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1966 San Francisco 49ers

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6-6-2, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.8, Offense: 3.8, Defense: -2.0, SoS: 2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 320 points (22.9/g), 6th of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (23.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -5 points (-0.4/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 6.9-7.1.

Coach: Jack Christiansen (6-6-2)

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

Team Info

Co-Owner Jane Morabito
Co-Owner Josephine 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 320 4782 952 5.0 38 12 28 282 261 500 2992 21 26 5.6 153 422 1790 12 4.2 101
Team Defense 325 4179 868 4.8 29 11 24 238 206 414 2550 22 18 5.6 126 414 1629 15 3.9 88
Lg Rank Offense 6 3 9 3 2 1 3 5 11 6 8 6 8 3
Lg Rank Defense 10 8 13 11 6 11 11 11 11 10 6 5 10 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 11 boxscore T 0-0-1 Minnesota Vikings 20 20 18 307 203 104 1 20 298 72 226 1
3 Sun September 25 boxscore L 0-1-1 @ Baltimore Colts 14 36 14 250 155 95 1 23 379 211 168 2
4 Fri September 30 boxscore L 0-2-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 3 34 15 251 198 53 5 20 356 193 163 1
4 Sun October 9 boxscore W 1-2-1 Green Bay Packers 21 20 17 248 94 154 1 17 368 262 106 2
6 Sun October 16 boxscore W 2-2-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 44 7 29 504 328 176 1 14 215 156 59 4
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 3-2-1 Detroit Lions 27 24 23 359 188 171 4 17 314 202 112 2
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 3-3-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 28 10 154 105 49 3 29 559 313 246 2
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 4-3-1 Los Angeles Rams 21 13 21 358 277 81 2 11 142 116 26 1
9 Sun November 13 boxscore T 4-3-2 @ Chicago Bears 30 30 28 423 311 112 3 12 220 120 100 1
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 4-4-2 Philadelphia Eagles 34 35 24 404 238 166 5 15 289 169 120 5
12 Thu November 24 boxscore W 5-4-2 @ Detroit Lions 41 14 22 487 273 214 3 10 196 149 47 2
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 5-5-2 @ Green Bay Packers 7 20 17 321 181 140 4 20 311 204 107 1
13 Sun December 11 boxscore W 6-5-2 Chicago Bears 41 14 25 411 262 149 2 9 129 64 65 4
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 6-6-2 Baltimore Colts 14 30 19 305 179 126 3 21 403 319 84 1

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
12 John Brodie 31 QB 14 13 5-6-2 232 427 54.3% 2810 16 3.7 22 5.2 65 6.6 5.0 12.1 200.7 65.8 2 1
10 George Mira 24 qb 14 1 1-0-0 22 53 41.5% 284 5 9.4 2 3.8 29 5.4 5.5 12.9 20.3 74.7
17 Billy Kilmer 27 6 0 5 16 31.3% 84 0 0.0 1 6.3 26 5.3 2.4 16.8 14.0 24.0
44 John David Crow 31 HB 14 14 2 4 50.0% 61 0 0.0 1 25.0 46 15.3 4.0 30.5 4.4 56.2
Team Total 26.1 14 6-6-2 261 500 52.2% 3239 21 4.2 26 5.2 65 6.5 5.0 12.4 231.4 64.9 2 1
Opp Total 14 206 414 49.8% 2895 22 5.3 18 4.3 7.0 6.10 14.1 206.8 72.3 40 345 5.6 4.8 8.8

