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1996 San Francisco 49ers

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12-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.0, Offense: 3.7, Defense: 4.3, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 398 points (24.9/g), 3rd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 257 points (16.1/g), 4th.
 Differential of 141 points (8.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.8-4.2.

Coach: George Seifert (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Marc Trestman
 Defensive Coordinator: Pete Carroll
 Other Notable Asst.: Greg Knapp (Offensive Quality Control)

Stadium: 3Com Park
 Training Camp: Sierra College (Rocklin, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr.
President/General Manager Carmen Policy
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 398 5506 1046 5.3 24 8 19 315 358 550 3659 24 16 6.2 188 454 1847 17 4.1 108
Team Defense 257 4661 1021 4.6 34 14 29 269 287 558 3164 21 20 5.2 164 418 1497 4 3.6 76
Lg Rank Offense 3 6 2 3 10 11 7 8 10 8 17 10 4 11
Lg Rank Defense 4 7 10 7 6 23 11 13 12 6 7 5 1 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore W 1-0 New Orleans Saints 27 11 23 338 181 157 14 231 175 56 2
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 2-0 St. Louis Rams 34 0 23 352 222 130 6 105 69 36 4
3 Bye Week
4 Sun September 22 boxscore L 2-1 @ Carolina Panthers 7 23 15 300 252 48 1 21 389 272 117 1
5 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-1 Atlanta Falcons 39 17 16 396 246 150 18 317 191 126 4
6 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-1 @ St. Louis Rams 28 11 23 389 235 154 2 15 202 137 65 4
7 Mon October 14 boxscore L OT 4-2 @ Green Bay Packers 20 23 14 253 179 74 2 24 446 378 68 2
8 Sun October 20 boxscore W 5-2 Cincinnati Bengals 28 21 20 418 338 80 5 18 345 196 149 1
9 Sun October 27 boxscore W 6-2 @ Houston Oilers 10 9 12 238 175 63 12 184 77 107 2
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 7-2 @ New Orleans Saints 24 17 17 306 115 191 18 293 229 64 3
11 Sun November 10 boxscore L OT 7-3 Dallas Cowboys 17 20 16 267 156 111 3 20 316 222 94 1
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-3 Baltimore Ravens 38 20 22 372 262 110 4 16 268 159 109 3
13 Sun November 24 boxscore W OT 9-3 @ Washington Redskins 19 16 27 392 275 117 1 15 360 282 78
14 Mon December 2 boxscore W 10-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 34 10 25 466 264 202 2 9 178 117 61 4
15 Sun December 8 boxscore L 10-4 Carolina Panthers 24 30 23 450 375 75 4 22 382 324 58
16 Sun December 15 boxscore W 11-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 25 15 21 288 232 56 23 368 248 120 3
17 Mon December 23 boxscore W 12-4 Detroit Lions 24 14 18 281 152 129 18 277 88 189
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 29 boxscore W 13-4 Philadelphia Eagles 14 0 17 279 161 118 16 283 212 71 3
Division Sat January 4 boxscore L 13-5 @ Green Bay Packers 14 35 12 196 128 68 5 15 210 71 139 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
8 Steve Young* 35 QB 12 12 9-3-0 214 316 67.7% 2410 14 4.4 6 1.9 52 7.6 7.7 11.3 200.8 97.2 34 160 6.43 6.46 9.7 2 2
18 Elvis Grbac 26 qb 15 4 3-1-0 122 197 61.9% 1236 8 4.1 10 5.1 40 6.3 4.8 10.1 82.4 72.2 6 30 5.94 4.51 3.0
11 Jeff Brohm 25 3 0 21 34 61.8% 189 1 2.9 0 0.0 49 5.6 6.1 9.0 63.0 86.5 2 10 4.97 5.53 5.6 1 1
41 Terry Kirby 26 RB 14 10 1 2 50.0% 24 1 50.0 0 0.0 24 12.0 22.0 24.0 1.7 133.3 0 0 12.00 22.00 0.0
80 Jerry Rice*+ 34 WR 16 16 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 27.7 16 12-4-0 358 550 65.1% 3859 24 4.4 16 2.9 52 7.0 6.6 10.8 241.2 88.0 42 200 6.18 5.78 7.1 3 3
Opp Total 16 287 558 51.4% 3461 21 3.8 20 3.6 6.2 5.34 12.1 216.3 68.4 45 297 5.2 4.5 7.5

