Packers-49ers game gets flexed to prime time
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Packers showdown with the 49ers on November 24 has been flexed to prime time:
NFL has flexed the Week 12 Packers-49ers game to Sunday Night Football on NBC.
The decision by the NFL is certainly understandable considering the storylines surrounding both teams at this point in the 2019 NFL season. After all, this could be an early preview of two potential contenders in the NFC playoffs.
The Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles were the two teams initially slated to meet on Sunday night. They will now be scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. Eastern start on Fox. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots will fill the void left by the Packers and 49ers at 4:25 p.m. Eastern.
Interestingly enough, Seattle just managed to hand San Francisco their first loss of the 2019 campaign with a thrilling game-winning field goal in overtime. Although the league front office may not have seen this outcome when they made the decision, this should still make for an interesting matchup.
It is safe to say that the 49ers will now have their work cut out trying to get back on track against a Packers team that has won five out of their last six games. Regardless, it will be an opportunity for them to prove they are deserving of taking center stage.