Reaching the Super Bowl has its perks, and one of them is an increased demand for the national spotlight.
The reigning NFC champion San Francisco 49ers will get plenty of national exposure in the 2013 season, as five of their games will be played in prime time.
After a high-profile opener against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park on Sept. 8, the 49ers play a Sunday night game on Sept. 15 at Seattle.
San Francisco's other night games are Thursday, Sept. 26, at St. Louis; Sunday, Oct. 6, vs. Houston; Monday, Nov. 25, at Washington; and Monday, Dec. 23 vs. Atlanta.
The 49ers also make a trip to London for an Oct. 27 game against Jacksonville. The Jaguars will be considered the home team at Wembley Stadium. San Francisco's bye week follows the overseas trek.
Four of San Francisco's first six games will be at home.
The upcoming season is due to be the 49ers' last at Candlestick Park, with the team's new stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., expected to open in 2014.