1971 San Francisco 49ers Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Dick Nolan (9-5)
Location: San Francisco, California
1971 San Francisco 49ers Statistics
1971 San Francisco 49ers Roster

The San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

The 49ers scored 300 points, and the defense yielded 216. Ken Willard carried the ball for a team-leading 855 yards for San Francisco, and Vic Washington also contributed to the rushing attack.

John Brodie passed for 2,642 yards. Ted Kwalick topped all receivers, grabbing 52 passes, while Gene Washington added 884 receiving yards.

Jimmy Johnson, Bruce Taylor and Rosey Taylor each intercepted 3 opponent throws.

Dick Nolan coached the team. The 1971 San Francisco 49ers lost in the Conference Championship.

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Regular Season Points For: 300
Regular Season Points Against: 216

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 19, 1971 San Francisco 49ers 17 at Atlanta Falcons 20 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 26, 1971 San Francisco 49ers 38 at New Orleans Saints 20 W 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
October 3, 1971 San Francisco 49ers 31 at Philadelphia Eagles 3 W 0-0-0 2-1-0 2-1-0
October 10, 1971 St. Louis Cardinals 20 at San Francisco 49ers 13 L 0-1-0 2-1-0 2-2-0
October 17, 1971 Chicago Bears 0 at San Francisco 49ers 13 W 1-1-0 2-1-0 3-2-0
October 24, 1971 San Francisco 49ers 26 at St. Louis Cardinals 14 W 1-1-0 3-1-0 4-2-0
October 31, 1971 New England Patriots 10 at San Francisco 49ers 27 W 2-1-0 3-1-0 5-2-0
November 7, 1971 San Francisco 49ers 13 at Minnesota Vikings 9 W 2-1-0 4-1-0 6-2-0
November 14, 1971 New Orleans Saints 26 at San Francisco 49ers 20 L 2-2-0 4-1-0 6-3-0
November 21, 1971 San Francisco 49ers 6 at Los Angeles Rams 17 L 2-2-0 4-2-0 6-4-0
November 28, 1971 San Francisco 49ers 24 at New York Jets 21 W 2-2-0 5-2-0 7-4-0
December 6, 1971 Kansas City Chiefs 26 at San Francisco 49ers 17 L 2-3-0 5-2-0 7-5-0
December 12, 1971 Atlanta Falcons 3 at San Francisco 49ers 24 W 3-3-0 5-2-0 8-5-0
December 19, 1971 Detroit Lions 27 at San Francisco 49ers 31 W 4-3-0 5-2-0 9-5-0
December 26, 1971 Washington Redskins 20 at San Francisco 49ers 24 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 NFC Divisional Playoff
January 2, 1972 San Francisco 49ers 3 at Dallas Cowboys 14 L 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 NFC Championship