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    San Francisco 49ers Franchise Information

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    Established: 1944
    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
    2019 Record: 13-3
    1st 2020 Draft Pick: #14 Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina
    2020 Power Ranking: 3
    Team in a Tweet: *Offline* In the emergency ward #FTTB

    San Francisco 49ers Fixtures 2020 / 2021

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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. 

    Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on San Francisco 49ers

    If you are a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 / 2021 season. Do the San Francisco 49ers have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the San Francisco 49ers:

    Preview on San Francisco 49ers Head Coach: Kyle Shanahan

    Following 13 years of NFL coordinator and assistant positions, Kyle Shanahan took over a 5-11 San Francisco 49ers prior to the 2017 season. Shanahan’s head coaching career couldn’t have got off to a worse start, with the 49ers starting 0-9 in the 2017 season before finishing the season on a five-game win streak and winning six out of the last seven games, salvaging a 6-10 record. 

    After a 4-12 second season in charge, Shanahan’s head coaching record was 10-22 going into his third season under immense pressure. In 2019, Shanahan turned the franchise around, leading a 13-3 49ers team to a Super Bowl appearance and saving his coaching career. 

    Now that Shanahan has established himself as a successful coach in the league, Super Bowls Championships are the goal for San Francisco. And with Shanahan in charge of their talented roster, the 49ers are the deserved favourite to make it out of the NFC.

    Preview on San Francisco 49ers Offensive Weapon: George Kittle, TE

    Having played through the 2019 season with knee, shoulder and groin injuries, you would expect George Kittle to have struggled through the year, especially at the tight end position. However, after battling through 17 out of a possible 19 games, Kittle had 85 receptions for 1053 yards and five touchdowns in a First Team All Pro season. 

    That is off the back of setting an NFL record for the most receiving yards (1377) in a single season by a tight end in 2018. It is no coincidence that the Chiefs and the 49ers faced off in the most recent Super Bowl, with each team having one of two best tight ends in professional football, George Kittle and Travis Kelce.

    Kittle has proven himself as an elite receiver as well as one of the league’s best blocking tight ends, and coming into 2020 fit and healthy, Kittle will be arguably the most important offensive piece for the 49ers this season.

    Preview on San Francisco 49ers Defensive Weapon: Nick Bosa, DE

    Off the back of one of the most impressive rookie seasons ever by a defensive player, Nick Bosa has just started what should be a long and accomplished career. Taken with the second pick in the 2019 draft, Bosa joined the 49ers and immediately had a profound impact, resulting in San Francisco boasting the league’s number one ranked defence in 2019. 

    Bosa managed 17 starts from 19 games in his rookie season accumulating 62 combined tackles, 13.0 sacks, four passes defended, two forced fumbles and an interception, earning multiple defensive rookie of the year awards and a Pro Bowl invitation. 

    Coming into his second season, Bosa is a legitimate chance to take out the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year Award, and will be looking to lead the 49ers defence to multiple Super Bowl appearances in the next few years of his young career.

    San Francisco 49ers Betting & Odds History

    Following their heartbreaking defeat in Super Bowl LIV, San Francisco opened as the favourites out of the NFC to take out Super Bowl LV, trailing the Ravens (+750) and the Chiefs (+650) as the third favourite across the league with +800 odds. 

    During the offseason San Francisco drifted to +1000, as the Buccaneers (+933) shortened into Super Bowl contention following the acquisition of Tom Brady. The Buccaneers, 49ers and Saints (+1133) are the three most favoured teams out of the NFC to win Super Bowl LV.

    In the lead up to the kickoff of the 2020 NFL season, San Francisco opened at -125, and are now +108 favourites to take out the NFC West division. The Seahawks (+208), Rams (+544) and Cardinals (+675) are all in pursuit. The NFC West has sent a team to the Super Bowl in five of the last eight years.

    For a team regarded as a Super Bowl contender, San Francisco surprisingly does not have a realistic MVP candidate. Given that a quarterback has won each of the last seven NFL MVP awards, 49ers QB Jimmy Garopolo (+5000) presents to be a good longshot bet to take out the award, with the 49ers expected to be a contender coming out of the NFC.

    Contrastingly, second year defensive end Nick Bosa opened as the second favourite to take out the NFL Defensive Player of the Year currently at +1200 behind Aaron Donald. Bosa is the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year finishing his rookie season with 47 tackles, nine sacks, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, two pass deflections, and an interception in 16 games and 14 starts.

    San Francisco 49ers FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the San Francisco 49ers? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    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 have started the 2020 season with a 2-2 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?

    Injuries to key players including Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Bosa have put the San Francisco 49ers back to third in the NFC West standings. In arguably the toughest division in the league with the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams, the San Francisco 49ers are unlikely to be able to overcome their injury troubles so jump ahead of those teams. 

    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 49ers finished first in the National Football Conference West in the 2019 NFL season. 

    How many games did the San Francisco 49ers win?

    The San Francisco 49ers won 13 games in the 2019 NFL season.