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1997 San Francisco 49ers

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.1, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 2.7, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 375 points (23.4/g), 5th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (16.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 110 points (6.9/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.1-4.9.

Coach: Steve Mariucci (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Marty Mornhinweg
 Defensive Coordinator: John Marshall
 Other Notable Asst.: Greg Knapp (Offensive Quality Control) and Jim Mora (Secondary)

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 375 5112 999 5.1 20 9 21 294 278 432 3143 20 11 6.6 167 523 1969 16 3.8 106
Team Defense 265 4013 949 4.2 41 16 30 242 258 509 2647 23 25 4.7 145 386 1366 5 3.5 67
Lg Rank Offense 5 12 2 6 15 28 18 14 6 3 4 8 8 20
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 2 5 1 12 2 18 2 1 2 2 1 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore L 0-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 13 12 191 91 100 1 15 271 156 115 2
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-1 @ St. Louis Rams 15 12 12 228 93 135 4 11 203 104 99 4
3 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-1 New Orleans Saints 33 7 17 304 213 91 1 12 260 176 84 8
4 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-1 Atlanta Falcons 34 7 18 424 353 71 15 211 154 57 1
5 Mon September 29 boxscore W 4-1 @ Carolina Panthers 34 21 27 368 149 219 1 16 254 210 44 4
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-1 St. Louis Rams 30 10 21 345 189 156 1 7 113 83 30 3
8 Sun October 19 boxscore W 6-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 35 28 24 438 241 197 1 19 292 253 39
9 Sun October 26 boxscore W 7-1 @ New Orleans Saints 23 0 21 347 210 137 6 142 87 55 2
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 8-1 Dallas Cowboys 17 10 18 301 173 128 2 16 271 184 87 2
11 Mon November 10 boxscore W 9-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 24 12 13 213 96 117 1 18 257 188 69 3
12 Sun November 16 boxscore W 10-1 Carolina Panthers 27 19 20 320 221 99 18 254 169 85 3
13 Sun November 23 boxscore W 11-1 San Diego Chargers 17 10 19 339 228 111 2 8 203 111 92 3
14 Sun November 30 boxscore L 11-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 9 44 13 279 152 127 3 22 340 187 153 1
15 Sun December 7 boxscore W 12-2 Minnesota Vikings 28 17 24 368 270 98 20 298 161 137 2
16 Mon December 15 boxscore W 13-2 Denver Broncos 34 17 18 323 265 58 1 15 237 141 96 3
17 Sun December 21 boxscore L 13-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 9 38 17 324 199 125 2 24 407 283 124
Playoffs
Division Sat January 3 boxscore W 14-3 Minnesota Vikings 38 22 31 394 219 175 16 378 321 57 1
ConfChamp Sun January 11 boxscore L 14-4 Green Bay Packers 10 23 15 257 224 33 2 19 325 219 106

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* 36 QB 15 15 12-3-0 241 356 67.7% 3029 19 5.3 6 1.7 82 8.5 8.8 12.6 201.9 104.7 35 220 7.18 7.47 9.0 1 1
14 Jim Druckenmiller 25 qb 4 1 1-0-0 21 52 40.4% 239 1 1.9 4 7.7 33 4.6 1.5 11.4 59.8 29.2 4 32 3.70 0.84 7.1 1 1
11 Jeff Brohm 26 5 0 16 24 66.7% 164 0 0.0 1 4.2 21 6.8 5.0 10.3 32.8 68.8 5 37 4.38 2.83 17.2
Team Total 28.7 16 13-3-0 278 432 64.4% 3432 20 4.6 11 2.5 82 7.9 7.7 12.3 214.5 93.6 44 289 6.60 6.40 9.2 2 2
Opp Total 16 258 509 50.7% 3011 23 4.5 25 4.9 5.9 4.61 11.7 188.2 63.6 54 364 4.7 3.5 9.6

