensive back Stanley Richardwas a major weapon in the secondary, recording 4 interceptions, 224 return yards, and 2 touchdowns. Defensive back Darrien Gordonwas also a major asset to the team, recording 4 interceptions and 32 return yards, while also adding another 475 yards and 2 touchdowns returning punts. Safety Rodney Harrisonwas a rookie on the team.
The 49ers first defeated the
Chicago Bears, 44-15, in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. Although Chicago scored first with a field goal, San Francisco scored 37 unanswered points to put the game out of reach by the end of the third quarter. Floyd scored 3 rushing touchdowns, while Young rushed for a touchdown and threw for another. The Bears managed to score 2 touchdowns in the final period, but the game was already out of reach.San Francisco then defeated their arch-nemesis the Dallas Cowboys, 38-28, in the NFC Championship Game. Expected to be a close game, the 49ers converted 3 Dallas turnovers into 21 points in the first quarter. On the third play of the game, cornerback Eric Davis returned an interception from Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikmanfor a touchdown. Wide receiver Michael Irvinlost a fumble on Dallas' next drive, setting up Young's 29-yard touchdown pass to Watters. Then Cowboys returner Kevin Williams lost a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, and it was recovered by kicker Doug Brienat Dallas' 35-yard line. Several plays later, Floyd scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to give San Francisco a 21-0 lead less than 8 minutes into the game. With the score 24-14 in the closing minutes of the first half, Aikman threw 3 straight incompletions, and a short punt by the Cowboys set up Young's 28-yard touchdown completion to Rice with 8 seconds remaining in the first half. The Cowboys eventually cut their deficit to 38-28 with a touchdown run by Emmitt Smithand Aikman's 10-yard touchdown pass to Irvin in the final period, but they were unable to score again. Although the Cowboys outgained the 49ers in total offensive yards (451-294), Aikman broke an NFC Championship Game record with 380 yards passing, and Irvin also broke an NFC Championship Game record with 192 receiving yards, Dallas was ultimately unable to overcome their first quarter turnovers.
In the AFC Divisional Playoffs, the Chargers managed to overcome a 21-6 halftime deficit to defeat the
Miami Dolphins, 22-21. In the first half, San Diego was limited to only two John Carney field goals, while Miami quarterback Dan Marinothrew for over 180 yards and 3 touchdowns. However, the Chargers dominated the Dolphins in the second half, limiting their offense to just 16 plays. In the third quarter, after being stopped on 4th and goal at the one yard line, Chargers defensive lineman Reuben Davis tackled Dolphins running back Bernie Parmaleein the end zone for a safety. San Diego then took the ensuing free kick and marched 54 yards to score on Means' 24-yard touchdown run. Then with time running out, Humphries threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mark Seay, giving his team the lead 22-21. Miami, aided by a pass interference call, responded with a drive to the Chargers' 31-yard line, but kicker Pete Stoyanovich's potential game winning 48-yard field goal attempt fell short and wide of the goal posts on the game's final play.
San Diego then faced the
Pittsburgh Steelersin the AFC Championship. Once again, the Chargers fell behind early as the Steelers built up a 13-3 halftime lead. but in the third quarter Humpries fooled the Steelers secondary with a fake handoff in the backfield, and then threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to a wide open tight end Alfred Pupunu. The Chargers then took a 17-13 lead when Martin beat the Steelers secondary down the right sideline for a 43-yard touchdown reception. The Steelers advanced to the San Diego 3-yard line on their ensuing drive, but on fourth down, Chargers linebacker Dennis Gibsonsealed the victory by tipping away quarterback Neil O'Donnell's pass intended for running back Barry Fosterto turn the ball back over to San Diego on downs. Just like the 49ers in the NFC title game, the Chargers advanced to the Super Bowl despite the fact that the Steelers had outgained them in many key statistical categories such as total plays (80–47), total offensive yards (415–226), and time of possession (37:13–22:47).
uper Bowl pregame news
Entering Super Bowl XXIX, most sports writers and fans thought the Chargers had absolutely no chance of beating the 49ers. San Francisco was on streak, winning 12 of its 13 last games, including their playoff victories. Many people also thought that the NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and the Cowboys was the "real" Super Bowl because those two teams were commonly viewed as vastly superior to any AFC team. Furthermore, San Francisco crushed San Diego, 38-15, during the regular season. Therefore, the 49ers entered the game favored to win by more than 18 points, exceeded only by the 19 1/2 point spread in which the Baltimore Colts were favored over the
New York Jetsin Super Bowl III.
