Special Sub-Topic: Gold Rush: 49er Style
|Who was the 49ers career rushing yardage leader in the 20th century?|
Joe Perry. Joe "The Jet" Perry played for the 49ers from 1950-1960, 1963. He rushed for a total of 7,344 yards for the team. Hearst had the team's best single season total with 1,570 yards in 1998, breaking Craig's 10 year old record of 1,502.
|Running back Roger Craig played for the 49ers from 1983-1990. What team did he sign with just prior to the 1991 season?|
Los Angeles Raiders. Craig signed with the Raiders on April Fools Day 1991. He played there for one year, and then played 1992 and 1993 with the Vikings before retiring.
|Which of these NFL records did wide receiver Jerry Rice set in 1987?|
Most touchdowns on pass receptions in one season. Rice caught 22 TD passes in 1987. This was one of the most incredible sports records of all-time considering he played in only 12 games due to a players strike. He broke the record of 18 held by Mark Clayton of the 1984 Miami Dolphins. Clayton's record year was a full 16 games. More than one third of Rice's receptions that year were for TD's. He added 1 rushing TD for a total of 23, tying him with O.J. Simpson for third most total TD's in one season in the 20th century.
|Quarterbacks Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw were the only two players to win 3 Super Bowl MVP awards during the 20th century?|
f. Only Montana won three. Bart Starr of the Packers and Bradshaw of the Steelers, were the first two to win back-to-back MVPs. Montana won the MVP for Super Bowls XVI, XIX, and XXIV.
|What quarterback once set two 49ers records in one game, by passing for 476 yards and 6 TD passes?|
Joe Montana. Montana lit up the Falcons in Atlanta on October 14, 1990. Final Score: 49ers 45 Falcons 35.
|George Seifert won 2 Super Bowls as the 49ers head coach?|
t. Under Seifert, the 49ers beat the Broncos in the biggest Super Bowl blowout of the century, 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV, and they beat the Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX, 49-26. Coach Bill Walsh won 3 Super Bowls with the team during the 80s.
|What was so significant about the last 3 regular season games of 1987 for the 49ers?|
They outscored their opponents by a combined score of 124-7. The 49ers went on a mini rampage, demolishing the Bears 41-0, the Falcons 35-7, and the Rams 48-0, to end the regular season. They were then stunned by the Minnesota Vikings in their first playoff game, 36-24.
|What team ended the 49ers bid for an undefeated season after they had started 10-0, in 1990?|
Los Angeles Rams. The Rams beat the 49ers in San Francisco, 28-17. It was only the 4th win of the season for the Rams, who wound up at 5-11. The 49ers lost one more and finished 14-2.
|Which of these was the only team to beat the 49ers in 1984?|
Pittsburgh Steelers. The 49ers began the 1984 season 6-0, lost to the Steelers 20-17, then won 12 straight games (including post-season) to become World Champions for the second time. Some of the wins in the streak included 33-0 over the Rams, 41-7 over the Browns, 35-3 over the Saints, and 51-7 over the Vikings. They beat the Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX, 38-16.
|The 49ers final 20th century playoff game victory, came against which team?|
Green Bay Packers. The 49ers beat the Packers 30-27 in the 1998 NFC Wildcard playoffs, before falling to the Falcons 20-18 in the second round.
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