January 24, 2006

This date in Michigan History

This date in Michigan History
January 24, 1982
Super Bowl XVI is held at the Pontiac Silverdome.

Ray Wersching kicked four field goals and Joe Montana's controlled passing helped the San Francisco 49ers win their first NFL championship with a 26-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The game was held at the Pontiac Silverdome, 25 miles from downtown Detroit. It was the first time a Super Bowl was held in a cold-weather climate; the previous 15 games had been held in warm climates.
Courtesy Michigan History Magazine

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