The NFL offseason continues chugging along, bringing us to the next big benchmark. The NFL has released the 2013 NFL schedule, which means the 49ers schedule is here to absorb and dissect. There is plenty of detail to consider for how each game impacts the 49ers playoff chances, but one game is notable for other reasons. In Week , the 49ers close out their home schedule out Candlestick Park for the final team.
For the second straight season, the 49ers are opening against the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers are 11-2 when they open at Candlestick Park. Reports earlier this offseason had the Packers investing a ton of time in figuring out the read option, and how best to stop Colin Kaepernick. They now get the rest of the offseason to get ready for this in the first game of the season for both teams.
The 49ers have returned to their place as one of the premier franchises in the league, which means their 2013 schedule features plenty of matchups in choice times. Their primetime schedule includes games against the Seahawks (NBC), Rams (NFLN), Texans (NBC), Redskins (ESPN) and Falcons (ESPN).
We'll be back with some preliminary thoughts, but for now, here is the 49ers 2013 NFL schedule:
Week 1: vs Green Bay Packers - Sunday, September 8, 1:25 p.m. FOX
Week 2: @ Seattle Seahawks - Sunday, September 15, 5:30 p.m. NBC
Week 3: vs. Indianapolis Colts - Sunday, September 22, 1:25 p.m. CBS
Week 4: @ St. Louis Rams - Thursday, September 26, 5:25 p.m. NFL Network
Week 5: vs. Houston Texans - Sunday, October 6, 5:30 p.m. NBC
Week 6: vs. Arizona Cardinals - Sunday, October 13, 1:25 p.m. FOX
Week 7: @ Tennessee Titans - Sunday, October 20, 1:05 p.m. FOX
Week 8: @ Jacksonville Jaguars (in London) - Sunday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. FOX
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: vs. Carolina Panthers - Sunday, November 10, 1:05 p.m. FOX
Week 11: @ New Orleans Saints - Sunday, November 17, 1:25 p.m. FOX
Week 12: @ Washington Redskins - Monday, November 25, 5:40 p.m. ESPN
Week 13: vs. St. Louis Rams - Sunday, December 1, 1:05 p.m. FOX
Week 14: vs. Seattle Seahawks - Sunday, December 8, 1:25 p.m. FOX
Week 15: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sunday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. FOX
Week 16: vs. Atlanta Falcons - Monday, December 23, 5:40 p.m. ESPN
Week 17: @ Arizona Cardinals - Sunday, December 29, 1:25 p.m. FOX