Head coach Bill Walsh
Home field Candlestick Park
|Division place 1st NFC West|
Start date 1983
|Playoff finish Won Divisional Playoff (Lions) 24–23
Lost NFC Championship (Redskins) 24–21|
Similar 1960 San Francisco 49ers sea, 1969 San Francisco 49ers sea, 1970 San Francisco 49ers sea, 2001 San Francisco 49ers sea, 1958 San Francisco 49ers sea
The 1983 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 34th year with the National Football League.
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 deficet 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.