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                          SCORING
San Francisco        13 14 14 14 -- 55
Denver                3  0  7  0 -- 10

                         Summary

SF  Rice 20 pass from Montana (Cofer kick),  4:54 1st
DEN FG Treadwell 42,  8:13 1st
SF  Jones 7 pass from Montana (kick failed),14:57 1st

SF-  Rathman 1 run  (Cofer kick),  7:45 2nd
SF-  Rice 38 pass from Montana (Cofer kick), 14:26 2nd

SF-  Rice 28 pass from Montana (Cofer kick),  2:12 3rd
SF-  Taylor 35 pass from Montana (Cofer kick),  5:16 3rd
DEN Elway 3 run  (Treadwell kick),  8:07 3rd

SF  Rathman 3 run  (Cofer kick),  0:03 4th
SF-  Craig 1 run  (Cofer kick),  1:13 4th

TEAM STATISTICS 49'ers Broncos Total First Downs 28 12 Rushing 14 5 Passing 14 6 Penalty 0 1 Total Net Yardage 461 167 Total Offensive Plays 77 52 Average Gain per Offensive Play 6.0 3.2 Rushes 44 17 Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 144 64 Average Yards per Rush 3.3 3.8 Passes Attempted 32 29 Passes Completed 24 11 Had Intercepted 0 2 Tackled Attempting to Pass 1 6 Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 0 33 Yards Gained Passing (Net) 317 103 Punts 4 6 Average Distance 39.5 38.5 Punt Returns 3 2 Punt Return Yardage 38 11 Kickoff Returns 3 9 Kickoff Return Yardage 49 196 Interception Return Yardage 42 0 Fumbles 0 3 Own Fumbles Recovered 0 1 Opponent Fumbles Recovered 2 0 Penalties 4 0 Yards Penalized 38 0 Total Points Scored 55 10 Touchdowns 8 1 Rushing 3 1 Passing 5 0 Returns 0 0 Extra Points 7 1 Field Goals 0 1 Field Goals Attempted 0 1 Safeties 0 0 Third-Down Efficiency 8/15 3/11 Fourth-Down Efficiency 2/2 0/0 Time of Possession 39:31 20:29
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing San Francisco No. Yds. LG TD Craig 20 69 18 1 Rathman 11 38 18 2 Montana 2 15 10 0 Flagler 6 14 10 0 Young 4 6 11 0 Sydney 1 2 2 0 Denver No. Yds. LG TD Humphrey 12 61 34 0 Elway 4 8 3t 1 Winder 1 -5 5 0 Passing San Francisco Att. Comp. Yds. TD Int. Montana 29 22 297 5 0 Young 3 2 20 0 0 Denver Att. Comp. Yds. TD Int. Elway 26 10 108 0 2 Kubiak 3 1 28 0 0 Receiving San Francisco No. Yds. LG TD Rice 7 148 38t 3 Craig 5 34 12 0 Rathman 4 43 18 0 Taylor 3 49 35t 1 Sherrard 1 13 13 0 Walls 1 9 9 0 Jones 1 7 7t 1 Sydney 1 7 7 0 Williams 1 7 7 0 Denver No. Yds. LG TD Humphrey 3 38 27 0 Sewell 2 22 12 0 Johnson 2 21 13 0 Nattiel 1 28 28 0 Bratton 1 14 14 0 Winder 1 7 7 0 Kay 1 6 6 0 Interceptions San Francisco No. Yds. LG TD Brooks 1 38 38 0 Walter 1 4 4 0 Denver No. Yds. LG TD None -- -- -- -- Punting San Francisco No. Avg. LG Blk. Helton 4 39.5 47 0 Denver No. Avg. LG Blk. Horan 6 38.5 43 0 Punt Returns San Francisco No. FC Yds. LG TD Taylor 3 2 38 17 0 Denver No. FC Yds. LG TD Johnson 2 1 11 7 0 Kickoff Returns San Francisco No. Yds. LG TD Flagler 3 49 22 0 Denver No. Yds. LG TD Carrington 6 146 39 0 Bell 2 41 24 0 Bratton 1 9 9 0