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
40 Ken Willard* 23 FB 14 14 191 763 5 49 4.0 54.5 13.6 42 351 8.4 2 62 3.0 25.1 1114 7 7
44 John David Crow 31 HB 14 14 121 477 1 31 3.9 34.1 8.6 30 341 11.4 3 54 2.1 24.4 818 4 1
43 Dave Kopay 24 14 0 47 204 1 32 4.3 14.6 3.4 10 67 6.7 1 26 0.7 4.8 271 2 1
22 Gary Lewis 24 14 0 36 130 2 15 3.6 9.3 2.6 7 44 6.3 1 18 0.5 3.1 174 3 1
10 George Mira 24 qb 14 1 10 103 0 38 10.3 7.4 0.7 103 0 3
12 John Brodie 31 QB 14 13 5 18 3 7 3.6 1.3 0.4 18 3 4
38 Jim Jackson 22 10 0 4 7 0 4 1.8 0.7 0.4 1 63 63.0 1 63 0.1 6.3 70 1 1
36 Tommy Davis 32 K/P 14 0 3 43 0 22 14.3 3.1 0.2 43 0 0
17 Billy Kilmer 27 6 0 3 23 0 13 7.7 3.8 0.5 23 0 0
81 Dave Parks* 25 SE 13 13 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 66 974 14.8 5 65 5.1 74.9 973 5 0
30 Bernie Casey 27 FL 13 13 1 23 0 23 23.0 1.8 0.1 50 669 13.4 1 32 3.8 51.5 692 1 1
85 Monty Stickles 28 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 315 11.7 2 38 1.9 22.5 315 2 0
26 Kay McFarland 28 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 219 16.8 1 43 1.1 18.3 219 1 0
88 Dick Witcher 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 115 11.5 1 24 0.7 8.2 115 1 0
89 Kent Kramer 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 81 16.2 3 24 0.4 5.8 81 3 0
Team Total 26.1 14 422 1790 12 49 4.2 127.9 30.1 261 3239 12.4 21 65 18.6 231.4 5029 33 26
Opp Total 14 414 1629 15 3.9 116.4 29.6 206 2550 12.4 22 14.7 182.1 4179 37 24

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
39 Kermit Alexander 25 KR/PR/RCB 14 14 30 198 1 44 6.6 37 984 0 56 26.6 1182
23 Wayne Swinford 23 7 0 8 12 0 7 1.5 4 73 0 21 18.3 85
38 Jim Jackson 22 10 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 8 162 0 28 20.3 232
43 Dave Kopay 24 14 0 4 28 0 10 7.0 2 20 0 11 10.0 319
22 Gary Lewis 24 14 0 3 65 0 32 21.7 239
20 George Donnelly 24 RS 7 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
80 Stan Hindman 22 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
32 Mel Phillips 24 11 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
Team Total 26.1 14 45 238 1 44 5.3 56 1326 0 56 23.7 6593
Opp Total 14 33 368 1 11.2 59 1343 0 22.8

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
36 Tommy Davis 32 K/P 14 0 8 8 4 3 7 2 12 3 31 16 51.6%% 39 38 97.4%% 63 2609 60 0 41.4
17 Billy Kilmer 27 6 0 7 234 45 0 33.4
Team Total 26.1 14 8 8 4 3 7 2 12 3 31 16 51.6%% 39 38 97.4%% 70 2843 60 0 40.6
Opp Total 14 31 16 51.6%% 40 37 92.5%% 76 3131 41.2

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 Kermit Alexander 25 KR/PR/RCB 14 14 4 73 0 55 0 0 4 4 14 1
40 Ken Willard* 23 FB 14 14 0 7 1 0 0
12 John Brodie 31 QB 14 13 0 4 2 0 0
37 Jimmy Johnson 28 LCB 14 14 4 57 1 35 0 0 0 2 5 0
45 Elbert Kimbrough 28 LS 14 14 3 60 0 44 0 0 1 2 3 0
10 George Mira 24 qb 14 1 0 3 2 0 0
20 George Donnelly 24 RS 7 7 2 16 0 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
27 Al Randolph 22 rs 13 5 3 138 1 94 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Bruce Bosley* 33 C 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
55 Matt Hazeltine 33 RLB 14 12 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 22 1
38 Jim Jackson 22 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
43 Dave Kopay 24 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
30 Bernie Casey 27 FL 13 13 0 1 0 0 0
44 John David Crow 31 HB 14 14 0 1 0 -3 0
53 Mike Dowdle 29 14 0 1 27 1 27 0
54 Bob Harrison 29 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Stan Hindman 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Charlie Krueger 29 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
22 Gary Lewis 24 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Len Rohde 28 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
23 Wayne Swinford 23 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 John Thomas*+ 31 LG 14 14 0 0 1 4 0
Team Total 26.1 14 18 379 3 94 0 0 26 25 45 2
Opp Total 14 30 24 13