Many also speculated that Super Bowl XXIX would be the least watched game in Super Bowl history. In addition to the predicted blowout, the Chargers did not have as much national appeal nor a relatively large core fan base as the Chiefs, the Dolphins, or the Steelers. (This prediction ultimately turned out to be false. Although Super Bowl XXIX was viewed by 125.2 million people and had a Nielsen Rating of 41.3,
Super Bowl XXVIthree years earlier was seen by 119.7 million viewers and recorded a 40.3 rating.)
This was the 7th Super Bowl to be played in Miami, at the time tying both
New Orleans, Louisianaand the Greater Los Angeles areafor hosting the Super Bowl the most times.
Television and entertainment
The game was broadcast in the
United Statesby ABC with play-by-play announcer Al Michaelsand color commentators Frank Giffordand Dan Dierdorf. Brent Musburgerhosted all the events with the help of then- ABC Sportsanalyst Dick Vermeil, Musburger's regular color commentator on ABC's college footballtelecasts, and then- New York Jetsquarterback Boomer Esiason. This would be the final Super Bowl hosted by Musberger, as all subsequent Super Bowls on ABC were hosted by ESPN's Chris Bermanfollowing the Disney purchase of ABC. Also, the trophy presentation for this game was the last to be held in the winning team's locker room, as all subsequent Lombardi Trophy presentations would be held on the field.
This was the last Super Bowl broadcast by the Monday Night team of Michaels, Gifford and Dierdorf. This was the broadcast team for
Monday Night Footballfrom 1987 - 1997. They worked ABC's coverage of Super Bowls XXII and XXV. This would also be the last Super Bowl aired on ABC until the 1999 season.
Interestingly, the Tuesday prior to the Super Bowl, the ABC sitcom
Full Houseaired an episode called " Super Bowl Fun Dayinvolving two main characters actually at the game. (Full House was set in San Francisco, and this was the only time during the show's run that the 49ers advanced to a Super Bowl aired on ABC).
A week earlier, the "
Seinfeld" episode " The Label Maker" involved Jerry trying to give away his tickets to the game. He eventually decided to go, but unfortunately was stuck sitting next to Newman.
To honor the NFL's 75th season, a special 75th anniversary logo was painted at midfield. Each player also wore a patch on their jerseys with the same logo. During the regular season, teams also wore "throwback" jerseys for selected games. The 49ers wore their throwbacks (which paid tribute to the 1957 Niners) for most of the season, this game included.
30 second ads for Super Bowl XXIX went for $1.15 Million, the first time that Super Bowl ads exceeded the $1,000,000 mark.
The pregame show held before the game featured
country musicsinger Hank Williams, Jr., who performed his theme song for " Monday Night Football", which was based on his single "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight".
Actress and singer
Kathie Lee Gifford(Frank Gifford's wife) later sang the national anthem. She was accompanied by then- Miss America Heather Whitestonewho signed the anthem for the hearing impaired.
To honor the NFL's 75th season, several former players who were named to the league's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team joined the coin toss ceremony:
Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers.
The halftime show was titled "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye" and was produced by Disney to promote their
Indiana Jones Adventureattraction at Disneyland that opened later that year. The show featured actors playing Indiana Jonesand his girlfriend Marion who were raiding the Vince Lombardi Trophyfrom the Temple of the Forbidden Eye. The show also had performances by singers Tony Bennettand Patti LaBelle, jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, and the Miami Sound Machine. The show ended with everybody singing "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", the song featured in Disney's (which later acquired ABC) 1994 film " The Lion King".
The 49ers dominated the game right from the start.
