9. Bengals vs 49ers (1982)
Cincinnati met the 49ers in Super Bowl XVI. San Francisco came into this game on a high after ‘The Catch’ against the Dallas Cowboys. This was a magnificent season for the franchise but the Bengals pushed them close on the final level. Joe Montana didn’t play particularly well in this game as he went just 14-for-22 for 157 yards. However, it was enough to win the game (via ESPN).
Ray Wersching scored a record four field goals as the 49ers recorded a narrow win. The Bengals were unexpected title contenders and were extremely unlucky in this game. In the end, an onside kick cost Cincinnati the game. That’s because San Francisco was able to hang on until time expired. They clashed again in 1989 but the Bengals couldn’t get revenge.