San Francisco 49ers Schedule 2014: Predicting The Outcome of Every Game

San Francisco 49ers Schedule 2014: Predicting The Outcome of Every Game

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The 49ers made yet another deep playoff run in 2013 and came up just short against the eventual Super Bowl champion Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. They figure to be right back in the thick of things again next season. Here's how they figure to finish the regular season based on the schedule they were given in 2014.

Week 1: at Dallas Cowboys

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Week 1: at Dallas Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles v Dallas Cowboys
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WIN 31-21 (1-0)

Even playing in Dallas for the first game of the season with the bright lights on, the 49ers have more firepower. While the Cowboys can put up points in bunches, the San Francisco defense will limit the damage and give their offense a chance to win it.

Week 2: vs. Chicago Bears

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Week 2: vs. Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears
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WIN 30-28 (2-0)

In recent years the 49ers have dominated the Bears, but Chicago's improved offense makes them a much tougher out. Regardless, the opening of San Francisco's new stadium and the fanfare that comes with it will provide them with enough of an edge to remain undefeated.

Week 3: at Arizona Cardinals

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Week 3: at Arizona Cardinals

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LOSS 27-20 (2-1)

The Cardinals showed last year that they're for real. They may need to improve the offense a little bit, but the defense is legit. Playing in front of their home crowd, they'll be able to down their division foes and push them to 2-1.

Week 4: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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Week 4: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

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WIN 35-30 (3-1)

This one has the chance to be a barn-burner of a game. Both teams can put points on the board, and this may come down to who has the last possession. With the 49ers playing at home, they get the slight edge.

Week 5: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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Week 5: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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WIN 27-17 (4-1)

The Chiefs overachieved last season behind a defense that played out of their minds during the first half of the year. They won't be nearly as effective this season, and as long as the 49ers control possession throughout the game, they should be able to pull this one out by two possessions.

Week 6: at St. Louis Rams

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Week 6: at St. Louis Rams

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WIN 37-20 (5-1)

The Rams traditionally play their own division tough, but after facing a hard opening schedule, they may be too worn down to grab this one even at home. San Francisco can score quickly, and unless the Rams can create an early deficit for the visitors, they will be put away.

Week 7: at Denver Broncos

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Week 7: at Denver Broncos

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LOSS 30-20 (5-2)

This could be one of the better matchups in the league this season, and the Broncos have the slight advantage. They're playing at home and the 49ers may still be without LB NaVorro Bowman, in which case Peyton Manning will pick apart that area of the defense through the air.

Week 9: vs. St. Louis Rams

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Week 9: vs. St. Louis Rams

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WIN 24-14 (6-2)

The defense should be close to returning to full strength at this point in the season and that will come at exactly the right time. For the second time on the season, they should be able to upend division rivals.

Week 10: at New Orleans Saints

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Week 10: at New Orleans Saints

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LOSS 31-27 (6-3)

Playing in New Orleans is extremely tough. This is going to be a pivotal game for both teams entering the home stretch of the season, and the Saints' offense will prevail in a very tightly contested game.

Week 11: at New York Giants

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Week 11: at New York Giants

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WIN 28-20 (7-3)

The Giants are going to be a much-improved team this season, but they're still not on the same level as the 49ers. While they certainly could pull this one off, San Francisco is far more consistent and therefore are the safe bet to take home a W.

Week 12: vs. Washington Redskins

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Week 12: vs. Washington Redskins

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WIN 40-20 (8-3)

With plenty of new faces in Washington, they will be better than they were last year. Even so, playing in San Francisco against a 49ers team that will need a win to keep pace in the division will be very tough. The second half will be all 49ers and they'll roll to the victory.

Week 13: vs. Seattle Seahawks

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Week 13: vs. Seattle Seahawks

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WIN 30-27 (9-3)

This is football's hottest developing rivalry and nothing this season will do anything to change that. Whoever has home-field in this season series seems to have the upper hand, and for that reason, the 49ers seem likely to take the first of two games the teams play.

Week 14: at Oakland Raiders

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Week 14: at Oakland Raiders

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WIN 35-17 (10-3)

The Raiders are in shambles once again, and it doesn't seem like anything will be fixed this season. Knowing they need to keep winning, the 49ers will jump on them early and never look back.

Week 15: at Seattle Seahawks

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Week 15: at Seattle Seahawks

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LOSS 24-13 (10-4)

When the Seahawks' defense needs to step up, they will. With a win, the 49ers could essentially clinch the division, but playing in front of their home fans, the defending champions will remain alive in the division race.

Week 16: vs. San Diego Chargers

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Week 16: vs. San Diego Chargers

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LOSS 30-21 (10-5)

The Chargers always hit their stride late in the year and will likely be in the fight for a wild card at this point in the season. With so much on the line, San Diego marches into San Francisco and picks up an upset victory. This sets up a must-win scenario for the 49ers in order to win the division in Week 17.

Week 17: vs. Arizona Cardinals

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Week 17: vs. Arizona Cardinals

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WIN 34-24 (11-5)

With the division on the line, the 49ers will step up at home in order to seal it up. The Cardinals are a tough out and will be looking to play spoiler, but the 49ers know they can claim a first-round bye with a win and do so in style.


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