Super Bowl XXIX

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Super Bowl XXIX was an American football game played on January 29, 1995 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida (now part of the suburb of Miami Gardens) to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion following the 1994 regular season (the 75th season of the NFL). The National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers (16–3) defeated the American Football Conference (AFC) champion San Diego Chargers (13–6), 49–26. The 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowls while the Chargers were making their first Super Bowl appearance. The combined aggregate score of 75 and the ten total touchdowns both remain Super Bowl records. This is the first time that both teams scored in all four quarters of a Super Bowl.

This marked the first time that two teams from the same state played in the Super Bowl. Some consider Super Bowl XXV between the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills to be the first such Super Bowl (New York). Technically however, the Giants actually play in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

49ers quarterback Steve Young threw a record 6 touchdown passes en route to the Super Bowl MVP award. (His four TDs in a half tied Doug Williams from the Washington Redskins). He also completed 24 out of 36 passes for 325 yards, and was the top rusher of the game with 49 rushing yards (the first time both top passer and rusher were the same person). This game is regarded as Young's final leap out of the shadow of his predecessor, Joe Montana, who had won four Super Bowls with the 49ers, two with Young as the backup quarterback. Young became the 5th player to win both the NFL Most Valuable Player Award and Super Bowl MVP during the same season. He follows Bart Starr in 1966, Terry Bradshaw in 1978, Joe Montana in 1989, and Emmitt Smith in 1993.


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