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1985 San Francisco 49ers

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.8, Offense: 4.6, Defense: 4.2, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 411 points (25.7/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 263 points (16.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 148 points (9.2/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.9-4.1.

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
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 411 5920 1069 5.5 34 20 24 340 331 550 3688 28 14 6.2 179 477 2232 20 4.7 137
Team Defense 263 5191 1116 4.7 35 17 21 293 346 621 3508 11 18 5.2 183 435 1683 10 3.9 89
Lg Rank Offense 5 2 6 20 7 8 5 4 4 8 14 10 4 4
Lg Rank Defense 2 14 18 12 11 28 21 1 19 4 5 7 5 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 8 boxscore L 0-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 28 29 489 272 217 7 15 268 182 86 1
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-1 Atlanta Falcons 35 16 23 380 184 196 1 18 253 130 123 1
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 34 10 17 352 237 115 2 20 280 197 83 3
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-2 New Orleans Saints 17 20 15 231 81 150 3 19 354 179 175 3
5 Sun October 6 boxscore W 3-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 38 17 30 499 420 79 22 386 271 115 2
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-3 Chicago Bears 10 26 11 183 116 67 2 22 372 183 189 1
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-4 @ Detroit Lions 21 23 21 304 96 208 1 15 292 130 162 1
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 4-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 28 14 23 429 290 139 1 25 401 319 82 4
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 5-4 Philadelphia Eagles 24 13 24 364 227 137 3 20 427 366 61 5
10 Mon November 11 boxscore L 5-5 @ Denver Broncos 16 17 16 341 203 138 18 336 215 121 1
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 6-5 Kansas City Chiefs 31 3 24 417 254 163 2 12 200 125 75 1
12 Mon November 25 boxscore W 7-5 Seattle Seahawks 19 6 21 376 230 146 4 15 252 177 75 2
13 Sun December 1 boxscore W 8-5 @ Washington Redskins 35 8 15 224 117 107 1 21 398 311 87 5
14 Mon December 9 boxscore L 8-6 Los Angeles Rams 20 27 22 410 300 110 3 12 264 150 114 1
15 Sun December 15 boxscore W 9-6 @ New Orleans Saints 31 19 27 500 349 151 1 14 289 214 75
16 Sun December 22 boxscore W 10-6 Dallas Cowboys 31 16 22 421 312 109 3 25 419 359 60 4
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 29 boxscore L 10-7 @ New York Giants 3 17 19 362 268 94 2 21 355 181 174 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
16 Joe Montana* 29 QB 15 15 9-6-0 303 494 61.3% 3653 27 5.5 13 2.6 73 7.4 7.3 12.1 243.5 91.3 35 246 6.44 6.36 6.6 1 1
6 Matt Cavanaugh 29 qb 16 1 1-0-0 28 54 51.9% 334 1 1.9 1 1.9 41 6.2 5.7 11.9 20.9 69.5 7 53 4.61 4.20 11.5
24 Derrick Harmon 22 rb 15 3 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
88 Freddie Solomon 32 WR 16 12 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 27.5 16 10-6-0 331 550 60.2% 3987 28 5.1 14 2.5 73 7.2 7.1 12.0 249.2 88.8 42 299 6.23 6.11 7.1 1 1
Opp Total 16 346 621 55.7% 3965 11 1.8 18 2.9 6.4 5.43 11.5 247.8 68.9 60 457 5.2 4.3 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
33 Roger Craig* 25 FB 16 16 214 1050 9 62 4.9 65.6 13.4 92 1016 11.0 6 73 5.8 63.5 2066 15 5
26 Wendell Tyler 30 RB 13 12 171 867 6 30 5.1 66.7 13.2 20 154 7.7 2 16 1.5 11.8 1021 8 6
16 Joe Montana* 29 QB 15 15 42 153 3 16 3.6 10.2 2.8 153 3 5
24 Derrick Harmon 22 rb 15 3 28 92 0 17 3.3 6.1 1.9 14 123 8.8 0 42 0.9 8.2 215 0 2
30 Bill Ring 29 10 0 8 23 1 9 2.9 2.3 0.8 2 14 7.0 0 8 0.2 1.4 37 1 0
80 Jerry Rice 23 wr 16 4 6 26 1 15 4.3 1.6 0.4 49 927 18.9 3 66 3.1 57.9 953 4 1
6 Matt Cavanaugh 29 qb 16 1 4 5 0 13 1.3 0.3 0.3 5 0 0
88 Freddie Solomon 32 WR 16 12 2 4 0 6 2.0 0.3 0.1 25 259 10.4 1 39 1.6 16.2 263 1 1
89 Earl Cooper 28 15 0 2 12 0 14 6.0 0.8 0.1 4 45 11.3 0 20 0.3 3.0 57 0 0
87 Dwight Clark 28 WR 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 705 13.1 10 49 3.4 44.1 705 10 0
81 Russ Francis 32 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 478 10.9 3 25 2.8 29.9 478 3 2
32 Carl Monroe 25 KR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 51 5.1 0 9 0.7 3.6 51 0 0
85 Mike Wilson 27 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 165 16.5 2 52 0.6 10.3 165 2 0
86 John Frank 23 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 50 7.1 1 14 0.4 3.1 50 1 0
Team Total 27.5 16 477 2232 20 62 4.7 139.5 29.8 331 3987 12.0 28 73 20.7 249.2 6219 48 29
Opp Total 16 435 1683 10 3.9 105.2 27.2 346 3508 10.1 11 21.6 219.3 5191 21 31

