NFL moves Packers-49ers to Sunday Night Football in Week 12

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The Seahawks beat the 49ers on Monday. On Tuesday, the 49ers settled the score. Sort of.

The Week 12 games between Seattle and Philadelphia has been bumped out of primetime for Packers-49ers. The showdown between Green Bay and San Francisco will be played on Sunday Night Football.

The game between the 8-2 Packers and 8-1 49ers was due to be played at 4:25 p.m. ET, at the same time the Cowboys and the Patriots play at Gillette Stadium.

With Seahawks-Eagles moved out of primetime, don’t be surprised if it slides all the way to 1:00 p.m. ET, giving the NFL compelling games in each of the three Sunday windows.

It will be Green Bay’s first California game since a sluggish loss to the Chargers, one that caused quarterback Aaron Rodgers to publicly complain about the things done by players in the 48 hours prior to the game. This time around, the Packers likely will be more dialed in, given the postseason implications of what could be one of the best games of the year.

94 responses to “NFL moves Packers-49ers to Sunday Night Football in Week 12

  1. Can’t wait to watch Rodgers got every call favored to him when he whines and cries after being stopped on 3rd down repeatedly.

  2. Here we go, now everyone gets to see the NFL’s (refs) favoritism to the Packers and Rodgers on a national level!

  3. This move makes little sense to me. I thought keeping it flexible was to move the dog games out of prime time which is fine, but you’re moving two playoff caliber teams out for two other playoff caliber teams.

    Ah well just another game where Gimmy G’s can look bad against another superior QB.

  4. Haterz gonna hate.

    Bring on all your salty tears. They only add fuel to the Packers Superbowl run!

  5. Moving the Seattle-Philadelphia game to 1:00pm will be too smart. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  6. The tears from the, also rans, are absolutely delicious, while their anguished cries are like fine symphonies to one’s ears.
    The fact that their delusional rants cause them so much pain, pleases me.

    Obviously, the NFL felt this was the premiere game since they made the move, I hope the Packers prove them right, the Niners are a very tough foe indeed.
    It will be a difficult task.
    But, the Seahawk/Eagles matchup looks to be every bit as good of a game so I’m somewhat surprised by this move.

  7. “I gotta feelin…Green Bay goin to da Super Bowl, it’s not just a feelin cause Green Bay goin to da Super Bowl”

    Sing alone….”I goota a feelin……..:-)

  8. Wafflestomp says:
    November 12, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    The tears from the, also rans, are absolutely delicious, while their anguished cries are like fine symphonies to one’s ears.
    The fact that their delusional rants cause them so much pain, pleases me.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Anyone else envision Jabba the Hut when they read this? Somebody is riding the obsession train.

  9. This is gonna be a bloodbath. 9ers will simultaneously expose a bye-rested Pack along with their bribed refs on national TV and deliver an epic beatdown. Game may be over by the 2nd quarter.

    It will be a revealing night for the league and great NFL fans worldwide.

    Sad. And ugly. But necessary.

    -tokyo

  10. Shinnbone says:
    November 12, 2019 at 7:09 pm
    “I gotta feelin…Green Bay goin to da Super Bowl, it’s not just a feelin cause Green Bay goin to da Super Bowl”

    Sing alone….”I goota a feelin……..:-)
    ++++
    Well, they have the ability to get tickets to the game. Better than us average people. Probably cheaper to.

  11. I hope my West Coast liaison for paying off the referees in Green Bays favor doesn’t raise his price on me for the new time slot! I didn’t budget for that! It’s been working great, so far……..and not as expensive as you might think! Worth every penny, not as much for the wins but for the exploding heads of small-brained trolls.

    Love it.

  12. Packers almost could not come up on top of the Panthers with a backup qb. What makes you think Packers will win at Niners? Oh wait, remember you got destroyed by a under.500 Chargers? Only uneducated Packers fans would think that. No one else.

  13. The officiating has been wonky all season in and outside of GB games.

    I do think SF has the edge a great pass rush a good run game…playing at home… GBs best chance to win is get ahead early by a bit and force SF to pass inhope they take care of the ball as they did in primetime.last night.. GB will learn a lot about what the LaFleur can do with extended time…. I hope it’s like how Andy Reid preps his team when he has extra time

  14. Seahawks-Eagles is at 1 PM Eastern. That way a rare Boys-Pats clash can be seen by everyone-including Eagles fans who will have to root for New England!

