1971 San Francisco 49ers season

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1971 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Dick Nolan
Owner Josephine Morabito
Jane Morabito
Home field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 9–5
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish

Lost NFC Championship Game

Cowboys 14 - 49ers - 3
Uniform
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The 1971 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 22nd year with the National Football League. The 49ers appeared in the NFC Championship Game for the second consecutive year. The team moved into a new home, Candlestick Park. After winning two of their first three games on the road the 49ers lost their first game at Candlestick Park to the Los Angeles Rams 20-13. The 49ers would rebound and win the NFC West for the second year in a row by posting a 9-5 record. However, for the second year in a row the 49ers season ended in disappointment with a 14-3 loss in the NFC Championship Game to the Cowboys in Dallas.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
2 37 Ernie Janet Offensive Linemen Washington
2 49 Joe Orduna Running Back Nebraska
3 75 Willie Parker Center North Texas

Roster[edit]

1971 San Francisco 49ers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1971 at Atlanta Falcons L 20–17
56,990
2 September 26, 1971 at New Orleans Saints W 38–20
81,595
3 October 3, 1971 at Philadelphia Eagles W 31–3
65,358
4 October 10, 1971 Los Angeles Rams L 20–13
44,000
5 October 17, 1971 Chicago Bears W 13–0
44,000
6 October 24, 1971 at St. Louis Cardinals W 26–14
50,419
7 October 31, 1971 New England Patriots W 27–10
45,092
8 November 7, 1971 at Minnesota Vikings W 13–9
49,784
9 November 14, 1971 New Orleans Saints L 26–20
45,138
10 November 21, 1971 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–6
80,050
11 November 28, 1971 at New York Jets W 24–21
63,936
12 December 6, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs L 26–17
45,306
13 December 12, 1971 Atlanta Falcons W 24–3
44,582
14 December 19, 1971 Detroit Lions W 31–27
45,580

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 9 5 0 .643 2–4 7–4 300 216 W2
Los Angeles Rams 8 5 1 .615 4–1–1 7–3–1 313 260 W1
Atlanta Falcons 7 6 1 .538 3–2–1 4–6–1 274 277 W1
New Orleans Saints 4 8 2 .333 2–4 4–7 266 347 L3

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

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 26, 1971 Washington Redskins W 24–20
45,327
Conference Championship January 2, 1972 at Dallas Cowboys L 14–3
63,409

References[edit]