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2008 San Francisco 49ers

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7-9-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.3, Offense: -2.9, Defense: -2.4, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 22nd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 381 points (23.8/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -42 points (-2.6/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.9-9.1.

Coach: Mike Nolan (2-5-0) and Mike Singletary (5-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Martz
 Defensive Coordinator: Greg Manusky
 Other Notable Asst.: Adam Gase (Offensive Assistant), Jason Tarver (Outside Linebackers) and Jim Tomsula (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: San Francisco 49ers Training Facility (Santa Clara, California)

Team Info

Co-Owner Denise DeBartolo York
Co-Owner John York
General Manager Scot McCloughan
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 339 4978 961 5.2 35 16 28 287 309 509 3379 21 19 6.0 176 397 1599 10 4.0 83 185 33.0 18.4 Own 29.7 2:33 5.37 26.7 1.68
Team Defense 381 5216 1027 5.1 18 6 19 293 331 545 3507 22 12 6.1 170 452 1709 14 3.8 104 184 38.6 18.5 Own 34.3 2:41 5.8 28.3 1.94
Lg Rank Offense 22 23 32 32 21 18 13 13 26 18 27 27 25 21 20 1 9 21 25 22 21
Lg Rank Defense 23 13 28 28 12 24 20 21 21 15 21 13 15 8 9 28 1 19 23 13 23

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 7 boxscore L 0-1 Arizona Cardinals 13 23 13 291 183 108 5 18 285 176 109 -8.61 2.16 -1.37
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W OT 1-1 @ Seattle Seahawks 33 30 20 365 272 93 1 22 351 182 169 3 4.17 9.70 -11.81
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 2-1 Detroit Lions 31 13 25 370 188 182 14 240 124 116 2 16.16 5.96 -7.56
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 2-2 @ New Orleans Saints 17 31 20 312 221 91 3 24 467 363 104 2 -1.88 -17.63 8.01
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 2-3 New England Patriots 21 30 12 199 122 77 3 25 377 233 144 2 -6.65 -6.43 3.18
6 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-4 Philadelphia Eagles 26 40 14 306 175 131 3 21 383 280 103 1 -17.96 -12.43 14.05
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 2-5 @ New York Giants 17 29 13 253 218 35 3 17 273 161 112 -17.53 0.63 3.87
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 2-6 Seattle Seahawks 13 34 21 388 264 124 2 14 261 222 39 -12.85 -5.45 1.15
9 Bye Week
10 Mon November 10 boxscore L 2-7 @ Arizona Cardinals 24 29 19 336 217 119 3 21 374 328 46 -3.94 -9.38 12.28
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 3-7 St. Louis Rams 35 16 19 334 199 135 2 22 406 280 126 3 7.02 7.07 3.64
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 22 35 16 304 278 26 2 16 408 334 74 1 -2.85 0.26 -7.55
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 4-8 @ Buffalo Bills 10 3 12 195 133 62 1 18 350 194 156 1 -7.87 9.48 7.56
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 5-8 New York Jets 24 14 25 375 275 100 2 10 182 123 59 1 7.57 4.86 0.67
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 5-9 @ Miami Dolphins 9 14 24 318 206 112 11 248 150 98 0.75 -2.46 -2.03
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 6-9 @ St. Louis Rams 17 16 15 273 190 83 4 21 343 214 129 1 -7.26 5.17 6.14
17 Sun December 28 boxscore W 7-9 Washington Redskins 27 24 19 359 238 121 1 19 268 143 125 1 7.73 -3.94 -2.42

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
13 Shaun Hill 28 QB 9 8 5-3-0 181 288 62.8 2046 13 4.5 8 2.8 48 7.1 6.8 11.3 227.3 87.5 59.14 23 148 6.10 5.78 7.4 2 3
14 J.T. O'Sullivan 29 qb 9 8 2-6-0 128 220 58.2 1678 8 3.6 11 5.0 63 7.6 6.1 13.1 186.4 73.6 22.85 32 197 5.88 4.55 12.7 1 1
88 Isaac Bruce 36 WR 16 15 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 2.27 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.2 16 7-9-0 309 509 60.7 3724 21 4.1 19 3.7 63 7.3 6.5 12.1 232.8 81.4 55 345 5.99 5.22 9.8 3 4
Opp Total 16 331 545 60.7 3668 22 4.0 12 2.2 6.7 6.55 11.1 229.3 85.0 30 161 6.1 5.9 5.2

