First Game: Super Bowl XVI: 49ers 26 Bengals 21
The 49ers and Bengals provided America with a classic in both Super Bowls, however, many would argue the sequel was better than the original. Ranked by NFL.com in 2006 as the greatest Super Bowl of all time, Joe Montana cemented his legacy as one of the legends of the game.
After three quarters of just field goals, Bengals returner Stanford Jennings gave Cincinnati a 13-6 lead with his kick return for a touchdown. Not to be outdone, Montana responded with a four play touchdown drive, capped with a Jerry Rice catch and score.
The Bengals would add a field goal in the waning minutes and an illegal block on the ensuing kick off would leave the 49ers 3:10 on the clock with 92 yards to go for the end zone.
Picking apart the middle of the field, Montana continually found Rice and Roger Craig to get the ball to the Bengals 35 yard line before he threw an incompletion. With a second and 20 with 1:15 on the clock, Montana hit eventual MVP Rice for a 27 yard completion.
After a quick 8 yard catch to move the ball to the Bengals ten, Montana finished the Bengals with a touchdown pass to John Taylor with just 39 seconds left.