Super Bowl XVI

Date: January 24, 1982

Venue: Pontiac Silverdome (Pontiac, Michigan)

Attendance: 81,270

Result: San Francisco 49ers def. Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21

MVP: Joe Montana (QB, San Francisco)

Recap: A young quarterback named Joe Montana was rising up in the ranks despite being just in his third year in the NFL. The San Francisco 49er has just led his team to a league-best 13-3 regular season record and was up against the Cincinnati and regular season MVP Ken Anderson in Super Bowl XVI.


In the first half, it was the young Montana who had found the end zone twice and the 49ers added two more field goals to carry a 20-to-0 lead at the half. Cincinnati tried to make a comeback in the second half scoring two consecutive TDs but it wasn’t enough as the 49ers converted two more field goals and held on to the 26-to-21 win. Montana was the Super Bowl XVI MVP of the game completing 14-of-22 passes for 157 yards and finishing with 2 TDs.

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