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1977 San Francisco 49ers

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -2.7, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 220 points (15.7/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 260 points (18.6/g), 20th.
 Differential of -40 points (-2.9/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-8.4.

Coach: Ken Meyer (5-9-0)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: San Jose State (San Jose, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
General Manager Joe Thomas
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 220 3594 877 4.1 25 8 12 219 136 277 1508 9 17 4.8 81 564 2086 16 3.7 126
Team Defense 260 3457 863 4.0 18 10 20 221 139 270 1588 14 8 5.1 94 551 1869 16 3.4 107
Lg Rank Offense 19 22 2 1 21 28 25 23 10 21 8 10 9 19
Lg Rank Defense 20 3 28 25 11 1 4 12 28 12 21 12 22 2

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 19 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 0 27 8 101 19 82 3 19 308 133 175 1
2 Sun September 25 boxscore L 0-2 Miami Dolphins 15 19 13 280 118 162 1 22 361 153 208
3 Sun October 2 boxscore L 0-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 34 12 231 183 48 2 17 245 95 150
4 Sun October 9 boxscore L 0-4 Atlanta Falcons 0 7 12 188 35 153 1 11 243 130 113
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 0-5 @ New York Giants 17 20 16 275 183 92 3 9 154 23 131 1
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 1-5 Detroit Lions 28 7 16 300 107 193 1 16 119 50 69 2
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W 2-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 10 20 306 101 205 1 18 250 146 104 3
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 3-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 3 8 97 25 72 2 13 155 29 126 3
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W OT 4-5 @ New Orleans Saints 10 7 21 287 44 243 2 12 194 33 161 2
10 Sun November 20 boxscore L 4-6 Los Angeles Rams 10 23 19 269 121 148 3 10 216 86 130
11 Sun November 27 boxscore W 5-6 New Orleans Saints 20 17 16 343 61 282 1 13 183 19 164 1
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 5-7 @ Minnesota Vikings 27 28 19 243 47 196 2 18 309 257 52 5
13 Mon December 12 boxscore L 5-8 Dallas Cowboys 35 42 19 362 269 93 24 398 215 183
14 Sun December 18 boxscore L 5-9 @ Green Bay Packers 14 16 20 312 195 117 3 19 322 219 103

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
16 Jim Plunkett 30 QB 14 14 5-9-0 128 248 51.6 1693 9 3.6 14 5.6 47 6.8 5.0 13.2 120.9 62.1 30 242 5.22 3.60 10.8 0 2
19 Scott Bull 24 6 0 7 24 29.2 89 0 0.0 2 8.3 26 3.7 0.0 12.7 14.8 7.8 6 47 1.40 -1.60 20.0
13 Tom Wittum 27 P 14 0 1 3 33.3 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 5.0 5.0 15.0 1.1 50.7 0 0 5.00 5.00 0.0
83 Kenny Harrison 24 WR 14 11 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
24 Delvin Williams 26 RB 14 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 14 5-9-0 136 277 49.1 1797 9 3.2 17 6.1 47 6.5 4.4 13.2 128.4 55.3 36 289 4.82 2.95 11.5 0 2
Opp Total 14 139 270 51.5 1948 14 5.2 8 3.0 7.2 6.92 14.0 139.1 80.0 42 360 5.1 4.8 13.5

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
24 Delvin Williams 26 RB 14 14 268 931 7 40 3.5 66.5 19.1 20 179 9.0 2 17 1.4 12.8 1110 9 3
40 Wilbur Jackson 26 FB 14 14 179 780 7 80 4.4 55.7 12.8 22 169 7.7 0 24 1.6 12.1 949 7 3
38 Bob Ferrell 25 14 0 41 160 1 12 3.9 11.4 2.9 2 12 6.0 0 7 0.1 0.9 172 1 3
36 Paul Hofer 25 KR 14 0 34 106 0 10 3.1 7.6 2.4 5 46 9.2 0 16 0.4 3.3 152 0 6
16 Jim Plunkett 30 QB 14 14 28 71 1 9 2.5 5.1 2.0 71 1 2
83 Kenny Harrison 24 WR 14 11 6 15 0 15 2.5 1.1 0.4 15 217 14.5 1 46 1.1 15.5 232 1 4
19 Scott Bull 24 6 0 5 20 0 8 4.0 3.3 0.8 20 0 2
30 Dave Williams 23 12 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 0.5 0.2 6 0 0
81 Willie McGee 27 7 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 2 27 13.5 0 14 0.3 3.9 24 0 0
18 Gene Washington 30 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 638 19.9 5 47 2.3 45.6 638 5 0
84 Tom Mitchell 33 TE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 226 11.9 0 31 1.5 17.4 226 0 0
85 Paul Seal 25 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 230 17.7 1 47 0.9 16.4 230 1 0
87 Jim Lash 26 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 22 7.3 0 16 0.3 2.2 22 0 1
89 Jim Obradovich 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 16 8.0 0 11 0.2 1.3 16 0 0
82 Tony Cline 29 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.1 15 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 564 2086 16 80 3.7 149.0 40.3 136 1797 13.2 9 47 9.7 128.4 3883 25 27
Opp Total 14 551 1869 16 3.4 133.5 39.4 139 1588 11.4 14 9.9 113.4 3457 30 21

