The San Francisco 49ers announced the team's 2010 preseason opponents. The preseason schedule is highlighted by a nationally televised, prime time tilt against the visiting Minnesota Vikings at Candlestick Park on Sunday, August 22 at 5 p.m. PT.
The 49ers open the preseason on the road in week one against the defending AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts. Following their week two matchup at home against the Vikings, the 49ers travel to the other side of the San Francisco Bay to square off with the Oakland Raiders. In the preseason finale, the team returns to Candlestick to host the San Diego Chargers.
Times and dates of the 49ers games against the Colts, Raiders and Chargers are yet to be determined. They will be released as they become available.
2010 49ERS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Preseason Week Opponent Network (Time) Week 1 @ Indianapolis CBS-5 Week 2 (Sun, Aug. 22) vs. Minnesota NBC (5 p.m. PT) Week 3 @ Oakland CBS-5 Week 4 vs. San Diego CBS-5
*- denotes a national television broadcast
NOTABLES - 49ERS 2010 PRESEASON OPPONENTS
· This marks the first time that the 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts will meet in the preseason. The 49ers squared off against the Baltimore Colts in 1950. San Francisco defeated the Colts, 27-14, in Baltimore.
· Minnesota leads the all-time preseason series 3-2.
· The game is the first preseason matchup between the two teams in San Francisco.
· The first three games were all played at neutral sites (Portland – 1961 & 1963; Seattle – 1962; Salt Lake City – 1964).
· Oakland leads the all-time preseason series 19-18.
· This marks the 49ers 13th preseason game in Oakland, with the Raiders holding a 10-2 advantage at home.
· San Diego leads the all-time preseason series 20-18, including wins in the last 3 contests.
· This marks the 15th matchup in San Francisco, with the 49ers holding a 10-4 series lead at home.* *
49ERS NATIONALLY TELEVISED PRESEASON GAMES SINCE 2000
2000 vs. New England (Hall of Fame) ABC L 0-20
2002 vs. Washington (Osaka, Japan) ESPN L 7-38
@ Denver ABC W 12-7
2003 vs. Oakland FOX W 14-10
2007 vs. Denver ESPN L 13-17 2008 @ Chicago FOX W 37-30