  15. ahawkalypse says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for sucking Eagles cost us SNF. Be better.

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    Aw, now Seattle needs to play a 1 p.m. game on the East Coast. Boo hoo!!

  16. codylaws says:
    November 12, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Packers almost could not come up on top of the Panthers with a backup qb. What makes you think Packers will win at Niners? Oh wait, remember you got destroyed by a under.500 Chargers? Only uneducated Packers fans would think that. No one else.
    _________

    Yes Cody, and your team was beaten by a 3rd string QB who was out of football at this time last year in KC.
    Not to mention, they were absolutely steamrolled by a terrible Bears team with a backup QB, so what’s your point.
    Oh, that’s right, you ain’t got one!
    Talk about getting schooled. skoLOL!

  17. I’m sure glad that I didn’t buy tickets for this. I’d be really pi$$ed off if I’d made flight arrangements, only to be botched by these game time changes.

  18. NoTime4CryBabies says:

    November 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    “Unless the Packers have prepositioned their biased refs, this game is going to the 9’rs.”

    Given your user name, this wins ironic post of the day.

  19. This is concerning. A sure win for the 49ers just got moved into game with packer’s refs territory even though it’s in SF.
    Darn the NFL wanting Rodgers in the playoffs one last time

  20. photoguy13 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I’m sure glad that I didn’t buy tickets for this. I’d be really pi$$ed off if I’d made flight arrangements, only to be botched by these game time changes.
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    That’s the risk you take. The flex policy is well-known and available when the schedules are released.

  21. Well it seems the Packers draw and make money for the networks and the NFL , I have the Sunday ticket but usually the Packers are blacked out because they are on a major network , it’s all about the green , Packers and money.

  22. NoTime4CryBabies says:
    November 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Unless the Packers have prepositioned their biased refs, this game is going to the 9’rs.
    ____________

    The irony in your sign-in name and your actual post is absolutely hilarious.

  23. Hey Ctiggs found his way back to pft. He was missing and making brief appearances for the last couple years. I figured him and many other niner fans would be back after a good start to their season. You still using that cornball saying”whos got it better than us?” Lol even after Harbaugh left you were still using that bs. It’s nice to see the niners stadium packed again. Its looked pretty empty over the past few seasons. I live in nor cal so I would see the occasional blackout of the niner games because the fake fanbase wouldn’t buy enought tickets through the rough years. At least the raiders fans are there through thick and thin and stick with their team. I see it first hand when I go to the games.

  24. Night? Day? Doesn’t matter to gb.
    Black & white stripes with little yellow flags are what gb dreams are made of.

  25. It’s funny…outside looking in, the jawing between NFC North rival fans seems silly. That being said, I spent all week jawing with my NFC West rival fans. So I’m no better.

    Regardless, that’ll be a good game. I think our D vs Rodgers and co is an interesting matchup. We’ll see if Shanahan will get back to his earlier season form when it comes to offensive play calling. Last night was NOT good.

  26. It’s a better match-up, obviously. If the seahawks play like they did last night, they’ll give the eagles a great match in the early slot. Chances are, they will play down to their competition and the Eagles will win. Sadly for the 9ers, though, is that this means the game will be played against golden boy rod, the stripes, and the announcers (Collinsworth) who all have a mutual man-crush on the second coming of the 1 ring dynasty.

    The seahawks won their SB last night and went home to homer in on the soccer teams parade, because that’s the closest they’ll get to a trophy for the foreseeable future.

  27. I really don’t understand this move. I could see if it was Seattle vs Miami or some nonsense like that….. But Hawks vs Eagles could end up a very good game.

  28. bird2urmother says:
    November 12, 2019 at 8:44 pm
    Hey Ctiggs found his way back to pft. He was missing and making brief appearances for the last couple years. I figured him and many other niner fans would be back after a good start to their season. You still using that cornball saying”whos got it better than us?” Lol even after Harbaugh left you were still using that bs. It’s nice to see the niners stadium packed again. Its looked pretty empty over the past few seasons. I live in nor cal so I would see the occasional blackout of the niner games because the fake fanbase wouldn’t buy enought tickets through the rough years. At least the raiders fans are there through thick and thin and stick with their team. I see it first hand when I go to the games.

