This Day in Football: January 22

America's Game, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

Well, Championship Sunday is here football fans. Let’s take a look back to a day when the 49ers became champions once again.

On this day in 1989, the 49ers defeated the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII, 20-16. Joe Montana starred again, engineering a fourth quarter drive that gave San Francisco the lead with 34 seconds left in the game.

Jerry Rice had a monster performance and was named MVP. It was Bill Walsh’s last game coaching San Francisco. Check out this segment about the game as originally presented on “America’s Game: The 1988 San Francisco 49ers”:

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