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
41 Terry Kirby 26 RB 14 10 134 559 3 31 4.2 39.9 9.6 52 439 8.4 1 52 3.7 31.4 998 4 1
20 Derek Loville 28 rb 12 6 70 229 2 16 3.3 19.1 5.8 16 138 8.6 2 44 1.3 11.5 367 4 0
44 Tommy Vardell 27 fb 11 7 58 192 2 17 3.3 17.5 5.3 28 179 6.4 0 22 2.5 16.3 371 2 0
8 Steve Young* 35 QB 12 12 52 310 4 33 6.0 25.8 4.3 310 4 3
40 William Floyd 24 FB 9 8 47 186 2 12 4.0 20.7 5.2 26 197 7.6 1 24 2.9 21.9 383 3 4
29 Anthony Lynn 28 rb 16 1 24 164 0 67 6.8 10.3 1.5 2 14 7.0 0 8 0.1 0.9 178 0 0
18 Elvis Grbac 26 qb 15 4 23 21 2 12 0.9 1.4 1.5 21 2 0
35 Dexter Carter 29 KR/PR 16 0 19 66 1 18 3.5 4.1 1.2 66 1 5
11 Jeff Brohm 25 3 0 16 43 0 22 2.7 14.3 5.3 43 0 1
80 Jerry Rice*+ 34 WR 16 16 11 77 1 38 7.0 4.8 0.7 108 1254 11.6 8 39 6.8 78.4 1331 9 0
81 Terrell Owens 23 WR 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 520 14.9 4 46 2.2 32.5 520 4 1
84 Brent Jones 33 TE 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 428 13.0 1 39 3.0 38.9 428 1 0
85 Ted Popson 30 te 15 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 301 11.6 6 39 1.7 20.1 301 6 0
83 J.J. Stokes 24 wr 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 249 13.8 0 40 3.0 41.5 249 0 0
89 Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 91 13.0 1 29 0.5 6.5 91 1 0
86 Sean Manuel 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 18 6.0 0 7 0.3 1.6 18 0 0
17 Mike Caldwell 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 9 4.5 0 8 2.0 9.0 9 0 0
49 Adrian Cooper 28 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.2 1.8 11 0 1
88 Nate Singleton 28 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.5 5.5 11 0 0
Team Total 27.7 16 454 1847 17 67 4.1 115.4 28.4 358 3859 10.8 24 52 22.4 241.2 5706 41 16
Opp Total 16 418 1497 4 3.6 93.6 26.1 287 3164 11.0 21 17.9 197.8 4661 25 29

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 29 KR/PR 16 0 36 317 0 52 8.8 41 909 0 71 22.2 1292
20 Derek Loville 28 rb 12 6 10 229 0 35 22.9 596
81 Terrell Owens 23 WR 16 10 3 47 0 18 15.7 567
88 Nate Singleton 28 2 0 2 32 0 21 16.0 1 10 0 10 10.0 53
63 Derrick Deese 26 16 0 2 20 0 12 10.0 20
41 Terry Kirby 26 RB 14 10 1 3 0 3 3.0 1 22 0 22 22.0 1023
89 Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 23 14 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 112
Team Total 27.7 16 39 352 0 52 9.0 59 1258 0 71 21.3 7316
Opp Total 16 36 235 0 6.5 77 1414 0 18.4

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
14 Jeff Wilkins 24 K 16 0 16 16 8 7 10 7 34 30 88.2%% 40 40 100.0%%
3 Tommy Thompson 24 P 16 0 73 3217 65 2 44.1
Team Total 27.7 16 16 16 8 7 10 7 34 30 88.2%% 40 40 100.0%% 73 3217 65 2 44.1
Opp Total 16 29 26 89.7%% 21 21 100.0%% 88 3696 42.0

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
51 Ken Norton 30 MLB 16 16 0 0 1 21 0 106 21
46 Tim McDonald 31 SS 16 16 1.0 2 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 81 17
97 Bryant Young*+ 24 LDT 16 16 11.5 1 0 1 43 0 61 15 2
23 Marquez Pope 26 RCB 16 16 6 98 1 55 0 1 0 1 4 0 61 6
36 Merton Hanks* 28 FS 16 16 4 7 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 54 9
56 Chris Doleman 35 RDE 16 16 11.0 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 3 13 1 45 9
22 Tyronne Drakeford 25 LCB 16 16 2.0 1 11 0 11 0 1 0 1 8 0 48 8
54 Lee Woodall 27 LLB 16 13 2.5 41 14
50 Gary Plummer 36 RLB 13 11 45 4
92 Roy Barker 27 LDE 16 16 12.5 36 9
94 Dana Stubblefield 26 RDT 15 15 1.0 1 15 0 15 0 1 0 1 0 0 26 7
33 Dedrick Dodge 29 db 16 3 3 27 0 26 0 15 5
55 Kevin Mitchell 25 lb 12 3 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 15 1
96 Dennis Brown 29 15 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 10 2
90 Junior Bryant 25 dt 16 1 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 9 3
35 Dexter Carter 29 KR/PR 16 0 0 5 0 0 0
40 William Floyd 24 FB 9 8 0 4 1 0 0
28 Curtis Buckley 26 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
27 Frankie Smith 28 14 0 2 0
8 Steve Young* 35 QB 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
91 Daryl Price 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
11 Jeff Brohm 25 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
31 Steve Israel 27 db 14 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
49 Adrian Cooper 28 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
41 Terry Kirby 26 RB 14 10 0 1 0 0 0
81 Terrell Owens 23 WR 16 10 0 1 0 0 0
85 Ted Popson 30 te 15 6 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.7 16 45.0 20 176 1 55 0 10 16 20 89 1 657 130 2
Opp Total 16 42 29 15

