The Green Bay Packers’ Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers has been flexed to Sunday Night Football.
The Green Bay Packers take on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12, and it could be one of the games of the season. It may also determine which team will go onto earn the first seed in the NFC, although I’m sure the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks will have something to say about that.
It’s going to be an interesting matchup at Levi’s Stadium, and it’ll now take place in primetime, the Packers announced. Originally, the game was set to kick off at 3:25 p.m. CT, but it will now be changed to 7:20 p.m.
The primetime game was originally between the Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles. So while it always felt like there was a chance Packers-49ers would be flexed into the primetime slot, Seahawks-Eagles should also be an entertaining game. Seattle is competing for a first-round bye and Philadelphia is aiming to win the NFC East.
But the decision has been made to go with the Packers’ road trip against the 49ers. An understandable choice. Green Bay will be the underdogs, but having a bye week before will give Matt LaFleur an additional week of preparation. You can bet he was watching San Francisco’s first loss of the season very closely.
The question now is whether the 49ers will enter the Sunday night showdown at 9-1, or will their record be equal to the Packers’ 8-2? They host the Arizona Cardinals this week. Regardless of the result in that game, a Packers victory over the 49ers would move them ahead of their Week 12 opponents in the standings.
The race for playoffs, and the top two seeds, is going to be fascinating to watch. It’s great to see the Packers part of it after the disappointment of last season.
They’ve already been featured in four primetime games this year. Their trip to Levi’s Stadium in two weeks will be their fifth.