The 49ers know who they will play next year. The team is scheduled to play the AFC West and the NFC North next year. It means the team won’t have many East Coast games next year, in fact only one – Tampa Bay. The 49ers will also host the Raiders at Levi’s for the first time in either exhibition or the regular season.
As usual, the 49ers will play the Cardinals, Rams and Seahawks home and away. Then they will play Bears, Lions, Raiders, Broncos and Giants at home. On the road they will face the Packers, Vikings, Chiefs, Chargers and Buccaneers. Overall, the team will face three teams in the Pacific time zone, three in the Central time zone, one each in the Mountain and Eastern zones.
Along with playing AFC West and NFC North will also play the last-place team in the NFC East (Giants) and the last place team in the NFC South (Tampa Bay).
When the 49ers play those opponents won’t be out until April, when the full NFL schedule won’t be out until April.