The schedule is out and the discussion can really begin. Time to start breaking down the 49ers 2011 schedule. I'll have my own breakdown in the coming days. For now I just wanted to get the schedule up. The schedule features two true prime time games including Thanksgiving against Baltimore and MNF in December against PIttsburgh. Additionally, the 49ers will face the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday afternoon. That's not technically "primetime" but it is sort of a featured game since few games will be played that day.
The 49ers open their second straight season against the Seattle Seahawks, although we certainly hope it goes better than last year. And in terms of divisional games, this is the first time since 2006 that the 49ers and Cardinals weren't a prime time matchup. They have usually played entertaining games, but maybe the NFL just decided it wasn't worth it anymore.
Feel free to pick apart the schedule after the jump. All times PACIFIC.
Week 1: vs Seattle Seahawks - Sunday September 11, 1:15pm FOX
Week 2: vs. Dallas Cowboys - Sunday September 18, 1:05pm FOX
Week 3: @ Cincinnati Bengals - Sunday September 25, 10:00am FOX
Week 4: @ Philadelphia Eagles - Sunday October 2, 10:00am FOX
Week 5: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sunday October 9, 1:05pm FOX
Week 6: @ Detroit Lions - Sunday October 16, 10:00am FOX
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: vs. Cleveland Browns - Sunday October 30, 1:15pm CBS
Week 9: @ Washington Redskins - Sunday November 6, 10:00am FOX
Week 10: vs. New York Giants - Sunday November 13, 1:15pm FOX
Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals - Sunday November 20, 1:05pm FOX
Week 12: @ Baltimore Ravens - Thursday November 24, 5:20pm NFLN
Week 13: vs. St. Louis Rams - Sunday December 4, 1:15pm FOX
Week 14: @ Arizona Cardinals - Sunday December 11, 1:05pm FOX
Week 15: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - Monday December 19, 5:30pm ESPN
Week 16: @ Seattle Seahawks - Saturday December 24, 1:15pm FOX
Week 17: @ St. Louis Rams - Sunday January 1, 10:00am FOX