No. 2: Super Bowl XXIX vs. San Diego Chargers
The Super Bowl that finally retired the monkey off QB Steve Young’s back.
It was the game that placed the 49ers in the top echelon of the NFL, with their then-record fifth Lombardi Trophy, an astounding franchise achievement.
After the two heartbreaking losses to the Cowboys in the 1992 and 1993 NFC Championship Games, the 49ers finally knocked off the Cowboys and the Super Bowl seemed like a mere formality.
Young had his best game in his career, going 24-of-36 for 325 yards and a Super Bowl record six TD passes, and leading the team with 49 rushing yards. Jerry Rice caught three of those TD passes, including the first one within the first 90 seconds of the game, which was also a Super Bowl record.
The 49ers faith in investing in some high-profile free agents paid off (e.g. Deion Sanders), and such was the dominance of this team that they scored 42 points by the end of the third quarter.
The 49ers 49 points scored is the third highest in the history of the Super Bowl.
This game had it all — dominance, significance, and excitement (for 49ers fans). It is hard to fathom that the 49ers have only appeared in one Super Bowl since.
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