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Top Five San Francisco 49ers Rivals

 San Francisco 49ers have had a powerful campaign in NFC. You don’t rise to the top without fighting hard. The 49ers had several heated encounters with certain teams in the history. Here are some of the most exciting ones for us, the viewers.
Sports is synonymous to competition, and the believers of any sport can get nothing better than two monstrous teams trying to get better of each other. The 49ers rivalry has been as exciting as their rise to the top. Recent beliefs may find the Seahawks to be the biggest rival of the franchise, but there were others who heated up the clashes even more throughout the history. So here are the 5 biggest  of San Francisco 49ers Rivals.

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Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers Rivalry

This list would never be valid without including the Dallas Cowboys. In recent times the rivalry may have blurred due to some other significant entrants to challenge, but there’s a huge history of the 49ers-Cowboys rivalry. The clash started in 1970 when the Cowboys defeated 49ers back to back in 1971 and 1972 season’s NFC Championships and later in the Divisional Playoff match. The tally in NFC Championships is 5-2 with Cowboys in lead.

San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers Rivalry

Considering the recent head-to-heads, we could have even placed Green Bay Packers ahead of Cowboys. The teams have had 66 meets, and the tally reads Green Bay Packers 35 – 30 San Francisco 49ers and a tie. Green Bay Packers won the only match of NFC Championship in 1998 by 23-10. The Packers are also ahead in Divisional Playoff games by 3-1. Among the 49ers rivals, packers-49ers rivalry is one the most heated and competitive.

San Francisco 49ers Rivalry Schedule 2017

Cardinals 49ers Regular-season Week 4

Sunday, October 1 at 4:05p ET
San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals
FOX
University of Phoenix Stadium

49ers Cardinals Regular-season Week 9

Sunday, November 5 at 4:05p ET
Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers
FOX
Levi’s Stadium

SEAHAWKS 49ERS REGULAR-SEASON WEEK 2

Sunday, September 17 at 4:25p ET
San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks
FOX
CenturyLink Field

49ers Seahawks Regular-season Week 12

Sunday, November 26 at 4:05p ET
Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers
FOX
Levi’s Stadium

49ers Rams Regular-season Week 3

Thursday, September 21 at 8:25p ET
Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers
NFLN
Levi’s Stadium

49ers Giants Regular-season Week 10

Sunday, November 12 at 4:25p ET
New York Giants vs San Francisco 49ers
FOX
Levi’s Stadium

49ers Cowboys Regular-season Week 7

Sunday, October 22 at 4:05p ET
Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers
FOX
Levi’s Stadium

49ers Jaguars Regular-season Week 17

Sunday, December 31 at 4:25p ET
San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams
FOX
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

 

Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers rivalry Game

The year 2002 marked the return of the Seahawks to the NFC. 49ers led all-time series 4-2, but as the Seahawks took on since 2002, it changed the whole course of it. The current series score is lead by Seahawks by 22-15. The most intense phase of this rivalry started in 2011 when the head coaches of both the teams happened to be the college rivals. Seahawks won the only NFC Championship game played between the team in 2014 by 23-17. thus the 49ers-seahawks rivalry is on of the toughest 49ers rivals.

New Yorks Giants at San Francisco 49ers rivalry Game

The all-time score for this rivalry is 20-19 with Giants leading the race, and the playoffs scores are tied at 4-4. 49ers lost both the matches in NFC Championships. The two teams don’t share great memories together, but the biggest highlights would be their playoff matches full of controversies and shocks. Thus giants-49ers rivalry is one of  the controversial one .

Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (NFC West)

This rivalry is more like a fans based rivalry. The teams haven’t met quite often in regular seasons and can’t be taken as a huge rivalry. But the passion among the fans of two groups fills that intensity into this rivalry. Here the Oakland Raiders lead the overall tally 7-6. That’s too close.

As of now, the biggest rival for the San Francisco 49ers seems to be the Seahawks. The two teams are too wanting to beat each other, and this can be the greatest rivalry in the modern day league. One thing yet to see is that whether the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry would ever cross the benchmark set by the 49ers-Cowboys. It’s been more than a decade of a real clash between 49ers and Cowboys, and the last match they played was the NFC Championship match in 1995 which was won by 49ers won 38-28. So we will see whether Seahawks will make bigger rivals than Cowboys among the  San Francisco 49ers rivals.

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