1983 San Francisco 49ers season

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1983 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Bill Walsh
Home field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish Won Divisional Playoff (Lions) 24–23
Lost NFC Championship (Redskins) 24–21
Uniform
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< 1982 1984 >

The 1983 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 34th year with the National Football League.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1983 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1983 San Francisco 49ers staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Bill Walsh

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Fred von Appen

Strength and conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Jerry Attaway

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1983 (Sat) Philadelphia Eagles L 17–22
55,775
2 September 8, 1983 (Thu) at Minnesota Vikings W 48–17
58,167
3 September 18, 1983 at St. Louis Cardinals W 42–27
38,132
4 September 25, 1983 Atlanta Falcons W 24–20
57,814
5 October 2, 1983 at New England Patriots W 33–13
54,293
6 October 9, 1983 Los Angeles Rams L 7–10
59,118
7 October 16, 1983 at New Orleans Saints W 32–13
68,154
8 October 23, 1983 at Los Angeles Rams W 45–35
66,070
9 October 30, 1983 New York Jets L 13–27
54,796
10 November 6, 1983 Miami Dolphins L 17–20
57,832
11 November 13, 1983 New Orleans Saints W 27–0
40,022
12 November 20, 1983 at Atlanta Falcons L 24–28
39,782
13 November 27, 1983 at Chicago Bears L 3–13
40,483
14 December 4, 1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 35–21
49,773
15 December 11, 1983 at Buffalo Bills W 23–10
38,039
16 December 19, 1983 (Mon) Dallas Cowboys W 42–17
59,957

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers(2) 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 432 293 W3
Los Angeles Rams(5) 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 361 344 W1
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 319 337 L1
Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 370 389 W1

Postseason[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 3 6 0 14 23
49ers 7 7 3 7 24

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

Quarterback Joe Montana hits Freddie Solomon with a 14 yard touchdown pass with 1:23 left in the game as the 49ers hold off the Lions 24-23. Lions kicker Eddie Murray misses a 43 yard field goal with 5 seconds left in the game, one of two misses by him in the 4th quarter. Five interceptions of Lions Quarterback Gary Danielson played a major role in the 49ers win.

NFC Championship Game[edit]

Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 0 21 21
Redskins 0 7 14 3 24

at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.

The 49ers overcome a 21 point 4th quarter deficet to tie the game. But two controversial calls against the 49ers set up a 25 yard field by Mark Moseley with 40 seconds remaining. Joe Montana was then intercepted on the last play of the game to seal the win for Washington.

Awards and records[edit]

  • Ray Wersching, Franchise Record, Most Field Goals in One Game, 6 Field Goals (October 16, 1983)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 142

External links[edit]