49ERS MEET UP WITH THE NEW HOT GUNSLINGER JOHN ELWAY IN SUPER BOWL XXIV & JUST LIKE HE DID WITH MARINO, MONTANA SHOWS ELWAY WHO THE GREATEST QB OF ALL TIME IS, MONTANA BROUGHT HIS MAGIC ALL GAME BREAKING SB RECORDS & CRUSHING THE BRONCOS 55-10, MONTANA IS NAMED SUPER BOWL MVP, THIS WAS THE LAST SUPER BOWL IN THE MONTANA ERA:
The following year, coach Bill Walsh retired, and his defensive coordinator and handpicked successor, George Seifert, took over head coaching duties. The 49ers then steamrolled through the league to finish 14–2 and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Their two losses were by a combined 5 points. In the first round, they crushed the Vikings, 41—13. In the NFC Championship game, they blew out the Los Angeles Rams 30–3 before crushing the Denver Broncos 55–10 inSuper Bowl XXIV – setting a record for points scored and widest margin of victory in a Super Bowl, amongst others. Montana himself set many Super Bowl records (some since tied or surpassed) en route to his third Super Bowl MVP. In winning the Super Bowl, the 49ers became the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls under different head coaches. This 1989 championship squad is often regarded as one of the most dominant teams ever, winning all three playoff games by a combined 100 points.
Super Bowl XXIV was an American football game between theNational Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ersand the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1989 season. Played on January 28, 1990 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 49ers defeated the Broncos by the score of 55–10, winning their second consecutive Super Bowl, and tying the Pittsburgh Steelers with four Super Bowl victories. San Francisco also became the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls with two different head coaches; rookie head coach George Seiferttook over after Bill Walsh retired after the previous season’s Super Bowl.
The 49ers finished the 1989 regular season with a league best 14–2 record. The Broncos, who posted an 11–5 regular season record, entered the Super Bowl looking to avoid tying the Minnesota Vikingswith four Super Bowl losses.
This game remains the most lopsided game in Super Bowl history to date. San Francisco’s 55 points were the most ever scored by one team, and their 45-point margin of victory was the largest ever. The 49ers are also the only team to score at least eight touchdowns in a Super Bowl and at least two touchdowns in each quarter (the only mistake was a missed extra point attempt).
San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP, his third award in his fourth Super Bowl victory. He completed 22 of 29 passes for a total of 297 yards and a Super Bowl record 5 touchdowns, while also rushing for 15 yards. Montana’s 75.9 completion percentage was the second highest in Super Bowl history, and he also set a record by completing 13 consecutive passes during the game. Montana became the third player in league history to win both the Super Bowl MVP and the AP Most Valuable Player Awardduring the same season. Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw also won both after the 1966 and 1978 seasons, respectively.