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
36 Paul Hofer 25 KR 14 0 36 871 0 48 24.2 1023
42 Tony Leonard 24 LCB/PR 13 13 22 154 0 19 7.0 1 68 0 68 68.0 222
26 Stan Black 22 13 1 13 38 0 11 2.9 38
88 Rick Jennings 24 3 0 7 32 0 13 4.6 3 60 0 0 20.0 92
30 Dave Williams 23 12 0 1 60 0 60 60.0 4 122 1 80 30.5 188
38 Bob Ferrell 25 14 0 3 35 0 17 11.7 207
80 Steve Rivera 23 1 0 3 7 0 3 2.3 7
41 Mike Baldassin 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
55 Bruce Elia 24 MLB 13 7 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
89 Jim Obradovich 24 12 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 25
24 Delvin Williams 26 RB 14 14 1 9 0 9 9.0 1119
Team Total 26.5 14 48 292 0 60 6.1 49 1174 1 80 24.0 5349
Opp Total 14 47 444 0 9.4 48 1025 1 21.4

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
13 Tom Wittum 27 P 14 0 2 1 2 1 50.0% 4 2 50.0% 77 2801 54 3 36.4
14 Ray Wersching 27 K 10 0 2 5 5 7 4 3 1 17 10 58.8% 23 23 100.0%
Team Total 26.5 14 4 1 5 5 7 4 3 1 19 11 57.9% 27 25 92.6% 77 2801 54 3 36.4
Opp Total 14 22 13 59.1% 32 29 90.6% 86 3225 37.5

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
36 Paul Hofer 25 KR 14 0 0 6 3 0 0
83 Kenny Harrison 24 WR 14 11 0 4 2 0 0
38 Bob Ferrell 25 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
16 Jim Plunkett 30 QB 14 14 0 2 2 0 0
24 Delvin Williams 26 RB 14 14 0 3 1 0 0
40 Wilbur Jackson 26 FB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
32 Mel Phillips 35 SS 14 14 2 23 0 23 0 0 0 1 11 0
18 Gene Washington 30 WR 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
26 Stan Black 22 13 1 0 1 1 0 0
19 Scott Bull 24 6 0 0 2 0 0 0
55 Bruce Elia 24 MLB 13 7 0 0 2 0 0
42 Tony Leonard 24 LCB/PR 13 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
52 Skip Vanderbundt 31 LLB/mlb 14 14 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 2 0
50 Dave Washington 29 RLB 9 9 2 68 0 50 0
41 Mike Baldassin 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Bill Cooke 26 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
51 Randy Cross 23 C 14 14 0 1 0 -37 0
71 Keith Fahnhorst 25 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
86 Cedrick Hardman 29 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
59 Willie Harper 27 llb 12 10 1 6 0 6 0
87 Jim Lash 26 10 3 0 1 0 0 0
22 Eddie Lewis 24 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
81 Willie McGee 27 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Ralph McGill 27 FS 13 13 1 30 0 30 0
84 Tom Mitchell 33 TE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
89 Jim Obradovich 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Jimmy Webb 25 LDT 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
30 Dave Williams 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Tom Wittum 27 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 8 133 0 50 0 0 27 28 -17 0
Opp Total 14 36 21 11

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
24 Delvin Williams 26 RB 14 14 7 2 9 54
14 Ray Wersching 27 K 10 0 23 10 53
40 Wilbur Jackson 26 FB 14 14 7 7 42
18 Gene Washington 30 WR 14 14 5 5 30
41 Mike Baldassin 22 14 0 1 1 6
38 Bob Ferrell 25 14 0 1 1 6
83 Kenny Harrison 24 WR 14 11 1 1 6
16 Jim Plunkett 30 QB 14 14 1 1 6
85 Paul Seal 25 14 1 1 1 6
30 Dave Williams 23 12 0 1 1 6
13 Tom Wittum 27 P 14 0 2 1 5
Team Total 26.5 14 16 9 1 1 27 25 11 220
Opp Total 14 16 14 1 1 29 13 260