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1990 San Francisco 49ers

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14-2-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1990 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.8, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 4.6, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 353 points (22.1/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 239 points (14.9/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 114 points (7.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.5-4.5.

Coach: George Seifert (14-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Holmgren
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill McPherson
 Other Notable Asst.: Jon Gruden (Offensive Assistant)

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 353 5895 1074 5.5 30 14 16 324 360 583 4177 28 16 6.7 201 454 1718 12 3.8 107
Team Defense 239 4273 919 4.6 31 14 16 250 265 522 3015 17 17 5.3 157 353 1258 7 3.6 77
Lg Rank Offense 8 2 10 10 4 2 2 3 11 5 16 18 17 25
Lg Rank Defense 2 3 13 15 2 24 12 6 14 4 2 2 2 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 10 boxscore W 1-0 @ New Orleans Saints 13 12 17 237 184 53 2 11 268 180 88 5
2 Sun September 16 boxscore W 2-0 Washington Redskins 26 13 22 487 390 97 1 16 328 241 87
3 Sun September 23 boxscore W 3-0 Atlanta Falcons 19 13 17 445 379 66 1 18 369 320 49 3
4 Bye Week
5 Sun October 7 boxscore W 4-0 @ Houston Oilers 24 21 17 383 300 83 2 17 256 170 86 1
6 Sun October 14 boxscore W 5-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 45 35 30 492 442 50 2 21 394 365 29 2
7 Sun October 21 boxscore W 6-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 7 22 304 154 150 3 14 200 103 97 2
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 7-0 Cleveland Browns 20 17 20 294 177 117 2 18 274 236 38 3
9 Sun November 4 boxscore W 8-0 @ Green Bay Packers 24 20 17 445 411 34 17 321 251 70 1
10 Sun November 11 boxscore W 9-0 @ Dallas Cowboys 24 6 25 388 281 107 2 9 158 80 78 2
11 Sun November 18 boxscore W 10-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 7 22 393 241 152 1 13 180 78 102 1
12 Sun November 25 boxscore L 10-1 Los Angeles Rams 17 28 16 291 225 66 6 19 350 239 111 2
13 Mon December 3 boxscore W 11-1 New York Giants 7 3 11 240 152 88 15 221 146 75 1
14 Sun December 9 boxscore W OT 12-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20 17 25 372 170 202 1 14 215 102 113 1
15 Mon December 17 boxscore W 13-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 26 10 21 388 215 173 2 17 266 213 53 4
16 Sun December 23 boxscore L 13-2 New Orleans Saints 10 13 20 334 175 159 4 12 194 110 84 2
17 Sun December 30 boxscore W 14-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 20 17 22 402 281 121 1 19 279 181 98 1
Playoffs
Division Sat January 12 boxscore W 15-2 Washington Redskins 28 10 20 338 292 46 1 25 441 361 80 3
ConfChamp Sun January 20 boxscore L 15-3 New York Giants 13 15 13 240 201 39 1 20 311 159 152

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*+ 34 QB 15 15 14-1-0 321 520 61.7% 3944 26 5.0 16 3.1 78 7.6 7.2 12.3 262.9 89.0 29 153 6.91 6.54 5.3 3 5
8 Steve Young 29 qb 6 1 0-1-0 38 62 61.3% 427 2 3.2 0 0.0 34 6.9 7.5 11.2 71.2 92.6 8 41 5.51 6.09 11.4 1 1
9 Barry Helton 25 P 16 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 79.2 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.4 16 14-2-0 360 583 61.7% 4371 28 4.8 16 2.7 78 7.5 7.2 12.1 273.2 89.4 37 194 6.74 6.48 6.0 4 6
Opp Total 16 265 522 50.8% 3278 17 3.3 17 3.3 6.3 5.47 12.4 204.9 67.8 44 263 5.3 4.6 7.8

