1949 San Francisco 49ers season

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1949 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Buck Shaw
Home field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 9–3
Division place 2nd AAFC
Playoff finish Lost League Championship
Uniform
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Timeline
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< 1948 1950 >

The 1949 AAFC season was the final season before the league folded and comprised only twelve games instead of the previously standard fourteen. The 49ers, in their fourth season, were unable to improve on the previous season's output of 12–2, only posting a record of 9–3, however, they were able to make their first playoff appearance. This was due to the league taking a different format, in which the top four teams played a tournament to determine the champion.

The 49ers, with the second seed, played the third-seeded New York Yankees (8–4). With their 17–7 victory over the Yankees, the 49ers moved on to play the Cleveland Browns in the league championship. The 49ers ended up losing 21–7.[1] Until the 2013 Super Bowl, it is the only time the 49ers lost a league title game.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 August 28, 1949 Baltimore Colts W 31–17 1–0
2 September 4, 1949 Chicago Hornets W 42–7 2–0
3 September 18, 1949 Los Angeles Dons W 42–14 3–0
4 September 25, 1949 at Buffalo Bills L 28–17 3–1
5 September 30, 1949 Chicago Hornets W 42–24 4–1
6 October 9, 1949 Cleveland Browns W 56–28 5–1
7 October 16, 1949 Buffalo Bills W 51–7 6–1
8 October 23, 1949 at New York Yankees L 24–3 6–2
9 October 30, 1949 at Cleveland Browns L 30–28 6–3
10 November 6, 1949 at Baltimore Colts W 28–10 7–3
11 November 13, 1949 at Los Angeles Dons W 41–24 8–3
12 November 27, 1949 New York Yankees W 35–14 9–3

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Score
Semi-finals December 4, 1949 New York Yankees W 17–7
Championship December 11, 1949 Cleveland Browns L 21–7

Standings[edit]

AAFC
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 9 1 2 .900 339 171 W-4
San Francisco 49ers 9 3 0 .750 416 227 W-3
New York Yankees 8 4 0 .667 196 206 L-2
Buffalo Bills 5 5 2 .500 236 256 L-1
Los Angeles Dons 4 8 0 .333 253 322 L-1
Chicago Hornets 4 8 0 .333 179 268 L-5
Baltimore Colts 1 11 0 .083 172 341 L-6

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