MVP- QB Joe Montana, San FranciscoJanuary 28, 1990
New Orleans, Louisiana; Louisiana Superdome Attendance was 72,919
Starting Lineups San Francisco 49ers Denver Broncos Offense Jesse Sapolu C Keith Kartz C Bruce Collie G Jim Juriga G Guy McIntyre G Doug Widell G Harris Barton T Ken Lanier T Bubba Paris T Gerald Perry T Brent Jones TE Orson Mobley TE Jerry Rice WR Mark Jackson WR John Taylor WR Vance Johnson WR Roger Craig RB Bobby Humphrey RB Tom Rathman RB Steve Sewell RB JoeMontana QB John Elway QB Defense Michael Carter NT Greg Kragen NT Kevin Fagan DE Alphonso Carreker DE Pierce Holt DE Ron Holmes DE Charles Haley OLB Michael Brooks OLB Keena Turner OLB Simon Fletcher OLB Matt Millen ILB Rick Dennison ILB Michael Walter ILB Karl Mecklenburg ILB Don Griffin CB Tyrone Braxton CB Darryl Pollard CB Wymon Henderson CB Ronnie Lott FS Steve Atwater FS Chet Brooks SS Dennis Smith SS Substitutions Jim Burt Ken Bell Mike Cofer Keith Bishop Keith DeLong Melvin Bratton Terrence Flagler Darren Carrington Barry Helton Kip Corrington Steve Hendrickson Scott Curtis Johnnie Jackson Paul Green Pete Kugler Mark Haynes Tim McKyer Brad Henke Larry Roberts Mike Horan Bill Romanowski Clarence Kay Mike Sherrard Bruce Klosterman Danny Stubbs Gary Kubiak Harry Sydney Tim Lucas Terry Tausch Marc Munford Chuck Thomas Ricky Nattiel Spencer Tillman Warren Powers Steve Wallace Randy Robbins xWesley Wallace Monte Smith Jamie Williams Andre Townsend Mike R. Wilson David Treadwell Eric C. Wright Sammy Winder Steve Young Micheal Young

Play by Play

 Denver won the coin toss and elected to receive.
 FIRST QUARTER
 Cofer kick 1 yard into end zone, Bell 24 return (Hendrickson).
 Denver (15:00)
 DEN  23   1-10   Elway pass to Jackson right underthrown.
 DEN  23   2-10   Elway pass to Jackson middle overthrown.
 DEN  23   3-10   Elway 2 run evading pass rush (Fagan).
 DEN  25   4- 8   Horan 41 punt, Taylor fair catch.
 San Francisco (14:05)
 SF 34   1-10   Montana pass to Jones right overthrown.
 SF 34   2-10   Craig 18 run around left end (Henderson).
 DEN  48   1-10   Montana pass to Craig middle incomplete.
 DEN  48   2-10   Craig 1 run left end (Holmes).
 DEN  47   3-9    Montana 9 screen pass to Craig left (Atwater).
 DEN  38   1-10   Montana 9 pass to Rice right (Braxton).
 DEN  29   2-1    Craig run right tackle, loss of 3 (Brooks).
 DEN  32   3-4    Montana 10 run evading pass rush (slid down).
 DEN  22   1-10   Craig 2 run left tackle (Fletcher).
