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49ers slate of opponents for 2019 is official

There are four playoff teams, and an intriguing non-playoff team.

The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their 2018 regular season schedule on Sunday, and with that, we know their full slate of opponents for 2019. We won’t know the schedule until April, but the NFL’s formula of opponents settled the teams the 49ers will face and where they will face them.

The 49ers schedule breaks down as follows:

Home: Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, Falcons, Panthers, Browns, Steelers, Packers
Away: Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, Saints, Buccaneers, Ravens, Bengals, Washington

The NFL uses a basic formula for figuring out each team’s opponents. The team faces their divisional opponents twice, faces one division from the AFC, one full division in the NFC, and then the two teams from the other NFC divisions that finish in the same spot in the standings.

The schedule includes four playoff teams, including the Seahawks, Rams, Saints, and Ravens. They’ll play five teams with a winning record, including the four playoff teams plus the 9-6-1 Steelers. The most intriguing team on their schedule could be the Browns. They’ll be hiring a new coach, but they finished the season strong, going 7-8-1 and appearing to have settled their quarterback position.

The 49ers schedule will include some familiar faces, but will also feature some new looks for various teams. The Packers, Browns, and Buccaneers all fired their head coaches. Their are some rumors the Broncos would be interested in Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, so that will be something to track as well.