On this date in Super Bowl history: January 29

By Marian Hinton
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As the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens prepare to take the field on Sunday against one another in Super Bowl XLVII, Rant Sports is taking a look back at various moments in Super Bowl history. On this date, January 29, one of this year’s Super Bowl team, the 49ers, made NFL history.

There is just one Super Bowl game that has been played on January 29 since it first began,  and that came in 1995 when the 49ers took on the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX which was played in Miami, Florida.

Led by quarterback Steve Young, who threw a record six touchdown passes in the game, the 49ers defeated the Chargers by a lopsided score of 49-26. With this victory, San Francisco became the first team in NFL history to win five Super Bowl rings.

Going to to win the MVP award, this was the game would cement Steve Young’s own legacy with the franchise after living in the shadow of his predecessor, Joe Montana.

The halftime show was also vastly different than what we see today. It was entitled “Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye” and was produced by Disney. It told the story of  Indiana Jones and his girlfriend Marion Ravenwood trying to recover the Vince Lombardi Trophy from the Temple of the Forbidden Eye.

For a look back at what happened on January 28 in Super Bowl history, you can click here. Be sure to join us again tomorrow to find out what happened on January 30 in Super Bowl history.

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