2013 San Francisco 49ers season

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2013 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Jim Harbaugh
General manager Trent Baalke
Owner Jed York
Home field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 12–4
Division place 2nd NFC West
Playoff finish Won Wild Card (Packers) 23–20
Won Divisional Playoffs (Panthers) 23–10
Lost NFC Championship (Seahawks) 23–17
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros NaVorro Bowman 1st team
Ahmad Brooks 2nd team
Vernon Davis 2nd team

Justin Smith 2nd team
Joe Staley 2nd team
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2013 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 64th season in the National Football League, the 68th overall and the third under the head coach/general manager tandem of Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke. This was the 49ers' final season playing their home games at Candlestick Park before moving into Levi's Stadium for the 2014 season.

The 49ers entered the season as the defending NFC champions, qualified for the playoffs as the fifth seed Wild Card, and hoped to win a sixth Super Bowl title, after falling just short during the previous season. The 49ers' defeated the Green Bay Packers 23–20 in the Wild Card round and the Carolina Panthers 23–10 in the Divisional round, but lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship by a score of 23–17.

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
San Francisco 49ers 2013 NFL Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position Height Weight College Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 18 18 Eric Reid FS 6'1" 213 LSU From Cowboys[h]
31 31 Traded to the Dallas Cowboys [h]
2 2 34 Traded to the Tennessee Titans [i] From Chiefs[a]
8 40 Cornellius Carradine DE 6'5" 265 Florida State From Titans[i]
23 55 Vance McDonald TE 6'4" 267 Rice From Packers[j]
29 61 Traded to the Green Bay Packers [j]
3 12 74 Traded to the Dallas Cowboys [h] From Panthers[b]
26 88 Corey Lemonier OLB 6'3" 255 Auburn From Packers[k]
31 93 Traded to the Green Bay Packers [k]
4 31 128 Quinton Patton WR 6'0" 204 Louisiana Tech
34 131 Marcus Lattimore RB 5'11" 221 South Carolina Compensatory pick
5 24 157 Quinton Dial DT 6'6" 304 Alabama From Colts[c]
31 164 Traded to the Cleveland Browns [d]
6 5 173 Traded to the Green Bay Packers [j] From Browns[d]
12 180 Nick Moody ILB 6'1" 236 Florida State From Dolphins[e]
31 199 Traded to the Baltimore Ravens [f]
7 10 216 Traded to the Green Bay Packers [k] From Titans[i]
21 227 Traded to the Cleveland Browns [d] From Bengals[g]
31 237 B. J. Daniels QB 6'0" 217 South Florida
40 246 Carter Bykowski T 6'8" 304 Iowa State Compensatory pick
46 252 Marcus Cooper CB 6'2" 192 Rutgers Compensatory pick
Notes
^[a] The team acquired an additional second-round selection (No. 34 overall) along with a 2014 second-round selection (originally conditional) in a trade that sent quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs.
^[b] The team acquired an additional third-round selection (No. 74 overall) as part of a trade that sent a 2012 fourth-round selection to the Carolina Panthers.
^[c] The team acquired an additional fifth-round selection (No. 157 overall) as part of a trade that sent a 2012 third-round selection to the Indianapolis Colts.
^[d] The team traded a fifth-round selection (No. 164 overall) and seventh-round selection (No. 227 overall) to the Cleveland Browns for quarterback Colt McCoy and a sixth-round selection (No. 173 overall).
^[e] The team acquired an additional sixth-round selection (No. 180 overall) as part of a trade that sent a 2012 fourth-round selection to the Miami Dolphins.
^[f] The team traded their sixth-round selection (No. 199 overall) to the Baltimore Ravens for wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
^[g] The team acquired an additional seventh-round selection (No. 227 overall) in a trade that sent safety Taylor Mays to the Cincinnati Bengals.
^[h] The team traded their first-round selection (No. 31) and one of their third-round selections (No. 74 overall) to the Dallas Cowboys for a first-round selection (No. 18).
^[i] The team traded one of their second-round selections (No. 34 overall) to the Tennessee Titans for a second-round selection (No. 40 overall), a seventh-round selection (No. 216 overall), and a 2014 third-round selection.
^[j] The team traded a second-round selection (No. 61 overall) and sixth-round selection (No. 173 overall) to the Green Bay Packers for a second-round selection (No. 55 overall).
^[k] The team traded a third-round selection (No. 93 overall) and seventh-round selection (No. 216 overall) to the Green Bay Packers for a third-round selection (No. 88 overall).