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
36 Tommy Davis 32 K/P 14 0 38 16 86
40 Ken Willard* 23 FB 14 14 5 2 7 42
81 Dave Parks* 25 SE 13 13 5 5 30
44 John David Crow 31 HB 14 14 1 3 4 24
12 John Brodie 31 QB 14 13 3 3 18
89 Kent Kramer 22 14 0 3 3 18
22 Gary Lewis 24 14 0 2 1 3 18
39 Kermit Alexander 25 KR/PR/RCB 14 14 1 1 2 12
43 Dave Kopay 24 14 0 1 1 2 12
85 Monty Stickles 28 TE 14 14 2 2 12
30 Bernie Casey 27 FL 13 13 1 1 6
53 Mike Dowdle 29 14 0 1 1 6
55 Matt Hazeltine 33 RLB 14 12 1 1 6
38 Jim Jackson 22 10 0 1 1 6
37 Jimmy Johnson 28 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
26 Kay McFarland 28 12 0 1 1 6
27 Al Randolph 22 rs 13 5 1 1 6
88 Dick Witcher 22 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 12 21 1 2 3 39 38 16 320
Opp Total 14 15 22 1 1 1 37 16 325

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-11 MIN T, 20-20 2 9 pass Monty Stickles 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
2 1966-09-11 MIN T, 20-20 2 5 pass Dave Parks 5 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
3 1966-09-25 @ BAL L, 14-36 1 20 pass Bernie Casey 20 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
4 1966-09-25 @ BAL L, 14-36 4 17 pass Kent Kramer 17 yard pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick)
5 1966-10-09 GNB W, 21-20 2 27 pass John David Crow 27 yard pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick)
6 1966-10-09 GNB W, 21-20 3 22 fumble Matt Hazeltine 22 yard fumble return (Tommy Davis kick)
7 1966-10-09 GNB W, 21-20 4 8 pass John David Crow 8 yard pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick)
8 1966-10-16 @ ATL W, 44-7 1 10 pass Dave Parks 10 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
9 1966-10-16 @ ATL W, 44-7 2 18 pass Gary Lewis 18 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
10 1966-10-16 @ ATL W, 44-7 2 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
11 1966-10-16 @ ATL W, 44-7 3 35 interception Jimmy Johnson 35 yard interception return (Tommy Davis kick)
12 1966-10-16 @ ATL W, 44-7 3 63 pass Jim Jackson 63 yard pass from John Brodie
13 1966-10-16 @ ATL W, 44-7 4 8 pass Dick Witcher 8 yard pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick)
14 1966-10-23 DET W, 27-24 2 1 rush John Brodie 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
15 1966-10-23 DET W, 27-24 4 1 rush John David Crow 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
16 1966-10-23 DET W, 27-24 4 21 pass Monty Stickles 21 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
17 1966-11-06 RAM W, 21-13 2 4 rush John Brodie 4 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
18 1966-11-06 RAM W, 21-13 3 3 pass Kent Kramer 3 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
19 1966-11-06 RAM W, 21-13 4 5 rush John Brodie 5 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
20 1966-11-13 @ CHI T, 30-30 1 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
21 1966-11-13 @ CHI T, 30-30 3 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
22 1966-11-13 @ CHI T, 30-30 4 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
23 1966-11-20 PHI L, 34-35 2 11 pass Ken Willard 11 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
24 1966-11-20 PHI L, 34-35 2 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
25 1966-11-20 PHI L, 34-35 3 30 pass John David Crow 30 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
26 1966-11-20 PHI L, 34-35 3 2 rush Gary Lewis 2 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
27 1966-11-24 @ DET W, 41-14 1 27 interception Mike Dowdle 27 yard interception return (Tommy Davis kick)
28 1966-11-24 @ DET W, 41-14 2 24 pass Dave Kopay 24 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
29 1966-11-24 @ DET W, 41-14 3 45 pass Dave Parks 45 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
30 1966-11-24 @ DET W, 41-14 3 32 rush Dave Kopay 32 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
31 1966-11-24 @ DET W, 41-14 4 1 rush Gary Lewis 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
32 1966-12-04 @ GNB L, 7-20 4 65 pass Dave Parks 65 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
33 1966-12-11 CHI W, 41-14 1 57 pass Ken Willard 57 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
34 1966-12-11 CHI W, 41-14 2 14 fumble Kermit Alexander 14 yard fumble return (Tommy Davis kick)
35 1966-12-11 CHI W, 41-14 2 44 punt Kermit Alexander 44 yard punt return (Tommy Davis kick)
