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1970 San Francisco 49ers

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10-3-1, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.5, Offense: 6.4, Defense: 0.1, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 352 points (25.1/g), 1st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 267 points (19.1/g), 14th.
 Differential of 85 points (6.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Dick Nolan (10-3-1)

Stadium: Kezar Stadium
 Training Camp: UC-Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California)

Team Info

Co-Owner Jane Morabito
Co-Owner Josephine Morabito
President/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 352 4503 862 5.2 25 15 26 237 226 383 2923 25 10 7.5 125 471 1580 13 3.4 86
Team Defense 267 3972 839 4.7 42 20 22 213 185 384 2173 19 22 5.2 110 425 1799 12 4.2 81
Lg Rank Offense 1 2 3 15 7 17 1 2 1 1 5 17 9 21
Lg Rank Defense 14 13 4 1 8 18 9 18 10 7 12 18 17 22

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 26 17 21 324 174 150 1 13 209 85 124 2
2 Sun September 27 boxscore W 2-0 Cleveland Browns 34 31 24 435 277 158 20 448 326 122 4
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 2-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 20 21 18 326 163 163 2 18 356 204 152 2
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 20 6 12 243 193 50 2 11 205 101 104 4
5 Sun October 18 boxscore T 3-1-1 New Orleans Saints 20 20 14 337 264 73 4 14 283 203 80 4
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 4-1-1 Denver Broncos 19 14 16 362 234 128 15 283 121 162 3
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-1-1 Green Bay Packers 26 10 10 258 132 126 3 15 308 135 173 6
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 6-1-1 @ Chicago Bears 37 16 19 387 340 47 1 11 178 87 91 2
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 7-1-1 @ Houston Oilers 30 20 17 376 205 171 1 16 268 165 103
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 7-2-1 @ Detroit Lions 7 28 15 190 134 56 4 19 298 111 187
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 7-3-1 Los Angeles Rams 13 30 16 285 160 125 2 14 220 65 155 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-3-1 Atlanta Falcons 24 20 20 354 259 95 3 13 205 52 153 1
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 9-3-1 @ New Orleans Saints 38 27 19 330 217 113 1 17 353 248 105 4
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 10-3-1 @ Oakland Raiders 38 7 16 296 171 125 17 358 270 88 9
Playoffs
Division Sun December 27 boxscore W 11-3-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 17 14 14 289 193 96 3 14 241 124 117 4
ConfChamp Sun January 3 boxscore L 11-4-1 Dallas Cowboys 10 17 15 307 246 61 2 22 319 90 229 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*+ 35 QB 14 14 10-3-1 223 378 59.0% 2941 24 6.3 10 2.6 79 7.8 7.9 13.2 210.1 93.8 8 67 7.45 7.52 2.1 2 2
11 Steve Spurrier 25 P 14 0 3 4 75.0% 49 1 25.0 0 0.0 26 12.3 17.3 16.3 3.5 155.2 0 0 12.25 17.25 0.0
17 John Isenbarger 23 13 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.3 14 10-3-1 226 383 59.0% 2990 25 6.5 10 2.6 79 7.8 7.9 13.2 213.6 94.7 8 67 7.48 7.60 2.0 2 2
Opp Total 14 185 384 48.2% 2434 19 4.9 22 5.7 6.3 4.75 13.2 173.9 61.3 30 261 5.2 3.8 7.2

