49ers schedule: Way too early win/loss predictions for 2023
The 2022 NFL season isn’t over, but we know who the 49ers will be playing next year. So let’s take a much too-early look at where the wins and losses could come in 2023.
With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, two fanbases have a lot to talk about as it relates to an upcoming game. For fans of the 49ers and the rest of the NFL, the conversations swirl around what’s next: the offseason, free agency, the draft, and the like.
In this case, we’re going to leapfrog everything that will happen over the course of the next several months and skip ahead to September 2023 when the NFL will kick off its next season.
While we won’t know the order of the games will come in until later in the spring, the 49ers’ opponents for 2023 are all set. With the unbalanced 17-game schedule, the Niners will play a ninth road game in 2023, leaving their matchups looking like this:
Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars
There are a lot of elements that could factor into the wins and losses, both internally — such as who will be the starting quarterback for the 49ers in 2023 — and externally — such as the length of road trips and other travel issues. Still, we’ll attempt to take on the predictions with what little information that’s available here in January.
And, of course, since the week-to-week schedule isn’t available as of yet, we’ll keep it simple and discuss the home and away games together. Be on the lookout for a more in-depth analysis of the actual schedule when it drops later in the offseason. Until then, without further ado, let’s dive into the games.