1976 San Francisco 49ers Season
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1976 San Francisco 49ers Season
1976 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coachMonte Clark
OwnerJosephine Morabito-Fox
Jane Morabito
Home fieldCandlestick Park
Results
Record8-6
Division place2nd NFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1976 San Francisco 49ers season was their 27th in the National Football League. The team had a new head coach in Monte Clark, who previously was an assistant coach of the Miami Dolphins, to replace Dick Nolan. They began the season with the goal of improving on their previous output of 5-9. There were able to do so, starting the season 6-1; however, after a four-game losing streak, they finished 8-6[1] and missed the playoffs. This would be the first, and only, season for Clark as head coach. He was let go during the 1977 off-season.

On April 5, 1976, the 49ers traded for former Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett. The 49ers gave the New England Patriots their first round pick in the 1976 NFL Draft, the Houston Oilers first round pick in the 1976 Draft, the 49ers first and second round picks in the 1977 NFL Draft, and quarterback Tom Owen.[2]

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
2 42 Randy Cross Center UCLA
2 35 Eddie Lewis Defensive Back Kansas


Roster

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1976 at Green Bay Packers W 26-14
54,628
2 September 19, 1976 Chicago Bears L 19-12
44,158
3 September 26, 1976 at Seattle Seahawks W 37-21
59,108
4 October 3, 1976 New York Jets W 17-6
42,691
5 October 11, 1976 at Los Angeles Rams W 16-0
80,532
6 October 17, 1976 New Orleans Saints W 33-3
43,160
7 October 23, 1976 Atlanta Falcons W 15-0
50,240
8 October 31, 1976 at St. Louis Cardinals L 23-20
50,365
9 November 7, 1976 Washington Redskins L 24-21
56,134
10 November 14, 1976 at Atlanta Falcons L 21-16
20,058
11 November 21, 1976 Los Angeles Rams L 23-3
58,573
12 November 29, 1976 Minnesota Vikings W 20-16
56,775
13 December 5, 1976 at San Diego Chargers L 13-7
33,539
14 December 12, 1976 at New Orleans Saints W 27-7
42,536

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams(3) 10 3 1 .750 5-1-0 8-2-1 351 190 W4
San Francisco 49ers 8 6 0 .571 4-2 5-5 270 190 W1
New Orleans Saints 4 10 0 .286 2-5 3-8 253 346 L3
Atlanta Falcons 4 10 0 .286 2-5 4-8 172 312 L3
Seattle Seahawks 2 12 0 .143 1-3 1-12 229 429 L5

References

  1. ^ 1976 San Francisco 49ers
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 257

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