The San Francisco 49ers may be coming off a 2-14 season, but we’ll get a chance to see most of their preseason games live on national TV! NFL Network announced their live broadcast schedule for the preseason, and it includes the 49ers Week 1 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and their Week 2 game against the Denver Broncos. Their Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings is a nationally televised preseason game on NBC.
The 49ers face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium at 6 p.m. PT on Friday, August 11. The game will air in the Bay Area on CBS, and NFL Network will join the game in progress. NFL Network is airing Steelers-Giants at 4 p.m. PT, and will join the 49ers game about an hour in.
The 49ers host the Denver Broncos in Week 2, at 7 p.m. PT on August 19. CBS will have the local broadcast, and it looks like NFL Network will carry the game in its entirety. The two teams will host at least one joint practice session in Santa Clara the week of the game. This will mark the third straight preseason the two teams have held joint practices.
Only the preseason finale against the Los Angeles Chargers will not be carried by NFL Network or a national network. Here is the 49ers full preseason schedule.
Friday, August 11: @ Kansas City Chiefs, CBS (NFL Network), 6 p.m. PT
Saturday, August 19: vs. Denver Broncos, CBS (NFL Network), 7 p.m. PT
Sunday, August 27: @ Minnesota Vikings, NBC, 5 p.m. PT - National game
Thursday, August 31: vs. Los Angeles Chargers, CBS, 7 p.m. PT