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
43 Dana McLemore 25 PR 16 0 38 258 0 22 6.8 4 76 0 26 19.0 334
32 Carl Monroe 25 KR 14 0 28 717 1 95 25.6 768
24 Derrick Harmon 22 rb 15 3 23 467 0 37 20.3 682
86 John Frank 23 te 16 3 1 1 0 1 1.0 51
42 Ronnie Lott 26 fs/LCB 16 16 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
80 Jerry Rice 23 wr 16 4 1 6 0 6 6.0 959
Team Total 27.5 16 38 258 0 22 6.8 58 1269 1 95 21.9 7746
Opp Total 16 33 294 1 8.9 72 1485 1 20.6

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
4 Max Runager 29 P 16 0 86 3422 57 1 39.8
14 Ray Wersching 35 K 16 0 7 5 8 5 5 3 1 21 13 61.9%% 53 52 98.1%%
Team Total 27.5 16 7 5 8 5 5 3 1 21 13 61.9%% 53 52 98.1%% 86 3422 57 1 39.8
Opp Total 16 35 27 77.1%% 26 24 92.3%% 92 3643 39.6

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
42 Ronnie Lott 26 fs/LCB 16 16 1.5 6 68 0 25 0 1 0 2 0 0 104 0
76 Dwaine Board 29 RDE 16 16 11.5 0 0 1 0 0
72 Jeff Stover 27 LDE 16 11 10.0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Dwight Hicks 29 FS/lcb 16 16 1.0 4 68 0 25 0 0 1 2 19 0
43 Dana McLemore 25 PR 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0
16 Joe Montana* 29 QB 15 15 0 5 3 -11 0
58 Keena Turner 27 ROLB 15 15 6.0 0 0 2 65 1
26 Wendell Tyler 30 RB 13 12 0 6 2 0 0
95 Michael Carter* 25 NT 12 9 7.0
90 Todd Shell 23 LOLB 15 13 4.0 1 33 0 33 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Roger Craig* 25 FB 16 16 0 5 0 0 0
74 Fred Dean 33 16 0 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
97 Gary Johnson 33 11 0 4.0
99 Mike Walter 25 RILB 14 14 3.0 1 0 0 0 0
50 Riki Ellison 25 LILB 16 16 1.0 0 0 2 7 0
49 Jeff Fuller 23 16 0 2.0 1 4 0 4 0
24 Derrick Harmon 22 rb 15 3 0 2 1 0 0
79 Jim Stuckey 27 de 15 1 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Manu Tuiasosopo 28 nt 15 7 3.0
27 Carlton Williamson* 27 SS 16 16 3 137 1 82 0
81 Russ Francis 32 TE 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
92 Scott Garnett 23 3 0 1.0
63 Jim Leonard 28 9 0 0 1 0 -15 0
53 Milt McColl 26 lb 16 4 0 0 1 28 1
62 Guy McIntyre 24 g 15 3 0 0 1 0 1
80 Jerry Rice 23 wr 16 4 0 1 0 0 0
30 Bill Ring 29 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Freddie Solomon 32 WR 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
14 Ray Wersching 35 K 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Eric Wright*+ 26 RCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 60.0 18 310 1 82 0 1 29 25 93 3 104 0 1
Opp Total 16 42 31 14 1