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 27 FB 14 14 236 789 7 20 3.3 56.4 16.9 31 259 8.4 3 32 2.2 18.5 1048 10 3
42 Doug Cunningham 25 RB 12 12 128 443 3 25 3.5 36.9 10.7 35 209 6.0 0 29 2.9 17.4 652 3 4
45 Bill Tucker 27 KR 14 2 42 137 1 11 3.3 9.8 3.0 17 108 6.4 1 28 1.2 7.7 245 2 6
24 Jimmy Thomas 23 14 1 31 89 0 14 2.9 6.4 2.2 12 221 18.4 3 61 0.9 15.8 310 3 2
17 John Isenbarger 23 13 0 18 43 0 27 2.4 3.3 1.4 8 158 19.8 1 61 0.6 12.2 201 1 0
12 John Brodie*+ 35 QB 14 14 9 29 2 12 3.2 2.1 0.6 29 2 1
82 Ted Kwalick 23 14 0 3 65 0 45 21.7 4.6 0.2 10 148 14.8 1 26 0.7 10.6 213 1 0
11 Steve Spurrier 25 P 14 0 2 -18 0 -5 -9.0 -1.3 0.1 -18 0 1
28 Jim Strong 24 3 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 1.0 0.7 3 0 0
18 Gene Washington*+ 23 WR 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 53 1100 20.8 12 79 4.1 84.6 1100 12 0
89 Bob Windsor 28 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 363 11.7 2 35 2.2 25.9 363 2 0
88 Dick Witcher 26 WR 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 288 13.1 2 28 2.0 26.2 288 2 0
85 Preston Riley 23 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 136 19.4 0 68 0.5 9.7 136 0 1
Team Total 26.3 14 471 1580 13 45 3.4 112.9 33.6 226 2990 13.2 25 79 16.1 213.6 4570 38 24
Opp Total 14 425 1799 12 4.2 128.5 30.4 185 2173 11.7 19 13.2 155.2 3972 31 35

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
44 Bruce Taylor 22 PR/RCB 14 13 43 516 0 76 12.0 12 190 0 25 15.8 706
45 Bill Tucker 27 KR 14 2 25 577 0 43 23.1 822
24 Jimmy Thomas 23 14 1 6 177 0 55 29.5 487
23 Johnny Fuller 24 14 1 4 29 0 12 7.3 1 8 0 8 8.0 37
50 Ed Beard 31 14 0 2 8 0 8 4.0 8
85 Preston Riley 23 14 4 1 5 0 5 5.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 141
72 Bill Belk 24 RDE 14 9 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
89 Bob Windsor 28 TE 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 363
Team Total 26.3 14 48 550 0 76 11.5 49 967 0 55 19.7 6087
Opp Total 14 38 180 0 4.7 58 1362 0 23.5

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
11 Steve Spurrier 25 P 14 0 75 2877 58 0 38.4
30 Bruce Gossett 29 K 14 0 6 5 7 7 5 2 10 7 3 31 21 67.7%% 41 39 95.1%%
Team Total 26.3 14 6 5 7 7 5 2 10 7 3 31 21 67.7%% 41 39 95.1%% 75 2877 58 0 38.4
Opp Total 14 24 15 62.5%% 32 30 93.8%% 82 3313 40.4

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
45 Bill Tucker 27 KR 14 2 0 6 4 0 0
44 Bruce Taylor 22 PR/RCB 14 13 3 70 0 70 0 0 3 2 -3 0
32 Mel Phillips 28 SS 14 14 3 49 1 35 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Doug Cunningham 25 RB 12 12 0 4 0 0 0
23 Johnny Fuller 24 14 1 1 20 0 20 0 0 2 1 0 0
57 Frank Nunley 25 MLB 14 14 3 42 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Rosey Taylor 33 FS 14 14 3 27 0 19 0 0 0 1 5 0
52 Skip Vanderbundt 24 RLB 12 12 3 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Dave Wilcox* 28 LLB 13 13 2 46 0 35 0 0 0 2 0 0
40 Ken Willard 27 FB 14 14 0 3 1 0 0
53 Tommy Hart 26 LDE 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Jimmy Johnson*+ 32 LCB 14 14 2 36 1 36 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
58 Jim Sniadecki 23 14 3 0 0 3 0 0
24 Jimmy Thomas 23 14 1 0 2 1 0 0
50 Ed Beard 31 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
11 Steve Spurrier 25 P 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
12 John Brodie*+ 35 QB 14 14 0 1 0 -9 0
66 Elmer Collett 26 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
56 Bob Hoskins 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Charlie Krueger 33 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
60 Roland Lakes 31 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
27 Al Randolph 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
85 Preston Riley 23 14 4 0 1 0 0 0
89 Bob Windsor 28 TE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 22 308 2 70 0 0 24 29 -7 0 2
Opp Total 14 8 35 15

