WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1984 San Francisco 49ers against the 1987 Washington Redskins 1,000 times. The 1984 San Francisco 49ers win 52% of the time by an average score of 29-27. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1987 Washington Redskins  at  1984 San Francisco 49ers
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1987 Washington Redskins 3 17 7 0 27
1984 San Francisco 49ers 7 7 7 7 28
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
SAN11:30TDWendell Tyler 30 yd. pass from Montana (Wersching kick)0-7
WAS7:46FGObed Ariri 45 yds. 3-7
2nd Quarter
WAS14:54TDGary Clark 20 yd. pass from Williams (Ariri kick)10-7
WAS5:30TDArt Monk 4 yd. pass from Williams (Ariri kick)17-7
SAN1:49TDRoger Craig 7 yd. pass from Montana (Wersching kick)17-14
WAS0:00FGObed Ariri 23 yds. 20-14
3rd Quarter
WAS7:40TDGeorge Rogers 30 yd. pass from Williams (Ariri kick)27-14
SAN3:23TDWendell Tyler 1 yd. run (Wersching kick)27-21
4th Quarter
SAN1:50TDEarl Cooper 11 yd. pass from Montana (Wersching kick)27-28
 
Team Statistics
 1987 Washington Redskins1984 San Francisco 49ers
First Downs 23 19
- Rushing 9 7
- Passing 13 11
- Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Eff 6/11 6/9
4th Down Eff 0/1 0/0
Rushes-Yards 31-180 38-123
Avg Rush 5.8 3.2
Comp-Att-Int 21-28-0 12-15-0
Passing Yards 270 248
Sacks-Yards 2-10 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Punts-Avg 2-41.0 3-42.0
KR-Avg 5-20.4 5-25.0
PR-Avg 3-12.3 2-11.0
Penalties-Yard 4-25 1-5
Time of Possession 33:08 26:52

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1987 Washington Redskins Individual Stats   1984 San Francisco 49ers Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'87 George Rogers 15 109 1 48 0
'87 Kelvin Bryant 8 44 0 14 0
'87 Lionel Vital 5 23 0 11 0
'87 Art Monk 1 5 0 5 0
'87 Doug Williams 2 -1 0 0 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'84 Wendell Tyler 16 64 0 12 1
'84 Roger Craig 10 36 0 19 0
'84 Derrick Harmon 4 16 0 15 0
'84 Joe Montana 5 7 0 6 0
'84 Bill Ring 3 0 0 3 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'87 Gary Clark 5 76 2 0 23 1
'87 Kelvin Bryant 5 59 1 0 30 0
'87 Anthony Allen 2 45 1 0 27 0
'87 George Rogers 2 28 1 0 30 1
'87 Clint Didier 3 25 0 0 15 0
'87 Craig McEwen 1 19 0 0 19 0
'87 Art Monk 2 15 0 0 11 1
'87 Ricky Sanders 1 13 0 0 13 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'84 Dwight Clark 4 146 3 2 50 0
'84 Wendell Tyler 2 42 1 0 30 1
'84 Earl Cooper 3 35 0 0 14 1
'84 Renaldo Nehemiah 1 10 0 0 10 0
'84 Freddie Solomon 1 8 0 0 8 0
'84 Roger Craig 1 7 0 0 7 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'87 Doug Williams 21 28 280 3 0
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'84 Joe Montana 12 15 248 3 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'87 Obed Ariri 45,23 45
 

Player of the Game:
'84 Joe Montana (1984 San Francisco 49ers)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1987 Washington (WAS) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1987 Washington (WAS) prepares to kickoff.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 2 and return it to the SAN 26.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 14:52
14:521/10own 260 - 0131 Tyler picks up 12 yards off tackle left.
14:131/10own 380 - 0221 Craig pounds ahead for 19 yards.
13:321/10430 - 0221 Craig picks his way to the sidelines for 1 yard. Craig runs out of bounds.
12:552/9420 - 0212 Tyler pounds ahead for 7 yards.
12:183/2350 - 0221 Craig picks up 5 yards on a draw play.
11:391/10300 - 0221 Montana tosses the ball out to Tyler who makes a nice catch on the run, and outruns the defense to get into the endzone.
1984 San Francisco scores a touchdown!
11:30PAT 0 - 6FG1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 74 yds, 3:22
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 11:30
11:30Kickoffown 300 - 7K1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
1987 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 7 and return it to the WAS 23.
1987 Washington (WAS) at 11:23
11:231/10own 230 - 7221 Bryant pounds ahead for 8 yards.
