Jim Harbaugh spoke Sunday about how his 49ers had some semblance of control over where they would play their games.
Winning changes location.
Harbaugh was referencing San Francisco's postseason destinations this winter, but the team's 2014 regular season schedule is also a result of its 12-4 record this season.
The 49ers now know who they will play and where they will play next season, even if they don't know when. Those late details are due in April.
And hosting Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs at new Levi's® Stadium has to top the list. Smith spent his first seven seasons with the 49ers before leading the Chiefs to a 11-5 record.
Also coming to Levi's next year: the NFC East's Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins as well as the NFC North's Chicago Bears and the AFC West's San Diego Chargers.
Like the 49ers, the Bears and Chiefs each finished second in their respective divisions this season.
San Francisco's five non-divisional road matchups are as follows: the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints of the NFC and the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders of the AFC.
The Cowboys and the Saints also finished in second place in the East and South, respectively, in 2013.
Harbaugh and Co will also host and visit its three NFC West neighbors: the Seattle Seahawks, the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams.