The 49ers of San Francisco The San Francisco 49ers scored the most points in a Super Bowl, 55, in Super Bowl XXIV against the Denver Broncos on January 28, 1990.
They are also the only team to score more than 50 points in a game. In fact, no other team has even reached the end zone twice in a Super Bowl! The highest scoring game in NFL history was the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants. It ended in a 6-6 tie after three quarters of play before the two teams went into overtime. The game lasted 90 minutes, with Chicago winning it 29-14. This gives us an average of almost 10 points per quarter - a record that has never been beaten.
There have been five games where both teams scored at least ten points: 1934 NFL Championship Game (Boston College vs. Duke), 1957 NFL Championship Game (Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos), 1978 NFC Divisional Playoff Game (Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings), 1998 NFC Championship Game (Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys), and 2012 NFL Championship Game (New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens). All but the last one were played at night.
Super Bowl 29 (XXIX), which took place on January 29, 1995, was the highest-scoring game in NFL history. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers, 49-26, with a combined total of 75 points. This mark has since been broken several times.
The game itself was also notable for an incident that occurred during the first quarter. After recovering a fumble forced by Dwight Jones at his own 10-yard line, quarterback Joe Montana was hit by linebacker John Lynch as he tried to throw the ball. Lynch's action was legal because he was defending himself from what he believed to be a serious injury. However, the penalty for this infraction was only a loss of five yards, meaning that Joe Montana could continue playing despite being hit by Lynch. He later threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Rice, and the game was already in hand by then.
In addition, it was reported by ESPN's Chris Berman that this was the first time that all four California teams had appeared in the Super Bowl together. The Oakland Raiders were not present due to financial problems caused by a lawsuit filed against them by former player Darrell Green. The Los Angeles Rams were not present due to financial problems of their own and previously having played in the now-defunct American Football League. The San Diego Chargers were not present due to having lost all of their players to other teams in the NFL during the 1994 season.
Running, receiving, interception returns, punt returns, kickoff returns, and fumble returns are all included in this category. Miami's Jake Scott has three games (1 own, 1 opponent) 3 games for Fran Tarkenton of Minnesota (2 own) Franco Harris (Pittsburgh) has four games (2 own) Dallas, Roger Staubach, 4 games (2 on his own) Bobby Walden (Pittsburgh) has two games (2 on his own)
Instead, the teams were knotted 3-3 going into the fourth quarter. Los Angeles finished with 260 yards of total offense and three scores. With seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, New England scored its first touchdown. And so the blueprint for the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history was born.
That honor is shared by the 1971 Dolphins, who lost in Super Bowl 6, and the 2018 Rams, who fell in Super Bowl 53. What is the most points ever scored by a team on Super Sunday? Fifty-five, courtesy of the 1990 San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 24. Scoring first is beneficial.