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1995 ‐ Super Bowl XXIX ‐ San Francisco 49ers vs San Diego Chargers

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January 29, 1995

Super Bowl XXIX was at Miami’s Joe Robbie Stadium. The NFC champion 49ers (16-3) faced the AFC champion Chargers (13-6).

San Francisco scored 1:24 into the game with a 44-yard touchdown pass by Steve Young. He followed with a 51-yard touchdown bomb with 10:05 left in the first quarter.

The Chargers responded with a 78-yard touchdown drive.

With two second quarter touchdowns by Young, San Francisco led 28-10 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Chargers rookie Andre Coleman returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. San Diego completed the first two-point conversion in Super Bowl history. But the 49ers remained ahead 42-18 and coasted to victory.

San Francisco’s Ricky Watters tied the record of three touchdowns. Jerry Rice scored three touchdowns also and for the second time, netting 10 passes for 149 yards.

Young was Super Bowl XXIX’s MVP, throwing a record six touchdowns. He became the fifth player to win the NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP in the same season.

The 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowls and their victory was the NFC’s eleventh straight.

Around the World on January 29:

  • Andre Agassi won the Australian Open.
  • Australian cricket star Greg Blewett scored a century on his debut match against England.

Around the NFL in 1995:

  • February 16 – Carolina and Jacksonville each got 66 players in an expansion draft
  • February 22 – CBS Radio received a new four-year contract.
  • March 13 – Malcolm Glazer became owner of the Buccaneers.
  • March 14 – Safety rules for helmet use against players were enacted.
  • April 8 – The World League resumed play.
  • April 10 – The NFL became the first pro league to establish an Internet website.
  • April 12 – The NFL approved the Rams’ move from Los Angeles to St. Louis.
  • April 18 – ABC’s Monday Night Football closed the 1994-95 TV season as the fifth highest-rated show.
  • April 26 – An ABC Poll reported that fans favored football by a 2-to-1 margin over basketball and baseball.
  • June 23 – The Frankfurt Galaxy beat the Amsterdam Admirals 26-22 to win the 1995 World Bowl.
  • July 13 – Oliver Luck became the World League’s president.
  • July 22 – The NFL approved the Raiders’ move from Los Angeles to Oakland.
  • August 18 – Over 70,000 attended the Jaguars’ first preseason game.
  • September 15 – NFL Charities donated $1 million to the United Negro College Fund.
  • October 14 – The Football Hall Of Fame completed an $8.9 million expansion.
  • November 12 – The Rams beat the Panthers 28-17 in their first game in St. Louis.
  • November 19-20 – Attendance totaled in Week 12 was a record 963,521.
  • Dan Marino became the all-time leader in attempts, completions, yards, and touchdowns. Jerry Rice became the all-time reception and receiving-yardage leader. Emmitt Smith scored a record 25 touchdowns.
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