1986 San Francisco 49ers season
OwnerEdward J. DeBartolo Jr.
Head coachBill Walsh
Home fieldCandlestick Park
Results
Record10–5–1
Division place1st NFC West
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (at Giants) 3–49
Pro BowlersWR Jerry Rice
FS Ronnie Lott

The 1986 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 37th season in the National Football League and their 41st overall. The team returned to the top of the NFC West after a one-year absence, and lost in the divisional playoffs to the Giants. This was the first of five consecutive NFC West titles for the 49ers.

Joe Montana suffered a back injury in Week 1 and was lost for two months after surgery. Because the injury was so severe, Montana's doctors suggested that Montana retire. However, Montana returned for Week 10 against the St. Louis Cardinals, where he passed for 270 yards and three touchdown passes in a 43–17 49er victory. Montana appeared in just eight games this season, and threw more interceptions than touchdown passes for the only time in his career. Montana shared Comeback Player of the Year honors with Minnesota's Tommy Kramer at the end of the season.

Offseason

Personnel

Staff

1986 San Francisco 49ers staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Bill Walsh

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Fred von Appen

Strength and conditioning

  • Physical Development Coordinator – Jerry Attaway

Roster

1986 San Francisco 49ers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–7 50,780
2 September 14 at Los Angeles Rams L 13–16 65,195
3 September 21 New Orleans Saints W 26–17 58,297
4 September 28 at Miami Dolphins W 31–16 70,264
5 October 5 Indianapolis Colts W 35–15 57,252
6 October 12 Minnesota Vikings L 24–27 (OT) 58,637
7 October 19 at Atlanta Falcons T 10–10 (OT) 55,306
8 October 26 at Green Bay Packers (at Milwaukee) W 31–17 50,557
9 November 2 at New Orleans Saints L 10–23 53,234
10 November 9 St. Louis Cardinals W 43–17 59,172
11 November 17 at Washington Redskins L 6–14 54,774
12 November 23 Atlanta Falcons W 20–0 58,747
13 December 1 New York Giants L 17–21 59,777
14 December 7 New York Jets W 24–10 58,091
15 December 14 at New England Patriots W 29–24 60,787
16 December 19 Los Angeles Rams W 24–14 60,366

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers(3) 10 5 1 .656 3–2–1 6–5–1 374 247 W3
Los Angeles Rams(5) 10 6 0 .625 3–3 8–4 309 267 L2
Atlanta Falcons 7 8 1 .469 2–3–1 6–5–1 280 280 W1
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 288 287 L1

Playoffs

NFC Divisional Playoff

January 4, 1987, at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 76,034

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 142
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 451
  3. ^ Ferraro, Michael X.; Veneziano, John (2007). Numbelievable!. Chicago: Triumph Books. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0.