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1987 San Francisco 49ers

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13-2-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 13.3, Offense: 8.9, Defense: 4.4, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 459 points (30.6/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 253 points (16.9/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 206 points (13.7/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.1-2.9.

Coach: Bill Walsh (13-2-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: George Seifert
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Holmgren (Quarterbacks)

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 459 5987 1054 5.7 26 12 21 357 322 501 3750 44 14 7.1 202 524 2237 11 4.3 134
Team Defense 253 4095 933 4.4 38 13 23 250 224 467 2484 13 25 4.9 132 429 1611 8 3.8 95
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 1 4 1 10 2 1 3 1 3 1 20 4
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 9 19 1 10 1 1 5 2 6 5 5 10

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 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 30 24 356 309 47 4 21 266 83 183
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 27 26 16 261 205 56 1 19 292 164 128 1
3 Mon October 5 boxscore W 2-1 @ New York Giants 41 21 28 433 191 242 1 14 231 154 77 4
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 25 17 20 361 122 239 1 20 238 188 50 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1 St. Louis Cardinals 34 28 28 448 327 121 3 18 324 164 160 3
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 5-1 @ New Orleans Saints 24 22 23 303 228 75 2 20 379 202 177 2
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 31 10 23 435 286 149 1 19 280 218 62 1
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-1 Houston Oilers 27 20 33 443 280 163 2 15 269 221 48 4
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 7-2 New Orleans Saints 24 26 20 402 258 144 2 16 261 156 105 1
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 8-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 10 28 432 295 137 1 14 256 196 60 2
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W 9-2 Cleveland Browns 38 24 23 455 336 119 2 18 360 268 92 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 10-2 @ Green Bay Packers 23 12 22 439 296 143 4 18 315 127 188 5
13 Mon December 14 boxscore W 11-2 Chicago Bears 41 0 20 331 133 198 1 16 263 154 109 6
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 12-2 Atlanta Falcons 35 7 26 461 206 255 1 13 216 165 51 4
15 Sun December 27 boxscore W 13-2 Los Angeles Rams 48 0 23 427 278 149 9 145 24 121 2
Playoffs
Division Sat January 9 boxscore L 13-3 Minnesota Vikings 24 36 17 358 243 115 2 22 397 280 117 1

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*+ 31 QB 13 11 10-1-0 266 398 66.8 3054 31 7.8 13 3.3 57 7.7 7.8 11.5 234.9 102.1 22 158 6.90 6.98 5.2 3 3
8 Steve Young 26 qb 8 3 2-1-0 37 69 53.6 570 10 14.5 0 0.0 50 8.3 11.2 15.4 71.3 120.8 3 25 7.57 10.35 4.2
11 Bob Gagliano 29 qb 3 1 1-0-0 16 29 55.2 229 1 3.4 1 3.4 50 7.9 7.0 14.3 76.3 78.1 4 22 6.27 5.52 12.1
7 Mark Stevens 25 2 0 2 4 50.0 52 1 25.0 0 0.0 39 13.0 18.0 26.0 26.0 135.4 0 0 13.00 18.00 0.0
24 Harry Sydney 28 14 0 1 1 100.0 50 1 100.0 0 0.0 50 50.0 70.0 50.0 3.6 158.3 0 0 50.00 70.00 0.0
Team Total 26.3 15 13-2-0 322 501 64.3 3955 44 8.8 14 2.8 57 7.9 8.4 12.3 282.5 106.2 29 205 7.08 7.55 5.5 3 3
Opp Total 15 224 467 48.0 2771 13 2.8 25 5.4 5.9 4.08 12.4 184.7 53.8 37 287 4.9 3.2 7.3

