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    San Francisco 49ers Franchise Information

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    Stadium:Levi’s Stadium
    Colours:Red, gold & white
    Hall of Famers:Steve Young, Y. A. Tittle, Joe Montana, Deion Sanders, Bob Hayes, Rod Woodson, O.J. Simpson, Joe Perry, John Henry Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Hugh McElhenny, Ronnie Lott, Chris Doleman, Rickey Jackson, Dave Wilcox, Larry Allen, Leo Nomellini, Fred Dean, Bob St. Clair, Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Issac Bruce, Kevin Greene, Richard Dent & Charles Haley 
    Hall of Fame Coaches:Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., Bill Walsh & Gil Brandt
    Rivals:Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, St Louis / Los Angeles Rams & Oakland Raiders 
    Legends:Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Ronnie Lott, Dwight Clark, Terrell Owens, Charles Haley, Roger Craig, John Taylor & Frank Gore 
    Retired Numbers:8, 12, 16, 34, 37, 39, 42, 70, 73, 79, 80 & 87
    Conference: National Football Conference
    Division:NFC West
    Super Bowl Championships:5: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989 & 1994
    Conference Championships:7: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994, 2012 & 2019
    2020 Record:6-10
    1st 2021 Draft Pick:#3 – Trey Lance (traded from Houston Texans through Miami Dolphins)
    2021 Power Ranking:19

    San Francisco 49ers Fixtures 2021 / 2022

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    San Francisco 49ers History

    Founded in 1944, the San Francisco 49ers were an original member of the new All American Football Conference (AAFC). Operating for four seasons (1946-1949), the AAFC was one of the NFL’s most formidable rivals in the hunt to establish the premier football league in America.

    Prior to the 1949 AAFC championship between the 49ers and the Browns, the NFL and AAFC agreed to a merger, with the Browns, Colts and 49ers to join the NFL. Despite being one of the most successful teams in the AAFC, the 49ers struggled in their introduction to the NFL.

    During their first 20 seasons in the NFL San Francisco trialled seven coaches for only one playoff appearance. Resulting in a 31-37 loss to the Detroit Lions. Dick Nolan became the franchise’s seventh coach in 1968, leading the 49ers through the AFL-NFL merger and into their first era of sustained success. 

    Nolan led the 1970 49ers to a 10-3-1 record, their best record in the NFL to date. Quarterback John Brodie was named the franchise’s first NFL MVP after throwing a league high 24 touchdowns while only being sacked on 8 occasions. 

    As a result of their superb season, San Francisco claimed the NFC West division on the way to their first playoff appearance since 1957, with Dick Nolan named the 1970 coach of the year. 

    The 49ers defeated the Vikings 17-14 in the divisional round to advance to the first ever NFC championship game. San Francisco faced off against the Cowboys the following week. Dallas defeated the 49ers 17-10 in the NFC championship game, creating one of the most spirited rivalries in the NFL. 

    The following postseason ended in similar fashion, with the Cowboys once again defeating San Francisco in the NFC championship game, as Dallas went on to claim their first Super Bowl Championship. 

    Despite claiming their third consecutive NFC West division title, the playoffs that followed the 1972 season would be the 49ers third consecutive playoff exit at the hands of the Cowboys, as San Francisco suffered a two point defeat in the divisional playoff matchup. 

    Dick Nolan failed to lead San Francisco back to the postseason as the 49ers only managed one winning record from the following eight seasons. Following Nolan’s departure, four coaches were trialled at the head coaching position before Bill Walsh became the franchise’s 11th head coach in 1978. 

    Despite a 8-24 record throughout their first two seasons under Walsh, the 49ers made an emphatic return to the playoffs after a franchise record 13-3 season in 1981, with Walsh winning his first NFL Coach of the Year award.  

    After claiming the NFC West division for the fourth time, San Francisco defeated the Giants 38-24 to advance to the NFC championship game, where they would once again face off against the Dallas Cowboys. 

