San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers Schedule - NFL 2012
- 9th of September 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
- 16th of September 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions
- 23rd of September 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings
- 30th of October 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Jets
- 7th of October 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills
- 14th of October 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants
- 18th of October 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
- 29th of October 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals
- Bye Week
- 11th of November 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams
- 19th of November 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears
- 25th of December 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints
- 2nd of December 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams
- 9th of December 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Miami Dolphins"
- 16th of December 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots
- 23rd of December 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
- 30th of December 2012: San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals
NFL Super Bowl XLVII
- 4th of February, 2013: San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens - NFL Super Bowl XLVII
Overview of the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are one of the most successful franchises in NFL history. The 49ers were the dominate franchise of the 1980’s, winning the Super Bowl on four occasions. They are the franchise to only franchise that has played in five Super Bowls and never lost one. They have struggled since the NFL divisional realignment in 2002 but won the NFC West, for the time since 2002, in 2011.
Statistics Overview of the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers entered the NFL in 1946. They have played their home matches at Candlestick Park since 1971. The 49ers have won five Super Bowl Championships and NFC Conference Championships. The franchise has won the NFC West eighteen times and qualified for the playoffs on twenty-three occasions. They have a regular season record of 522-423-15 and a playoffs record of 27-19. The 49ers have an intense rivalry with the St Louis Rams that dates back to 1950.Conference: NFC
Stadium: Candlestick Park (1971- present)
Super Bowl Championships: 5 (1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994)
Conference Championships: 5 (1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994)
Division Championships: 18 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2011)
Playoff Appearances:: 23 (1957, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2011)
Overall Record: 522-423-15
Playoff Record: 27-19
Biggest Rivals: St. Louis Rams
Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh
Legenday Players: Joe Montana, Joe Perry, Jerry Rice, Bob St. Clair
San Francisco 49ers: Star Players for 2012
Quarterback: Alex Smith
Alex Smith was the 1st draft pick of the 2005 NFL draft. Smith has had an inconsistent NFL career and only secured the starting quarterback position in 2011. Injury plagued Smith's rookie season but he won the starting quarterback job in 2006 and had a decent season. Injury prematurely ended his 2007 season he missed the entire 2008 season with a broken shoulder. In 2009 he lost the starting quarterback position to Shaun Hill, reclaimed it in 2010 but lost it to Troy Smith. 2011 finally saw some consistency enter Smith's game. He played all sixteen games and led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game. Smith is expected to throw the ball more in 2012 with the 49ers adding wide receivers Randy Moss and Mario Manningham in free agency.
Offensive Star: Frank Gore
Frank Gore was selected with the 65th pick of the 2005 NFL draft. Gore had a successful rookie season and was promoted to the starting role in 2006. Gore finished 2006 as the NFL's leading rusher carrying the ball 312 times for a franchise record of 1695 yards. Since 2006, Gore has rushed for over 1000 yards in every season except 2010 when the missed five games with injury. He is one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL and has been the focal point of 49ers offense. Gore excelled in 2011 and had his best season since his breakout year in 2006. He will once again be the 49ers go to man on offense.
Defensive Star: Patrick Willis
Patrick Willis was the 11th pick of the 2007 NFL draft. Willis had an outstanding rookie season finishing the year with an NFL-leading 174 total tackles. He was selected in the NFC Pro Bowl team, was AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and won the NFL Linebacker of the year award. Willis has been selected in the Pro Bowl for every year of his professional career and is a three time linebacker of the year. Willis is regarded by many as the linebacker in professional football. Willis was having another dominant season in 2011 before injury ended his season prematurely.
Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh had an extremely successful College Football coaching career at San Diego and Stanford before being selected as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers for the 2012 season. The 49ers improved significantly under Harbaugh. They finished the 2011 season 13-3 and won the NFC West divisional title; a significant improvement on their 6-10 record from the previous season. Harbaugh was named the AP NFL coach of the year in 2011. He will be looking to take the 49ers one step further to the Super Bowl in 2012.