On the opening kickoff, a 15-yard facemask penalty on Chargers linebacker
Doug Millergave San Francisco the ball at their own 41-yard line. Then on the third play of the drive, 49ers quarterback Steve Young threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Rice. The 49ers became the second team to take the opening kickoff and score a touchdown on that first drive (the first being the Miami Dolphinsin Super Bowl VIII). After forcing the Chargers to punt, the 49ers advanced 79 yards in four plays, scoring on a 51-yard touchdown pass from Young to running back Ricky Wattersto give San Francisco a 14-0 lead less than 5 minutes into the first quarter.
The Chargers responded on their ensuing possession, marching 78 yards in 13 plays and taking more than 7 minutes off the clock. Running back
Natrone Meansfinished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to cut San Diego's deficit to 14-7. But the 49ers quickly countered after the ensuing kickoff, driving 70 yards in 10 plays, and Young threw his third touchdown pass of the game to fullback William Floyd for 5 yards, increasing the lead 21-7
Later in the second quarter, Chargers punter Bryan Wagner's 40-yard punt from his own 9-yard line gave the 49ers the ball at the San Diego 49. San Francisco then marched on a 9-play drive to score on Young's fourth touchdown pass, an 8-yard toss to Watters with 4:44 left in the half. The Chargers then took the ensuing kickoff and drove 62 yards from their own 25-yard line to the San Francisco 13. But after 3 incomplete passes, they were forced to settle for kicker John Carney's 31-yard field goal, cutting their deficit to 28-10.
A 33-yard completion from Young to tight end
Brent Joneshelped the 49ers reach the San Diego 29-yard line on their next possession, but Young's third down pass to Jones was overthrown and rookie kicker Doug Brienmissed a 47-yard field goal attempt. The Chargers then drove to their own 46-yard line, but 49ers defensive back Eric Davis intercepted Humphries' third down pass in the end zone with 10 seconds left in the half, and the score remained 28-10 at halftime. The Chargers 18-point halftime deficit ended up being the closest scoring margin they would reach for the rest of the game.
Leading 28-10 in the 3rd quarter, the 49ers added 14 more points. The Chargers were forced to punt after three plays on the opening drive of the second half, and
Dexter Carterreturned the ball 11 yards to his own 38-yard line. Young subsequently completed three consecutive passes for 53 yards on a 7-play, 62-yard drive that ended with Watters' third touchdown on a 9-yard run, tying the Super Bowl record for the most touchdowns in a game. After a 33-yard kickoff return by Andre Coleman, the Chargers advanced to the San Francisco 33-yard line, but they turned the ball over on downs when quarterback Stan Humphries' fourth down pass was broken up by Davis. After the turnover, Young lead his team on a 10-play, 67-yard drive to score on his 5th touchdown pass, a 15-yard completion to Rice. The Chargers' only highlight of the 3rd quarter was when Coleman returned the ensuing kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. Then, wide receiver Mark Seaycaught a pass for a successful two-point conversion(the first in Super Bowl history), but it only cut the deficit to 42-18.
The 49ers were forced to punt on their next drive, but San Diego ended up turning the ball over on downs when Means was tackled for a 4-yard loss on a fourth down and 1 from their own 37-yard line. Six plays later, Young threw his record setting sixth touchdown pass to Rice with 13:49 remaining in the game to make the score 49-18. The Chargers responded with a 13-play, 59-yard drive to get to the San Francisco 7-yard line, but 49ers defensive back
Deion Sandersintercepted backup quarterback Gale Gilbert's fourth down pass in the end zone. After 2 San Francisco punts and another interception, the Chargers scored the final points of the game with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Humphries to wide receiver Tony Martin and another two-point conversion to make the score 49-26. San Francisco recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran time off the clock before Klaus Wilmsmeyerpunted to the 7. After that, San Diego drove to the San Francisco 35 as the game ended in a 49ers victory.
