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1988 San Francisco 49ers

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.8, Offense: 3.1, Defense: 1.7, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 369 points (23.1/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 294 points (18.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of 75 points (4.7/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

Coach: Bill Walsh (10-6-0)
 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 369 5900 1076 5.5 26 12 18 326 293 502 3377 21 14 6.2 167 527 2523 18 4.8 141
Team Defense 294 4575 1013 4.5 38 16 27 277 292 530 2987 25 22 5.2 160 441 1588 8 3.6 90
Lg Rank Offense 7 2 1 4 6 15 10 10 2 9 7 2 7 2
Lg Rank Defense 8 3 7 10 4 22 8 24 6 3 5 3 3 4

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 4 boxscore W 1-0 @ New Orleans Saints 34 33 21 289 165 124 2 23 344 197 147 3
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 2-0 @ New York Giants 20 17 25 430 249 181 2 17 309 197 112
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 2-1 Atlanta Falcons 17 34 22 426 322 104 4 19 367 171 196 2
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-1 @ Seattle Seahawks 38 7 27 580 341 239 1 8 154 125 29 5
5 Sun October 2 boxscore W 4-1 Detroit Lions 20 13 19 339 163 176 1 18 297 248 49 2
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L OT 4-2 Denver Broncos 13 16 21 417 171 246 4 24 314 167 147 3
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 5-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 21 24 429 184 245 2 14 236 194 42 4
8 Mon October 24 boxscore L 5-3 @ Chicago Bears 9 10 12 213 135 78 1 14 237 115 122 1
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 6-3 Minnesota Vikings 24 21 16 339 209 130 2 15 321 229 92 3
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 6-4 @ Phoenix Cardinals 23 24 22 357 117 240 21 355 288 67 3
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 6-5 Los Angeles Raiders 3 9 15 219 136 83 2 17 251 92 159 1
12 Mon November 21 boxscore W 7-5 Washington Redskins 37 21 18 320 208 112 2 20 327 271 56 4
13 Sun November 27 boxscore W 8-5 @ San Diego Chargers 48 10 24 475 272 203 21 312 176 136 3
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 9-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 3 20 378 238 140 8 177 134 43 1
15 Sun December 11 boxscore W 10-5 New Orleans Saints 30 17 20 373 221 152 2 15 252 182 70 2
16 Sun December 18 boxscore L 10-6 Los Angeles Rams 16 38 20 316 246 70 1 23 322 201 121 1
Playoffs
Division Sun January 1 boxscore W 11-6 Minnesota Vikings 34 9 20 372 171 201 2 20 262 208 54 3
ConfChamp Sun January 8 boxscore W 12-6 @ Chicago Bears 28 3 21 406 268 138 1 15 267 176 91 2
SuperBowl Sun January 22 boxscore W 13-6 N Cincinnati Bengals 20 16 23 452 341 111 2 13 229 123 106 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 32 QB 14 13 8-5-0 238 397 59.9 2981 18 4.5 10 2.5 96 7.5 7.3 12.5 212.9 87.9 34 223 6.40 6.19 7.9 3 3
8 Steve Young 27 qb 11 3 2-1-0 54 101 53.5 680 3 3.0 3 3.0 73 6.7 6.0 12.6 61.8 72.2 13 75 5.31 4.65 11.4 1 1
80 Jerry Rice*+ 26 WR 16 16 1 3 33.3 14 0 0.0 1 33.3 14 4.7 -10.3 14.0 0.9 9.7 0 0 4.67 -10.33 0.0
24 Harry Sydney 29 16 0 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 26.7 16 10-6-0 293 502 58.4 3675 21 4.2 14 2.8 96 7.3 6.9 12.5 229.7 83.5 47 298 6.15 5.77 8.6 4 4
Opp Total 16 292 530 55.1 3284 25 4.7 22 4.2 6.2 5.27 11.2 205.3 72.2 42 297 5.2 4.4 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*+ 28 RB 16 15 310 1502 9 46 4.8 93.9 19.4 76 534 7.0 1 22 4.8 33.4 2036 10 8
44 Tom Rathman 26 FB 16 16 102 427 2 26 4.2 26.7 6.4 42 382 9.1 0 24 2.6 23.9 809 2 0
16 Joe Montana 32 QB 14 13 38 132 3 15 3.5 9.4 2.7 132 3 3
8 Steve Young 27 qb 11 3 27 184 1 49 6.8 16.7 2.5 184 1 5
25 Doug DuBose 24 KR 14 0 24 116 2 37 4.8 8.3 1.7 6 57 9.5 0 13 0.4 4.1 173 2 2
80 Jerry Rice*+ 26 WR 16 16 13 107 1 29 8.2 6.7 0.8 64 1306 20.4 9 96 4.0 81.6 1413 10 2
24 Harry Sydney 29 16 0 9 50 0 13 5.6 3.1 0.6 2 18 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.1 68 0 0
32 Terrence Flagler 24 3 0 3 5 0 4 1.7 1.7 1.0 4 72 18.0 0 57 1.3 24.0 77 0 0
9 Barry Helton 23 P 15 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
85 Mike Wilson 30 WR 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 405 12.3 3 31 2.1 25.3 405 3 0
86 John Frank 26 te 7 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 195 12.2 3 38 2.3 27.9 195 3 0
89 Ron Heller 25 TE 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 140 10.0 0 22 0.9 8.8 140 0 0
82 John Taylor* 26 PR 12 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 325 23.2 2 73 1.2 27.1 325 2 6
83 Terry Greer 31 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 120 15.0 0 31 0.8 12.0 120 0 0
84 Brent Jones 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 57 7.1 2 18 0.7 5.2 57 2 0
81 Wes Chandler 32 wr 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 33 8.3 0 9 1.0 8.3 33 0 0
62 Guy McIntyre 27 RG 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 1 17 0.1 1.1 17 1 0
88 Calvin Nicholas 24 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 2.0 14 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 527 2523 18 49 4.8 157.7 32.9 293 3675 12.5 21 96 18.3 229.7 6198 39 27
Opp Total 16 441 1588 8 3.6 99.3 27.6 292 2987 10.2 25 18.3 186.7 4575 33 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
82 John Taylor* 26 PR 12 4 44 556 2 95 12.6 12 225 0 29 18.8 1106
25 Doug DuBose 24 KR 14 0 32 608 0 44 19.0 781
81 Wes Chandler 32 wr 4 4 6 28 0 13 4.7 61
35 Del Rodgers 28 1 0 6 98 0 24 16.3 98
29 Don Griffin 24 rcb 10 6 4 28 0 10 7.0 28
33 Roger Craig*+ 28 RB 16 15 2 32 0 17 16.0 2068
24 Harry Sydney 29 16 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 76
60 Chuck Thomas 28 16 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
85 Mike Wilson 30 WR 16 11 1 2 0 2 2.0 407
Team Total 26.7 16 54 612 2 95 11.3 55 978 0 44 17.8 7788
Opp Total 16 47 426 0 9.1 73 1362 0 18.7

