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Schedule leaks: 49ers home opener is Week 2 against the Seahawks

Fields vs. Lance, round 1. Russell Wilson and his former team on primetime

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Kyle’s update, 3:10 PM PT: The Niners will have their home opener in Week 2 against the Seahawks:

The Niners team account confirmed this as well.

Earlier today, Chris Biderman tweeted some hints that the Niners would travel to Atlanta during the second week. One of those tweets has since been deleted.

Kyle’s update, 1:30 PM PT: As predicted, the 49ers will face Russell Wilson under the lights. Sunday Night Football, San Francisco travels to Denver to face the Broncos. In Week 10, the Chargers will travel to Levi’s Stadium on Sunday Night Football. Finally, the Seattle Seahawks will host the Niners in Week 15 on Thursday night.

Those games above have been confirmed by Mr. David Fucillo, former overlord of Niners Nation. In 2018, the Niners had three of their first four games on the road. It’s not uncommon for teams to travel often early in the season.

There have been other leaks from other teams that have the 49ers traveling to Atlanta in Week 2. That means San Francisco starts the season with three road games in a row if the leaked information is accurate.

Here’s what the internet has found so far, including the three above:

Week 1: @ Bears
Week 2: vs. Seahawks
Week 3: @ Broncos
Week 5: @ Panthers
Week 7: vs. Chiefs
Week 10: vs. Chargers
Week 11: @ Cardinals, in Mexico City
Week 12: vs. Saints
Week 15: @ Seattle
Week 16: vs. Commanders
Week 17: @ Raiders
Week 18: vs. Cardinals

We can expect multiple schedule leaks throughout Thursday ahead of the official release at 5 PM PT. Danny Parkins of 670 The Score in Chicago is confirming the Chicago Bears opponents. In Week 1, the Bears will host the San Francisco 49ers:

When both teams faced in the middle of the season last year, we thought we’d see Justin Fields versus Trey Lance. This time, that’s more likely to happen with the uncertainty of Jimmy Garoppolo and nobody standing in the way of Fields as the starter.

The 49ers won 33-22 in Chicago last season, but they had to outscore the Bears 18-6 in the fourth quarter after Chicago came within a point after Fields had this miraculous touchdown run on 4th & 1:

I remember sitting in the corner of the end zone in the press box where Fields was running, thinking, “no way he scores.” This time around, hopefully, that’s Lance.

The Bears missed the extra point, and the 49ers would score a touchdown on the next drive to put the game away. Still, the game was closer than expected.

I don’t think the Niners will have to worry about a close game this time around. We don’t know what we’ll get from Lance, and there will be nerves, but the Bears have had a forgettable offseason, to say the least.

Current schedule leaks:

Week 1: @ Bears
Week 11: @ Cardinals, in Mexico City
Week 12: vs. Saints

We’ll update this as the day goes along. Feel free to share what you see in the comments. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but the locals here in Phoenix believe Kyler Murray and company will finish the season in Levi’s Stadium in Week 18.