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1977 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Ken Meyer
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 5–9
Place 3rd NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1976 1978

The 1977 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 28th season in the National Football League. The team was again unable to qualify for the playoffs, this time posting a record of only 5-9, including starting the season 0-5.[1]

Before the season, the Morabito family sold 85% of the team to the DeBartolo family for $17,500,000. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. was named president, and Joe Thomas was named general manager. Despite having led the team to their first winning record in four seasons in 1976, head coach Monte Clark was fired before the season, and replaced with Ken Meyer.

NFL Draft[]

Round Pick # Player Position College
3 65 Elmo Boyd Wide Receiver Eastern Kentucky
4 100 Stan Black Safety Mississippi St.
6 141 Mike Burns Cornerback USC
6 155 Jim Harlan Center Howard Payne
7 183 Jim VanWagner Running back Michigan Tech
9 239 David Posey Kicker Florida
11 295 Brian Billick Tight end BYU
12 323 Scott Martin Guard North Dakota

Top Players[]

Preseason[]

Schedule[]

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
August 7 at Seattle L 34-24 0-1 38,024 Kingdome
August 13 at San Diego L 32-13 0-2 26,620 San Diego Stadium
August 21 Los Angeles W 23-14 1-2 44,898 Candlestick Park
August 29 at Houston L 17-3 1-3 36,538 Astrodome
September 3 at Oakland L 33-0 1-4 53,442 Oakland Coliseum
September 10 Denver L 20-0 1-5 36,441 Candlestick Park

Regular season[]

Schedule[]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
1 September 19 (Mon) at Pittsburgh L 27-0 0-1 48,046 Three Rivers Stadium
2 September 25 Miami L 19-15 0-2 40,503 Candlestick Park
3 October 2 at Los Angeles L 34-14 0-3 55,466 LA Coliseum
4 October 9 Atlanta L 7-0 0-4 38,009 Candlestick Park
5 October 16 at New York Giants L 20-17 0-5 70,366 Giants Stadium
6 October 23 Detroit W 28-7 1-5 39,392 Candlestick Park
7 October 30 Tampa Bay W 20-10 2-5 34,750 Candlestick Park
8 November 6 at Atlanta W 10-3 3-5 46,577 Atlanta Stadium
9 November 13 at New Orleans W 10-7 4-5 41,564 Superdome
10 November 20 Los Angeles L 23-10 4-6 56,779 Candlestick Park
11 November 27 New Orleans W 20-17 5-6 33,702 Candlestick Park
12 December 4 at Minnesota L 28-27 5-7 40,745 Metropolitan Stadium
13 December 12 (Mon) Dallas L 42-35 5-8 55,848 Candlestick Park
14 December 18 at Green Bay L 16-14 5-9 44,902 Milwaukee Cty. St.

Standings[]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 10 4 0 .714 302 146 L-1
Atlanta Falcons 7 7 0 .500 179 129 W-1
San Francisco 49ers 5 9 0 .357 220 260 L-3
New Orleans Saints 3 11 0 .214 232 336 L-4

References[]

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