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1990 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach George Seifert
Home Field Candlestick Park
Results
Record 14-2
Place 1st NFC West
Playoff Finish Lost NFC Championship (New York Giants)
Uniform
49ers89 90
Timeline
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The San Francisco 49ers entered the 1990 season heavily favoured to win their third consecutive Super Bowl. The season was highlighted by their defeat of the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. Throughout the season, the 49ers and the Giants were the two best teams in the NFL. The 49ers would face off against the Giants in the NFC Championship Game. Between 1988 and 1990, the 49ers set a league record with 18 consecutive road victories. Jerry Rice had a career year by becoming the fourth receiver in the history of American football to have at least 100 receptions in one season.

The 49ers won their fifth consecutive NFC West Division Title. Dating back to 1989, the 49ers completed a fifteen game unbeaten streak in the regular season (5 victories in the last 5 games of 1989 and 10 victories in the first ten games of 1990). Following the 1990 season, the 49ers left team stalwarts Roger Craig and Ronnie Lott unprotected and let them go to the Los Angeles Raiders via Plan B free agency.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round # Pick # Player Position College
25San Francisco 49ersDexter CarterRunning BackFlorida State
48San Francisco 49ersDennis BrownDefensive EndWashington
54San Francisco 49ersEric DavisCornerbackJacksonville State
69San Francisco 49ers Ronald LewisWide ReceiverFlorida State
93San Francisco 49ers Dean CaliguireCenterPittsburgh
166San Francisco 49ers Frank PollackTackleNorthern Arizona
221San Francisco 49ers Dwight PickensWide ReceiverFresno State
249San Francisco 49ersOdell HagginsDefensive TackleFlorida State
277San Francisco 49ersMartin HarrisonDefensive EndWashington
290San Francisco 49ersAnthony SheltonSafetyTennessee State

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1990 San Francisco 49ers staff
Front office
  • Owner/President – Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr.
  • Executive Vice President/General Counsel – Carmen Policy
  • Vice President of Football Administration – John McVay
  • Administrator of Football Operations – Neal Dahlen
  • Administrator of College Scouting – Tony Razzano
  • Administrator of Pro Personnel – Allan Webb

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Lynn Stiles

Strength and conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Jerry Attaway

RosterEdit

1990 San Francisco 49ers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
Active, 4 Inactive, 2 Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

  • October 14, 1990 - Joe Montana set a 49ers record by throwing for 476 yards in one game and throwing six touchdown passes.
  • October 14, 1990 – Jerry Rice set a 49ers record with 5 touchdown receptions and 30 points in one game.
  • November 4, 1990 - In a game versus the Green Bay Packers, Joe Montana threw for 411 yards and 3 touchdown passes.
  • December 3, 1990 – The 10-1 49ers played the 10-1 New York Giants on Monday Night Football. It was the second highest rated Monday Night game ever at the time. The game had a 42% share and a 26.9 rating.
  • December 9, 1990 – The 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime. Mike Cofer kicked a 23-yard field goal to give the 49ers a 20-17 victory.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 10, 1990 (Mon) at New Orleans Saints W 13-12
68,629
2 September 16, 1990 Washington Redskins W 26-13
64,287
3 September 23, 1990 Atlanta Falcons W 19-13
62,858
4 BYE WEEK
5 October 7, 1990 at Houston Oilers W 24-21
59,931
6 October 14, 1990 at Atlanta Falcons W 45-35
57,921
7 October 21, 1990 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27-7
64,301
8 October 28, 1990 Cleveland Browns W 20-17
63,672
9 November 4, 1990 at Green Bay Packers W 24-20
58,835
10 November 11, 1990 at Dallas Cowboys W 24-6
62,966
11 November 18, 1990 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31-7
62,221
12 November 25, 1990 Los Angeles Rams L 17-28
62,633
13 December 3, 1990 (Mon) New York Giants W 7-3
66,092
14 December 9, 1990 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20-17 (OT)
60,084
15 December 17, 1990 (Mon) at Los Angeles Rams W 26-10
65,619
16 December 23, 1990 New Orleans Saints L 10-13
60,112
17 December 30, 1990 at Minnesota Vikings W 20-17
51,590

StandingsEdit

NFC West
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers 14 2 0 .875 4–2 10–2 353 239 W1
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 274 275 W2
Los Angeles Rams 5 11 0 .313 2–4 3–9 345 412 L4
Atlanta Falcons 5 11 0 .313 2–4 3–9 348 365 W2
[1]

PostseasonEdit

NFC Divisional PlayoffEdit

San Francisco 49ers 28, Washington Redskins 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 10 0 0 0

10

49ers 7 14 0 7

28

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

NFC Championship GameEdit

New York Giants 15, San Francisco 49ers 13
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 3 3 6

15

49ers 3 3 7 0

13

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco

In a mostly defensive battle, 49ers running back Roger Craig's fumble with 2:36 left in the game led to Giants kicker Matt Bahr's 42-yard game-winning field goal as time ran out. Bahr was New York's only scorer, as he made 5 out of 6 field goals.

Awards and RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

  • Jerry Rice, First 100 reception season [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. (PDF) 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book. National Football League. p. 380. http://www.nfl.info/download/2010%20NFL%20Record%20and%20Fact%20Book.pdf. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  2. Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male)
  3. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440

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