In a game of big numbers, Joe Montana's were the biggest of all. Montana earned his record third MVP award (he also won in XVI and XIX) by leading the 49ers to their fourth Super Bowl title, a 55-10 pasting of Denver. The 49ers tied Pittsburgh for most Super Bowl victories.
Montana teamed with Jerry Rice for three touchdown passes: 20 yards in the first quarter, and 38 and 28 yards in the third. Montana also had scoring passes of 7 yards to Brent Jones and 35 yards to John Taylor. The five touchdown passes were a new Super Bowl record. Montana completed 22-of-29 passes for 297 yards.