36 1966-12-11 CHI W, 41-14 2 94 interception Al Randolph 94 yard interception return (Tommy Davis kick)
37 1966-12-11 CHI W, 41-14 3 24 pass Kent Kramer 24 yard pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick)
38 1966-12-18 BAL L, 14-30 2 59 pass Dave Parks 59 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
39 1966-12-18 BAL L, 14-30 3 23 pass Kay McFarland 23 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1966-09-11 MIN T, 20-20 2 2 rush Tommy Mason 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
2 1966-09-11 MIN T, 20-20 3 33 rush Bill Brown 33 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
3 1966-09-25 @ BAL W, 36-14 2 57 pass John Mackey 57 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
4 1966-09-25 @ BAL W, 36-14 4 1 rush Lenny Moore 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
5 1966-09-25 @ BAL W, 36-14 4 7 pass Butch Wilson 7 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
6 1966-09-30 @ RAM W, 34-3 1 6 rush Dick Bass 6 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
7 1966-09-30 @ RAM W, 34-3 2 43 pass Jack Snow 43 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
8 1966-09-30 @ RAM W, 34-3 3 1 rush Dick Bass 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
9 1966-09-30 @ RAM W, 34-3 3 3 rush Dick Bass 3 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
10 1966-10-09 GNB L, 20-21 3 43 pass Paul Hornung 43 yard pass from Bart Starr (Don Chandler kick)
11 1966-10-09 GNB L, 20-21 4 38 pass Carroll Dale 38 yard pass from Bart Starr (Don Chandler kick)
12 1966-10-16 @ ATL L, 7-44 2 23 pass Taz Anderson 23 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Lou Kirouac kick)
13 1966-10-23 DET L, 24-27 2 1 rush Amos Marsh 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
14 1966-10-23 DET L, 24-27 4 73 pass Pat Studstill 73 yard pass from Karl Sweetan (Garo Yepremian kick)
15 1966-10-23 DET L, 24-27 4 2 pass Jim Gibbons 2 yard pass from Karl Sweetan (Garo Yepremian kick)
16 1966-10-30 @ MIN W, 28-3 1 18 rush Fran Tarkenton 18 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
17 1966-10-30 @ MIN W, 28-3 3 8 pass Red Phillips 8 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
18 1966-10-30 @ MIN W, 28-3 4 5 rush Fran Tarkenton 5 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
19 1966-10-30 @ MIN W, 28-3 4 40 pass Preston Carpenter 40 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
20 1966-11-06 RAM L, 13-21 2 9 pass Tommy McDonald 9 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
21 1966-11-13 @ CHI T, 30-30 1 3 rush Ralph Kurek 3 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
22 1966-11-13 @ CHI T, 30-30 4 43 pass Gale Sayers 43 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Roger LeClerc kick)
23 1966-11-13 @ CHI T, 30-30 4 32 pass Jim Jones 32 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Roger LeClerc kick)
24 1966-11-13 @ CHI T, 30-30 4 11 fumble Ed O'Bradovich 11 yard fumble return
25 1966-11-20 PHI W, 35-34 2 2 rush Earl Gros 2 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
26 1966-11-20 PHI W, 35-34 3 15 pass Pete Retzlaff 15 yard pass from King Hill (Sam Baker kick)
27 1966-11-20 PHI W, 35-34 3 10 pass Pete Retzlaff 10 yard pass from King Hill (Sam Baker kick)
28 1966-11-20 PHI W, 35-34 4 34 interception Jim Nettles 34 yard interception return (Sam Baker kick)
29 1966-11-20 PHI W, 35-34 4 4 pass Ollie Matson 4 yard pass from King Hill (Sam Baker kick)
30 1966-11-24 @ DET L, 14-41 1 79 punt Johnnie Robinson 79 yard punt return (Garo Yepremian kick)
31 1966-11-24 @ DET L, 14-41 2 1 rush Tom Nowatzke 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
32 1966-12-04 @ GNB W, 20-7 1 83 pass Carroll Dale 83 yard pass from Bart Starr (Don Chandler kick)
33 1966-12-04 @ GNB W, 20-7 4 1 rush Bart Starr 1 yard rush
34 1966-12-04 @ GNB W, 20-7 4 2 rush Elijah Pitts 2 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
35 1966-12-11 CHI L, 14-41 1 45 pass Jim Jones 45 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Roger LeClerc kick)
36 1966-12-11 CHI L, 14-41 4 2 rush Gale Sayers 2 yard rush (Roger LeClerc kick)
37 1966-12-18 BAL W, 30-14 2 11 pass Raymond Berry 11 yard pass from Johnny Unitas
38 1966-12-18 BAL W, 30-14 2 18 pass John Mackey 18 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
39 1966-12-18 BAL W, 30-14 3 61 pass Jimmy Orr 61 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
40 1966-12-18 BAL W, 30-14 4 31 pass Willie Richardson 31 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)