    —-

    I see what you’re saying but there a few other factors. It didn’t help that the move to Levi’s coincided with the team becoming terrible. Loss of excitement plus higher ticket prices plus a further drive equals a bad turnout. Seems like the same exact thing is happening with the Warriors currently.

  29. On one hand I am upset that the Hawks go from a primetime game to a 1pm eastern start. Lowers the chances of victory a little bit.

    On the other hand it puts Jimmy G back in the blinding spotlights of a primetime game and he didn’t do so well in that situation last night. In fact he looked rattled when it was 21-10 and it was really bad in OT. If only Wright could catch the ball…

    So a bit worse for my hawks but a lot worse for Jimmy G…I can live with that.

    Besides it could be a very entertaining game that matters to hawk fans…would’ve probably missed it otherwise.

  30. Fantastic! This will harken back to the days in the mid/late 90s when the Pack and 49ers had some hotly contested games and the power base in the NFC was, for a time, passed to Green Bay. Then Kaepernick single-handidly demolished GB in a few marquee games. Quite a history between these two organizations. Good luck Niners. This will be a tough out for Green Bay to pull off. Go Pack!

  31. Game prediction: 49ers 28, Packers 17, Refs gifting points to Packers 14…so final result is Packers/Refs 31 and 49ers 28. Noted Packers-loving referees Jerome Boger or Clete Blakeman once again given the game ball in the Packers locker room afterwards.

  32. txpete1 says:

    November 12, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    This is actually going to be better for the Eagles, getting the West Coast team in the early slot.

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    I can understand why people would think this but the Seahawks are 5-0 in their last 3 years with early starts

    All it does is piss em off, gets their back up, as if they need another chip of their shoulder

  33. Call me crazy, but for my money, Id rather watch the the Hawks/Eagles game in primetime, rather then the team that lost its last primetime adventure. NFL doing alot of goofy things as of late.

  34. danny woodson says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:37 pm
    foles > wentz

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    Anyone who truly believes this is a MORON lol.

  35. Would have preferred to keep the game in its original time slot. Long, late flight home for the Packers regardless of the outcome. But money talks.

  36. “one that caused quarterback Aaron Rodgers to publicly complain about the things done by players in the 48 hours prior to the game.” This is not the way I interpreted what Aaron Rodgers said after the loss to the Chargers. This kind of embellished reporting seems to be the norm in today’s world.

  37. The Packers get screwed once again schedule wise. The team will fly out of San Francisco in the early morning hours and won’t get back to Green Bay until around 7 a.m. Monday. That kills Monday and then forces the team to prepare on a short week for a road game in New York at 1 p.m. est Sunday.

    This is great for NBC, the NFL, and NO ONE else. The teams and Packers and Niners fans would have preferred this game stayed on FOX and started at 3:25 p.m. cst.

  38. Here’s my take. Jerry J has the goods and the power over the NFL. Why are all their games at 3:30 when they are in the same time zone as the packers and vikings whose game time is noon? Why are the Cowboys getting all these Sunday night games, and monday night games and other teams nada.
    Obviously they moved this game to make sure everyone gets to see americas team without any competition of viewing options.

  39. It should be the Vikings bye week televised at night on that Sunday. At least it won’t be of us losing to backup QB (Bears) or a third string QB (Chiefs), or a backup rookie QB giving us all we can handle (Redskins).

  40. buckster44 says:
    November 13, 2019 at 8:14 am

    “one that caused quarterback Aaron Rodgers to publicly complain about the things done by players in the 48 hours prior to the game.” This is not the way I interpreted what Aaron Rodgers said after the loss to the Chargers. This kind of embellished reporting seems to be the norm in today’s world.
    ___________

    Yes, it harkens back to the media wringing their collective hands over the great “audible argument” that simmered all summer long between Rodgers and LaFleur.

  41. who all have a mutual man-crush on the second coming of the 1 ring dynasty.
    ***************

    have to admit that this comment made me chuckle, well played sir!