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 30 RB 11 11 141 439 1 26 3.1 39.9 12.8 25 201 8.0 0 31 2.3 18.3 640 1 2
35 Dexter Carter 23 KR/rb 16 5 114 460 1 74 4.0 28.8 7.1 25 217 8.7 0 26 1.6 13.6 677 1 8
44 Tom Rathman 28 FB 16 16 101 318 7 22 3.1 19.9 6.3 48 327 6.8 0 28 3.0 20.4 645 7 2
16 Joe Montana*+ 34 QB 15 15 40 162 1 20 4.1 10.8 2.7 162 1 4
24 Harry Sydney 31 16 0 35 166 2 19 4.7 10.4 2.2 10 116 11.6 1 23 0.6 7.3 282 3 1
8 Steve Young 29 qb 6 1 15 159 0 31 10.6 26.5 2.5 159 0 1
30 Keith Henderson 24 2 0 6 14 0 9 2.3 7.0 3.0 4 35 8.8 0 9 2.0 17.5 49 0 0
80 Jerry Rice*+ 28 WR 16 16 2 0 0 2 0.0 0.0 0.1 100 1502 15.0 13 64 6.3 93.9 1502 13 1
84 Brent Jones 27 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 747 13.3 5 67 3.5 46.7 747 5 2
82 John Taylor 28 PR/WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 748 15.3 7 78 3.5 53.4 748 7 2
88 Mike Sherrard 27 wr 7 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 264 15.5 2 43 2.4 37.7 264 2 0
81 Jamie Williams 30 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 54 6.0 0 9 0.6 3.4 54 0 0
85 Mike Wilson 32 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 89 12.7 0 34 0.4 5.6 89 0 0
83 Ron Lewis 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 44 8.8 0 14 0.6 5.5 44 0 0
89 Wesley Walls 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 27 5.4 0 11 0.3 1.7 27 0 0
Team Total 27.4 16 454 1718 12 74 3.8 107.4 28.4 360 4371 12.1 28 78 22.5 273.2 6089 40 24
Opp Total 16 353 1258 7 3.6 78.6 22.1 265 3015 11.4 17 16.6 188.4 4273 24 21

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
35 Dexter Carter 23 KR/rb 16 5 41 783 0 35 19.1 1460
82 John Taylor 28 PR/WR 14 14 26 212 0 30 8.2 960
29 Don Griffin 26 RCB 16 16 16 105 0 20 6.6 1 15 0 15 15.0 120
23 Spencer Tillman 26 16 0 6 111 0 30 18.5 111
25 Eric Davis 22 16 0 5 38 0 24 7.6 38
24 Harry Sydney 31 16 0 2 33 0 19 16.5 315
81 Jamie Williams 30 16 0 2 7 0 7 3.5 61
89 Wesley Walls 24 16 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 43
85 Mike Wilson 32 16 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 90
Team Total 27.4 16 48 356 0 30 7.4 53 965 0 35 18.2 7410
Opp Total 16 30 215 0 7.2 66 1284 0 19.5

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
6 Mike Cofer 26 K 16 0 10 10 9 7 11 5 6 2 36 24 66.7%% 39 39 100.0%%
9 Barry Helton 25 P 16 0 69 2537 56 1 36.8
Team Total 27.4 16 10 10 9 7 11 5 6 2 36 24 66.7%% 39 39 100.0%% 69 2537 56 1 36.8
Opp Total 16 23 19 82.6%% 26 26 100.0%% 82 3280 40.0

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
53 Bill Romanowski 24 ROLB 16 16 1.0 79 0
94 Charles Haley*+ 26 LOLB 16 16 16.0 3 0 1 0 0 58 0
42 Ronnie Lott*+ 31 FS 11 11 3 26 0 15 0 0 0 1 3 0 53 0
78 Pierce Holt 28 LDE 16 16 5.5 0 0 2 0 0 51 0
29 Don Griffin 26 RCB 16 16 3 32 0 23 0 0 1 2 0 0 35 0
25 Eric Davis 22 16 0 1 13 0 13 0 2 0 1 34 0 21 0
96 Dennis Brown 23 15 0 6.0 9 0
35 Dexter Carter 23 KR/rb 16 5 0 8 2 0 0
75 Kevin Fagan 27 RDE 16 16 9.5
57 Martin Harrison 23 2 0 4 0
43 Dave Waymer 32 fs/ss 16 9 7 64 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Brent Jones 27 TE 16 16 0 2 2 0 0
16 Joe Montana*+ 34 QB 15 15 0 4 0 0 0
59 Keith DeLong 23 RILB 16 13 0 0 3 0 0
44 Tom Rathman 28 FB 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
64 Jim Burt 31 nt 13 3 2.0
33 Roger Craig 30 RB 11 11 0 2 0 0 0
54 Matt Millen 32 LILB 16 16 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Darryl Pollard 26 LCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 John Taylor 28 PR/WR 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
31 Chet Brooks 24 SS 8 8 0 0 1 0 0
95 Michael Carter 30 NT 15 13 1.0
40 Johnnie Jackson 23 db 16 4 1.0
45 Kevin Lewis 24 10 0 1 28 0 28 0
80 Jerry Rice*+ 28 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
91 Larry Roberts 27 6 0 1.0
24 Harry Sydney 31 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Keena Turner 32 16 0 1.0 1
85 Mike Wilson 32 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Eric Wright 31 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 Steve Young 29 qb 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.4 16 44.0 17 171 0 28 0 5 24 21 37 0 310 0 1
Opp Total 16 37 21 7

