2012 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Jim Harbaugh
General Manager Trent Baalke
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 13-5-1
Place 1st NFC West
Playoff Finish Won NFC Divisional against Green Bay 45-31
Won NFC Championship against Atlanta 28-24
Lost Super Bowl XLVII to Baltimore 34-31
Pro Bowlers NaVorro Bowman ILB
Dashon Goldson FS
Frank Gore RB
Mike Iupati G
Aldon Smith OLB
Justin Smith DT
Joe Staley OT
Donte Whitner SS
Patrick Willis ILB
Timeline
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The 2012 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 63rd season in the National Football League, the 67th overall and the second under the head coach/general manager tandem of Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke. The Niners won the division with an 11-4-1 record, but ultimately lost Super Bowl XLVII to the Ravens, 34-31 after a series of extremely controversial decisions by the referees. This was the third Super Bowl in recent years to be decided by the referees and not the players.

The team broke ground on their new stadium on April 19, 2012.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

On January 27, 2012, Niner offensive assistant Bobby Engram signed as the wide receivers coach of the University of Pittsburgh.[1]

2012 NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Selection Player Position College
1 30 A.J. Jenkins Wide receiver Illinois
2 61 LaMichael James Running back Oregon
4 117 Joe Looney Guard Wake Forest
5 165 Darius Fleming Linebacker Notre Dame
6 180 Trenton Robinson Safety Michigan St
6 199 Jason Slowey Tackle Western Oregon
7 237 Cam Johnson Defensive end Virginia

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

The 49ers' schedule was announced on April 3, 2012.

Date Opponent Results Location Att. NFL.com
recap
Result Score Record
August 10 Minnesota W 17-6 1-0 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
August 18 at Houston L 20-9 1-1 Reliant Stadium 71,196 Recap
August 26 at Denver W 29-24 2-1 Invesco Field 75,122 Recap
September 1 San Diego W 35-3 3-1 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Results Location Att. NFL.com
recap
Result Score Record
1 September 9 at Green Bay W 30-22 1-0 Lambeau Field 70,523 Recap
2 September 16 Detroit W 27-19 2-0 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
3 September 23 at Minnesota L 24-13 2-1 Metrodome 57,288 Recap
4 September 30 at NY Jets W 34-0 3-1 MetLife Stadium 79,088 Recap
5 October 7 Buffalo W 45-3 4-1 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
6 October 14 NY Giants L 26-3 4-2 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
7 October 18 (Thu) Seattle W 13-6 5-2 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
8 October 29 (Mon) at Arizona W 24-3 6-2 U of Phoenix Stadium 62,810 Recap
9 Bye week
10 November 11 St. Louis T 24-24 (OT) 6-2-1 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
11 November 19 (Mon) Chicago W 32-7 7-2-1 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
12 November 25 at New Orleans W 31-21 8-2-1 Superdome 73,147 Recap
13 December 2 at St. Louis L 16-13 (OT) 8-3-1 Edward Jones Dome 57,279 Recap
14 December 9 Miami W 27-13 9-3-1 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
15 December 16 at New England W 41-34 10-3-1 Gillette Stadium 68,756 Recap
16 December 23 at Seattle L 42-13 10-4-1 CenturyLink Field 68,161 Recap
17 December 30 Arizona W 27-13 11-4-1 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap

Post season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Results Location Att. NFL.com
recap
Result Score
Wild Card Bye week
Divisional January 12 Green Bay W 45-31 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
NFC Championship January 20 at Atlanta W 28-24 Georgia Dome 70,863 Recap
Super Bowl XLVII February 3 Baltimore L 34-31 Superdome 71,024 Recap


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