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
20 Garrison Hearst 26 RB 13 13 234 1019 4 51 4.4 78.4 18.0 21 194 9.2 2 69 1.6 14.9 1213 6 2
41 Terry Kirby 27 rb 16 3 125 418 6 38 3.3 26.1 7.8 23 279 12.1 1 82 1.4 17.4 697 7 3
40 William Floyd 25 FB 15 15 78 231 3 22 3.0 15.4 5.2 37 321 8.7 1 44 2.5 21.4 552 4 2
8 Steve Young* 36 QB 15 15 50 199 3 13 4.0 13.3 3.3 199 3 4
32 Chuck Levy 25 KR 14 0 16 90 0 24 5.6 6.4 1.1 5 68 13.6 0 30 0.4 4.9 158 0 1
14 Jim Druckenmiller 25 qb 4 1 10 -6 0 2 -0.6 -1.5 2.5 -6 0 0
44 Marc Edwards 23 fb 15 1 5 17 0 6 3.4 1.1 0.3 6 48 8.0 0 19 0.4 3.2 65 0 0
11 Jeff Brohm 26 5 0 4 11 0 10 2.8 2.2 0.8 11 0 3
80 Jerry Rice 35 wr 2 1 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -5.0 0.5 7 78 11.1 1 16 3.5 39.0 68 1 0
81 Terrell Owens 24 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 60 936 15.6 8 56 3.8 58.5 936 8 1
83 J.J. Stokes 25 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 58 733 12.6 4 36 3.6 45.8 733 4 1
84 Brent Jones 34 TE 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 383 13.2 2 33 2.2 29.5 383 2 1
89 Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 24 PR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 165 11.8 0 25 1.0 11.8 165 0 4
85 Greg Clark 25 te 15 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 96 12.0 1 23 0.5 6.4 96 1 0
86 Chad Fann 27 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 78 15.6 0 21 0.5 7.1 78 0 0
88 Mark Harris 27 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 53 10.6 0 16 0.5 5.3 53 0 0
Team Total 28.7 16 523 1969 16 51 3.8 123.1 32.7 278 3432 12.3 20 82 17.4 214.5 5401 36 22
Opp Total 16 386 1366 5 3.5 85.4 24.1 258 2647 10.3 23 16.1 165.4 4013 28 24

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
32 Chuck Levy 25 KR 14 0 6 109 1 73 18.2 36 793 0 59 22.0 1060
89 Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 24 PR 14 0 34 373 0 36 11.0 6 131 0 25 21.8 669
41 Terry Kirby 27 rb 16 3 3 124 1 101 41.3 821
81 Terrell Owens 24 WR 16 15 2 31 0 23 15.5 967
22 Tyronne Drakeford 26 db 16 2 1 24 0 24 24.0 24
44 Marc Edwards 23 fb 15 1 1 30 0 30 30.0 95
86 Chad Fann 27 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 78
26 Rod Woodson 32 LCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 28.7 16 41 482 1 73 11.8 50 1133 1 101 22.7 7016
Opp Total 16 41 270 0 6.6 82 1746 0 21.3

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
3 Tommy Thompson 25 P 16 0 78 3182 55 1 40.8
1 Gary Anderson 38 K 16 0 11 11 12 9 10 8 3 1 36 29 80.6%% 38 38 100.0%%
Team Total 28.7 16 11 11 12 9 10 8 3 1 36 29 80.6%% 38 38 100.0%% 78 3182 55 1 40.8
Opp Total 16 20 16 80.0%% 29 29 100.0%% 83 3469 41.8

