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1957 San Francisco 49ers

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8-4-0, NFL West Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.2, Offense: 0.9, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 260 points (21.7/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 264 points (22.0/g), 9th.
 Differential of -4 points (-0.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 5.9-6.1.

Coach: Frankie Albert (8-4-0)

 Training Camp: St. Mary's College (Moraga, California)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Tony Morabito
General Manager Louis Spadia
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 260 3658 728 5.0 32 14 16 223 191 305 2036 17 18 5.8 115 377 1622 15 4.3 92
Team Defense 264 4248 789 5.4 34 16 15 239 182 332 2401 13 18 6.8 117 434 1847 18 4.3 107
Lg Rank Offense 4 6 4 4 2 5 3 3 5 7 11 8 3 3
Lg Rank Defense 9 12 6 5 12 11 12 5 6 9 7 10 10 11

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-1 Chicago Cardinals 10 20 16 324 112 212 2 22 346 173 173
2 Sun October 6 boxscore W 1-1 Los Angeles Rams 23 20 16 318 122 196 1 19 401 217 184 2
3 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-1 @ Chicago Bears 21 17 18 374 269 105 3 14 293 77 216 3
4 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 24 14 15 228 150 78 4 15 255 61 194 4
5 Sun October 27 boxscore W 4-1 Chicago Bears 21 17 14 196 102 94 2 19 305 202 103 6
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 5-1 Detroit Lions 35 31 26 379 226 153 3 22 416 259 157
7 Sun November 10 boxscore L 5-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 37 15 239 133 106 1 25 400 207 193 2
8 Sun November 17 boxscore L 5-3 @ Detroit Lions 10 31 16 223 150 73 3 28 515 370 145 2
9 Sun November 24 boxscore L 5-4 @ Baltimore Colts 21 27 26 410 281 129 3 23 455 230 225
10 Sun December 1 boxscore W 6-4 @ New York Giants 27 17 19 316 123 193 4 21 265 195 70 7
11 Sun December 8 boxscore W 7-4 Baltimore Colts 17 13 23 326 215 111 2 16 370 288 82 3
12 Sun December 15 boxscore W 8-4 Green Bay Packers 27 20 19 325 153 172 4 15 227 122 105 5
Playoffs
Division Sun December 22 boxscore L 8-5 Detroit Lions 27 31 20 351 224 127 5 22 324 195 129 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Y.A. Tittle*+ 31 QB 12 11 7-4-0 176 279 63.1 2157 13 4.7 15 5.4 46 7.7 6.2 12.3 179.8 80.0
12 John Brodie 22 qb 5 1 1-0-0 11 21 52.4 160 2 9.5 3 14.3 28 7.6 3.1 14.5 32.0 69.6 0 0
22 Joe Arenas 32 KR/PR 12 0 3 3 100.0 92 2 66.7 0 0.0 33 30.7 44.0 30.7 7.7 158.3
35 Larry Barnes 26 10 0 1 1 100.0 -2 0 0.0 0 0.0 -2 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0 -0.2 79.2 0 0
34 Joe Perry 30 8 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.3 12 8-4-0 191 305 62.6 2407 17 5.6 18 5.9 46 7.9 6.4 12.6 200.6 81.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 182 332 54.8 2582 13 3.9 18 5.4 7.8 6.12 14.2 215.2 70.6 23 181 6.8 5.2 6.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
39 Hugh McElhenny* 29 LH 12 0 102 478 1 61 4.7 39.8 8.5 37 458 12.4 2 43 3.1 38.2 936 3 8
32 Gene Babb 23 FB 12 0 102 330 3 19 3.2 27.5 8.5 20 141 7.1 0 17 1.7 11.8 471 3 4
34 Joe Perry 30 8 0 97 454 3 34 4.7 56.8 12.1 15 130 8.7 0 17 1.9 16.3 584 3 3
14 Y.A. Tittle*+ 31 QB 12 11 40 220 6 45 5.5 18.3 3.3 220 6 0
35 Larry Barnes 26 10 0 20 78 0 16 3.9 7.8 2.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 79 0 2
47 Dicky Moegle 23 RS 12 0 9 48 1 18 5.3 4.0 0.8 48 1 0
22 Joe Arenas 32 KR/PR 12 0 5 14 1 7 2.8 1.2 0.4 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 24 1 3
12 John Brodie 22 qb 5 1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0 0 0
84 Billy Wilson*+ 30 RE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 757 14.6 6 40 4.7 68.8 757 6 0
88 Clyde Conner 24 LE 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 412 13.7 4 41 3.8 51.5 412 4 0
27 R.C. Owens 23 RH 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 395 14.6 5 46 2.3 32.9 395 5 0
82 Gordie Soltau 32 K 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 47 9.4 0 18 0.4 3.9 47 0 1
85 Bill Jessup 28 P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 29 14.5 0 22 0.2 2.4 29 0 0
87 Charley Powell 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 27 27.0 0 27 0.1 2.3 27 0 0
Team Total 26.3 12 377 1622 15 61 4.3 135.2 31.4 191 2407 12.6 17 46 15.9 200.6 4029 32 22
Opp Total 12 434 1847 18 4.3 153.9 36.2 182 2401 13.2 13 15.2 200.1 4248 31 25

