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Everything You Need to Know From 49ers Wild Finish in Seattle

The San Francisco 49ers are NFC West champions for the first time since the 2012 season following the Week 17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Looking back at the 49ers 13-3 season, here are several stats and facts that led the team to the top seed in the NFC.

Team Notes

  • San Francisco finished the season 13-3, marking their best regular season record since 2011 (13-3).
  • The 49ers finished the season with a 5-1 record against the NFC West, which is their best division record since 2013 (5-1).
  • The team finished the season 7-1 on the road, their best regular season road record since 1992 (7-1 on the road).
  • The 49ers earned the top seed in the NFC Playoffs for the first time since 1997.
  • San Francisco won their first game at CenturyLink Field since Dec. 24, 2011 (W, 19-17).
  • The 49ers finished the regular season with a 5-1 record in primetime games, including two wins on NBC's Sunday Night Football [W, 37-8 vs. GB (11/24/19); W, 26-21 vs. SEA (12/29/19)].
  • The 49ers defense held Seattle scoreless in the first half, marking the first time the Seahawks have been shut out in a first half since Dec. 2017 vs. Los Angeles Rams.
  • The 49ers offense averaged 8.3 yards per play against the Seahawks, their most in a game since Week 2 at Cincinnati Bengals (8.4).
  • The 49ers finished the 2019 regular season with 479 total points, tied for the second-most in franchise history and the most since 1994 (505).

Most Points Scored in a Season in Franchise History

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Rank Year Points
1. 1994 505
2t. 2019 479
1998 479
4. 1984 475
5. 1993 473
  • With :12 seconds left in the game and the Seahawks facing 4th-and-goal from the 5-yard line, Russell Wilson completed a pass to Jacob Hollister. Greenlaw tackled the tight end at the 1-yard line to seal the victory for the 49ers.
  • Greenlaw finished the game with a team-high 13 tackles and a tackle for loss.
  • Garoppolo completed 18-of-22 attempts for 285 yards and a passer rating of 118.8.
  • Garoppolo finished the 2019 regular season with 3,978 passing yards, the fourth-most in a single season in franchise history and is the most since quarterback Jeff Garcia in 2000 (4,278).

Most Passing Yards in a Season in Franchise History

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Rank Player Year Yards
1. Jeff Garcia 2000 4,278
2. Steve Young 1998 4,170
3. Steve Young 1993 4,023
4. Jimmy Garoppolo 2019 3,978
5. Steve Young 1994 3,969
  • Garoppolo averaged a career-high 13.0 yards per attempt on the night, the most by a 49ers starting quarterback in a game since Steve Young in 1997 (14.0).
  • According to Next Gen Stats, Garoppolo was 5-of-5 passing for 104 yards when under pressure.
  • Garoppolo finished the 2019 regular season with 329 completions, which ranks fourth in franchise history and is most since Jeff Garcia (355 completions in 2000).

Most Completions in a Season in Franchise History

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Rank Player Year Completions
1. Jeff Garcia 2000 355
2. Steve DeBerg 1979 347
3. Joe Montana 1983 332
4. Jimmy Garoppolo 2019 329
5. Jeff Garcia 2002 328
  • Garoppolo finished the 2019 regular season with a 69.1 completion percentage, ranking third in franchise history and it's the highest since Steve Young in 1994 (70.3 percent).

Best Completion Percentage in a Season in Franchise History

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Rank Player Year Percentage
1. Steve Young 1994 70.3%
2. Joe Montana 1989 70.2%
3. Jimmy Garoppolo 2019 69.1%
4. Steve Young 1993 68.0%
5. Steve Young 1996 67.7%
  • Garoppolo finished the 2019 regular season with 13 quarterback wins, which ranks tied for fourth in franchise history and is the most since Alex Smith in 2011 (13).

Most Quarterback Wins in a Season in Franchise History

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Rank Player Year QB Wins
1t. Joe Montana 1984 14
Steve Young 1992 14
Joe Montana 1990 14
4t. Jimmy Garoppolo 2019 13
Steve Young 1994 13
Joe Montana 1981 13
Alex Smith 2011 13
  • Samuel registered five receptions for 102 yards and had two carries for 33 yards and one touchdown.
  • The rookie now has three games with 100-plus receiving yards this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his three games with 100 or more receiving yards are the most in a single season by a rookie in franchise history.
  • Samuel registered his third rushing score of the season on a 30-yard touchdown run. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he becomes the first wide receiver in franchise history to have three of more rushing touchdowns in a single season. He is the first receiver to have three-plus rushing touchdowns in a single season in the NFL since 2016 (Tyreek Hill, KC – 3; Ty Montgomery, GB – 3).
  • The second-round pick finished the 2019 regular season with 57 receptions as a rookie, ranking second in franchise history.

Most Receptions by a Rookie in Franchise History

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Rank Player Year Receptions
1. Earl Cooper 1980 83
2. Deebo Samuel 2019 57
3. Gene Washington 1969 51
4. Jerry Rice 1985 49
5t. Michael Crabtree 2009 48
Roger Craig 1983 48
  • Samuel finished the 2019 regular season with 802 receiving yards by a rookie, ranking second in franchise history.

Most Receiving Yards by a Rookie in Franchise History

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Rank Player Year Receiving Yards
1. Jerry Rice 1985 927
2. Deebo Samuel 2019 802
3. Gene Washington 1969 711
4. Dave Parks 1964 703
5. Michael Crabtree 2009 625
  • Kittle finished the 2019 regular season with 1,053 receiving yards, becoming the fifth player, and first tight end, in franchise history to record multiple 1,000-yard seasons.

Most 1,000-yard Seasons in Franchise History

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Rank Player Seasons
1. Jerry Rice 12
2t. Terrell Owens 5
3t. George Kittle 2
Anquan Boldin 2
John Taylor 2
  • According to Pro Football Focus, Kittle forced 19 missed tackles on receptions this season, the most among tight ends in the NFL this season.
  • Mostert registered 10 carries for 57 yards and a career-high two touchdowns, marking his seventh and eighth rushing scores of the season.
  • Mostert has now registered at least one rushing touchdown in each of the last six games, becoming the third player in franchise history and the first since 1995 to score at least one rushing touchdown in 6 or more consecutive games.

Most Consecutive Games with a Rushing Touchdown in Franchise History

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Rank Player Years Games
1. Joe Perry 1953-54 7
2t. Raheem Mostert 2019 6
Derek Loville 1995 6
  • Mostert led all qualified running backs with 5.6 yards per carry this season (minimum 100 carries).
  • Buckner brought down Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for a 10-yard loss. He finished the 2019 season with 7.5 sacks, bringing his career total to 28.5
  • Williams was credited with a forced fumble on the night. He finished with a career-high four on the season and has nine in his career.

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