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1984 San Francisco 49ers season

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Head coach
Bill Walsh

Edward J. DeBartolo Jr.

General managers
John McVay, Carmen Policy

Division place
1st NFC West

Start date

Home field
Candlestick Park

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Playoff finish
Won Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 21–10 Won Conference Championship (Bears) 23–0 Won Super Bowl XIX (Dolphins) 38–16

Pro Bowlers
10 QB Joe Montana RB Wendell Tyler T Keith Fahnhorst G Randy Cross C Fred Quillan LB Keena Turner CB Eric Wright CB Ronnie Lott SS Carlton Williamson FS Dwight Hicks

AP All-Pros
9 QB Joe Montana T Keith Fahnhorst G Randy Cross G John Ayers C Fred Quillan LB Keena Turner CB Eric Wright CB Ronnie Lott FS Dwight Hicks

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The 1984 San Francisco 49ers season was their 39th season in the National Football League. The season was highlighted by their second Super Bowl victory. The franchise had their best season ever with a record of 15 wins and only 1 loss. Quarterback Joe Montana would be awarded the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player Award for the second time in his career, joining Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw as the only two time Super Bowl MVP's.


The 1984 49ers became the first team to win fifteen games in the NFL's regular season since the league went to a sixteen-game schedule in 1978.

The 1985 Chicago Bears, the 1998 Minnesota Vikings, the 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers, the 2011 Green Bay Packers, and the 2015 Carolina Panthers would later join the 1984 49ers to finish 15–1, although the 2007 New England Patriots would exceed this feat by finishing the regular season at an unbeaten 16–0.

Training Camp

The 1984 San Francisco 49ers season held training camp at Sierra College in Rocklin, California.



Regular season

The 49ers advanced to their second Super Bowl in team history after becoming the first team ever to win 15 regular season games since the league expanded to a 16-game schedule in 1978. Much of the hype surrounding the team was their offense, which boasted 5 Pro Bowlers. Quarterback Joe Montana recorded 279 out of 432 completions for 3,630 yards, 28 touchdowns, and only 10 interceptions. Running back Roger Craig was one of the 49ers' major weapons, both rushing and receiving. Craig was the team's second leading rusher with 649 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns, and also caught 71 passes for 675 yards. Pro Bowl running back Wendell Tyler, who had rushed for a team record 1,262 yards during the regular season, recorded 7 rushing touchdowns, and also caught 28 passes for 230 yards and 2 touchdown receptions. Wide receivers Freddie Solomon and Dwight Clark also were deep threats, gaining a combined total of 1,617 yards and 16 touchdowns. Up front, 3 of the 49ers' 5 starting offensive linemen, Randy Cross, Fred Quillan, and Keith Fahnhorst, had been selected to play in the Pro Bowl. Overall, San Francisco's offense finished the season ranked second in the NFL in scoring (475 points) and fourth in total yards (6,544).

Although they did not get as much media attention as the offense, the 49ers defense led the league in fewest points allowed during the regular season (227). All 4 of the 49ers' starting defensive backs, Ronnie Lott, Eric Wright, Carlton Williamson, and Dwight Hicks, were selected to play in the Pro Bowl. Pro Bowl linebacker Keena Turner was also a major defensive weapon, recording 2 sacks and 4 interceptions for 51 yards. Defensive end Dwaine Board anchored the line, recording 10 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.





NFC Divisional Playoff

Quarterback Joe Montana threw for 309 yards and 3 touchdown passes as he led the 49ers to a victory, while receiver Dwight Clark caught 9 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown.

NFC Championship Game

The 49ers passed for 228 yards while limiting the Bears to only 37 passing yards and no points.

Awards and records

  • Joe Montana, Super Bowl Most Valuable Player
  • Joe Montana, All-Pro Selection
  • Joe Montana, NFC Pro Bowl Selection
  • Media

    Pre season Local TV

    Local Radio


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