49ers Announce 2023 Schedule
The San Francisco 49ers have announced their 2023 regular season schedule as well as the opponents and date ranges for the team’s three preseason games.
The 49ers will face the NFC East and AFC North in cross-divisional play, while continuing to battle their NFC West opponents twice a year. San Francisco will also host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 11) and visit the Minnesota Vikings (Week 7) and Washington Commanders (Week 17). The Niners open the regular season on the road as they travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers at Acrisure Stadium. The team is scheduled to play in five prime time games during the regular season in 2023, including three at home, with two on Monday night (Week 7 at Minnesota & Week 16 vs. Baltimore – Christmas), two on Thursday night (Week 3 vs. New York Giants & Week 12 at Seattle – Thanksgiving) and one on Sunday night (Week 5 vs. Dallas).
A Closer Look at the 2023 Schedule…
- The Niners open the regular season on the road (at Pittsburgh) for the fifth time in six seasons and for the third-consecutive year.
- The 49ers open the season on the road against an AFC North opponent for the first time since NFL realignment when the division was formed in 2002.
- San Francisco opens the regular season at the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time since 1993. It also marks the fifth time the teams have opened the season against one another, including the fourth time at Pittsburgh.
- San Francisco will play on Thanksgiving (at Seattle) for the sixth time in franchise history and for the first time since 2014 when the team faced the Seattle Seahawks.
- The Niners will play on Christmas Day (vs. Baltimore) for just the second time in franchise history and for the first time since 1993 when the team faced the Houston Oilers.
- The 49ers close the regular season at home (Week 18 vs. Los Angeles Rams) for the third time in four seasons and for the second-consecutive year.
- The 49ers face nine teams in 2023 that reached the postseason in 2022 (Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New York Giants, Philadelphia, Seattle and Tampa Bay) along with two additional teams who finished .500 or better in 2022 (Pittsburgh and Washington).
- San Francisco will face the three opponents they faced during the 2022 postseason (Seattle, Dallas and Philadelphia).
Week 1 – Sunday, September 10 at Pittsburgh – 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX
- San Francisco owns the overall series record vs. Pittsburgh 12-10, and is 6-5 on the road in the series.
- It marks the first time San Francisco visits Pittsburgh since 9/20/15.
- The 49ers have won six of the last nine matchups against the Steelers.
- The Niners are 2-2 when facing Pittsburgh in the opening game of the season.
- The two team’s last matchup in a season opener resulted in a 24-13 victory for the 49ers [at Pit. (9/5/93)].
Week 2 – Sunday, September 17 at Los Angeles Rams – 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX
- San Francisco leads the all-time series against the Rams, 77-68-3.
- The 49ers have won six of the last seven regular season matchups on the road against the Rams since their return to Los Angeles in 2016.
- San Francisco looks for their fourth win in Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium, which opened in 2020, having most recently defeated the Rams, 31-14, on October 30, 2022.
- The 49ers look for their ninth consecutive regular season win over the Rams.
- The Niners first two games take place on the road for the second time in three seasons (2021).
Week 3 – Thursday, September 21 vs. New York Giants – 5:15 p.m. PT on Prime Video
- The overall series against the Giants is knotted at 21-21, while the 49ers are 12-10 at home.
- San Francisco has won three of the last five matchups between the two clubs, with the most recent meeting resulting in a 36-9 49ers win at NYG (9/27/20).
- It marks the first time in franchise history that the 49ers have their first home game of the season on a Thursday night.
- It also marks the second time the two teams have faced off on Thursday night and the first meeting since 2002 [W, 16-13 at NYG (9/5/02)].
- The Niners are 6-4 against the Giants in prime time.
Week 4 – Sunday, October 1 vs. Arizona – 1:25 p.m. PT on FOX
- San Francisco owns the overall series record vs. Arizona, 34-29.
- The 49ers are 19-14 at home vs. the Cardinals and have won eight out of their last 14 home games vs. Arizona.
- The 49ers have won the last two matchups with the Cardinals and are 5-3 in the last eight meetings.
Week 5 – Sunday, October 8 vs. Dallas – 5:20 p.m. PT on NBC
- The all-time series between San Francisco and Dallas is tied, 19-19-1. The 49ers are 10-10 overall at home against the Cowboys.
- The two teams have split their last six meetings.
- After hosting Dallas in the 2022 NFC Divisional Round, the Niners take on the Cowboys at home in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2016-17.
