No. 10: Super Bowl XVI: Joe Montana sneaks in for the 49ers’ first Super Bowl score ever
Most people remember the 49ers’ 1981-82 season efforts for what transpired in the 1982 NFC Championship game versus the Dallas Cowboys, where wide receiver Dwight Clark recorded “The Catch,” a play that stands out as the best in franchise history. Heck, that might be the best play in the entire history of the NFL, according to some.
The Niners went on to play the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI, of course, winning 26-21 and securing the franchise’s first championship.
It all got started, however, with quarterback Joe Montana rushing in a touchdown from a yard out at the 6:30 mark of the first quarter.
While the play itself was not spectacular or flashy it was a harbinger of things to come.
No. 9: 49ers’ first touchdown versus the Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos had the No. 1 defense in points allowed during the 1989 season.
After wide receiver Jerry Rice caught the first touchdown of Super Bowl XXIV, a 20-yard cross, it was obvious that Broncos defense was no match for the Niners’ No. 1 offense.
Rice would go on to catch seven balls for 148 yards and three touchdowns.
That first touchdown broke the dam and eventually the back of the Broncos, sending John Elway to his second straight Super Bowl defeat and gave Joe Montana, who had five touchdown passes, his third Super Bowl MVP.
And that Broncos’ vaunted defense? Well, it surrendered 55 points to the 49ers offense in what was easily San Francisco’s most lopsided Super Bowl victory of all time.