The San Francisco 49ers had a disappointing 2020 season which saw the team have a bunch of players hit the injured reserve – from Jimmy Garoppolo to Nick Bosa. The poor season raised questions about Garoppolo’s play and the team selected Trey Lance with the No. pick of the 2021 draft.
The Chiefs come out of the gate with a home playoff rematch vs. the Browns and get their matchups vs. the Ravens (road) and Bills (home) out of the way by Week 5. The Packers and Cowboys both come to them, in Weeks 9 and 11, respectively. Once they return from their Week 12 bye, the Chiefs should roll into the playoffs, with games against the Broncos bookending contests against the Raiders, Chargers, Steelers and Bengals.
The San Francisco 49ers found out their 2021 schedule on Wednesday. There’s plenty of time to break down how the 49ers stack up against each team, but let’s start with Week 1 by taking a look at the NFC North Detroit Lions. The Lions finished the 2020 season 5-11, but underwent a major makeover this offseason, which started with the solid hiring of head coach Dan Campbell.