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1995 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach George Seifert
Home Field 3Com Park
Results
Record 11–5
Place 1st NFC West
Playoff Finish Lost NFC Divisional Playoff
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The 1995 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 50th overall.

Fresh from their victory in the Super Bowl the previous season, the 49ers lost cornerback Deion Sanders to Dallas and running back Ricky Watters to Philadelphia. Despite a mediocre 5–4 start, the 49ers went 11–5 and for the fourth straight time, they repeated as NFC West champions. The 49ers finished the season as the league's top scoring offense, averaging 28.6 points per game. They also finished number one in total defense, surrendering just 275 yards per game, along with being the top rushing defense and finishing second in points allowed.[1] However, a stunning 27–17 loss to Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs stripped the 49ers of their title defense and ended their season. This would be the first of three consecutive seasons that the Packers beat the 49ers in the playoffs. From 1990 to 2000, the 1995 49ers were the only NFC team to lose a divisional-round playoff game following a first-round bye.

Jerry Rice caught a career-high 122 receptions along with 1,848 receiving yards and 15 total touchdowns.

It was also the final season the 49ers wore their Super Bowl era uniforms.

Offseason[]

NFL draft[]

  • Main article: 1995 NFL draft
1995 San Francisco 49ers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 J. J. Stokes Wide receiver UCLA
4 127 Tim Hanshaw Guard BYU began play in 1996.
6 201 Antonio Armstrong Linebacker Texas A&M
7 238 Herb Coleman Defensive end Trinity Intl.
      Made roster  


Offseason[]

NFL Draft[]

Preseason[]

Date Opponent Result Score Record
July 29 at Denver L 9-7 0-1
August 6 Denver (at Tokyo) L 24-10 0-2
August 13 at San Diego W 17-6 1-2
August 19 Carolina W 17-10 2-2
August 26 Seattle W 17-7 3-2

Regular season[]

Schedule[]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 September 3 at New Orleans W 24-22 1-0
2 September 10 Atlanta W 41-10 2-0
3 September 17 New England W 28-3 3-0
4 September 25 (Mon) at Detroit L 24-27 3-1
5 October 1 NY Giants W 20-6 4-1
6 Bye week
7 October 15 at Indianapolis L 17-18 4-2
8 October 22 at St. Louis W 44-10 5-2
9 October 29 New Orleans L 7-11 5-3
10 November 5 Carolina L 7-13 5-4
11 November 12 at Dallas W 38-20 6-4
12 November 20 (Mon) at Miami W 44-20 7-4
13 November 26 St. Louis W 41-13 8-4
14 December 3 Buffalo W 27-17 9-4
15 December 10 at Carolina W 31-10 10-4
16 December 18 (Mon) Minnesota W 37-30 11-4
17 December 24 at Atlanta L 27-28 11-5

Standings[]

Template:1995 NFC West standings

Roster[]

Playoffs[]

NFC Divisional Playoff - January 6[]

Green Bay Packers 27, San Francisco 49ers 17

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 14 7 3 3 27
49ers 0 3 7 7 17


at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

Awards and records[]

  • Led NFL, Points Scored, 457 Points [2]
  • Jerry Rice, Franchise Record, Most Receiving Yards in One Game, 289 Receiving Yards (December 18, 1995) [3]
  • Jerry Rice, Franchise Record, Most Receptions in One Season, 122 Receptions[3]
  • Jerry Rice, NFL Record, Most Receiving Yards in One Season, 1,848 Receiving Yards[3]
  • Jerry Rice, Pro Bowl MVP [4]

Milestones[]

References[]

  1. 1995 NFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 455
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 142
  4. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 202
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