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January 14, 1985 | Associated Press
National Football League players made more money in 1984 than ever, according to a listing of salaries compiled by the NFL PLayers Assn. and published Sunday by the Dallas Morning News. Due largely to competition for players from the U.S. Football League, NFL salaries increased about 25% over 1983 levels after a 24% average jump over 1982, the newspaper said. According to the NFL Management Council, the average salary in 1984--including pro-rated signing bonuses--was $162,000.
January 28, 2001
INDIVIDUAL RECORDS SCORING Most Points, Lifetime--42, Jerry Rice, San Francisco. Most Points, Game--18, Roger Craig, San Francisco vs. Miami, 1985; Jerry Rice, San Francisco vs. Denver, 1990 and vs. San Diego, 1995; Ricky Watters, San Francisco vs. San Diego, 1995; Terrell Davis, Denver vs. Green Bay, 1998. Most Touchdowns, Lifetime--7, Jerry Rice, San Francisco. Most Touchdowns, Game--3, Roger Craig, San Francisco vs. Miami, 1985; Jerry Rice, San Francisco vs. Denver 1990 and vs.
October 20, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The Atlanta Falcons had a better feeling about Sunday's 10-10 tie than the San Francisco 49ers. The Falcons, catching up with 1:33 left in regulation when Sylvester Stamps turned a short pass from David Archer into a 39-yard touchdown, remained in first place in the NFC West. Atlanta is 5-1-1, San Francisco 4-2-1. "Considering how many opportunities we let get away and the direction the game was going, we were fortunate to come away with a tie," Falcons' Coach Dan Henning said.
August 9, 1987 | Associated Press
John Taylor, who spent 1986 on the San Francisco 49ers' injured reserve list, didn't want to waste any time reminding Coach Bill Walsh what he can do. Walsh seemed thoroughly convinced after Taylor returned one punt 64 yards for a touchdown and another 49 yards to set up San Francisco's other touchdown Saturday as the 49ers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 20-7, in the annual Hall of Fame exhibition game.
It was the greatest one-game, regular-season comeback in NFL history. Nineteen years ago today, the New Orleans Saints held a 35-7 halftime lead over the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers scored four consecutive touchdowns in the second half, sent the game into overtime and won it on a 36-yard field goal by Ray Wersching, 38-35. It was a stunning comeback, considering how New Orleans quarterback Archie Manning had dominated the 49ers in the first half.
November 18, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The San Francisco 49ers are talking of winning the NFC West title again after Sunday's 31-3 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs. The 49ers' victory, combined with the first-place Rams' second straight loss, moved San Francisco (6-5) to within three games of the Rams. "Anything can happen now," 49er wide receiver Dwight Clark said. "The Rams have helped us by losing once again. They still have to play us and the Raiders. Six-and-five is not a great record, but we have a lot of games left."
September 22, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Jeff Kemp knows he's not going to make them forget Joe Montana, but he has eased Coach Bill Walsh's fears. Kemp, playing his second game since Montana went out for the season with a back injury, completed 29 of 44 passes for 332 yards Sunday to lead the San Francisco 49ers to a 26-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
October 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Tommy Kramer of the Minnesota Vikings and Jeff Kemp of the San Francisco 49ers passed for a total of 685 yards, then turned the game over to the kickers. Chuck Nelson kicked a 28-yard field goal four minutes into overtime Sunday to give the Vikings a 27-24 victory over the 49ers. "I feel very comfortable from 28 yards," Nelson said. "If I can't make it from there, I'm in trouble."
September 30, 1996 | From Associated Press
In a matchup between backup quarterbacks, Elvis Grbac had a sideline advantage over Bobby Hebert. Grbac, getting tips from Steve Young along the way, helped San Francisco score 33 consecutive points. Hebert had one problem after another playing in place of the suspended Jeff George as the 49ers beat the winless Atlanta Falcons, 39-17, Sunday. "We know how to work together and that's how we got the job done," said Grbac, who regularly consulted with the injured Young on the sideline.
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