Super Bowl XVI - Pontiac Silverdome, January 24, 1982


San Francisco  49ers vs. Cincinnati  Bengals


The 49ers got off to a fast start in Super Bowl XVI, building 
a 20-0 lead going into halftime. But the Bengals wouldn't go 
down easily and stormed back in the second half making 
Super Bowl XVI one for the ages.








The Beginning and the Ending of the Silverdome, as profiled by 
MMQB of Sports Illustrated

Road to Super Bowl
The Birth of a Dynasty and the Death of a Dome


Thirty-four years ago, the Silverdome hosted Super Bowl XVI and the 49ers began their decade of dominance. With the Detroit stadium now in ruins, let’s look back at how San Francisco began its run—complete with shadowboxing coaches, bellhop disguises and players getting 'Physical’—and the fate of the venue where it all started. ...........
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