San Francisco 49ers Schedule 2023

The San Francisco 49ers have a challenging schedule for the 2023 NFL season, playing eight home games at Levi’s Stadium and nine away games. The team’s opponents include division rivals Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, and Seattle Seahawks, as well as other strong teams such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here is a breakdown of the 49ers’ 2023 opponents:

Home games:

  1. Arizona Cardinals
  2. Los Angeles Rams
  3. Seattle Seahawks
  4. Dallas Cowboys
  5. New York Giants
  6. Baltimore Ravens
  7. Cincinnati Bengals
  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Away games:

  1. Arizona Cardinals
  2. Los Angeles Rams
  3. Seattle Seahawks
  4. Philadelphia Eagles
  5. Washington Commanders
  6. Cleveland Browns
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers
  8. Minnesota Vikings
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars

San Francisco 49ers Schedule 2023

WeekDateOpponentLocal TimePacific TimeNetwork
1Sun, Sep 10at Pittsburgh Steelers1:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.FOX
2Sun, Sep 17at Los Angeles Rams1:05 p.m.FOX
3Thu, Sep 21New York Giants5:15 p.m.Prime Video
4Sun, Oct 1Arizona Cardinals1:25 p.m.FOX
5Sun, Oct 8Dallas Cowboys5:20 p.m.NBC
6Sun, Oct 15at Cleveland Browns1:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.FOX
7Mon, Oct 23at Minnesota Vikings7:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.ESPN
8Sun, Oct 29Cincinnati Bengals1:25 p.m.CBS
9Sun, Nov 5BYE
10Sun, Nov 12at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.FOX
11Sun, Nov 19Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:05 p.m.FOX
12Thu, Nov 23at Seattle Seahawks5:20 p.m.NBC
13Sun, Dec 3at Philadelphia Eagles4:25 p.m.1:25 p.m.FOX
14Sun, Dec 10Seattle Seahawks1:05 p.m.FOX
15Sun, Dec 17at Arizona Cardinals1:05 p.m.CBS
16Mon, Dec 25Baltimore Ravens5:15 p.m.ABC
17Sun, Dec 31at Washington Commanders1:00 p.m.10:00 a.m.FOX
18Sat or Sun, Jan 6-7Los Angeles RamsTBDTBDTBD

2023 49ers Preseason Schedule

Date RangeOpponentLocal TimePacific TimeNetwork
Aug 10-14at Las Vegas RaidersTBDTBD
Aug 17-21Denver BroncosTBDTBD
Aug 24-28Los Angeles ChargersTBDTBD

Offseason Developments

The 49ers have made some noteworthy changes during the offseason. They’ve sought to improve their offensive and defensive lines while addressing key areas within the roster. Management is determined to ensure that the team is well-equipped to tackle a competitive season. New talent from the draft and free agency, combined with familiar faces, will be instrumental in the 49ers’ quest for success.

Analysis of the Season

The 49ers have an interesting and challenging season ahead. Their opponents combined for a 147-139-2 record last season, resulting in a .514 winning percentage that makes the 49ers’ schedule the 15th toughest in the NFL, based on last year’s results. This is a significant jump from the previous season, which tied for the fifth toughest in the NFL.

Strength of Schedule

Despite the apparent toughness of their schedule, the 49ers have the least difficult schedule among NFC West teams based on the strength of schedule (SOS). However, the 49ers will face nine teams in 2023 that reached the postseason in 2022, along with two additional teams who finished .500 or better in 2022. This includes their three opponents from the 2022 postseason: Seattle, Dallas, and Philadelphia.

Key Matchups

Some key matchups to watch out for this season:

49ers vs. Rams

The first encounter between the 49ers and the Rams in Week 2 promises to be a crucial early litmus test for both teams. The 49ers have historically performed well against the Rams, riding an impressive winning streak. Given the Rams’ potent offense, spearheaded by Matthew Stafford, and their stout defense led by Aaron Donald, these games will be an early and late season test of the 49ers’ prowess on both sides of the ball.

The return fixture in Week 18 will be the last game of the regular season, making it potentially decisive for playoff seeding. Both these contests will likely be fiercely contested battles given the talent on both sides and the stakes involved in the divisional rivalry.

