1955 San Francisco 49ers season

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1955 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Red Strader
Home field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 4–8–0
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
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Timeline
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< 1954 1956 >

The 1955 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's sixth season in the NFL, and were coming off a 7–4–1 record in 1954, finishing in 3rd place in the Western Conference. For the 1955 season the 49ers wore RED helmets, not the silver helmets as illustrated here.

San Francisco would replace head coach Buck Shaw, who had been the only head coach of the club. The new coach would be Red Strader, who had previously been the head coach of the New York Yanks from 1950–1951, where he had a record of 8–14–2 in his 2 seasons there.

The 49ers started the year with 2 losses at home, but would rebound with 2 road victories and sat with a .500 record after 4 games. San Francisco would split their next 2 games at home and have a 3–3 record. The team would then fall into a slump, and lose their next 5 games, before winning their final game of the season, and finish the season with a 4–8–0 record, their worst season since the team's first season in the NFL in 1950, when they finished 3–9–0.

Offensively, Y.A. Tittle threw for 2185 yards, completing 51.2% of his passes, and had a league high 17 TD passes. However, Tittle would have 28 passes that were intercepted. Billy Wilson was Tittle's favorite target, as he would have a team high 53 receptions for 831 yards and 7 TD's. Joe Perry led the club by rushing for 701 yards, while Dickie Moegle rushed for a team high 5 TD's.

Schedule[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Attendance
1 September 25 Los Angeles Rams 23–14 San Francisco 49ers 0–1–0 58,772
2 October 2 Cleveland Browns 38–3 San Francisco 49ers 0–2–0 43,595
3 October 9 San Francisco 49ers 20–19 Chicago Bears 1–2–0 41,651
4 October 16 San Francisco 49ers 27–24 Detroit Lions 2–2–0 50,179
5 October 23 Chicago Bears 34–23 San Francisco 49ers 2–3–0 56,350
6 October 30 Detroit Lions 38–21 San Francisco 49ers 3–3–0 44,831
7 November 6 San Francisco 49ers 27–14 Los Angeles Rams 3–4–0 71,832
8 November 13 San Francisco 49ers 7–0 Washington Redskins 3–5–0 25,112
9 November 20 San Francisco 49ers 27–21 Green Bay Packers 3–6–0 19,099
10 November 27 San Francisco 49ers 26–14 Baltimore Colts 3–7–0 33,485
11 December 4 Green Bay Packers 28–7 San Francisco 49ers 3–8–0 32,897
12 December 11 Baltimore Colts 35–24 San Francisco 49ers 4–8–0 33,471

Standings[edit]

Western Conference G W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Rams 12 8 3 1 .708 260 231
Chicago Bears 12 8 4 0 .667 294 251
Green Bay Packers 12 6 6 0 .500 258 276
Baltimore Colts 12 5 6 1 .458 214 239
San Francisco 49ers 12 4 8 0 .333 216 298
Detroit Lions 12 3 9 0 .250 230 275

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