This doesn't really apply to the 'Zone here, but recently I've seen a bunch of analysts and talking heads comment on the 49ers "brutal" schedule (Steve Wyche just recently mentioned this in his article about how Smith went "overboard" calling Cam out).
Maybe it's just me, but I don't find the schedule to be "brutal". I'd say it's a bit more challenging than last year but not by a whole lot. You also have to take into consideration that the 2012 49ers appear to be a better team than the 2011 squad.
I'm not going to sit here and break down every game because people have done that to death. Just wanted to gauge general reaction to the schedule. I, personally, am not too concerned about it.
For the first time in a while, teams should be scared of playing the 49ers, not the other way around.
Sunday, 9 San Francisco at Green Bay (4:15 PM) 49ers at Packers Tickets
Sunday, 16 Detroit at San Francisco (8:20 PM) Lions at 49ers Tickets
Sunday, 23 San Francisco at Minnesota (1:00 PM) 49ers at Vikings Tickets
Sunday, 30 San Francisco at N.Y. Jets (1:00 PM) 49ers at Jets Tickets
October Sunday, 7 Buffalo at San Francisco (4:25 PM) Bills at 49ers Tickets
Sunday, 14 N.Y. Giants at San Francisco (4:25 PM) Giants at 49ers Tickets
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Monday, 29 San Francisco at Arizona (8:30 PM) 49ers at Cardinals Tickets
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Monday, 19 Chicago at San Francisco (8:30 PM) Bears at 49ers Tickets
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Sunday, 9 Miami at San Francisco (4:05 PM) Dolphins at 49ers Tickets
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Sunday, 30 Arizona at San Francisco (4:25 PM) Cardinals at 49ers Tickets