1979 San Francisco 49ers season

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1979 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Bill Walsh
General manager Bill Walsh
Owner Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr.
Home field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 2–14
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
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The 1979 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 30th year with the National Football League (NFL). The season is noted for being O. J. Simpson’s final year and Joe Montana’s first season in the NFL, as well as the first year head coaching the 49ers for Bill Walsh.

The 1979 49ers are the only team in NFL history to lose 12 games in which they held a lead at one point in the game.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

1979 San Francisco 49ers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Staff[edit]

1979 San Francisco 49ers staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Bill Walsh

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Dennis Green

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Al Vermeil

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 at Minnesota Vikings L 28–22
46,539
2 September 9, 1979 Dallas Cowboys L 21–13
56,728
3 September 16, 1979 at Los Angeles Rams L 27–24
44,303
4 September 23, 1979 New Orleans Saints L 30–21
39,727
5 September 30, 1979 at San Diego Chargers L 31–9
50,893
6 October 7, 1979 Seattle Seahawks L 35–24
44,592
7 October 14, 1979 at New York Giants L 32–16
70,352
8 October 21, 1979 Atlanta Falcons W 20–15
33,952
9 October 28, 1979 Chicago Bears L 28–27
42,773
10 November 4, 1979 at Oakland Raiders L 23–10
52,764
11 November 11, 1979 at New Orleans Saints L 31–20
65,551
12 November 18, 1979 Denver Broncos L 38–28
42,910
13 November 25, 1979 Los Angeles Rams L 26–20
49,282
14 December 2, 1979 at St. Louis Cardinals L 13–10
41,593
15 December 9, 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–7
44,506
16 December 16, 1979 at Atlanta Falcons L 31–21
37,211

Game summaries[edit]

Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 9 0 6 15
• 49ers 7 0 7 6 20
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Candlestick Park
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 57°F; wind 7

[2]

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams(3) 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 323 309 L1
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 4–2 8–4 370 360 W1
Atlanta Falcons 6 10 0 .375 2–4 5–7 300 388 W1
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 308 416 L1

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