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
6 Mike Cofer 26 K 16 0 39 24 111
80 Jerry Rice*+ 28 WR 16 16 13 13 78
44 Tom Rathman 28 FB 16 16 7 7 42
82 John Taylor 28 PR/WR 14 14 7 7 42
84 Brent Jones 27 TE 16 16 5 5 30
24 Harry Sydney 31 16 0 2 1 3 18
88 Mike Sherrard 27 wr 7 2 2 2 12
35 Dexter Carter 23 KR/rb 16 5 1 1 6
33 Roger Craig 30 RB 11 11 1 1 6
16 Joe Montana*+ 34 QB 15 15 1 1 6
58 Keena Turner 32 16 0 1 2
Team Total 27.4 16 12 28 40 39 24 1 353
Opp Total 16 7 17 1 26 19 239

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1990-09-10 @ NOR W, 13-12 3 4 pass Brent Jones 4 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
2 1990-09-16 WAS W, 26-13 2 12 pass Jerry Rice 12 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
3 1990-09-16 WAS W, 26-13 2 49 pass John Taylor 49 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
4 1990-09-23 ATL W, 19-13 3 35 pass Jerry Rice 35 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
5 1990-09-23 ATL W, 19-13 3 67 pass Brent Jones 67 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
6 1990-10-07 @ HOU W, 24-21 2 6 pass Jerry Rice 6 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
7 1990-10-07 @ HOU W, 24-21 3 78 pass John Taylor 78 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
8 1990-10-07 @ HOU W, 24-21 4 46 pass John Taylor 46 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
9 1990-10-14 @ ATL W, 45-35 1 24 pass Jerry Rice 24 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
10 1990-10-14 @ ATL W, 45-35 1 25 pass Jerry Rice 25 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
11 1990-10-14 @ ATL W, 45-35 2 43 pass Mike Sherrard 43 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
12 1990-10-14 @ ATL W, 45-35 2 19 pass Jerry Rice 19 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
13 1990-10-14 @ ATL W, 45-35 3 13 pass Jerry Rice 13 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
14 1990-10-14 @ ATL W, 45-35 4 15 pass Jerry Rice 15 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
15 1990-10-21 PIT W, 27-7 2 5 pass Mike Sherrard 5 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
16 1990-10-21 PIT W, 27-7 3 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
17 1990-10-21 PIT W, 27-7 4 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
18 1990-10-28 CLE W, 20-17 2 14 pass Jerry Rice 14 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
19 1990-10-28 CLE W, 20-17 2 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
20 1990-11-04 @ GNB W, 24-20 2 23 pass John Taylor 23 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
21 1990-11-04 @ GNB W, 24-20 4 6 pass Brent Jones 6 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
22 1990-11-04 @ GNB W, 24-20 4 64 pass Jerry Rice 64 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
23 1990-11-11 @ DAL W, 24-6 2 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
24 1990-11-11 @ DAL W, 24-6 2 7 pass Jerry Rice 7 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
25 1990-11-11 @ DAL W, 24-6 4 4 rush Joe Montana 4 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
26 1990-11-18 TAM W, 31-7 1 11 pass Brent Jones 11 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
27 1990-11-18 TAM W, 31-7 2 4 pass Brent Jones 4 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
28 1990-11-18 TAM W, 31-7 3 10 rush Roger Craig 10 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
29 1990-11-18 TAM W, 31-7 4 1 rush Harry Sydney 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
30 1990-11-25 RAM L, 17-28 2 5 pass John Taylor 5 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
31 1990-11-25 RAM L, 17-28 3 23 pass Harry Sydney 23 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
