The night ahead: Off to San Francisco

It's off to San Francisco for the 2011 regular-season opener Sunday between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.

I'll be arriving late Saturday after catching my sons' football games earlier in the day.

Let me know if you'll also be at Candlestick Park. I've heard from a few who plan to be there and hope to get together at some point before kickoff. My Facebook wall is a good place to share that sort of information.

We'll do the same thing in Week 2. I'll be covering the Arizona Cardinals' game at Washington on Sept. 18, followed one night later by the St. Louis Rams' game at the New York Giants.

Let's get this NFC West season going already.