 DEN  20   2- 8   Montana 20 pass to Rice middle (caught at DEN 8),
                touchdown (10:D6) Cofer kicked extra point
                San Francisco scoring drive: 66 yards, 10 plays, 3:59.
                San Francisco 7, Denver 0
 Cofer kick to DEN 13, Carrington 13 return (Romanowski).
 Denver (10:06)
 DEN  26   1-10   Elway 27 shovel pass to Humphrey (Lott).
 SF 47   1-10   Elway shovel pass to Humphrey incomplete.
 SF 47   2-10   Humphrey 10 run up middle (Brooks).
 SF 37   1-10   Humphrey 6 run right end (Walter).
 SF 31   2- 4   Humphrey 3 draw up middle (Millen).
 SF 28   3- 1   Elway 3 run up middle (Millen).
 SF 25   1-10   Elway shovel pass knocked away (Haley).
 SF 25   2-10   Elway pass to Mobley left overthrown.
 SF 25   3-10   Elway pass to Jackson right incomplete.
 SF 25   4-10   Treadwell, 42 yard field goal (6:47).
                Denver scoring drive: 49 yards, 9 plays, 3:19.
                San Francisco 7, Denver 3
 Treadwell kick to SF 4, Flagler 14 return (Braxton).
 San Francisco (6:47)
 SF 18  1-10    Montana sacked, no gain (Carreker).
 SF 18  2-10    Craig 4 run left (Atwater, Munford).
 SF 22  3- 6    Montanta rushed, pass to Rice left incomplete.
 SF 22  4- 6    Helton 36 punt, Johnson 7 return (Jackson).
 Denver (5:25)
 DEN  49  1-10    Humphrey 1 run left tackle (Fagan), fumbled,
                 Brooks recovered for SF at SF 46.
 San Francisco (5:18)
 SF 46  1-10    Rathman 14 run left tackle. Play nullified and SF
                penalized 10 for holding (Sapolu).
 SF 36  1-20    Montana 20 pass to Rice middle (D. Smith).
 DEN  44  1-10    Rathman 2 run right (Dennison).
 DEN  42  2- 8    Montana 6 pass to Craig left (Fletcher).
 DEN  36  3- 2    Craig 1 run left end (Kragen).
 DEN  35  4- 1    Rathman 4 run off left tackle (Henderson).
 DEN  31  1-10    Montana pass to Taylor end zone incomplete.
 DEN  31  2-10    Montana pass to Taylor right broken up (Braxton).
 DEN  31  3-10    Montana 21 pass to Rice middle (Corrington).
 DEN  10  1-goal  Craig 3 run left (Munford).
 DEN   7  2-goal  Montana 7 pass to Jones right (caught at DEN 3), touchdown (:03).
                Cofer's extra point attempt was wide right, no good.
                San Francisco scoring drive: 54 yards, 10 plays, 5:15.
                San Francisco 13, Denver 3
 Cofer kick to DEN 8, Bell 17 return (Wilson).
                END OF FIRST QUARTER:
                San Francisco 13, Denver 3.

