The San Francisco 49ers 2021 opponents are officially set. Dates and times of the 2021 schedule won't be announce until May 12, however the 49ers are aware of who they will face next season.
In addition to San Francisco's divisional opponents (Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks), the 49ers will also face the NFC North and AFC South. The 49ers will also see the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles, as both teams also finished last in their respective divisions.
On Tuesday, NFL owners approved the vote to officially expand regular season games from 16 to 17 beginning this season as part of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association. With the addition of the 17th game, the 49ers will now add a road game against the Cincinnati Bengals onto their slate of regular season matchups in 2021.
According to the league's formula, the 17th game will be between two inter-conference teams who played one another two seasons prior and finished in the same spot in their own division the year prior.
The 49ers are scheduled to play six teams who will have made playoff appearances in 2020. (Packers, Seahawks, Bears, Rams, Titans and Colts).
Here's the full list of home and road opponents for the 49ers in 2021.
NFC West, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons
NFC West, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals
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