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

The 49ers would win their first ever NFL road game on October 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, after losing their first 7 in the league. 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 California rivals, the Los Angeles Rams.

Frankie Albert and Y.A. Tittle would split time at quarterback, with Albert throwing for 1,116 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 3 TD's, and wide receiver Gordie Soltau would lead the club with 59 catches for 826 yards and 7 TD's.

NFL draft[edit]

See also: 1951 NFL draft

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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

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week One: Cleveland Browns at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 0 3 0 10
49ers 7 3 7 7 24

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco

Game information

Week 2: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Two: San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 0 0 7 14
Eagles 7 0 7 7 21

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia

Game information

Week 3: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Three: San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 0 21 0 28
Steelers 0 10 0 14 24

at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh

Game information

Week 4: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Four: San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 0 7 7
Bears 6 0 7 0 13

at Wrigley Field, Chicago

Game information

Week 5: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Five: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 7 7 0 17
49ers 10 28 0 6 44

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco

Game information

Week 6: at Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Six: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 7 6 3 16
Rams 10 3 0 10 23

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

Game information

Week 7: vs. New York Yanks[edit]

Week Seven: New York Yanks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Yanks 0 14 0 0 14
49ers 7 0 3 9 19

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco

Game information

Week 8: vs. Chicago Cardinals[edit]

Week Eight: Chicago Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 17 3 0 27
49ers 7 0 7 7 21

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco

Game information

Week 9: at New York Yanks[edit]

Week Nine: San Francisco 49ers at New York Yanks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 3 0 0 10
Yanks 0 0 0 10 10

at Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York City

Game information

Week 10: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Ten: San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 6 0 7 7 20
Lions 0 3 7 0 10

at Briggs Stadium, Detroit

Game information

Week 11: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Eleven: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 3 10 6 0 19
49ers 3 7 7 14 31

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco

Game information

Week 12: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Twelve: Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 3 7 7 0 17
49ers 0 14 0 7 21

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco

Game information

Standings[edit]

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 8 4 0 .667 7–2 392 261 W1
San Francisco 49ers 7 4 1 .636 5–2–1 255 205 W3
Detroit Lions 7 4 1 .636 5–4–1 336 259 L1
Chicago Bears 7 5 0 .583 6–2 286 282 L1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 1–8 254 375 L7
New York Yanks 1 9 2 .100 1–7–2 241 382 L2

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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. ^ San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide, The Herald Printing Company, New Washington, Ohio, p. 367
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l San Francisco 49ers 2008 Media Guide. San Francisco 49ers. p. 269.