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2016 San Francisco 49ers season
Head Coach Chip Kelly
General Manager Trent Baalke
Home Field Levi's Stadium
Results
Record 2–14
Place 4th NFC West
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers None
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The 2016 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 67th season in the National Football League, the 71st overall, the third playing its home games at Levi's Stadium, and the only season under head coach Chip Kelly. The season saw the 49ers attempting to rebound from their 5–11 record the previous year. However, this season would prove to be even worse than the previous, as the 49ers finished 2–14, with their only wins coming against their division rival Los Angeles Rams. The 49ers' record was their worst since 2004, when they also finished 2–14 (both wins that season were against the Arizona Cardinals). The 49ers' 1–7 home record tied the worst home record in franchise history (not including the strike-shortened 1982 season). As a result, the 49ers fired head coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke.[1]

The 49ers defense also set an NFL record by allowing a 100 yard rusher in seven straight games and easily finished last in the league in rush defense.

OffseasonEdit

Coaching changesEdit

After the 2015 season ended, the 49ers fired Jim Tomsula as head coach.[2] On January 14, 2016, the 49ers hired Chip Kelly as their head coach. Kelly had spent the previous three seasons as head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and had been fired after a disappointing 7–9 Eagles season.[3]

Roster changesEdit

Free agencyEdit

The 49ers entered free agency with the following:[4]

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date Signed 2016 Team Notes
G Alex Boone UFA March 10, 2016 Minnesota Vikings Signed 4-year contract[5]
WR Anquan Boldin UFA July 26, 2016 Detroit Lions -
TE Garrett Celek UFA February 23, 2016 San Francisco 49ers Signed 4-year extension[6]
DT Ian Williams UFA March 23, 2016 San Francisco 49ers Signed 1-year contract[7]
G Jordan Devey ERFA April 4, 2016 San Francisco 49ers Tendered one-year contract[8][9]
HB Kendall Gaskins ERFA June 20, 2016 San Francisco 49ers Signed two-year contract
ILB Michael Wilhoite RFA March 8, 2016 San Francisco 49ers Tendered one-year contract[8][10]
K Phil Dawson UFA March 14, 2016 San Francisco 49ers Signed 1-year contract[11]
OLB Ray-Ray Armstrong RFA March 8, 2016 San Francisco 49ers Signed 1-year extension[12]
RB Reggie Bush UFA August 1, 2016 Buffalo Bills Signed 1-year contract
RB Shaun Draughn UFA March 2, 2016 San Francisco 49ers Signed 1-year contract[13]
DE Tony Jerod-Eddie RFA April 4, 2016 San Francisco 49ers Signed 1-year contract[14]
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent
LEGEND
 –  Light green background indicates a player has been re-signed by the 49ers.
 –  Light red background indicates a player has departed the 49ers.

SigningsEdit

Position Player 2015 Team Date signed Notes
WR Eric Rogers Calgary Stampeders (CFL) January 20, 2016 Signed 2-year[15]
QB Thad Lewis Philadelphia Eagles March 10, 2016 Signed 1-year[16][17]
G Zane Beadles Jacksonville Jaguars March 22, 2016 Signed 3-year[18]
WR Ryan Whalen Minnesota Vikings August 23, 2016 Signed 1-year[19]
Indicates that the player was a free agent at the end of his respective team's 2015 season.

DeparturesEdit

Position Player Date Notes
RB Jarryd Hayne May 15, 2016 Retired[20][21]

DraftEdit

2016 San Francisco 49ers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 7 DeForest Buckner Defensive end Oregon
28 Joshua Garnett Guard Stanford From Chiefs[a]
2 37 Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs[a]
3 68 Will Redmond Cornerback Mississippi State
4 105 Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs[a]
133 Rashard Robinson Cornerback LSU Compensatory pick
5 142 Ronald Blair Defensive end Appalachian State From Chargers[b]
145 John Theus Tackle Georgia
174 Fahn Cooper Tackle Ole Miss Compensatory pick
6 178 Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs[a] From Cowboys[c]
207 Jeff Driskel Quarterback Louisiana Tech From Broncos[d]
211 Kelvin Taylor Running back Florida Compensatory pick
213 Aaron Burbridge Wide receiver Michigan State Compensatory pick
7 249 Prince Charles Iworah Cornerback Western Kentucky From Chiefs[a]

