Closest Super Bowls of All Time: XXIII
- San Francisco 49ers defeat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16, 1988 Season
- Super Bowl XXIII is mostly remembered for the game-winning drive by the San Francisco 49ers. Quarterback Joe Montana led the offense 92 yards in less than three minutes. The 49ers won it on a touchdown pass from Montana to John Taylor with 34 seconds left. San Francisco wide receiver Jerry Rice (pictured above) won MVP, catching 11 passes for a Super Bowl record 215 yards, and one touchdown.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Lennox McLendon