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
21 Frank Gore 25 RB 14 14 240 1036 6 41 4.3 74.0 17.1 43 373 8.7 2 26 3.1 26.6 1409 8 6
29 DeShaun Foster 28 rb 16 2 76 234 1 18 3.1 14.6 4.8 16 133 8.3 1 31 1.0 8.3 367 2 2
14 J.T. O'Sullivan 29 qb 9 8 30 145 0 18 4.8 16.1 3.3 145 0 11
13 Shaun Hill 28 QB 9 8 24 115 2 24 4.8 12.8 2.7 115 2 8
24 Michael Robinson 25 wr 16 1 19 50 0 10 2.6 3.1 1.2 17 202 11.9 0 36 1.1 12.6 252 0 1
89 Jason Hill 23 wr 16 2 2 5 0 9 2.5 0.3 0.1 30 317 10.6 2 33 1.9 19.8 322 2 1
46 Delanie Walker 24 wr 15 2 2 -13 0 -3 -6.5 -0.9 0.1 10 155 15.5 1 53 0.7 10.3 142 1 2
88 Isaac Bruce 36 WR 16 15 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 61 835 13.7 7 63 3.8 52.2 832 7 0
85 Vernon Davis 24 TE 16 16 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.7 0.1 31 358 11.5 2 57 1.9 22.4 369 2 2
83 Arnaz Battle 28 9 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 2.0 0.1 24 318 13.3 0 36 2.7 35.3 336 0 1
20 Allen Rossum 33 KR/PR 13 1 1 1 1 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.3 5 1 0
82 Bryant Johnson 27 WR 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 546 12.1 3 42 2.8 34.1 546 3 0
84 Josh Morgan 23 wr 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 319 16.0 3 48 1.7 26.6 319 3 0
17 Dominique Zeigler 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 97 19.4 0 31 0.6 12.1 97 0 0
45 Zak Keasey 26 lb 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 25 8.3 0 12 0.5 4.2 25 0 1
47 Billy Bajema 26 TE 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 34 17.0 0 29 0.1 2.1 34 0 0
81 Sean Ryan 28 te 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.2 1.3 8 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 397 1599 10 41 4.0 99.9 24.8 309 3724 12.1 21 63 19.3 232.8 5323 31 36
Opp Total 16 452 1709 14 3.8 106.8 28.3 331 3507 10.6 22 20.7 219.2 5216 36 16

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
20 Allen Rossum 33 KR/PR 13 1 15 223 0 45 14.9 47 1259 1 104 26.8 1487
46 Delanie Walker 24 wr 15 2 13 257 0 35 19.8 399
83 Arnaz Battle 28 9 0 6 29 0 19 4.8 1 28 0 28 28.0 393
22 Nate Clements 29 LCB 15 15 6 46 0 16 7.7 46
24 Michael Robinson 25 wr 16 1 6 135 0 34 22.5 387
96 Kentwan Balmer 22 16 0 5 47 0 14 9.4 47
47 Billy Bajema 26 TE 16 10 2 27 0 14 13.5 61
17 Dominique Zeigler 24 8 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 97
81 Sean Ryan 28 te 6 1 1 14 0 14 14.0 22
51 Takeo Spikes 32 LILB 16 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 29 298 0 45 10.3 76 1767 1 104 23.3 7388
Opp Total 16 39 364 0 9.3 65 1515 0 23.3

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 Joe Nedney 35 K 16 0 9 9 10 10 11 8 3 2 33 29 87.9% 34 34 100.0%
4 Andy Lee 26 P 16 0 66 3155 82 1 47.8
Team Total 27.2 16 9 9 10 10 11 8 3 2 33 29 87.9% 34 34 100.0% 66 3155 82 1 47.8
Opp Total 16 42 35 83.3% 38 38 100.0% 72 3053 42.4

