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1983 San Francisco 49ers

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.7, Offense: 5.7, Defense: 3.0, SoS: 0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 432 points (27.0/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 293 points (18.3/g), 4th.
 Differential of 139 points (8.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6.

Coach: Bill Walsh (10-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: George Seifert

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: Sierra College (Rocklin, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
General Manager John McVay
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 432 6054 1072 5.6 31 19 16 344 339 528 3797 27 12 6.8 199 511 2257 17 4.4 129
Team Defense 293 5189 1032 5.0 42 18 23 302 322 526 3253 23 24 5.6 181 449 1936 10 4.3 98
Lg Rank Offense 4 4 4 15 4 9 5 9 4 4 14 8 10 5
Lg Rank Defense 4 10 11 10 12 22 15 18 10 7 6 9 3 21

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 3 boxscore L 0-1 Philadelphia Eagles 17 22 17 336 210 126 3 20 281 156 125 1
2 Thu September 8 boxscore W 1-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 48 17 21 413 216 197 1 23 340 272 68 6
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 42 27 24 527 336 191 2 22 385 172 213 2
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-1 Atlanta Falcons 24 20 28 418 261 157 2 19 319 184 135 1
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 4-1 @ New England Patriots 33 13 29 426 252 174 14 295 220 75 3
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 4-2 Los Angeles Rams 7 10 20 381 303 78 3 13 307 118 189 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 5-2 @ New Orleans Saints 32 13 15 328 134 194 1 20 288 198 90 5
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 6-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 45 35 22 460 358 102 2 28 441 302 139 3
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 6-3 New York Jets 13 27 17 312 227 85 2 21 364 178 186 1
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 6-4 Miami Dolphins 17 20 20 394 210 184 2 18 316 183 133 1
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 7-4 New Orleans Saints 27 0 28 397 273 124 3 10 129 55 74 3
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L 7-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 24 28 22 308 174 134 2 19 373 275 98
13 Sun November 27 boxscore L 7-6 @ Chicago Bears 3 13 20 290 218 72 4 16 324 133 191 1
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 8-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35 21 29 460 233 227 2 19 359 321 38 3
15 Sun December 11 boxscore W 9-6 @ Buffalo Bills 23 10 19 310 183 127 1 16 303 183 120 5
16 Mon December 19 boxscore W 10-6 Dallas Cowboys 42 17 13 294 209 85 1 24 365 303 62 5
Playoffs
Division Sat December 31 boxscore W 11-6 Detroit Lions 24 23 20 291 188 103 2 22 412 224 188 5
ConfChamp Sun January 8 boxscore L 11-7 @ Washington Redskins 21 24 19 434 347 87 3 24 410 238 172 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 Joe Montana* 27 QB 16 16 10-6-0 332 515 64.5 3910 26 5.0 12 2.3 77 7.6 7.6 11.8 244.4 94.6 33 224 6.73 6.69 6.0 3 2
7 Guy Benjamin 28 4 0 7 12 58.3 111 1 8.3 0 0.0 73 9.3 10.9 15.9 27.8 117.0 0 0 9.25 10.92 0.0
87 Dwight Clark 26 WR 16 13 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 16 10-6-0 339 528 64.2 4021 27 5.1 12 2.3 77 7.6 7.6 11.9 251.3 94.9 33 224 6.77 6.77 5.9 3 2
Opp Total 16 322 526 61.2 3701 23 4.4 24 4.6 7.0 5.86 11.5 231.3 78.0 57 448 5.6 4.5 9.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
33 Roger Craig 23 FB 16 13 176 725 8 71 4.1 45.3 11.0 48 427 8.9 4 23 3.0 26.7 1152 12 6
26 Wendell Tyler 28 RB 14 14 176 856 4 39 4.9 61.1 12.6 34 285 8.4 2 26 2.4 20.4 1141 6 7
30 Bill Ring 27 fb 16 5 64 254 2 25 4.0 15.9 4.0 23 182 7.9 0 24 1.4 11.4 436 2 1
16 Joe Montana* 27 QB 16 16 61 284 2 18 4.7 17.8 3.8 284 2 3
25 Jeff Moore 27 15 0 15 43 1 14 2.9 2.9 1.0 19 206 10.8 0 34 1.3 13.7 249 1 0
32 Carl Monroe 23 5 0 10 23 0 5 2.3 4.6 2.0 2 61 30.5 0 50 0.4 12.2 84 0 0
87 Dwight Clark 26 WR 16 13 3 18 0 9 6.0 1.1 0.2 70 840 12.0 8 46 4.4 52.5 858 8 0
3 Tom Orosz 24 P 16 0 2 39 0 23 19.5 2.4 0.1 39 0 1
88 Freddie Solomon 30 WR 13 11 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 31 662 21.4 4 77 2.4 50.9 665 4 1
80 Eason Ramson 27 te 16 4 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 17 125 7.4 1 16 1.1 7.8 128 1 2
7 Guy Benjamin 28 4 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.3 0.3 1 0 1
6 Matt Cavanaugh 27 5 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 1.6 0.2 8 0 0
81 Russ Francis 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 357 10.8 4 25 2.1 22.3 357 4 2
85 Mike Wilson 25 wr 15 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 433 14.4 0 49 2.0 28.9 433 0 1
83 Renaldo Nehemiah 24 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 236 13.9 1 27 1.1 14.8 236 1 1
89 Earl Cooper 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 207 13.8 3 73 0.9 12.9 207 3 1
Team Total 26.3 16 511 2257 17 71 4.4 141.1 31.9 339 4021 11.9 27 77 21.2 251.3 6278 44 27
Opp Total 16 449 1936 10 4.3 121.0 28.1 322 3253 10.1 23 20.1 203.3 5189 33 39