Notes

^[a] The 49ers traded their second-, fourth- and sixth-round selection (Nos. 37, 105 and 178 overall) to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for their first- and seventh-round selection (Nos. 28 and 249 overall).[22]
^[b] The 49ers acquired an additional fifth-round selection as part of a trade that sent their 2015 first-round selection to the San Diego Chargers.[23]
^[c] The 49ers acquired a sixth-round selection in a trade that sent their 2015 seventh-round selection to the Dallas Cowboys.
^[d] The 49ers traded tight end Vernon Davis and their 2016 seventh-round selection to the Denver Broncos in exchange for the Broncos' 2016 sixth-round and 2017 sixth-round selections.

Undrafted free agentsEdit

Position Player College Notes
DT Darren Lake Alabama released August 27[24]
DT Demetrius Cherry Arizona State released September 3[25]
S Jered Bell Colorado waived August 23[19]
WR Bryce Treggs California released September 3[25]
WR Devon Cajuste Stanford released September 3[25]
LB Kevin Anderson Stanford waived May 12[26]
LB Wynton McManis Memphis released August 27[24][26]
DE Lenny Jones Nevada
DE Jay Fanaika Utah
K John Lunsford Liberty released August 27[24]
OL Blake Muir Baylor released August 27[24]
OL Alex Balducci Oregon released September 3[25]
OL Norman Price Southern Miss released September 3[25]

StaffEdit

2016 San Francisco 49ers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2016 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
53 Active, 19 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

The 49ers' preseason opponents and schedule were announced April 7, 2016.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 14 Houston Texans L 13–24 0–1 Levi's Stadium Recap
2 August 20 at Denver Broncos W 31–24 1–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
3 August 26 Green Bay Packers L 10–21 1–2 Levi's Stadium Recap
4 September 1 at San Diego Chargers W 31–21 2–2 Qualcomm Stadium Recap

! Week !! Date !! Opponent !! Result !! Record !! Game site !! NFL.com
recap |- style="background:#cfc" ! 1 | September 12 | Los Angeles Rams | W 28–0 | 1–0 | Levi's Stadium | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 2 | September 18 | at Carolina Panthers | L 27–46 | 1–1 | Bank of America Stadium | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 3 | September 25 | at Seattle Seahawks | L 18–37 | 1–2 | CenturyLink Field | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 4 | October 2 | Dallas Cowboys | L 17–24 | 1–3 | Levi's Stadium | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 5 | October 6 | Arizona Cardinals | L 21–33 | 1–4 | Levi's Stadium | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 6 | October 16 | at Buffalo Bills | L 16–45 | 1–5 | New Era Field | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 7 | October 23 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | L 17–34 | 1–6 | Levi's Stadium | Recap |- ! 8 | colspan=6| Bye |- style="background:#fcc" ! 9 | November 6 | New Orleans Saints | L 23–41 | 1–7 | Levi's Stadium | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 10 | November 13 | at Arizona Cardinals | L 20–23 | 1–8 | University of Phoenix Stadium | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 11 | November 20 | New England Patriots | L 17–30 | 1–9 | Levi's Stadium | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 12 | November 27 | at Miami Dolphins | L 24–31 | 1–10 | Hard Rock Stadium | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 13 | December 4 | at Chicago Bears | L 6–26 | 1–11 | Soldier Field | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 14 | December 11 | New York Jets | L 17–23 (OT) | 1–12 | Levi's Stadium | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 15 | December 18 | at Atlanta Falcons | L 13–41 | 1–13 | Georgia Dome | Recap |- style="background:#cfc" ! 16 | December 24 | at Los Angeles Rams | W 22–21 | 2–13 | Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum | Recap |- style="background:#fcc" ! 17 | January 1 | Seattle Seahawks | L 23–25 | 2–14 | Levi's Stadium | Recap |} Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week One: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 0