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
52 Patrick Willis* 23 RILB 16 16 1.0 1 86 1 86 10 1 0 1 0 0 109 32
32 Michael Lewis 28 SS 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 1 4 0 76 20
51 Takeo Spikes 32 LILB 16 13 1.0 3 14 0 13 6 2 1 1 0 0 61 35
94 Justin Smith 29 RDE 16 16 7.0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 50 23
22 Nate Clements 29 LCB 15 15 2 13 0 13 9 1 0 0 0 0 56 7
27 Walt Harris 34 RCB 16 16 1.0 3 25 0 24 14 44 10
26 Mark Roman 31 FS 16 16 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 39 13
92 Aubrayo Franklin 28 NT 16 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 33 13
99 Manny Lawson 24 LOLB 14 10 3.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 31 12
98 Parys Haralson 24 ROLB 16 10 8.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 26 11
90 Isaac Sopoaga 27 LDE 16 16 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 26 14
30 Donald Strickland 28 db 14 3 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 23 10
91 Ray McDonald 24 lde 15 9 1.0 0 0 0 0 4 20 7
25 Tarell Brown 23 db 15 1 2 1 0 1 3 15 4
38 Dashon Goldson 24 db 9 2 0 0 0 0 1 15 3
93 Ronald Fields 27 16 0 13 6
28 Keith Lewis 27 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 5
53 Jeff Ulbrich 31 lb 16 3 9 4
54 Roderick Green 26 13 0 3.5 0 0 0 0 1 7 4
14 J.T. O'Sullivan 29 qb 9 8 1 11 1 -4 0 2 0
96 Kentwan Balmer 22 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
13 Shaun Hill 28 QB 9 8 0 8 3 -13 0 1 0
85 Vernon Davis 24 TE 16 16 0 2 1 0 0 4 0
21 Frank Gore 25 RB 14 14 0 6 1 0 0 2 0
46 Delanie Walker 24 wr 15 2 0 2 1 2 0 2 4
95 Tully Banta-Cain 28 12 0 0.5 2 6
74 Joe Staley 24 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 1 3 1
24 Michael Robinson 25 wr 16 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
29 DeShaun Foster 28 rb 16 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
66 Eric Heitmann 28 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
64 David Baas 27 LG 16 9 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
47 Billy Bajema 26 TE 16 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
82 Bryant Johnson 27 WR 16 12 2 0
31 Reggie Smith 22 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
36 Shawntae Spencer 26 2 0 2 0
83 Arnaz Battle 28 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
89 Jason Hill 23 wr 16 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
88 Isaac Bruce 36 WR 16 15 1 0
45 Zak Keasey 26 lb 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
68 Adam Snyder 26 lg/rg 14 13 0 0 2 0 0
69 Tony Wragge 29 RG 16 10 1 0
23 Marcus Hudson 26 9 0 0 1
84 Josh Morgan 23 wr 12 1 0 1
65 Barry Sims 34 RT 14 8 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.2 16 30.0 12 139 1 86 76 12 36 23 -11 1 700 256
Opp Total 16 55 16 10 2

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 Joe Nedney 35 K 16 0 34 29 121
21 Frank Gore 25 RB 14 14 6 2 8 1 50
88 Isaac Bruce 36 WR 16 15 7 7 42
82 Bryant Johnson 27 WR 16 12 3 3 18
84 Josh Morgan 23 wr 12 1 3 3 18
85 Vernon Davis 24 TE 16 16 2 2 12
29 DeShaun Foster 28 rb 16 2 1 1 2 12
89 Jason Hill 23 wr 16 2 2 2 12
13 Shaun Hill 28 QB 9 8 2 2 12
20 Allen Rossum 33 KR/PR 13 1 1 1 2 12
74 Joe Staley 24 LT 16 16 1 1 6
46 Delanie Walker 24 wr 15 2 1 1 6
52 Patrick Willis* 23 RILB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 27.2 16 10 21 1 1 1 2 36 1 34 29 327
Opp Total 16 14 22 1 2 1 38 35 2 381