Super Bowl XXIII|Super Bowl XXV

January 28, 1990

The 49ers won their second title in a row, and a record-tying fourth overall, by completely dominating the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana was named MVP for the game for a record-setting third time. Montana's performance was stellar, helping the 49ers shatter the previous Super Bowl record for most points in a game with 55. San Francisco scored on four of its first six possessions to lead Denver 27-3 at halftime. The 49ers never looked back.

George Seifert continued the dynasty started by Bill Walsh as head coach for San Francisco. Dan Reeves headed up the Denver team.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
San Francisco        13 14 14 14 -- 55
Denver                3  0  7  0 -- 10

SF-  Rice 20 pass from Montana (Cofer kick),
     4:54 1st
DEN- FG Treadwell 42,  8:13 1st
SF-  Jones 7 pass from Montana (kick failed),
     14:57 1st
SF-  Rathman 1 run  (Cofer kick),  7:45 2nd
SF-  Rice 38 pass from Montana (Cofer kick),
     14:26 2nd
SF-  Rice 28 pass from Montana (Cofer kick),
     2:12 3rd
SF-  Taylor 35 pass from Montana (Cofer kick),
     5:16 3rd
DEN- Elway 3 run  (Treadwell kick),  8:07 3rd
SF-  Rathman 3 run  (Cofer kick),  0:03 4th
SF-  Craig 1 run  (Cofer kick),  1:13 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                S.F.           Denv.
Total First Downs                28             12
  Rushing                        14              5
  Passing                        14              6
  Penalty                         0              1
Total Net Yardage               461            167
Total Offensive Plays            77             52
  Avg. Gain per Offensive Play  6.0            3.2
Rushes                           44             17
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)    144             64
  Average Yards per Rush        3.3            3.8
Passes Attempted                 32             29
  Passes Completed               24             11
  Had Intercepted                 0              2
  Tackled Attempting to Pass      1              6
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass   0             33
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)    317            103
Punts                             4              6
  Average Distance             39.5           38.5
Punt Returns                      3              2
  Punt Return Yardage            38             11
Kickoff Returns                   3              9
  Kickoff Return Yardage         49            196
Interception Return Yardage      42              0
Fumbles                           0              3
  Own Fumbles Recovered           0              1
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered      2              0
Penalties                         4              0
  Yards Penalized                38              0
Total Points Scored              55             10
Touchdowns                        8              1
  Rushing                         3              1
  Passing                         5              0
  Returns                         0              0
Extra Points                      7              1
Field Goals                       0              1
  Field Goals Attempted           0              1
Safeties                          0              0
Third-Down Efficiency          8/15           3/11
Fourth-Down Efficiency          2/2            0/0
Time of Possession            39:31          20:29

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
San Francisco           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Craig                   20        69      18     1
Rathman                 11        38      18     2
Montana                  2        15      10     0
Flagler                  6        14      10     0
Young                    4         6      11     0
Sydney                   1         2       2     0

Denver                  No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Humphrey                12        61      34     0
Elway                    4         8       3t    1
Winder                   1        -5       5     0


Passing
San Francisco      Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Montana             29      22     297     5     0
Young                3       2      20     0     0

Denver             Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Elway               26      10     108     0     2
Kubiak               3       1      28     0     0


Receiving
San Francisco           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Rice                     7       148      38t    3
Craig                    5        34      12     0
Rathman                  4        43      18     0
Taylor                   3        49      35t    1
Sherrard                 1        13      13     0
Walls                    1         9       9     0
Jones                    1         7       7t    1
Sydney                   1         7       7     0
Williams                 1         7       7     0

Denver                  No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Humphrey                 3        38      27     0
Sewell                   2        22      12     0
Johnson                  2        21      13     0
Nattiel                  1        28      28     0
Bratton                  1        14      14     0
Winder                   1         7       7     0
Kay                      1         6       6     0


Interceptions
San Francisco           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Brooks                   1        38      38     0
Walter                   1         4       4     0

Denver                  No.      Yds.     LG    TD
None                    --        --      --    --


Punting
San Francisco           No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Helton                   4        39.5    47     0

Denver                  No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Horan                    6        38.5    43     0


Punt Returns
San Francisco          No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Taylor                  3     2      38    17    0

Denver                 No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Johnson                 2     1      11     7    0


Kickoff Returns
San Francisco           No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Flagler                  3        49      22     0

Denver                  No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Carrington               6       146      39     0
Bell                     2        41      24     0
Bratton                  1         9       9     0



San Francisco 49ers         Denver Broncos          
            ==  Offense  ==                     
Sapolu, Jesse      C    Kartz, Keith            C 
Collie, Bruce      G    Juriga, Jim             G 
McIntyre, Guy      G    Widell, Doug            G 
Barton, Harris     T    Lanier, Ken             T 
Paris, Bubba       T    Perry, Gerald           T 
Jones, Brent       TE   Mobley, Orson           TE
Rice, Jerry        WR   Jackson, Mark           WR
Taylor, John       WR   Johnson, Vance          WR
Craig, Roger       RB   Humphrey, Bobby         RB
Rathman, Tom       RB   Sewell, Steven          RB
Montana, Joe       QB   Elway, John             QB

             ==  Defense  ==                      
Carter, Michael    NT   Kragen, Greg            NT 
Fagan, Kevin       DE   Carreker, Alphonso      DE 
Holt, Pierce       DE   Holmes, Ron             DE 
Haley, Charles     OLB  Brooks, Michael         OLB
Turner, Keena      OLB  Fletcher, Simon         OLB
Millen, Matt       ILB  Dennison, Rick          ILB
Walter, Michael    ILB  Mecklenburg, Karl       ILB
Griffin, Don       CB   Braxton, Tyrone         CB 
Pollard, Darryl    CB   Henderson, Wymon        CB 
Lott, Ronnie       FS   Atwater, Steve          FS 
Brooks, Chet       SS   Smith, Dennis           SS 

             ==  Substitute  ==                    
Burt, Jim                  Bell, Kenny                
Cofer, Mike                Bishop, Keith              
DeLong, Keith              Bratton, Mel               
Flagler, Terrence          Carrington, Darren         
Helton, Barry              Corrington, Kip            
Hendrickson, Steve         Curtis, Scott              
Jackson, Johnnie           Green, Paul                
Kugler, Pete               Haynes, Mark               
McKyer, Tim                Henke, Brad                
Roberts, Larry             Horan, Mike                
Romanowski, Bill           Kay, Clarence              
Sherrard, Mike             Klosterman, Bruce          
Stubbs, Danny              Kubiak, Gary               
Sydney, Harry              Lucas, Tim                 
Tausch, Terry              Munford, Marc              
Thomas, Chuck              Nattiel, Ricky             
Tillman, Spencer           Powers, Warren             
Wallace, Steve             Robbins, Randy             
Walls, Wesley              Smith, Monte               
Williams, Jamie            Townsend, Andre            
Wilson, Mike R.            Treadwell, David           
Wright, Eric C.            Winder, Sammy              
Young, Steve               Young, Mike                

          ==  Did Not Play  ==
None

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