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1948 San Francisco 49ers season

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Record  12–2
Playoff finish  did not qualify
Head coach  Buck Shaw
Division place  2nd AAFC West
Start date  1948
Home field  Kezar Stadium
1948 San Francisco 49ers season
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The 1948 AAFC season 49ers began their third season in the AAFC, hoping to improve upon their 8–4–2 output from the previous season. They began the season 10–0, and finished 12–2, both losses coming to eventual season champions, the Cleveland Browns.

The 49ers' offense was historically prolific: they scored 495 points in 1948 (averaging over 35 points per game), which was more than 100 points more than the next best output (389 points by the Browns). Despite their 12–2 record, the 49ers did not qualify for the playoffs, due to the Browns 14–0 record.

The 1948 49ers had a record-setting rushing attack: the team rushed for a staggering 3,653 yards in only fourteen games, a professional football record that still stands.

The 49ers of 1948 are one of only three teams in NFL history to score more than 35 points nine times in a single season.


1948 San Francisco 49ers season Wikipedia