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
30 Bruce Gossett 29 K 14 0 39 21 102
18 Gene Washington*+ 23 WR 13 13 12 12 72
40 Ken Willard 27 FB 14 14 7 3 10 60
42 Doug Cunningham 25 RB 12 12 3 3 18
24 Jimmy Thomas 23 14 1 3 3 18
12 John Brodie*+ 35 QB 14 14 2 2 12
45 Bill Tucker 27 KR 14 2 1 1 2 12
89 Bob Windsor 28 TE 14 14 2 2 12
88 Dick Witcher 26 WR 11 10 2 2 12
37 Jimmy Johnson*+ 32 LCB 14 14 1 1 1 8
17 John Isenbarger 23 13 0 1 1 6
82 Ted Kwalick 23 14 0 1 1 6
32 Mel Phillips 28 SS 14 14 1 1 6
44 Bruce Taylor 22 PR/RCB 14 13 1 1 6
27 Al Randolph 26 14 0 1 2
Team Total 26.3 14 13 25 2 1 41 39 21 2 352
Opp Total 14 12 19 1 30 15 267

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 WAS W, 26-17 1 1 rush Doug Cunningham 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
2 1970-09-20 WAS W, 26-17 2 7 rush Ken Willard 7 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
3 1970-09-20 WAS W, 26-17 3 21 pass Dick Witcher 21 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
4 1970-09-27 CLE W, 34-31 1 5 pass Ken Willard 5 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
5 1970-09-27 CLE W, 34-31 1 35 interception Mel Phillips 35 yard interception return (Bruce Gossett kick)
6 1970-09-27 CLE W, 34-31 2 15 pass Jimmy Thomas 15 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
7 1970-09-27 CLE W, 34-31 4 9 rush Ken Willard 9 yard rush
8 1970-09-27 CLE W, 34-31 4 61 pass Jimmy Thomas 61 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
9 1970-10-04 @ ATL L, 20-21 2 3 rush Ken Willard 3 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
10 1970-10-04 @ ATL L, 20-21 3 1 pass Bob Windsor 1 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
11 1970-10-11 @ RAM W, 20-6 2 12 rush John Brodie 12 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
12 1970-10-11 @ RAM W, 20-6 3 59 pass Gene Washington 59 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
13 1970-10-18 NOR T, 20-20 3 46 pass Gene Washington 46 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
14 1970-10-18 NOR T, 20-20 4 9 pass Gene Washington 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
15 1970-10-25 DEN W, 19-14 3 61 pass John Isenbarger 61 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
16 1970-11-01 GNB W, 26-10 2 6 pass Bob Windsor 6 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
17 1970-11-01 GNB W, 26-10 3 6 rush Doug Cunningham 6 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
18 1970-11-08 @ CHI W, 37-16 2 1 rush Bill Tucker 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
19 1970-11-08 @ CHI W, 37-16 3 7 pass Ken Willard 7 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
20 1970-11-08 @ CHI W, 37-16 3 79 pass Gene Washington 79 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
21 1970-11-08 @ CHI W, 37-16 4 10 pass Gene Washington 10 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
22 1970-11-08 @ CHI W, 37-16 4 4 pass Ken Willard 4 yard pass from Steve Spurrier
23 1970-11-15 @ HOU W, 30-20 1 54 pass Jimmy Thomas 54 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
24 1970-11-15 @ HOU W, 30-20 3 9 pass Dick Witcher 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
25 1970-11-15 @ HOU W, 30-20 4 3 rush Ken Willard 3 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
26 1970-11-15 @ HOU W, 30-20 4 15 pass Gene Washington 15 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
27 1970-11-22 @ DET L, 7-28 3 1 rush Doug Cunningham 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
28 1970-11-29 RAM L, 13-30 2 9 pass Gene Washington 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
29 1970-12-06 ATL W, 24-20 2 35 pass Gene Washington 35 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
30 1970-12-06 ATL W, 24-20 3 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
31 1970-12-06 ATL W, 24-20 4 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
32 1970-12-13 @ NOR W, 38-27 1 30 pass Gene Washington 30 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
33 1970-12-13 @ NOR W, 38-27 2 1 rush John Brodie 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
