Ten teams get five prime-time games, including the 49ers

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NFL schedule-makers apparently were impressed with Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers, who won their final five games of last season, will play five times in prime time.

The 49ers join the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs, Rams, Patriots, Saints, Eagles, Steelers and Seahawks with five prime-time games, according to NFL Research.

San Francisco travels to the Packers for a Monday night game on October 15, hosts the Rams in a Sunday night game October 21, host the Raiders in a Thursday night game November 1, hosts the Giants in a Monday night game November 12 and travels to the Seahawks for a Sunday night game on December 2.

Every team has at least one prime-time game, including the Browns, who host the Jets on September 20 in a Thursday night game.

69 responses to “Ten teams get five prime-time games, including the 49ers

  1. Exactly ! Cowboys WHY ??? To watch pop gun Prescott throw for 200 yds and the defense try and win 7-6 games ?

  2. Only Sunday night is truly prime time. And thanksgiving. Monday and Thursday night are almost punishments.

  3. 49ers, even if they go 16-0, they’ll be playing thier home games to a mostly empty stadium… This will be an awesome spectacle for the Prime Time viewers.

  4. I just read ESPN’s predictions for each team and when you look at them in aggregate there are way more wins than losses. That tells you everything you need to know about ESPN.

  5. Why are the Seahawks getting 5? They’ve dumped most of their big name players and are rebuilding. Trash team

  6. askeddie11 says:
    April 19, 2018 at 10:01 pm
    The jealousy over the Cowboys amazes me.

    You mean the jealousy over all the Cowboys playoff wins over the last two decades?

  7. Hate to be redundant but the Cowboys (lucky to be 8-8) and the other lucky to be 8-8 team, the Seahawks? If Rodgers goes down, then the Packers games will be useless anyway.

    Hate to say it, but this is why gambling (and now fantasy football) keeps people watching such lousy games. Prime time games are the heaviest betted games by far.

  8. The 49ers only because they have a x-Patriot on their team, other then that, they stunk last year!

  9. kamthechancellor says:
    April 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm
    The NFL is trying to coax the niner fans back out from the witness protection program or wherever they’ve been the past five years.

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    Ha, ha ha. I had to chuckle though a fan of a team on the decline shouldn’t be mocking a rival team.
    Let’s see where the “12’s” vanish next season.

  10. omniscient48 says:
    April 19, 2018 at 10:13 pm
    You mean the jealousy over all the Cowboys playoff wins over the last two decades?
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    No, their superior domination of ratings, popularity, attendance,
    merchandise sales, and any thing else you can think of. the Boys make the league
    run as much as the Yankees and the Lakers.

  11. jjfootball says:
    April 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm
    The 49ers only because they have a x-Patriot on their team, other then that, they stunk last year!

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    Brain Hoyer stunk, could not win a single game, and he ended up in New England. If Hoyer is the starter in New England, the Patriots will be contenders for the first overall pick in the next draft.

  12. shlort says:
    April 19, 2018 at 10:20 pm
    The NFL knows which teams people will want to watch. It is all about ratings

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    If that’s the case why the Seahawks and packers?

  13. The 49ers media hype was bought by the NFL. SMH That team still has more holes than Swiss cheese.

  14. Kelly Arvin says:
    April 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm
    49ers, even if they go 16-0, they’ll be playing thier home games to a mostly empty stadium… This will be an awesome spectacle for the Prime Time viewers.
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    I think you’re underestimating the power of the bandwagon niner fanbase.

  15. Why? Why the Cowboy$?why, Dak, Yada Yada yada…instead of asking why, you should be asking why Not? Cowboys bring in the money.point blank period. Highest rated games are always Cowboys games.just the facts.Now be a good boy and go buy Sunday ticket to watch whatever bum franchise you cheer for, cause my ‘boys are playing in prime time.

  16. Niners fans hate spending an afternoon in the oven called Levi Stadium. So the NFL is forced to schedule night games. Great job Niners, you saved a few bucks building your stadium. What a sick franchise!

  17. They’ll regret giving the Seahawks any prime-time games, much less five. Other than Russell Wilson running around like a chicken with his head cut off, that is a garbage team.