0

49ers 7 7 0 14

28

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • SF – Shaun Draughn 3-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 8:16. 49ers 14–0. Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 2:44.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • SF – Vance McDonald 8-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert (Phil Dawson kick), 12:07. 49ers 21–0. Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 3:55.
  • SF – Carlos Hyde 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 5:14. 49ers 28–0. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:51.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 2: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Two: San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 7 0 17

27

Panthers 7 10 14 15

46

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information

First quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 29-yard field goal, 11:21. 49ers 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 11 yards, 2:56.
  • CAR – Shaq Thompson 9-yard fumble return (Graham Gano kick), 4:04. Panthers 7–3.

Second quarter

  • SF – Torrey Smith 28-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert (Phil Dawson kick), 10:02. 49ers 10–7. Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards, 3:38.
  • CAR – Greg Olsen 78-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 9:40. Panthers 14–10. Drive: 1 play, 78 yards, 0:22.
  • CAR – Graham Gano 39-yard field goal, 0:01. Panthers 17–10. Drive: 6 plays, 33 yards, 0:41.

Third quarter

  • CAR – Kelvin Benjamin 10-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 8:38. Panthers 24–10. Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards, 4:51.
  • CAR – Kelvin Benjamin 9-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 4:56. Panthers 31–10. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:54.

Fourth quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 39-yard field goal, 12:38. Panthers 31–13. Drive: 4 plays, −4 yards, 1:23.
  • SF – Blaine Gabbert 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 12:31. Panthers 31–20. Drive: 1 play, 1 yard, 0:07.
  • CAR – Graham Gano 31-yard field goal, 8:07. Panthers 34–20. Drive: 8 plays, 25 yards, 4:24.
  • SF – Vance McDonald 75-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert (Phil Dawson kick), 7:51. Panthers 34–27. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:16.
  • CAR – Graham Gano 49-yard field goal, 4:08. Panthers 37–27. Drive: 9 plays, 40 yards, 3:43.
  • CAR – Devin Funchess 16-yard pass from Cam Newton (kick blocked), 3:31. Panthers 43–27. Drive: 4 plays, 34 yards, 0:26.
  • CAR – Graham Gano 41-yard field goal, 1:06. Panthers 46–27. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:56.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 3: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Three: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 3 0 15

18

Seahawks 14 10 6 7

37

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information

First quarter

  • SEA – Christine Michael 41-yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 14:24. Seahawks 7–0. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 0:43.
  • SEA – Christine Michael 4–yard run (Steven Hauschka kick), 4:11. Seahawks 14–0. Drive: 14 plays, 62 yards, 8:24.

Second quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 22-yard field goal, 9:44. Seahawks 14–3. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 1:58.
  • SEA – Jimmy Graham 18-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 8:00. Seahawks 21–3. Drive: 4 plays, 73 yards, 1:48.
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 33-yard field goal, 1:16. Seahawks 24–3. Drive: 7 plays, 42 yards, 2:39.

Third quarter

  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 33-yard field goal, 6:56. Seahawks 27–3. Drive: 6 plays, 12 yards, 4:08.
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 22-yard field goal, 2:32. Seahawks 30–3. Drive: 7 plays, 16 yards, 3:34.

Fourth quarter

  • SEA – Doug Baldwin 16-yard pass from Trevone Boykin (Steven Hauschka kick), 12:59. Seahawks 37–3. Drive: 7 plays, 58 yards, 3:37.
  • SF – Carlos Hyde 8-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 7:53. Seahawks 37–10. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:03.
  • SF – Carlos Hyde 8-yard run (Carlos Hyde run), 1:01. Seahawks 37–18. Drive: 8 plays, 47 yards, 2:44.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 4: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Four: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 14 7 3

24

49ers 7 7 3 0

17

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • SF – Carlos Hyde 3-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 13:55. 49ers 14–0. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 5:03.
  • DAL – Terrance Williams 20-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 2:58. 49ers 14–7. Drive: 8 plays, 66 yards, 3:54.
  • DAL – Brice Butler 4-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 0:12. Tied 14–14. Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards, 1:38.

