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1971 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Dick Nolan
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 9–5
Place 1st NFC West
Playoff Finish Lost NFC Championship Game
Uniform
49ers70 75
Timeline
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1970 1972

The 1971 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 22nd year with the National Football League, and 26th overall. The Niners won the Western Division, and appeared in the NFC Championship Game, both for the second consecutive year. The team moved into a new home, Candlestick Park. However the stadium was still undergoing expansion during the season, and capacity was about 17,000 less than it would be when completed.

Top PlayersEdit

John Brodie led the team to another division title, but was not as effective as in his MVP year of 1970. Ken Willard and rookie Vic Washington made an effective 1-2 rushing attack, and Gene Washington and Ted Kwalick led the receivers. Placekicker Bruce Gossett led the team in scoring.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 23 Tim Anderson Cornerback Ohio St
2 37 Ernie Jante Guard Washington
2 49 Joe Orduna Running Back Nebraska
3 55 Sam Dickerson Wide Receiver USC
3 75 Willie Parker Center North Texas St
4 101 Tony Harris Running Back Toledo
5 114 Dean Shaternick Tackle Kansas St
5 122 George Wells Linebacker New Mexico St
5 127 Marty Huff Linebacker Michigan
8 205 Jim McCann Kicker Arizona St
11 283 Joe Reed Quarterback Mississippi St

PreseasonEdit

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
August 8 Cleveland W 38-24 1-0 40,000 Candlestick Park
August 13 at Miami T 17-17 1-0-1 57,008 Miami Orange Bowl
August 22 San Diego W 28-17 2-0-1 40,000 Candlestick Park
August 28 Denver W 33-17 3-0-1 33,184 Spokane WA
September 4 at Oakland L 34-28 3-1-1 53,696 Oakland Coliseum
September 9 at Los Angeles L 23-20 3-2-1 55,607 LA Coliseum

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
1 September 19 at Atlanta L 20-17 0-1 56,990 Atlanta Stadium
2 September 26 at New Orleans W 38-20 1-1 81,595 Tulane Stadium
3 October 3 at Philadelphia W 31-3 2-1 65,358 Veterans Stadium
4 October 10 Los Angeles L 20-13 2-2 44,000 Candlestick Park
5 October 17 Chicago W 13-0 3-2 44,133 Candlestick Park
6 October 24 at St. Louis W 26-14 4-2 50,419 Busch Memorial Stadium
7 October 31 New England W 27-10 5-2 45,092 Candlestick Park
8 November 7 at Minnesota W 13-9 6-2 49,784 Metropolitan Stadium
9 November 14 New Orleans L 26-20 6-3 45,138 Candlestick Park
10 November 21 at Los Angeles L 17-6 6-4 80,050 LA Coliseum
11 November 28 at New York Jets W 24-21 7-4 62,936 Shea Stadium
12 December 6 (Mon) Kansas City L 26-17 7-5 45,306 Candlestick Park
13 December 12 Atlanta W 24-3 8-5 44,584 Candlestick Park
14 December 19 Detroit W 31-27 9-5 45,580 Candlestick Park

StandingsEdit

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Francisco 49ers 9 5 0 .643 300 216
Los Angeles Rams 8 5 1 .615 313 260
Atlanta Falcons 7 6 1 .538 274 277
New Orleans Saints 4 8 2 .333 266 347

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Staff/CoachesEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Att. Location
Divisional Playoff December 26 Washington W 24-20 45,327 Candlestick Park
NFC Championship January 2 at Dallas L 14-3 63,409 Texas Stadium

Divisional Playoff - December 26Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 3 3 7 20
49ers 0 3 14 7 24




NFC Championship - January 2Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 3 0 3
Cowboys 0 7 0 7 14




Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

RosterEdit

1971 San Francisco 49ers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice/Taxi Squad



Rookies in italics

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297

External linksEdit

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