1973 San Francisco 49ers season

The 1973 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 24th in the National Football League. They began the season hoping to improve on their previous years' output of 8–5–1, and looking to make the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. However, the team finished 5–9[1] and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

1973 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coachDick Nolan
OwnerJosephine Morabito
Jane Morabito
Home fieldCandlestick Park
Results
Record5–9
Division place3rd NFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 18 Mike Holmes Wide Receiver Texas Southern
2 41 Willie Harper Linebacker Nebraska
7 174 John Mitchell Defensive End Alabama
8 201 Dave Atkins Running Back UTEP
10 253 Charlie Hunt Linebacker Florida State
14 357 Dennis Morrison Quarterback Kansas State

Roster

1973 San Francisco 49ers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1973 at Miami Dolphins L 21–13
68,275
2 September 23, 1973 at Denver Broncos W 36–34
50,966
3 September 30, 1973 Los Angeles Rams L 40–20
57,487
4 October 7, 1973 at Atlanta Falcons W 13–9
51,107
5 October 14, 1973 Minnesota Vikings L 17–13
56,438
6 October 21, 1973 New Orleans Saints W 40–0
52,881
7 October 28, 1973 Atlanta Falcons L 17–3
56,825
8 November 4, 1973 at Detroit Lions L 30–20
49,531
9 November 11, 1973 at Washington Redskins L 33–9
54,381
10 November 18, 1973 at Los Angeles Rams L 31–13
78,358
11 November 26, 1973 Green Bay Packers W 20–6
49,244
12 December 2, 1973 Philadelphia Eagles W 38–28
51,155
13 December 9, 1973 at New Orleans Saints L 16–10
62,490
14 December 15, 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–14
52,252

Game summaries

Week 2

1 234Total
• 49ers 0 20106 36
Broncos 10 3714 34

[2]

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 12 2 0 .857 5–1 9–2 388 178 W6
Atlanta Falcons 9 5 0 .643 4–2 7–4 318 224 W1
San Francisco 49ers 5 9 0 .357 2–4 4–7 262 319 L2
New Orleans Saints 5 9 0 .357 1–5 4–7 163 312 L1

References

  1. ^ 1973 San Francisco 49ers
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
Scoring summary
1DENJerry Simmons 18 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)Broncos 7–0
1DENJim Turner 34 yard field goalBroncos 10–0
2DENJim Turner 28 yard field goalBroncos 13–0
2SFBruce Gossett 22 yard field goalBroncos 13–3
2SFJimmy Thomas 5 yard run (Bruce Gossett kick)Broncos 13–10
2SFJohn Brodie 1 yard run (Bruce Gossett kick)49ers 17–13
2SFBruce Gossett 39 yard field goal49ers 20–13
3SFBruce Gossett 14 yard field goal49ers 23–13
3SFVic Washington 1 yard run (Bruce Gossett kick)49ers 30–13
3DENFloyd Little 1 yard run (Jim Turner kick)49ers 30–20
4SFBruce Gossett 46 yard field goal49ers 33–20
4DENGene Washington 19 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)49ers 33–27
4DENFloyd Little 1 yard run (Jim Turner kick)Broncos 34–33
4SFBruce Gossett 39 yard field goal49ers 36–34
Franchise
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Culture
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Key figures
Division championships (19)
Conference championships (6)
League championships (5)
Retired numbers
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Seasons (73)

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