NFL Super Bowl XXIX: 49ers 49 Chargers 26
The 49ers Defeat the Chargers 49-26 to win Super Bowl XXIX, 49ers QB Steve Young named MVP
Stepping out of the shadow of the man he replaced (Joe Montana), Young torched San Diego's defense for 325 yards passing to go along with his Super Bowl-record six touchdown tosses. Jerry Rice caught three of the six scoring strikes from the left-handed Young, who also led the 49ers in rushing with 49 yards.
The 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowls when they routed the Chargers 49-26.
Young and the 49ers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead following passing touchdowns to Rice and running back Ricky Watters. Fittingly, Young surpassed Montana's single-game Super Bowl record for touchdown passes in the 49-26 victory.
Young, the game's most valuable player, directed an explosive offense that generated seven touchdowns, 28 first downs, and 455 total yards. He completed 24 of 36 passes for 325 yards, and broke the record of five touchdown passes set by former 49ers quarterback Joe Montana in Super Bowl XXIV.
San Francisco wasted little time scoring, taking the lead for good on Young's 44-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Rice only three plays and 1:24 into the game. The next time they had the ball, the 49ers marched 79 yards in four plays, taking a 14-0 lead when Young teamed with running back Ricky Watters on a 51-yard touchdown pass with 10:05 still to play in the opening period.
San Diego then put together its most impressive possession of the game, a 13-play, 78-yard drive that consumed more than seven minutes and was capped by Natrone Means' 1-yard touchdown run, to cut its deficit to 14-7 late in the quarter.
But San Francisco countered with a 70-yard drive of its own, and Young's 5-yard touchdown pass to fullback William Floyd made it 21-7. Young's fourth touchdown pass of the half, eight yards to Watters 4:44 before halftime, increased the advantage to 28-7, and the Chargers could get no closer than 18 points after that.
Watters, who ran nine yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, equaled the Super Bowl record with three touchdowns. Rice also scored three touchdowns -- the second time in his career he'd done that in a Super Bowl (Super Bowl XXIIII) -- while catching 10 passes for 149 yards. He established career records for receptions, yards, and touchdowns in a Super Bowl.
Young, who scrambled 21 yards and 15 yards to set up touchdowns in the first half, was the game's leading rusher with 49 yards on five carries. San Diego's Means, who rushed for 1,350 yards during the regular season, was limited to 33 yards on 13 attempts.
Chargers quarterback Stan Humphries completed 24 of 49 passes for 275 yards. Rookie Andre Coleman became only the third player in Super Bowl history to return a kickoff for a touchdown, going 98 yards in the third quarter.
The 75 points scored by the two teams established another record, breaking the previous mark of 69 set in the Cowboys 52-17 victory over Buffalo in Super Bowl XXVII.
The 49ers' victory was the eleventh straight for NFC teams over AFC teams in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XXIX: MVP Steve Young, QB, San Francisco
Steve Young stepped out of the shadow of three-time MVP Joe Montana by breaking Montana's Super Bowl record for touchdown passes in a game and guiding San Francisco to a dominating 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers.
Young completed 24 of 36 passes for 325 yards and 6 touchdowns as the 49ers won their fifth Super Bowl. Jerry Rice caught three of the six scoring strikes from the left-handed Young, who also led the 49ers in rushing with 49 yards.
It took San Francisco only 1:24 to score its first touchdown on a 44-yard pass from Young to wide receiver Jerry Rice. Young connected with running back Ricky Watters on a 51-yard touchdown pass on the 49ers' second possession. San Francisco never trailed in the game, and its explosive offense generated seven touchdowns, 28 first downs and 455 total yards.
Super Bowl XVIX
SUPER BOWL XXIX SCORING
San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
SF Rice 44 pass from Steve Young (Brien kick), 1:24
SF Watters 51 pass from Steve Young (Brien kick), 4:55
SD Means 1 run (Carney kick), 12:16
SF Floyd 5 pass from Steve Young (Brien kick), 1:58
SF Watters 8 pass from Steve Young (Brien kick), 10:16
SD FG Carney 31, 13:16
SF Watters 9 run (Brien kick), 5:25
SF Rice 15 pass from Steve Young (Brien kick), 11:42
SD Coleman 98 kick return (2-pt Seay from Humphries, T-Formation), 11:59
SF Rice 7 pass from Steve Young (Brien kick), 1:11
SD Martin 30 pass from Humphries (2-pt Pupunu from Humphries, T-Formation), 12:35
January 29, 1995
Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami, Florida)
Super Bowl Games & Super Bowl MVP History
Super Bowl I
Green Bay Packers 35 Kansas City Chiefs 10
Super Bowl II
Green Bay Packers 33 Oakland Raiders 14
Super Bowl III
New York Jets 16 Baltimore Colts 7
Super Bowl IV
Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7
Super Bowl V
Baltimore Colts 16 Dallas Cowboys 13
Super Bowl VI
Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3
Super Bowl VII
Miami Dolphins 14 Washington Redskins 7
Super Bowl VIII
Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7
Super Bowl IX
Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6
Super Bowl X
Steelers 21 Dallas Cowboys 17
Super Bowl XI
Oakland Raiders 32 Minnesota Vikings 14
Super Bowl XII
Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10
Super Bowl XIII
Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31
Super Bowl XIV
Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Los Angeles Rams 19
Super Bowl XV
Oakland Raiders 27 Philadelphia Eagles 10
Super Bowl XVI
San Francisco 49ers 26 Cincinnati Bengals 21
Super Bowl XVII
Washington Redskins 27 Miami Dolphins 17
Super Bowl XVIII
Los Angeles Raiders 38 Washington Redskins 9
Super Bowl XIX
San Francisco 49ers 38 Miami Dolphins 16
Super Bowl XX
Chicago Bears 46 New England Patriots 10
Super Bowl XXI
New York Giants 39 Denver Broncos 20
Super Bowl XXII
Washington Redskins 42 Denver Broncos 10
Super Bowl XXIII
San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16
Super Bowl XXIV
San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10
Super Bowl XXV
New York Giants 20 Buffalo Bills 19
Super Bowl XXVI
Washington Redskins 37 Buffalo Bills 24
Super Bowl XXVII
Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17
Super Bowl XXVIII
Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13
Super Bowl XXIX
San Francisco 49ers 49 San Diego Chargers 26
Super Bowl XXX
Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 17
Super Bowl XXXI
Green Bay Packers 35 New England Patriots 21
Super Bowl XXXII
Denver Broncos 31 Green Bay Packers 24
Super Bowl XXXIII
Denver Broncos 34 Atlanta Falcons 19
Super Bowl XXXIV
Saint Louis Rams 23 Tennessee Titans 16
Super Bowl XXXV
Baltimore Ravens 34 New York Giants 7
Super Bowl XXXVI
New England Patriots 20 Saint Louis Rams 17
Super Bowl XXXVII
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 Oakland Raiders 21
Super Bowl XXXVIII
New England Patriots 32 Carolina Panthers 29
Super Bowl XXXIX
New England Patriots 24 Philadelphia Eagles 21
Super Bowl XL
Steelers 21 Seahawks 10
Super Bowl XLI
Colts 29 Bears 17
Super Bowl XLII
New York Giants 17 New England Patriots 14
Super Bowl XLIII
Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Arizona Cardinals 23
Super Bowl XLIV
New Orleans Saints 31 Indianapolis Colts 17