Staff[edit]

2013 San Francisco 49ers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2013 San Francisco 49ers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 13 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The 49ers' preseason schedule was announced on April 4, 2013.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 8 6:00 p.m. PDT Denver Broncos L 6–10 0–1 Candlestick Park KPIX 5 Recap
2 August 16 5:00 p.m. PDT at Kansas City Chiefs W 15–13 1–1 Arrowhead Stadium KPIX 5 Recap
3 August 25 5:00 p.m. PDT Minnesota Vikings W 34–14 2–1 Candlestick Park NBC Recap
4 August 29 7:00 p.m. PDT at San Diego Chargers W 41–6 3–1 Qualcomm Stadium KPIX 5/NFLN Recap

Regular season[edit]

The 49ers' regular season schedule was announced on April 18, 2013.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 1:25 p.m. PDT Green Bay Packers W 34–28 1–0 Candlestick Park Fox Recap
2 September 15 5:30 p.m. PDT at Seattle Seahawks L 3–29 1–1 CenturyLink Field NBC Recap
3 September 22 1:25 p.m. PDT Indianapolis Colts L 7–27 1–2 Candlestick Park CBS Recap
4 September 26 5:25 p.m. PDT at St. Louis Rams W 35–11 2–2 Edward Jones Dome NFLN[b] Recap
5 October 6 5:30 p.m. PDT Houston Texans W 34–3 3–2 Candlestick Park NBC Recap
6 October 13 1:25 p.m. PDT Arizona Cardinals W 32–20 4–2 Candlestick Park Fox Recap
7 October 20 1:05 p.m. PDT at Tennessee Titans W 31–17 5–2 LP Field Fox Recap
8 October 27 10:00 a.m. PDT vs. Jacksonville Jaguars W 42–10 6–2 Wembley Stadium (London, England) Fox Recap
9 Bye
10 November 10 1:05 p.m. PST Carolina Panthers L 9–10 6–3 Candlestick Park Fox Recap
11 November 17 1:25 p.m. PST at New Orleans Saints L 20–23 6–4 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox Recap
12 November 25 5:40 p.m. PST at Washington Redskins W 27–6 7–4 FedEx Field ESPN[a] Recap
13 December 1 1:05 p.m. PST St. Louis Rams W 23–13 8–4 Candlestick Park Fox Recap
14 December 8 1:25 p.m. PST Seattle Seahawks W 19–17 9–4 Candlestick Park Fox Recap
15 December 15 10:00 a.m. PST at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 33–14 10–4 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
16 December 23 5:40 p.m. PST Atlanta Falcons W 34–24 11–4 Candlestick Park ESPN[a] Recap
17 December 29 1:25 p.m. PST at Arizona Cardinals W 23–20 12–4 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
LEGEND
Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
^[a] Simulcast on KGO-TV.
^[b] Simulcast on KPIX-TV.

Postseason[edit]

Playoff round Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
Wild Card January 5, 2014 1:40 p.m. PST at Green Bay Packers (4) W 23-20 1–0 Lambeau Field Fox Recap
Divisional January 12, 2014 10:05 a.m. PST at Carolina Panthers (2) W 23–10 2–0 Bank of America Stadium Fox Recap
NFC Championship January 19, 2014 3:30 p.m. PST at Seattle Seahawks (1) L 17–23 2–1 CenturyLink Field Fox Recap

Game summaries[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week One: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 7 7 7 28
49ers 7 7 7 13 34

