49ers schedule 2022: Complete list of all 17 games
By Peter Panacy
The 49ers schedule for 2022 will officially be released on Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET, but we’ll keep you up to date on the latest early news and rumors.
In a way, the announcing of the San Francisco 49ers schedule for 2022 is the last bit of notable news Niners fans will have before training camp kicks off later this summer.
Of course, there are minicamps and organized team activities in the meantime, and those can be fun. But the annual NFL schedule release is a time when the fanbase can finally start making all those plans to get out to Levi’s Stadium or see when San Francisco will visit all those Faithful living outside of the Bay Area.
Or to at least prompt the road trip everyone has been planning.
We know the teams on the 49ers schedule for 2022, but the exact order and primetime games won’t be official until Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET. Even then, the league makes it a point to drag out the official announcement, turning it into must-watch television.
The NFL knows how to make money.
Which NFL divisions appear on the 49ers schedule in 2022?
Aside from their usual slate of NFC West games (six in total, two against each opponent), the Niners face off against the AFC West and NFC South with three at-large games against the AFC East Miami Dolphins, NFC East Washington Commanders and NFC North Chicago Bears, all stemming from San Francisco playing a third-place schedule.
How many road and home games are on the 49ers schedule?
2021 marked the first year the NFL played 17 regular-season games, and teams will alternate yearly between an extra home game or an extra away game. Last year, the Niners played the Cincinnati Bengals on the road.
The 49ers schedule this season will include the extra home game, meaning San Francisco will have nine matchups at Levi’s Stadium compared to eight a year ago.
As for road games, the Niners have eight. However, one of them will be in Mexico City at Estadio Azteca against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football, Monday, Nov. 21.
Consider that one a “neutral site,” even though San Francisco will technically be the road team.
What’s the 2022 official 49ers schedule?
Alright, enough of the fluff. We’re sounding like NFL Network here. You want to know the games so you can set your calendar.
Read More: Keeping track of all NFL schedule leaks for 2022
As we get “official” leaks about the 49ers schedule, we’ll be sure to post them up here and fill them in as we go, so be sure to refresh and check back on this article regularly up to when the 2022 NFL schedule is released.
49ers 2022 preseason
- Week 1 vs. Green Bay Packers
- Week 2 @ Minnesota Vikings
- Week 3 @ Houston Texans: Thursday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET
49ers 2022 regular season
- Week 1 @ Chicago Bears: Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. ET
- Week 2 vs. Seattle Seahawks: Sunday, Sept. 18 at 4:05 p.m. ET
- Week 3 @ Denver Broncos: Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8:20 p.m. ET*
- Week 4 vs. Los Angeles Rams: Monday, Oct. 3 at 8:15 p.m. ET*
- Week 5 @ Carolina Panthers: Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4:05 p.m. ET
- Week 6 @ Atlanta Falcons: Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. ET
- Week 7 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Sunday, Oct. 23 at 4:25 p.m. ET
- Week 8 @ Los Angeles Rams: Sunday, Oct. 30 at 4:25 p.m. ET
- Week 9: BYE
- Week 10 vs. Los Angeles Chargers: Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8:20 p.m. ET*
- Week 11 @ Arizona Cardinals: Monday, Nov. 21 at 8:15 p.m. ET (Mexico City, Mexico)*
- Week 12 vs. New Orleans Saints: Sunday, Nov. 27 at 4:25 p.m. ET
- Week 13 vs. Miami Dolphins: Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4:05 p.m. ET
- Week 14 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4:25 p.m. ET
- Week 15 @ Seattle Seahawks: Thursday, Dec. 15 at 8:20 p.m. ET*
- Week 16 vs. Washington Commanders: Saturday, Dec. 24 at 4:05 p.m. ET
- Week 17 @ Las Vegas Raiders: Sunday, Jan. 1 at 4:05 p.m. ET
- Week 18 vs. Arizona Cardinals: Saturday/Sunday, Jan. 7/8 (TBD)
*denotes primetime game
Meanwhile, this season’s playoffs begin with the Wild Card round on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
On the optimistic side, we should expect the Niners to be playing that weekend, too, unless they’re enjoying another first-round bye in the playoffs, of course.
See you all at Levi’s Stadium soon.