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Joe Arenas 32 KR/PR 12 0 25 80 0 26 3.2 24 657 0 64 27.4 761
24 J.D. Smith 25 LDH 12 0 14 368 0 38 26.3 368
39 Hugh McElhenny* 29 LH 12 0 10 41 0 13 4.1 977
55 Matt Hazeltine 24 LLB 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1 23 0 23 23.0 24
32 Gene Babb 23 FB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 471
57 Paul Carr 26 8 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
85 Bill Jessup 28 P 12 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 37
47 Dicky Moegle 23 RS 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 48
68 Lou Palatella 24 LG 12 0 0 30 0 30 30
Team Total 26.3 12 37 122 0 26 3.3 42 1096 0 64 26.1 5247
Opp Total 12 35 1469 0 42.0 45 928 0 20.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
82 Gordie Soltau 32 K 12 0 15 9 60.0% 33 33 100.0%
85 Bill Jessup 28 P 12 0 38 1656 62 0 43.6
35 Larry Barnes 26 10 0 19 894 86 0 47.1
Team Total 26.3 12 15 9 60.0% 33 33 100.0% 57 2550 86 0 44.7
Opp Total 12 24 13 54.2% 32 31 96.9% 47 1885 40.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
39 Hugh McElhenny* 29 LH 12 0 0 8 3 0 0
47 Dicky Moegle 23 RS 12 0 8 107 0 40 0 0 0 2 0 0
32 Gene Babb 23 FB 12 0 0 4 1 0 0
54 Marv Matuszak*+ 26 RLB 12 0 0 0 4 17 0
24 J.D. Smith 25 LDH 12 0 2 17 0 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Bill Stits 26 RDH 12 0 2 28 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Joe Arenas 32 KR/PR 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
55 Matt Hazeltine 24 LLB 12 0 2 22 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Bill Herchman 24 RDT 12 0 1 54 1 54 0 0 0 2 0 0
34 Joe Perry 30 8 0 0 3 0 0 0
35 Larry Barnes 26 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
75 Ed Henke 30 LDE 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Val Joe Walker 27 12 0 2 20 0 12 0
57 Paul Carr 26 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Bobby Cross 26 LT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Bob Holladay 25 LS 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 33 LDT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0 1
87 Charley Powell 25 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
52 Karl Rubke 22 MG 12 0 1 16 0 16 0
82 Gordie Soltau 32 K 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 Y.A. Tittle*+ 31 QB 12 11 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 12 18 264 1 54 0 0 22 24 20 0 1
Opp Total 12 46 25 9 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
82 Gordie Soltau 32 K 12 0 33 9 60
14 Y.A. Tittle*+ 31 QB 12 11 6 6 36
84 Billy Wilson*+ 30 RE 11 0 6 6 36
27 R.C. Owens 23 RH 12 0 5 5 30
88 Clyde Conner 24 LE 8 0 4 4 24
32 Gene Babb 23 FB 12 0 3 3 18
39 Hugh McElhenny* 29 LH 12 0 1 2 3 18
34 Joe Perry 30 8 0 3 3 18
22 Joe Arenas 32 KR/PR 12 0 1 1 6
72 Bill Herchman 24 RDT 12 0 1 1 6
47 Dicky Moegle 23 RS 12 0 1 1 6
73 Leo Nomellini*+ 33 LDT 12 12 1 2
Team Total 26.3 12 15 17 1 33 33 9 1 260
Opp Total 12 18 13 1 31 13 1 264