    In a one point thriller, it was the 49ers who finally came out victorious, claiming their first NFC conference championship, and progressing to their first Super Bowl appearance following the 28-27 victory.

    The 49ers faced off against the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI, with 25 year old quarterback Joe Montana leading San Francisco to their first Super Bowl championship in franchise history. Montana was named Super Bowl MVP completing 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards with one touchdown passing and one rushing touchdown as the 49’er won 26-21.

    In 1984 the 49ers embarked on their most successful season in franchise history. Becoming the first team in NFL history to win 15 games in a single season, as San Francisco claimed their second Super Bowl Championship off the back of a 15-1 regular season.

    In Super Bowl XIX Joe Montana completed 24/35 passes, while throwing for three touchdowns and a Super Bowl record 331 yards to go along with 59 yards rushing. The 49ers defeated the Dolphins 38–16 and Montana earned his second Super Bowl MVP award. 

    Following their second championship, San Francisco drafted wide receiver Jerry Rice with the 16th pick in the draft. Rice joined running back Roger Craig as the key offensive weapons at Montana’s disposal, which proved to be one of the strongest offensive units in NFL history. 

    Rice was named the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 1987, and the award remained in San Francisco the following season with Craig taking out the award following the 1988 season. With Craig, Rice and Montana driving the offense San Francisco claimed their third Super Bowl Championship, defeating the Bengals 20-16 in Super Bowl XXIII. 

    Jerry Rice was named Super Bowl MVP, in what was to be Bill Walsh’s last game as head coach. George Seifert took over the championship team and led the 49ers back to Super Bowl success in his debut season.

    Joe Montana silenced any doubters, throwing for 3,521 yards and 26 touchdowns, with only 8 interceptions, leading San Francisco to a 14-2 record and claiming his first NFL regular season MVP award. 

    The accolades continued for Montana who also took out the offensive player of the year award as well as his third Super Bowl MVP, with the 49ers claiming their fourth championship defeating the Denver Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV.

    Following the  Super Bowl XXIV victory, San Francisco became the only team to win back-to-back championships under different head coaches. With the 1989 championship recognised as one of the most dominant teams in NFL history, winning three playoff games by a combined 100 points.

    Despite leading San Francisco to a 14-2 record and taking out his second consecutive regular season MVP award, Montana could not lead the 49ers to a ‘three-peat’ in what would be his last full season with San Francisco. With an elbow injury all but ending Montana’s career with the 49ers, four year backup Steve Young became the franchise’s starting quarterback. 

    In just his second season as the predominant QB, Young led the 49ers to a 14-2 record, throwing for 3,465 passing yards and 537 rushing yards, along with an NFL-best 25 touchdown passes and 107.0 passer rating, earning himself the 1992 NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

    Ahead of the 1994 San Francisco added a plethora of defensive talent in pursuit of their fifth championship. In another dominant season, Young claimed his second MVP in three seasons and recruit Deion Sanders took out the Defensive Player of the Year award, as the 49ers recorded a 13-3 regular season record.

    In the postseason, San Francisco defeated the Bears, Cowboys and Chargers by double digit margins, claiming their 5th Super Bowl championship with a 49-26 victory. Young was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX throwing a record-setting 6 touchdown passes, as the 49er’s claimed their fifth Super Bowl championship in 14 seasons (1981–1994) solidified themselves as  one of the modern NFL’s great dynasties.

    The early 2000’s brought about some struggle for the 49ers, an ownership transition and multiple head coaching changes resulted in poor onfield performance as San Francisco failed to make the playoffs between 2003 and 2010. 

    Having not recorded a winning record since 2002, Jim Harbaugh took over the head coaching role in 2011, immediately leading the 49ers to another division title with a 13-3 record, taking out the NFL Coach of the Year award in his first season. 

