1948 San Francisco 49ers season

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1948 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Buck Shaw
Home field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 12–2
Division place 2nd AAFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
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< 1947 1949 >

The 1948 AAFC season 49ers began their third season in the AAFC, hoping to improve upon their 8–4–2 output from the previous season. They began the season 10–0, and finished 12–2,[1] both losses coming to eventual season champions, the Cleveland Browns.

The 49ers' offense was historically prolific: they scored 495 points[2] in 1948 (averaging over 35 points per game), which was more than 100 points more than the next best output (389 points by the Browns). Despite their 12–2 record, the 49ers did not qualify for the playoffs, due to the Browns 14–0 record.

The 1948 49ers had a record-setting rushing attack: the team rushed for a staggering 3,653 yards in only fourteen games, a professional football record that still stands.[3][4]

The 49ers of 1948 are one of only three teams in NFL history to score more than 35 points nine times in a single season.[5][6]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 August 29, 1948 Buffalo Bills W 35–14 1–0
2 September 5, 1948 Brooklyn Dodgers W 36–20 2–0
3 September 12, 1948 New York Yankees W 41–0 3–0
4 September 19, 1948 Los Angeles Dons W 36–14 4–0
5 September 26, 1948 at Buffalo Bills W 38–28 5–0
6 October 1, 1948 at Chicago Rockets W 31–14 6–0
7 October 10, 1948 at Baltimore Colts W 56–14 7–0
8 October 17, 1948 at New York Yankees W 21–7 8–0
9 October 24, 1948 Baltimore Colts W 21–10 9–0
10 November 7, 1948 Chicago Rockets W 44–21 10–0
11 November 14, 1948 at Cleveland Browns L 14–7 10–1
12 November 21, 1948 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 63–40 11–1
13 November 28, 1948 Cleveland Browns L 31–28 11–2
14 December 5, 1948 at Los Angeles Dons W 38–21 12–2

Standings[edit]

AAFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 14 0 0 1.000 389 190 W-14
San Francisco 49ers 12 2 0 .857 495 248 W-1
Los Angeles Dons 7 7 0 .500 258 305 L-2
Chicago Rockets 1 13 0 .071 202 439 L-11

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