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* 27 fb/RB 14 14 215 815 3 25 3.8 58.2 15.4 66 492 7.5 1 35 4.7 35.1 1307 4 5
28 Joe Cribbs 29 rb 11 2 70 300 1 20 4.3 27.3 6.4 9 70 7.8 0 16 0.8 6.4 370 1 1
44 Tom Rathman 25 FB 12 7 62 257 1 35 4.1 21.4 5.2 30 329 11.0 3 29 2.5 27.4 586 4 1
16 Joe Montana*+ 31 QB 13 11 35 141 1 20 4.0 10.8 2.7 141 1 3
24 Harry Sydney 28 14 0 29 125 0 15 4.3 8.9 2.1 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 128 0 2
8 Steve Young 26 qb 8 3 26 190 1 29 7.3 23.8 3.3 190 1 0
48 Mike Varajon 23 rb 3 1 18 82 0 11 4.6 27.3 6.0 3 25 8.3 0 12 1.0 8.3 107 0 0
23 Tony Cherry 24 rb 1 1 13 65 1 16 5.0 65.0 13.0 65 1 0
25 Del Rodgers 27 KR 7 0 11 46 1 15 4.2 6.6 1.6 2 45 22.5 0 24 0.3 6.4 91 1 1
25 Doug DuBose 23 2 0 10 33 0 11 3.3 16.5 5.0 4 37 9.3 0 14 2.0 18.5 70 0 0
7 Mark Stevens 25 2 0 10 45 1 16 4.5 22.5 5.0 45 1 0
80 Jerry Rice*+ 25 WR 12 12 8 51 1 17 6.4 4.3 0.7 65 1078 16.6 22 57 5.4 89.8 1129 23 2
47 Andre Hardy 26 1 0 7 48 0 14 6.9 48.0 7.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 1.0 7.0 55 0 0
32 Terrence Flagler 23 rb 3 1 6 11 0 5 1.8 3.7 2.0 2 28 14.0 0 24 0.7 9.3 39 0 2
83 Carl Monroe 27 rb 3 2 2 26 0 17 13.0 8.7 0.7 3 66 22.0 1 39 1.0 22.0 92 1 1
86 John Frank 25 te 12 6 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 26 296 11.4 3 27 2.2 24.7 298 3 2
10 Ed Blount 23 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 1
85 Mike Wilson 29 WR 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 450 15.5 5 46 2.6 40.9 450 5 0
87 Dwight Clark 30 wr 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 290 12.1 5 40 1.8 22.3 290 5 1
81 Russ Francis 34 TE 8 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 202 9.2 0 19 2.8 25.3 202 0 0
89 Ron Heller 24 te 13 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 165 13.8 3 39 0.9 12.7 165 3 1
82 John Taylor 25 wr 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 151 16.8 0 34 0.8 12.6 151 0 0
29 Terry Greer 30 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 111 18.5 1 50 2.0 37.0 111 1 0
17 Tony Gladney 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 60 15.0 0 19 2.0 30.0 60 0 0
88 Brent Jones 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 35 17.5 0 22 0.5 8.8 35 0 0
47 Chris Dressel 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 1.0 8.0 8 0 0
84 Ken Margerum 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.5 3.5 7 0 0
Team Total 26.3 15 524 2237 11 35 4.3 159.8 37.4 322 3955 12.3 44 57 23.0 282.5 6192 55 25
Opp Total 15 429 1611 8 3.8 107.4 28.6 224 2484 11.1 13 14.9 165.6 4095 21 30

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 27 PR 12 2 21 265 1 83 12.6 1 23 0 23 23.0 288
25 Del Rodgers 27 KR 7 0 17 358 0 50 21.1 449
28 Joe Cribbs 29 rb 11 2 13 327 1 92 25.2 697
24 Harry Sydney 28 14 0 12 243 0 30 20.3 371
29 Don Griffin 23 RCB 12 10 9 79 0 29 8.8 79
83 Carl Monroe 27 rb 3 2 5 91 0 24 18.2 183
32 Terrence Flagler 23 rb 3 1 3 31 0 16 10.3 70
31 Derrick Martin 30 db 3 1 2 12 0 9 6.0 12
44 Tom Rathman 25 FB 12 7 2 37 0 21 18.5 623
84 Thomas Henley 22 wr 1 1 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
36 Darryl Pollard 23 db 3 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
82 John Taylor 25 wr 12 2 1 9 0 9 9.0 160
48 Mike Varajon 23 rb 3 1 1 13 0 13 13.0 120
Team Total 26.3 15 34 365 1 83 10.7 55 1144 1 92 20.8 7701
Opp Total 15 29 195 0 6.7 76 1598 1 21.0

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 37 K 12 0 5 5 5 5 7 3 17 13 76.5% 46 44 95.7%
4 Max Runager 31 P 12 0 55 2157 56 1 39.2
5 Jeff Brockhaus 28 k 3 0 3 2 2 1 1 6 3 50.0% 13 11 84.6%
9 Jim Asmus 29 p 3 0 12 384 51 0 32.0
Team Total 26.3 15 8 7 7 6 8 3 23 16 69.6% 59 55 93.2% 67 2541 56 1 37.9
Opp Total 15 35 24 68.6% 26 25 96.2% 72 2851 39.6