  18. sceaglesfan says:

    Cowboys? why?
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    Because they always get the highest ratings. They make the league more money than any other team by far.

  19. Meh! These over paid prima donna’s have ruined football for this Veteran.
    Keep kneeling, I’m STILL not watching, Still don’t miss it.

    Watch if you like, this America, where you are free to do what you want.
    I gave up almost 22 years of my life defending that right.

    Please allow me the right to peacefully not watch my country be trashed by the people who have benefitted the most by our wonderful bounty.

    queue the haters in 3, 2, 1….

  20. nhpats says:

    April 19, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Where are the Vikings?

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    I concur. I would rather watch the Vikings than the Seahawks, 49ers, or Cowboys. I wont watch any of them play if the Eagles weren’t already in the game.

    If Aaron Rodgers isn’t healthy, the Packers could be boring.

    The Chiefs, Rams, Pats, Saints, Steelers, and Eagles games are all good to watch though, as a football fan.

  21. Effthecheatweaseltrolls says:

    April 20, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Id be happier if NE played no prime time games. Win or lose, it’s not easy getting to sleep after a game

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    Same. Id rather every Eagles game was at 4pm honestly. 1pm is early. Kills my whole Sunday. 6pm and later means I don’t get to bed until midnight, win or lose. Too happy or angry to get to sleep, and gotta be up at 5. The SB hangover killed me at work on Monday.

  22. nhpats says:
    April 19, 2018 at 11:15 pm
    Where are the Vikings

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    They’re playing in 4 prime time games. Didn’t know it was a competition. I would rather not have the Vikings play any prime time games. Living on the east coast it’s a long night.

  23. gtodriver says:
    April 20, 2018 at 8:16 am
    Why are we forced to watch 3rd and 4th place teams play 5 prime time games each?
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    Who’s forcing you?

  24. Why are the Seahawks getting 5? They’ve dumped most of their big name players and are rebuilding. Trash team

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    All the Seahawks hate here is just awesome!

  25. For the guy who wondered why the Seahawks because of ratings? Well the Seahawks get huge ratings weather you hate them or not. That is just a fact and people want to know if they are going to be good still after making the moves they have made this offseason.

    I actually think it will be addition by subtraction and getting rid of malcontents like Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett will be beneficial in the end.

    I guess we will all find out together in primetime. Your hate is delicious.

  26. kamthechancellor says:
    April 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    The NFL is trying to coax the niner fans back out from the witness protection program or wherever they’ve been the past five years.

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    Probably the same place the 1-2’s fled to in the middle of a NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. Followers of the most notorious band wagon in all of sports shouldn’t attempt to call out another storied franchise’s fan base.

  27. gtodriver says:
    April 20, 2018 at 8:28 am
    I know where some of the extra wins are. Check out the Packers projected record…
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    Let the whining begin. Based on team records from 2017, the Packers are assigned the No. 1 toughest schedule in 2018. The Packers are still projected by ESPN to finish ahead of the Vikings and their overrated “vaunted” defense.

    That’s a bitter pill to swallow.

    Bon Appetit’

  28. The level of ignorance of how this all works astounds me. The Cowboys will always and forever be given the max number of primetime games unless they are expected to have an abysmal season. Not only do they have one of, if not the largest, fan base in the country, they have arguably the largest anti-fan base in the country — anti-fan being someone who would watch a team in the hopes that they lose. Together, that ensures that Cowboys games continuously stand at the top of the ratings each and every year and guarantee the max number of primetime games.

  29. There was an online poll that could have given my Vikings a 5th prime time game but it was down-voted 38-7. Last season, we were the only team in NFL history to lose 2 playoff games in the same season and now this??

  30. the Packers are assigned the No. 1 toughest schedule in 2018
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    The Vikings and Packers essentially play the same schedule except the Vikings have two tougher division games based on 2017 results, whatever that’s worth. The only difference the Packers schedule is rated the toughest is because the Packers play the Vikings twice ( 13 wins) and the Vikings play the Packers twice (3rd place team). Go on puffing out your cheese about having the toughest schedule, all its saying is the Vikings were way better than the Packers last year.

