The San Francisco 49ers will be back on primetime in Week 12 as they host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The game was originally set for a 1:25 p.m. PT kickoff, however was flexed to "Sunday Night Football" at 5:20 p.m. PT on NBC.
According to the NFL, flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups on Sunday night and gives teams a chance to play their way onto primetime as the 49ers have done.
The original matchup, featuring the Seattle Seahawks (8-2) and Philadelphia Eagles (5-4), will move to an afternoon kickoff.
As the 49ers head into the toughest stretch of the season, the primetime match will feature two teams near the top of the division battling it out in a game that could potentially have plenty of positional implications down the stretch. Both the 49ers and Packers have a one-game lead in their respective divisions through 10 weeks.
San Francisco's 2019 schedule previously featured three primetime matchups (Week 5 – "Monday Night Football"; Week 9 – "Thursday Night Football"; Week 10 "Monday Night Football"). The 49ers haven't appeared on "Sunday Night Football" since Week 5 of the 2015 season against the New York Giants.
Fans holding tickets for the Week 12 matchup will receive an email update and all tickets will be valid for the new kickoff time. The ticket time will update automatically on all mobile tickets.
In addition to the Nov. 24 matchup, San Francisco's date for the Week 16 divisional contest against the Los Angeles Rams has been set for Sat. Dec. 21 at 5:15 p.m. PT. Week 16 will feature a Saturday triple-header in addition to Sunday's games. All three games will air on NFL Network. Week 16 will also air locally on KNTV-NBC in San Francisco.