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Super Bowls in the Awesome80s

By Patrick Mondout

The NFC dominated the Super Bowl during the Awesome80s winning eight of ten including three of the last four against John Elway and the Denver Broncos. In fact, the AFC did not win a single Super Bowl after January 1984 until January 1998 when, ironically enough, Elway and the Broncos won their first of two in a row.

One team in particular dominated 1980s: The San Francisco 49ers, with Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, and Roger Craig led the NFL Team of the Decade to four Super Bowl victories (a record fifth was won in 1994). They were so dominant that they were featured on a stamp issued by the US Postal Service in 2000 as part of the Celebrate the Century series (see right).

The table below shows the results of each Super Bowl during the Awesome80s (figures for the Super70s are here). (A list of Super Bowl MVPs is here.)

Game Season Result Location Attendance
XXIV 1989 San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10 Superdome, New Orleans 72,919
XXIII 1988 San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16 Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL 75,129
XXII 1987 Washington Redskins 42 Denver Broncos 10 Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA 73,302
XXI 1986 New York Giants 39 Denver Broncos 20 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA 101,063
XX 1985 Chicago Bears 46 New England Patriots 10 Superdome, New Orleans, LA 73,818
XIX 1984 San Francisco 49ers 38 Miami Dolphins 16 Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto, CA 84,059
XVIII 1983 Los Angeles Raiders 38 Washington Redskins 9 Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL 72,920
XVII 1982 Washington Redskins 27 Miami Dolphins 17 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA 103,667
XVI 1981 San Francisco 49ers 26 Cincinnati Bengals 21 Silverdome, Pontiac, MI 81,270
XV 1980 Oakland Raiders 27 Philadelphia Eagles 10 Superdome, New Orleans, LA 76,135



Courtesy of the USPS

Celebrate the Century: The 1980s 49ers were immortalized on a U.S. postage stamp in 2000

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