The 1989 49ers had the top offense in the league with quarterback Joe Montana and running back Roger Craig leading the way to their second straight Super Bowl victory.
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Oct. 2, 1989 SI Cover.
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Considered by most to be the best receiver ever to play the game, Jerry Rice led the NFL with 1,483 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns, though not a personal best.
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Jerry Rice finished Super Bowl XXIV against the Broncos with seven catches for 148 yards and a Super Bowl-record three touchdown receptions.
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Jan. 15, 1990 SI Cover.
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Joe Montana became the first player ever to win Super Bowl MVP honors for a third time, setting a record at the time with five touchdown passes in the most lopsided victory in Super Bowl history, 55-10 over the Broncos.
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Linebacker Charles Haley and the Niners' defense held John Elway and the Broncos to just 10 points in Super Bowl XXIV.
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After leading all running backs in receiving with 73 catches for 616 yards, fullback Tom Rathman continued to perform in the playoffs, with two touchdowns in Super Bowl XXIV.
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Feb. 5, 1990 SI Cover.
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With 1,527 total offensive yards in the season, Roger Craig hammered opposing defenses, scoring a touchdown in each of San Francisco's three playoff victories.
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