Game Day Super Bowl Xxix

January 29, 1995

MIAMI -- The two-week break is over. The players and coaches are ready. The game plans are set. All that's left is . . . the commercials?

Seriously, it's Super Bowl XXIX, with the San Francisco 49ers going for their fifth title against the San Diego Chargers, making their first appearance in the NFL's title game.

The 49ers are heavy favorites, led by superstars Steve Young at quarterback, Jerry Rice at wide receiver and Deion Sanders at cornerback.

The Chargers, looking to break the AFC's 10-year Super Bowl drought, have a relatively unknown cast, with quarterback Stan Humphries and linebacker Junior Seau the team leaders.

The game has been likened to Super Bowl III, when the Baltimore Colts lost to the 18-point underdog New York Jets and Joe Namath, who had guaranteed a victory.

"History says it can be done. It happened once, it can happen again," Namath said last week.

So who does he like today?

"The 49ers."

DATA

Kickoff: 6:18 p.m.

Records: AFC champion Chargers (13-5); NFC champion 49ers (15-3)

Line: 49ers favored by 18

% Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)

INSIDE

* Rosters, statistics and probable lineups, 12D

* Scouting report, 13D

* Staff predictions, 13D

G; * Steve Largent among five elected to Hall of Fame, 17D

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