Super Bowl XXIX
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San Diego Chargers (AFC) 26
San Francisco 49ers (NFC) 49
Date: January 29, 1995
Stadium: Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida
MVP: Steve Young, Quarterback
Favorite: 49ers by 18.5
Referee: Jerry Markbreit
Future Hall of Famers:
49ers: Eddie DeBartolo, Jr. (owner), Richard Dent, Rickey Jackson, Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, Steve Young
Chargers: Junior Seau
National anthem: Kathie Lee Gifford
Coin toss: Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Steve Largent, Ray Nitschke, Gale Sayers, Lee Roy Selmon and Kellen Winslow
Halftime show: Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine
TV in the United States
Announcers: Al Michaels, Frank Gifford, Dan Dierdorf, Lynn Swann, and Lesley Visser
Nielsen ratings: 41.3 (est. 83.4 million viewers)
Market share: 63
Cost of 30 second commercial: $1.15 million
Super Bowl XXIX was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion San Diego Chargers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1994 season. The 49ers destroyed the Chargers by the score of 49 - 26, becoming the first team to win five Super Bowls. The game was played on January 29, 1995 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida (now part of the suburb of Miami Gardens, which became a separate city in 2003).
This game is regarded as 49ers quarterback Steve Young's final leap out of the shadow of his predecessor, Joe Montana, who had won four Super Bowls with the 49ers (in 1981, 1984, 1988, and 1989), two with Young as the backup quarterback. With Young at the helm, and a defense consisting of several veteran free agents who joined the team during the previous offseason, San Francisco finished the regular season with a league-best 13 - 3 record, and led the league in total points scored (505). The Chargers, on the other hand, were regarded as a “Cinderella” team, and advanced to their first Super Bowl after posting an 11 - 5 regular season record and overcoming halftime deficits in both of their playoff wins.
This was the first Super Bowl in which both teams scored in all four quarters. The combined aggregate score of 75 points and the ten total touchdowns both remain Super Bowl records. Still, the 49ers controlled most of the game, with Young completing touchdown passes in each of the 49ers' first two drives. The Chargers were able to cut the deficit late in the first quarter, 14 - 7, on a 13 play, 78 yard drive, but could not slow down San Francisco afterwards. Young was named the Super Bowl MVP, throwing a Super Bowl record six touchdown passes, and completing 24 out of 36 passes for 325 yards.