Third quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 36-yard field goal, 12:18. 49ers 17–14. Drive: 6 plays, 57 yards, 2:42.
  • DAL – Ezekiel Elliott 1-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 1:08. Cowboys 21–17. Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 5:49.

Fourth quarter

  • DAL – Dan Bailey 22-yard field goal, 4:11. Cowboys 24–17. Drive: 11 plays, 62 yards, 6:27.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 5: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Five: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 14 12

33

49ers 0 7 7 7

21

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • ARI – David Johnson 4-yard run (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 12:45. Cardinals 14–7. Drive: 4 plays, 14 yards, 2:10.
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 29-yard pass from Drew Stanton (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 7:35. Cardinals 21–7. Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards, 3:19.
  • SF – Carlos Hyde 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 1:54. Cardinals 21–14. Drive: 11 plays, 82 yards, 5:41.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – Chandler Catanzaro 36-yard field goal, 13:39. Cardinals 24–14. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 1:16.
  • ARI – David Johnson 2-yard run (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 4:44. Cardinals 31–14. Drive: 12 plays, 76 yards, 7:12.
  • SF – Blaine Gabbert 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 1:52. Cardinals 31–21. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 2:52.
  • ARI – Blaine Gabbert sacked in the end zone by Calais Campbell for a safety, 1:17. Cardinals 33–21.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

The 49ers wore their black alternate uniforms for this game as part of Color Rush.

Week 6: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Six: San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 10 0 3

16

Bills 7 10 7 21

45

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

First quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 33-yard field goal, 5:43. 49ers 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 13 yards, 3:53.
  • BUF – LeSean McCoy 4-yard run (Dan Carpenter kick), 0:14. Bills 7–3. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:29.

Second quarter

  • SF – Torrey Smith 53-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 13:56. 49ers 10–7. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:18.
  • BUF – LeSean McCoy 12-yard run (Dan Carpenter kick), 10:18. Bills 14–10. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:38.
  • SF – Phil Dawson 48-yard field goal, 5:54. Bills 14–13. Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 4:24.
  • BUF – Dan Carpenter 40-yard field goal, 0:21. Bills 17–13. Drive: 14 plays, 53 yards, 5:33.

Third quarter

  • BUF – Justin Hunter 30-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor (Dan Carpenter kick), 2:34. Bills 24–13. Drive: 4 plays, 60 yards, 1:55.

Fourth quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 47-yard field goal, 14:48. Bills 24–16. Drive: 8 plays, 46 yards, 2:46.
  • BUF – LeSean McCoy 18-yard run (Dan Carpenter kick), 10:53. Bills 31–16. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:55.
  • BUF – Robert Woods 5-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor (Dan Carpenter kick), 10:32. Bills 38–16. Drive: 1 play, 27 yards, 0:11.
  • BUF – Mike Gillislee 44-yard run (Dan Carpenter kick), 5:40. Bills 45–16. Drive: 7 plays, 73 yards, 3:25.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Days prior to Week 6, it was confirmed by Chip Kelly that Colin Kaepernick, will start in place of Blaine Gabbert. This was Kaepernick's first start of the season.

Week 7: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Seven: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 17 10 7

34

49ers 14 0 0 3

17

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 70,178
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • TB – Mike Evans 4-yard pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo kick), 10:20. 49ers 14–7. Drive: 11 plays, 94 yards, 4:54.
  • TB – Roberto Aguayo 38-yard field goal, 5:04. 49ers 14–10. Drive: 6 plays, 57 yards, 2:39.
  • TB – Russell Shepard 19-yard pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo kick), 0:53. Buccaneers 17–14. Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 1:46.

Third quarter

  • TB – Roberto Aguayo 37-yard field goal, 11:02. Buccaneers 20–14. Drive: 5 plays, 45 yards, 2:01.
  • TB – Mike Evans 5-yard pass from Jameis Winston (Roberto Aguayo kick), 6:30. Buccaneers 27–14. Drive: 6 plays, 73 yards, 2:03.

