Looking ahead in the 2010 season schedule

The following are next year games for the San Francisco 49ers:

Home games:
Oakland, Denver, Tampa Bay, New Orleans, Arizona, Seattle, St. Louis and loser of Sunday's Philadelphia/Dallas game.

Road games:
Green Bay, San Diego, Kansas City, Carolina, Atlanta, Arizona, Seattle and St. Louis

I know it's hard to look into next year for the San Francisco 49ers without first analzying this year season's positive and negatives and the upcoming draft. However, I find it hard to anaylze the 49ers without going into next year's season schedule.

When this season started I predicted that the San Francisco 49ers would finish with an 8-8 record, which they are well on their way on. Nonetheless, I could have easily been proven wrong if it wasn't for some last minute screw ups on the road against the Vikings and Colts; moreover, and the disappointing lost in Seattle. The 49ers at best could have finished with an 11-5 record, a record in which I believed was far from attainable. Nevertheless, it seems very likey they will finish with even 8-8 record. Thus, my predication will stand true.

Looking into the teams the 49ers play next, I divided it into three section: games the 49ers could win, games the 49ers should win, and games the 49ers have to fight for.

Games the 49er could win:





Games the 49ers should win:


Tampa Bay

St. Luis


Kansas City

Games the 49ers have to work hard on:

New Orleans (good thing the 49ers play them at home)

San Diego (good thing the 49ers stay in the west cost)

Green Bay

loser of Phila/Dallas game (good thing the 49ers play them at home)

Compared to this year's season schedule, I feel that next year work towards the 49er's advantage. At best, I believe they could easily win 11 games.

For now that's my opinion.....the rest is for open interpretation.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.