It's been just seven years since the last time the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals played each other in a Super Bowl. But if you're a member of either team and you have personal memories of that game you're a rare and endangered species.
Just 14 players - seven from each team - remain from 1982. That's compared to 76 players who will suit up Sunday who have either entered the league since that time, or have joined the 49ers and Bengals via trades, free agency, etc.The seven 49ers include safety Carlton Williamson, quarterback Joe Montana, center Randy Cross, safety Ronnie Lott, cornerback Eric Wright, linebacker Keena Turner and wide receiver Mike Wilson. The Bengals include offensive tackle Anthony Munoz, offensive guard Max Montoya, linebacker Reggie Williams, kicker Jim Breech, wide receiver Cris Collinsworth and quarterback Turk Schonert.