    Happy to educate you about that.

  31. askeddie11 says:
    April 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm
    omniscient48 says:
    April 19, 2018 at 10:13 pm
    You mean the jealousy over all the Cowboys playoff wins over the last two decades?
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    No, their superior domination of ratings, popularity, attendance,
    merchandise sales, and any thing else you can think of. the Boys make the league
    run as much as the Yankees and the Lakers.

    ____________________

    Oh
    My
    God

    That person got a trophy no matter what placed he finished

  32. stellarperformance says:
    April 20, 2018 at 10:40 am
    gtodriver says:
    April 20, 2018 at 8:28 am
    I know where some of the extra wins are. Check out the Packers projected record…
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    Let the whining begin. Based on team records from 2017, the Packers are assigned the No. 1 toughest schedule in 2018. The Packers are still projected by ESPN to finish ahead of the Vikings and their overrated “vaunted” defense.

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    Atta boy……….yawn…..

  33. flviking says:
    April 20, 2018 at 8:02 pm
    Atta boy……….yawn…..
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    Please whine directly to ESPN. It’s their projection. I’m just the messenger.

  34. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 20, 2018 at 1:02 pm
    The Vikings and Packers essentially play the same schedule except the Vikings have two tougher division games based on 2017 results, whatever that’s worth. The only difference the Packers schedule is rated the toughest is because the Packers play the Vikings twice ( 13 wins) and the Vikings play the Packers twice (3rd place team). Go on puffing out your cheese about having the toughest schedule, all its saying is the Vikings were way better than the Packers last year.

    Happy to educate you about that.
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    Are you assuming Packer fans are glad to have the toughest schedule of any team in the league? Why? All it proves is the Vikings are pretenders, but everyone already knew that…….even you.

    Class dismissed.

  35. magnumpimustache says:
    April 20, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    Oh
    My
    God
    That person got a trophy no matter what placed he finished
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    Well let’s start with the SB trophies they do have, first and then the other
    trophies

  36. love to watch Seattle lose. Prime time games for them means I get to watch them lose more often in 2018.
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    Predictors of the future who base their arguments on unplayed games make me laugh.

  37. Saints games are always the most exciting to watch. This year they may actually be the first team to go 19-0.

  38. Cowboys are great for TV. They attract the most interest. Great for ratings. Just look at this comment section, the mere presence of the Cowboys attracted comments from many fan bases who state the Cowboys don’t deserve prime time games. Thank you inferior fan bases for justifying what we all know, the Cowboys are the true headliner of the NFL.

  39. The Packers are still projected by ESPN to finish ahead of the Vikings
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    Predicting the future I see. So when a future prediction is in favor of the Vikings you call it out. When a prediction is in favor of the Packers you eat it up and repeat it. Typical full of yourself double standard.

    Congrats on the offseason prediction your are touting. atta boy messenger.

  40. kamthechancellor says:
    April 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm

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    By the way, how’s you neck? Every gonna play again? I think we’ve seen the last of you.

  41. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 21, 2018 at 11:28 am
    The Packers are still projected by ESPN to finish ahead of the Vikings
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    Predicting the future I see. So when a future prediction is in favor of the Vikings you call it out. When a prediction is in favor of the Packers you eat it up and repeat it. Typical full of yourself double standard.
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    Green Bay has won the division 5 of the last 7 years so it doesn’t sound far fetched at all. Rodgers is back and you guys have a brand new QB.

  42. jyosuckas says:
    April 19, 2018 at 10:08 pm
    Why are the Seahawks getting 5? They’ve dumped most of their big name players and are rebuilding. Trash team
    …………………………..
    The real question should be….why is Clara getting 2 let alone 5? Seattle is a powerhouse led by Wilson. Clara has nobody but made up hype.

  43. If that’s the case why the Seahawks and packers?

    Because people actually WATCH them..contrary to TMZ football,they are still popular teams among the football world.

  44. ducks4remi says:
    April 20, 2018 at 9:39 am
    Pack > Vikings again. Everyone realizes it except the viking fans!

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    Maybe a couple of years ago but not now, you want it come get it and take it from the Vikes if you can.

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