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1961 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Howard Hickey
Home Field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 7-6-1
Place 5th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Uniform
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Timeline
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1960 1962

The 1961 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 12th year with the National Football League. The 49ers won seven games and lost six, with one game ending in a tie. As a result, the team finished in fifth-place in the NFL Western Conference. The 49ers had three first round picks in the NFL Draft.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
6San Francisco 49ers (Pick acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers)Jimmy JohnsonBackUCLA
9San Francisco 49ersBernie CaseyBackBowling Green
11San Francisco 49ers (Pick acquired from the Baltimore Colts)Billy KilmerQuarterbackUCLA
[1]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1961 Washington Redskins W 35-3
43,412
2 September 24, 1961 at Green Bay Packers L 30-10
38,624
3 October 1, 1961 at Detroit Lions W 49-0
53,155
4 October 8, 1961 Los Angeles Rams W 35-0
59,004
5 October 15, 1961 at Minnesota Vikings W 38-24
34,415
6 October 22, 1961 at Chicago Bears L 31-0
49,070
7 October 29, 1961 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 20-10
19,686
8 November 5, 1961 Detroit Lions T 20-20
56,878
9 November 12, 1961 at Los Angeles Rams L 17-7
63,766
10 November 19, 1961 Chicago Bears W 41-31
52,972
11 November 26, 1961 Minnesota Vikings W 38-28
48,905
12 December 3, 1961 at Baltimore Colts L 20-17
57,641
13 December 10, 1961 Green Bay Packers W 22-21
55,722
14 December 16, 1961 Baltimore Colts L 27-24
45,517

StandingsEdit

Western Conference
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Green Bay Packers 1130.786391223
Detroit Lions 851.615270258
Baltimore Colts 860.571302307
Chicago Bears 860.571326302
San Francisco 49ers 761.538346272
Los Angeles Rams 4100.286263333
Minnesota Vikings 3110.214285407
[2]

RosterEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 398
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 299
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
Dallas Chicago
NY Giants Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
St. Louis Minnesota
Washington San Francisco
1961 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl
Related: 1961 AFL Season

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