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2012 San Francisco 49ers season
Owner Jed York
Head Coach Jim Harbaugh
General Manager Trent Baalke
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 11–4–1
Place 1st NFC West
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (vs. Packers) 45–31
Won NFC Championship (at Falcons) 28–24
Lost Super Bowl XLVII (vs. Ravens) 31–34
Pro Bowlers RB Frank Gore
OT Joe Staley
OG Mike Iupati
DT Justin Smith
OLB Aldon Smith
ILB Patrick Willis
ILB NaVorro Bowman
FS Dashon Goldson
SS Donte Whitner
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, the second under the head coach/general manager tandem of Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke, and their penultimate season at Candlestick Park. After going 13–3 and reaching the NFC Championship the year before, the 49ers topped that success with their first NFC championship since 1994 as well as their sixth overall as a franchise, overcoming a 17–0 deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 28–24 on January 20, 2013 in the NFC title game. However, the season ended with their first-ever defeat in the Super Bowl, falling to the Baltimore Ravens, 34–31. With that game, the Ravens replaced the 49ers as the only team with multiple appearances to never lose a Super Bowl; they have since been joined by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this capacity.

This season was also highlighted by the signing of star wide receiver Randy Moss, who had come out of retirement after initially retiring following the 2010 season. As a 49er, Moss appeared in his second Super Bowl but failed to win one again as he previously lost in Super Bowl XLII to the New York Giants when he was part of the 2007 New England Patriots.

Offseason

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

2012 NFL Draft

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

Schedule

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

Schedule

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

Schedule

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


Notes and references

  1. 49ers assistant leaves for college job. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.

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