At the end of the game Young showed his jubilation at finally being able to win "the big one" while accepting the MVP trophy. "There were times when this was hard! But this is the greatest feeling in the world! "No one -- no one -- can ever take this away from us! No one, ever! It's ours!" Young and his teamates were equally enthusiastic in the locker room afterwords. "We're part of history," said guard
Jesse Sapolu. "This is probably the best offense people will see in their lifetimes." "Is this great or what?" Young added. "I mean, I haven't thrown six touchdown passes in a game in my life. Then I throw six in the Super Bowl! Unbelievable." [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/features/superbowl/archives/29/]
Rice caught 10 passes for 149 yards and 3 touchdowns, tying his own record for most touchdown receptions in a Super Bowl, and becoming the first player ever to do it twice. He also recorded 10 rushing yards. Watters rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown, while also catching 3 passes for 61 yards and 2 touchdowns. Means, who rushed for 1,350 yards in the regular season, was held to just 33 yards in the game. Humphries finished 24 out of 49 for 275 yards and 1 touchdown, with 2 interceptions. Seay was the Chargers top receiver with 7 receptions for 75 yards, while
Ronnie Harmonadded 8 catches for 68. Defensive end Raylee Johnson had two sacks. Coleman's 8 kickoff returns for 244 yards and a touchdown set the following Super Bowl records: most kickoff returns in a Super Bowl, most kickoff return yards in a Super Bowl, and most combined net yards gained in a Super Bowl.
This was the first Super Bowl to have two players each score three touchdowns. Rice matched his
Super Bowl XXIVperformance with his 3 touchdown catches. Watters also had three touchdowns, matching Roger Craig's 3 touchdowns, 2 receiving and 1 rushing, that Craig accomplished in Super Bowl XIX. Watters also became the 2nd running back to catch 2 touchdown passes in a game, matching Craig. Ken Norton, Jr.became the first player in to win three straight Super Bowls. Norton was a member of the Cowboys teams who won Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. Gale Gilbertbecame the first player to be a member of five straight Super Bowl teams. Gilbert was a member of the Bills who played in four straight Super Bowls XXV through XXVIII. Gilbert was on the losing team in all five Super Bowl games.
The 49er's spectacular performance led to their offensive coordinator,
Mike Shanahan, and defensive coordinator, Ray Rhodes, gaining head coaching jobs the very next season for the Denver Broncosand the Philadelphia Eagles, respectively. Bobby Rossbecame the second coach, after Jimmy Johnson in Super Bowl XXVII, to lead a team to a college football national championship (Georgia Tech in 1990) and a Super Bowl.
*SF - TD: Jerry Rice 44 yard pass from Steve Young (Doug Brien kick) SF 7-0
*SF - TD: Ricky Watters 51 yard pass from Steve Young (Doug Brien kick) SF 14-0
*SD - TD: Natrone Means 1 yard run (John Carney kick) SF 14-7
*SF - TD: William Floyd 5 yard pass from Steve Young (Doug Brien kick) SF 21-7
*SF - TD: Ricky Watters 8 yard pass from Steve Young (Doug Brien kick) SF 28-7
*SD - FG: John Carney 31 yards SF 28-10
*SF - TD: Ricky Watters 9 yard run (Doug Brien kick) SF 35-10
*SF - TD: Jerry Rice 15 yard pass from Steve Young (Doug Brien kick) SF 42-10
*SD - TD: Andre Coleman 98 yard kickoff return (
*2-pt conv: Mark Seay pass from Stan Humphries) SF 42-18
*SF - TD: Jerry Rice 7 yard pass from Steve Young (Doug Brien kick) SF 49-18
*SD - TD: Tony Martin 30 yard pass from Stan Humphries (
*2-pt conv: Alfred Pupunu pass from Stan Humphries) SF 49-26 *The Chargers became the first team to have a successful two-point conversionin the Super Bowl. This was the first season in which the NFL allowed 2 point conversions, and the Chargers actually had two in the game.
*"Would somebody please get this monkey of my back?!" -
Steve Youngon the sidelines as it is now evident the 49ers will win the game
Source: [Neft, David S., Cohen, Richard M., and Korch, Rick. "The Complete History of Professional Football from 1892 to the Present". 1994 ISBN 0312114354 ]
*Head Linesman: Ron Phares
*Line Judge: Ron Baynes
*Field Judge: Jack Vaughan
*Side Judge: Tom Fincken
*Back Judge: Timmie Mills
*Alternate Umpire: Rex Stuart
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