San Francisco 49ers to open season at home against Seattle 

Jim Harbaugh will make his 49ers coaching debut against and old nemesis – Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks.

The two NFC West rivals will open the season – pending the resolution of the NFL labor discord – Sept. 11 at Candlestick Park. Harbaugh and Carroll developed quite the college rivalry when the former was at Stanford and the latter at Southern Cal.

The 49ers have just two prime-time games. The first is Thanksgiving for Harbaugh Bowl I, when the 49ers host the Baltimore Ravens. The Nov. 24 game pits the Harbaugh brothers – Jim and younger brother John, who is coach of the Ravens. That game will be televised on NFL Network and kick off at 5:20 p.m. The 49ers’ other prime-time game will feature the defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers visiting Candlestick Park for “Monday Night Football” on Dec. 19.

And across the Bay, the Raiders will kick off their season in a “Monday Night Football” contest against the AFC West rival Denver Broncos on Sept. 12 at 7:15 p.m. in the second half of ESPN’s doubleheader.

Oakland, which will play five of its first eight games at the Coliseum, will travel to Buffalo in Week 2, before hosting the New York Jets in its home opener Sept. 25 at 1:05 p.m.

The Raiders’ only other prime-time contest is a Thursday night NFL Network game against the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 10 at 5:20 p.m.

The full schedule of the 49ers season and the NFL season were released Tuesday afternoon

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