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1984 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Bill Walsh
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 15–1
Place 1st NFC West
Playoff Finish Super Bowl XIX Champions
Uniform
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Timeline
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1983 1985

The 1984 San Francisco 49ers season was their 39th season overall, and their 35th in the National Football League. The season was highlighted by their second Super Bowl victory. The franchise had their best season ever with a record of 15 wins and only 1 loss. Quarterback Joe Montana would be awarded the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player Award for the second time in his career, joining Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw as the only two time MVP’s. The 1984 49ers were the first team in NFL history to go 15–1 (the second was the 1985 Chicago Bears, the third was the 1998 Minnesota Vikings, the fourth was the 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers and the fifth was the 2011 Green Bay Packers).

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 24 Todd Shell Linebacker BYU
2 56 John Frank Tight end Ohio St
3 73 Guy McIntyre Guard Georgia
5 121 Michael Carter Defensive tackle SMU
5 139 Jeff Fuller Linebacker Texas A&M
9 239 Lee Miller Defensive back Cal-State Fullerton
9 248 Derrick Harmon Running back Cornell
10 275 Davis Moritz Wide receiver Iowa
11 304 Kirk Pendleton Wide receiver BYU

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1984 San Francisco 49ers final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Fred von Appen

Strength and Conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Jerry Attaway


PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
August 4 Los Angeles Raiders W 13-10 1-0 61,361 Candlestick Park
August 11 at Denver L 21-20 1-1 70,211 Mile High Stadium
August 18 at San Diego L 35-15 1-2 43,939 Jack Murphy Stadium
August 24 Seattle W 17-7 2-2 47,074 Candlestick Park

Regular seasonEdit

The 49ers advanced to their second Super Bowl in team history after becoming the first team ever to win 15 regular season games since the league expanded to a 16-game schedule in 1978. Much of the hype surrounding the team was their offense, which boasted 5 Pro Bowlers. Quarterback Joe Montana recorded 279 out of 432 completions for 3,630 yards, 28 touchdowns, and only 10 interceptions. Running back Roger Craig was one of the 49ers' major weapons, both rushing and receiving. Craig was the team's second leading rusher with 649 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns, and also caught 71 passes for 675 yards. Pro Bowl running back Wendell Tyler rushed for a team record 1,262 yards during the regular season, recorded 7 rushing touchdowns, and also caught 28 passes for 230 yards and 2 touchdown receptions. Wide receivers Freddie Solomon and Dwight Clark also were deep threats, gaining a combined total of 1,617 yards and 16 touchdowns. Up front, 3 of the 49ers' 5 starting offensive linemen, Randy Cross, Fred Quillan, and Keith Fahnhorst, had been selected to play in the Pro Bowl. Overall, San Francisco's offense finished the season ranked second in the NFL in scoring (475 points) and fourth in total yards (6,544).

Although they did not get that much media attention as the offense, the 49ers defense led the league in fewest points allowed during the regular season (227). All 4 of the 49ers' starting defensive backs, Ronnie Lott, Eric Wright, Carlton Williamson, and Dwight Hicks, were selected to play in the Pro Bowl. Pro Bowl linebacker Keena Turner was also a major defensive weapon, recording 2 sacks and 4 interceptions for 51 yards. Defensive end Dwaine Board anchored the line, recording 10 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Att. Location
1 September 2 at Detroit W 30-27 1-0 56,782 Pontiac Silverdome
2 September 10 (Mon) Washington W 37-31 2-0 59,707 Candlestick Park
3 September 16 New Orleans W 30-20 3-0 57,611 Candlestick Park
4 September 23 at Philadelphia W 21-9 4-0 62,771 Veterans Stadium
5 September 30 Atlanta W 14-5 5-0 57,990 Candlestick Park
6 October 8 (Mon) at New York Giants W 31-10 6-0 76,112 Giants Stadium
7 October 14 Pittsburgh L 17-20 6-1 59,110 Candlestick Park
8 October 21 at Houston W 34-21 7-1 39,900 Astrodome
9 October 28 at Los Angeles Rams W 33-0 8-1 65,481 Anaheim Stadium
10 November 4 Cincinnati W 23-17 9-1 58,234 Candlestick Park
11 November 11 at Cleveland W 41-7 10-1 60,092 Cleveland Stadium
12 November 18 Tampa Bay W 24-17 11-1 57,704 Candlestick Park
13 November 25 at New Orleans W 35-3 12-1 65,177 Louisiana Superdome
14 December 2 at Atlanta W 35-17 13-1 29,644 Atlanta Stadium
15 December 8 (Sat) Minnesota W 51-7 14-1 56,670 Candlestick Park
16 December 14 (Fri) Los Angeles Rams W 19-16 15-1 59,743 Candlestick Park

StandingsEdit

NFC West
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
San Francisco 49ers 15 1 0 .938 475 227
Los Angeles Rams 10 6 0 .438 346 316
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .375 298 361
Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 .250 281 382

ResultsEdit

Week 1: at DetroitEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 7 3 13 30
Lions 7 6 7 7 27



Sunday, September 2 at Pontiac Silverdome

Scoring

First Quarter

Det - Billy Sims 2 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
SF - Carl Monroe 5 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)

Second Quarter

Det - Eddie Murray 39 yard field goal
SF - Wendell Tyler 2 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
Det - Eddie Murray 43 yard field goal

Third Quarter

Det - James R. Jones 2 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
SF - Ray Wersching 42 yard field goal

