Due to injuries to the offensive line, the 49ers had some tough times early in the season, including a 40—8 home loss to the Philadelphia Eaglesand a 24—17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefsled by former 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. Montana had enjoyed a storied college career, leading the Fighting Irish to the national title and a number of dramatic comeback victories, the most stunning of all being his final game, at the Cotton Bowl Classic.
Wilbur Jackson also missed the entire season due to injury. Both Dwight Clark and Freddie Solomon had excellent years receiving; Clark as the possession receiver, and Solomon as more of a deep threat. Backup quarterback Steve Bono helped the team win its next five games with Young sidelined.
In the draft, the Dallas Cowboys were placed just ahead of the 49ers. Key players for these 49ers included running back Ken Willardquarterback John Brodieand offensive lineman Bruce Bosley. However, Dallas completed the comeback in the last two minutes.
Inthe team spent large amounts of money on the addition of several star free agents from other teams, including Ken Norton Jr. Following the season the 49ers moved from Kezar Stadium to Candlestick Park. In the NFL seasonJoe Montana threw for 3, yards and 26 touchdowns, with only 8 interceptions, giving him a Rice had established himself as an elite receiver, he caught 65 passes for 1, yards and a then NFL-record 22 touchdowns in just 12 games.
Before week 11, Ronnie Lott called a players-only meeting; after the meeting the team came together and defeated the defending Super Bowl champion Washington Redskins in a Monday night game, Montana had fully recovered from his injury and retook the starting quarterback job as the team eventually finished the season at 10—6.
Victor Morabito died May 10,at age Joe Montana had one of his worst post-season games of his career, and was eventually benched during the game in favor of Steve Young, who scored a rushing touchdown and threw another.
It was reported that the Dallas Cowboys, who had the 17th selection overall, were intending to pick him.
Jackson enjoyed a fine rookie year, leading the 49ers with yards rushing. In all DeBerg started nine games, going 4—5 with 1, yards, 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
The running game was patchwork, with Paul Hofer leading the team with yards and O. Jerry Rice, in his fifth year in the league, continued to dominate; he led the league with almost receiving yards, and 17 touchdowns.
Today, I lost my little brother and one of my best friends. But a 49er fumble on the opening kick of the 3rd quarter led to a Cowboy score, cutting the lead to 31— That number likely will be topped by Kirk CousinsAaron Rodgers and others down the line.
In the season, the 49ers were not as dominant as infinishing the regular season with a 10—6 record and a wild card berth.
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After discussions with the owner and the coach, Montana asked for, and was granted, a trade to the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the season. The other West Coast offense—more focused on the vertical, or downfield, passing game—was actually created by s L. The 49ers got off to a strong start inwinning their first three games of the season.
Taking a 31—14 lead into halftime after a perfect yard pass from Young to Rice in the closing seconds, the game appeared to be far out of reach for the Cowboys. By the end of the regular season the 49ers were ranked No.
DeBartolo Sports Center Inthe 49ers won their first 10 games, and they eventually finished 14—2. The 49ers scored The team rallied around Young to win 10 straight games, including a 21—14 victory over the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys.
Thomas also released Jim Plunkett, giving up on him after two seasons. I cannot put into words how special Dwight was to me and to everyone his life touched. Simpsonin his final season, rushing for only yards and being sidelined with injuries. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Kelly, his children and the entire Clark family.
Staubach then completed the comeback with a yard touchdown pass to Ron Sellers with only 52 seconds left, giving the Cowboys a dramatic 30—28 victory and sending the 49ers to yet another crushing playoff defeat.
Simpson from the Buffalo Bills.Jun 04, · San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark passed away Monday at the age of 61, his family confirmed. An All-Pro and two-time Super Bowl champion, Clark. The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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