Super Bowl XXII|Super Bowl XXIV

January 22, 1989

The 49ers captured their third Super Bowl crown of the 80s with an exciting victory over the Bengals, who were making their second appearance as AFC champions in the title game played at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami.

The real excitement began in the second half, as San Francisco, despite having a better day than Cincinnati offensively, trailed 16-13 late in the fourth quarter. However, the 49ers marched 92 yards downfield in the waning moments of the game to score the winning touchdown on a ten yard pass from Joe Montana to seal their victory.

Wide receiver Jerry Rice was named MVP for the game, while Joe Montana set a new Super Bowl record for total yards passed with 357.

San Francisco coach Bill Walsh led the 49ers, while Sam Wyche headed up the Bengals. Attendance for the game was 75,129.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
Cincinnati               0  3 10  3 -- 16
San Francisco            3  0  3 14 -- 20
SF-  FG Cofer 41, 11:46 1st
CIN- FG Breech 34, 13:41 2nd
CIN- FG Breech 43,  9:15 3rd
SF-  FG Cofer 32, 14:10 3rd
CIN- Jennings 93 kick return  (Breech
     kick), 14:26 3rd
SF-  Rice 14 pass from Montana (Cofer kick),
     0:57 4th
CIN- FG Breech 40, 11:40 4th
SF-  Taylor 10 pass from Montana (Cofer
     kick), 14:26 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                  Cin.           S.F.
Total First Downs                  13             23
  Rushing                           7              6
  Passing                           6             16
  Penalty                           0              1
Total Net Yardage                 229            453
Total Offensive Plays              58             67
  Average Gain per Offensive Play 3.9            6.8
Rushes                             28             27
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)      106            112
  Average Yards per Rush          3.8            4.1
Passes Attempted                   25             36
  Passes Completed                 11             23
  Had Intercepted                   1              0
  Tackled Attempting to Pass        5              4
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass    21             16
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)      123            341
Punts                               5              4
  Average Distance               44.2           37.0
Punt Returns                        2              3
  Punt Return Yardage               5             56
Kickoff Returns                     3              5
  Kickoff Return Yardage          132             77
Interception Return Yardage         0              0
Fumbles                             1              4
  Own Fumbles Recovered             1              3
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered        1              0
Penalties                           7              4
  Yards Penalized                  65             32
Total Points Scored                16             20
Touchdowns                          1              2
  Rushing                           0              0
  Passing                           0              2
  Returns                           1              0
Extra Points                        1              2
Field Goals                         3              2
  Field Goals Attempted             3              4
Safeties                            0              0
Third-Down Efficiency            4/13           4/13
Fourth-Down Efficiency            0/1            0/0
Time of Possession              32:36          27:24

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Cincinnati               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Woods                    20        79      10     0
Brooks                    6        24      11     0
Jennings                  1         3       3     0
Esiason                   1         0       0     0

San Francisco            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Craig                    17        71      13     0
Rathman                   5        23      11     0
Montana                   4        13      11     0
Rice                      1         5       5     0


Passing
Cincinnati          Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Esiason              25      11     144     0     1

San Francisco       Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Montana              36      23     357     2     0


Receiving
Cincinnati               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Collinsworth              3        40      23     0
Brown                     3        32      17     0
Brooks                    2        32      20     0
McGee                     2        23      18     0
Hillary                   1        17      17     0

San Francisco            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Rice                     11       215      44     1
Craig                     8       101      40     0
Frank                     2        15       8     0
Rathman                   1        16      16     0
Taylor                    1        10      10t    1


Interceptions
Cincinnati               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
None                     --        --      --    --

San Francisco            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Romanowski                1         0       0     0


Punting
Cincinnati               No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Johnson                   5        44.2    63     0

San Francisco            No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Helton                    4        37.0    55     0


Punt Returns
Cincinnati              No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Horton                   1     0       5     5    0
Hillary                  1     0       0     0    0

San Francisco           No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Taylor                   3     1      56    45    0


Kickoff Returns
Cincinnati               No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Jennings                  2       117      93t    1
Brooks                    1        15      15     0

San Francisco            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Rodgers                   3        53      22     0
Taylor                    1        13      13     0
Sydney                    1        11      11     0



Cincinnati Bengals     San Francisco 49ers     
                   ==  Offense  ==                     
Kozerski, Bruce   C    Cross, Randy       C 
Montoya, Max      G    McIntyre, Guy      G 
Reimers, Bruce    G    Sapolu, Jesse      G 
Blados, Brian     T    Barton, Harris     T 
Munoz, Anthony    T    Wallace, Steve     T 
Holman, Rodney    TE   Frank, John        TE
Brown, Eddie      WR   Rice, Jerry        WR
McGee, Tim        WR   Taylor, John       WR
Brooks, James     RB   Craig, Roger       RB
Woods, Ickey      RB   Rathman, Tom       RB
Esiason, Boomer   QB   Montana, Joe       QB

                   ==  Defense  ==                      
Krumrie, Tim      NT   Carter, Michael    NT 
Buck, Jason       DE   Fagan, Kevin       DE 
Skow, Jim         DE   Roberts, Larry     DE 
White, Leon       OLB  Haley, Charles     OLB
Williams, Reggie  OLB  Turner, Keena      OLB
Kelly, Joe        ILB  Fahnhorst, Jim     ILB
Zander, Carl      ILB  Walter, Michael    ILB
Billups, Lewis    CB   Griffin, Don       CB 
Thomas, Eric      CB   McKyer, Tim        CB 
Wilcots, Solomon  FS   Lott, Ronnie       FS 
Fulcher, David    SS   Fuller, Jeff       SS 

      ==  Substitute  ==                    
Barker, Leo            Cofer, Mike                
Brady, Ed              Collie, Bruce              
Breech, Jim            Cox, Greg                  
Bussey, Barney         Ellison, Riki              
Collinsworth, Cris     Greer, Terry               
Dixon, Rickey          Heller, Ron                
Douglas, David         Helton, Barry              
Edwards, Eddie         Holmoe, Tom                
Grant, David           Holt, Pierce               
Hillary, Ira           Jones, Brent               
Horton, Ray            Kennedy, Sam               
Jennings, Stanford     Kugler, Pete               
Johnson, Lee           Paris, Bubba               
King, Emanuel          Pollard, Darryl            
Logan, Marc            Rodgers, Del               
McClendon, Skip        Romanowski, Bill           
Parker, Carl           Stover, Jeff               
Riggs, Jim             Stubbs, Danny              
Rourke, Jim            Sydney, Harry              
Schonert, Turk         Thomas, Chuck              
Smith, Daryl           Wilson, Mike R.            
Smith, David A.        Wright, Eric C.            

           ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
Norseth, Mike          Young, Steve

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