The 49ers schedule has now been officially released and they are slotted to play much of the top competition across the league this year,
The San Francisco 49ers have the fifth toughest schedule this season when looking at their opponents’ win percentage in 2021 (.533).
In an offseason full of movement, most of it happened in the opposite conference and mostly benefited San Francisco. With quarterback Russell Wilson now out of the division, it looks like it will be a fight between the Los Angeles Rams and Niners for the top spot in the NFC West.
Although Wilson left Seattle, the 49ers schedule will still feature him when they travel to Denver Week 3 of the season.
The Niners face plenty of the revamped teams in the AFC including the Miami Dolphins, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Denver Broncos. Seeing these teams on the schedule means plenty of primetime games for San Francisco with XXXXX
There should be no lack of entertainment on the 49ers schedule this season, especially with the number of worthy opponents.
With the dates now set, let’s take a look at games the Niners’ fans should look forward to the most.
No. 5 can’t-miss game on 49ers schedule 2022: Week 13 vs. Dolphins
Former offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel will return to Levi’s Stadium this season, this time as a head coach of the opposing team. There will be a ton of intrigue in this one with head coach Kyle Shanahan’s ex-assistant now calling plays against him on the other side.
Miami had a great offseason, acquiring wide receiver Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs, as well as signing Pro Bowl offensive tackle Terron Armstead to protect quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins also re-signed cornerback Xavien Howard and signed former San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert.
Though Mostert joins a crowded backfield with Sony Michel and Chase Edmunds also on the roster, he is likely to leave his mark at some point in this game.
On the surface, this game has shootout potential, but the Dolphins have yet to prove they are on the same competitive level as the 49ers. Regardless, it will be exciting to see two of the brightest and youngest offensive minds this league has to offer battling it out. Plus, Hill on one side and Niners “wide back” Deebo Samuel on the other is a recipe for explosive plays and plenty of excitement.
The question is this game lies between the trenches where San Francisco has a clear advantage, and we’ll see if Armstead and Miami’s offensive line can hold the 49ers’ pass rush.