Fourth Quarter

SF - Ray Wersching 53 yard field goal
SF - Wendell Tyler 9 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
Det - Leonard Thompson 49 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Eddie Murray kick)
SF - Ray Wersching 22 yard field goal

Week 2: vs WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 3 14 14 31
49ers 14 13 0 10 37



Monday, September 10 at Candlestick Park

Scoring

First Quarter

SF - Wendell Tyler 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
SF - Wendell Tyler 5 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)

Second Quarter

SF - Ray Wersching 19 yard field goal
SF - Ray Wersching 46 yard field goal
SF - Dwight Clark 15 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
Was - Max Moseley 38 yard field goal

Third Quarter

Was - Charlie Brown 14 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Max Moseley kick)
Was - John Riggins 1 yard rush (Max Moseley kick)

Fourth Quarter

SF - Joe Montana 7 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
Was - John Riggins 1 yard rush (Max Moseley kick)
SF - Ray Wersching 38 yard field goal
Was - Virgil Seay 12 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Max Moseley kick)

Week 3: vs New OrleansEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 10 10 0 20
49ers 7 10 0 13 30



Sunday, September 16 at Candlestick Park

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 4: at PhiladelphiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 7 0 7 21
Eagles 0 6 3 0 9



Sunday, September 23 at Veterans Stadium

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 5: vs AtlantaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 0 0 2 5
49ers 0 14 0 0 14



Sunday, September 30 at Candlestick Park

Scoring

First Quarter

Atl - Mick Luckhurst 22 yard field goal

Second Quarter

SF - Russ Francis 5 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
SF - Mike Wilson 21 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)

Fourth Quarter

Atl - Safety, Scott Case tackled Max Runager in the end zone

Week 6: at New York GiantsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 21 7 3 0 31
Giants 3 0 0 7 10



Monday, October 8 at Giants Stadium

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 7: vs PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 3 0 10 20
49ers 0 7 0 10 17



Sunday, October 14 at Candlestick Park

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 8: at HoustonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 10 7 3 14 34
Oilers 0 7 7 7 21



Sunday, October 21 at the Astrodome

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 9: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 16 7 7 33
Rams 0 0 0 0 0



Sunday, October 28 at Anaheim Stadium

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 10: vs CincinnatiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 3 14 0 0 17
49ers 0 7 3 13 23



Sunday, November 4 at Candlestick Park

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 11: at ClevelandEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 6 7 14 14 41
Browns 0 0 0 7 7



Sunday, November 11 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 12: vs Tampa BayEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 10 0 7 17
49ers 0 14 7 3 24



Sunday, November 18 at Candlestick Park

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 13: at New OrleansEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 7 14 14 35
Saints 0 3 0 0 3



Sunday, November 25 at Louisiana Superdome

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 14: at AtlantaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 14 7 7 35
Falcons 3 7 7 0 17



Sunday, December 2 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

Scoring

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

Week 15: vs MinnesotaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 7 0 0 7
49ers 14 17 6 14 51



Saturday, December 8 at Candlestick Park

Scoring

First Quarter

SF - Dwight Clark 44 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
SF - Freddie Solomon 3 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)

Second Quarter

Min - Darrin Nelson 5 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
SF - Wendell Tyler 5 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
SF - Renaldo Nehemiah 59 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
SF - Ray Wersching 41 yard field goal

Third Quarter

SF - Ray Wersching 25 yard field goal
SF - Ray Wersching 38 yard field goal

Fourth Quarter

SF - Derrick Harmon 3 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
SF - Bill Ring 3 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)


Week 16: vs Los Angeles RamsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 10 0 3 16
49ers 14 3 0 2 19



Friday, December 14 at Candlestick Park

Scoring

First Quarter

LA - Mike Lansford 41 yard field goal
SF - Freddie Solomon 47 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
SF - Earl Cooper 1 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)

Second Quarter

SF - Ray Wersching 38 yard field goal
LA - Eric Dickerson 4 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
LA - Mike Lansford 28 yard field goal

Fourth Quarter

LA - Mike Lansford 42 yard field goal
SF - Safety, Gary Johnson tackled Jeff Kemp in the end zone


Post SeasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Att. Location
Divisional Playoff December 29 New York Giants W 21-10 60,303 Candlestick Park
NFC Championship January 6 Chicago W 23-0 61,040 Candlestick Park
Super Bowl XIX January 20 Miami W 38-16 84,059 Stanford Stadium

NFC Divisional PlayoffEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 10 0 0 10
49ers 14 7 0 0 21



Quarterback Joe Montana threw for 309 yards and 3 touchdown passes as he led the 49ers to a victory, while receiver Dwight Clark caught 9 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
SF- Dwight Clark 21 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick) SF 7-0
SF- Russ Francis 9 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick) SF 14-0

2nd Quarter
NYG- Ali Haji-Sheikh 46 yard field goal SF 14-3
NYG- Harry Carson 14 yard interception return (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick) SF 14-10
SF- Freddie Solomon 29 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick) SF 21-10

NFC Championship GameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 0 0
49ers 3 3 7 10 23



The 49ers passed for 228 yards while limiting the Bears to only 37 passing yards and no points.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
SF- Ray Wersching 21 yard field goal SF 3-0

2nd Quarter
SF- Ray Wersching 22 yard field goal SF 6-0

3rd Quarter
SF- Wendell Tyler 9 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick) SF 13-0

4th Quarter
SF- Freddie Solomon 10 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick) SF 20-0
SF- Ray Wersching 34 yard field goal SF 23-0

Super Bowl XIXEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 10 6 0 0 16
49ers 7 21 10 0 38



Scoring summary

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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