The NFL announced its schedule for all 32 teams for the upcoming 2015 season on Tuesday evening. Here is what the San Francisco 49ers schedule will look like (all times PT):
1. vs. Minnesota Vikings (Sept. 14) 7:20 p.m. on ESPN*
2. at Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 20) 10:00 a.m. on FOX
3. at Arizona Cardinals (Sept. 27) 1:05 p.m. on FOX
4. vs. Green Bay Packers (Oct. 4) 1:25 p.m. on FOX
5. at New York Giants (Oct. 11) 5:30 p.m. on NBC*
6. vs. Baltimore Ravens (Oct. 18) 1:25 p.m. on CBS
7. vs. Seattle Seahawks (Oct. 22) 5:25 p.m. on CBS / NFL Network*
8. at St. Louis Rams (Nov. 1) 10:00 a.m. on FOX
9. vs. Atlanta Falcons (Nov. 8) 1:05 p.m. on FOX
10. BYE WEEK
11. at Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 22) 1:25 p.m. on FOX
12. vs. Arizona Cardinals (Nov. 29) 1:05 p.m. on FOX
13. at Chicago Bears (Dec. 6) 10:00 a.m. on FOX
14. at Cleveland Browns (Dec. 13) 10:00 a.m. on FOX
15. vs. Cincinnati Bengals (Dec. 20) 5:30 p.m. on NBC*
16. at Detroit Lions (Dec. 27) 10:00 a.m. on FOX
17. vs. St. Louis Rams (Jan. 3) 1:25 p.m. on FOX
In 2014, the 49ers will be playing the AFC North and NFC North divisions. They will also face the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants as a result in all three teams coming in third place for their respective divisions.
The first game of the season will be in prime time as they face the Minnesota Vikings in the home opener at Levi’s Stadium. It’s the second consecutive year that the home opener will be under the lights.
In total, the 49ers are scheduled to have four prime time games where three of them are in the first half of the season. The last game against the Cincinnati Bengals could possibly be flexed.
San Francisco’s first divisional opponent is the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 for the second consecutive year. They will also host the Seahawks on a Thursday night for the second straight season in Week 7. Last year, they lost on Thanksgiving by a score of 19-3.
In Weeks 13-14, the 49ers will be in the midwest as they face the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns on the road. This could draw the first time the 49ers spend the middle of the week in Youngstown, Ohio since 2012.
This will be the first time the 49ers see the St. Louis Rams in Week 17 since the 2011 season. In the last three years, they faced the Arizona Cardinals.
In the preseason, the 49ers will face four opponents they will not see in the 2015 regular season. There are two AFC West teams with the others being from the state of Texas. The preseason will not feature the Oakland Raiders for the fourth consecutive year after fan violence in 2011. Times and dates have yet to be finalized.
49ers 2015 preseason schedule (all on KPIX-5):
Week 1 – August 15: At Houston Texans, 5:00 p.m.
Week 2 – August 23: vs. Dallas Cowboys, 5:00 p.m.
Week 3 – August 29: at Denver Broncos, 6:00 p.m.
Week 4 – September 4: vs. San Diego Chargers, 7:00 p.m.