San Francisco 49ers

Throwback Thursday: Joe Montana Does The Big Easy

With Super Bowl 47 between the favored San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens on the horizon, it’s time to take a look back at the last time the Niners visited New Orleans on Super Sunday.

The biggest beatdown in Super Bowl history occurred on January 24, 1990 when the defending San Francisco 49ers demolished the Denver Broncos.

Behind Joe Montana’s five touchdown passes, the 49ers left the Broncos in tatters, 55-10, to repeat as NFL champs and claim the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl title in one of the great team efforts in league history.

One of my favorite parts about this or any game from the late 80s 49ers comes near the end of the contest.

After Montana completed 22 of 29 passes for 297 yards and five scores without an interception, head coach George Seifert tapped his backup for mop up duty.

Oh, the backup was Steve Young.

The San Francisco 49ers had TWO HALL OF FAME QUARTERBACKS on their roster at the same time.

Seriously, how awesome was that?

2 replies »

  1. One of the most boring, but dominant Super Bowls that I have seen. I think back of watching the game, and it’s one that I recorded, to John Madden’s comments. The 49ers kept scoring on the post route, Madden says “again, it’s that post in the middle of the field, you wanna talk about being vulnerable, it’s worse than being vulnerable…they’re getting killed”

    • Madden’s comment was so well-placed. He normally didn’t criticize teams in that way but it definitely fit then.

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