- The Niners face the Cowboys on Sunday night for the second time in franchise history and for the first time since 1990 [W, 24-6 at Dal. (11/11/90)].
- The 49ers are 3-1 against the Cowboys in prime time. This marks the first time that the two teams faced off at San Francisco in prime time since 1983 [W, 42-17 vs. Dal. (12/19/83)].
Week 6 – Sunday, October 15 at Cleveland – 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX
- San Francisco is 8-12 overall vs. Cleveland.
- The 49ers are visiting the Browns for the first time since 12/13/15.
- The Niners are facing the Browns for the first time since winning, 31-3, in 2019 [vs. Cle. (10/7/19)].
Week 7 – Monday, October 23 at Minnesota – 5:15 p.m. PT on ESPN
- The 49ers own a 25-23-1 advantage in the all-time series against the Vikings.
- San Francisco looks for its third straight victory over Minnesota.
- San Francisco’s 52 wins on Monday Night Football are the most wins on MNF in NFL history.
- The 49ers are 3-1 against the Vikings on Monday Night Football and 4-1 in prime time.
- The Niners have defeated the Vikings in each of their past two meetings on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, including a 20-3 victory in their last MNF matchup on September 14, 2015.
Week 8 – Sunday, October 29 vs. Cincinnati – 1:25 p.m. PT on CBS
- San Francisco owns the overall series record vs. Cincinnati 13-4 with a 5-2 mark at home.
- The 49ers will host Cincinnati for the first time since December 20, 2015.
- The Niners have won four of their last five matchups against the Bengals, most recently a 26-23 win in overtime on December 12, 2021, at Cincinnati.
Week 9 – Sunday, November 5 – BYE
- This marks the second-consecutive season that the 49ers have had their BYE in Week 9 and the seventh time the team has a Week 9 BYE since BYE Weeks were introduced in 1990.
Week 10 – Sunday, November 12 at Jacksonville – 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX
- The 49ers are 4-2 overall against the Jaguars, including a 2-2 record on the road.
- San Francisco travels to Jacksonville for the first time since November 21, 2021, when the Niners defeated the Jaguars, 30-10.
- The Niners have won each of the last four meetings between the two teams.
- San Francisco is 3-1 in its last four games coming off of a BYE Week.
Week 11 – Sunday, November 19 vs. Tampa Bay – 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX
- The 49ers are 19-7 in the all-time series vs. the Buccaneers and 13-3 at home.
- The Niners have won six of the last nine overall matchups against the Bucs and are looking for their third-straight victory over Tampa Bay [W, 31-17 at TB (9/8/19) & W, 35-7 vs. TB (12/11/22)].
- It marks the first time since 2010-11 that the 49ers host the Buccaneers in back-to-back years.
Week 12 – Thursday, November 23 at Seattle – 5:20 p.m. PT on NBC
- San Francisco is 20-30 in the all-time series vs. Seattle.
- The 49ers are 9-17 overall on the road at Seattle.
- San Francisco looks for its second-consecutive win at Seattle, with the last coming on December 15, 2022 to clinch the NFC West by a score of 21-13.
- The 49ers look for their fourth-consecutive victory (including the postseason) over the Seahawks.
- The game marks the second-consecutive season and a franchise-high sixth time that the two teams have faced off on Thursday Night Football, with the 49ers currently owning the series, 3-2.
- San Francisco has won both of its previous road matchups on Thursday Night Football at Seattle.
Week 13 – Sunday, December 3 at Philadelphia – 1:25 p.m. PT on FOX
- San Francisco owns a 19-14-1 regular season series record vs. Philadelphia, including a 11-5-1 mark on the road.
- The 49ers are 3-2 in the two team’s last five regular season meetings and 7-3 in the last 10 regular season matchups at Philadelphia.
- The Niners look to win at Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since defeating the Eagles, 17-11, on September 19, 2021.
- It marks the two team’s first meeting since the 2022 NFC Championship Game.
Week 14 – Sunday, December 10 vs. Seattle – 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX
- San Francisco looks for its third-straight home win (including playoffs) over Seattle.
- The Niners are 11-13 at home overall vs. Seattle.
Week 15 – Sunday, December 17 at Arizona – 1:05 p.m. PT on CBS
- The 49ers are 15-15 when facing the Cardinals on the road.
- San Francisco looks for its second-consecutive win away from home over Arizona.