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – TD (8:57) Anquan Boldin 10 Yard Pass from Colin Kaepernick (Dawson XP)
  • GB – TD (0:16) Jermichael Finley 12 Yard Pass from Aaron Rodgers (Crosby XP)
Third quarter
  • SF – TD (9:46) Vernon Davis 2 Yard Pass from Colin Kaepernick (Dawson XP)
  • GB – TD (3:19) Jordy Nelson 8 Yard Pass from Aaron Rodgers(Crosby XP)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – FG (14:17) Phil Dawson 27 Yard FG
  • GB – TD (8:26) Eddie Lacy 2 Yard Rush (Crosby XP)
  • SF – TD (5:47) Frank Gore 1 Yard Rush (Dawson XP)
  • SF – FG (0:26) Phil Dawson 33 Yard FG
Top passers
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 21/37, 333 Yards, 3 TD, INT
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 27/39, 412 Yards, 3 TD
Top rushers
  • GB – Eddie Lacy – 14 Rushes, 41 Yards, TD
  • SF – Frank Gore – 20 Rushes, 44 Yards, TD
Top receivers
  • GB – Jordy Nelson – 7 Receptions, 130 Yards, TD
  • SF – Anquan Boldin – 13 Receptions, 208 Yards, TD
Top tacklers

Colin Kaepernick set a career high with 412 yards passing and 3 touchdowns, the first 400-yard passing game by a 49ers Quarterback since Tim Rattay on October 10, 2004, as well as the first 400-yard, 3 touchdown passing game since Jeff Garcia in 1999. Anquan Boldin, making his debut as a 49er, racked up 208 yards receiving on 13 receptions, and scored 1 touchdown. Vernon Davis had 6 receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns.

Week 2: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Two: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 3 0 3
Seahawks 0 5 7 17 29

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter

no scoring

Second quarter
  • SEA – SAF (10:39) San Francisco committed penalty in end zone
  • SEA – FG (5:52) Steven Hauschka 30 yard field goal
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • SEA – TD (13:44) Marshawn Lynch 7 yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka XP)
  • SEA – FG (11:31) Steven Hauschka 37 yard field goal
  • SEA – TD (4:22) Marshawn Lynch 2 yard rush (Steven Hauschka XP)
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 13/28, 127 yards, 3 INTs
  • SEA – Russell Wilson – 8/19, 142 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 9 rushes, 87 yards
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch – 28 rushes, 98 yards, 2 TDs
Top receivers
  • SF – Kyle Williams – 4 catches, 39 yards
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch – 3 catches, 37 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers

Seattle comfortably beat the 49ers for the second consecutive season at home, with the Seahawks defense proving far too strong.

Week 3: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Three: Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 3 3 14 27
49ers 7 0 0 0 7

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – FG (7:00) Adam Vinatieri 43 yard field goal
Third quarter
  • IND – FG (6:46) Adam Vinatieri 41 yard field goal
Fourth quarter
  • IND – TD (4:13) Andrew Luck 6 Yard Rush (Adam Vinatieri XP)
  • IND – TD (2:55) Ahmad Bradshaw 1 Yard Rush (Adam Vinatieri XP)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck – 17/26, 159 yards
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 13/27, 150 yards, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • IND – Ahmad Bradshaw – 19 rushes, 95 yards, 1 TD
  • SF – Frank Gore – 11 rushes, 70 yards
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The 49ers were heavily beaten for the second straight week to fall to a 1-2 record. The Colts' running game and defensive strength proved too strong in Kaepernick's first home defeat as a starter.

Week 4: at St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Four: San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 14 7 14 35
Rams 3 0 0 8 11

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SF – TD (8:49) Vernon Davis 12 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 15/23, 167 Yards, 2 TD
  • STL – Sam Bradford – 19/41, 202 Yards, TD, INT
Top rushers
  • SF – Frank Gore – 20 rushes, 153 yards, TD
  • STL – Daryl Richardson – 12 rushes, 16 yards
Top receivers
  • SF – Anquan Boldin – 5 receptions, 90 yards, TD
  • STL – Austin Pettis – 5 receptions, 59 yards
Top tacklers

The 49ers season got back on track with a heavy Thursday Night Football victory over divisional opponent St Louis. Both the passing and running offense were effective in the victory, a positive sign of things to come, while the defense was its usual strong.

