1950 San Francisco 49ers season

1950 San Francisco 49ers season

1950 San Francisco 49ers season
Head coach Buck Shaw
Home field Kezar Stadium
Results
Record 3-9-0
Division place T-5th NFL National
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
Timeline
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The 1950 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's first season in the NFL, after playing the previous four years in the All-America Football Conference, which folded after the 1949 season. The 49ers, Baltimore Colts, and Cleveland Browns all joined the NFL from the AAFC.

San Francisco's first ever NFL game was at Kezar Stadium on September 17 against the New York Yanks, as the 49ers fell short, losing by a score of 21-17. They would start the season 0-5 before recording their first NFL victory in a close 28-27 victory over the Detroit Lions at home. The Niners would play better after the 0-5-0 start, going 3-4-0 in their remaining 7 games to finish the season 3-9-0, and fail to qualify for the playoffs.

Quarterback Frankie Albert would complete 50.7% of his passes, while throwing for 14 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. Running back Joe Perry would rush for a team high 647 yards and 5 touchdowns, while wide receiver Alyn Beals caught 22 passes for 315 yards, and 3 touchdowns.

Schedule

# Date Visitor Result Score Home Record Attendance
1 September 17 New York Yanks L 21-17 San Francisco 49ers 0-1-0 29,600
2 September 24 Chicago Bears L 32-20 San Francisco 49ers 0-2-0 35,558
3 October 1 Los Angeles Rams L 35-14 San Francisco 49ers 0-3-0 27,262
4 October 8 San Francisco 49ers L 24-7 Detroit Lions 0-4-0 17,337
5 October 12 San Francisco 49ers L 29-24 New York Yanks 0-5-0 5,740
6 October 22 Detroit Lions W 28-27 San Francisco 49ers 1-5-0 27,350
7 October 29 Baltimore Colts W 17-14 San Francisco 49ers 2-5-0 14,800
8 November 5 San Francisco 49ers L 28-21 Los Angeles Rams 2-6-0 15,952
9 November 12 San Francisco 49ers L 34-14 Cleveland Browns 2-7-0 28,786
10 November 19 San Francisco 49ers L 17-0 Chicago Bears 2-8-0 35,105
11 November 26 San Francisco 49ers L 25-21 Green Bay Packers 2-9-0 13,186
12 December 10 Green Bay Packers W 30-14 San Francisco 49ers 3-9-0 19,204

Standings

National Conference G W L T PCT PF PA
Chicago Bears 12 9 3 0 .750 279 207
Los Angeles Rams 12 9 3 0 .750 466 309
New York Yanks 12 7 5 0 .583 366 367
Detroit Lions 12 6 6 0 .500 321 285
Green Bay Packers 12 3 9 0 .250 244 406
San Francisco 49ers 12 3 9 0 .250 213 300
Baltimore Colts 12 1 11 0 .083 213 462

Pro Bowl

San Francisco's players selected for the Pro Bowl:

Player Position
Frankie Albert Quarterback
Visco Grgich Offensive Line
Leo Nomellini Defensive Line
Norm Standlee Running Back
Johnny Strzykalski Running Back

References

  • SHRP Sports
  • Pro Football Reference