The San Francisco 49ers announced that they would release the official schedule on their website at 4:30 P.M. PT. We’ll have the schedule posted shortly after. We know who the Niners will face, but we do not know the order. Let’s spend these next couple of hours looking at a few of the rumors that are out there. On Wednesday, a report surfaced from ESPN’s John Clayton that teams will play their out of conference opponents first. Based on some of the schedule leaks we’ve seen on Thursday, that isn’t true. The Packers are playing the Vikings in Week 1, for example. Based on the 49ers home opener, that isn’t true.
49ers schedule leaks
Be careful not to fall for fake rumors. If an account that was started in April 2020 tweets and has the handle, @SuperpluggedinSchedulemaker, he’s probably not someone you should trust. Here is what I’ve heard so far.
Week 1 - vs. Cardinals
Week 2 - @ Jets
Week 3 - @ Giants
Week 7 - vs. Patriots 1:25 P.M. PT - Source
Week 9 - @ Cardinals
Week 10 - @ Saints, 1:25 P.M. PT - Source ($ubscription)
Week 14 - @ Bills, 5:20 P.M. PT MNF! - Source (rumor)
Week 15 - @ Cowboys
Week 17 - vs. Seahawks
I was looking forward to a Thanksgiving game against Dallas for several reasons, but that isn’t happening. I’m not sure exactly how many primetime games the 49ers have, but if it’s not as many as you expect, you can blame Tampa Bay’s new QB. The word is the Bucs are all over the primetime schedule, so get ready for that to be shoved down your throats all year.
To me, getting Arizona early in the season is a blessing, even if it’s a home game. Yes, you give Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray a few months to gameplan, but, typically, Week 1 games are sloppy and don’t have great execution.
Playing the New York teams early and back-to-back is an ideal situation, so San Francisco doesn’t have to travel back and forth. This place is going to riot if the Niners don’t start 3-0. Three young quarterbacks to start the season. Yes, please.
Matt Breida’s revenge game is Week 7. Miami will be a sneaky fun team to watch.
The other two games that I’ve heard are the Saints and the Seahawks. New Orleans writer Nick Underhill leaked the Saints schedule earlier Thursday morning. Ideally, San Francisco has taken care of business, and Week 17 doesn’t matter. It’s nice that the game will be at Levi’s Stadium, though. We’ll keep updating as more leaks happen. Feel free to share any leaks in the comments.