Week 5: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Five: Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 0 3 0 3
49ers 14 7 3 10 34

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,732
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • HOU – FG (12:01) Randy Bullock 41 yard field goal
  • SF – FG (5:15) Phil Dawson 38 yard field goal
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU – Matt Schaub – 19/35, 173 yards, 3 INTs
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 6/15, 113 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
  • HOU – Arian Foster – 21 rushes, 98 yards
  • SF – Frank Gore – 17 rushes 81 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • HOU – Owen Daniels – 6 catches, 60 yards
  • SF – Vernon Davis – 3 catches, 88 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers

Another large victory gave the 49ers their first back-to-back victories of the season. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick only completed 6 of his 15 passes, with the running attack and defense at the top of their games. Frank Gore and Anthony Dixon ran for touchdowns, while cornerback Tramaine Brock picked off two Matt Schaub passes, one for a touchdown on Schaub's first pass of the game, with Tony Jerod-Eddie also picking up an interception. The 49ers improved to 3-2, just one game off the 4-1 Seattle Seahawks in the battle for NFC West, who had lost to the Indianapolis Colts.

Week 6: vs. Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Six: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 7 6 0 20
49ers 6 16 0 10 32

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – SAF (9:22) Corey Lemonier sacked Carson Palmer in end zone
  • SF – TD (8:31) Vernon Davis 61 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP)
  • ARI – TD (7:03) Andre Ellington 15 yard rush (Jay Feely XP)
  • SF – TD (1:55) Vernon Davis 35 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP)
Third quarter
  • ARI – TD (8:12) Michael Floyd 10 yard pass from Carson Palmer (two point try failed)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – TD (6:35) Kendall Hunter 6 yard rush (Phil Dawson XP)
  • SF – FG (4:15) Phil Dawson – 44 yard field goal
Top passers
  • ARI – Carson Palmer – 25/41, 298 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 16/29, 252 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • ARI – Andre Ellington – 7 rushes, 56 yards, 1 TD
  • SF – Frank Gore – 25 rushes, 101 yards
Top receivers
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald – 6 catches, 117 yards, 1 TD
  • SF – Vernon Davis – 8 catches, 180 yards, 2 TDs
Top tacklers

A third straight win for the 49ers as the offense and defense sparked. Colin Kaepernick had 252 yards for 2 touchdowns, both to Vernon Davis, Frank Gore ran for 101 yards, and the defense forced four turnovers for the second consecutive game.

Week 7: at Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Seven: San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 14 7 7 31
Titans 0 0 0 17 17

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SF – TD (7:20) Frank Gore 1 yard rush (Phil Dawson XP)
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 13/21, 199 yards
  • TEN – Jake Locker – 25/41, 326 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • SF – Frank Gore – 24 rushes, 70 yards, 2 TDs
  • TEN – Chris Johnson – 9 rushes, 39 yards
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The 49ers cruised to a fourth consecutive win thanks to a strong running game, with Frank Gore picking up 70 yards for 2 touchdowns and Colin Kaepernick 68 yards for 1 touchdown. The final scoreline was flattering for the young Titans, who fell to a 24-0 deficit at the end of the third quarter. A muffed punt for a touchdown for Kassim Osgood was also a highlight for the 49ers.

Week 8: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

NFL International Series
Week Eight: San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 14 14 7 7 42
Jaguars 0 3 7 0 10

at Wembley Stadium, London, England

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 5:00 p.m. GMT/10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), rain showers
  • Game attendance: 83,559
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – TD (11:52) Vernon Davis 2 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP)
  • SF – TD (7:49) Colin Kaepernick 9 yard rush (Phil Dawson XP)
  • JAX – FG (0:10) Josh Scobee 38 yard field goal
Third quarter
  • JAX – TD (3:00) Mike Brown 3 yard pass from Chad Henne (Josh Scobee XP)
  • SF – TD (11:42) Frank Gore 19 yard rush (Phil Dawson XP)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – TD (13:24) Dan Skuta 47 yard fumble return (Phil Dawson XP)
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick 10/16, 164 yards, 1 TD
  • JAC – Chad Henne 29/25, 228 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SF – Anquan Boldin 4 catches, 56 yards
  • JAC – Cecil Shorts III 7 catches, 74 yards
Top tacklers

Frank Gore and Colin Kaepernick each ran for two touchdowns in the 49ers comfortable victory over the 0-9 Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, the eighth NFL match the venue has hosted, to improve to 6-2.