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
43 Dana McLemore 23 KR/PR 14 0 31 331 1 56 10.7 30 576 0 39 19.2 907
32 Carl Monroe 23 5 0 8 152 0 32 19.0 236
25 Jeff Moore 27 15 0 7 117 0 46 16.7 366
88 Freddie Solomon 30 WR 13 11 5 34 0 11 6.8 699
30 Bill Ring 27 fb 16 5 4 68 0 18 17.0 504
89 Earl Cooper 26 16 0 3 45 0 20 15.0 252
Team Total 26.3 16 36 365 1 56 10.1 52 958 0 46 18.4 7601
Opp Total 16 38 278 0 7.3 78 1675 0 21.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
14 Ray Wersching 33 K 16 0 11 11 10 10 5 3 4 1 30 25 83.3% 51 51 100.0%
3 Tom Orosz 24 P 16 0 65 2552 61 1 39.3
Team Total 26.3 16 11 11 10 10 5 3 4 1 30 25 83.3% 51 51 100.0% 65 2552 61 1 39.3
Opp Total 16 27 17 63.0% 35 32 91.4% 74 2990 40.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
42 Ronnie Lott* 24 LCB 15 14 1.0 4 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 108 0
76 Dwaine Board 27 RDE 16 13 13.0 0 0 5 0 1
74 Fred Dean* 31 de 16 2 17.5
21 Eric Wright 24 RCB 16 15 7 164 2 60 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Roger Craig 23 FB 16 13 0 6 1 0 0
26 Wendell Tyler 28 RB 14 14 0 7 0 0 0
65 Lawrence Pillers 31 LDE 16 13 4.0 1 16 0 16 0
58 Keena Turner 25 ROLB 15 14 3.5 0 0 1 0 0
59 Willie Harper 33 LOLB 16 16 3.0 1 37 0 37 0
22 Dwight Hicks* 27 FS 15 15 2 102 2 62 0 0 0 2 5 0
45 Bobby Leopold 26 lb 16 3 1.0 2 13 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Carlton Williamson 25 SS 9 8 4 51 0 26 0
72 Jeff Stover 25 16 0 2.5 0 0 1 0 0
47 Tim Collier 29 db 10 4 3 32 1 32 0
54 Ron Ferrari 24 16 0 3.0
67 Pete Kugler 24 NT 16 16 3.0
16 Joe Montana* 27 QB 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
64 Jack Reynolds 36 RILB 13 13 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
30 Bill Ring 27 fb 16 5 0 1 2 0 0
79 Jim Stuckey 25 de 16 3 2.5
7 Guy Benjamin 28 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
81 Russ Francis 30 TE 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
24 Rick Gervais 24 ss 5 5 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Eason Ramson 27 te 16 4 0 2 0 0 0
88 Freddie Solomon 30 WR 13 11 0 1 1 0 0
57 Dan Bunz 28 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Earl Cooper 26 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
71 Keith Fahnhorst 31 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
28 Tom Holmoe 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Milt McColl 24 12 0 1.0
83 Renaldo Nehemiah 24 wr 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
3 Tom Orosz 24 P 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
56 Fred Quillan 27 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
85 Mike Wilson 25 wr 15 3 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 57.0 24 437 5 62 0 0 27 24 5 1 108 0
Opp Total 16 33 39 21

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
14 Ray Wersching 33 K 16 0 51 25 126
33 Roger Craig 23 FB 16 13 8 4 12 72
87 Dwight Clark 26 WR 16 13 8 8 48
26 Wendell Tyler 28 RB 14 14 4 2 6 36
81 Russ Francis 30 TE 16 16 4 4 24
88 Freddie Solomon 30 WR 13 11 4 4 24
89 Earl Cooper 26 16 0 3 3 18
22 Dwight Hicks* 27 FS 15 15 2 2 12
16 Joe Montana* 27 QB 16 16 2 2 12
30 Bill Ring 27 fb 16 5 2 2 12
21 Eric Wright 24 RCB 16 15 2 2 12
76 Dwaine Board 27 RDE 16 13 1 1 6
47 Tim Collier 29 db 10 4 1 1 6
43 Dana McLemore 23 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
25 Jeff Moore 27 15 0 1 1 6
83 Renaldo Nehemiah 24 wr 16 1 1 1 6
80 Eason Ramson 27 te 16 4 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 17 27 1 1 5 51 51 25 432
Opp Total 16 10 23 1 1 32 17 293