10:402/2own 310 - 7131 Rogers gets 19 yards on a pitch right.
9:541/10500 - 7131 Williams's pass is to Didier who makes the catch and falls forward for a 15 yd gain.
9:121/10350 - 7131 Williams tosses the ball out to Rogers. Tackled for a loss of 2 yds.
8:312/12370 - 7131 Williams hits Bryant who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
7:543/3280 - 7221 Williams overthrows Clark and the pass is incomplete.
7:504/3280 - 7FG1987 Washington (WAS) prepares for a FG attempt.
Ariri's 45 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 6 plays, 49 yds, 3:33
1987 Washington (WAS) at 7:46
7:46Kickoffown 303 - 7K1987 Washington (WAS) prepares to kickoff.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 14 and return it to the SAN 42.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 7:37
7:371/10own 423 - 7221 Tyler rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
6:562/9own 433 - 7212 Tyler gets 3 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
6:173/6own 463 - 7230 Montana scrambles for 1 yard.
5:354/5own 473 - 7P1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares for a punt.
1987 Washington (WAS) return it to the WAS 27.
1987 Washington (WAS) at 5:22
5:221/10own 273 - 7221 Rogers gains 7 yards up the middle.
4:382/3own 343 - 7221 Williams hits Clark. Catch is good and Clark gets some yardage for a 23 yd gain.
3:521/10433 - 7221 Rogers gets back to the line of scrimmage.
3:122/10433 - 7131 Bryant gains 14 yards up the middle.
2:291/10293 - 7221 Vital pounds ahead for 1 yard.
1:512/9283 - 7131 Williams hits Monk who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 11 yd gain.
1:101/10173 - 7221 PENALTY on WAS: Illegal Motion, 5 yards enforced on the SAN 17 - NO PLAY.
1:101/15223 - 7221 Bryant gets back to the line of scrimmage.
0:362/15223 - 7212 Rogers picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
0:003/13203 - 7041Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1987 Washington: 3 1984 San Francisco: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:003/13203 - 7041 Williams hits Clark in the endzone.
1987 Washington scores a touchdown!
14:54PAT 9 - 7FG1987 Washington (WAS) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 78 yds, 5:31
1987 Washington (WAS) at 14:54
14:54Kickoffown 3010 - 7K1987 Washington (WAS) prepares to kickoff.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 3 and return it to the SAN 30.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 14:45
14:451/10own 3010 - 7131 Harmon is stopped at the line.
14:032/10own 3010 - 7212 Tyler picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
13:253/8own 3210 - 7131 Montana completes the pass to Nehemiah who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 10 yd gain.
12:421/10own 4210 - 7221 Montana screen pass is to Solomon. Catch is good and Solomon gets some yardage for a 8 yd gain.
11:582/25010 - 7131 Montana scrambles for 2 yards.
11:211/104810 - 7221 Craig gains 2 yards up the middle.
10:382/84610 - 7212 Tyler picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
10:003/74510 - 7140 Montana overthrows Craig and the pass is incomplete.
9:544/74510 - 7P1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares for a punt.
1987 Washington (WAS) return it to the WAS 16.
1987 Washington (WAS) at 9:44
9:441/10own 1610 - 7131 Williams's short pass is to Clark who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
9:001/10own 2910 - 7221 Williams zips the short pass to Bryant who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 5 yd gain.
8:202/5own 3410 - 7131 Rogers gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
7:463/4own 3510 - 7221 Rogers rushes for 48 yards off tackle right.
6:551/101710 - 7221 Vital rushes for 10 yards off tackle right.
6:181/Goal710 - 7221 Rogers pounds ahead for 3 yards.
5:372/Goal410 - 7221 Williams hits Monk in the endzone.
1987 Washington scores a touchdown!
5:30PAT 16 - 7FG1987 Washington (WAS) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 84 yds, 4:14
1987 Washington (WAS) at 5:30
5:30Kickoffown 3017 - 7K1987 Washington (WAS) prepares to kickoff.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 5 and return it to the SAN 24.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 5:23
5:231/10own 2417 - 7221 Craig is stopped at the line.
4:472/10own 2417 - 7131 Harmon picks up 15 yards off tackle left.
4:041/10own 3917 - 7221 Tyler pounds ahead for 1 yard.
3:302/9own 4017 - 7131 Harmon picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
2:473/8own 4117 - 7131 Montana's pass is to Clark who makes a nice catch, sheds some tackles before finally being brought down. 45 yd gain.
2:001/101417 - 7131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/101417 - 7221 Tyler picks up 7 yards off tackle left.