    The following season, Harbaugh led San Francisco to within 3 points of their sixth championship, in a 34-31 loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Despite reaching a third NFC championship game in as many seasons, Harbaugh failed to progress through to another Super Bowl, with the 49ers next championship run coming following the 2019 season. 

    After four losing seasons following Harbaugh’s departure, Kyle Shanahan led the 49ers to a 13-3 record and their seventh NFC championship, progressing to Super Bowl LIV in his third season. Despite leading the Kansas City Chiefs 20–10 with seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the 49ers lost the game 31–20. 

    In the wake of their Super Bowl LIV defeat, the 49ers knew very early in the 2020 season that they would not be repeating or improving on their 13-3 record from 2019. In fact by Week 5, San Francisco had already lost as many games as they did in the entirety of the previous season, sitting with a 2-3 record.

    The 2020 season was mainly ravaged by injuries on both sides of the ball with many key players missing significant time, including starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, All-Pro tight end George Kittle and 2019 Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa. Arguably the 49ers three most important players.

    San Francisco improved to a 4-3 record after Week 7 of the NFL season, however the 49ers lost seven of their final nine games, with their Week 15 loss to the Cowboys officially ruling them out of a return to the playoffs.

    San Francisco’s season ended with a league high 18 players on injured reserve.

    Expert 2021 / 2022 Picks & Preview on San Francisco 49ers

    The 49ers have been one of the most storied franchises in league history but last season they went a measly 6-10. The team struggled without starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and star defensive end Nick Bosa. This year the 49ers look to return to the Super Bowl once again with a fully healthy team which took them to the Super Bowl in 2019.

    Front Office

    The 49ers front office has been filled with controversy since Jed York took over the management and ownership of the team. However, recently the front office has been steady under the leadership of GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan.

    Despite 3 seasons with losing records on his record, Shanahan has shown he is one of the better coaches in the league. Over the past few years, the 49ers have been cursed by injuries to starters and the lack of a franchise quarterback.

    Kyle Shanahan is most famously known for leading the Atlanta Falcons record breaking offense in 2016 as offensive coordinator. Shanahan is also the son of famed coach Mike Shanahan.

    Kyle Shanahan has been an offensive mastermind throughout his long career with 4 stints as offensive coordinator before becoming the 49ers head coach. Shanahan has a potent offensive scheme which utilises the run to create opportunities for the play action pass, which makes life for quarterbacks a lot easier.

    Although he has lacked wins, thus far in his career it is clear that the 49ers have become a top 10 team in the league under his guidance. Shanahan is our favorite to win coach of the year this season with starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo returning healthy and backup quarterback, rookie Trey Lyles.

    This offseason the 49ers made a big splash by drafting Trey Lyles, seemingly to replace the often injured Jimmy Garoppolo. Lyles has been described as a Patrick Mahomes level talent but is not going to start the season.

    The 49ers drafted several offensive pieces and signed some pieces to the offensive line. The 49ers free agents signings were primarily on defence with the signings of Samson Ebukam and Maurice Hurst.

    The most important moves though were the resigning of Fred Warner, Trent Williams, Jason Verrett and Emmanuel Mosely. This team has the depth and talent to make the Super Bowl again, the question is whether or not the quarterbacks can stay healthy and make the necessary plays.


    Last year was difficult to use as a gauge due to the poor quarterback situation but the 49ers offense has been a beast since Shanahan took over. Even last season, the 49ers led the league in yards per carry and remained a middle of the field offense despite starting bad quarterbacks throughout the year. The quarterback is the key area of concern for the 49ers offense, much like every other bad team.

    This season is make or break for Jimmy Garoppolo. Jimmy G will be playing for his career as he is likely out of San Francisco after this season. Despite leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2019, Garoppolo was bad in limited time last year. At the first sign of trouble the 49ers will likely turn to the far more talented Trey Lyles. Lyles is unproven though so it is tough to say how good he will be.

