The 49ers just annouced their 2015 schedule. Here it is:
Week 1: Monday, September 14 vs. Minnesota Vikings — 7:20 p.m. PT on ESPN.
Grant’s projection: Win. The Vikings have no chance if they trade running back Adrian Peterson.
Week 2: Sunday, September 20 at Pittsburgh Steelers — 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX.
Grant’s projection: Loss. Who on the Niners can cover Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown?
Week 3: Sunday, September 27 at Arizona Cardinals — 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX.
Grant’s projection: Loss. The Cardinals beat the Niners in Arizona with backup quarterback Drew Stanton last season. Starting quarterback Carson Palmer should be healthy for this game.
Week 4: Sunday, October 4 vs. Green Bay Packers — 1:25 p.m. PT on FOX.
Grant’s projection: Loss. The Packers are the best team in the league. Running Back Eddie Lacy will have a big game.
Week 5: Sunday, October 11 at New York Giants — 5:30 p.m. PT on NBC.
Grant’s projection: Win. The Giants have about one good player — wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. He won’t beat the Niners by himself.
Week 6: Sunday, October 18 vs Baltimore Ravens — 1:25 p.m. PT on CBS.
Grant’s projection: Loss. The Ravens are Super Bowl contender. They have an excellent defense and they will shut down Carlos Hyde.
Week 7: Thursday, October 22 vs. Seattle Seahawks — 5:25 p.m. PT on CBS.
Grant’s projection: Loss. The 49ers have no answer for running back Marshawn Lynch, even at home on a short week.
Week 8: Sunday, November 1 at St. Louis Rams — 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX.
Grant’s projection: Loss. The 49ers have a few extra days to prepare for this game. Will it make a difference? I doubt it. The Rams have the better coaching staff and the home-field advantage.
Week 9: Sunday, November 8 vs. Atlanta Falcons — 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX.
Grant’s projection: Win. The Falcons are a few years away from mattering. They have no running game or defense.
Week 10: Bye
Week 11: Sunday, November 22 at Seattle Seahawks — 1:25 p.m. PT on FOX.
Grant’s projection: Loss. The 49ers never have beaten quarterback Russell Wilson in Seattle.
Week 12: Sunday, November 29 vs. Arizona Cardinals — 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX.
Grant’s projection: Win. The Cardinals don’t have enough of a running game to pull out this win in Santa Clara.
Week 13: Sunday, December 6 at Chicago Bears — 10 a.m. PT on FOX
Grant’s projection: Loss. The Bears beat the Niners last year, and now they have defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. He should know how to stop the Niners’ offense.
Week 14: Sunday, December 13 at Cleveland Browns — 10 a.m. PT on FOX.
Grant’s projection: Win. The Niners have to fly cross country two weeks in a row, but they get to play the lowly Browns in the second game. The Niners lucked out.
Week 15: Sunday, December 20 vs. Cincinnati Bengals — 5:30 p.m. PT on NBC
Grant’s projection: Loss. Who covers scat back Giovani Bernard? Who covers wide receiver A.J. Green?
Week 16: Sunday, December 27 at Detriot Lions — 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX
Grant’s projection: Loss. How do the Niners cover Calvin Johnson AND Golden Tate?
Week 17: Sunday, January 6 vs. St. Louis Rams — 1:25 p.m. PT on FOX
Grant projection: Win. The Niners will get the best of quarterback Nick Foles at Levi’s Stadium for the second season in a row.
Final record: 6-10
What do you think the 49ers’ final record will be?