San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals 20 to 16

Sunday, January 22, 1989, Super Bowl

The Bengals played the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIII on Sunday, January 22, 1989. The Bengals entered the game with a record of 12-4-0, while the 49ers entered the game with a record of 10-6-0. The 49ers won 20-16 to win Super Bowl XXIII, finishing their championship season with a record of 10-6-0 in the regular season, 3-0 in the playoffs. The Bengals finished their season 12-4-0 in the regular season, 2-1 in the playoffs. Jerry Rice was voted as the Super Bowl MVP, the first Super Bowl MVP of his career.


San Francisco 49ers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
452 341 111 2 23

Coaches

Head Coach: Bill Walsh Defensive Coordinator: George Seifert Quarterbacks Coach: Mike Holmgren Wide Receivers Coach: Dennis Green Offensive Line Coach: Bobb Mckittrick Running Backs Coach: Sherman Lewis Defensive Line Coach: Fred Von Appen Linebackers Coach: Bill McPherson Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Ray Rhodes Defensive Assistant Coach: Tommy Hart Special Teams Coach: Lynn Stiles Physical Development Coordinator: Jerry Attaway Physical Development Assistant: Jerry Attaway Coaching Administrator: Neal Dahlen


Cincinnati Bengals offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
229 123 106 1 13

Coaches

Head Coach: Sam Wyche Offensive Coordinator: Bruce Coslet Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau Wide Receivers Coach: Bruce Coslet Offensive Line Coach: Jim McNally Running Backs Coach: Jim Anderson Tight Ends Coach: Bill Johnson Defensive Line Coach: Bill Urbanik Linebackers Coach: Dick Selcer Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Dick LeBeau Special Teams Coach: Mike Stock Strength and Conditioning Coach: Kim Wood