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*+ 28 FS 12 12 5 62 0 34 0 0 0 2 33 0 55 0
22 Tim McKyer 24 LCB 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 35 0
94 Charles Haley 23 de 12 2 6.5 1 0 0 0 0 25 0
29 Don Griffin 23 RCB 12 10 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 0 23 0
33 Roger Craig* 27 fb/RB 14 14 0 5 2 0 0
49 Jeff Fuller 25 SS 14 13 2.0 0 0 3 0 0 1
16 Joe Montana*+ 31 QB 13 11 0 3 2 -5 0
67 Pete Kugler 28 LDE 11 8 4.5
45 Matt Courtney 26 db 3 3 1.0 1 30 0 30 0 0 0 2 0 0
43 Dana McLemore 27 PR 12 2 2 35 0 25 0 0 1 1 0 0
58 Keena Turner 29 ROLB 10 10 3.0 1 15 0 15 0
72 Jeff Stover 29 lde 12 5 3.5
76 Dwaine Board 31 RDE 14 12 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Kevin Fagan 24 de 7 2 2.0 0 0 1 6 0
32 Terrence Flagler 23 rb 3 1 0 2 1 0 0
80 Jerry Rice*+ 25 WR 12 12 0 2 1 0 0
91 Larry Roberts 24 de 11 2 2.5
10 Ed Blount 23 1 0 0 1 1 -4 0
79 Glen Collins 28 de 3 1 2.0
86 John Frank 25 te 12 6 0 2 0 0 0
93 Clyde Glover 27 dt 13 1 2.0
31 Derrick Martin 30 db 3 1 1 12 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Milt McColl 28 LOLB 12 10 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
83 Carl Monroe 27 rb 3 2 0 1 1 0 0
90 Todd Shell 25 lb 6 2 1.0 1 1 0 1 0
24 Harry Sydney 28 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
99 Mike Walter 27 RILB 12 12 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
90 Mark Korff 24 2 0 1.5
79 Harris Barton 23 RT 12 9 0 0 1 0 0
95 Michael Carter*+ 27 NT 12 12 1.0
87 Dwight Clark 30 wr 13 4 0 1 0 0 0
57 Tom Cousineau 30 lb 4 3 1 11 0 11 0
28 Joe Cribbs 29 rb 11 2 0 1 0 0 0
55 Jim Fahnhorst 29 LILB 11 10 1 0 0 0 0
54 Ron Hadley 24 lb 3 2 0 0 1 0 0
89 Ron Heller 24 te 13 6 0 1 0 0 0
46 Tom Holmoe 27 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
51 Carl Keever 26 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
97 Doug Mikolas 26 nt 8 3 0 0 1 0 0
20 Tory Nixon 25 12 0 1 5 0 5 0
44 Tom Rathman 25 FB 12 7 0 1 0 0 0
25 Del Rodgers 27 KR 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 John Taylor 25 wr 12 2 0 0 1 26 1
74 Steve Wallace 23 t 11 4 0 0 1 0 0
27 Carlton Williamson 29 db 8 1 1 17 0 17 0
59 Keith Browner 25 lb 1 1 0.5
Team Total 26.3 15 36.0 25 205 0 34 0 1 25 26 63 1 138 0 1
Opp Total 15 29 30 17

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
80 Jerry Rice*+ 25 WR 12 12 1 22 23 138
14 Ray Wersching 37 K 12 0 44 13 83
87 Dwight Clark 30 wr 13 4 5 5 30
85 Mike Wilson 29 WR 11 8 5 5 30
33 Roger Craig* 27 fb/RB 14 14 3 1 4 24
44 Tom Rathman 25 FB 12 7 1 3 4 24
5 Jeff Brockhaus 28 k 3 0 11 3 20
86 John Frank 25 te 12 6 3 3 18
89 Ron Heller 24 te 13 6 3 3 18
28 Joe Cribbs 29 rb 11 2 1 1 2 12
23 Tony Cherry 24 rb 1 1 1 1 6
29 Terry Greer 30 wr 3 1 1 1 6
43 Dana McLemore 27 PR 12 2 1 1 6
83 Carl Monroe 27 rb 3 2 1 1 6
16 Joe Montana*+ 31 QB 13 11 1 1 6
25 Del Rodgers 27 KR 7 0 1 1 6
7 Mark Stevens 25 2 0 1 1 6
82 John Taylor 25 wr 12 2 1 1 6
8 Steve Young 26 qb 8 3 1 1 6
49 Jeff Fuller 25 SS 14 13 1 2
Team Total 26.3 15 11 44 1 1 1 1 59 55 16 1 453
Opp Total 15 8 13 1 2 25 24 253