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1974 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Dick Nolan
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 6–8
Place 2nd NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1973 1975

The 1974 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 25th in the National Football League, and 29th overall. They began the season hoping to improve on their previous years' output of 5-9, and return the playoffs, but a seven game losing streak lead the team to a 6-8 record.[1]

Top Players[]

Quarterback Steve Spurrier was injured early in the season, so the Niners scrambled to find a starter. Tom Owen played the most, with Joe Reed and Dennis Morrison also seeing playing time, but the most effective quarterback was veteran Norm Snead. But Snead also suffered injuries, too. Vic Washington was the leading rusher, tight end Ted Kwalick the leading receiver, and placekicker Bruce Gossett the top scorer, with 105 points.

Offseason[]

NFL Draft[]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 9 Wilbur Jackson Running Back Alabama
1 10 Bill Sandifer Defensive tackle UCLA
2 35 Keith Fahnhorst Tight End Minnesota
2 49 Delvin Williams Running Back Kansas
4 83 Clint Haslerig Wide receiver Michigan

Preseason[]

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
August 3 at San Diego L 20-6 0-1 18,870 San Diego Stadium
August 12 at Cleveland L 21-20 0-2 24,008 Cleveland Stadium
August 18 Denver L 10-3 0-3 30,001 Candlestick Park
August 24 at Kansas City L 26-7 0-4 46,548 Arrowhead Stadium
September 2 Oakland L 20-19 0-5 52,538 Candlestick Park
September 8 Los Angeles L 17-7 0-6 49,603 Candlestick Park

Regular season[]

Schedule[]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Att. Location
1 September 15 at New Orleans W

17-13

1-0 65,071 Tulane Stadium
2 September 22 at Atlanta W

16-10

2-0 47,686 Atlanta Stadium
3 September 29 Cincinnati L
21-3
2-1 49,895 Candlestick Park
4 October 6 St. Louis L
34-9
2-2 47,675 Candlestick Park
5 October 14 (Mon) at Detroit L
17-13
2-3 45,199 Tiger Stadium
6 October 20 at Los Angeles L
37-14
2-4 74,070 LA Coliseum
7 October 27 Oakland L
35-24
2-5 58,524 Candlestick Park
8 November 4 Los Angeles L
15-13
2-6 57,526 Candlestick Park
9 November 10 at Dallas L
20-14
2-7 50,018 Texas Stadium
10 November 17 at Chicago W
34-0
3-7 42,731 Soldier Field
11 November 24 Atlanta W
27-0
4-7 45,435 Candlestick Park
12 December 1 at Cleveland L
7-0
4-8 24,559 Cleveland Stadium
13 December 8 Green Bay W
7-6
5-8 45,475 Candlestick Park
14 December 15 New Orleans W
35-21
6-8 40,418 Candlestick Park

Standings[]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 10 4 0 .714 263 181 W-1
San Francisco 49ers 6 8 0 .429 226 236 W-2
New Orleans Saints 5 9 0 .357 166 263 L-1
Atlanta Falcons 3 11 0 .214 111 271 W-1

Roster[]

Awards, records, and honors[]

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