1951 San Francisco 49ers season

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1951 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Buck Shaw
Home field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 7–4–1
Division place T-2nd NFL National
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
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< 1950 1952 >

The 1951 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's second season in the NFL, and were coming off a 3–9–0 record in 1950.

The 49ers would win their first ever road game on October 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers after losing their first 7 in team history. The Niners would be in playoff contention all year long, finishing 7–4–1, just a half game out of first place in the National Conference. Their biggest win of the season was a 44–17 victory over their Californian rivals, the Los Angeles Rams.

Frankie Albert and Y.A. Tittle would split time at quarterback, with Albert throwing for 1116 yards, while Tittle would lead the club with 8 TD's and completing 55.3% of his passes. Joe Perry would once again lead the team in rushing, with 677 yards, and add 3 TD's, and wide receiver Gordie Soltau would lead the club with 59 completions for 826 yards and 7 TD's.

NFL Draft[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
3 San Francisco 49ers Y.A. Tittle Quarterback LSU [1]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Attendance
1 September 30 Cleveland Browns 24–10 San Francisco 49ers 1–0–0 48,263
2 October 6 San Francisco 49ers 21–14 Philadelphia Eagles 1–1–0 23,827
3 October 14 San Francisco 49ers 28–24 Pittsburgh Steelers 2–1–0 27,124
4 October 21 San Francisco 49ers 13–7 Chicago Bears 2–2–0 42,296
5 October 28 Los Angeles Rams 44–17 San Francisco 49ers 3–2–0 49,538
6 November 4 San Francisco 49ers 23–16 Los Angeles Rams 3–3–0 54,346
7 November 11 New York Yanks 19–14 San Francisco 49ers 4–3–0 25,538
8 November 18 Chicago Cardinals 27–21 San Francisco 49ers 4–4–0 19,658
9 November 25 San Francisco 49ers 10–10 New York Yanks 4–4–1 10,184
10 December 2 San Francisco 49ers 20–10 Detroit Lions 5–4–1 46,467
11 December 9 Green Bay Packers 31–19 San Francisco 49ers 6–4–1 15,121
12 December 16 Detroit Lions 21–17 San Francisco 49ers 7–4–1 27,276

Standings[edit]

National Football Conference G W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Rams 12 8 4 0 .667 392 261
Detroit Lions 12 7 4 1 .636 336 259
San Francisco 49ers 12 7 4 1 .636 255 205
Chicago Bears 12 7 5 0 .583 286 282
Green Bay Packers 12 3 9 0 .250 254 375
New York Yanks 12 1 9 2 .167 241 382

[2]

Pro Bowl[edit]

San Francisco's players selected for the Pro Bowl:

Player Position
Jim Cason Defensive Back
Ray Collins Defensive Line
Leo Nomellini Defensive Line
Gordie Soltau Wide Receiver

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 398
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 300