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
6 Mike Cofer 24 K 16 0 1 1 10 9 11 9 11 7 5 1 38 27 71.1% 41 40 97.6%
9 Barry Helton 23 P 15 0 78 3069 53 1 39.3
4 Max Runager 32 p 1 0 1 24 24 0 24.0
Team Total 26.7 16 1 1 10 9 11 9 11 7 5 1 38 27 71.1% 41 40 97.6% 79 3093 53 1 39.2
Opp Total 16 24 18 75.0% 34 34 100.0% 86 3526 41.0

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* 29 FS 13 12 5 59 0 44 0 3 0 4 3 0 74 0
94 Charles Haley* 24 LOLB 16 14 11.5 1 0 2 0 0 69 0 1
53 Bill Romanowski 22 rolb 16 8 3 0 1 0 0 53 0
22 Tim McKyer 25 LCB 16 16 7 11 0 7 0 39 0
96 Danny Stubbs 23 de 16 1 6.0 1 0 1 0 0 25 0
29 Don Griffin 24 rcb 10 6 1.0 22 0
78 Pierce Holt 26 9 0 5.0 0 0 1 0 0 15 0
33 Roger Craig*+ 28 RB 16 15 0 8 2 0 0
82 John Taylor* 26 PR 12 4 0 6 2 0 0
95 Michael Carter* 28 NT 16 16 6.5 1 0 0 0 0
8 Steve Young 27 qb 11 3 0 5 2 -10 0
49 Jeff Fuller 26 SS 16 16 1.0 4 18 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
91 Larry Roberts 25 LDE 16 16 6.0
25 Doug DuBose 24 KR 14 0 0 2 2 0 0
16 Joe Montana 32 QB 14 13 0 3 1 -3 0
75 Kevin Fagan 25 RDE 14 14 3.0
80 Jerry Rice*+ 26 WR 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
58 Keena Turner 30 ROLB 11 8 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
99 Mike Walter 28 RILB 16 16 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
21 Eric Wright 29 RCB 15 10 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Tom Holmoe 28 db 16 4 2 0 0 0 0
57 Sam Kennedy 24 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
51 Randy Cross 34 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
50 Riki Ellison 28 LILB 13 13 1.0
86 John Frank 26 te 7 6 0 0 1 0 0
9 Barry Helton 23 P 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Tom Rathman 26 FB 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
60 Chuck Thomas 28 16 0 0 1 0 -12 0
85 Mike Wilson 30 WR 16 11 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 42.0 22 88 0 44 0 8 27 32 -22 0 297 0 1
Opp Total 16 47 30 14 1

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
6 Mike Cofer 24 K 16 0 40 27 121
33 Roger Craig*+ 28 RB 16 15 9 1 10 60
80 Jerry Rice*+ 26 WR 16 16 1 9 10 60
82 John Taylor* 26 PR 12 4 2 2 4 24
86 John Frank 26 te 7 6 3 3 18
16 Joe Montana 32 QB 14 13 3 3 18
85 Mike Wilson 30 WR 16 11 3 3 18
25 Doug DuBose 24 KR 14 0 2 2 12
84 Brent Jones 25 11 0 2 2 12
44 Tom Rathman 26 FB 16 16 2 2 12
62 Guy McIntyre 27 RG 16 12 1 1 6
8 Steve Young 27 qb 11 3 1 1 6
94 Charles Haley* 24 LOLB 16 14 1 2
Team Total 26.7 16 18 21 2 41 40 27 1 369
Opp Total 16 8 25 1 34 18 1 294