    Oh, and if you don’t think the NFL did this strictly on the basis of TV revenues, you’re crazy. Sea/Phi at 1:00, Dal/NE at 4:30, and SF/GB at 8:30? That’s over 10 hours of prime time games they can sell ads for.

  42. Good — now the whole country can witness the referee favoritism of Green Bay and realize what the rest of the division has to deal with..

  43. Against the 49ers, the Pack needs to run it, run it, and then run it some more. Let Adams and Williams chew up the yrards, dominate time of possession, get a lead, and force Jimmy G to throw. Then when the 49ers D is committed to stopping the run, throw in some play action and take a shot or two down field to seal the deal.

    Pack 24, 49ers 17 with the outcome uncertain until the 2:00 mark.

  44. Wafflestomp says:
    November 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm
    codylaws says:
    November 12, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Packers almost could not come up on top of the Panthers with a backup qb.
    _________________

    You mean the back up that, that took Cam’s job, and that will him playing in a new city next year, The Kyle Allen that had his team at 5-1 heading into GB last Sunday? The Kyle Allen that after that GB game lost the same amount of games as a starter, as Cam Newton this season?

    I guess you could argue that Brett Favre, and Tom Brady were back ups the rest of the regular season too while they were “number 2” on the depth chart and the “starter” was hurt… it eventually became VERY clear that they were going to be the number 1 option moving forward.

  45. madtowndan says:
    November 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    Against the 49ers, the Pack needs to run it, run it, and then run it some more. Let Adams and Williams chew up the yrards, dominate time of possession, get a lead, and force Jimmy G to throw. Then when the 49ers D is committed to stopping the run, throw in some play action and take a shot or two down field to seal the deal.

    Pack 24, 49ers 17 with the outcome uncertain until the 2:00 mark.

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    Wow sounds like a Viking game plan to me, but y’all dont have Cook………lmao

  46. Yeah…we have a running back that scores points instead of gaining yards in garbage time.

    Do you see the difference? Do you see that scoring is more important than yards? Or are you that stupid to think that yards win games?

  47. tokyosandblaster says:
    November 14, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Yeah…we have a running back that scores points instead of gaining yards in garbage time.

    Do you see the difference? Do you see that scoring is more important than yards? Or are you that stupid to think that yards win games?
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    75 yard run against Green Bay was that garbage time? Sunday night against Dallas probably one of the best D lines in the league was that garbage time? Important second down runs on a drive against Detroit to salt the game was that garbage time? It set up the big Diggs catch. Ya know Detroit who the Packers barely beat.

    Or are you just too stupid to think just because Jones has one more TD than Cook he is better? Jones is not as good face it man. The Chef blows him away in every category. Green Bay opponents don’t fear the play action pass AT ALL!

    Aaron Jones is number 13! 13! in the NFL in rushing and is barely top 5 over Matt Breida by 47 yards. Jones has just one run over 20 yards this year ONE! Cook has 7. Cook has 50 rushing first downs while Jones has 33. Jones might not even eclipse a 1,000 yards this year. Our running back is a team player and helps set up our offense to score points so what the difference? He gets yards to help set up scores that’s how the game is played.

    Packers cant win every award every week nor can a Packer win every award every month, your team is NOT entitled nor is your fan base just because you cheer for the Greenies. The nation will see just “How Good” the Packers are Sunday night in prime time. Out of all the play off teams yours is the weakest by far.

  48. tokyosandblasturd says:
    November 12, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    This is gonna be a bloodbath. 9ers will simultaneously expose a bye-rested Pack along with their bribed refs on national TV and deliver an epic beatdown. Game may be over by the 2nd quarter.

    It will be a revealing night for the league and great NFL fans worldwide.

    Sad. And ugly. But necessary.

    -tokyo

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    Maybe the nation will see how great Aaron Jones is or maybe TokyosandBLASTER can suit up for him since he uses “we” all the time in his posts like he is part of the team or something. What if Tokyosandblaster is really A A RON!

  49. Aaron Jones is soft like his team’s defense and his fans.

    Wonder if the refs will favor Aaron or the home California team. Should be interesting.

    Anyone else envision Jabba the Hut when they read this? Somebody is riding the obsession train.

