49ers play Sunday home games in exhibition season

49ers play Sunday home games in exhibition season
April 24, 2014, 10:45 am
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The 49ers will open Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 17 against the Denver Broncos. (USATSI)

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The 49ers will play two Sunday afternoon home games in the exhibition season at Levi’s Stadium.

The 49ers will open Levi’s Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 17, against the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m. The next week, the 49ers will play another Sunday 1 p.m. game against the San Diego Chargers.

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The NFL announced the regular-season schedule on Wednesday. On Thursday, the 49ers announced the dates and times for their four exhibition games:

49ers 2014 exhibition schedule
(All times Pacific)
Thursday, Aug. 7, at Baltimore, 4:30 p.m. (KPIX)
Sunday, Aug. 17, vs. Denver, 1 p.m. (KPIX)
Sunday, Aug. 24, vs. San Diego, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Thursday, Aug. 28, at Houston, 5 p.m. (KPIX)

49ers 2014 regular-season schedule
(All times Pacific)
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 7, at Dallas, 1:25 p.m. (FOX)
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 14, vs. Chicago, 5:30 p.m.  (NBC)
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 21, at Arizona, 1:05 p.m. (FOX)
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 28, vs. Philadelphia, 1:25 p.m. (FOX)
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 5, vs. Kansas City, 1:25 p.m. (CBS)
Week 6: Monday, Oct. 13, at St. Louis, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 19, at Denver, 5:30 p.m. (NBC)
Week 8: Bye
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 2, vs. St. Louis, 1:05 p.m. (FOX)
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 9, at New Orleans, 10 a.m. (FOX)
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 16, at N.Y. Giants, 10 a.m. (FOX)
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 23 vs Washington, 1:25 p.m. (CBS)
Week 13: Thursday, Nov. 27, vs. Seattle, 5:30 p.m. (NBC)
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 7, at Oakland, 1:25 p.m. (FOX)
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 14, at Seattle, 1:25 p.m. (FOX)
Week 16: Saturday, Dec. 20, vs San Diego, 1:30 p.m. or 5:15 p.m. (NFL Network or CBS)
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 28, vs. Arizona, 1:25 p.m. (FOX)

Schedule notes
--Flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

--A select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. That is why the Nov. 23 game against Washington will appear on CBS.

--Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 11-17 as it has been in recent years. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 28. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot.

--The broadcasting network and start time for the 49ers Week 16 matchup with San Diego will be set at a later date. If the game airs on NFL Network, kickoff will be 1:30 p.m. If the game airs on CBS, kickoff will be 5:15 p.m.