32 1990-12-03 NYG W, 7-3 2 23 pass John Taylor 23 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
33 1990-12-09 @ CIN W, 20-17 1 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
34 1990-12-09 @ CIN W, 20-17 3 3 rush Harry Sydney 3 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
35 1990-12-17 @ RAM W, 26-10 2 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (pass failed)
36 1990-12-17 @ RAM W, 26-10 2 60 pass Jerry Rice 60 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
37 1990-12-17 @ RAM W, 26-10 4 74 rush Dexter Carter 74 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
38 1990-12-23 NOR L, 10-13 1 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
39 1990-12-30 @ MIN W, 20-17 4 14 pass Jerry Rice 14 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
40 1990-12-30 @ MIN W, 20-17 4 34 pass John Taylor 34 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1990-09-16 WAS L, 13-26 2 35 pass Art Monk 35 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick)
2 1990-09-23 ATL L, 13-19 3 7 pass Shawn Collins 7 yard pass from Chris Miller (Greg Davis kick)
3 1990-10-07 @ HOU L, 21-24 1 1 rush Warren Moon 1 yard rush (Tony Zendejas kick)
4 1990-10-07 @ HOU L, 21-24 1 30 pass Drew Hill 30 yard pass from Warren Moon (Tony Zendejas kick)
5 1990-10-07 @ HOU L, 21-24 3 18 pass Haywood Jeffires 18 yard pass from Warren Moon (Tony Zendejas kick)
6 1990-10-14 @ ATL L, 35-45 1 75 pass Andre Rison 75 yard pass from Chris Miller (Greg Davis kick)
7 1990-10-14 @ ATL L, 35-45 2 62 blocked punt Bobby Butler 62 yard blocked punt return (Greg Davis kick)
8 1990-10-14 @ ATL L, 35-45 2 5 pass James Milling 5 yard pass from Chris Miller (Greg Davis kick)
9 1990-10-14 @ ATL L, 35-45 4 3 pass Gary Wilkins 3 yard pass from Chris Miller (Greg Davis kick)
10 1990-10-14 @ ATL L, 35-45 4 13 pass Andre Rison 13 yard pass from Scott Campbell (Greg Davis kick)
11 1990-10-21 PIT L, 7-27 1 2 pass Richard Bell 2 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
12 1990-10-28 CLE L, 17-20 4 11 pass Webster Slaughter 11 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Jerry Kauric kick)
13 1990-10-28 CLE L, 17-20 4 4 pass Ozzie Newsome 4 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Jerry Kauric kick)
14 1990-11-04 @ GNB L, 20-24 2 20 pass Sterling Sharpe 20 yard pass from Don Majkowski (Chris Jacke kick)
15 1990-11-04 @ GNB L, 20-24 4 17 pass Sterling Sharpe 17 yard pass from Don Majkowski (Chris Jacke kick)
16 1990-11-18 TAM L, 7-31 3 65 interception Wayne Haddix 65 yard interception return (Steve Christie kick)
17 1990-11-25 RAM W, 28-17 1 22 pass Cleveland Gary 22 yard pass from Buford McGee (Mike Lansford kick)
18 1990-11-25 RAM W, 28-17 2 10 rush Cleveland Gary 10 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
19 1990-11-25 RAM W, 28-17 2 6 rush Buford McGee 6 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
20 1990-11-25 RAM W, 28-17 4 1 rush Cleveland Gary 1 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
21 1990-12-09 @ CIN L, 17-20 1 2 pass Craig Taylor 2 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Jim Breech kick)
22 1990-12-09 @ CIN L, 17-20 3 1 rush Ickey Woods 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
23 1990-12-17 @ RAM L, 10-26 2 8 pass Derrick Faison 8 yard pass from Jim Everett (Mike Lansford kick)
24 1990-12-23 NOR W, 13-10 1 5 pass Greg Scales 5 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
25 1990-12-30 @ MIN L, 17-20 2 9 rush Herschel Walker 9 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
26 1990-12-30 @ MIN L, 17-20 4 1 rush Alfred Anderson 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)