The Super Bowl turned out to be everything it was supposed to be -- a rout for the San Francisco 49ers.
Led by quarterback Steve Young's record six touchdown passes, the 49ers rolled to a 49-26 victory over the San Diego Chargers last night at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami.
The 49ers were favored by 18 points; the only other Super Bowl team to be such a large favorite was the Baltimore Colts, upset by the New York Jets in 1969.
The victory made San Francisco the first team to win five Super Bowls. The 49ers also gave the National Football Conference its 11th consecutive victory in this game.
San Francisco quickly took control, scoring on its third play from scrimmage. The 49ers ended up scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions and led 21-7 after 16 minutes, 58 seconds.
The 49ers' Jerry Rice and Ricky Watters scored three touchdowns each.
Young, who has faced the burden of following four-time Super Bowl champ Joe Montana at quarterback, was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXIX. Young's six scoring passes broke Montana's record of five, set five years ago.
In the past two seasons, the 49ers had missed the Super Bowl by losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC title game.
"We wanted to come here and do something special," 49ers coach George Seifert said. "We wanted to make history."