1:552/3717 - 7221*** 1984 San Francisco (SAN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:552/3717 - 7221 Craig comes down with the pass in the endzone.
1984 San Francisco scores a touchdown!
1:49PAT 17 - 13FG1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 76 yds, 3:34
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 1:49
1:49Kickoffown 3017 - 14K1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
1987 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 9 and return it to the WAS 37.
1987 Washington (WAS) at 1:42
1:421/10own 3717 - 14221 Williams overthrows Sanders and the pass is incomplete.
1:372/10own 3717 - 14131 Bryant gains 2 yards up the middle.
1:333/8own 3917 - 14131*** 1987 Washington (WAS) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:333/8own 3917 - 14131 Williams overthrows Allen and the pass is incomplete.
1:294/8own 3917 - 14P1987 Washington (WAS) prepares for a punt.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) return it to the SAN 34.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 1:20
1:201/10own 3417 - 14221 Craig gets 2 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
1:162/8own 3617 - 14221 Montana completes the pass to Clark who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
0:561/10own 4917 - 14221 Tyler gets 5 yards on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
0:522/54617 - 14140 Craig pounds ahead for 2 yards.
0:483/34417 - 14140*** 1984 San Francisco (SAN) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:483/34417 - 14131 PENALTY on WAS: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the WAS 44 - NO PLAY.
0:481/103917 - 14221 Tyler picks up 1 yard off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
0:442/93817 - 14221 Craig gains 3 yards on a sweep left before losing the ball.
1987 Washington (WAS) recovers the ball and runs to the WAS 40.
1987 Washington (WAS) at 0:35
0:351/10own 4017 - 14221 Williams overthrows Monk and the pass is incomplete.
PENALTY on WAS: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the WAS 40 - NO PLAY.
0:291/20own 3017 - 14221 Williams's long pass is to Bryant who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 30 yd gain before getting out of bounds.
0:201/104017 - 14221 Rogers picks up 3 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
0:162/73717 - 14212 Williams's pass is to Didier who gets a few steps before being run out of bounds for a 13 yd gain.
0:091/102417 - 14131 Rogers gains 18 yards up the middle.
0:021/Goal617 - 14131*** 1987 Washington (WAS) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:021/Goal617 - 14FG1987 Washington (WAS) prepares for a FG attempt.
Ariri's 23 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 64 yds, 0:27
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1987 Washington: 20 1984 San Francisco: 14

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 3020 - 14K1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
1987 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 3 and return it to the WAS 27.
1987 Washington (WAS) at 14:52
14:521/10own 2720 - 14131 Bryant picks his way for 4 yards.
14:082/6own 3120 - 14221 Rogers gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
13:243/2own 3520 - 14122 Monk runs a reverse for 5 yards.
12:411/10own 4020 - 14131 Bryant pounds ahead for 12 yards.
12:031/104820 - 14221 Williams scrambles for a loss of 1 yard.
11:182/114920 - 14131 Vital is caught behind the line for a loss of 2 yards.
10:353/13own 4920 - 14131 Williams's pass is to Sanders who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 13 yd gain.
9:511/103820 - 14221 Williams hits Clark who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
9:142/23020 - 14221 Rogers gets back to the line of scrimmage.
8:323/23020 - 14212 PENALTY on SAN: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the SAN 30 - NO PLAY.
8:321/102520 - 14221Williams is sacked by Dan Bunz for 5 yards.
7:482/153020 - 14212 Williams screen pass is to Rogers who makes a nice catch on the run, and outruns the defense to get into the endzone.
1987 Washington scores a touchdown!
7:40PAT 26 - 14FG1987 Washington (WAS) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 11 plays, 68 yds, 7:12
1987 Washington (WAS) at 7:40
7:40Kickoffown 3027 - 14K1987 Washington (WAS) prepares to kickoff.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) catch the ball at the SAN 6 and return it to the SAN 33.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 7:31
7:311/10own 3327 - 14221 Tyler gains 2 yards up the middle.
6:502/8own 3527 - 14131 Ring is caught behind the line for a loss of 3 yards.
6:163/11own 3227 - 14140 Montana completes the long pass to Clark who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 50 yd gain.
5:281/101827 - 14221 Ring gets back to the line of scrimmage.
4:462/101827 - 14212 Tyler picks his way for 7 yards.
4:103/31127 - 14131 Montana hits Cooper who makes the catch and falls forward for a 10 yd gain.
3:311/Goal127 - 14131 Cooper can't come up with Montana's pass in the endzone.
3:262/Goal127 - 14212 Tyler pounds ahead for 1 yard.
