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1971 San Francisco 49ers

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9-5-0, NFC West Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.3, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 3.8, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 300 points (21.4/g), 9th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 216 points (15.4/g), 6th.
 Differential of 84 points (6.0/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.6-4.4.

Coach: Dick Nolan (9-5-0)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 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
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 300 4706 900 5.2 42 18 22 257 209 391 2577 18 24 6.4 122 498 2129 12 4.3 113
Team Defense 216 3679 787 4.7 30 16 23 199 152 341 2011 17 14 5.3 96 408 1668 4 4.1 80
Lg Rank Offense 9 3 17 17 5 7 4 6 15 6 6 9 12 8
Lg Rank Defense 6 6 22 10 3 7 7 18 24 9 5 9 2 14

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 20 22 372 206 166 7 16 266 165 101 1
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-1 @ New Orleans Saints 38 20 17 319 125 194 2 16 263 173 90 2
3 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 31 3 21 510 308 202 2 17 261 172 89 2
4 Sun October 10 boxscore L 2-2 Los Angeles Rams 13 20 14 272 152 120 4 9 201 -18 219 2
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 3-2 Chicago Bears 13 0 20 354 193 161 5 13 220 158 62 6
6 Sun October 24 boxscore W 4-2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 26 14 16 366 226 140 15 284 176 108 3
7 Sun October 31 boxscore W 5-2 New England Patriots 27 10 13 247 176 71 5 11 246 69 177 3
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 6-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 13 9 14 222 103 119 5 10 167 76 91 1
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 6-3 New Orleans Saints 20 26 23 333 190 143 4 17 338 216 122 1
10 Sun November 21 boxscore L 6-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 6 17 21 382 286 96 4 8 173 49 124 1
11 Sun November 28 boxscore W 7-4 @ New York Jets 24 21 20 351 88 263 1 21 393 275 118 3
12 Mon December 6 boxscore L 7-5 Kansas City Chiefs 17 26 18 331 219 112 1 20 427 255 172 1
13 Sun December 12 boxscore W 8-5 Atlanta Falcons 24 3 18 290 119 171 1 8 130 69 61 4
14 Sun December 19 boxscore W 9-5 Detroit Lions 31 27 20 357 186 171 1 18 310 176 134 1
Playoffs
Division Sun December 26 boxscore W 10-5 Washington Redskins 24 20 11 285 173 112 13 192 93 99 3
ConfChamp Sun January 2 boxscore L 10-6 @ Dallas Cowboys 3 14 9 239 178 61 3 16 244 72 172 1

Passing

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
12 John Brodie 36 QB 14 14 9-5-0 208 387 53.7 2642 18 4.7 24 6.2 71 6.8 5.0 12.7 188.7 65.0 11 111 6.36 4.55 2.8 1 2
11 Steve Spurrier 26 6 0 1 4 25.0 46 0 0.0 0 0.0 46 11.5 11.5 46.0 7.7 75.0 0 0 11.50 11.50 0.0
Team Total 26.7 14 9-5-0 209 391 53.5 2688 18 4.6 24 6.1 71 6.9 5.0 12.9 192.0 65.0 11 111 6.41 4.62 2.7 1 2
Opp Total 14 152 341 44.6 2309 17 5.0 14 4.1 6.8 5.92 15.2 164.9 67.0 38 298 5.3 4.5 10.0

Rushing & Receiving

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
40 Ken Willard 28 FB 14 14 216 855 4 49 4.0 61.1 15.4 27 202 7.5 1 33 1.9 14.4 1057 5 8
22 Vic Washington* 25 KR/RB 14 13 191 811 3 42 4.2 57.9 13.6 36 317 8.8 4 40 2.6 22.6 1128 7 10
35 Larry Schreiber 24 14 0 34 180 0 23 5.3 12.9 2.4 3 79 26.3 1 46 0.2 5.6 259 1 0
42 Doug Cunningham 26 14 1 25 98 1 14 3.9 7.0 1.8 19 188 9.9 0 28 1.4 13.4 286 1 1
12 John Brodie 36 QB 14 14 14 45 3 12 3.2 3.2 1.0 45 3 3
82 Ted Kwalick* 24 TE 14 14 6 62 0 28 10.3 4.4 0.4 52 664 12.8 5 42 3.7 47.4 726 5 2
17 John Isenbarger 24 14 0 5 34 0 22 6.8 2.4 0.4 34 0 0
24 Jimmy Thomas 24 10 0 3 36 1 25 12.0 3.6 0.3 3 33 11.0 0 14 0.3 3.3 69 1 0
15 Jim McCann 22 P 13 0 2 -15 0 -6 -7.5 -1.2 0.2 -15 0 3
89 Bob Windsor 29 13 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 1.6 0.1 2 32 16.0 0 30 0.2 2.5 53 0 1
11 Steve Spurrier 26 6 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.2 2 0 0
18 Gene Washington* 24 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 884 19.2 4 71 3.3 63.1 884 4 0
88 Dick Witcher 27 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 250 13.9 3 50 1.3 17.9 250 3 0
85 Preston Riley 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 39 13.0 0 24 0.2 2.8 39 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 498 2129 12 49 4.3 152.1 35.6 209 2688 12.9 18 71 14.9 192.0 4817 30 33
Opp Total 14 408 1668 4 4.1 119.1 29.1 152 2011 13.2 17 10.9 143.6 3679 21 31