34 1970-12-13 @ NOR W, 38-27 3 37 pass Gene Washington 37 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
35 1970-12-13 @ NOR W, 38-27 3 26 pass Gene Washington 26 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
36 1970-12-13 @ NOR W, 38-27 4 92 field goal Bruce Taylor 92 yard field goal return (Bruce Gossett kick)
37 1970-12-20 @ OAK W, 38-7 2 26 pass Ted Kwalick 26 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
38 1970-12-20 @ OAK W, 38-7 2 36 interception Jimmy Johnson 36 yard interception return (Bruce Gossett kick)
39 1970-12-20 @ OAK W, 38-7 2 34 pass Gene Washington 34 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
40 1970-12-20 @ OAK W, 38-7 4 28 pass Bill Tucker 28 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
41 1970-12-20 @ OAK W, 38-7 4 1 rush Ken Willard 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 WAS L, 17-26 1 75 rush Larry Brown 75 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
2 1970-09-20 WAS L, 17-26 4 10 pass Jerry Smith 10 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
3 1970-09-27 CLE L, 31-34 1 3 rush Bo Scott 3 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1970-09-27 CLE L, 31-34 2 8 pass Fair Hooker 8 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
5 1970-09-27 CLE L, 31-34 3 33 rush Leroy Kelly 33 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
6 1970-09-27 CLE L, 31-34 4 8 rush Leroy Kelly 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
7 1970-10-04 @ ATL W, 21-20 2 3 pass Cannonball Butler 3 yard pass from Bob Berry (Ken Vinyard kick)
8 1970-10-04 @ ATL W, 21-20 4 9 pass Jim Mitchell 9 yard pass from Bob Berry (Ken Vinyard kick)
9 1970-10-04 @ ATL W, 21-20 4 7 pass Gail Cogdill 7 yard pass from Bob Berry (Ken Vinyard kick)
10 1970-10-18 NOR T, 20-20 4 7 pass Danny Abramowicz 7 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
11 1970-10-18 NOR T, 20-20 4 13 pass Dave Parks 13 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
12 1970-10-25 DEN L, 14-19 1 80 rush Floyd Little 80 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
13 1970-10-25 DEN L, 14-19 2 10 pass Willis Crenshaw 10 yard pass from Pete Liske (Bobby Howfield kick)
14 1970-11-01 GNB L, 10-26 2 33 pass Jack Clancy 33 yard pass from Don Horn (Dale Livingston kick)
15 1970-11-08 @ CHI L, 16-37 1 25 pass Dick Gordon 25 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
16 1970-11-15 @ HOU L, 20-30 1 4 rush Roy Hopkins 4 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
17 1970-11-15 @ HOU L, 20-30 4 1 rush Roy Hopkins 1 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
18 1970-11-22 @ DET W, 28-7 1 2 rush Mel Farr 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
19 1970-11-22 @ DET W, 28-7 2 19 pass Charlie Sanders 19 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
20 1970-11-22 @ DET W, 28-7 3 23 pass Larry Walton 23 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
21 1970-11-22 @ DET W, 28-7 4 18 pass Earl McCullouch 18 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
22 1970-11-29 RAM W, 30-13 3 1 rush Willie Ellison 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
23 1970-11-29 RAM W, 30-13 4 2 rush Willie Ellison 2 yard rush (David Ray kick)
24 1970-11-29 RAM W, 30-13 4 8 rush Willie Ellison 8 yard rush (David Ray kick)
25 1970-12-06 ATL L, 20-24 1 46 pass Jim Mitchell 46 yard pass from Bob Berry
26 1970-12-06 ATL L, 20-24 1 17 fumble John Mallory 17 yard fumble return (Ken Vinyard kick)
27 1970-12-06 ATL L, 20-24 3 12 pass Jim Mitchell 12 yard pass from Bob Berry (Ken Vinyard kick)
28 1970-12-13 @ NOR L, 27-38 1 46 pass Danny Abramowicz 46 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
29 1970-12-13 @ NOR L, 27-38 1 45 pass Al Dodd 45 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
30 1970-12-13 @ NOR L, 27-38 2 1 rush Don McCall 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
31 1970-12-13 @ NOR L, 27-38 4 20 pass Danny Abramowicz 20 yard pass from Billy Kilmer
32 1970-12-20 @ OAK L, 7-38 1 29 pass Raymond Chester 29 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)