|1953 San Francisco 49ers season|
|Head coach||Buck Shaw|
|Home field||Kezar Stadium|
|Division place||2nd NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 49ers would play consistent football all season long, never losing consecutive games throughout the season en route to a franchise best 9–3–0 record. However, the 49ers would lose both games against the Detroit Lions, who finished the season 10–2–0 to win the Western Conference and earn a spot in the NFL Championship game.
Offensively, San Francisco was led by quarterback Y. A. Tittle, who threw for 2121 yards and 20 TD's while completing 57.5% of his passes. Running back Joe Perry had another great season, rushing for 1018 yards along with 10 TD's, while Hugh McElhenny rushed for 503 yards and 3 TD's, and caught 30 passes for 474 yards and 6 TD's. Wide receiver Billy Wilson would catch a team high 51 passes for 840 yards and 10 TD's.
|1||September 27||Philadelphia Eagles||31–21||San Francisco 49ers||1–0–0||25,000|
|2||October 4||Los Angeles Rams||31–30||San Francisco 49ers||2–0–0||41,446|
|3||October 11||San Francisco 49ers||24–21||Detroit Lions||2–1–0||56,080|
|4||October 18||San Francisco 49ers||35–28||Chicago Bears||3–1–0||36,909|
|5||October 25||Detroit Lions||14–10||San Francisco 49ers||3–2–0||52,300|
|6||November 1||Chicago Bears||24–14||San Francisco 49ers||4–2–0||26,308|
|7||November 8||San Francisco 49ers||31–27||Los Angeles Rams||5–2–0||85,856|
|8||November 15||San Francisco 49ers||23–21||Cleveland Browns||5–3–0||80,698|
|9||November 22||San Francisco 49ers||37–7||Green Bay Packers||6–3–0||16,378|
|10||November 29||San Francisco 49ers||38–21||Baltimore Colts||7–3–0||26,005|
|11||December 6||Green Bay Packers||48–14||San Francisco 49ers||8–3–0||31,337|
|12||December 13||Baltimore Colts||45–14||San Francisco 49ers||9–3–0||23,932|
|NFL Western Conference|
|San Francisco 49ers||9||3||0||.750||8–2||372||237||W4|
|Los Angeles Rams||8||3||1||.727||7–3||366||236||W2|
|Green Bay Packers||2||9||1||.182||2–7–1||200||338||L5|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
San Francisco's players selected for the Pro Bowl:
|Bill Johnson||Offensive Line|
|Hugh McElhenny||Running Back|
|Leo Nomellini||Defensive Line|
|Joe Perry||Running Back|
|Gordie Soltau||Wide Receiver|
|Y. A. Tittle||Quarterback|
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-May-10.