San Francisco 49ers Make a Return to London in 2013, and More NFC West News

Tyson LanglandNFC West Lead WriterOctober 11, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 29:  Eric Heitmann #66 of the San Francisco 49ers gets ready to snap the ball during their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Candlestick Park on November 29, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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For the second time in four seasons, the 49ers will appear at London's Wembley Stadium. The first time they played in London they defeated Josh McDaniels' Denver Broncos 24-16 on October 31, 2010. Next year's contest will take place on October 27, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. ET.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be San Francisco's opponent and they will be the home team considering they committed to playing overseas in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Commissioner Roger Goodell felt this matchup would continually help the NFL grow in the U.K.: "We think Jaguars-49ers is a matchup our fans will really enjoy and a great way to start a new era in the international development of our game." 

When San Fran played in London in 2010, they sent in a request to the league to have an east coast game the week before. By doing this it allows for shorter travel, as they will just leave for the U.K. after the previous week's games. Their requested was granted last time, so I don't see why it wouldn't be granted next year as well.

Thanks to, here is the rest of the 49ers' 2013 opponents.

Home: AtlantaCarolinaHoustonIndianapolis, NFC North, Arizona, St. Louis, Seattle

Away: Jacksonville, New OrleansTampa BayTennessee, NFC East, Arizona, St. Louis, Seattle


Arizona Cardinals

Kent Somers of breaks down Sunday's game and says it's a pivotal game for both the Bills and the Cardinals. 

Hector Diaz of Bleacher Report analyzes Kevin Kolb and how his early season form won't last all season long.


Seattle Seahawks

Josh Parolin of gives us an analytical break down of Sunday's matchup.

Joe Levitt of Bleacher Report tells us why Pete Carroll will take Seattle back to the playoffs.  


St. Louis Rams

Ryan Van Bibber of begs the question, is Lance Kendricks ready for the spotlight?

Steven Gerwel of Bleacher Report takes an in-depth look at the 10 key's to Sunday's game.