Week 10: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Ten: Carolina Panthers at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 7 0 3 10
49ers 3 6 0 0 9

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – FG (13:34) Phil Dawson 43 Yard FG
  • SF – FG (6:16) Phil Dawson 25 Yard FG
  • CAR – TD (1:52) DeAngelo Williams 17 Yard Rush (Graham Cano XP)
Third quarter

no scoring

Fourth quarter
  • CAR – FG (5:04) Graham Gano 53 Yard FG
Top passers
Top rushers
  • CAR – DeAngelo Williams - 8 Rushes, 46 Yards, TD
  • SF – Frank Gore - 16 Rushes, 82 Yards
Top receivers
Top tacklers

After 5 straight victories, the 49ers dropped another home match following their bye. The Panthers' defense was too strong, limiting Colin Kaepernick to 91 yards, 0 touchdowns and 1 interception as the 49ers could only score 3 field goals. The mid-game loss of Tight End Vernon Davis and Safety Eric Reid to concussions didn't aid the 49ers cause as they fell to 6-3. The 49ers would get their revenge in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs, winning 23-10 away to Carolina.

Week 11: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Eleven: San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 10 7 3 20
Saints 7 7 0 9 23

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,025
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SF – TD (10:52) Vernon Davis 17 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – FG (13:22) Phil Dawson 29 yard FG
  • NO – FG (7:50) Garrett Hartley 21 yard FG
  • NO – FG (2:06) Garrett Hartley 42 yard FG
  • NO – FG (0:00) Garrett Hartley 31 yard FG
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick 17/31, 127 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
  • NO – Drew Brees 30/43, 305 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SF – Anquan Boldin 6 catches, 56 yards, 1 TD
  • NO – Marques Colston 5 catches, 80 yards
Top tacklers

Another set of back-to-back losses came in controversial circumstance for the 49ers that saw the team slip to 6-4. The 49ers lead 20-17 with under 5 minutes to go in the final quarter, before two Garrett Hartley field goals won it for the Saints, the second as time expired. On the drive leading to the first or these field goals, linebacker Ahmad Brooks was flagged for a contentious personal foul on Drew Brees for a blow to the neck on a sack and fumble, leading to a 15-yard penalty. Colin Kaepernick's three and out between the field goals also was a major contributor to the Saints' victory.

Week 12: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Twelve: San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 3 14 3 27
Redskins 0 6 0 0 6

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – FG (12:09) Phil Dawson 29 yard FG
  • WAS – FG (6:43) Kai Forbath 36 yard FG
  • WAS – FG (0:00) Kai Forbath 35 yard FG
Third quarter
  • SF – TD (9:25) Anquan Boldin 6 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP)
  • SF – TD (1:05) Vernon Davis 1 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – FG (9:01) Phil Dawson 49 yard FG
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick 15/24, 235 yards, 3 TDs
  • WAS – Robert Griffin III 16/26, 118 yards, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SF – Anquan Boldin 5 catches, 94 yards, 2 TDs
  • WAS – Pierre Gardon 8 catches, 48 yards
Top tacklers

The 49ers got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory in Washington. Colin Kaepernick hit form with 235 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III threw just 118 yards and an interception in addition to being sacked 4 times, in a match-up between what are widely considered two of the league's best young quarterbacks. The 49ers improved to 7-4 as they looked to seal a playoff spot and pressure Seattle for the NFC West crown.

Week 13: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Thirteen: St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 3 3 7 13
49ers 3 10 3 7 23

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,732
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Molly McGrath
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • SF – FG (14:16) Phil Dawson 43 yard FG
  • SF – TD (6:15) Frank Gore 3 yard rush (Phil Dawson XP)
  • STL – FG (0:54) Greg Zuerlein 43 yard FG
Third quarter
  • STL – FG (8:56) Greg Zuerlein 34 yard FG
  • SF – FG (3:25) Phil Dawson 24 yard FG
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • STL – Kellen Clemens 19/37, 218 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick 19/28, 275 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
  • STL – Zack Stacy 19 rushes, 72 yards
  • SF – Frank Gore 15 rushes, 42 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The 49ers defeated the Rams for the second time this season on the back of strong performances from the passing offense. Colin Kaepernick threw for 275 yards and a touchdown, Anquan Boldin caught 9 passes for 98 yards, Michael Crabtree caught a 60-yard pass in his first game for 6 months following an achilles injury, and Vernon Davis athletically hurdled his way over a defender on two separate occasions for 82 yards and a touchdown, the 49ers improving to 8-4.

