The San Francisco 49ers squeaked out a win over the Detroit Lions, 31 to 27, on December 19, 1971.

Final

DET

Lions

7-6-1

27

SF

49ers

9-5-0

31

Team

DET

SF

1

3

7

2

10

10

3

14

7

4

0

7

Total

27

31

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

DET

SF

Lions

Errol Mann 31-yard field goal

3

0

49ers

Dick Witcher 12-yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)

3

7

2nd quarter

DET

SF

Lions

Errol Mann 39-yard field goal

6

7

49ers

Bruce Gossett 39-yard field goal

6

10

49ers

Ken Willard 10-yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)

6

17

Lions

Altie Taylor 14-yard run (Errol Mann kick)

13

17

3rd quarter

DET

SF

Lions

Steve Owens 1-yard run (Errol Mann kick)

20

17

49ers

Gene Washington 30-yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)

20

24

Lions

Charlie Sanders 6-yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)

27

24

4th quarter

DET

SF

49ers

John Brodie 10-yard run (Bruce Gossett kick)

27

31