Week 16 – Monday, December 25 vs. Baltimore – 5:15 p.m. PT on ABC
- The 49ers are 2-5 overall vs. Baltimore, including 2-1 at home.
- This marks the first time the 49ers have hosted the Ravens since the team defeated Baltimore, 25-20, on October 18, 2015.
- It marks the two team’s first matchup on Monday night and the second in prime time.
Week 17 – Sunday, December 31 at Washington – 10:00 a.m. PT on FOX
- The Niners lead the overall series vs. Washington, 22-12-1.
- The 49ers have won six of the last eight matchups against the Commanders.
- San Francisco is 3-1 in their last four games, and 4-2 overall, at FedExField.
- The 49ers face the Commanders for the fourth time in five years and for the second-consecutive season.
- This marks the first time San Francisco has visited Washington since the team defeated the Commanders, 9-0, on October 20, 2019.
Week 18 – Saturday or Sunday, January 6-7 vs. Los Angeles Rams
- San Francisco is 10-3-1 in their last 14 meetings at home against the Rams, with the Niners holding a 38-34-2 overall home record against the Rams.
- San Francisco looks to sweep the regular season series against the Rams for the fifth-consecutive season for the first time since 1994-98.
The 49ers complete 2023 schedule is on the following page.
49ERS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
|DATE RANGES||OPPONENT||LOCAL TIME||PACIFIC TIME||NETWORK|
|August 10-14||at Las Vegas||TBD||TBD|
|August 24-28||Los Angeles Chargers||TBD||TBD|
49ERS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
|DATE||OPPONENT||LOCAL TIME||PACIFIC TIME||NETWORK|
|Sunday, September 10||at Pittsburgh||1:00 p.m.||10:00 a.m.||FOX|
|Sunday, September 17||at Los Angeles Rams||1:05 p.m.||FOX|
|Thursday, September 21||New York Giants||5:15 p.m.||Prime Video|
|Sunday, October 1||Arizona||1:25 p.m.||FOX|
|*Sunday, October 8||Dallas||5:20 p.m.||NBC|
|*Sunday, October 15||at Cleveland||1:00 p.m.||10:00 a.m.||FOX|
|*Monday, October 23||at Minnesota||7:15pm||5:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|*Sunday, October 29||Cincinnati||1:25 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, November 5||BYE|
|*Sunday, November 12||at Jacksonville||1:00 p.m.||10:00 a.m.||FOX|
|*Sunday, November 19||Tampa Bay||1:05 p.m.||FOX|
|*Thursday, November 23||at Seattle||5:20 p.m.||NBC|
|*Sunday, December 3||at Philadelphia||4:25 p.m.||1:25 p.m.||FOX|
|*Sunday, December 10||Seattle||1:05 p.m.||FOX|
|*Sunday, December 17||at Arizona||1:05 p.m.||CBS|
|*Monday, December 25||Baltimore||5:15 p.m.||ABC|
|*Sunday, December 31||at Washington||1:00 p.m.||10:00 a.m.||FOX|
|*^Saturday or Sunday, January 6-7||Los Angeles Rams||TBD||TBD|
This season, “flexible scheduling” for Sunday Night Football may be used up to twice between Weeks 5-10, and in the NFL’s discretion during Weeks 11-17; and for Monday Night Football in the NFL’s discretion in Weeks 12-17. During the Flex Scheduling Windows, the games initially scheduled for Sunday Night Football (on NBC) and Monday Night Football (on ESPN or ABC) are tentatively scheduled and subject to change. Only Sunday afternoon games (or those listed as TBD) are eligible to be moved to Sunday night or Monday night, in which case the initially scheduled Sunday/Monday night game would be moved to Sunday afternoon. Sunday afternoon games may also be moved between 1:00 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET.
As in prior seasons, for Week 18, the final weekend of the season, the scheduling of the Saturday, Sunday afternoon, and the Sunday night games is not assigned. In Week 18, two games will be played on Saturday (4:30 PM ET and 8:15 PM ET) with the remainder to be played on Sunday afternoon (1:00 PM ET and 4:25 PM ET) and one matchup to be played on Sunday night (8:20 PM ET).
Specific dates, start times, and networks for Week 18 matchups will be determined and announced following the conclusion of Week 17. For more information about NFL Flexible Scheduling, please visit https://www.nfl.com/schedules/flexible-scheduling-procedures.
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