Week 14: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 14 0 3 17
49ers 6 10 0 3 19

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,732
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
  • SF – FG (5:04) Phil Dawson 23 Yard FG
  • SF – FG (0:58) Phil Dawson 48 Yard FG
Second quarter
Third quarter

no scoring

Fourth quarter
  • SEA – FG (6:20) Steven Hauschka 31 Yard FG
  • SF – FG (0:26) Phil Dawson 22 Yard FG
Top Passers
  • SEA – Russell Wilson 15/25, 199 Yards, TD, INT
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick 15/29, 175 Yards, TD, INT
Top Rushers
  • SEA – Marshawn Lynch 20 Rushes, 72 Yards, TD
  • SF – Frank Gore 17 Rushes, 110 Yards
Top Receivers
  • SEA – Luke Wilson - 3 Receptions, 70 Yards, TD
  • SF – Anquan Boldin - 6 Receptions, 93 Yards
Top Tacklers

Seeking to avenge their week 2 loss in Seattle, the 49ers defense held Seahawks quarter back Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch to 199 passing yards and 72 rushing yards respectively. 4 field goals from kicker Phil Dawson, an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Vernon Davis, and a 51-yard rush by running back Frank Gore in the fourth quarter lifted the 49ers to a 19–17 victory and improved their record to 9–4. The win also continued the Seahawks' losing streak at Candlestick Park since 2008. This would not be the last time these two teams would meet as they met again in the 2013 NFC Championship game.

Week 15: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Fifteen: San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 10 3 13 33
Buccaneers 0 7 0 7 14

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SF – FG (7:51) Phil Dawson 43 yard field goal
Fourth quarter
  • TB – TD (14:54) Tim Wright 24 yard pass from Mike Glennon (Rian Lindell XP)
  • SF – FG (4:27) Phil Dawson 21 yard field goal
  • SF – TD (4:21) Kendall Hunter 2 yard return of fumbled kickoff return (Phil Dawson XP)
  • SF – FG (2:49) Phil Dawson 35 yard field goal
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 19/29, 203 yards, 2 TDs
  • TB – Mike Glennon – 18/34, 179 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SF – Vernon Davis – 5 catches, 79 yards, 1 TD
  • TB – Tim Wright – 7 catches, 82 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers

The 10th win of the season and 4th consecutive win came easily as the 49ers looked to clinch a playoff spot. Vernon Davis caught a touchdown for the fifth consecutive game and Michael Crabtree caught his first touchdown since returning from injury as Colin Kaepernick threw for 203 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Week 16: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Sixteen: Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 10 0 14 24
49ers 3 0 10 21 34

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
  • SF – FG (7:56) – Phil Dawson 49-yard field goal (SF 3-0)
Second quarter
  • ATL -TD (9:53) – Steven Jackson 2-yard rush (Matt Bryant XP) (ATL 7-3)
  • ATL – FG (0:05) – Matt Bryant 35-yard field goal (ATL 10-3)
Third quarter
  • SF – TD (12:03) – Anquan Boldin 10-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP) (SF 10-10)
  • SF – FG (3:16) – Phil Dawson 30-yard field goal (SF 13-10)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – TD (12:34) – Colin Kaepernick 4-yard rush (Phil Dawson XP)(SF 20-10)
  • ATL – TD (8:34) – Roddy White 39-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant XP) (SF 20-17)
  • SF – TD (5:04) – Frank Gore 1-yard rush (Phil Dawson XP) (SF 27-17)
  • ATL – TD (2:09) – Tony Gonzalez 2 yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant XP) (SF 27-24)
  • SF – TD (1:11) – NaVorro Bowman 89-yard interception return (Phil Dawson XP) (SF 34-24)
Top Passers
  • ATL – Matt Ryan – 37/48, 348 Yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 13/21, 197 Yards, TD
Top Rushers
  • ATL – Steven Jackson – 16 Rushes, 53 Yards, TD
  • SF – Frank Gore – 21 Rushes, 97 Yards, TD
Top Receivers
  • ATL – Roddy White – 12 Receptions, 141 Yards, TD
  • SF – Michael Crabtree – 5 Receptions, 102 Yards
Top tacklers

