The best football teams from the National Football Conference and American Football Conference are now going to make you feel as if you were actually in the crowd with them. Yes, the 1982 Super Bowl is here!
The game was between the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals
This was the 49ers’ first-ever Super Bowl championship
The 1982 Super Bowl was played on January 24, 1982 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is remembered for being a one-sided game. It has been called “one of the most lopsided Super Bowls ever.” However, what people don’t realize is that the 1982 Super Bowl was actually a spectacular game with great plays and even better fans.
On the other hand, Cincinnati’s Ken Anderson threw for two interceptions and zero touchdowns. The Cincinnati Bengals swept the AFC regular season series with San Francisco (Cincinnati won both of their games against the 49ers in 1981).
The game was close until halftime. Then, all hell broke loose. Coming into this game people thought that the most important player on the field would be Joe Montana. If you ask anyone, most people will say that Joe was very successful in this game and pretty much carried his team to victory. It is true that he had a great performance but at the same time, many people forget about Cincinnati’s quarterback Ken Anderson. Even though he threw two interceptions and zero touchdowns, he still managed to gain over 150 yards passing.
Who won super bowl 1982
The 49ers won by a score of 26-21 . They emerged victorious and were the 1982 Super Bowl Champions.
“The Bengals jumped to a 20-0 lead by scoring on their first three possessions before the 49ers scored with 2:24 left in the first half.”
The Bengals won their first AFC Central Division title, finishing tied with Pittsburgh at 12–4. In the playoffs, Cincinnati defeated the Buffalo Bills, 34–21, in a “wild card” game. In their divisional playoff match up against the high-powered Los Angeles Raiders, Cincinnati held Los Angeles to 10 points and no passing touchdowns.
The Bengals won their first-ever AFC Championship by defeating San Diego 20–13 at Riverfront Stadium on January 17, 1982. Ken Anderson threw for 156 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 29 yards, and was voted the game’s MVP.
Joe Montana was the MVP of the game
Throwing for 157 yards and one touchdown, while rushing for 18 yards. “This marked the first Super Bowl that both quarterbacks who started (Montana and Anderson) made it to the Super Bowl with the same team.”
Anderson finished the game with 29 of 38 completions for 220 yards—not nearly enough against San Francisco’s high-scoring, quick-strike offense.
The San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Joe Montana passed for one touchdown and ran for another – the latter on a four-yard run with 3:50 left in the game to put his team up by ten points.
The 49ers won a then-record third consecutive NFC West division title and also won the National Football Conference championship for the second time in three seasons.
What was the halftime show like?
This Super Bowl was so exciting because it had a great halftime show. The most spectacular thing about the halftime show was the flying motorcycles, which was definitely better than last year’s flying illusion of an angel coming from heaven…
In what would be a precursor to future halftime shows at the Super Bowl, the post-show featured a rock concert by Dire Straits, with opening acts The Who and Journey.
Even though this game was very one-sided, the 1982 Super Bowl was still a great game. This time brought some of the best plays and even better fans. Although it had a boring start with no scoring until ten minutes into the first quarter, it had an explosive ending with two big touchdowns in each period.
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