    Outside of the quarterback issue, the 49ers have a wide array of talent. Their main weapon is the beast George Kittle who is arguably the best Tight End in the league. They also have yards after catch threats in Deebo Samuel and versatile Brandon Aiyuk.

    The 49ers run game will be as good as ever especially behind the 49ers top 10 offensive line. Although the 49ers could use some more talent at receiver, the pieces are all around Garoppolo to have success. The pressure rests on whether or not Jimmy G can make the plays.


    The 49ers defense is sneakily good. The defensive line is arguably one of the best in the league and is filled with former first round picks. Nick Bosa will be returning, adding to the 49ers already stacked unit. The 49ers also have a decent linebacking core led by the All Pro Fred Warner who is one of the best linebackers in the game.

    In fact the 49ers front 7 is one of the best in the league and is being severely underrated this season. The pressure generated by this front 7 certainly makes the average secondary look better than it is but as long as they keep generating pressure behind Nick Bosa, Dee Ford and Arik Armstead, they should be fine.

    The 49ers have brought back several key pieces from their 2020 secondary as well with Verret and Moseley. The 49ers also added the streaky Josh Norman who was once an All Pro.
    The secondary is definitely the biggest weakness on the defense. If the front 7 fails to generate pressure this could create huge problems for the 49ers.

    However, despite the secondary, the return of Nick Bosa and Dee Ford will make life a lot easier for this secondary and will make them look a lot better in 2021. The 49ers defense, which ranked 17th in points allowed, should be back up in the top 10 or even top 5 next season.

    The 49ers are a deep team and have a very similar roster to the NFC Championship team they had in 2019. As long as the secondary, offensive line and quarterbacks can play well, the 49ers should return to contention and win at least 10 games next season.

    San Francisco 49ers Betting & Odds History

    While trying to defend their title as the 2019 NFC champions, the San Francisco 49ers were ravaged by injury in 2020, resulting in them finishing the season with a 6-10 record.

    Given that they were missing important personnel on both sides of the ball (most notably at quarterback), the 49ers could manage just a 7-9 record against the spread.

    When looking at total points, the 49ers were one of the toughest teams to bet on in 2020, splitting their over-under record at 8-8.

    With their returning starters expected to make a big impact in 2021, San Francisco have opened with the equal sixth best odds in the league for Super Bowl LVI, +1400.

    San Francisco 49ers FAQ

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    Where do the San Francisco 49ers play?

    The San Francisco 49ers play their home games at Levi’s Stadium. 

    Who owns the San Francisco 49ers?

    Denise DeBartolo York owns the San Francisco 49ers

    Has the San Francisco 49ers won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The San Francisco 49ers have won five Super Bowls. 

    Who is the San Francisco 49ers coach?

    Kyle Shanahan is the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers after signing with the team at the start of 2017. 

    Do the San Francisco 49ers play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the San Francisco 49ers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming San Francisco 49ers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the San Francisco 49ers record?

    The San Francisco 49ers finished the 2020 season with a 6-10 record.

    Did the San Francisco 49ers win last night?

    Fans of the San Francisco 49ers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the San Francisco 49ers worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the San Francisco 49ers are worth $3 billion.

    Who do the San Francisco 49ers play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the San Francisco 49ers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the San Francisco 49ers?

    You can watch the San Francisco 49ers on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and 49ers app. 

    Will the San Francisco 49ers make the playoffs this year?

    The San Francisco 49ers did not make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 6-10 record, last in the NFC West and 10th in the NFC.

    When do the San Francisco 49ers play?

    San Francisco 49ers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next San Francisco 49ers game? 

    For more details on the next San Francisco 49ers game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the San Francisco 49ers finish the season?

    The San Francisco 49ers finished last in the NFC West and 10th in the NFC.

    How many games did the San Francisco 49ers win?

    The San Francisco 49ers won six games in the 2020 NFL season.