49ers vs. Cowboys

The Week 5 clash against the Cowboys is set to be a notable game for the 49ers. These two storied franchises have a long history of fierce battles, and this game will be an acid test of the 49ers’ mettle, particularly given the Cowboys’ revamp during the offseason. With Dak Prescott leading the charge for Dallas and the Cowboys’ defense having made significant strides, the 49ers will have to bring their A-game to secure a victory.

49ers vs. Seahawks

The Thanksgiving Day battle with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12 is set to be a blockbuster. This fixture is more than just another divisional game; it’s a matchup between two teams with a recent history of close, hard-fought contests. Russell Wilson remains a constant threat, and the Seahawks’ defense always seems to rise to the occasion against the 49ers. This contest will be an important one in terms of playoff positioning and could end up setting the tone for the remainder of the 49ers’ season.

49ers vs. Ravens

The 49ers’ Christmas Day face-off against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16 is another headline game. The Ravens, led by dynamic quarterback Lamar Jackson, will pose a serious challenge to the 49ers’ defense. Conversely, the 49ers’ offense will need to contend with the Ravens’ aggressive defense. This cross-conference game will not only be crucial in terms of potential playoff implications but also as a benchmark for the 49ers against one of the AFC’s top teams.

Predicted Season Outcome

Given the strength of the 49ers’ roster, their offseason developments, and despite the strength of their schedule, it is expected they will perform well in the 2023 season. If they can leverage their recent success against teams such as the Rams and Cowboys, a playoff spot is a reasonable expectation. However, key to this will be their ability to stay healthy and manage their tougher matchups effectively.

Conclusion

The 2023 season promises to be an exciting one for the San Francisco 49ers. Despite facing a tougher schedule than the previous year, the team has the capability to compete and excel. The key matchups throughout the season will provide a stern test, but with the talent and determination within the team, the 49ers are expected to rise to the challenge. As the anticipation builds towards kickoff, fans will undoubtedly be eager to see their team back in action.

2022 San Francisco 49ers Schedule

DateOpponentPlace (Stadium + City)TimeScore
Sunday Sep 11at Chicago BearsSoldier Field, Chicago, IL1:00pm ETL 19-10
Sunday Sep 18Seattle SeahawksLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA4:05pm ETW 27-7
Sunday Sep 25at Denver BroncosEmpower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO8:20pm ETL 11-10
Monday Oct 3Los Angeles RamsLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA8:15pm ETW 24-9
Sunday Oct 9at Carolina PanthersBank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC4:05pm ETW 37-15
Sunday Oct 16at Atlanta FalconsMercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA1:00pm ETL 28-14
Sunday Oct 23Kansas City ChiefsLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA4:25pm ETL 44-23
Sunday Oct 30at Los Angeles RamsSoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA4:25pm ETW 31-14
Sunday Nov 6BYE
Sunday Nov 13Los Angeles ChargersLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA8:20pm ETW 22-16
Monday Nov 21at Arizona CardinalsEstadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico8:15pm ETW 38-10
Sunday Nov 27New Orleans SaintsLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA4:25pm ETW 13-0
Sunday Dec 4Miami DolphinsLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA4:05pm ETW 33-17
Sunday Dec 11Tampa Bay BuccaneersLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA4:25pm ETW 35-7
Thursday Dec 15at Seattle SeahawksLumen Field, Seattle, WA8:15pm ETW 21-13
Saturday Dec 24Washington CommandersLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA4:05pm ETW 37-20
Sunday Jan 1at Las Vegas RaidersAllegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV4:05pm ETW 37-34(OT)
Sunday Jan 8Arizona CardinalsLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA4:25pm ETW 38-13
NFC Wild CardSeattle SeahawksLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA4:30pm ETW 41-23
NFC DivisionalDallas CowboysLevi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA6:30pm ETW 19-12
NFC Championshipat Philadelphia EaglesLincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA3:00pm ETL

FAQS

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Will the 49ers play the Ravens in 2023?

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Will the 49ers play the Bengals in 2023?

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