    Someone needs some help.

  50. Aaron Jones is number 13! 13! in the NFL in rushing and is barely top 5 over Matt Breida by 47 yards. Jones has just one run over 20 yards this year ONE! Cook has 7. Cook has 50 rushing first downs
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    Its almost like those teams are run heavy whilenAaron Jones team has a first slot HOF playing QB. Different systems ask different things of skill players.

  51. Football is a team game Shaggyroodle and thats where The Packers have fallen short. They depend on Rodgers to win every game. Last time they won it all, they had a top defense and a superior running game. Packers have neither this year. Look at the Saints, 9ers and Minnesota they can ground and pound. Seattle could if the could not commit turnovers. Ground and pound is great in the play offs keeps guys like Rodgers on the bench and slits the throat of the offense. Even though Packers beat the Vikes in the first meeting, Packers had 11 straight drives with no points. Didnt even get past Minny’s 45 in the second half.

    Cook and Mattison took over, Vikes ran all over GB. Nothing has changed with the Packers D, McCaffey almost scored with seconds left.Packers cant run the ball, the Packers are one a done in the tournament. All of the other teams in the NFC play off picture have superior running games and better defenses. The Packers are one dimensional.

  52. aaronspornstash says:
    November 14, 2019 at 9:03 pm
    The Packers are one dimensional……………
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    …….and in first place in the NFCN.

  53. stellarperformance says:
    November 15, 2019 at 10:18 am
    aaronspornstash says:
    November 14, 2019 at 9:03 pm
    The Packers are one dimensional……………
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    …….and in first place in the NFCN.

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    For now, come talk to us after the 23rd of December. Thats all you have? Just a friendly reminder, there are 6 games left. Enjoy your bye week and good luck with that 4 outta 6 on the road to finish the year. Word of caution dont pencil in wins you dont have yet.

    Signed Charlie Charger

  54. aaronspornstash says:
    November 15, 2019 at 7:14 pm
    For now, come talk to us after the 23rd of December. Thats all you have?

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    What do you mean is that all I have? That’s all I need! The Vikings are trailing the Packers, no? If you have something to spew……you come to me! You’re the proactive troublemaker, I’m just reacting.

  55. All I know is that scoring TDs is more important than yards, and the Packers running backs have accounted for 20 TDs this year for the NFC North leading Green Bay Packers. The Vikings running backs have 13.

    Which isn’t that close.

  56. Minnesota, the only place in the NFL where Kirk Cousins would be preferred over Aaron Rodgers. It’s the off-season all over again because Viking fans really are that dumb.

    I didn’t realize how easy unnecessary fight-picking could be!

  57. Wisconsin Narcissists says:
    November 16, 2019 at 5:36 pm
    The NFL guaranteed there will be no favoritism by the refs to Green Bay only this weekend.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I know! I don’t have to pay-off the referees this week! I guess I got a bye too!

  58. Minnesota, the only place in the NFL where Kirk Cousins would be preferred over Aaron Rodgers.
    ___
    Where is that said in this story? The jones/cook packer comment from your fellow is one above mine.
    Oh nevermind, are you taking a younger Rodgers or this year’s old fading Rodgers and is it just for this year or is it from now on including future seasons?

  59. tokyosandblaster says:
    November 16, 2019 at 2:16 pm
    All I know is that scoring TDs is more important than yards, and the Packers running backs have accounted for 20 TDs this year for the NFC North leading Green Bay Packers. The Vikings running backs have 13.

    Which isn’t that close.

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    I dunno what’s dumber people thinking the world is flat or yours about Jones and Cook. First it was just Cook now its combined running back TDs. Packer fans think just because they are leading the NFC North, they have all the best players just because they play for the Packers. The entitlement of some Cheezers is nauseating.

    You do realize it’s a team sport right? That more goes into scoring a TD than the running back. Look no further than your nemesis the Vikings. They lead the league with 12 TDs off play action and you know why? Defenses are so worried about Cook they bit on the play action, so even if he doesn’t get the TD just the threat of him draws their attention. The same cannot be said about Jones. So I’ll take the dual threat anyday over a back who wouldnt even start in the Vikings backfield.

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