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
14 Ray Wersching 35 K 16 0 52 13 91
33 Roger Craig* 25 FB 16 16 9 6 15 90
87 Dwight Clark 28 WR 16 14 10 10 60
26 Wendell Tyler 30 RB 13 12 6 2 8 48
80 Jerry Rice 23 wr 16 4 1 3 4 24
81 Russ Francis 32 TE 16 16 3 3 18
16 Joe Montana* 29 QB 15 15 3 3 18
85 Mike Wilson 27 16 0 2 2 12
86 John Frank 23 te 16 3 1 1 6
53 Milt McColl 26 lb 16 4 1 1 6
62 Guy McIntyre 24 g 15 3 1 1 6
32 Carl Monroe 25 KR 14 0 1 1 6
30 Bill Ring 29 10 0 1 1 6
88 Freddie Solomon 32 WR 16 12 1 1 6
58 Keena Turner 27 ROLB 15 15 1 1 6
27 Carlton Williamson* 27 SS 16 16 1 1 6
75 John Harty 27 nt 7 4 1 2
Team Total 27.5 16 20 28 1 3 1 53 52 13 1 411
Opp Total 16 10 11 1 1 1 1 24 27 1 263

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-08 @ MIN L, 21-28 1 10 rush Roger Craig 10 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
2 1985-09-08 @ MIN L, 21-28 4 18 pass Roger Craig 18 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
3 1985-09-08 @ MIN L, 21-28 4 19 pass Roger Craig 19 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
4 1985-09-15 ATL W, 35-16 3 9 rush Roger Craig 9 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
5 1985-09-15 ATL W, 35-16 3 1 rush Joe Montana 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
6 1985-09-15 ATL W, 35-16 4 9 pass Dwight Clark 9 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
7 1985-09-15 ATL W, 35-16 4 62 rush Roger Craig 62 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
8 1985-09-15 ATL W, 35-16 4 4 rush Wendell Tyler 4 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
9 1985-09-22 @ RAI W, 34-10 1 20 pass Roger Craig 20 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
10 1985-09-22 @ RAI W, 34-10 3 14 pass Dwight Clark 14 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
11 1985-09-22 @ RAI W, 34-10 3 28 fumble Milt McColl 28 yard fumble return (Ray Wersching kick)
12 1985-09-22 @ RAI W, 34-10 4 9 rush Bill Ring 9 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
13 1985-09-29 NOR L, 17-20 2 8 rush Wendell Tyler 8 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
14 1985-09-29 NOR L, 17-20 4 2 rush Roger Craig 2 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
15 1985-10-06 @ ATL W, 38-17 1 46 pass Roger Craig 46 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
16 1985-10-06 @ ATL W, 38-17 3 14 pass Wendell Tyler 14 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
17 1985-10-06 @ ATL W, 38-17 4 25 pass Jerry Rice 25 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
18 1985-10-06 @ ATL W, 38-17 4 5 pass John Frank 5 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
19 1985-10-06 @ ATL W, 38-17 4 32 pass Dwight Clark 32 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
20 1985-10-13 CHI L, 10-26 2 43 interception Carlton Williamson 43 yard interception return (Ray Wersching kick)
21 1985-10-20 @ DET L, 21-23 1 1 rush Joe Montana 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
22 1985-10-20 @ DET L, 21-23 1 0 fumble Guy McIntyre 0 yard fumble return (Ray Wersching kick)
23 1985-10-20 @ DET L, 21-23 4 11 rush Roger Craig 11 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
24 1985-10-27 @ RAM W, 28-14 1 14 rush Roger Craig 14 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
25 1985-10-27 @ RAM W, 28-14 1 9 pass Wendell Tyler 9 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
26 1985-10-27 @ RAM W, 28-14 2 8 pass Dwight Clark 8 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
27 1985-10-27 @ RAM W, 28-14 2 35 pass Roger Craig 35 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
28 1985-11-03 PHI W, 24-13 1 2 rush Wendell Tyler 2 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
29 1985-11-03 PHI W, 24-13 2 14 pass Jerry Rice 14 yard pass from Matt Cavanaugh (Ray Wersching kick)
30 1985-11-03 PHI W, 24-13 3 3 rush Wendell Tyler 3 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
31 1985-11-11 @ DEN L, 16-17 3 13 pass Mike Wilson 13 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
32 1985-11-17 KAN W, 31-3 2 1 rush Roger Craig 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
33 1985-11-17 KAN W, 31-3 2 1 rush Joe Montana 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
34 1985-11-17 KAN W, 31-3 3 22 pass Dwight Clark 22 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
35 1985-11-17 KAN W, 31-3 4 8 pass Russ Francis 8 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
