Wednesday, January 29, 2014
49ers Beat Chargers In Super Bowl
On Jan. 29, 1995, the San Francisco 49ers became the to win five Super Bowls with a 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers in an all-California affair in Miami.
Quarterback Steve Young was named the game's MVP after throwing for 325 yards with a 24-for-36 efficiency.
Young was responsible for all six of his team's touchdowns as he threw six TD passes and no interceptions.
The victory for Young, was his only Super Bowl victory as a starter, he had another victory on the bench behind Joe Montana in 1989.
This was also the last time the 49ers were in the Super Bowl.
The 49ers five Super Bowl victories ties them for second all-time with the Dallas Cowboys and behind only the Pittsburgh Steelers who have six victories.
Last years Super Bowl was also played in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome, home of the New Orleans Saints, as the 49ers were defeated by the Baltimore Ravens, in what many labeled the "Harbaugh-bowl" or "Harbaughcalypse."
In 1990 the 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10 in the then called Louisiana Super Dome to win Super Bowl XXIV (24), the last under Joe Montana.
Since Super Bowl XXIV (24) the Super Dome has played host to two more Super Bowls, 1997 in Super Bowl XXXI (31) with the Green Bay Packers against the New England Patriots and in 2002 in Super Bowl XXXVI (36) with the New England Patriots against the St. Louis Rams.