San Francisco 49ers: Ranking the 10 Worst Teams in Franchise History
By Peter Panacy
No. 10: The 1964 49ers
Regular-Season Record: 4-10, seventh in the NFL West
The first Niners team on our list jumps back to the years just before the Super Bowl and at a time when the 49ers weren’t that good.
Well, in reality, the 1964 Niners were pretty awful.
San Francisco boasted a last-place NFL offense (236 points scored) and a defense that wasn’t much better (330 points allowed). Gee, that sure sounds familiar to Niner fans.
The 49ers did have quarterback John Brodie at the helm, who threw for 2,498 yards and 14 touchdowns but against 16 picks. And not one of the Niners’ offensive players rushed for more than 275 yards on the season — abysmal even for how different NFL football was during the 1960s.
The Niners of that year also sent only two players on roster to the Pro Bowl — wide receiver Dave Parks and linebacker Matt Hazeltine.
Yeah, this pretty much ends any excitement about what the 49ers of 1964 had to offer.
Next: No. 9