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1957 San Francisco 49ers

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8-4-0, Finished 1st in 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)

Stadium: Kezar Stadium
 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
Player PF 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

W# 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. Player 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 SkYds 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(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player 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(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player 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. Player 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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 CRD L, 10-20 2 18 rush Dicky Moegle 18 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
2 1957-10-06 RAM W, 23-20 2 23 pass Billy Wilson 23 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
3 1957-10-06 RAM W, 23-20 2 46 pass R.C. Owens 46 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
4 1957-10-06 RAM W, 23-20 4 11 pass R.C. Owens 11 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
5 1957-10-13 @ CHI W, 21-17 3 30 pass R.C. Owens 30 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
6 1957-10-13 @ CHI W, 21-17 3 33 pass Clyde Conner 33 yard pass from Joe Arenas (Gordie Soltau kick)
7 1957-10-13 @ CHI W, 21-17 4 7 pass R.C. Owens 7 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
8 1957-10-20 @ GNB W, 24-14 2 19 pass Billy Wilson 19 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
9 1957-10-20 @ GNB W, 24-14 3 12 pass Clyde Conner 12 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
10 1957-10-20 @ GNB W, 24-14 4 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
11 1957-10-27 CHI W, 21-17 2 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
12 1957-10-27 CHI W, 21-17 3 54 interception Bill Herchman 54 yard interception return (Gordie Soltau kick)
13 1957-10-27 CHI W, 21-17 4 11 pass Billy Wilson 11 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
14 1957-11-03 DET W, 35-31 2 9 pass Clyde Conner 9 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
15 1957-11-03 DET W, 35-31 2 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
16 1957-11-03 DET W, 35-31 3 5 rush Hugh McElhenny 5 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
17 1957-11-03 DET W, 35-31 4 1 rush Gene Babb 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
18 1957-11-03 DET W, 35-31 4 41 pass R.C. Owens 41 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
19 1957-11-10 @ RAM L, 24-37 1 22 pass Hugh McElhenny 22 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
20 1957-11-10 @ RAM L, 24-37 2 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
21 1957-11-10 @ RAM L, 24-37 3 33 pass Clyde Conner 33 yard pass from Joe Arenas (Gordie Soltau kick)
22 1957-11-17 @ DET L, 10-31 4 20 pass Billy Wilson 20 yard pass from John Brodie (Gordie Soltau kick)
23 1957-11-24 @ BAL L, 21-27 2 19 pass Billy Wilson 19 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
24 1957-11-24 @ BAL L, 21-27 2 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
25 1957-11-24 @ BAL L, 21-27 4 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
26 1957-12-01 @ NYG W, 27-17 1 8 rush Gene Babb 8 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
27 1957-12-01 @ NYG W, 27-17 2 3 rush Joe Perry 3 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
28 1957-12-01 @ NYG W, 27-17 3 11 pass Billy Wilson 11 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
29 1957-12-08 BAL W, 17-13 1 2 rush Gene Babb 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
30 1957-12-08 BAL W, 17-13 4 14 pass Hugh McElhenny 14 yard pass from John Brodie (Gordie Soltau kick)
31 1957-12-15 GNB W, 27-20 1 7 rush Joe Arenas 7 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
32 1957-12-15 GNB W, 27-20 3 9 rush Joe Perry 9 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
33 1957-12-15 GNB W, 27-20 4 2 rush Joe Perry 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1957-09-29 CRD W, 20-10 1 2 rush Johnny Olszewski 2 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
2 1957-09-29 CRD W, 20-10 2 39 rush Joe Childress 39 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
3 1957-10-06 RAM L, 20-23 1 21 rush Tommy Wilson 21 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
4 1957-10-06 RAM L, 20-23 3 70 pass Leon Clarke 70 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
5 1957-10-13 @ CHI L, 17-21 3 1 rush George Blanda 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
6 1957-10-13 @ CHI L, 17-21 4 2 rush Rick Casares 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1957-10-20 @ GNB L, 14-24 2 1 rush Babe Parilli 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
8 1957-10-20 @ GNB L, 14-24 4 9 rush Paul Hornung 9 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
9 1957-10-27 CHI L, 17-21 1 13 rush Willie Galimore 13 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
10 1957-10-27 CHI L, 17-21 1 1 rush Joe Fortunato 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1957-11-03 DET L, 31-35 1 34 pass Jim Doran 34 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Bobby Layne kick)
12 1957-11-03 DET L, 31-35 4 31 pass Jim Doran 31 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Bobby Layne kick)
13 1957-11-03 DET L, 31-35 4 14 pass Steve Junker 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Bobby Layne kick)
14 1957-11-03 DET L, 31-35 4 8 pass Jim Doran 8 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Bobby Layne kick)
15 1957-11-10 @ RAM W, 37-24 1 15 pass Bob Boyd 15 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
16 1957-11-10 @ RAM W, 37-24 1 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
17 1957-11-10 @ RAM W, 37-24 2 50 pass Bob Boyd 50 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Paige Cothren kick)
18 1957-11-10 @ RAM W, 37-24 2 4 rush Jon Arnett 4 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
19 1957-11-10 @ RAM W, 37-24 4 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Paige Cothren kick)
20 1957-11-17 @ DET W, 31-10 2 2 rush Howard Cassady 2 yard rush (Bobby Layne kick)
21 1957-11-17 @ DET W, 31-10 2 65 pass Jim Doran 65 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
22 1957-11-17 @ DET W, 31-10 2 3 rush John Henry Johnson 3 yard rush (Bobby Layne kick)
23 1957-11-17 @ DET W, 31-10 4 7 pass Steve Junker 7 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Bobby Layne kick)
24 1957-11-24 @ BAL W, 27-21 2 41 rush Lenny Moore 41 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
25 1957-11-24 @ BAL W, 27-21 2 11 rush L.G. Dupre 11 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
26 1957-11-24 @ BAL W, 27-21 4 8 pass Alan Ameche 8 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
27 1957-12-01 @ NYG L, 17-27 2 1 rush Alex Webster 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
28 1957-12-01 @ NYG L, 17-27 3 6 pass Frank Gifford 6 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ben Agajanian kick)
29 1957-12-08 BAL L, 13-17 2 75 interception Milt Davis 75 yard interception return
30 1957-12-08 BAL L, 13-17 3 82 pass Lenny Moore 82 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
31 1957-12-15 GNB L, 20-27 2 1 rush Bart Starr 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
32 1957-12-15 GNB L, 20-27 2 11 pass Joe Johnson 11 yard pass from Bart Starr (Fred Cone kick)