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2021 Schedule Tracker: 49ers open season with back-to-back road games vs. Lions, Eagles

May 12, 2021 at 5:22 AM--


The NFL will unveil the league's complete 272-game 2021 schedule on Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. PT. It is common for select week-to-week opponent matchups to leak before the official announcement. I've created this tracker to collect those leaks as the official schedule release time approaches.

Update: The complete schedule has been released and can be found here.

The San Francisco 49ers will meet each NFC West team twice, as they do each year. The team will also face the entire NFC North and AFC South divisions and this past season's last-place opponents from the NFC South and NFC East — the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.

This is the first season that will feature an added 17th game for each team. The extra game will always be an inter-conference matchup based on each team's finish from the previous season. Each conference will take turns hosting the extra game, with the AFC hosting this year. The upcoming season will feature each NFC West team facing the AFC North opponent that finished last season with the same division ranking. Both the 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals finished in last place within their respective divisions.

NFL Kickoff Weekend will begin on Thursday, September 9. The last regular-season games will be played on Sunday, January 9.

Below are the dates and times (if known) for 49ers games during the upcoming season and who reported each matchup. Once the full schedule is released, I will post it separately.

Known Matchup Dates/Times


  • Week 1: at Lions on Sunday, Sep. 12, 10 am (per ESPN)
  • Week 2: at Eagles on Sunday, Sep. 19, 10 am (per Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Week 3: vs Packers on Sunday, Sep. 26, 5:20 pm (per The Athletic)
  • Week 4: vs Seahawks (unconfirmed)
  • Week 5: at Cardinals (unconfirmed)
  • Week 6: BYE (unconfirmed)
  • Week 7: vs Colts on Sunday, Oct. 24, 5:20 pm (unconfirmed)
  • Week 8: at Bears on Sunday, Oct. 31, 10 am (unconfirmed)
  • Week 9: vs Cardinals (unconfirmed)
  • Week 10: vs Rams (unconfirmed)
  • Week 11: at Jaguars (unconfirmed)
  • Week 12: vs Vikings (unconfirmed)
  • Week 13: at Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 5, 5:20 pm (unconfirmed)
  • Week 14: at Bengals (unconfirmed)
  • Week 15: vs Falcons (unconfirmed)
  • Week 16: at Titans on Thursday, Dec. 23, 5:20 pm (unconfirmed)
  • Week 17: vs Texans (unconfirmed)
  • Week 18: at Rams (unconfirmed)

Note: "Unconfirmed" listings are based on what I am hearing and should be treated as a rumor until an official member of the media reports it.

Home/Away Opponents


Below are all of San Francisco's home and away opponents for the 2021 season, with division opponents listed first.

Home Opponents

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Minnesota Vikings

Road Opponents

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Chicago Bears
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Detroit Lions
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Tennessee Titans


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