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 Jeff Wilkins 24 K 16 0 40 30 130
80 Jerry Rice*+ 34 WR 16 16 1 8 9 54
85 Ted Popson 30 te 15 6 6 6 36
8 Steve Young* 35 QB 12 12 4 4 1 26
41 Terry Kirby 26 RB 14 10 3 1 4 24
20 Derek Loville 28 rb 12 6 2 2 4 24
81 Terrell Owens 23 WR 16 10 4 4 24
40 William Floyd 24 FB 9 8 2 1 3 18
18 Elvis Grbac 26 qb 15 4 2 2 12
44 Tommy Vardell 27 fb 11 7 2 2 12
35 Dexter Carter 29 KR/PR 16 0 1 1 6
56 Chris Doleman 35 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
84 Brent Jones 33 TE 11 10 1 1 6
23 Marquez Pope 26 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
89 Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 23 14 0 1 1 6
97 Bryant Young*+ 24 LDT 16 16 2 4
Team Total 27.7 16 17 24 1 1 43 1 40 30 4 394
Opp Total 16 4 21 4 21 26 257

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1996-09-01 NOR W, 27-11 1 1 rush Tommy Vardell 1 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
2 1996-09-01 NOR W, 27-11 1 2 rush Jerry Rice 2 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
3 1996-09-01 NOR W, 27-11 2 4 rush Derek Loville 4 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
4 1996-09-08 STL W, 34-0 2 2 rush Derek Loville 2 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
5 1996-09-08 STL W, 34-0 4 1 rush Tommy Vardell 1 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
6 1996-09-08 STL W, 34-0 4 1 rush Dexter Carter 1 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
7 1996-09-22 @ CAR L, 7-23 3 44 pass Derek Loville 44 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
8 1996-09-29 ATL W, 39-17 2 55 interception Marquez Pope 55 yard interception return (Jeff Wilkins kick)
9 1996-09-29 ATL W, 39-17 2 24 pass Jerry Rice 24 yard pass from Terry Kirby (Jeff Wilkins kick)
10 1996-09-29 ATL W, 39-17 2 16 pass Ted Popson 16 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Jeff Wilkins kick)
11 1996-10-06 @ STL W, 28-11 1 1 pass Ted Popson 1 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Jeff Wilkins kick)
12 1996-10-06 @ STL W, 28-11 2 1 rush Terry Kirby 1 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
13 1996-10-06 @ STL W, 28-11 2 9 pass Ted Popson 9 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Jeff Wilkins kick)
14 1996-10-06 @ STL W, 28-11 4 31 pass Jerry Rice 31 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Jeff Wilkins kick)
15 1996-10-14 @ GNB L, 20-23 2 7 pass Jerry Rice 7 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Jeff Wilkins kick)
16 1996-10-14 @ GNB L, 20-23 2 13 pass Jerry Rice 13 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Jeff Wilkins kick)
17 1996-10-20 CIN W, 28-21 2 17 pass Ted Popson 17 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Jeff Wilkins kick)
18 1996-10-20 CIN W, 28-21 3 39 pass Ted Popson 39 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
19 1996-10-20 CIN W, 28-21 4 45 pass Terrell Owens 45 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
20 1996-10-20 CIN W, 28-21 4 15 rush Steve Young 15 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
21 1996-10-27 @ HOU W, 10-9 4 20 pass Terrell Owens 20 yard pass from Jeff Brohm (Jeff Wilkins kick)
22 1996-11-03 @ NOR W, 24-17 2 36 pass Jerry Rice 36 yard pass from Steve Young (Steve Young run)
23 1996-11-03 @ NOR W, 24-17 4 2 rush Steve Young 2 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
24 1996-11-10 DAL L, 17-20 1 29 pass Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 29 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
25 1996-11-10 DAL L, 17-20 4 27 rush Terry Kirby 27 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
26 1996-11-17 BAL W, 38-20 1 8 rush Terry Kirby 8 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
27 1996-11-17 BAL W, 38-20 2 34 pass Jerry Rice 34 yard pass from Elvis Grbac (Jeff Wilkins kick)
28 1996-11-17 BAL W, 38-20 3 1 rush William Floyd 1 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
29 1996-11-17 BAL W, 38-20 4 0 fumble Chris Doleman 0 yard fumble return (Jeff Wilkins kick)
