SUPER BOWL XXIX San Francisco 49ers 49, San Diego Chargers 26 Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida January 29, 1995 Attendance: 74,107
San Diego Chargers (AFC)
San Francisco 49ers (NFC)
Steve Young engineered a devastating offensive attack, completing 24-of-36 passes for 325 yards and 455 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns.
Steve Young had big shoes to fill and fill them he did, passing for a record six touchdowns, to propel the 49ers to their record-setting fifth Super Bowl victory.
Young engineered a devastating offensive attack, completing 24-of-36 passes for 325 yards and 455 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns. He broke Joe Montana's previous record of five TDpasses in Super Bowl XXIV.
Young put the first points on the board before everyone had even reached their seats. He teamed up with Jerry Rice on a 44-yard touchdown pass just 1:24 into the game to give the Niners a 7-0 lead. In their next possession, the 49ers marched 79 yards in four plays, culminating in a 51-yard scoring pass to HB Ricky Watters right up the middle of the Chargers defense. Watters added his second TD of the game late in the second quarter, catching an 8-yard pass for a 28-10 lead at intermission.Young also added a pair of scoring TDs to Rice in the second half to cap the scoring.
Watters and Rice scored three touchdowns each to equal a Super Bowl record. Rice had done it in a previous Super Bowl.
The 49ers held RB San Diego's Natrone Means to just 33 yards on 13 attempts. Chargers quarterback Stan Humphries completed 24-of-49 passes for 275 yards. Rookie Andre Coleman became only the third player in Super Bowl history to return a kickoff for a touchdown, going 98 yards in the third quarter.
The 75 points produced by the two clubs was the highest in history, exceeding the 69 set by the Dallas' 52-17 win over Buffalo in XXVII. The win was also the 11th straight for NFC teams over AFC teams in the Super Bowl.