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49ers-Seahawks Game Moved To ‘Sunday Night Football’

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The San Francisco 49ers game against the Seattle Seahawks will get a prime-time audience on December 23. The 49ers-Seahawks game, which could decide the NFC West, has been moved to Sunday Night Football as part of the NFL’s “flex” schedule.

The flex schedule enables the NFL to rearrange a few games toward the end of the season to put the more exciting games in prime-time. The league has been able to use flex scheduling since week 11 but this is the first time this season that they have decided to rearrange the schedule.

The San Diego Chargers’ game against the New York Jets was originally scheduled for SNF for week 16 but the NFL has decided to drop that from the schedule in favor of the 49ers-Seahawks game. The Jets-Chargers game has been moved to noon on CBS.

Yahoo reports that the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens will also be kicking off at a new time. The Giants-Ravens game will now start at 3:25 PM on Fox.

The 49ers-Seahawks game for Week 16 will have huge playoff implications. The 49ers are currently 9-3-1 and the Seahawks are 8-5 which means that the week 16 game could end with a new leader in the NFC West. It will also pit two young and impressive quarterbacks, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, against two of the best defenses in the league.

The 49ers and the Seahawks have already played once this year. During week 7, the 49ers were able to take a 13-6 win against the Seahawks.

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17 Responses to “49ers-Seahawks Game Moved To ‘Sunday Night Football’”

  1. Robert Hansen

    Here we go again! Lets get er done! Selina Elmore-Hansen, Chito Sanchez, Angie Enriquez,

  2. Josh Kearns

    Good, now I might actually be able to watch a Seahawks game.
    Thanks to DISH and FOX having their hissy fit, I haven't been able to watch the Chicago or Arizona games.

    Pull you SH*T together DISH and FOX.

  3. Ausberto Orozco

    The game won't mean nothing cuz my Niners are winning out. Aldon Smith is going to snap Tom Brady in two. As far as the Seachickens and the Cards go, those are easy wins.

  4. Anonymous

    This just goes to show you how stupid Forty Whiner fans are. You get a chance for your team to play in the national spotlight and these idiots start calling it a meaningless game. You're going to lose against NE and you're in for a dog fight in the Clink.

  5. william jason o'neal

    If Seattle wins out and wins division they would get the 2 seed. Likely meaning if Atlanta goes down in the divisional round they could host the NFC Title game and yet if they go to sb it will be more about Russell Wilson than the fact it was Seattle's defense. And when Seattle loses the sb the fans will blame the refs or Russell or Carroll for not giving them the sb win they were "robbed" of years ago when there were entirely different people on this team. SF please win this division.

  6. Paul Romani

    Sadly, it won't. The refs won't allow it to be an old fashioned football game cause that pussy Goodell has turned football into a two hand touch. My sister could play professional football in the NFL with all the lame rules they have now.

  7. Anonymous

    It makes sense that the NFL would move the 49ers and Seahawks game to the Sunday night slot. It’s the best game to flex since this will have huge NFC playoff ramifications for both teams. I won’t be home for that matchup, but I’ll be able to watch it later since it’ll be recorded through the PrimeTime Anytime feature on my DISH Hopper. Once enabled, my DVR automatically records three hours of the four major networks during primetime. A coworker at DISH told me about this feature, and I don’t need to set timers for programs on those channels anymore. I know I’d rather see that during primetime than the Jets and Chargers game.

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