SECOND QUARTER Denver (15:00) DEN 25 1-10 Elway pass to Jackson broken up(Griffin). DEN 25 2-10 Elway pass to Kay broken up (Lott). DEN 25 3-10 Elway 7 screen pass to Winder middle (Holt). DEN 32 4- 3 Horan 37 punt, Taylor fair catch. San Francisco (14:22) SF 31 1-10 Montana 18 Pass to Rathman middle (Fletcher). SF 49 1-10 Craig 6 run up middle (Munford). DEN 45 2- 4 Craig 9 run right tackle (Carreker). DEN 36 1-10 Montana rushed, pass to Rice incomplete. DEN 36 2-10 Montana 12 pass to Rathman middle (Atwater). DEN 24 1-10 Craig 8 run right end (Atwater). DEN 16 2- 2 Rathman 1 run right tackle (Brooks). DEN 15 3- 1 Craig 3 run left tackle (Mecklenburg). DEN 12 1-10 Craig run up middle, no gain (Kragen). DEN 12 2-10 Craig run left, no gain (Henderson). DEN 12 3-10 Montana 9 pass to Rathman middle (Braxton). DEN 3 4- 1 Rathman 1 run up middle (Kragen). DEN 2 1-goal Craig 1 run right tackle (Mecklenburg). DEN 1 2-goal Rathman 1 run up middle, touchdown (7:15). Cofer kicked extra point. San Francisco scoring drive: 69 yards, 14 plays, 7:07. San Francisco 20, Denver 3. Cofer kick to DEN 2. Carrington 19 return (Hendrickson). Denver (7:15) DEN 21 1-10 Humphrey run left, loss of 3 (Millen). DEN 15 2-13 Humphrey 2 draw up middle (Holt). DEN 20 3-11 Elway pass to Jackson middle dropped. DEN 20 4-11 Horan 30 punt out of bounds at 50. San Francisco (5:27) 50 1-10 Craig run right end, no gain (Braxton), 50 2-10 Montana 1 pass to Craig right (D. Smith). DEN 49 3- 9 Montana 6 pass to Craig middle (Braxton). DEN 43 4- 3 Helton 31 punt, Johnson 4 return (Romanowski). Denver (3:19) DEN 16 1-10 Elway 4 Pass to Humphrey right (Kugler). DEN 20 2- 6 Elway 6 pass to Kay middle (Millen). DEN 26 1-10 Elway 8 Pass to Johnson middle (Kugler). Two-Minute Warning. DEN 34 2- 2 Elway pass to Johnson right incomplete. DEN 34 3- 2 Elway pass to Jackson right broken up (McKyer). DEN 34 4- 2 Horan 42 punt, Taylor 17 return (Dennison). San Francisco (1:38) SF 41 1-10 Montana 4 pass to Rathman left (Fletcher). SF 45 2- 6 Montana 5 run evading pass rush (Henderson). SF-first time out (1:05). 50 3- 1 Rathman 3 run up middle (Holmes). DEN 47 1-10 Montana 9 pass to Walls middle (Munford). SF-second time out (:40). DEN 38 2- 1 Montana 38 pass to Rice deep middle (caught at DEN 4), touchdown (:34). Cofer kicked extra point. San Francisco scoring drive: 59 yards, 5 plays, 1:04. San Francisco 27, Denver 3 Cofer kick to DEN 28, Bratton 9 return (Wilson). Denver (:34) DEN 37 1-10 Elway pass to Jackson deep broken up (Wright). DEN 37 2-10 Elway 12 pass to Sewell middle (Romanowski). Den-first time out (:12). DEN 49 1-10 Elway pass to Young left sideline incomplete. DEN 49 2-10 Elway pass to Young right sideline incomplete. END OF SECOND QUARTER San Francisco 27, Denver 3
THIRD QUARTER
Treadwell kick to SF 10, Flagler 13 return (Corrington). San Francisco (15:00) SF 23 1-10 Montana 8 pass to Taylor left (Henderson). SF 31 2- 2 Rathman 1 run left (Curtis). SF 32 3- 1 Rathman run up middle, no gain (Holmes). SF 32 4- 1 Helton 44 punt, Johnson fair catch. Denver (13:01) DEN 24 1-10 Elway pass to Jackson left intercepted at DEN 32, Walter 4 return (Jackson). San Francisco (12:54) DEN 28 1-10 Montana 28 pass to Rice deep middle (caught at DEN 2), touchdown (12:48). Cofer kicked extra point. San Francisco scoring drive: 28 yards, 1 play, :06. San Francisco 34, Denver 3 Cofer kick to DEN 3, Carrington 27 return (Walls). Denver (12:48) DEN 30 1-10 Elway 7 swing pass to Humphrey right (Walter). DEN 37 2- 3 Humphrey 6 run right tackle (Walter). DEN 43 1-10 Elway sacked, loss of 6 (Fagan). DEN 37 2-16 Elway 10 pass to Sewell middle (Holt). DEN 47 3- 6 Elway pass to Young deep left intercepted at SF 25, Brooks 38 return (out of bounds). San Francisco (10:32) DEN 37 1-10 Craig 2 run left end (Dennison). DEN 35 2- 2 Montana 35 pass to Taylor middle end