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1991 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach George Seifert
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 10–6
Place 3rd NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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The 1991 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 42nd year with the National Football League. The franchise did not qualify for the postseason for the first time since the 1982 season. Joe Montana would miss the entire season with an elbow injury, paving the way for Steve Young to take over as the team's starting quarterback.

OffseasonEdit

In 1991, the 49ers announced a prototype for a new logo and helmet design. Instead of the traditional "SF" oval, this new logo featured a stylized "49ers" in white with black and red shadows. However, fan reaction was so overwhelmingly negative that the idea was scrapped the next day.[1] The only change to the uniform would be the switching from red socks with three white stripes to plain solid red socks.

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick # Player Position College
125Ted WashingtonDefensive TackleLouisville
245Ricky WattersRunning BackNotre Dame
253John JohnsonLinebackerClemson
495Mitch DonahueLinebackerWyoming
5122Merton HanksDefensive BackIowa

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1991 San Francisco 49ers final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Lynn Stiles

Strength and Conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Jerry Attaway

RosterEdit

PreseasonEdit

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att.
July 27 at Los Angeles Raiders W 24-17 1-0 45,365
August 3 Chicago at Berlin W 21-7 2-0 66,876
August 7 Denver W 24-6 3-0 54,170
August 19 San Diego W 24-13 4-0 53,453
August 23 at Seattle W 28-16 5-0 54,111

Regular seasonEdit

With Joe Montana out for the season with an elbow injury, Steve Young became the starting quarterback. In week nine against the Atlanta Falcons, Young suffered a knee injury, causing him to miss five games. With Young out and with the 49ers record at 4-5, Steve Bono led the 49ers to five wins in 6 games. However, Young returned for the final game; a 52-14 victory over the Chicago Bears. Although the 49ers finished the regular season at 10-6, they missed the playoffs for the first time since 1982 (losing on a tie-breaker to the Atlanta Falcons due to having lost both meetings). Young would however win the first of six passing titles.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Att.
1 September 2 (Mon) at New York Giants L 16-14 0-1 76,319
2 September 8 San Diego W 34-14 1-1 60,753
3 September 15 at Minnesota L 17-14 1-2 59,148
4 September 22 Los Angeles Rams W 27-10 2-2 63,871
5 September 29 at Los Angeles Raiders L 12-6 2-3 91,494
6 Bye Week
7 October 13 Atlanta L 39-34 2-4 57,343
8 October 20 Detroit W 35-3 3-4 61,240
9 October 27 at Philadelphia W 23-7 4-4 65,796
10 November 3 at Atlanta L 17-14 4-5 51,259
11 November 10 at New Orleans L 10-3 4-6 68,591
12 November 17 Phoenix W 14-10 5-6 50,180
13 November 25 (Mon) at Los Angeles Rams W 33-10 6-6 61,881
14 December 1 New Orleans W 38-24 7-6 62,092
15 December 8 at Seattle W 24-22 8-6 56,711
16 December 14 (Sat) Kansas City W 28-14 9-6 62,672
17 December 23 (Mon) Chicago W 52-14 10-6 60,419

StandingsEdit

Template:1991 NFC West standings

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Steve Young, Led NFL, Passer Rating, 101.8 Rating [2]

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Haberek, Ben (2003-05-18). Helmets, Helmets, Helmets. Retrieved on 2006-11-12.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 450

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