1983 San Francisco 49ers Season
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1983 San Francisco 49ers Season
1983 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coachBill Walsh
Home fieldCandlestick Park
Results
Record10-6
Division place1st NFC West
Playoff finishWon Divisional Playoffs (Lions) 24-23
Lost NFC Championship (at Redskins) 21-24

The 1983 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 34th year with the National Football League. The team attempted to improve on its 3-6 record from 1982. The 49ers would start the season with a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles 22-17. However, the 49ers would continue to impress, as they throttled the Vikings the next week 48-17 and then the Cardinals the following week 42-27. They would end the first half of the season 6-2 before splitting their last eight games to finish the season 10-6 and clinching the NFC West. In the playoffs, the 49ers would come back to beat the Lions 24-23 after Joe Montana found Freddie Solomon in the end zone with 1:23 remaining. However, in the NFC Championship game, they were not able to outlast the top-seeded Redskins, as they lost 24-21 after Washington took the lead on a field goal.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1983 San Francisco 49ers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 5 Traded to the Chargers
22 Traded to the Chargers
2 49 Roger Craig Runningback Nebraska
3 59 Blanchard Montgomery Linebacker UCLA
4 90 Tom Holmoe Defensive Back BYU
5 117 Riki Ellison Linebacker USC
7 175 Gary Moten Linebacker SMU
9 229 Mike Mularkey Tight End Florida
10 259 Jeff Merrell Defensive tackle Nebraska
11 289 Jesse Sapolu Center Hawaii

Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1983 (Sat) Philadelphia Eagles L 17-22
55,775
2 September 8, 1983 (Thu) at Minnesota Vikings W 48-17
58,167
3 September 18, 1983 at St. Louis Cardinals W 42-27
38,132
4 September 25, 1983 Atlanta Falcons W 24-20
57,814
5 October 2, 1983 at New England Patriots W 33-13
54,293
6 October 9, 1983 Los Angeles Rams L 7-10
59,118
7 October 16, 1983 at New Orleans Saints W 32-13
68,154
8 October 23, 1983 at Los Angeles Rams W 45-35
66,070
9 October 30, 1983 New York Jets L 13-27
54,796
10 November 6, 1983 Miami Dolphins L 17-20
57,832
11 November 13, 1983 New Orleans Saints W 27-0
40,022
12 November 20, 1983 at Atlanta Falcons L 24-28
39,782
13 November 27, 1983 at Chicago Bears L 3-13
40,483
14 December 4, 1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 35-21
49,773
15 December 11, 1983 at Buffalo Bills W 23-10
38,039
16 December 19, 1983 (Mon) Dallas Cowboys W 42-17
59,957

Game summaries

Week 1

Week 2

1 234Total
• 49ers 13 2807 48
Vikings 7 370 17

[1]

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers(2) 10 6 0 .625 4-2 8-4 432 293 W3
Los Angeles Rams(5) 9 7 0 .563 5-1 8-4 361 344 W1
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 2-4 7-5 319 337 L1
Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 1-5 4-8 370 389 W1

Postseason

NFC Divisional Playoff

Quarterback Joe Montana hits Freddie Solomon with a 14-yard touchdown pass with 1:23 left in the game as the 49ers hold off the Lions 24-23. Lions kicker Eddie Murray misses a 43-yard field goal with 5 seconds left in the game, one of two misses by him in the 4th quarter. Five interceptions of Lions Quarterback Gary Danielson played a major role in the 49ers win.

NFC Championship Game

The 49ers overcome a 21-point 4th quarter deficit to tie the game. But two controversial calls against the 49ers set up a 25-yard field by Mark Moseley with 40 seconds remaining. Joe Montana was then intercepted on the last play of the game to seal the win for Washington.

Awards and records

  • Ray Wersching, Franchise Record, Most Field Goals in One Game, 6 Field Goals (October 16, 1983)[2]

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Sep-20.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 142

External links


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