3 biggest trap games on 49ers 2023 schedule

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The San Francisco 49ers should careful when they face these three teams in 2023.

The highly anticipated 2023 San Francisco 49ers schedule is here!

We finally know when we’ll need to book off special days like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fans are already booking flights, and hotels and predicting which games the Niners will win.

There are always certain games fans immediately feel are instant victories. In 2022, San Francisco started off 2-2, winning the games many thought it wouldn’t win while losing early trap games. The 49ers started off defeating the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams while deciding to take the ‘L’ against the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears.

After losing to the Atlanta Falcons, the Niners would go on a 10-1 run lead by former San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and current potential Week 1 starter, Brock Purdy.

Trap games are always fun to predict. You look at how bad the opponent was last year and decide if they’ve improved over last season. This year comes with a few more unpredictable matches. Many of the teams the 49ers are playing improved incredibly this offseason, including the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Jags finished first in the AFC South after going 9-8 and winning five straight games to go into the postseason scorching hot. They ended up beating the LA Chargers in the WIld Card and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the next round. Jacksonville is lead by quarterback Trevor Lawrence and they’ll have a huge advantage with wide receiver Calvin Ripley available.

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Everyone loves to make fun of the New York Giants. It’s been a while since they’ve experienced any sort of relevancy, so it’s fair game. However, they were a surprise team with a lot of potential. They ended the season third in the division behind the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, who both made the postseason.

New York finished with a 9-7-1 record. Guaranteed playoffs in two other divisions.

So, for the first time in a long time the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants will stay off the trap game list. Both teams have a lot of upside and should put on a good battle with the San Francisco 49ers.

What are the trap games, though?

Well, let’s get into it. Beginning with the Cleveland Browns.