The National Football League (NFL) has officially released its 2017 regular-season schedule. Here’s a look at what’s in the box for the San Francisco 49ers.
The once-supreme NFC West division team has slipped in recent season, giving the 49ers a slate of matchups that is far more manageable than it has been.
Add to that the presence of the AFC South and last-place games in the rest of the NFC and the San Francisco should have an opportunity to take a leap forward. The early part of the 2017 NFL regular season has some tough contests, but the really solid test will come in the middle with three straight road games against the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, followed by a home game against the Dallas Cowboys and another road game to the Philadelphia against the Cowboys.
Things look much more viable by the end of the year as the 49ers close with Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars at home stadium, followed by a road game to Los Angeles to play the Rams. That’s a good opportunity to conclude the 2017 regular-season campaign with a flourish and take a move in the right path.
It had become something of an annual tradition for the San Francisco to open at home on Monday Night Football. The franchise have done it the past couple of seasons with triumphs in both matchups. However, things have gone uphill from there as the San Francisco’s lost four consecutive after the opening victory back in 2015 and 13 in a row last year. This time, the 49ers will play a normal Sunday afternoon contest at home versus the Carolina Panthers to collect winnings. A first look at the star quarterback Cam Newton following his shoulder surgery and a massive chance to secure a league-best seven straight season openers.
San Francisco 49ers NFL Regular-Season Schedule 2017
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 10, Carolina Panthers, 4:25 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 17, at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
Week 3: Thursday, Sept. 21, Los Angeles Rams, 8:25 p.m.
Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 1, at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 8, at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 15, at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 22, Dallas Cowboys, 4:05 p.m.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 29, at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 5, Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 12, New York Giants, 4:25 p.m.
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 26, Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 3, at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 10, at Houston Texans, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 17, Tennessee Titans, 4:25 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 24, Jacksonville Jaguars, 4:05 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 31, at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m.