In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the 49ers’ most dramatic Super Bowl victory, I’ve gathered together some pictures from the January 1989 Super Bowl against the Bengals that appeared in Sports Illustrated. Below, you’ll find six pictures from the magazine’s coverage.
Rice catching a 14-yard touchdown pass from Montana on the third play of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 13.
Craig running through the backfield and getting by a potential Bengals tackler.
Taylor catching the 10-yard pass from Montana that capped the 92-yard drive to win the game, 20-16.
Stanford Jennings nearing the end zone on his stunning 93-yard kickoff return that put the Bengals up, 13-6, at the end of the third quarter.
Rice making a one-handed catch.
The Sports Illustrated cover that recognized Rice’s dazzling performance as the central highlight of Super Bowl XXIII.