zone, touchdown (9:44). Cofer kicked extra point. San Francisco scoring drive: 37 yards, 2 plays, :48. San Francisco 41, Denver 3 Cofer kick to goal line, Carrington 39 return (Flagler). Denver (9:44) DEN 39 1-10 Elway l3 pass to Johnson left (Jackson). SF 48 1-10 Humphrey 34 draw left (Griffin, Pollard). SF 14 1-10 Elway pass to Kay end zone intercepted by (Romanowski), touchback. Play nullified and SF penalized 13 for pass interference (Romanowski). SF 1 1-goal Humphrey run left tackle, no gain (Fagan). SF 1 2-goal Humphrey run tell. loss of 2 (Haley. Millen). SF 3 3-goal Elway 3 draw around right end, touchdown (6:53). Treadwell kicked extra point. Denver scoring drive: 61 yards, 5 plays, 2:51 San Francisco 41, Denver 10 Treadwell kick to SF 3 Flagler 22 return (Carrington). San Francisco (6:53) SF 25 1-10 Craig 12 run right end (Fletcher). SF 37 1-10 Craig 2 run left (Townsend, Lucas). SF 39 2- 8 Montana 6 pass to Taylor middle (Lucas). SF 45 3- 2 Montana 7 pass to Williams right (Curtis). DEN 48 1-10 Rathman 18 run left end (Atwater, Munford). DEN 30 1-10 Craig run left, loss of 1 (Curtis). DEN 31 2-11 Montana 12 pass to Rice right (Braxton). DEN 19 1-10 Montana pass to Wilson right dropped. DEN 19 2-10 Montana 12 pass to Craig left (Curtis). SF-first time out (:28). DEN 7 1-goal Rathman 4 run left (Kragen, Curtis). END OF THIRD QUARTER: San Francisco 41, Denver 10
FOURTH QUARTER
DEN 3 2-goal Rathman 3 run up middle, touchdown (14:57). Cofer kicked extra point. San Francisco scoring drive: 75 yards, 11 plays, 6:56. San Francisco 48, Denver 10 Cofer kick to DEN 1, Carrington 22 return (Romanowski). Denver (14:57) DEN 23 1-10 Elway sacked, loss of 6 (Stubbs). DEN 17 2-16 Elway 9 screen pass to Winder. Play nullified and SF penalized 5 for offsides (Stubbs). DEN 22 2-11 Elway sacked, loss of 6 (Griffin), fumbled. SF recovered at DEN 16, Stubbs 15 return (Sewell). San Francisco (13:51) DEN 1 1-goal Craig 1 run right tackle, touchdown (13:47). Cofer kicked extra point. San Francisco scoring drive: 1 yard, 1 play. :04. San Francisco 55, Denver 10 Cofer kick to goal line, Carrington 26 return (Flagler). Denver (13:47) DEN 26 1-10 Humphrey 6 draw up middle (Walter). DEN 32 2- 4 Elway 14 screen pass to Bratton (Millen). DEN 46 1-10 Elway recovered fumbled snap, loss of 1. DEN 45 2-11 Elway sacked, loss of 12 (Roberts). DEN 33 3-23 Winder run left tackle, loss of 5 (Fagan). DEN 28 4-28 Horan 43 punt, Taylor 9 return (Dennison). San Francisco (11:13) SF 38 1-10 Flagler run left end, no gain (Dennison). SF 38 2-10 Flagler run right end, loss of 4 (Brooks). SF 34 3-14 Young pass to Walls incomplete. SF 34 4-14 Helton 47 punt downed at DEN 19. Denver (9:28) DEN 19 1-10 Humphrey run up middle, loss of 2 (Fagan). DEN 17 2-12 Kubiak sacked, loss of 2 (Kugler). DEN 15 3-14 Kubiak 28 pass to Nattiel middle (Jackson). DEN 43 1-10 Kubiak pass batted down at line (Haley). DEN 43 2-10 Kubiak pass to Nattiel middle incomplete. DEN 43 3-10 Kubiak sacked, loss of 1 (Stubbs). DEN 42 4-11 Horan 38 punt, Taylor 12 return (Lucas). San Francisco (6:58) SF 32 1-10 Flagler 7 fun right tackle. Play nullified and SF penalized 10 for holding (Tausch). SF 22 1-20 Flagler 3 run right tackle (Powers). SF 25 2-17 Young 7 pass to Sydney middle (Dennison). SF 32 3-10 Young 13 pass to Sherrard left (Carrington). SF 45 1-10 Flagler 4 run left (Townsend). SF 49 2- 6 Flagler 10 run right (Dennison). DEN 41 1-10 Flagler 1 run left end (Carrington). DEN 40 2- 9 Sydney 2 run up middle (Powers). Two-Minute Warning. DEN 38 3- 7 Young 11 run evading pass rush (out of bounds). DEN 27 1-10 Young kneel down, loss of 2. DEN 29 2-12 Young kneel down, loss of 1. DEN 30 3-13 Young kneel down, loss of 2. FINAL SCORE: San Francisco 55, Denver 10 FINAL RECORDS: San Francisco 17-2, Denver 13-6

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