SAN FRANCISCO - Apparently finishing first in your division and falling short of the Super Bowl by a fumble and subsequent field goal has its rewards. The San Francisco 49ers and their fans learned on Tuesday that they will be featured in 5 nationally televised games throughout the 2012/2013 season.
The 49ers will play Detroit, Seattle, Arizona, Chicago and New England in primetime this season. Other notable regionally televised encounters include the season opener against Green Bay, a tip to New Orleans and a home rematch with the Giants, who knocked of the Niners in the NFC title game last season.
The 49ers NFC West division will play against the AFC East and NFC North in 2012, with fellow first-place finishers from various divisions peppered into the schedule.
Following is the entire San Francisco 49ers schedule for 2012/2013:
- Week 1 - 9/9: at Green Bay
- Week 2 - 9/16: vs. Detroit (Sun. night on NBC)
- Week 3 - 9/23: at Minnesota Week 4 - 9/30: at New York Jets
- Week 5 - 10/7: vs. Buffalo
- Week 6 - 10/14: vs. New York Giants
- Week 7 - 10/18: vs. Seattle (Thurs. night on NFLN)
- Week 8 - 10/29: at Arizona (Mon. night on ESPN)
- Week 9 - Bye Week
- Week 10 - 11/11: vs. St. Louis
- Week 11 - 11/19: vs. Chicago (Mon. night on ESPN)
- Week 12 - 11/25: at New Orleans
- Week 13 - 12/2: at St. Louis
- Week 14 - 12/9: vs. Miami
- Week 15 - 12/16: at New England(Sun. night on NBC)
- Week 16 - 12/23: at Seattle
- Week 17 - 12/30: vs. Arizona
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