30 1996-11-17 BAL W, 38-20 4 1 rush Elvis Grbac 1 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
31 1996-11-24 @ WAS W, 19-16 4 1 rush William Floyd 1 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
32 1996-12-02 @ ATL W, 34-10 2 26 rush Steve Young 26 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)
33 1996-12-02 @ ATL W, 34-10 2 5 rush Steve Young 5 yard rush (pass failed)
34 1996-12-02 @ ATL W, 34-10 3 10 pass Terry Kirby 10 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
35 1996-12-08 CAR L, 24-30 2 1 pass Brent Jones 1 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
36 1996-12-08 CAR L, 24-30 2 46 pass Terrell Owens 46 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
37 1996-12-08 CAR L, 24-30 4 5 pass Jerry Rice 5 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
38 1996-12-15 @ PIT W, 25-15 1 4 pass Jerry Rice 4 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
39 1996-12-15 @ PIT W, 25-15 1 4 pass William Floyd 4 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
40 1996-12-15 @ PIT W, 25-15 2 20 pass Terrell Owens 20 yard pass from Steve Young
41 1996-12-23 DET W, 24-14 1 1 pass Ted Popson 1 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
42 1996-12-23 DET W, 24-14 2 1 pass Derek Loville 1 yard pass from Steve Young (Jeff Wilkins kick)
43 1996-12-23 DET W, 24-14 3 6 rush Elvis Grbac 6 yard rush (Jeff Wilkins kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1996-09-01 NOR L, 11-27 4 3 pass Haywood Jeffires 3 yard pass from Jim Everett (Klaus Wilmsmeyer run)
2 1996-09-22 @ CAR W, 23-7 1 19 pass Wesley Walls 19 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (John Kasay kick)
3 1996-09-22 @ CAR W, 23-7 2 7 pass Wesley Walls 7 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (John Kasay kick)
4 1996-09-29 ATL L, 17-39 3 22 pass Tyrone Brown 22 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
5 1996-09-29 ATL L, 17-39 4 17 pass Roell Preston 17 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
6 1996-10-06 @ STL L, 11-28 4 3 pass Harold Green 3 yard pass from Tony Banks (Tony Banks run)
7 1996-10-14 @ GNB W, 23-20 3 59 pass Don Beebe 59 yard pass from Brett Favre (Edgar Bennett pass from Brett Favre)
8 1996-10-20 CIN L, 21-28 1 5 pass Tony McGee 5 yard pass from Jeff Blake (Doug Pelfrey kick)
9 1996-10-20 CIN L, 21-28 1 15 pass Garrison Hearst 15 yard pass from Jeff Blake (Doug Pelfrey kick)
10 1996-10-20 CIN L, 21-28 2 50 pass Darnay Scott 50 yard pass from Jeff Blake (Doug Pelfrey kick)
11 1996-11-03 @ NOR L, 17-24 2 1 rush Ray Zellars 1 yard rush (Doug Brien kick)
12 1996-11-03 @ NOR L, 17-24 4 50 pass Michael Haynes 50 yard pass from Jim Everett (Doug Brien kick)
13 1996-11-10 DAL W, 20-17 2 3 rush Troy Aikman 3 yard rush (Chris Boniol kick)
14 1996-11-10 DAL W, 20-17 4 6 pass Eric Bjornson 6 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Chris Boniol kick)
15 1996-11-17 BAL L, 20-38 1 65 pass Michael Jackson 65 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Matt Stover kick)
16 1996-11-17 BAL L, 20-38 3 2 pass James Jones 2 yard pass from Eric Zeier (Matt Stover kick)
17 1996-11-24 @ WAS L, 16-19 4 20 pass Jamie Asher 20 yard pass from Gus Frerotte (Scott Blanton kick)
18 1996-12-02 @ ATL L, 10-34 4 7 pass Terance Mathis 7 yard pass from Browning Nagle (Morten Andersen kick)
19 1996-12-08 CAR W, 30-24 1 5 pass Wesley Walls 5 yard pass from Kerry Collins (John Kasay kick)
20 1996-12-08 CAR W, 30-24 2 5 pass Wesley Walls 5 yard pass from Kerry Collins (John Kasay kick)
21 1996-12-08 CAR W, 30-24 2 20 pass Willie Green 20 yard pass from Kerry Collins (John Kasay kick)
22 1996-12-15 @ PIT L, 15-25 3 1 rush Jerome Bettis 1 yard rush (Charles Johnson pass from Mike Tomczak)
23 1996-12-15 @ PIT L, 15-25 4 42 pass Kordell Stewart 42 yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Norm Johnson kick)
24 1996-12-23 DET L, 14-24 1 54 rush Barry Sanders 54 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
25 1996-12-23 DET L, 14-24 3 5 pass Herman Moore 5 yard pass from Scott Mitchell (Jason Hanson kick)