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1990 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach George Seifert
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 14-2
Place 1st NFC West
Playoff Finish Lost NFC Championship
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The San Francisco 49ers entered the 1990 season heavily favored to win their third consecutive Super Bowl. The season was highlighted by their defeat of the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. Throughout the season, the 49ers and the Giants were the two best teams in the NFL. The 49ers would face off against the Giants in the NFC Championship Game. Between 1988 and 1990, the 49ers set a league record with 18 consecutive road victories. Jerry Rice had a career year by becoming the fourth receiver in the history of American football to have at least 100 receptions in one season.

The 49ers won their fifth consecutive NFC West Division Title. Dating back to 1989, the 49ers completed a fifteen game unbeaten streak in the regular season (5 victories in the last 5 games of 1989 and 10 victories in the first ten games of 1990). Following the 1990 season, the 49ers left team stalwarts Roger Craig and Ronnie Lott unprotected and let them go to the Los Angeles Raiders via Plan B free agency.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round # Pick # Player Position College
125Dexter CarterRunning BackFlorida State
247Dennis BrownDefensive EndWashington
253Eric DavisCornerbackJacksonville State
368Ronald LewisWide ReceiverFlorida State
492Dean CaliguireCenterPittsburgh
6165Frank PollackTackleNorthern Arizona
8220Dwight PickensWide ReceiverFresno State
9248Odell HagginsDefensive TackleFlorida State
10276Martin HarrisonDefensive EndWashington
11289Anthony SheltonSafetyTennessee State

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1990 San Francisco 49ers final staff
Front Office
  • Owner/President – Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr.
  • Executive Vice President/General Counsel – Carmen Policy
  • Vice President of Football Administration – John McVay
  • Administrator of Football Operations – Neal Dahlen
  • Administrator of College Scouting – Tony Razzano
  • Administrator of Pro Personnel – Allan Webb

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Lynn Stiles

Strength and Conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Jerry Attaway

RosterEdit

1990 San Francisco 49ers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
Active, 4 Inactive, 2 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

Date Opponent Result Score Record
August 11 Los Angeles Raiders L 23-13 0-1
August 20 at Denver W 27-24 1-1
August 25 at San Diego L 29-28 1-2
August 31 Seattle L 30-10 1-3

Regular seasonEdit

  • October 14, 1990 - Joe Montana set a 49ers record by throwing for 476 yards in one game and throwing six touchdown passes.
  • October 14, 1990 – Jerry Rice set a 49ers record with 5 touchdown receptions and 30 points in one game.
  • November 4, 1990 - In a game versus the Green Bay Packers, Joe Montana threw for 411 yards and 3 touchdown passes.
  • December 3, 1990 – The 10-1 49ers played the 10-1 New York Giants on Monday Night Football. It was the second highest rated Monday Night game ever at the time. The game had a 42% share and a 26.9 rating.
  • December 9, 1990 – The 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime. Mike Cofer kicked a 23-yard field goal to give the 49ers a 20-17 victory.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 September 10 (Mon) at New Orleans W 13-12 1-0
2 September 16 Washington W 26-13 2-0
3 September 23 Atlanta W 19-13 3-0
4 Bye Week
5 October 7 at Houston W 24-21 4-0
6 October 14 at Atlanta W 45-35 5-0
7 October 21 Pittsburgh W 27-7 6-0
8 October 28 Cleveland W 20-17 7-0
9 November 4 at Green Bay W 24-20 8-0
10 November 11 at Dallas W 24-6 9-0
11 November 18 Tampa Bay W 31-7 10-0
12 November 25 Los Angeles Rams L 28-17 10-1
13 December 3 (Mon) New York Giants W 7-3 11-1
14 December 9 at Cincinnati W 20-17 (OT) 12-1
15 December 17 (Mon) at Los Angeles Rams W 26-10 13-1
16 December 23 New Orleans L 13-10 13-2
17 December 30 at Minnesota W 20-17 14-2

StandingsEdit

Template:1990 NFC West standings

PostseasonEdit

NFC Divisional PlayoffEdit

San Francisco 49ers 28, Washington Redskins 10

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 10 0 0 0 10
49ers 7 14 0 7 28




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NFC Championship GameEdit

New York Giants 15, San Francisco 49ers 13

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 3 3 6 15
49ers 3 3 7 0 13




}} In a mostly defensive battle, 49ers running back Roger Craig's fumble with 2:36 left in the game led to Giants kicker Matt Bahr's 42-yard game-winning field goal as time ran out. Bahr was New York's only scorer, as he made 5 out of 6 field goal attempts. The only touchdown of the game was a 61-yard pass from Joe Montana to John Taylor.

Awards and RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

  • Jerry Rice, First 100 reception season [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male)
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440

External linksEdit

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