The 49ers played their final regular season game at Candlestick Park on Monday, December 23, 2013 against the Atlanta Falcons. Their 34–24 victory came after an interception by NaVorro Bowman with 1:28 left in the game. The play would seal a win for a playoff spot for the 49ers and is called The Pick at the Stick by some sports columnists.[1] This game was also Candlestick Park's 36th and final game on Monday Night Football,[2] the most at any stadium used by the NFL.[3]

Week 17: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Seventeen: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 17 0 0 6 23
Cardinals 0 7 0 13 20

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • ARI – FG (14:47) Jay Feely 49 yard field goal
  • ARI – TD (3:20) Andre Roberts 34 yard pass from Carson Palmer (Jay Feely XP)
  • SF – FG (1:45) Phil Dawson 56 yard field goal
  • ARI – FG (0:29) Jay Feely 43 yard field goal
  • SF – FG (0:00) Phil Dawson 40 yard field goal
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 21/34, 310 yards, 2 TDs
  • ARI – Carson Palmer – 28/49, 407 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Phil Dawson kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to lock up the 5th seed for the 49ers. The 49ers started on fire, leading 17-0 after the first quarter, with the Cardinals showing courage and determination in their fightback, squaring the game at 20-20 before LaMichael James' 45-yard kickoff return and two quick completions by Collin Kaepernick set up Dawson's game winner. Anquan Boldin was very impressive, catching 9 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown in his first game back in Arizona after the Cardinals traded him to Baltimore prior to the 2010 season. The 49ers finished the season with an impressive 12-4 record, half a win better than the previous season, to give them 2nd place in NFC West and the 5th seed in the playoffs (the 49ers won the NFC West and had the 2nd seed in 2012), securing them a trip to Green Bay in the Wild Card Round.

Postseason[edit]

NFC Wild Card Playoff Game: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

NFC Wild Card Playoff Game: #5 San Francisco 49ers at #4 Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 6 7 0 10 23
Packers 0 10 0 10 20

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
  • SF – FG (9:04) Phil Dawson 22 yard field goal
  • SF – FG (2:20) Phil Dawson 25 yard field goal
Second quarter
Third quarter

no scoring

Fourth quarter
  • GB – TD (12:06) John Kuhn 1 yard rush (Mason Crosby XP)
  • SF – TD (10:31) Vernon Davis 28 yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson XP)
  • GB - FG (5:06) Mason Crosby 24 yard field goal
  • SF – FG (0:00) Phil Dawson 33 yard field goal
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick - 16/30, 227 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers - 17/26, 177 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick - 7 rushes, 98 yards
  • GB – Eddie Lacy - 21 rushes, 81 yards
Top receivers
  • SF – Michael Crabtree - 8 catches, 125 yards
  • GB – Jordy Nelson - 7 catches, 62 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers

In one of the coldest games in NFL playoff history, Colin Kaepernick throws for 227 yards and runs for a game high 98 as the 49ers beat the Packers 23-20. The Packers tied the game at 20 with a FG with 5:06 left, but Kaepernick led the 49ers down the field to set a game winning 33 yard field goal by Phil Dawson as time expired. The 49ers are now 4-0 against Green Bay in the last 2 years, after going 1-11 against them (including playoffs) from 1995 to 2010. This was also the first time ever the 49ers won at Green Bay in the playoffs.

NFC Divisional Round Playoff Game: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

NFC Divisional Round Playoff Game: #5 San Francisco 49ers at #2 Carolina Panthers;– Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 6 7 7 3 23
Panthers 0 10 0 0 10

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: January 12, 2014
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. EST/10:05 a.m. PST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 73,784
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
  • SF – FG (9:12) Phil Dawson 49 yard field goal
  • SF – FG (4:33) Phil Dawson 33 yard field goal
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • SF - TD (8:53) Colin Kaepernick 4 yard rush (Phil Dawson XP)
Fourth quarter
  • SF – FG (7:41) Phil Dawson 34 yard field goal
Top passers
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick - 15/28, 196 yards, 1 TD
  • CAR – Cam Newton - 16/25, 267 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs
Top rushers
  • SF – Frank Gore - 17 rushes, 84 yards
  • CAR – Cam Newton - 10 rushes, 54 yards
Top receivers
Top tacklers