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
44 Bruce Taylor* 23 PR/RCB 14 14 34 235 0 38 6.9 235
22 Vic Washington* 25 KR/RB 14 13 33 858 0 74 26.0 1986
42 Doug Cunningham 26 14 1 6 121 0 27 20.2 407
89 Bob Windsor 29 13 0 4 66 0 25 16.5 119
23 Johnny Fuller 25 14 5 3 31 0 13 10.3 31
82 Ted Kwalick* 24 TE 14 14 2 9 0 5 4.5 735
50 Ed Beard 32 14 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
85 Preston Riley 24 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 41
52 Skip Vanderbundt 25 RLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 39 268 0 38 6.9 46 1075 0 74 23.4 6160
Opp Total 14 19 44 0 2.3 61 1467 0 24.0

Kicking & Punting

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
30 Bruce Gossett 30 K 14 0 7 7 5 5 13 6 11 5 36 23 63.9% 32 32 100.0%
15 Jim McCann 22 P 13 0 49 1897 54 1 38.7
11 Steve Spurrier 26 6 0 2 77 40 0 38.5
35 Larry Schreiber 24 14 0 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.7 14 7 7 5 5 13 6 11 5 36 23 63.9% 33 33 100.0% 51 1974 54 1 38.7
Opp Total 14 33 19 57.6% 23 21 91.3% 73 2898 39.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
22 Vic Washington* 25 KR/RB 14 13 0 10 2 0 0
44 Bruce Taylor* 23 PR/RCB 14 14 3 68 0 49 0 0 5 3 0 0
40 Ken Willard 28 FB 14 14 0 8 1 0 0
12 John Brodie 36 QB 14 14 0 3 3 0 0
57 Frank Nunley 26 MLB 14 14 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 4 0 0
37 Jimmy Johnson*+ 33 LCB 14 14 3 16 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 Jim McCann 22 P 13 0 0 3 1 -6 0
23 Johnny Fuller 25 14 5 2 57 0 57 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Preston Riley 24 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
25 Rosey Taylor 34 FS 12 11 3 13 0 13 0
53 Tommy Hart 27 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 69 1
82 Ted Kwalick* 24 TE 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
65 Randy Beisler 27 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
75 Forrest Blue*+ 26 C 14 14 0 0 1 25 1
66 Elmer Collett 27 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 Doug Cunningham 26 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
70 Charlie Krueger 34 LDT 14 10 0 0 1 0 0
32 Mel Phillips 29 SS 13 11 0 0 1 0 0
76 Len Rohde 33 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
35 Larry Schreiber 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Mike Simpson 24 8 1 1 15 0 15 0
58 Jim Sniadecki 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Skip Vanderbundt 25 RLB 14 14 1 10 0 10 0
89 Bob Windsor 29 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 14 14 186 0 57 0 0 33 29 88 2
Opp Total 14 11 31 15

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
30 Bruce Gossett 30 K 14 0 32 23 101
22 Vic Washington* 25 KR/RB 14 13 3 4 7 42
82 Ted Kwalick* 24 TE 14 14 5 5 30
40 Ken Willard 28 FB 14 14 4 1 5 30
18 Gene Washington* 24 WR 14 14 4 4 24
12 John Brodie 36 QB 14 14 3 3 18
88 Dick Witcher 27 WR 14 14 3 3 18
35 Larry Schreiber 24 14 0 1 1 1 7
75 Forrest Blue*+ 26 C 14 14 1 1 6
42 Doug Cunningham 26 14 1 1 1 6
53 Tommy Hart 27 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
44 Bruce Taylor* 23 PR/RCB 14 14 1 1 6
24 Jimmy Thomas 24 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 14 12 18 2 1 33 33 23 300
Opp Total 14 4 17 1 1 21 19 216