5. Super Bowl XXIII – San Francisco 49ers: 20, Cincinnati Bengals: 16
An elegantly entertaining game it was. Bad things happen when you’re trying to succeed sometimes. Considering a quote from Gil Brandt, all the information is put on the table: “The second of the Bengals-49ers Super Bowls was one of the best games. Of course, there was the Montana play, but Tim Krumrie broke his leg, which changed the game. It was close throughout.”
San Francisco managed to run the ball because of Krumrie’s injury, however, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau’s unit kept the 49ers at bay the better part of the day. Amazingly! John Taylor trapped the game-winner and a section of NFL past.