Fourth quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 28-yard field goal, 8:12. Buccaneers 27–17. Drive: 14 plays, 50 yards, 6:04.
  • TB – Peyton Barber 44-yard run (Roberto Aguayo kick), 4:51. Buccaneers 34–17. Drive: 6 plays, 77 yards, 3:26.

Top passers

  • TB – Jameis Winston – 21/30, 269 yards, 3 TD, INT
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 16/34, 143 yards, TD, INT

Top rushers

  • TB – Jacquizz Rodgers – 26 rushes, 154 yards
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 9 rushes, 84 yards

Top receivers

  • TB – Mike Evans – 8 receptions, 96 yards, 2 TD
  • SF – Shaun Draughn – 5 receptions, 37 yards, TD

Week 9: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Nine: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 14 17 0 10

41

49ers 3 17 3 0

23

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), mostly sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,178
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 49-yard field goal, 9:25. 49ers 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, 2:53.
  • NO – Tim Hightower 4-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 5:11. Saints 7–3. Drive: 10 plays, 83 yards, 4:14.
  • NO – Michael Thomas 1-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 2:14. Saints 14–3. Drive: 5 plays, 12 yards, 1:22.

Second quarter

  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 7:40. Saints 21–3. Drive: 12 plays, 76 yards, 6:05.
  • SF – DuJuan Harris 47-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 5:56. Saints 21–10. Drive: 4 plays, 65 yards, 1:44.
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 75-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 5:45. Saints 28–10. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:11.
  • SF – Phil Dawson 48-yard field goal, 3:53. Saints 28–13. Drive: 5 plays, 37 yards, 1:52.
  • SF – Vance McDonald 65-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 1:05. Saints 28–20. Drive: 3 plays, 72 yards, 0:42.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 26-yard field goal, 0:00. Saints 31–20. Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards, 1:05.

Third quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 46-yard field goal, 9:07. Saints 31–23. Drive: 6 plays, 29 yards, 1:07.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Michael Thomas 32-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 13:13. Saints 38–23. Drive: 7 plays, 77 yards, 3:23.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 41-yard field goal, 8:52. Saints 41–23. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 4:02.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 10: at Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Ten: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 10 3 7

20

Cardinals 7 13 0 3

23

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 2:25 p.m. MST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,127
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • ARI – David Johnson 18-yard run (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 14:42. Cardinals 14–0. Drive: 1 play, 56 yards, 0:18.
  • SF – Jeremy Kerley 17-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 12:12. Cardinals 14–7. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:30.
  • ARI – Chandler Catanzaro 39-yard field goal, 8:28. Cardinals 17–7. Drive: 8 plays, 54 yards, 3:44.
  • SF – Phil Dawson 49-yard field goal, 1:32. Cardinals 17–10. Drive: 15 plays, 56 yards, 6:56.
  • ARI – Chandler Catanzaro 19-yard field goal, 0:00. Cardinals 20–10. Drive: 10 plays, 81 yards, 1:32.

Third quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 53-yard field goal, 8:40. Cardinals 20–13. Drive: 5 plays, 45 yards, 2:16.

Fourth quarter

  • SF – Colin Kaepernick 4-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 1:55. Tied 20–20. Drive: 7 plays, 57 yards, 1:18.
  • ARI – Chandler Catanzaro 34-yard field goal, 0:00. Cardinals 23–20. Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards, 1:55.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 10 rushes, 55 yards, TD
  • ARI – David Johnson – 19 rushes, 55 yards, TD

Top receivers

Week 11: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week Eleven: New England Patriots at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 6 7 0 17

30

49ers 3 7 0 7

17

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

First quarter

  • NE – Julian Edelman 4-yard pass from Tom Brady (kick failed, wide right), 10:10. Patriots 6–0. Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, 2:53.
  • SF – Phil Dawson 33-yard field goal, 2:40. Patriots 6–3. Drive: 12 plays, 60 yards, 7:30.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • NE – Danny Amendola 5-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 14:55. Patriots 20–10. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 4:21.
  • NE – Malcolm Mitchell 56-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 10:06. Patriots 27–10. Drive: 5 plays, 70 yards, 1:55.
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 38-yard field goal, 6:11. Patriots 30–10. Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards, 3:04.
  • SF – Shaun Draughn 13-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 2:06. Patriots 30–17. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 4:05.

