Now that the 2016 season is over, we know who the San Francisco 49ers will face in 2017.
In addition to their six NFC West matchups, the 49ers will play all four teams in the NFC East and AFC South next season.
A new general manager and head coach can also look forward to matchups with the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears – the two teams that, like the 49ers, finished in last place in their respective divisions, the NFC South and NFC North.
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49ers Home Opponents:
Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks.
49ers Road Opponents:
Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Bears, Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks.
The full 2017 NFL schedule is expected to be released in April.
Takeaways on 2017 opponents:
1. San Francisco’s strength of schedule ranks 14th in the league. Upcoming opponents had a .502 winning percentage last year and posted a combined 126-125-5 record. (Yes, that many ties. Arizona, Seattle and Washington all tied games. Do the quick math, and you get five ties).2. The 49ers will play six teams with winning records in 2016 (Dallas, New York, Seattle, Tennessee, Houston and Washington).
3. The 49ers will play the Bears for a fourth consecutive season and third year in a row in Chicago.
4. Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants, Blake Bortles and the Jaguars, plus Marcus Mariota and the Titans will make their Levi’s® Stadium debuts. Cam Newton and the Panthers have never played the 49ers in the franchise’s soon-to-be four-year old stadium, but they were part of Super Bowl 50.
5. Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys will make a return visit to the Bay Area next year. The Cowboys edged the 49ers, 24-17, in Week 4 of the 2016 regular season.
6. According to The Sacramento Bee, the travel distance for next season is 23,758 miles for the 49ers. In comparison, the 2016 regular-season mileage – including a weeklong stay in Orlando, Fla. – was 22,130 miles.
7. The 49ers last played the Eagles on the road in 2011. San Francisco overcame a 20-point deficit to win, 24-23.
8. The 49ers have won two straight road games over Washington, winning 27-6 in 2013 and 19-11 in 2011.