1955 San Francisco 49ers season
|1955 San Francisco 49ers season|
|Head coach||Red Strader|
|Home field||Kezar Stadium|
|Division place||5th NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
San Francisco would replace head coach Buck Shaw, who had been the only head coach of the club. The new coach would be Red Strader, who had previously been the head coach of the New York Yanks from 1950–1951, where he had a record of 8–14–2 in his 2 seasons there.
The 49ers started the year with 2 losses at home, but would rebound with 2 road victories and sat with a .500 record after 4 games. San Francisco would split their next 2 games at home and have a 3–3 record. The team would then fall into a slump, and lose their next 5 games, before winning their final game of the season, and finish the season with a 4–8 record, their worst season since the team's first season in the NFL in 1950, when they finished 3–9.
Offensively, Y. A. Tittle threw for 2185 yards, completing 51.2% of his passes, and had a league-high 17 touchdown passes. However, Tittle had 28 passes that were intercepted. Billy Wilson was Tittle's favorite target, as he had a team high 53 receptions for 831 yards and seven touchdowns. Joe Perry led the club by rushing for 701 yards, while Dickie Moegle rushed for a team-high five touchdowns.
|1||September 25||Los Angeles Rams||23–14||San Francisco 49ers||0–1–0||58,772|
|2||October 2||Cleveland Browns||38–3||San Francisco 49ers||0–2–0||43,595|
|3||October 9||San Francisco 49ers||20–19||Chicago Bears||1–2–0||41,651|
|4||October 16||San Francisco 49ers||27–24||Detroit Lions||2–2–0||50,179|
|5||October 23||Chicago Bears||34–23||San Francisco 49ers||2–3–0||56,350|
|6||October 30||Detroit Lions||38–21||San Francisco 49ers||3–3–0||44,831|
|7||November 6||San Francisco 49ers||27–14||Los Angeles Rams||3–4–0||71,832|
|8||November 13||San Francisco 49ers||7–0||Washington Redskins||3–5–0||25,112|
|9||November 20||San Francisco 49ers||27–21||Green Bay Packers||3–6–0||19,099|
|10||November 27||San Francisco 49ers||26–14||Baltimore Colts||3–7–0||33,485|
|11||December 4||Green Bay Packers||28–7||San Francisco 49ers||3–8–0||32,897|
|12||December 11||Baltimore Colts||35–24||San Francisco 49ers||4–8–0||33,471|
|NFL Western Conference|
|Los Angeles Rams||8||3||1||.727||6–3–1||260||231||W3|
|Green Bay Packers||6||6||0||.500||5–5||258||276||L1|
|San Francisco 49ers||4||8||0||.333||4–6||216||298||W1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.