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* 31 RLB 16 16 1.5 1 0 2 0 0 72 24
94 Dana Stubblefield*+ 27 RDT 16 16 15.0 3 0 0 0 0 48 13
46 Tim McDonald 32 SS 15 15 3 34 0 17 0 0 0 3 0 0 51 11
36 Merton Hanks* 29 FS 16 16 6 103 1 55 0 0 0 2 38 1 50 10
50 Gary Plummer 37 MLB 16 16 48 14
54 Lee Woodall* 28 LLB 16 16 2 55 0 55 0 2 0 0 0 0 42 15
56 Chris Doleman* 36 RDE 16 16 12.0 3 0 1 0 0 39 7
26 Rod Woodson 32 LCB 14 14 3 81 0 41 0 1 0 1 0 0 43 5
97 Bryant Young 25 LDT 12 12 4.0 39 6
38 Darnell Walker 27 RCB 16 11 1.0 3 49 0 28 0 33 5
22 Tyronne Drakeford 26 db 16 2 5 15 0 15 0 31 2
92 Roy Barker 28 LDE 13 12 5.5 8 0 0 0 0 29 3
91 Kevin Greene 35 lb 14 4 10.5 1 0 2 40 1 18 8
31 Zack Bronson 23 16 0 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 1 3 0 18 6
90 Junior Bryant 26 dt 16 3 2.5 17 6
23 Marquez Pope 27 rcb 5 5 1 7 0 7 0 19 3
29 Frankie Smith 29 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 0
95 Marvin Washington 32 de 10 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 6 3
25 Brett Maxie 35 db 2 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 5 2
55 Kevin Mitchell 26 16 0 4 2
52 Jim Schwantz 27 16 0 4 0
89 Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 24 PR 14 0 0 4 2 0 0
53 James Williams 29 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1
8 Steve Young* 36 QB 15 15 0 4 2 -11 0
41 Terry Kirby 27 rb 16 3 0 3 2 0 0
20 Garrison Hearst 26 RB 13 13 0 2 2 0 0
11 Jeff Brohm 26 5 0 0 3 0 0 0
83 J.J. Stokes 25 WR 16 16 0 1 2 0 0
40 William Floyd 25 FB 15 15 0 2 0 0 0
81 Terrell Owens 24 WR 16 15 0 1 1 0 0
96 Daryl Price 25 5 0 1 0
28 Curtis Buckley 27 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
67 Chris Dalman 27 C 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
63 Derrick Deese 27 LT 16 13 0 0 1 0 0
84 Brent Jones 34 TE 13 12 0 1 0 0 0
32 Chuck Levy 25 KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 28.7 16 54.0 25 366 1 55 0 19 22 29 70 2 631 146
Opp Total 16 44 24 8 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
1 Gary Anderson 38 K 16 0 38 29 125
41 Terry Kirby 27 rb 16 3 6 1 1 8 2 52
81 Terrell Owens 24 WR 16 15 8 8 48
20 Garrison Hearst 26 RB 13 13 4 2 6 36
40 William Floyd 25 FB 15 15 3 1 4 24
83 J.J. Stokes 25 WR 16 16 4 4 24
8 Steve Young* 36 QB 15 15 3 3 18
36 Merton Hanks* 29 FS 16 16 1 1 2 12
84 Brent Jones 34 TE 13 12 2 2 12
85 Greg Clark 25 te 15 4 1 1 6
91 Kevin Greene 35 lb 14 4 1 1 6
32 Chuck Levy 25 KR 14 0 1 1 6
80 Jerry Rice 35 wr 2 1 1 1 6
Team Total 28.7 16 16 20 1 1 2 1 41 2 38 29 375
Opp Total 16 5 23 1 2 29 16 1 265