36 1985-11-25 SEA W, 19-6 2 27 pass Freddie Solomon 27 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
37 1985-11-25 SEA W, 19-6 4 22 pass Dwight Clark 22 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
38 1985-12-01 @ WAS W, 35-8 1 95 kickoff Carl Monroe 95 yard kickoff return (Ray Wersching kick)
39 1985-12-01 @ WAS W, 35-8 2 1 rush Wendell Tyler 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
40 1985-12-01 @ WAS W, 35-8 2 65 fumble Keena Turner 65 yard fumble return (Ray Wersching kick)
41 1985-12-01 @ WAS W, 35-8 3 4 rush Wendell Tyler 4 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
42 1985-12-01 @ WAS W, 35-8 4 8 pass Russ Francis 8 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
43 1985-12-09 RAM L, 20-27 2 7 pass Dwight Clark 7 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
44 1985-12-09 RAM L, 20-27 3 66 pass Jerry Rice 66 yard pass from Joe Montana
45 1985-12-09 RAM L, 20-27 4 1 pass Roger Craig 1 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
46 1985-12-15 @ NOR W, 31-19 2 26 pass Dwight Clark 26 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
47 1985-12-15 @ NOR W, 31-19 3 52 pass Mike Wilson 52 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
48 1985-12-15 @ NOR W, 31-19 4 17 pass Russ Francis 17 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
49 1985-12-15 @ NOR W, 31-19 4 15 rush Roger Craig 15 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
50 1985-12-22 DAL W, 31-16 2 49 pass Dwight Clark 49 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
51 1985-12-22 DAL W, 31-16 3 4 rush Roger Craig 4 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
52 1985-12-22 DAL W, 31-16 3 15 rush Jerry Rice 15 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
53 1985-12-22 DAL W, 31-16 4 24 pass Dwight Clark 24 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1985-09-08 @ MIN W, 28-21 3 1 rush Allen Rice 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
2 1985-09-08 @ MIN W, 28-21 4 44 pass Mike Jones 44 yard pass from Tommy Kramer (Jan Stenerud kick)
3 1985-09-08 @ MIN W, 28-21 4 1 rush Alfred Anderson 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
4 1985-09-08 @ MIN W, 28-21 4 10 rush Ted Brown 10 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
5 1985-09-15 ATL L, 16-35 1 17 pass Anthony Allen 17 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
6 1985-09-22 @ RAI L, 10-34 4 1 rush Marc Wilson 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
7 1985-09-29 NOR W, 20-17 2 5 rush Hokie Gajan 5 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
8 1985-09-29 NOR W, 20-17 4 43 pass Eugene Goodlow 43 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
9 1985-10-06 @ ATL L, 17-38 4 29 rush David Archer 29 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
10 1985-10-06 @ ATL L, 17-38 4 20 rush Bob Holly 20 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
11 1985-10-13 CHI W, 26-10 1 3 rush Walter Payton 3 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
12 1985-10-13 CHI W, 26-10 4 17 rush Walter Payton 17 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
13 1985-10-20 @ DET W, 23-21 1 63 punt Pete Mandley 63 yard punt return (Eddie Murray kick)
14 1985-10-20 @ DET W, 23-21 2 2 rush James Jones 2 yard rush (Eddie Murray kick)
15 1985-10-27 @ RAM L, 14-28 3 23 pass Henry Ellard 23 yard pass from Dieter Brock (Mike Lansford kick)
16 1985-10-27 @ RAM L, 14-28 4 3 pass Tony Hunter 3 yard pass from Dieter Brock (Mike Lansford kick)
17 1985-11-03 PHI L, 13-24 3 82 pass Mike Quick 82 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Paul McFadden kick)
18 1985-11-11 @ DEN W, 17-16 1 3 pass Gene Lang 3 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
19 1985-11-11 @ DEN W, 17-16 2 6 pass Steve Watson 6 yard pass from John Elway (Rich Karlis kick)
20 1985-11-25 SEA L, 6-19 4 0 fumble Sam Merriman 0 yard fumble return
21 1985-12-09 RAM W, 27-20 3 86 kickoff Ron Brown 86 yard kickoff return (Mike Lansford kick)
22 1985-12-09 RAM W, 27-20 4 39 pass Henry Ellard 39 yard pass from Dieter Brock (Mike Lansford kick)
23 1985-12-09 RAM W, 27-20 4 41 interception Gary Green 41 yard interception return (Mike Lansford kick)
24 1985-12-15 @ NOR L, 19-31 2 42 blocked field goal Frank Warren 42 yard blocked field goal return
25 1985-12-15 @ NOR L, 19-31 3 76 pass Eugene Goodlow 76 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
26 1985-12-22 DAL L, 16-31 1 1 pass Doug Cosbie 1 yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Rafael Septien kick)