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1963 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Red Hickey (0-3)

Jack Christiansen (2-9)

Home Field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 2-12
Place 7th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Uniform
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1962 1964

The 1963 season was the 14th for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL, and their 18th overall. The team was trying to improve on their 6-8 record from the previous season, but instead fell to a 2-12 record. After losing their first three games, head coach Red Hickey resigned, and Jack Christiansen finished the season on an interim basis.

Offseason[]

NFL Draft[]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 8 Kermit Alexander Halfback UCLA
2 21 Walter Rock Guard Maryland
3 36 Don Lisbon Halfback Bowling Green

Preseason[]

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
August 10 Minnesota L 43-28 0-1 20,837 Portland OR
August 16 St. Louis L 24-22 0-2 19,038 Salt Lake City UT
August 25 Cleveland L 24-7 0-3 28,335 Kezar Stadium
August 30 Dallas L 37-24 0-4 9,927 Bakersfield CA
September 7 Los Angeles L 17-0 0-5 34,405 LA Coliseum

Regular season[]

Schedule[]

Game Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
1 September 15 Minnesota L 24-20 0-1 30,781 Kezar Stadium
2 September 22 Baltimore L 20-14 0-2 31,006 Kezar Stadium
3 September 29 at Minnesota L 45-14 0-3 28,657 Metropolitan Stadium
4 October 6 at Detroit L 26-3 0-4 44,088 Tiger Stadium
5 October 13 at Baltimore L 20-3 0-5 56,962 Memorial Stadium
6 October 20 Chicago W 20-14 1-5 35,837 Kezar Stadium
7 October 27 at Los Angeles L 28-21 1-6 45,532 LA Coliseum
8 November 3 Detroit L 45-7 1-7 33,511 Kezar Stadium
9 November 10 Dallas W 31-24 2-7 29,563 Kezar Stadium
10 November 17 at NY Giants L 48-14 2-8 62,982 Yankee Stadium
11 November 24 at Green Bay L 28-10 2-9 45,905 Milwaukee Cty. St.
12 December 1 Los Angeles L 21-17 2-10 33,321 Kezar Stadium
13 December 8 at Chicago L 27-7 2-11 46,994 Wrigley Field
14 December 14 (Sat) Green Bay L 21-17 2-12 31,031 Kezar Stadium

Notes:

  • In week 3 against Minnesota, John Brodie suffered a season ending injury. After the game Red Hickey resigned as head coach.
  • Bob Waters made his first start in week four.
  • After their week five loss at Baltimore, the Niners had lost 12 consecutive games, including preseason.
  • Lamar McHan made his first start in week six against the Bears, and led the team to their first victory in almost a year.

Standings[]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 11 1 2 .917 301 144 W-2
Green Bay Packers 11 2 1 .846 369 206 W-2
Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 316 285 W-3
Detroit Lions 5 8 1 .385 326 265 L-1
Minnesota Vikings 5 8 1 .385 309 390 W-1
Los Angeles Rams 5 9 0 .357 210 350 L-2
San Francisco 49ers 2 12 0 .143 198 391 L-5

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