49ers Blog and Q&A

News, notes and reader questions about the San Francisco 49ers

April 20, 2010
Niners schedule: Team must be road warriors

Here's the 49ers regular-season schedule. Some of the things that immediately jump out:

* Their "home" game in London on October 31 will be preceded by an away game in Carolina. The 49ers will fly directly from Charlotte, N.C. to London following the game without returning to the West Coast. That's the shortest flight from any of their away games. As expected, the bye week follows the London game. In case you're wondering, the Broncos host the Raiders the week before the London game. Plane tickets from SFO to London for that week -- assuming the volcano gods aren't angry -- are around $700.

* The 49ers open on the road against Seattle and three of their first four games are on the road. Perhaps more significant is that four of their final six games are on the road, three of them against potential playoff contenders in Green Bay, Arizona and San Diego. Last year's game in Green Bay had sunny and (relatively) warm weather. This year's game is on Dec. 5 and the 49ers have a short week to prepare for it. Ouch.

* The 49ers play two games on Monday night. The first comes in Week Two, a home game against the Super Bowl champion Saints. The next one is on the road in Arizona on Nov. 29. They also have a Sunday night game against Kevin Kolb and the Eagles and a game on the NFL Network in San Diego on Thursday, Dec. 16.

* They play division rival Arizona twice in six weeks, including in the finale, at home. The NFL obviously is betting that that game will be for all the NFC West marbles. That game also could be moved to prime time, potentially giving the 49ers five prime time games.

* The 49ers' first preseason game isn't until Aug. 15. Teams aren't allowed to begin training camp any earlier than 15 days before their first game, so expect training camp in Santa Clara to begin July 31.

Preseason schedule:
Sunday, August 15 @ Indianapolis
Sunday, August 22 Vs. Minnesota
Week 3 @ Oakland
Thursday, September 2 Vs. San Diego

Regular-season schedule:
Week 1, Sunday, Sept. 12. @ Seahawks
Week 2, Monday, Sept. 20 Vs. Saints (Monday night)
Week 3, Sunday, Sept. 26 @ Chiefs
Week 4, Sunday, Oct. 3 @ Falcons
Week 5, Sunday, Oct. 10 Vs. Eagles (Sunday night)
Week 6, Sunday, Oct. 17 Vs. Raiders
Week 7, Sunday, Oct. 24 @ Panthers
Week 8, Sunday, Oct. 31. Vs. Broncos (London)
Week 9, Bye
Week 10, Sunday, Nov. 14 Vs. Rams
Week 11, Nov. 21 Vs. Bucs
Week 12, Nov. 29 @ Cardinals (Monday night)
Week 13, Dec. 5 @ Packers
Week 14, Dec. 12 Vs. Seahawks
Week 15, Dec. 16 @ Chargers (Thursday night)
Week 16, Dec. 26 @ Rams
Week 17, Jan. 2 Vs. Cardinals

-- Matt Barrows

About Comments

Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "report abuse" button below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here.

What You Should Know About Comments on Sacbee.com

Sacbee.com is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)

Here are some rules of the road:

• Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "report abuse" button to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.

• Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.

• Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.

• Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand. If you want to discuss an issue with a specific user, click on his profile name and send him a direct message.

• Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.

• Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.

• Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.

• Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.

You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "report abuse" button to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at feedback@sacbee.com. Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.

If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them, but you may ask our staff to retract one of your comments by sending an email to feedback@sacbee.com. Again, make sure you note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us your profile name.

hide comments
blog comments powered by Disqus


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]


May 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

Monthly Archives

Ask a question

Please use the form below to submit your question. Because there is a 100-word limit for questions, a word counter is located directly beneath the box where you enter the your question.


49ers Question:

Your letter contains of 100 words allowed.  Count words

Your IP Address has been recorded as and will be included with this submission.