Welcome to preseason Week 3! The San Francisco 49ers host the Green Bay Packers in what many view as the “dress rehearsal” game. The starters will play a significant number of snaps, potentially getting into the third quarter of the game. Neither coach has been overly specific, but there will be plenty of chance to evaluate the 1s.
There are of course plenty of questions about the 1s to be answered in this game. The biggest is the quarterback position, but we’ll also be watching the offensive guards, the inside linebackers, the cornerbacks, and more. Given how things are developing, I don’t expect to get all the answers we need on Friday, but it will get us moving in the right direction.
I feel like a lot of these questions will spill over into the final preseason game. That being said, the first official round of roster cuts is this coming Tuesday. We’ll want to keep a particular eye on any DNPs, and players who get late fourth quarter snaps.
We’ll be back with game threads later today, and plenty of follow-up after the game. In the meantime, here are some nuts and bolts to get you ready.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Game time: Saturday, August 20, 7 p.m. PT
TV channel: CBS/KPIX-5, NFL Network cuts in at 8 p.m. PT (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
NFL Network Replay: 8/27 - 1:30 p.m. PT, 8/31 - 5 p.m.
Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Bob Fitzgerald, Keena Turner, Dennis Brown) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesus Zarate, Luis Landero)
Matchup history: Preseason: 3-1 49ers
Announcers: Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan, Dennis O'Donnell (sideline)
Enemy blog: Acme Packing Company
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Week 1: vs. Houston Texans, Lost 24-13
Week 2: @ Denver Broncos, Won 31-24
Week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers, 7 p.m., Friday, August 26
Week 4: @ San Diego Chargers, 7 p.m., Thursday, September 1
Week 1: vs. Los Angeles Rams, 7:20 p.m., ESPN, Monday, September 12
Week 2: @ Carolina Panthers, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, September 18
Week 3: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, September 25
Week 4: vs. Dallas Cowboys, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 2
Week 5: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 5:25 p.m., CBS Thursday, October 6
Week 6: @ Buffalo Bills, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, October 16
Week 7: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 23
Week 8: BYE
Week 9: vs. New Orleans Saints, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, November 6
Week 10: @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, November 13
Week 11: vs. New England Patriots, 1:25 p.m., CBS Sunday, November 20
Week 12: @ Miami Dolphins, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, November 27
Week 13: @ Chicago Bears, 10:00 a.m., FOX Sunday, December 4
Week 14: vs. New York Jets, 1:05 p.m., CBS Sunday, December 11
Week 15: @ Atlanta Falcons, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 18
Week 16: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., FOX Saturday, December 24
Week 17: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, January 1