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-09-07 @ STL W, 15-12 2 25 pass J.J. Stokes 25 yard pass from Jim Druckenmiller (Gary Anderson kick)
2 1997-09-07 @ STL W, 15-12 4 35 rush Garrison Hearst 35 yard rush (Terry Kirby pass from Jim Druckenmiller)
3 1997-09-14 NOR W, 33-7 1 18 pass Brent Jones 18 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
4 1997-09-14 NOR W, 33-7 2 1 pass Brent Jones 1 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
5 1997-09-14 NOR W, 33-7 3 1 pass Garrison Hearst 1 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
6 1997-09-21 ATL W, 34-7 2 10 pass J.J. Stokes 10 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
7 1997-09-21 ATL W, 34-7 2 1 rush Terry Kirby 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
8 1997-09-21 ATL W, 34-7 2 56 pass Terrell Owens 56 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
9 1997-09-21 ATL W, 34-7 3 15 rush Terry Kirby 15 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
10 1997-09-29 @ CAR W, 34-21 1 8 pass Terrell Owens 8 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
11 1997-09-29 @ CAR W, 34-21 2 2 rush Steve Young 2 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
12 1997-09-29 @ CAR W, 34-21 3 3 rush Garrison Hearst 3 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
13 1997-09-29 @ CAR W, 34-21 4 3 rush Terry Kirby 3 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
14 1997-10-12 STL W, 30-10 1 5 pass Terrell Owens 5 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
15 1997-10-12 STL W, 30-10 1 10 pass Greg Clark 10 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
16 1997-10-12 STL W, 30-10 3 17 pass Terrell Owens 17 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
17 1997-10-19 @ ATL W, 35-28 1 5 pass Terrell Owens 5 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
18 1997-10-19 @ ATL W, 35-28 2 1 rush Terry Kirby 1 yard rush (pass failed)
19 1997-10-19 @ ATL W, 35-28 2 7 rush Terry Kirby 7 yard rush (Terry Kirby run)
20 1997-10-19 @ ATL W, 35-28 3 31 pass Terrell Owens 31 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
21 1997-10-19 @ ATL W, 35-28 4 1 rush William Floyd 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
22 1997-10-26 @ NOR W, 23-0 1 19 pass Garrison Hearst 19 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
23 1997-10-26 @ NOR W, 23-0 4 5 pass J.J. Stokes 5 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
24 1997-11-02 DAL W, 17-10 3 8 rush Garrison Hearst 8 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
25 1997-11-02 DAL W, 17-10 4 1 rush William Floyd 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
26 1997-11-10 @ PHI W, 24-12 1 38 fumble Merton Hanks 38 yard fumble return (Gary Anderson kick)
27 1997-11-10 @ PHI W, 24-12 2 1 rush Garrison Hearst 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
28 1997-11-10 @ PHI W, 24-12 2 73 punt Chuck Levy 73 yard punt return (Gary Anderson kick)
29 1997-11-16 CAR W, 27-19 2 1 rush Steve Young 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
30 1997-11-16 CAR W, 27-19 2 44 pass William Floyd 44 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
31 1997-11-16 CAR W, 27-19 3 101 kickoff Terry Kirby 101 yard kickoff return (Gary Anderson kick)
32 1997-11-23 SDG W, 17-10 2 37 pass Terrell Owens 37 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
33 1997-11-23 SDG W, 17-10 3 3 pass J.J. Stokes 3 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
34 1997-12-07 MIN W, 28-17 1 16 pass Terry Kirby 16 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
35 1997-12-07 MIN W, 28-17 1 1 rush William Floyd 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
36 1997-12-07 MIN W, 28-17 2 21 pass Terrell Owens 21 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
