What to Know about San Francisco 49ers 2015 Preseason Schedule

Take a look at photos from the 49ers past matchups against the team's opponents in the 2015 preseason.

We know who the 49ers will face in the 2015 preseason, but what else should fans know about the exhibition slate?

Allow Friday's edition of Niners Daily to do the honors.


The 49ers played all four preseason opponents (Houston, Dallas, Denver and San Diego) last year. But unlike 2014, San Francisco will face none of its preseason opponents in the regular season.

The 49ers beat the Texans in the preseason finale, 40-13.

The 49ers beat the Cowboys to open the regular season, 28-17.

The 49ers lost to the Broncos in the preseason and regular season by the scores of 34-0 and 42-17, respectively.

Lastly, the 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers in the preseason, 21-7, and lost in overtime in the regular season, 38-35.


One of San Francisco's top rivals will make a debut at Levi's® Stadium. The 49ers will face the Cowboys for the 15th time in the preseason. San Francisco won the last preseason meeting, 20-13, at Dallas in 2009.

The 49ers-Cowboys matchup will be the first time San Francisco has hosted Dallas in the preseason since 1987.


The third week of the NFL preseason is often known as the "dress rehearsal" game. Typically, starters will play for most of the first half, if not into the third quarter. So for the 2015 version, the 49ers will face the Broncos on the road.

The last time San Francisco faced Denver's high-powered offense, Manning broke the NFL's all-time touchdown pass record, previously held by Brett Favre. Manning needed three scores to beat the record, and he broke the mark before halftime in a one-sided victory over the 49ers.

San Francisco's new-look defense will surely look for revenge in the main regular season tuneup.


The 49ers logged a lot of miles last preseason, thanks to a week-long stay in Baltimore where the team scrimmaged the Ravens after the preseason opener.

A look at the 2015 regular season schedule for the San Francisco 49ers.

The furthest the 49ers will travel this season will be to Houston for the exhibition opener. A flight to Denver two weeks later will be manageable as well.

The lack of air time is a bonus. In the regular season, San Francisco will have four road games in the Eastern time zone (New York, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Detroit), plus one game in the Central time zone (Chicago).

A 49ers-Chargers preseason game is a tradition unlike any other.

In fact, the clubs have faced in the preseason for 29 consecutive seasons.

San Francisco leads the all-time preseason series, 23-20, including a 15-4 record at home.

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