1984 San Francisco scores a touchdown!
3:23PAT 27 - 20FG1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 67 yds, 4:08
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 3:23
3:23Kickoffown 3027 - 21K1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
1987 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 6 and return it to the WAS 17.
1987 Washington (WAS) at 3:18
3:181/10own 1727 - 21221 PENALTY on WAS: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the WAS 17 - NO PLAY.
3:181/15own 1227 - 21221 Williams soft pass is to Clark who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 12 yd gain.
2:392/3own 2427 - 21131 Rogers rushes for 3 yards off tackle right.
1:581/10own 2727 - 21131 Bryant picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
1:172/8own 2927 - 21221 Rogers picks up 7 yards on a draw play.
0:343/1own 3627 - 21221 Williams scrambles for no gain.
0:004/1own 3627 - 21PTime Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1987 Washington: 27 1984 San Francisco: 21

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:004/1own 3627 - 21P1987 Washington (WAS) prepares for a punt.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) return it to the SAN 31.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 14:50
14:501/10own 3127 - 21221 Tyler is stopped at the line.
14:122/10own 3127 - 21221 Montana soft pass is to Cooper who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 14 yd gain.
13:271/10own 4527 - 21131 Montana scrambles for 6 yards.
12:412/44927 - 21221 Craig rushes for 1 yard off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
12:023/34827 - 21230 Tyler picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
11:234/14627 - 21P1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares for a punt.
1987 Washington (WAS) return it to the WAS 12.
1987 Washington (WAS) at 11:14
11:141/10own 1227 - 21221 Bryant gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
10:342/8own 1427 - 21221 Vital picks up 11 yards on a draw play.
9:501/10own 2527 - 21131 Rogers rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
9:162/12own 2327 - 21212 Williams overthrows Bryant and the pass is incomplete.
9:113/12own 2327 - 21041 Williams's pass is to Allen who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 27 yd gain.
8:231/105027 - 21221 Vital gains 3 yards up the middle.
7:422/74727 - 21221Williams is sacked by Dwaine Board for 5 yards.
7:013/12own 4827 - 21041 Williams completes the pass to Allen who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 18 yd gain.
6:191/103427 - 21131 Williams tosses the ball out to Didier. Tackled for a loss of 3 yds.
5:422/133727 - 21212 Williams completes the pass to Bryant who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
4:593/42827 - 21131 Williams's pass is just out of reach of Sanders. Incomplete pass.
4:554/42827 - 21FG1987 Washington (WAS) prepares for a FG attempt.
Ariri's 45 yd. field goal attempt bounces off the upright and is no good.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 4:51
4:511/10own 3527 - 21221 Craig gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
4:102/9own 3627 - 21221 Montana's pass is to Tyler. Tackled immediately for a 12 yd gain.
3:291/10own 4827 - 21131 Harmon gets back to the line of scrimmage.
2:542/10own 4827 - 21131 Ring gains 3 yards on a sweep left.
2:143/74927 - 21131 Montana's pass is to Clark who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 38 yd gain.
2:001/101127 - 21131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:001/101127 - 21221 Montana overthrows Solomon and the pass is incomplete.
1:552/101127 - 21212 Montana hits Cooper in the endzone.
1984 San Francisco scores a touchdown!
1:50PAT 27 - 27FG1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 65 yds, 3:01
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 1:50
1:50Kickoffown 3027 - 28K1984 San Francisco (SAN) prepares to kickoff.
1987 Washington (WAS) catch the ball at the WAS 4 and return it to the WAS 27.
1987 Washington (WAS) at 1:45
1:451/10own 2727 - 28221 Williams's pass is to McEwen who makes a nice catch, sheds a tackle before getting leveled. 19 yd gain.
1:361/10own 4627 - 28221*** 1987 Washington (WAS) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:361/10own 4627 - 28221 Williams completes the pass to Bryant who makes the catch and falls forward for a 6 yd gain.
1:152/44827 - 28131 Rogers carries, but is tackled for a loss of 4 yards.
1:013/8own 4827 - 28131 Williams overthrows Clark and the pass is incomplete.
0:544/8own 4827 - 28131 Williams's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
1984 San Francisco (SAN) at 0:50
0:501/104827 - 28221 Tyler gains 12 yards on a sweep left.
0:441/103627 - 28221*** 1987 Washington (WAS) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:441/103627 - 28212Montana takes a knee.
0:412/113727 - 28212*** 1987 Washington (WAS) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:412/113727 - 28212Montana takes a knee.
0:003/123827 - 28212Time Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 1987 Washington: 27 1984 San Francisco: 28

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