49ers announce 2022 schedule

The 49ers opponents for the 2022 season have been known since early January. On May 4, the NFL announced its international slate of games. Included was San Francisco traveling to Mexico City to take on the Arizona Cardinals on November 21 at Estadio Azteca. The Monday night contest will be the second time San Francisco and Arizona have met in Mexico’s capital city.

On Thursday, the NFL announced the dates and times for the remaining 16 contests.

The 17-game schedule features nine dates at Levi’s Stadium, seven road contests, and one neutral site game.

With the NFC West matched up against the AFC West and NFC South for 2022, San Francisco won’t be racking up the frequent flyer miles like in past years. This season, the 49ers play only two games in the Eastern Time Zone against Atlanta and Carolina.

In another scheduling quirk, the previously mentioned trip to Mexico City and a game in Denver will give the 49ers two games at high altitude in 2022. The Bronco’s stadium is nicknamed “Mile High” due to Denver’s altitude of a mile, 5,280 feet, above sea level. Estadio Azteca, sitting at 7,200 feet above sea level, provides an even more significant challenge.

San Francisco will open the season on the road in Chicago on September 11. The 49ers will open their home schedule the following week against their NFC West Division rival Seattle Seahawks.

The maximum number of prime-time games a team can have in a given season is five, and the 49ers popularity shows through with San Francisco reaching the limit. They will have two contests on Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football, along with a Thursday night contest in Seattle.

San Francisco will have its bye in week 9, effectively splitting their season in half. After having only three home games over the first eight weeks, the 49ers will be in the friendly confines of Levi’s Stadium for six of their final nine games.

Based on the 2021 records of their opponents, the 49ers have the fifth toughest schedule in the NFL.

 49ers 2022 schedule

Week 1 – September 11: @ Chicago Bears, 10 am

Week 2 – September 18: Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 pm

Week 3 – September 25: @ Denver Broncos, 5:20 pm (Sunday Night Football)

Week 4 – October 3: Los Angeles Rams, 5:15 pm (Monday Night Football)

Week 5 – October 9: @ Carolina Panthers, 1:05 pm

Week 6 – October 16: @ Atlanta Falcons, 10 am

Week 7 – October 23: Kansas City Chiefs, 1:25 pm

Week 8 – October 30: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25pm

Week 9 – Bye

Week 10 – November 13: Los Angeles Chargers, 5:20 pm (Sunday Night Football)

Week 11 – November 21: @ Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City, 5:15 pm (Monday Night Football)

Week 12 – November 27: New Orleans Saints, 1:25 pm

Week 13 – December 4: Miami Dolphins, 1:05 pm

Week 14 – December 11: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:25 pm

Week 15 – December 15: @ Seattle Seahawks, 5:15 pm (Thursday Night Football)

Week 16 – December 24: Washington Commanders, 1:05 pm

Week 17 – January 1: @ Las Vegas Raiders, 1:05 pm

Week 18 – January 7/8: Arizona Cardinals, TBA

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  1. Seattle is going to be a menace this year. I am not sure if people saw what Rashad Penny did down the stretch last year. Carroll will get to smash and gash with Penny and Walker, plus they have Metcalf, Lockett, and now Fant.

    Defensively they are stout in the middle (which is why we struggle against them on offense). They have what appears to be a decent duo of pass rushers in Robinson and Mafe and a good Safety tandem.

    Anyway my point is, I see week 2 as a L and overall have us going 8-9 (1-3 vs AFC West) / (2-4 in NFC West)

  2. The 49ers should keep Jimmy on ice until the day before his contract is guaranteed if the plan is to cut him. That won’t give him much time to learn the Seattle offense before playing the 49ers.

    1. How is the for a scenario. They keep him and let him compete with Trey through the summer. He loses QB battle to Trey and agrees to be the backup knowing he might get another shot depending on how Trey does (including injury). The 49ers trade him before to CAR, PIT, or HOU before October and get their Day 2 pick.

  3. Week 1 – September 11: @ Chicago Bears, 10 am………………………………..WIN
    Week 2 – September 18: Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 pm…………………………….WIN
    Week 3 – September 25: @ Denver Broncos, 5:20 pm………………………….. LOSS
    Week 4 – October 3: Los Angeles Rams, 5:15 pm………………………………….LOSS
    Week 5 – October 9: @ Carolina Panthers, 1:05 pm……………………………….WIN
    Week 6 – October 16: @ Atlanta Falcons, 10 am…………………………………….WIN
    Week 7 – October 23: Kansas City Chiefs, 1:25 pm………………………………..LOSS
    Week 8 – October 30: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25pm………………………………LOSS
    Week 9 – Bye
    Week 10 – November 13: Los Angeles Chargers……………………………………..LOSS
    Week 11 – November 21: Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City……………………..LOSS
    Week 12 – November 27: New Orleans Saints, 1:25 pm……………………………WIN
    Week 13 – December 4: Miami Dolphins, 1:05 pm……………………………………WIN
    Week 14 – December 11: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:25 pm………………………LOSS
    Week 15 – December 15: @ Seattle Seahawks, 5:15 pm…………………………..WIN
    Week 16 – December 24: Washington Commanders, 1:05 pm………………….WIN
    Week 17 – January 1: @ Las Vegas Raiders, 1:05 pm…………………………………WIN
    Week 18 – January 7/8: Arizona Cardinals, TBA………………………………………..WIN
    9ers 2022 season = 10W – 7L Make the playoffs as wild card

    1. Most optimistic, especially with a rookie QB and questionable
      offensive line. 49ers miss playoffs and post a 8-9 win/loss record.

  4. 1. Jerry Jeudy arrested for domestic abuse.
    2. Do we stay in WV between CAR and ATL ?
    3. We sweep the Seahawks this year.
    4. Vegas New Years will be crazy. Seriously thinking about going – if wife greenlights.
    5. Broncos and Chiefs are our toughest games.
    6. 13-4

        1. Geep, I think we split with the Rams. Tampa without AB doesn’t worry me. Chargers with Bosa and Mack could also cause some problems.

      1. Could well be Rams once, Chargers, Cardinals once, Raiders (inexplicably bad execution most of the game), Seahawks once, Panthers (lower scoring game, come up short at the very end).

  5. Jack
    QUESTION: If Mack retires, who do you see replacing him at Center?
    * Some sports writers believe the 9ers will sign F/A JC Tretter, who is arguably an upgrade from Mack.
    * Prevailing 9er fan opinion has Brunskill moving to Center and Moore, or McKivitz moving to RG.
    * At their presser, the 9ers sounded confident in Jake Brendel taking the Center position.
    * My sleeper is Dohnovan West starting at Center by week eight. I had the 9ers drafting him late round five (draft pick #177), or early round six (draft pick #188).

    1. i think if mack was going to retire we would have heard something by now so in this case, no news is good news.

      1. That’s true, but….There’s the old adage: “When you’re thinking about retiring, you’ve already retired.”

    2. Mack just got married and now he realizes wifey needs a lot. He’s grabbing that $5.5 million this year.

  6. In a schedule that has us playing 6 away games and 1 neutral game in a 17 game season, you have to fancy our chances to get a run going. I’m happy with this schedule even though we have some seriously tough games, we are at home for most of them…so lets go Faithful!

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