Top passers

  • NE – Tom Brady – 24/40, 280 yards, 4 TD
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 16/30, 206 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • NE – Malcolm Mitchell – 4 receptions, 98 yards, TD
  • SF – Vance McDonald – 3 receptions, 46 yards, TD

Week 12: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Twelve: San Francisco 49ers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 0 7 10

24

Dolphins 0 14 10 7

31

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIA – Jay Ajayi 2-yard run (Andrew Franks kick), 12:22. Tied 7–7. Drive: 11 plays, 91 yards, 5:28.
  • MIA – Dion Sims 16-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Andrew Franks kick), 2:17. Dolphins 14–7. Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards, 6:50.

Third quarter

  • MIA – Andrew Franks 24-yard field goal, 12:31. Dolphins 17–7. Drive: 5 plays, 20 yards, 2:18.
  • SF – Garrett Celek 4-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 7:34. Dolphins 17–14. Drive: 9 plays, 91 yards, 4:57.
  • MIA – Kenny Stills 43-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Andrew Franks kick), 1:33. Dolphins 24–14. Drive: 5 plays, 60 yards, 1:50.

Fourth quarter

  • MIA – Leonte Carroo 15-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Andrew Franks kick), 11:31. Dolphins 31–14. Drive: 6 plays, 67 yards, 3:23.
  • SF – Torrey Smith 1-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 7:42. Dolphins 31–21. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:49.
  • SF – Phil Dawson 36-yard field goal, 2:15. Dolphins 31–24. Drive: 14 plays, 62 yards, 3:36.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • SF – Colin Kaepernick – 10 rushes, 113 yards
  • MIA – Jay Ajayi – 18 rushes, 45 yards, TD

Top receivers

With the loss, the 49ers were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention for the third consecutive season. An attempted rally by the 49ers was stopped short of the end zone in the final seconds.

Week 13: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week Thirteen: San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 6 0 0

6

Bears 0 7 14 5

26

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

  • SF – Phil Dawson 31-yard field goal, 6:55. 49ers 3–0. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 2:12.
  • SF – Phil Dawson 28-yard field goal, 1:56. 49ers 6–0. Drive: 9 plays, 27 yards, 4:51.
  • CHI – Jordan Howard 1-yard run (Connor Barth kick), 0:31. Bears 7–6. Drive: 8 plays, 81 yards, 1:25.

Third quarter

  • CHI – Jordan Howard 2-yard run (Connor Barth kick), 9:32. Bears 14–6. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:28.
  • CHI – Jordan Howard 5-yard run (Connor Barth kick), 6:19. Bears 21–6. Drive: 4 plays, 59 yards, 2:13.

Fourth quarter

  • CHI – Connor Barth 45-yard field goal, 12:55. Bears 24–6. Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards, 3:19.
  • CHI – Blaine Gabbert sacked in the end zone by Leonard Floyd for a safety, 1:55. Bears 26–6.

Top passers

  • SF – Blaine Gabbert – 4/10, 35 yards
  • CHI – Matt Barkley – 11/18, 192 yards

Top rushers

  • SF – Carlos Hyde – 20 rushes, 92 yards
  • CHI – Jordan Howard – 32 rushes, 117 yards, 3 TD

Top receivers

  • SF – Vance McDonald – 2 receptions, 9 yards
  • CHI – Josh Bellamy – 4 receptions, 93 yards

Week 14: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Fourteen: New York Jets at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 3 3 11

23

49ers 14 3 0 0

17

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,178
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NYJ – Nick Folk 36-yard field goal, 7:28. 49ers 14–3. Drive: 11 plays, 44 yards, 5:53.
  • SF – Phil Dawson 47-yard field goal, 5:45. 49ers 17–3. Drive: 5 plays, 46 yards, 1:43.

Third quarter

  • NYJ – Nick Folk 30-yard field goal, 6:28. 49ers 17–6. Drive: 13 plays, 64 yards, 7:25.