The 49ers advanced to their 3rd consecutive NFC Championship game by beating a red hot Carolina Panthers team, 23-10. Two key goal line stands by the 49ers defense in the 2nd quarter (including a stop on 4th and goal at the 1 yard line) were the major difference in the game. The 49ers defense shut the Panthers out in the 2nd half with constant pressure on Cam Newton, sacking him twice and intercepting a pass late in the 4th quarter that shut down any chance Carolina had at a comeback. Colin Kaepernick went 15 for 28 for 196 yards, 1 touchdown and no interceptions while Anquan Boldin had 8 catches for 136 yards. The 23 points by the 49ers were the most points the Panthers allowed at home this year. The 49ers now head to Seattle.

NFC Championship Game: at Seattle Seahawks[edit]

NFC Championship Game: #5 San Francisco 49ers at #1 Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 7 7 0 17
Seahawks 0 3 10 10 23

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: January 19
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 68,454
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SF –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • SF –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • SF –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • SF –
  • SEA –

Though the 49ers led 10-0, the Seahawks came back and then survived a late 49ers comeback attempt . With Seattle leading 20-17 in the 4th quarter, Colin Kaepernick tried to rally his team, but fumbled once and threw 2 interceptions in the final three drives of the game for San Francisco. Seahawks outscored San Francisco 20-7 in the 2nd half. In the fourth quarter, NaVorro Bowman suffered a major knee injury on a tackle and forced fumble near the goal line; his recovery of the ensuing fumble was not seen by the officials (and the league later agreed that the officials had missed the call[4]); the 49ers forced another fumble on the next play and recovered it, but they could not take advantage. In the last minute of play, Kaepernick again had the 49ers in position to try for a win, but his pass to Michael Crabtree in the end zone was deflected by Richard Sherman and intercepted by Malcolm Smith, locking up the win for Seattle. Many fans stated that this game was the real "Super Bowl", as many believed these were the 2 best teams in the NFL, with their dominant defenses. That belief was backed up by the Seahawks 43-8 thrashing of the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Seattle Seahawks 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 W1
(5) San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 W6
Arizona Cardinals 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 L1
St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 L1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 *Seattle Seahawks (1) West 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 186 W1
2 zCarolina Panthers (2) South 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 366 241 125 W3
3 yPhiladelphia Eagles (3) East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 442 382 60 W2
4 yGreen Bay Packers (4) North 8 7 1 .531 3–2–1 6–5–1 417 428 -11 W1
Wild cards
5 wSan Francisco 49ers (5) West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 134 W6
6 wNew Orleans Saints (6) South 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 414 304 110 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Arizona Cardinals West 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 55 L1
8[a] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2–4 4–8 445 478 -33 L2
9 Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 439 432 7 L1
10[b][c] New York Giants East 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 -89 W2
11[d] Detroit Lions North 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 395 376 19 L4
12 St. Louis Rams West 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 -16 L1
13 Minnesota Vikings North 5 10 1 .344 2–3–1 4–7–1 391 480 -89 W1
14[e] Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 353 443 -90 L2
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 288 389 -101 L3
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .200 0–6 1–11 334 478 -144 L8
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ Chicago defeated Dallas head-to-head (Week 14, 45–28).
  2. ^ The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  3. ^ The New York Giants defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 16, 23–20 (OT)).
  4. ^ Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  5. ^ Atlanta finished with a better conference record than Tampa Bay.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye
* — Clinched home-field advantage

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instant Replay: 49ers survive, punch playoff ticket in 'Stick finale CSN Bay Area, December 2013
  2. ^ "Candlestick Park celebrates its final game on Monday Night Football". Pro-Football-Reference. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ 49ers vs. Falcons provides final classic Monday Night Football moment at Candlestick Park, SB Nation, December 2013
  4. ^ Mike Coppinger, "NFL: Wrong call on NaVorro Bowman's fumble recovery", NFL.com, January 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 

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