The San Francisco 49ers look to be in great shape for the 2010 NFL football season. After narrowly missing the playoffs in 2009, the Niners could make a great run in 2010. They have four primetime evening games in which to show their talents.
The 2010 NFL season is coming up fast. In fact, the preseason games will be done before you know it. If you are a big fan of the San Francisco 49ers and want to know all about their 2010 schedule, go straight to espn.com for the 49ers 2010 schedule and results. One exciting part of the 2010 schedule for the 49ers is that they play their cross-bay rivals, the Oakland Raiders, during preseason in Oakland on Saturday, Aug. 28, and then again during the regular season in San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 17.
The NFL schedule makers must believe that the 49ers will be an entertaining team to watch in 2010 because the Niners are scheduled for a total of four night primetime games, which is unexpected given their 8-8 subpar season in 2009. Here are the four primetime games and the importance of the matchups.
Mon., Sept. 20, 2010: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers, ESPN
The 49ers will have a real tough home opener on September 20 when they face the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. The Niners will certainly need home-field advantage in every way. Plus, the home crowd better be excited enough to help the Niners to victory. Home games are supposed to be won so the 49ers need to get a win in this game. The matchup is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm ET (5:30pm PT).
Sun., Oct. 10, 2010: Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers, NBC
The Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the best NFC teams in the past 10 years and 2010 is unlikely to be any different. This will be a tough test for the Niners because the Eagles had a great year in 2009 when they finished 11-5 in the regular season and made it to the playoffs. The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 pm ET (5:20 pm PT).
Mon., Nov. 29, 2010: San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals, ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals made it to the Super Bowl back in February of 2009 so they are still a very strong team. The 49ers will have to be sharp for this road game to the desert. This NFC West divisional game is likely to be a very important game in the race for the division title in 2010. The matchup is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm ET (5:30pm PT).
Thurs., Dec. 16, 2010: San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers, NFL Network
The San Diego Chargers just missed making it to the AFC Championship game last year when they lost by just three points to the New York Jets in a divisional playoff game. You can bet the Chargers will still be an excellent team in December when the 49ers head down to Southern California for a road game to play the Bolts. The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 pm ET (5:20 pm PT).
San Francisco 49ers Schedule 2010, espn.com
NFL Team Standings 2010, nfl.com