We now know what teams the San Francisco 49ers will play in 2019, prompting those way-too-soon predictions on how the Niners will fare against their slate of opponents next year.
If there’s one never-ending truth about the NFL, it’s that the parity from year to year is real, and whatever a team or individual did last season never automatically carries over to the next.
So, for the 4-12 San Francisco 49ers of 2018, there’s always the chance next season winds up being one where games extend deep into January of 2020. That’s the hope, at least, as it would indicate the Niners made some serious leaps and bounds over the frustrating campaign that was this season.
We now know which opponents San Francisco will face in 2019. And if you’re looking for the entire list all in one place, well, here you go:
The 49ers’ actual 2019 schedule won’t be announced for some time, of course. There’s also free agency and the upcoming NFL Draft — events which will heavily influence the rise, or fall, of each franchise the red and gold end up facing less than a year from now.
It should influence the Niners, too.
As such, predicting the outcomes of these games is a bit of a silly exercise. But we thrive in silly exercises, especially when we’re now faced with months absent 49ers football. So, in the good nature of New Year’s Eve celebrations and looking forward to everything being born anew, why not have some fun and see what predictions may unfold for San Francisco in 2019?
If anything, it will be a worthy come-back-to point a year from now to see just how wrong we were.