37 1997-12-07 MIN W, 28-17 3 4 rush Steve Young 4 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
38 1997-12-15 DEN W, 34-17 2 14 pass Jerry Rice 14 yard pass from Steve Young (Gary Anderson kick)
39 1997-12-15 DEN W, 34-17 2 1 rush Terry Kirby 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
40 1997-12-15 DEN W, 34-17 3 55 interception Merton Hanks 55 yard interception return (Gary Anderson kick)
41 1997-12-15 DEN W, 34-17 4 40 fumble Kevin Greene 40 yard fumble return (Gary Anderson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1997-08-31 @ TAM W, 13-6 4 1 pass Dave Moore 1 yard pass from Trent Dilfer (Michael Husted kick)
2 1997-09-14 NOR L, 7-33 4 8 pass Andre Hastings 8 yard pass from Danny Wuerffel (Doug Brien kick)
3 1997-09-21 ATL L, 7-34 3 16 pass Bert Emanuel 16 yard pass from Billy Joe Tolliver (Morten Andersen kick)
4 1997-09-29 @ CAR L, 21-34 2 17 pass Rae Carruth 17 yard pass from Kerry Collins (John Kasay kick)
5 1997-09-29 @ CAR L, 21-34 4 8 pass Rocket Ismail 8 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (John Kasay kick)
6 1997-09-29 @ CAR L, 21-34 4 20 pass Mark Carrier 20 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (John Kasay kick)
7 1997-10-12 STL L, 10-30 2 75 interception Ryan McNeil 75 yard interception return (Jeff Wilkins kick)
8 1997-10-19 @ ATL L, 28-35 1 27 pass Bert Emanuel 27 yard pass from Jamal Anderson (Morten Andersen kick)
9 1997-10-19 @ ATL L, 28-35 2 7 pass O.J. Santiago 7 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
10 1997-10-19 @ ATL L, 28-35 3 53 pass Todd Kinchen 53 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
11 1997-10-19 @ ATL L, 28-35 4 4 pass Terance Mathis 4 yard pass from Billy Joe Tolliver (Morten Andersen kick)
12 1997-11-02 DAL L, 10-17 1 5 pass Michael Irvin 5 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Richie Cunningham kick)
13 1997-11-10 @ PHI L, 12-24 4 6 pass Chad Lewis 6 yard pass from Bobby Hoying (pass failed)
14 1997-11-16 CAR L, 19-27 3 4 rush Fred Lane 4 yard rush (John Kasay kick)
15 1997-11-16 CAR L, 19-27 3 5 pass Wesley Walls 5 yard pass from Kerry Collins (run failed)
16 1997-11-23 SDG L, 10-17 3 78 fumble Paul Bradford 78 yard fumble return (Greg Davis kick)
17 1997-11-30 @ KAN W, 44-9 1 6 pass Andre Rison 6 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
18 1997-11-30 @ KAN W, 44-9 2 2 pass Tony Gonzalez 2 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
19 1997-11-30 @ KAN W, 44-9 2 3 rush Marcus Allen 3 yard rush (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
20 1997-11-30 @ KAN W, 44-9 2 1 pass Ted Popson 1 yard pass from Marcus Allen (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
21 1997-11-30 @ KAN W, 44-9 4 29 pass Andre Rison 29 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
22 1997-11-30 @ KAN W, 44-9 4 12 interception Mark McMillian 12 yard interception return (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
23 1997-12-07 MIN L, 17-28 1 10 pass Cris Carter 10 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (Eddie Murray kick)
24 1997-12-07 MIN L, 17-28 2 22 pass Cris Carter 22 yard pass from Randall Cunningham (Eddie Murray kick)
25 1997-12-15 DEN L, 17-34 1 4 rush Terrell Davis 4 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
26 1997-12-15 DEN L, 17-34 3 1 rush Vaughn Hebron 1 yard rush (Jason Elam kick)
27 1997-12-21 @ SEA W, 38-9 1 37 pass Joey Galloway 37 yard pass from Warren Moon (Todd Peterson kick)
28 1997-12-21 @ SEA W, 38-9 2 21 pass James McKnight 21 yard pass from Warren Moon (Todd Peterson kick)
29 1997-12-21 @ SEA W, 38-9 2 21 pass Mike Pritchard 21 yard pass from Warren Moon (Todd Peterson kick)
30 1997-12-21 @ SEA W, 38-9 3 35 pass Joey Galloway 35 yard pass from Warren Moon (Todd Peterson kick)
31 1997-12-21 @ SEA W, 38-9 4 1 rush Jon Kitna 1 yard rush (Todd Peterson kick)