Fourth quarter

  • NYJ – Bilal Powell 5-yard run (Bryce Petty run), 5:04. 49ers 17–14. Drive: 15 plays, 66 yards, 8:23.
  • NYJ – Nick Folk 50-yard field goal, 0:38. Tied 17–17. Drive: 8 plays, 33 yards, 1:57.

Overtime

  • NYJ – Bilal Powell 19-yard run, 8:35. Jets 23–17. Drive: 6 plays, 63 yards, 4:16.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 15: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Fifteen: San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 13 0 0

13

Falcons 21 7 10 3

41

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 70,164
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman and Peter Schrager
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • ATL – Devonta Freeman 5-yard run (Matt Bryant kick), 10:31. Falcons 7–0. Drive: 6 plays, 47 yards, 2:57.
  • ATL – Taylor Gabriel 9-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 7:40. Falcons 14–0. Drive: 5 plays, 50 yards, 1:58.
  • ATL – Austin Hooper 9-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 0:40. Falcons 21–0. Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards, 5:51.

Second quarter

  • SF – Garrett Celek 16-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 12:45. Falcons 21–7. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:55.
  • ATL – Devonta Freeman 9-yard run (Matt Bryant kick), 4:28. Falcons 28–7. Drive: 6 plays, 94 yards, 3:32.
  • SF – Rod Streater 5-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (kick failed, wide left), 0:13. Falcons 28–13. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 4:15.

Third quarter

  • ATL – Matt Bryant 50-yard field goal, 6:29. Falcons 31–13. Drive: 6 plays, 25 yards, 2:50.
  • ATL – Devonta Freeman 34-yard run (Matt Bryant kick), 1:42. Falcons 38–13. Drive: 4 plays, 77 yards, 2:16.

Fourth quarter

  • ATL – Matt Bryant 41-yard field goal, 1:09. Falcons 41–13. Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 5:06.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 16: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Sixteen: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 7 0 0 15

22

Rams 14 0 0 7

21

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 83,656
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • No scoring plays

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • LA – Tyler Higbee 2-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 10:32. Rams 21–7. Drive: 4 plays, 25 yards, 2:13.
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick 13-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 5:06. Rams 21–14. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 5:26.
  • SF – Rod Streater 10-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Colin Kaepernick run), 0:31. 49ers 22–21. Drive: 10 plays, 73 yards, 2:39.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the win, the 49ers snapped their 13-game losing streak and swept the Rams on the season, while going 0–13 against the rest of the league. With the Cleveland Browns standing 0–14 before this week, the 49ers win also ended the possibility of two teams finishing 1–15 for the first time.

Week 17: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Seventeen: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 16 3 3

25

49ers 7 7 2 7

23

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Game information

First quarter

  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 31-yard field goal, 13:03. Seahawks 3–0. Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:16.
  • SF – Shaun Draughn 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 9:35. 49ers 7–3. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:28.

Second quarter

  • SF – Shaun Draughn 1-yard run (Phil Dawson kick), 14:56. 49ers 14–3. Drive: 14 plays, 79 yards, 8:10.
  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 32-yard field goal, 10:32. 49ers 14–6. Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 4:24.
  • SEA – Luke Willson 11-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka kick), 6:55. 49ers 14–13. Drive: 2 plays, 15 yards, 0:49.
  • SEA – Thomas Rawls 1-yard run (kick blocked), 3:00. Seahawks 19–14. Drive: 5 plays, 91 yards, 1:50.

Third quarter

  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 33-yard field goal, 8:14. Seahawks 22–14. Drive: 6 plays, 44 yards, 1:47.
  • SF – Nolan Frese fumble out of bounds in the end zone for a safety, 5:04. Seahawks 22–16.

Fourth quarter

  • SEA – Steven Hauschka 28-yard field goal, 14:08. Seahawks 25–16. Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:58.
  • SF – Garrett Celek 9-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick (Phil Dawson kick), 5:42. 49ers 25–23. Drive: 4 plays, 35 yards, 2:22.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the loss, the 49ers ended their season 2–14, their worst record since 2004. This was Colin Kaepernick's last game as a 49er.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

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ConferenceEdit

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