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2001 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Steve Mariucci
Home Field 3Com Park
Results
Record 12-4
Place 2nd NFC West
Playoff Finish Lost NFC Wild Card
Uniform
49ers98 06
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The 2001 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 56th season and 52nd in the National Football League (NFL). The 49ers rebounded from two losing seasons in 1999 and 2000, achieving their first winning season under quarterback Jeff Garcia and returning to the playoffs behind a strong 12–4 record. However, the 49ers failed to progress further, falling 25–15 to the Green Bay Packers in the wild-card round. This was the fourth time out of five games that they had lost to the Packers in the playoffs since the 1995 season. However, they have won all five meetings since then.

The 49ers' twelve regular-season wins were the most ever for a #5 seed under the 1990 playoff expansion format. Their three overtime wins tied the NFL record at the time, which has since been surpassed by the 2011 Arizona Cardinals and 2021 Las Vegas Raiders.[1]

Offseason[]

NFL Draft[]

Round # Pick # Player Position College
1 7 Andre Carter DE Cal
2 47 Jamie Winborn LB Vanderbilt
3 80 Kevan Barlow RB Pitt
6 169 Cedrick Wilson WR Tennessee
6 179 Rashad Holman DB Louisville
6 191 Menson Holloway DE UTEP
7 209 Alex Lincoln LB Auburn
7 224 Eric Johnson TE Yale

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Preseason[]

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att.
August 11 at San Diego L 25-24 0-1 45,155
August 19 Oakland W 20-17 1-1 67,817
August 25 Seattle L 28-18 1-2 63,887
August 31 at Denver L 35-7 1-3 73,855

Regular season[]

Schedule[]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Att.
1 September 9 Atlanta W 16-13 (OT) 1-0 65,989
2 September 23 St. Louis L 30-26 1-1 67,536
3 October 1 (Mon) at New York Jets W 19-17 2-1 78,722
4 October 7 Carolina W 24-14 3-1 66,944
5 October 14 at Atlanta W 37-31 (OT) 4-1 48,100
6 Bye Week
7 October 28 at Chicago L 37-31 (OT) 4-2 66,944
8 November 4 Detroit W 21-13 5-2 67,605
9 November 11 New Orleans W 28-27 6-2 68,083
10 November 18 at Carolina W 25-22 (OT) 7-2 72,665
11 November 25 at Indianapolis W 40-21 8-2 56,393
12 December 2 Buffalo W 35-0 9-2 67,252
13 December 9 at St. Louis L 27-14 9-3 66,218
14 December 16 Miami W 21-0 10-3 68,223
15 December 22 (Sat) Philadelphia W 13-3 11-3 68,124
16 December 30 at Dallas L 27-21 11-4 64,366
17 January 6 at New Orleans W 38-0 12-4 70,020

Standings[]

Template:2001 NFC West standings

Playoffs[]

NFC Wild Card - January 13[]

Green Bay Packers 25, San Francisco 49ers 15

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 7 0 8 15
Packers 6 0 9 10 25



at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Roster[]

Awards and records[]

Milestones[]

References[]

  1. Football | Team Game Finder (in en).
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 143
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